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This user can spell right, btu nt muhc els.
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This user thinks that the Big Bang explains the origin of the Universe.
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This user believes that "Magic man done it" isn't science.
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I'm an IT worker for the great State of California, though my college degrees are in political science, such as they are. I've been abroad a bit, but am a lifelong California resident. I love me some old DOS games. I drink lots of coffee and tea during the week, and stronger stuff on the weekend.

I've been a D&D player and a member of the Society for Creative AnacrhonismWikipedia's W.svg. I brew my own beer, mead, and cider, and keep a keg of homebrew on tap in the kitchen.

I'm a stickler for grammar and for using the right damned words in sentences.

4 != for

Know your there, their, and they're, everyone! Don't ask me to "except" your application, and for Pete's sake learn how to use apostrophes!

It astonishes me that native speakers so often don't know (or maybe just don't care) how and where to use g--d--- apostrophes. Of all the crazy stuff in our mixed-up language—goofy spellings, grammar rules full of exceptions, etc.—the rules for using apostrophes in English are actually simple and regular. There's more to it than this, but basically: use an apostrophe to make something possessive; never use it to make something plural.