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Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« on: May 14, 2008, 10:45:28 AM »

Since we have a dream thread, this one has been getting on my nerves:

Reoccuring.  Not a word.  The correct word is "Recurring."


While we're at it:

Conversating.  Not word.  You want, "Conversing."

Irregardless.  That's redundant.  You're pretty much saying, "Regardful," which is also not a word.  The correct word is, "Regardless."


Anything else you'd like to add?
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008, 11:28:30 AM »

thru...

This is not a word.  I realize many people who need directions as to where they should drive
in order to pick up their buger and fries might not realize it, but the proper spelling involves a
number of seemingly extraneous letters.  The proper spelling is T-H-R-O-U-G-H.

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008, 11:37:58 AM »

Irregardless is wrong, but still pretty controversial.  It has it's own Wiki entry:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irregardless

I think "u" and "ur" should be banished from all text.  If you can't be bothered to put two extra letters, you probably shouldn't spend the time typing anything at all.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008, 11:47:15 AM »

[devil's advocate]
In the context of txtmsgs, where brevity is at a premium, some allowance might be made.
Consider that, full-but-tiny keyboards notwithstanding, even the simple act of typing the
message can be a nuisance, and the number of characters is fixed, and there is often a
monetary charge for sending in two messages something that could have been compressed
into one.  Yes, it's a blight on the state of the written language, but as long as it stays in
its own specific place text-message shorthand may be acceptable. [/devil's advocate]

liek...

It's just as long as the properly-spelled word.  This is not acceptable.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008, 12:29:40 PM »




Conversating.  Not word.  You want, "Conversing."




I have never heard anyone say this.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008, 01:00:47 PM »

Alot is two words. A lot.

This drove my fourth grade teacher batty. If you did this, he'd circle it in red pen and spiral it out over your whole sheet of paper. That might sound mean, but he was awesome, so it came across as more of a pet peeve.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008, 01:12:23 PM »

I could care less about this thread...

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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 01:49:48 PM »

I could care less abot this thread...

I would of to before I red urpost. 
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008, 01:53:41 PM »

I could care less abot this thread...

I would of to before I red urpost. 

LOL Boiz stoppit
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2008, 01:56:45 PM »

Tonite.

My boyfriend does this to save space and time, he says.  In my opinion, that one letter's difference isn't worth looking ignorant.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2008, 02:00:28 PM »

Thru can work, as a modifier for street, if you are talking about whether or not a street is designed to be navigate through a neighborhood.


Should of is the most disappointing word usage error I have ever witnessed.

I don't think netspeak acronyms are ever excused by a need or desire for brevity.
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2008, 02:29:01 PM »

well, i don't know about all the rest, but reoccuring is a word, because i've used it. and embiggens is a word, because i saw it on the television, and television would never lie to me.



i see some people talking, but all i read is fapfapfapfapfap.
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2008, 02:33:48 PM »

Fapfapfapfapfap is, most definitely, not a word.
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2008, 02:39:43 PM »

especially if people are fapping over it. xD



AND IT'S A WORD. I SWEAR IT IS. the urban dickshunari told me so.

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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2008, 03:11:38 PM »

Should of is the most disappointing word usage error I have ever witnessed.


Agreed.  It is also disappointing to read things like "It up set her everytime he came over."  This relatively new tendency to combine two words into one and to separate a single word into two is quite puzzling. 

A pet peeve:  He was suppose to meet me at the library.  Really, now, just add one little extra letter and everything's cool.

Alot is two words. A lot.

This drove my fourth grade teacher batty. If you did this, he'd circle it in red pen and spiral it out over your whole sheet of paper. That might sound mean, but he was awesome, so it came across as more of a pet peeve.

Someone sent me a poem recently to read and requested an opinion.  This person wrote "alot" twice in the coverletter (there's another one!) so I pitched the poem.  Sorry, but that was exactly the wrong way to make a good impression.


Irregardless

You never know about this one.  One day I was listening carefully to a lecture by my Oxford-educated professor, who was always so precise and correct in his speech, when suddenly, out of nowhere (or the trailerpark (~snerk~) or the playground) but out of his mouth came the dreaded and completely unexpected "irregardless".  It rang out and echoed like the apocalypse, mouths hung open in every row from the front to the far back of the auditorium, and yet this - - this scholar - - simply continued on with his lecture, as if nothing at all had happened.


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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2008, 03:13:13 PM »

Conversating.  Not word.  You want, "Conversing."
You know, kids, most words have a base that can be used to form different parts of speech.
For example, the verb to converse gives us a noun, conversation,
and adjectives, conversant and conversational (among other variations).

Please take note:
fellowship - NOT a verb!
conference - NOT a verb.  If you wish, you may "confer" with someone.

reverend - an adjective.  If you wish to describe your pastor, Reverend Mr./Mrs./Ms...[name] or, if
applicable, Reverend Doctor.  I realize this one is a lost cause, but if religion can't be held to an
unattainable ideal, what can?
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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2008, 03:30:43 PM »

Quote from: devery
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Irregardless

You never know about this one.  One day I was listening carefully to a lecture by my Oxford-educated professor, who was always so precise and correct in his speech, when suddenly, out of nowhere (or the trailerpark (~snerk~) or the playground) but out of his mouth came the dreaded and completely unexpected "irregardless".  It rang out and echoed like the apocalypse, mouths hung open in every row from the front to the far back of the auditorium, and yet this - - this scholar - - simply continued on with his lecture, as if nothing at all had happened.

and that is why this thread is fapping. a person can be much more intelligent than you, and use a word you dislike.
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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2008, 03:44:05 PM »

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Irregardless

You never know about this one.  One day I was listening carefully to a lecture by my Oxford-educated professor, who was always so precise and correct in his speech, when suddenly, out of nowhere (or the trailerpark (~snerk~) or the playground) but out of his mouth came the dreaded and completely unexpected "irregardless".  It rang out and echoed like the apocalypse, mouths hung open in every row from the front to the far back of the auditorium, and yet this - - this scholar - - simply continued on with his lecture, as if nothing at all had happened.

and that is why this thread is fapping. a person can be much more intelligent than you, and use a word you dislike.

Actually, irregardless doesn't really bother me at all.  And, depending on the person and context, I sometimes like "me and my girl took it to the back seat" (but never backseat) and "I wonder who's kissing her now? - aww, that little ? can just be the cutest little thing.
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2008, 04:00:24 PM »

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Irregardless

You never know about this one.  One day I was listening carefully to a lecture by my Oxford-educated professor, who was always so precise and correct in his speech, when suddenly, out of nowhere (or the trailerpark (~snerk~) or the playground) but out of his mouth came the dreaded and completely unexpected "irregardless".  It rang out and echoed like the apocalypse, mouths hung open in every row from the front to the far back of the auditorium, and yet this - - this scholar - - simply continued on with his lecture, as if nothing at all had happened.

and that is why this thread is fapping. a person can be much more intelligent than you, and use a word you dislike.

Actually, irregardless doesn't really bother me at all.  And, depending on the person and context, I sometimes like "me and my girl took it to the back seat" (but never backseat) and "I wonder who's kissing her now? - aww, that little ? can just be the cutest little thing.

actually, i was more so talking about everybody else who is physically sick by the usage of the word. it's funny.
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2008, 07:52:05 PM »

"It up set her everytime he came over."

