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[[Strong Bad]] regularly receives '''[[Strong Bad Email|emails]] with poor grammar and spelling''', which he rarely hesitates to point out.  He even released an entertaining/informational CD on the subject in an Easter egg in [[local news]] called "[[local news#Easter Eggs|Strong Bad's Rhythm 'n' Grammar]]."
 
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While many emails do contain these sort of errors, this list only contains errors that are either famous in their own right or have affected how Strong Bad read the email.
 
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Ironically, Strong Bad himself will sometimes [[Strong Bad's Spelling|make a spelling or grammatical error of similar context]] when typing.
 
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In contrast to the many criticisms of poor spelling and grammar, Strong Bad often receives [[Emails that meet Strong Bad's approval|emails that meet his approval]].
 
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==List of Poorly Written Emails==
 
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These are the list of emails starting from oldest to newest, containing any and all errors.
 
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! Email !! Poor Grammar and Punctuation !! Poor Spelling !! Poor Capitalization
 
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| [[homsar]] || ''None'' || Vinnie C. misspells "Homestar" as "[[Homsar|Ho'''ms'''ar]]" || ''None''
 
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| [[depressio]] || "'''guy ,'''" should be "'''guy.'''" || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[i love you]] || No punctuation mark at end of sentence || [[Fhqwhgads|fhqwhgadshgnsdhjsdbkhsdabkfabkveybvf]] uses [[Internet Slang|internet shorthand]]; uses a gibberish name || No capitalization
 
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| [[trevor the vampire]] || Email ends abruptly || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[i she be]] || Tenuous grasp on English language; lack of punctuation || Misspells "should" as "sh'''e'''" || No capitalization
 
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| [[duck pond]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || No capitalization
 
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| [[the basics]] || "How do you do '''it .'''" should be "How do you do '''it?'''"; unnecessary apostrophe in "trick'''’'''s" || ''None'' || No capitalization
 
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| [[band names]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || No capitalization
 
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| [[stand-up]] || ''None'' || Joe p. uses internet shorthand; misspells "funny" as "fu'''n'''y" and "comedic" as "com'''i'''dic" || No capitalization
 
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| [[tape-leg]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || Strong Bad and other words are not capitalized
 
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| [[spring cleaning]] || Steve writes "crush '''with''' Marzipan" instead of "crush '''on''' Marzipan" || Sue misspells surprised as "s'''up'''rised" || Steve does not capitalize his city and name
 
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| [[cartoon]] || "[[Wikipedia:Mr.|'''m'''r]]" does not have a period at the end of it; the email's greeting does not have a comma at the end of it || Geroge uses internet shorthand; quite possibly misspells his own name as "'''g'''e'''ro'''ge" || No capitalization
 
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| [[little animal]] || Question ends with a period instead of a question mark || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[CGNU]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || "'''d'''ear '''s'''trong '''b'''ad", both "'''i'''"s and "'''t'''hank" is not capitalized
 
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| [[1 step ahead]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || Entire email, except "I," is not capitalized
 
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| [[12:00]] || "Than'''ky'''ou" does not have a space in between || ''None'' || "'''vcr'''" is not capitalized
 
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| [[sugarbob]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || ENTIRE EMAIL CAPITALIZED
 
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| [[weird dream]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || No capitalization
 
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| [[sisters]] || Ali says "My sister and '''me'''" instead of "My sister and '''I'''," and "There '''is''' two of us," not "There '''are''' two of us." The anonymous author of the second email has awful grammar, and Strong Bad believes he/she's "not even literate." || ''None'' || The greeting "'''h'''ello" in the second email is not capitalized
 
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| [[guitar]] || "Wha'''ts'''" does not have an apostrophe, and a comma is missing in the first sentence. || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[invisibility]] || ''None'' || "Invisible" misspelled as "invis'''a'''ble" || No capitalization
 
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| [[little questions]] || Tenuous grasp on English language || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[lures and jigs]] || ''None'' || Misspells "fish" as "fish'''s'''" || ''None''
 
