Just wait until Nikolai Kulemin gets here. I can't count how many times I've already seen his name spelled "Kulimen" or all manner of other things.
While we're venting our spelling- and grammar-related pet peeves, I'm appalled at the inability of posters on HFboards to use the subjunctive mood. This is what's used to indicate a wish or a state of affairs contrary to fact.
For example, it's not "If Maurice Richard doesn't attack that linesman, he wins the Art Ross that season."
It's "If Maurice Richard hadn't attacked that linesman, he would have won the Art Ross that season."
Why are people phrasing this as a present-tense conditional? This is in the past. Barring a trip in a time machine, there's no way to prevent Maurice Richard from punching that linesman out.
It's not "If Lindros doesn't get all those concussions, he's in the Hall of Fame." He did. It's "If Lindros hadn't gotten all those concussions, he'd be in the Hall of Fame."
It's not "If I'm Alexandre Daigle, I actually apply my talent." You aren't. It's "If I were Alexandre Daigle, I'd actually apply my talent."
It's not "What if McSorley doesn't get called for the illegal stick in the '93 finals?" He did. It's "What if McSorley hadn't been called for the illegal stick in the '93 finals?"
People seem to have picked up this sloppy habit from listening to sportscasters. Stop listening to sportscasters and go listen to your English teacher.
I hate when people try to discuss about the Leafs and try to act like they know what they are talking about but can't even spell their names correctly. It's seriously annoying. So here I go as I put on my Internet flame shield....
It's Alexei Ponikarovsky, not Ponikarovski. You use a ''Y'' at the end, not a ''I''
It's Bryan McCabe, not Brian McCabe. You use a ''Y'' in his first name, not an ''I''.
It's Doug Gilmour, not Doug Gilmore. This isn't Happy Gilmore with Adam Sandler folks, this is Doug Gilmour.
It's Anton Stralman, not Anton Strahman. It'll come around eventually.
It's Tomas Kaberle, not Thomas Kaberle. He's been on the Leafs for like over 10 years and is one of the top defenseman in the NHL. Spell his name right for pete's sake.
It's Jiri Tlusty, not Jiri Tluslty. And yes, he will send you naked pictures of himself through Facebook. I recommended you don't ask.
It's Nik Antropov, not Nik Andropov. Jesus people.
It's Wendel Clark, not Wendel Clarke. Stop adding the ''e'' at the end of his name, this is CLARK we're talking about.
Its Carlo Colaiacovo, not Carlo whateveryoutypeinsteadovo.
That is all. I'm going to head outside now.
And I thought I was insufferably pedantic!
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Just because someone can spell or use proper punctuation does not mean there more knowledgeable then someone who doesn't. Besides if you can make out what there saying what is the big deal? I personally find it quite childish when people argue over spelling, or mock someone for spelling. If You know what the basics of the statements or arguments are why on earth try and poke fun or be mean because they spell something wrong.
I don't really care about spelling. Having said that, it's very tough for me to take anyone seriously that can't spell a player's name correctly. If you don't know how to spell his name, how can I assume that you've watched or read enough to know anything about his game?