A pet peeve:  He was suppose to meet me at the library.


This happens so much that I find myself double-checking to see if I might be wrong on a compound word or hyphenate. I tend to be correct, but the plague is disorienting.

"Suppose to". Hmm. That seems to indicate one of two things. It could be a misunderstanding of the meanings of the words from which one has to choose, or it might just be lazy, phonetics in a world of slurred speech. It is probably the latter. That is why it is important to read bookss. Reading internet posts and unedited blogs just reinforces the confusion. This is one of the reasons I don't find it so petty to critique the deterioration of language we are witnessing these days. Bitchy as it may seem, the corrections do some people a favor. Maybe someone gets a job that wouldn't have, had they not seen a word corrected on some random forum.

As Caddy has said, a person might be very smart and still use improper English. I see that as another reason to correct. Why allow a generation to lose their intelligent people to the gross deterioration of language?
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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2008, 08:44:37 PM »

I'm finding that my typed grammar is deteriorating as I type more and more (particularly these last few weeks).  I also tend to make up a lot of words, especially nonexistent compounds. 

I'd like to think the reason for the first problem is because I think faster than I type so I'm always rushing my typing a bit in order to get the thought out. As for the second problem -- I say that's poetic license.  *grin*
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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2008, 08:53:55 PM »

Okay ya'll. 
This is a little sample of my 13-year old cousins profile on myspace :
(in her defense, she is a really intelligent girl but this is aparently how "the kids" talk on the myspace)

»_x HEy WhASSUP iTS yA GiRl mAuReEN (A.k.A) NaNa.. C0MiN STRAiGHT 0UT dA 216. iM 13 yEARS 0lD. i aM tAKIn RiTE NOw. &&Nd IIm n loVE sO If u TRynA hoLLA i Aint avAilABLe.. yEAH S00 iM PRETTY EASy T0 GET Al0NG WiT. iM CRAZY AS HEll TH0UGH. l0lZ. iM 50%ITALIAN (whiTe) nnD 50% black bUt IIluv Da lations lol i rep ALL dA Way lol . iM iN l0VE WiT Lil waYne. i lUv maH GURlzz &&nd nikkas(ashley,sirena,karrie,man-man,smoothie miix,etc.).[] i lIKE T0 CHiLL WiT MAH FRiENDS. i G0 T0 DENiS0N. [lAME.] BUh yUH kN0....G0TTA GET MAH EdUMACATi0N. l0lZ. i AlWAYS BE TlKiN 0N dA Ph0NE. i hATE PPl Wh0 THiNK THEY RAW. liKE REAllY iF All yUH G0NNA d0 iS TlK SHiT..d0NT EVEN TlK...yUH MAkE yASElF l00K BAd. B0yS Wh0 THiNK THEY CAN d0 WHTEVER THEy WANT WiT DiSZ CHiK..NEEdAH B0UNCE. i AiNT F0R iT. s0 nEwayS im OUTT but YAll HIt ME uP....... -♥YA GURL MAUREEN (A.k.A) NaNa
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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2008, 08:55:58 PM »

oh, did i mention i live in cleveland?
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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2008, 09:50:11 PM »

»_x HEy WhASSUP iTS yA GiRl mAuReEN (A.k.A) NaNa.. C0MiN STRAiGHT 0UT dA 216. iM 13 yEARS 0lD. i aM tAKIn RiTE NOw. &&Nd IIm n loVE sO If u TRynA hoLLA i Aint avAilABLe.. yEAH S00 iM PRETTY EASy T0 GET Al0NG WiT. iM CRAZY AS HEll TH0UGH. l0lZ. iM 50%ITALIAN (whiTe) nnD 50% black bUt IIluv Da lations lol i rep ALL dA Way lol . iM iN l0VE WiT Lil waYne. i lUv maH GURlzz &&nd nikkas(ashley,sirena,karrie,man-man,smoothie miix,etc.).[] i lIKE T0 CHiLL WiT MAH FRiENDS. i G0 T0 DENiS0N. [lAME.] BUh yUH kN0....G0TTA GET MAH EdUMACATi0N. l0lZ. i AlWAYS BE TlKiN 0N dA Ph0NE. i hATE PPl Wh0 THiNK THEY RAW. liKE REAllY iF All yUH G0NNA d0 iS TlK SHiT..d0NT EVEN TlK...yUH MAkE yASElF l00K BAd. B0yS Wh0 THiNK THEY CAN d0 WHTEVER THEy WANT WiT DiSZ CHiK..NEEdAH B0UNCE. i AiNT F0R iT. s0 nEwayS im OUTT but YAll HIt ME uP....... -♥YA GURL MAUREEN (A.k.A) NaNa

Please tell me she can speak like she has the brain you say she does.
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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2008, 10:31:24 PM »

oh yeah, she can turn the ghetto off if need be.  it's her environment.  i grew up the same way, if you talk the "right way" you are made fun of and called a nerd. People will think you are stuck-up.
She's a straight-A student actually.

i'm the same way.   I can sound like somewhat  of an educated person but in a moment change the way I talk.  Especially when I'm pissed off.

My pappy was from west virgina.  He had no teeth, tattoos all over, and sounded like a banjo with his thick accent. He didnt make it past fourth grade and his grammer was definitely off that charts in the "no-no" zone.

But he was one of the smartest men I've ever known. 
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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2008, 10:35:32 PM »

... his grammer was definitely off that charts in the "no-no" zone.
How was his spelling?  ;)
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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2008, 10:40:50 PM »

heighth is not a word.



The noun form of broad is breadth, the noun form of long is length, and the noun form of wide is width.

Because of this, some people follow the pattern and say heighth, with a th at the end of the word high. That is not standard English. The correct form is height.

Notice the vowel change with an ei. It is not ie because it does not make the long e sound.


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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2008, 10:41:19 PM »

... his grammer was definitely off that charts in the "no-no" zone.
How was his spelling?  ;)

His knowledge and life experience he passed onto me far outweighs of that trivial stuff...

and I never said I was smart or a good speller , I am just good at pretending to be.  Hollaaaaaaa!
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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2008, 11:44:40 PM »

"It up set her everytime he came over."

A pet peeve:  He was suppose to meet me at the library.