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| [[your friends]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || ENTIRE EMAIL CAPITALIZED
 
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| [[50 emails]] || Mike ends his question with an exclamation mark || Matt misspells "Strong" as "[[Stong Bad|Stong]]" || Matt does not capitalize "'''w'''hat", "'''e'''xample" and his name on his email
 
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| [[website]] || The word "website" is used too often || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[island]] || "A'''n'''" is supposed to be "a" for "desert" || "W'''h'''ere" is supposed to be "were" || ''None''
 
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| [[comic]] || ''None'' || Brittany misspells "appreciate" to "appr'''i'''ciate"; "they" is misspelled as "'''Te'''y" || ''None''
 
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| [[morning routine]] || "Wha'''ts'''" does not have an apostrophe || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[japanese cartoon]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || '''J'''ames' name is not capitalized along with "'''w'''hat"
 
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| [[dragon]] || ''None'' || Kaizer uses internet shorthand || '''K'''aizer's name is not capitalized
 
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| [[huttah!]] || Nobuyoshi types "th'''e'''n" instead of "than"; Holmes types, "DEAR STRONG BAD'''!'''" and "WHERE THE HECK IS YO'''U''' SHIRT???" || ''None'' || Nobuyoshi does not capitalize any "'''i'''"s and the beginning of the sentences; HOLMES' ENTIRE EMAIL IS CAPITALIZED (except "California"); '''d'''erek does not capitalize (except "Dear '''s'''trong '''b'''ad", the last two words blocked by the shred of paper)
 
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| [[fingers]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || Aaron's email has no capitalization; FRANKDOG'S ENTIRE EMAIL IS CAPITALIZED
 
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| [[english paper]] || ''None'' || Kyle Smith misspells "English" as "Engli'''l'''sh" || ''None''
 
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| [[unused emails]] || The first and second anonymous sender's emails make no sense; Evan, Andrew and Stephanie all have tenuous grasps on the English language; Stephanie does not put punctuations in her sentences; Andrew uses the word "crap" too often; The third anonymous sender's comma in "dear''',''' Strong Bad" is in the wrong place || The third anonymous sender misspells "enjoy reading" as "en'''l'''oy rea'''s'''ing"; Andrew misspells Homestar Runner's name to "h'''a'''mest'''urr'''unner" || EVAN'S ENTIRE EMAIL IS CAPITALIZED; the second anonymous sender does not capitalize his/her question; Stephanie's email is not capitalized
 
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| [[the show]] || ''None'' || Tori misspells "tournament" as "to'''un'''ament" || '''H'''omestar is not capitalized
 
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| [[personal favorites]] || HockeymanJ05 has no comma after "e-mails" and uses a period instead of a question mark. Pred types "a'''re'''" instead of "a", and "I'''’m'''" instead of "I". Zebbadee's second "d'''o'''" should be "did". || Pred uses internet shorthand "'''u r'''". || ''None''
 
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| [[privileges]] || Question ends with a period instead of a question mark || Crazyclemens misspells "privileges" as "priv'''a'''leges" || No capitalization (except for "Dear")
 
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| [[sibbie]] || Question says "'''your''' are" instead of "you are" and says that Strong Bad is the most "awesome'''st'''" thing ever || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[anything]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || "'''h'''i", "'''h'''ave" and "'''b'''ye" are not capitalized
 
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| [[the process]] || The question was "How long does '''it to''' answer an e-mail?" || "process" is spelled "pro'''s'''ess" || ''None''
 
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| [[couch patch]] || ''None'' || "Behind" is misspelled as "behi'''e'''nd"; "from" is misspelled as "f'''or'''m" || No capitalization
 
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| [[local news]] || Email types "its'''’'''" instead of "its", causing Strong Bad to sing one of his Rhythm 'n' Grammar songs || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[kind of cool]] || ''None'' || "Thinki'''n'''" and "wonderi'''n'''" are missing their G's || '''S'''trong '''B'''ad is not capitalized
 
