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Shibboleths

Poll #383269 shibboleth

I know the difference between / can properly use both/all of:

its / it's
0(0.0%)
discrete / discreet
0(0.0%)
effect / affect (verb)
0(0.0%)
effect / affect (noun) -- or at least know which way the much-more-common noun is spelled
0(0.0%)
i.e. / e.g.
0(0.0%)
there / they're / their
0(0.0%)
your / you're
0(0.0%)

I know that the correct spelling is:

I can definitely make it tonight.
43(95.6%)
I can definately make it tonight.
2(4.4%)
uh... not sure.
0(0.0%)

and here:

Mary and I went to the cinema yesterday
31(68.9%)
Mary and me went to the cinema yesterday
0(0.0%)
I and Mary went to the cinema yesterday
0(0.0%)
Me and Mary went to the cinema yesterday
0(0.0%)
(a) and (b)
1(2.2%)
(a) and (c)
8(17.8%)
(b) and (d)
0(0.0%)
(c) and (d)
0(0.0%)
All of the above
0(0.0%)
Some other answer
4(8.9%)
Not sure
1(2.2%)

and here:

Do you want to go ice-skating with John and I?
4(8.9%)
Do you want to go ice-skating with John and me?
19(42.2%)
Do you want to go ice-skating with I and John?
0(0.0%)
Do you want to go ice-skating with me and John?
3(6.7%)
(a) and (b)
1(2.2%)
(a) and (c)
0(0.0%)
(b) and (c)
0(0.0%)
(b) and (d)
16(35.6%)
All of the above
0(0.0%)
Some other answer
1(2.2%)
I'm not sure
1(2.2%)

Tickybox?

Tickybox!
24(58.5%)
You seem awfully pedantic.
0(0.0%)
I reject the notion of "one correct way", you stinking prescriptivist!
3(7.3%)
Your grammatical shibboleths are meaningless to me in my daily speech among friends.
1(2.4%)
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