As Caddy has said, a person might be very smart and still use improper English. I see that as another reason to correct. Why allow a generation to lose their intelligent people to the gross deterioration of language?

you see it as a reason to correct, but i see it as a reason to say, "seee? words are really just semantics, and it's the meaning behind them that counts, not the spelling." it seems like these days people get so caught up in the words, they forget to see the bigger picture, lose focus, and then lose the meaning behind the what a person was trying to communicate.

really, i just can't see this happening. a person is deeply in the middle of discussing something very important to them with a friend, and ends up using the word "irregardless". would you actually stop the conversation to fix a word, and make them feel stupid? and therefore ruin their moment? i have stopped having serious conversations with people who get tripped up over some of the words i use, because it lets me know how shallow their thinking goes.
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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2008, 09:59:11 PM »

»_x HEy WhASSUP iTS yA GiRl mAuReEN (A.k.A) NaNa.. C0MiN STRAiGHT 0UT dA 216. iM 13 yEARS 0lD. i aM tAKIn RiTE NOw. &&Nd IIm n loVE sO If u TRynA hoLLA i Aint avAilABLe.. yEAH S00 iM PRETTY EASy T0 GET Al0NG WiT. iM CRAZY AS HEll TH0UGH. l0lZ. iM 50%ITALIAN (whiTe) nnD 50% black bUt IIluv Da lations lol i rep ALL dA Way lol . iM iN l0VE WiT Lil waYne. i lUv maH GURlzz &&nd nikkas(ashley,sirena,karrie,man-man,smoothie miix,etc.).[] i lIKE T0 CHiLL WiT MAH FRiENDS. i G0 T0 DENiS0N. [lAME.] BUh yUH kN0....G0TTA GET MAH EdUMACATi0N. l0lZ. i AlWAYS BE TlKiN 0N dA Ph0NE. i hATE PPl Wh0 THiNK THEY RAW. liKE REAllY iF All yUH G0NNA d0 iS TlK SHiT..d0NT EVEN TlK...yUH MAkE yASElF l00K BAd. B0yS Wh0 THiNK THEY CAN d0 WHTEVER THEy WANT WiT DiSZ CHiK..NEEdAH B0UNCE. i AiNT F0R iT. s0 nEwayS im OUTT but YAll HIt ME uP....... -♥YA GURL MAUREEN (A.k.A) NaNa

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« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2008, 10:25:55 PM »

I mean, I'm not the grammar police, and I believe it was Drizz (come back!) who threatened to send someone after me when I said that grammar didn't matter, really, on a format such as this.

I would argue though that words do matter.  Saying that words are just semantics -- semantics, at least in linguistics, are the meanings of words.  So words are just the meanings of words?  That doesn't make sense. 

Here, we are all assuming that everyone is intelligent and although they might say something a certain way that's because they choose to say it that way for one reason or another, and not necessarily because they think that way.  I certainly hope that RatsRGods' cousin doesn't think like that, because that is scary.  But language, on another level, affects thought.  For example, other cultures have different ways of counting and that's reflected in their language.  It has been argued that Western languages allow for more individualistic thought and Eastern languages allow for more community-based thought (although I think this is a stretch).  I think it's a feedback system -- thought affects language (we come up with Google and add that to the dictionary) and then language effects thought (we start expanding the word Google to become a verb that means search).   

It annoys me sometimes when my grammar is corrected, if it is simply the case that I was rushing or didn't care in a place like this.  But if it was honestly that my grammar was incorrect -- well, then, yeah, I'd like to know, because in a small way it's affecting my thinking.
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« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2008, 10:03:07 PM »

As a kid I was a great speller and that's because all the words had their own shapes and personalities and that was why it was so easy to spell. I'm not saying that my grammar is great but people really need to stop typing in "txt mssg" mode. Fuck! Unlike text messaging, the keyboard can be used by more than your thumbs. So lyk plz stp typn lyk dis unlss its a j/k LOL! nd evryting dosen't have 2 b writn in abbrvtns. Ahem ahem.
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« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2008, 10:15:00 PM »

Alright should be all right, no?

People need to learn how there, their and they're work. Also, the mixing of to and too.


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« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2008, 10:30:35 PM »

The correct contraction is a'ight.
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« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2008, 10:36:44 PM »

The correct contraction is a'ight.

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« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2008, 11:11:22 AM »

As a kid I was a great speller and that's because all the words had their own shapes and personalities and that was why it was so easy to spell. I'm not saying that my grammar is great but people really need to stop typing in "txt mssg" mode. Fuck! Unlike text messaging, the keyboard can be used by more than your thumbs. So lyk plz stp typn lyk dis unlss its a j/k LOL! nd evryting dosen't have 2 b writn in abbrvtns. Ahem ahem.

people think they're saving time by writing like that, but they really need to turn on the T9.
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« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2008, 12:35:58 PM »

people think they're saving time by writing like that, but they really need to turn on the T9.

Unfortunately, T9 doesn't know half the words I use... So either I take the time to spell each word, or just call the person. I save chat speak for humorous purposes.

-Ent/-ant words drive me up a wall. It just seems so obvious to me, and yet so many people misspell them. I mean, playa please.
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« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2008, 02:07:41 PM »

people think they're saving time by writing like that, but they really need to turn on the T9.

Unfortunately, T9 doesn't know half the words I use... So either I take the time to spell each word, or just call the person. I save chat speak for humorous purposes.

-Ent/-ant words drive me up a wall. It just seems so obvious to me, and yet so many people misspell them. I mean, playa please.

maybe you're not spelling them the right way... my T9 knows pretty much every word I use, except for names and slang.  Then I add them to the dictionary, and they're there, forevermore.
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« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2008, 02:59:57 PM »

I'm sorry... T9?


When I see a world in which people have stopped failing, so miserably, to understand each other, I will make some room for the idea of abandoning the structure that allowed great people to be great.  Do we still understand what someone says when they fail to use the correct word, correct spelling, correct punctuation or correct grammar? Sometimes, to varying degrees. Other times, such ineptitude, laziness or disrespect for the language further obfuscates conenctions that were barely effective in the first place. Just "letting it go" will provide bad examples and contribute to the further deterioration of language. It will slowly erase what makes us able to create a world that is as amazing as this.

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« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2008, 03:23:22 PM »

maybe you're not spelling them the right way... my T9 knows pretty much every word I use, except for names and slang.  Then I add them to the dictionary, and they're there, forevermore.

I promise, right hand up, I am spelling every word right.
Interestingly, my phone (one of the first Razrs) does, when I haven't entered any new letters within fifteen seconds, predict the end of the word and punctuation. I have predictive text turned off, it's just impatient.
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« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2008, 06:09:58 PM »

My phone's T9 doesn't know a number of words I use, which bothers me a bit,
especially when it knows a word, but not the "add -s" plural of that same word.

Also, it knows a lot of non-words...   It suggests options that are neither words
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« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2008, 04:02:14 AM »

This is quite comprehensive, in terms of usage.

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« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2008, 07:06:54 PM »

I mean, I'm not the grammar police, and I believe it was Drizz (come back!) who threatened to send someone after me when I said that grammar didn't matter, really, on a format such as this.

I would argue though that words do matter.  Saying that words are just semantics -- semantics, at least in linguistics, are the meanings of words.  So words are just the meanings of words?  That doesn't make sense. 

Here, we are all assuming that everyone is intelligent and although they might say something a certain way that's because they choose to say it that way for one reason or another, and not necessarily because they think that way.  I certainly hope that RatsRGods' cousin doesn't think like that, because that is scary.  But language, on another level, affects thought.  For example, other cultures have different ways of counting and that's reflected in their language.  It has been argued that Western languages allow for more individualistic thought and Eastern languages allow for more community-based thought (although I think this is a stretch).  I think it's a feedback system -- thought affects language (we come up with Google and add that to the dictionary) and then language effects thought (we start expanding the word Google to become a verb that means search).   