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| [[different town]] || "'''I just''' wondering" is missing "was" || "Sincerely" is misspelled as "sincer'''le'''y" || ''None''
 
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| [[car]] || "Do you '''H'''ave a '''car If''' you do what '''K'''ind of car is '''it.'''" is supposed to end with a question mark along with the second sentence || ''None'' || Use of random capitalization
 
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| [[lunch special]] || ''None'' || "Lun'''cc'''h" is misspelled with a second c; "sincerely" is misspelled as "since'''rl'''y" || ''None''
 
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| [[theme park]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || The sentences do not have capitals in the beginning
 
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| [[dangeresque 3]] || ''None'' || "Coming" is misspelled as "com'''e'''ing" || No capitalization
 
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| [[cheatday]] || "Mike Control" omits a question mark at the end of the sentence. Ryan's email has no punctuation (except for the question mark), Bridget writes "your" as "you'''’re'''", and the second annonymous email has no punctuation. || Ryan misspells "better" as "be'''t'''er" || "Mike Control's" second sentence is not capitalized (except Cheat). None of the three emails The Cheat answers have any capitalization.
 
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| [[crying]] || There are two greetings in the email which Strong Bad points out; there's no punctuation before "I was wondering" || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[for kids]] || The opening sentence should end in a period, but Allison puts a question mark at the end. Also, Strong Bad points out the unnecessary comma in "would love you''',''' and your awesomeness". || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[other days]] || Janus has a tenuous grasp on the English language || ''None'' || Brian has no capitalization in his email (except for "CA")
 
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| [[old comics]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || No capitalization (except for "SB" and "NY")
 
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| [[pizzaz|pizza'''z''']] || The valediction does not have any punctuation and makes little sense || "pizza'''z'''" is misspelled and carried out through the whole email by Strong Bad. || The ending of the email is not capitalized
 
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| [[time capsule]] || Sam uses a period at the end of last sentence instead of a question mark || Misspells "you’re" as "you’'''rr'''e" || No captalization (except "S'''TRONG'''" and "X0")
 
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| [[montage]] || ''None'' || "Create" is misspelled as "crea'''t'''" || ''None''
 
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| [[animal]] || The question, "What would you '''like as if you were''' your own made up '''animal'''" needs to be rewritten; the question does not have a question mark in the end || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[dreamail]] || "'''Another''' words" is supposed to be "In other words" || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[origins]] || "I have recently been wondering" is supposed to be "I’ve (or "I have") been recently wondering" || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[long pants]] || The email uses the word "pants" too much; the email gets off-topic || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[rampage]] || There is an unecessary comma after Peter's name || "Dear" is misspelled as "D'''er'''"; "I think'''s'''" is supposed to be "I think" || ''None''
 
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| [[garage sale]] || ''None'' || "Da" is supposed to be "the" || No capitalization (except the I's)
 
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| [[modeling]] || ''None'' || There is an extra "u" in "tr'''uu'''ly" || "'''d'''ear" and "'''i'''" not capitalized, types "S'''TRONG''' B'''AD!!!!!'''" instead of "Strong Bad,".
 
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| [[record book]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || No capitalization
 
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| [[lady...ing]] || Types a period instead of a question mark after question. || ''None'' || "Friends" and "Ever" are unnecessarily capitalized.
 
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| [[geddup noise]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || Marc Baroni's name is not capitalized
 
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| [[bedtime story]] || "Good Night" is supposed to have a comma in the end, not a period || "lately" is misspelled as "lat'''le'''y" || ''None''
 
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| [[secret identity]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || Chris uses random capitalization
 
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| [[disconnected]] || "...'''were''' your body '''is or your head'''," is supposed to be "'''where''' your body '''was'''," || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[candy product]] || No Comma after the greeting.  The email overuses ellipses, a comma missing after "chick-magnet", and "do'''nt'''" and "tha'''ts'''" are missing apostrophes || "someone" is misspelled as "so'''mo'''ne", "homestarru'''nnn'''er has three N's. || "'''h'''omesta'''rr'''u'''nnn'''er" should be "Homestar Runner"
 
