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The same error message is shown if a user (without sufficient rep) tries to add one tag or several:

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    time can be better spent – Ian Elliott Jul 25 '09 at 22:45
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    Yes it's minor, but the sites will be (very slightly) more humane (especially for new users). – sblair Jul 25 '09 at 22:51
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    Hope you like the tumble weed badge. – Brad Gilbert Jul 26 '09 at 3:22
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    I'll vote this up when I get more rep. Getting singular/plural right is a signifier of quality. – user134242 Aug 20 '09 at 11:48
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    Jeff spends time fixing extremely minor errors like this meta.stackexchange.com/questions/10248/… but claims that shoddy English is not important enough to fix? I is very disappointed. – Graeme Perrow Sep 28 '09 at 14:53
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    Oh is you than? – random Sep 28 '09 at 15:01
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    I hope one day these bug fixed. What about our non-english speaking user – Alex Angas Sep 28 '09 at 15:49
  • @AlexAngas: by putting on the site things that piss off English teachers, we provide non-native speakers examples to imitate should they desire to blend into American society. – WGroleau Apr 29 '18 at 21:40
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http://twitter.com/codinghorror/status/1165936105

Dear Next Person Who Opens a Pluralization 'Bug', I will personally come to your house and bludgeon you to death with a giant S

But not you. I like you. You're nice.

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    GET SOME youtube.com/watch?v=S06nIz4scvI – Jarrod Dixon Aug 20 '09 at 4:32
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    More bold! I can still read it! – Ladybug Killer Aug 20 '09 at 6:55
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    1 users don't like this approach, while 3 does. – Robert Munteanu Aug 20 '09 at 8:02
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    How about punctuation errors? There should be a dot after the last "S"... :-) – Wim ten Brink Sep 7 '09 at 8:59
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    These are the days when people hate it that comments cannot be downvoted... ;-) – Wim ten Brink Sep 7 '09 at 12:23
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    There's a reason people keep opening these "bugs"... – Kip Sep 28 '09 at 15:19
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    it's because they secretly hate themselves! – Jeff Atwood Sep 28 '09 at 22:34
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    cool, a way to meet Jeff in person. – Hogan Jan 10 '10 at 21:33
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    There should be a "here comes an 's'" apostrophe before the 's'. – Dennis Williamson Jun 25 '10 at 15:02
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    Jeff, why do you resist our attempts to trick you into becoming a better writer? I mean, we fell for your tricks, after all: codinghorror.com/blog/2011/02/how-to-write-without-writing.html ;) – John Apr 29 '11 at 23:18
  • @JeffAtwood Sorry, I just opened another bug, meta.stackexchange.com/q/125711/155190 – Benny Mar 15 '12 at 8:05
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    No thanks, I'd prefer you bludgeon me with a 'more different S'. And a top mark on a long V. – Richard J. Ross III Aug 16 '12 at 20:11
  • And now, thanks to this answer, I will forewer be hunted by an image of Jeff pursuing is victim to hit him on the forehead with a small silverware "S" like in the "The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon" trailer.... – SPArcheon Jan 16 '13 at 14:27
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    One good thing is that Stack Overflow doesn't ask for the user's address, and if it does, one could simply give it a P.O. box and he would bring the whole post office down... – user215114 Jul 26 '13 at 19:20
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    A giant S. to kill a small bug? lol – super May 11 '14 at 11:52

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