It annoys me sometimes when my grammar is corrected, if it is simply the case that I was rushing or didn't care in a place like this.  But if it was honestly that my grammar was incorrect -- well, then, yeah, I'd like to know, because in a small way it's affecting my thinking.

semantics don't matter. the meaning behind the words do.

that said, it has been discovered that i am an Anti-Semantic, and my friend is a Grammar Nazi.
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« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2008, 08:22:31 PM »

semantics don't matter. the meaning behind the words do.

that said, it has been discovered that i am an Anti-Semantic, and my friend is a Grammar Nazi.

LOVE IT.

I am dyslexic and thus spent double the amount of time learning how to spell as a child (i still have problems with my TINY keyboard though). Spelling now comes fluently and easily to me, so I absolutely DESPAIR at some of the terrible things the current mixture of dialects in the UK is producing. "Should of" Is something I nag and nag nag nag my little brother about, however my own accent and dialect mean that "should've" does end up sounding like "should of". And trying to make it "shouldive" in my accent makes it sound stupid. Another quirk of the language is the class difference between how the middle and working classes say "I am not". Obviously, this is how the upper class says it, but the middle class says "I'm not" and the (scottish, at east) working class says "I amn't" or "I ain't" (sorry for the brash generalisations).

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« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2008, 08:00:53 AM »

I mean, I'm not the grammar police, and I believe it was Drizz (come back!) who threatened to send someone after me when I said that grammar didn't matter, really, on a format such as this.

I would argue though that words do matter.  Saying that words are just semantics -- semantics, at least in linguistics, are the meanings of words.  So words are just the meanings of words?  That doesn't make sense. 

Here, we are all assuming that everyone is intelligent and although they might say something a certain way that's because they choose to say it that way for one reason or another, and not necessarily because they think that way.  I certainly hope that RatsRGods' cousin doesn't think like that, because that is scary.  But language, on another level, affects thought.  For example, other cultures have different ways of counting and that's reflected in their language.  It has been argued that Western languages allow for more individualistic thought and Eastern languages allow for more community-based thought (although I think this is a stretch).  I think it's a feedback system -- thought affects language (we come up with Google and add that to the dictionary) and then language effects thought (we start expanding the word Google to become a verb that means search).   

It annoys me sometimes when my grammar is corrected, if it is simply the case that I was rushing or didn't care in a place like this.  But if it was honestly that my grammar was incorrect -- well, then, yeah, I'd like to know, because in a small way it's affecting my thinking.

semantics don't matter. the meaning behind the words do.

that said, it has been discovered that i am an Anti-Semantic, and my friend is a Grammar Nazi.

With enough deterioration, the meaning isn't properly conveyed.  That's why grammar is important.  So we all know exactly what we're talking about.  I agree that grammar, itself, has no inherent meaning, and the speaker's intention is of ultimate importance.

I don't see why anyone who has read books and watched t.v., over the years, wouldn't know how to manipulate the language.  I've been called a grammar nazi, but I'm really not.  I use wrong/informal grammar, a lot.  But, gah, some people sound so ignorant, it rubs my fur backwards.  I want to grab them and be like, "Stop!  Stop acting ignorant!  The world isn't going to bend for you, because you were born yesterday and don't want the rules of English to be what they are!  Pay attention!" 
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« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2008, 05:14:43 PM »

that said, it has been discovered that i am an Anti-Semantic, and my friend is a Grammar Nazi.

Maybe this wasn't meant as a joke...
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« Reply #46 on: May 21, 2008, 02:51:36 PM »

that said, it has been discovered that i am an Anti-Semantic, and my friend is a Grammar Nazi.

Maybe this wasn't meant as a joke...

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Irregardless of what this thread might tell me, I will continue to say it. I love that word.
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« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2008, 10:20:19 PM »

I had a nightmare that I used the word Irregardless by accident, yesterday.
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I had a nightmare that I used the word Irregardless by accident, yesterday.

So you're admitting that it is, in fact, a word.
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« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2008, 11:05:18 PM »

I had a nightmare that I used the word Irregardless by accident, yesterday.

So you're admitting that it is, in fact, a word.

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« Reply #52 on: May 22, 2008, 12:43:57 AM »

I had a nightmare that I used the word Irregardless by accident, yesterday.

So you're admitting that it is, in fact, a word.

screw you, man.

You're so irregardless.
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« Reply #53 on: May 22, 2008, 02:37:16 PM »

I had a nightmare that I used the word Irregardless by accident, yesterday.

So you're admitting that it is, in fact, a word.

screw you, man.

You're so irregardless.

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chut up

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A+++ to Seean for knowing what I'm talking about.


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I took one once before, and it made my head all funny.....












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« Reply #58 on: May 31, 2008, 03:02:28 AM »




Conversating.  Not word.  You want, "Conversing."

i have never heard anyone say this

i have, and it's irritating.

i hate when people say "supposebly" instead of "supposedly."

also, when people say "carmel" instead of "caramel."  but they say "caaarmulll" and that makes me want to cunt punt.

and yes, i've heard fucking adults say "posed-tah" instead of "supposed to."  WTFCKINGF?






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« Reply #59 on: May 31, 2008, 06:41:59 AM »

My sister says the "t" at the end of "nougat". It's a small thing, but it makes me want to smash her face in.
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« Reply #60 on: May 31, 2008, 02:12:53 PM »

My sister says the "t" at the end of "nougat". It's a small thing, but it makes me want to smash her face in.

instead of smashing her face in, why not just say how it should be pronounced next time she does it? if it really, really bothers you so much.
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« Reply #61 on: May 31, 2008, 03:22:14 PM »

My sister says the "t" at the end of "nougat". It's a small thing, but it makes me want to smash her face in.

In America, she would be correct.
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« Reply #62 on: May 31, 2008, 04:17:14 PM »

I do tell her. Often. She tells me to shut up, and then points out that I make up words all the time to compensate for my lack of vocabulary, which is infinitely worse, apparently. And we're not in America. *pout*
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« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2008, 09:12:52 PM »

also, "acrost."
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« Reply #65 on: June 08, 2008, 09:18:03 AM »

oh yeah, she can turn the ghetto off if need be.  it's her environment.  i grew up the same way, if you talk the "right way" you are made fun of and called a nerd. People will think you are stuck-up.
She's a straight-A student actually.

i'm the same way.   I can sound like somewhat  of an educated person but in a moment change the way I talk.  Especially when I'm pissed off.

My pappy was from west virgina.  He had no teeth, tattoos all over, and sounded like a banjo with his thick accent. He didnt make it past fourth grade and his grammer was definitely off that charts in the "no-no" zone.

But he was one of the smartest men I've ever known. 


Sounds like my photography teacher.  She's very intelligent, and very sweet, but everyone treats her like an idiot because she has a very heavy Southern accent (which, if you live in north Jersey, is kinda odd.).  The principal will come in to the class and talk to her like she has only half a brain, because of her accent.  Unfortunately, he's making her "retire" at the end of the year. :/ Which is fine, because she has her degree in Engineering, and can just go back to that job instead of teaching bratty, slutty high school students will take Photography because they think it's a bullshit class...