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| [[senior prom]] || "...'''did''' you ever '''have''' a senior prom," is supposed to be "if you ever had a senior prom" || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[redesign]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || No capitalization
 
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| [[trading cards]] || ''None'' || The subject reads, "Trading [[Stong Bad|Stong]]-gum" || ''None''
 
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| [[retirement]] || Josh lacks punctuation in his email || Josh misspells "sincerely" as "since'''rl'''y" || Josh has no capitalization
 
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| [[coloring]] || There are question marks after the ellipsis || "Ridiculous" is misspelled as "r'''e'''diculous"; "tha'''ts'''" does not have an apostrophe || ''None''
 
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| [[4 branches]] || the email lacks two commas: one after "Hey Strong Bad" and another after "'''ur''' biggest fan" || Spanky uses internet shorthand || "'''e'''lgrondo" is supposed to be capitalized
 
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| [[the chair]] || ''None'' || "Does'''nt'''" is missing an apostrophe; "truly" is misspelled as "tru'''e'''ly" || ''None''
 
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| [[strong badathlon]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || "'''B'''ad", "'''I’ve'''", "'''T'''he '''C'''heat" and "'''H'''omestar" are all not capitalized
 
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| [[the movies]] || There is an unnecessary period at the end of "TN" || ''None'' || "'''h'''as" is not capitalized
 
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| [[rough copy]] || Malinko says "I hope '''you''' interested" || Misspells "problems" as "pro'''m'''blems" || Unnecessarily capitalizes "'''D'''raw", forgets to capitalize "'''I'''" and "'''T'''he '''C'''heat" several times
 
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| [[more armies]] || Paul uses a period instead of a question mark, "Mr" has no period following it. He also uses "that" instead of "who." || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[mini-golf]] || The phrase "miniature golf course" is used too often. || "N'''oo'''ne" is spelled as one word. || ''None''
 
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| [[pizza joint]] || Daphne types "'''me''' and '''my girls'''" instead of "'''my girls''' and '''I'''" || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[web comics]] || Gunkiller types "'''Me''' and '''some of my friends'''" instead of "'''Some of my friends''' and '''I'''" and has no punctuation after "Thanks a lot". || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[business trip]] || ''None'' || Roxy misspells "sbemail" as "s'''bm'''ail." || "'''t'''hink about it" is missing capitalization.
 
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| [[yes, wrestling]] || Gardenboy types a period in place of a comma and in place of a question mark. There's also no punctuation after his name or "Bfn." || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[nightlife]] || Somekindaguy ends his first sentence with a question mark in place of a period. || "Mr." is misspelled as "'''mr'''". || "'''m'''r" should be capitalized.
 
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| [[fan club]] || David uses two apostrophes in the word "it'''’’'''s" which shouldn't have any, and uses the word "who'''se'''" when he should have used the word "who’s". || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[pet show]] || The email's greeting does not have a comma at the end of it. || The term "Haihai" is written in [[Wikipedia:lolcat|lolspeak]]. || ''None''
 
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| [[licensed]] || No commas where needed. || Pimple is misspelled as Pilmple. || Did not capitalize "'''t'''he Cheat", "'''s'''trong Bad" and "'''r'''eceiving".
 
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| [[shapeshifter]] || Paxton Westergard did not separate his name and the town where he is from by using either a line break or a comma. || "What" is misspelled as "w'''ah'''t". || ''None''
 
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| [[SBCG4AP Advertisement]] || "To" should be in the phrase "You '''need make'''". || "Best" is misspelled as "b'''r'''st". || ''None''
 
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| [[specially marked]] || ''None'' || Misspells "cereal" as "cer'''i'''al". || ''None''
 
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| [[love poems]] || There are unnecessary square brackets around the word "Bad", and "my words which I speak" is unusually phrased (though probably intended for comic effect). || The words "absotively" (a portmanteau of "absolutely" and "positively") and "blunderous" are not generally regarded as correct English (though again, this may have been intended for comic effect).  || ''None''
 
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| [[hiding]] || The first sentence omits a question mark. There are three cases for the second sentence: "'''you right.'''" is missing a comma and a question mark, the sentence ends with an unnecessary "right", or there is a word missing at the end of the sentence. || "N'''oo'''ne" is spelled as one word. || ''None''
 
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| [[your edge]] || ''None'' || Misspells "shenanigans" as "she'''nn'''anigans", and "haven’t" as "h'''e'''ven’t".  || ''None''
 
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| [[magic trick]] || Uses the singular article "a" in "Here are '''a''' tips", and the preposition "to" rather than "for".|| Misspells "Here" as "He'''r'''". || Fails to capitalize "'''s'''weden" and "'''h'''omestar '''r'''unner".
 
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| [[being mean]] || Types a period instead of a question mark after question || ''None'' || ''None''
 
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| [[email thunder]] || The sentence in the body is a run-on || Misspells "us" as "us'''e'''" || ''None''
 
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| [[imaginary]] || ''None'' || ''None'' || "'''M'''y" should be capitalized.
 
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| [[dictionary]] || Describes Strong Bad as the '''"superest"''', '''"awesomest"''' guy ever || Spells "fo'''r'''" as "fo" || ''None''
 
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==Other Poorly Written Emails==
 
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This is the list for bonus emails in the [[strongbad_email.exe]] extras.
 
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! Email<!-- Please add new errors in the order of the email it was in! --> !! Poor Grammar and Punctuation !! Poor Spelling !! Poor Capitalization
 
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| [[E-mail Birds]] || Bettina's email is missing punctuation; Jeffrey uses the word "dork" too often; Naomi has a tenuous grasp on the English language || None || Bettina's email has no capitalization
 
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| [[Videro Games]] || There are two cases for the first sentence: "What is your opinion of the effects "'''of in'''" video games on children?" has an unnecessary "in", or it is missing a word between "of" and "in". || None || None
 
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== Emails that spell Strong Bad/Strong Badia as one word ==
 
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Strong Bad and [[Strong Badia]] are often misspelled as one word. This usually goes unnoticed by Strong Bad, and has recently been happening more so than usual.
 
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<autocolumn cols="3" width="30%">
 
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*[[halloweener]]
 
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*[[sugarbob]]
 
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*One from [[fingers]]
 
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*One from [[2 emails]]
 
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*[[privileges]]
 
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*[[pom pom]]
 
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*[[crying]]
 
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*[[part-time job]]
 
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*[[dreamail]]
 
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**Written as "StrongBad".
 
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*[[long pants]]
 
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*[[do over]]
 
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*[[boring (really)]]
 
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*[[space program]]
 
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*[[secret identity]]
 
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*[[myths & legends]]
 
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**Spells "Strong Badia" correctly.
 
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*[[candy product]]
 
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*[[keep cool]]
 
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*[[trading cards]]
 
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*[[what I want]]
 
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*[[looking old]]
 
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*[[unnatural]]
 
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**Spells "Strong Badia" correctly.
 
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*[[rough copy]]
 
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*[[more armies]]
 
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**Spells "Strong Badia" correctly in the subject line, but incorrectly in the body of the email.
 
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*[[the paper]]
 
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*[[mini-golf]]
 
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*[[hygiene]]
 
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*[[pizza joint]]
 
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**Spells the name "Strong Bad" correctly.
 
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*[[nightlife]]
 
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*[[shapeshifter]]
 
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*[[specially marked]]
 
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*[[your edge]]
 
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*[[magic trick]]
 
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**Written as "Srongbad".
 
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==See Also==
 
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*[[Strong Bad's Spelling]]
 
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{{StrongBadEmailInfo}}
 
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[[Category:Strong Bad Email running gags]]
 
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[[Category:Lists]]
 
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[[Category:Strong Bad Email]]
 
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[[Category:Spelling and Grammar]]
 

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