"Ironical".  That word bothers me. 
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« Reply #66 on: June 08, 2008, 02:27:45 PM »

Ain't gon' diginificate this he-ah bullsheeit wit no response

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« Reply #67 on: June 08, 2008, 03:43:40 PM »

Even though seen is a word, I can't stand people miusing it thusly:

I seen this movie the other day...
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« Reply #68 on: June 08, 2008, 03:49:03 PM »

"Ironical".  That word bothers me. 

you know, i absolutely hate that word as well, but it is technically a word and can be used as such. but i think it makes intelligent people sound incredibly stupid when they use it...why not just say ironic? ironical sounds like it should not be a word...
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« Reply #69 on: June 10, 2008, 09:51:17 AM »

My mom likes to harass me when I pronounce 'badminton' like it's spelled, 'bad-MIN-ton.' She says, "IT'S BADMITTEN!" She does this only to annoy me, though.
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« Reply #70 on: June 10, 2008, 04:29:16 PM »

My sister says the "t" at the end of "nougat". It's a small thing, but it makes me want to smash her face in.

In America, she would be correct.

I say that too...
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« Reply #71 on: June 11, 2008, 07:23:23 AM »

Then I'm afraid I can never associate with you again *storms off in a huff*
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« Reply #72 on: June 11, 2008, 10:02:47 AM »

"Ah dae ken"
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« Reply #73 on: June 11, 2008, 01:49:02 PM »

"Ah dae ken"
Are you suggesting that these are not words?

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« Reply #75 on: June 11, 2008, 08:27:13 PM »

'S Scottish.  Still words...just not English ones.
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« Reply #76 on: June 11, 2008, 08:40:55 PM »

Me fae'vrit wurrrd in tha wurrld is Gaelic...

I'll nae say wha 'tis tho.   :brave:  ;)
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« Reply #77 on: June 12, 2008, 03:07:40 AM »

and yes, i've heard fucking adults say "posed-tah" instead of "supposed to."  WTFCKINGF?

I do that. It's accental. That's not a word. It should be.
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« Reply #78 on: June 12, 2008, 08:01:03 AM »

Me fae'vrit wurrrd in tha wurrld is Gaelic...

I'll nae say wha 'tis tho.   :brave:  ;)

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« Reply #79 on: June 12, 2008, 06:45:23 PM »

The worst is when people actually SAY things like "jk" or "lol". I threaten them every time.
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« Reply #80 on: June 13, 2008, 01:43:24 AM »

Me fae'vrit wurrrd in tha wurrld is Gaelic...

I'll nae say wha 'tis tho.   :brave:  ;)
You have sullied this thread.
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« Reply #81 on: June 13, 2008, 07:57:20 PM »

Me fae'vrit wurrrd in tha wurrld is Gaelic...

I'll nae say wha 'tis tho.   :brave:  ;)
You have sullied this thread.
Sorry, you have to type it that way or people will think it should be pronounced the
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« Reply #82 on: June 13, 2008, 09:05:44 PM »

Sorry, there's no proper Pict smiley.   Besides, that one probably resembles the real Wm. Wallace at least as much as it does Mad Mel.
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« Reply #83 on: June 13, 2008, 10:42:07 PM »

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Like, blue 'n' shit?
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« Reply #85 on: June 14, 2008, 10:11:25 PM »

Fierce and heavily tattoed.  Possibly naked.
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I would read it!  O0
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« Reply #86 on: June 15, 2008, 10:23:13 AM »

I'll second that.
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« Reply #87 on: June 15, 2008, 02:42:40 PM »

Y'all are far to willing to indulge a Liberal Arts graduate's tendency to write long complicated
answers to short simple questions.

How could one contain within the tiny space that is a message-board emoticon the complexity
of what we know, what we don't know, and what we believe about the people who occupied
Scotland before the Scots came from Ireland? 

Just for example, I like to think they wore tattoos, but even that is:
1) tough to demonstrate in a smiley, and 2) possibly wrong.
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« Reply #88 on: June 15, 2008, 07:54:14 PM »

Y'all are far to willing to indulge a Liberal Arts graduate's tendency to write long complicated
answers to short simple questions.

How could one contain within the tiny space that is a message-board emoticon the complexity
of what we know, what we don't know, and what we believe about the people who occupied
Scotland before the Scots came from Ireland? 

Just for example, I like to think they wore tattoos, but even that is:
1) tough to demonstrate in a smiley, and 2) possibly wrong.

Whoa! Hold yer horses- we only borrowed the gaelic language- the irish never "came over" to Scotland. In fact for much of the last 10 centuries we have had stronger relations with Holland, Poland and Italy (Scottish-Italo being my sub-group on the scottish census). The Scots and Irish have long been unified by a common hate of english repression. We are every close yet keep our disance- The troubles were a result of the Scots getting too friendly with the Irish folk and settling over there.

Plus, William Wallace was post-gaelic influence- he lived in the times of the highland clearances that us Scots are still so sore about.

Sorry- I'm too patriotic.
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« Reply #89 on: June 16, 2008, 01:03:10 PM »

Y'all are far to willing to indulge a Liberal Arts graduate's tendency to write long complicated
answers to short simple questions.

How could one contain within the tiny space that is a message-board emoticon the complexity
of what we know, what we don't know, and what we believe about the people who occupied
Scotland before the Scots came from Ireland? 

Just for example, I like to think they wore tattoos, but even that is:
1) tough to demonstrate in a smiley, and 2) possibly wrong.

Whoa! Hold yer horses- we only borrowed the gaelic language- the irish never "came over" to Scotland. In fact for much of the last 10 centuries we have had stronger relations with Holland, Poland and Italy (Scottish-Italo being my sub-group on the scottish census). The Scots and Irish have long been unified by a common hate of english repression. We are every close yet keep our disance- The troubles were a result of the Scots getting too friendly with the Irish folk and settling over there.

Plus, William Wallace was post-gaelic influence- he lived in the times of the highland clearances that us Scots are still so sore about.

Sorry- I'm too patriotic.
Actually, at some point in (most probably) the 3rd Century, raiders from Ireland, the Scots,
established a permanent settlement in/near modern Argyll, just north of the Antonine Wall.
Over the centuries, they overran, and were overrun by the Picts, and fought frequently with
the Romans, and later Northumbrian tribes, to their South.  It wasn't until the 9th Century
that Scottish and Pictish monarchy were permanently united.  Pictish language, while very
poorly documented, appears to be closer linguistically to Welsh and even Gaulish (as in
"France" way back when) than the Celtic language of the Irish and early Scots. 

If ya go back far enough, we're all descended from immigrants.
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« Reply #90 on: June 16, 2008, 02:32:10 PM »

'Cept dem pangaean folk in eritrea.
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« Reply #91 on: June 16, 2008, 04:36:13 PM »

Oh, didn't you hear?  All that sh...  stuff was made up by the Satan-worshipping
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they got evicted from Eden, we've all been immigrants ever since.
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« Reply #92 on: June 16, 2008, 04:38:57 PM »

I ain't no immigint! But I can tell you are.
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« Reply #93 on: June 16, 2008, 04:46:36 PM »

I ain't no immigint! But I can tell you are.
German, Irish, French, and a couple of folks named MacDuffie and Graham...
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« Reply #94 on: June 17, 2008, 05:00:42 AM »

well the Celts originally came from India and Central Asiabefore expanding into europe, and our very early ancestors started out in Central Africa.....
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« Reply #95 on: June 17, 2008, 05:30:47 PM »

...and of course, who knows where homo sapiens came from before the
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« Reply #96 on: June 22, 2008, 02:17:25 PM »

If this isn't a word (and I'm pretty dang sure it ain't), it should be:

dreckage: what you have when something that was shit to begin with gets completely trashed/ruined.

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« Reply #97 on: July 06, 2008, 05:01:19 PM »

I'm too lazy to go through all of these to see if it's been before but the one that gets me is:

People saying crips instead of crisps.
I always feel like yelling "ARGH you are eating crisps- a potato snack- not a powerful and dangerous gang!!!"

Crips-I hear adults asking their kids if they want 'crips' instead of 'crisps'. Adults! GRR-these kids have no chance.

What also gets me is people saying Skellington instead of Skeleton. ARGH.
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« Reply #98 on: July 07, 2008, 10:44:10 AM »

Well, we do not have crisps here in US, but Skellington vs Skeleton most definitely comes from Nightmare Before Christmas.
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« Reply #99 on: July 07, 2008, 01:46:14 PM »

yeak I know re: Nightmare before Christmas-which I Love. But it seriously annoys me.
The same way that some people say a Bambi instead of a deer.
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« Reply #100 on: July 08, 2008, 09:36:42 AM »

Americans who say "neuclar" instead of new-clee-arr. AAAARGH!



"Check-bin"


"haw man!"


And since arriving in thailand, the whole american fanny pack thing.




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« Reply #101 on: August 27, 2008, 05:09:46 PM »

Alright should be all right, no?

All right is the only correct spelling, as far as I'm aware.  Even so, I much prefer to use alright.  Allright is also frequently used, but it just looks so wrong.

But - today - I wish to bemoan the fact that adverbs appear to be going the way of the dinosaur.  Extinction of this noble and reliable part of speech is imminent, so enjoy them while you can!  Ex:  Newspaper sub-headline:  "Tips on how to go back to school safe."  And:  "We played bad.  We deserved to lose."

Obama might be an elitest, but when his children where asked how their mommy did, they (or at least one of them) said:  "She did good!"

I might also rant and rail against "infact" (and the like) and "un-characteristically"  (and the like) and its corollary, "make shift", "high way" etc, but I'm afraid it's too late to stop these cringe-inducing trends.  I will allot no demerits for anyperson who says "alot" because, well, frankly, there's been a lot of water that's gone over the bridge by now and it doesn't take rocket surgery to know that "it's here - get use (sic) to it!"

And finally, please, once and for all, it's "definitely".  It's easy - even furreigners generally know how to spell it.

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« Reply #102 on: August 27, 2008, 05:22:09 PM »

My Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary ("fully revised and updated" 12 years ago)
says alright is an acceptable word, but that all right is used in "more formal, edited writing".
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« Reply #103 on: August 28, 2008, 11:25:06 AM »

Obama might be an elitest, but when his children where asked how their mommy did, they (or at least one of them) said:  "She did good!"

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« Reply #104 on: August 28, 2008, 01:41:04 PM »

Obama might be an elitest, but when his children where asked how their mommy did, they (or at least one of them) said:  "She did good!"

 :D

Haha.  Oops!  I'll also have you know that I spelled "your" as "you're" in an IM yesterday.  After reflecting upon this horrendous snafu, for which I was completely aghast (as I am for the above indefensible errors) I decided (together with Jennifer) that "fuck it - were not using apostrophes any more - theyre just too much work." 
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« Reply #105 on: August 28, 2008, 04:58:39 PM »

My Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary ("fully revised and updated" 12 years ago)
says alright is an acceptable word, but that all right is used in "more formal, edited writing".

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« Reply #106 on: September 12, 2008, 11:37:19 PM »

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That is to say by people who know the language, or those you pay people who know the language to make them appear that they do.
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That is to say, as used by people who are proficient with the language, or those who have aides, assistants, or staffers
who are sufficiently fluent as to make it appear that they themselves are.

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« Reply #108 on: September 14, 2008, 08:26:07 PM »

ROFL.

Cos I don't know what 90% of abbreviated speech means.
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« Reply #109 on: September 15, 2008, 04:25:59 AM »

It confuses me too, thankfully on this forum, it tends to just be a signature trait of particular shadowboxers
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« Reply #110 on: September 15, 2008, 08:08:07 PM »

ROFL.

Cos I don't know what 90% of abbreviated speech means.

You think that´s stupid oh dear:

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WTF

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« Reply #111 on: September 15, 2008, 08:31:13 PM »

ROFL.

Cos I don't know what 90% of abbreviated speech means.

You think that´s stupid oh dear:

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« Reply #112 on: September 16, 2008, 07:28:28 AM »

Why don't people say "willn't?"
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« Reply #113 on: September 16, 2008, 04:38:54 PM »

For the same reason they don't say 'tooken'
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« Reply #114 on: September 16, 2008, 04:42:46 PM »

Why don't people say "willn't?"

After some serious research  :D, I came up with this explanation:

thanks Kovacs!


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« Reply #115 on: September 16, 2008, 04:55:31 PM »

[ url=www.google.com ]Like this[ /url ]

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« Reply #116 on: September 16, 2008, 07:06:11 PM »

In my city you will hear sentences as such "oh, he willnae dae that"

"willnae"= willn't.
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« Reply #117 on: October 15, 2008, 02:58:06 PM »

Grammar and words themselves change all the time. Read something from the 1600's that hasn't been translated and see what happens...

I mostly get irritated with advertisements.

"chewphoria" or any bastard that adds "phoria" on the end of their chosen product---dammit. Gets on my nerves.

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« Reply #118 on: October 28, 2008, 05:46:37 PM »

Anyways (with an S) is not a word
That one really irks me

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« Reply #119 on: October 28, 2008, 09:40:43 PM »

Normalcy!

This is an American invention.

What the hell is wrong with saying normality like the rest of the english speaking world?
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« Reply #120 on: October 28, 2008, 09:50:35 PM »

Normalcy!

This is an American invention.

What the hell is wrong with saying normality like the rest of the english speaking world?

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...also because normalcy and normality are not the same thing.
Similar, yes, but not the same.
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« Reply #122 on: October 28, 2008, 09:58:22 PM »

...also because normalcy and normality are not the same thing.
Similar, yes, but not the same.

Can you give me a proper definition. Everytime I've heard the word 'normalcy' it could just as easily have been substituted for 'normality'.
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« Reply #123 on: October 28, 2008, 10:11:10 PM »

Well, according to my Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary (Fully Revised and Updated,
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normalcy - The quality or condition of being normal, as the general economic, political, and social
conditions of a nation...

As long as your audience knows you're talking about the conditions of your nation (or the world, or your
neighborhood...) you could use either world.  However, if your audience is the sort to misunderstand,
accidentally or not...  suppose you say "normality" to a crowd of Evangelical Christian activists...
You wind up with an argument over which of your particular deviancies is "normal".

If the word makes you unhappy, don't use it.  I suspect a person could do just fine without ever
talking about "normalcy."
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« Reply #124 on: November 03, 2008, 07:50:37 PM »

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Someone performed a normalectomy on me in my sleep when I was a wee tyke.
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« Reply #127 on: November 04, 2008, 05:19:50 AM »

Is it bollocks overrated - I love normality. Makes you feel like you belong, and gives you a reason to look down on other people which, no matter how much they deny it, every one loves.
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« Reply #129 on: November 09, 2008, 04:04:47 AM »

Is it bollocks overrated - I love normality. Makes you feel like you belong, and gives you a reason to look down on other people which, no matter how much they deny it, every one loves.
Do not do normal, naturally an outsider and hardly even fit in with the wonderful crowd of freaks that go to a typical Amanda Palmer gig.... thing that annoyed me the other day...... someone had priced up a basket of Dice using the word " Dices "   the singular of Dice is Die...... the plural is dice
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« Reply #130 on: November 09, 2008, 05:37:07 PM »

Is it bollocks overrated - I love normality. Makes you feel like you belong, and gives you a reason to look down on other people which, no matter how much they deny it, every one loves.
Do not do normal, naturally an outsider and hardly even fit in with the wonderful crowd of freaks that go to a typical Amanda Palmer gig.... thing that annoyed me the other day...... someone had priced up a basket of Dice using the word " Dices "   the singular of Dice is Die...... the plural is dice
But that makes you so un-normal (I don't feel the word abnormal is the right word here) that you actually are normal- seeing as Die is the correct way to be phrasing it. This person clearly nevr did Primary three- you know, that year where you learn the meaning of the word "Ajar" and strange Plurals.

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« Reply #131 on: November 10, 2008, 03:11:56 AM »

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« Reply #133 on: November 10, 2008, 08:53:37 PM »

"would of", "could of", "should of", "irregardless", "a whole nother" and "all of the sudden" make me want to choke someone non-erotically.
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« Reply #134 on: November 11, 2008, 02:30:37 AM »

the  whole build up to doing something creative and interactive ( Roundhouse, Edinburgh, Koko etc ) and then the void that it leaves in me when it is all done with...... Hopefully we will not have to wait too long for another opportunity.
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« Reply #135 on: November 11, 2008, 05:32:05 AM »

"would of", "could of", "should of", "irregardless", "a whole nother" and "all of the sudden" make me want to choke someone non-erotically.

i believe i've said something like that, forgive my shitty grammar. please  :embarassed:
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« Reply #136 on: November 11, 2008, 12:10:59 PM »

"null and void" isn't too bad, but it's redundant.
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« Reply #137 on: November 11, 2008, 01:07:17 PM »

"would of", "could of", "should of

GRAGRAGGGGRAAARGH! HAVE HAVE HAVE YOU FUCKERS! THE WORD IS FUCKING HAVE!
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« Reply #138 on: November 11, 2008, 03:34:53 PM »

"null and void" isn't too bad, but it's redundant.
Null & Void are definitions, in coding languages.
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« Reply #139 on: November 11, 2008, 04:18:53 PM »

"null and void" isn't too bad, but it's redundant.
Null & Void are definitions, in coding languages.
...also legalese.  Lawyers gotta have their special terms.
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« Reply #140 on: November 11, 2008, 08:43:46 PM »

I thought that in proper British English it was would have done, could have done, should have done; only we rebels even abbreviate to would have, could have, should have (or, more likely, coulda, shoulda, woulda).
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« Reply #141 on: November 11, 2008, 09:04:03 PM »

I thought that in proper British English it was would have done, could have done, should have done; only we rebels even abbreviate to would have, could have, should have (or, more likely, coulda, shoulda, woulda).
That would depend on the verb you're using...

If it's "to do", then would have done etc...

If it's.... fly => would have flown...

shop?  would have shopped...
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« Reply #142 on: November 11, 2008, 10:09:50 PM »

OK, OK, how 'bout from what I've heard, Brits provide the entire verb phrase, rather than letting the helping verbs try to stand on their own...that work for you?
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« Reply #143 on: November 11, 2008, 10:12:01 PM »

OK, OK, how 'bout from what I've heard, Brits provide the entire verb phrase, rather than letting the helping verbs try to stand on their own...that work for you?

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« Reply #144 on: November 11, 2008, 10:30:03 PM »

OK, OK, how 'bout from what I've heard, Brits provide the entire verb phrase, rather than letting the helping verbs try to stand on their own...that work for you?
Hmmm....  I'm not certain what you mean, but I'm certain that Brits make grammatical
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« Reply #145 on: November 12, 2008, 12:01:20 AM »

They are worse than we are.
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« Reply #146 on: November 12, 2008, 03:28:54 AM »

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« Reply #147 on: November 12, 2008, 06:46:26 AM »

We're about a hundred times better, because if we fuck up we can just turn round and say, "Sod you, it was our language first, we can do what we want with it." XD
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« Reply #148 on: November 12, 2008, 07:29:53 AM »

I don't know if these have been mentioned or not, I can't be bothered reading all 10 pages.. lol.

"yous", you is the plural of you! It really irks me when people say yous.
"writ", instead of wrote or written.
"sweeped"
"catched"

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« Reply #149 on: November 12, 2008, 07:37:47 AM »

'brang' is not a word. Like when someone says they 'brang' something with them.
It's not a word.
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« Reply #150 on: November 12, 2008, 08:36:01 AM »

I think it was more of a dialectical thing than ignorance, but it's very common where I live to reverse the meanings of lend and borrow. As in, "Can I lend some money off [sic] you?" "Will you borrow me a pound?"

Bad form as it is, I must confess a certain fondness for such things, especially the phrase, "That'll learn you."

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« Reply #151 on: November 12, 2008, 11:32:02 PM »

"Are you joking me?"

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« Reply #152 on: November 13, 2008, 03:48:22 PM »

Corporate-speak is full of them.  My current pet peeve is "learnings".
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« Reply #153 on: November 13, 2008, 03:57:26 PM »

'brang' is not a word. Like when someone says they 'brang' something with them.
It's not a word.
Nor is "brung". That makes me want to hurt kittens.

Corporate-speak is full of them.  My current pet peeve is "learnings".
Technically, "learnings" is a word. It just sounds ugly. It's similar to "earnings" or "winnings" or "goings-on".
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« Reply #154 on: November 13, 2008, 04:53:42 PM »

Corporate-speak is full of them.  My current pet peeve is "learnings".
In a related sentiment:
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« Reply #155 on: November 13, 2008, 05:49:47 PM »

"I need to itch a spot on my back."

Haha, yeah. That and, "He got mad and started choking the other guy."

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« Reply #156 on: November 13, 2008, 05:59:43 PM »

"I need to itch a spot on my back."

Haha, yeah. That and, "He got mad and started choking the other guy."

Really? He shoved something down his throat and choked him?

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« Reply #157 on: November 13, 2008, 07:59:25 PM »

Stick-to-it-ism

Or even better.

Stick-to-it-ive-ness.

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« Reply #158 on: November 13, 2008, 08:58:22 PM »

"I need to itch a spot on my back."

Haha, yeah. That and, "He got mad and started choking the other guy."

Really? He shoved something down his throat and choked him?

choke
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verb, choked, chok⋅ing, noun
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1.    to stop the breath of by squeezing or obstructing the windpipe; strangle; stifle.

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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #159 on: November 21, 2008, 11:05:41 PM »

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1 : the act or experience of one that learns
2 : knowledge or skill acquired by instruction or study
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synonyms see knowledge

We do not speak of "knowledges," we speak of fields of knowledge; we should not speak of learnings, but of lessons learned.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #160 on: November 21, 2008, 11:16:33 PM »

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Date: before 12th century
1 : the act or experience of one that learns
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We do not speak of "knowledges," we speak of fields of knowledge; we should not speak of learnings, but of lessons learned.
Even so, in the most basic of senses, any singular noun (gerund, participle or otherwise) can be made plural, whether or not its usage is common or stylistically advantageous.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #161 on: November 24, 2008, 12:15:24 PM »

Stick-to-it-ism

Or even better.

Stick-to-it-ive-ness.

If you say things like this you are probably retarded.

That, or you just like making up words. I always feel like a goon on this thread (I should probably stop coming on here... xD) because not only is my grammar/spelling AWFUL, but I make up words all the time and use them like they're real. In my view, language is something that's personal to the user, and as long as they feel they're expressing themself how they want to then it's ok. Obviously, I wouldn't speak the same way in a job interview as I would with my friends, but... Ok, I have no way of finishing that sentence. I think my brain just switched off when I was half way through typing it.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #162 on: November 24, 2008, 02:53:33 PM »

Stick-to-it-ism

Or even better.

Stick-to-it-ive-ness.

If you say things like this you are probably retarded.

That, or you just like making up words. I always feel like a goon on this thread (I should probably stop coming on here... xD) because not only is my grammar/spelling AWFUL, but I make up words all the time and use them like they're real. In my view, language is something that's personal to the user, and as long as they feel they're expressing themself how they want to then it's ok. Obviously, I wouldn't speak the same way in a job interview as I would with my friends, but... Ok, I have no way of finishing that sentence. I think my brain just switched off when I was half way through typing it.
I had a textbook back in teacher-school that said for a teacher to interact effectively with
teenage students, the teach had to display "with-it-ness"...

I guess it's true:  those who can, do...  those who can't, teach...  and those who can't teach
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #163 on: March 04, 2009, 04:12:51 PM »

Since we have a dream thread, this one has been getting on my nerves:

Reoccuring.  Not a word.  The correct word is "Recurring."


While we're at it:

Conversating.  Not word.  You want, "Conversing."

Irregardless.  That's redundant.  You're pretty much saying, "Regardful," which is also not a word.  The correct word is, "Regardless."


Anything else you'd like to add?

alot
infront
infact
otherhand
partway
bestfriends
everynight
everytime
moreso
eachother
atleast
afterall
noone
aswell
inbetween
ontop
thankyou

anytime and any time are not interchangeable; neither are anyone and any one


favorite mixed-up phrases:

case and point for case in point
one in the same for one and the same
for all intensive purposes for for all intents and purposes

and fairly common misspelled words:

in a similar vain
that really peaked my interest
he's not a musician, per say

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« Reply #164 on: March 04, 2009, 04:16:39 PM »

I know it's a word, but I have real issues with "envision". That and "envisage". They're just ugly, ugly words.
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« Reply #165 on: March 04, 2009, 04:26:19 PM »

I know it's a word, but I have real issues with "envision". That and "envisage". They're just ugly, ugly words.

If they're ugly, fuck 'em!  I'm all for making up your own words, anyway.  And, infact (heh), some people can get away with using the wrong words and other people can't.  I know it's not fair, but that's just the way it is.
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« Reply #166 on: March 24, 2009, 07:24:30 PM »

My sister says the "t" at the end of "nougat". It's a small thing, but it makes me want to smash her face in.
That's pretty common in America; even I do it (we say it like "nooggit"). If I'm actually paying attention, though, I'll say it properly.

"writ", instead of wrote or written.
Technically, "writ" can be used as the past participle of "write", but that usage is rather archaic. Now it's mostly used as a noun which means "a written order".

Furthermore, I don't know of anyone who has made this mistake, but it seems likely that someone has:
It is spell "participle", not "particible" or any other variation.

Also, I really hate it when people say "past" in the place of "passed".
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« Reply #167 on: March 24, 2009, 07:29:45 PM »

I have a friend who says 'presumptive' instead of 'presumptious'. It drives me insane.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #168 on: March 24, 2009, 07:31:40 PM »

I have a friend who says 'presumptive' instead of 'presumptious'. It drives me insane.
Wiktionary seems to think "presumptive" is a word, but I'm not so sure...

Also, the word is "presumptuous".

EDIT: I have reason to believe that "presumptive" is a word.
But I kinda understand why it drives you insane.
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« Reply #169 on: March 24, 2009, 07:38:54 PM »

I have a friend who says 'presumptive' instead of 'presumptious'. It drives me insane.
Wiktionary seems to think "presumptive" is a word, but I'm not so sure...

Also, the word is "presumptuous".

EDIT: I have reason to believe that "presumptive" is a word.
But I kinda understand why it drives you insane.
Sorry, my hands naturally typed 'tious' as it is alot more common that 'tuous'
Doe 'presumptive' mean the same thing?
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« Reply #170 on: March 24, 2009, 07:40:33 PM »

insinuative

alright is also NOT a word
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« Reply #171 on: March 24, 2009, 08:08:58 PM »

alright is also NOT a word

It is, in fact, a word.  It just depends on when you use it while writing, as it's more of a colloquial term.  Now, if you want to say you do not like the fact that it is a word, then that's fine, but it is a word.

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« Reply #172 on: March 24, 2009, 08:26:48 PM »

alright is also NOT a word

It is, in fact, a word.  It just depends on when you use it while writing, as it's more of a colloquial term.  Now, if you want to say you do not like the fact that it is a word, then that's fine, but it is a word.

Alright, definition.

Excuse my wrong-ness. Haha, yes, it is informally and widely used, I will accept that.
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« Reply #173 on: March 24, 2009, 08:38:15 PM »

I heard a radio announcer say, "conversate" the other day.
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« Reply #174 on: March 24, 2009, 08:50:00 PM »

I have a friend who says 'presumptive' instead of 'presumptious'. It drives me insane.
Wiktionary seems to think "presumptive" is a word, but I'm not so sure...

Also, the word is "presumptuous".

EDIT: I have reason to believe that "presumptive" is a word.
But I kinda understand why it drives you insane.
Sorry, my hands naturally typed 'tious' as it is alot more common that 'tuous'
Doe 'presumptive' mean the same thing?
It can mean "presumptuous" or "presumed", as in "a presumed/presumptive course of action" or "a presumptive person".
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« Reply #175 on: March 24, 2009, 08:52:37 PM »

I have a friend who says 'presumptive' instead of 'presumptious'. It drives me insane.
Wiktionary seems to think "presumptive" is a word, but I'm not so sure...

Also, the word is "presumptuous".

EDIT: I have reason to believe that "presumptive" is a word.
But I kinda understand why it drives you insane.
Sorry, my hands naturally typed 'tious' as it is alot more common that 'tuous'
Doe 'presumptive' mean the same thing?
It can mean "presumptuous" or "presumed", as in "a presumed/presumptive course of action" or "a presumptive person".
Thanks.
Though it's still going to aggravate me when she says it...
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« Reply #176 on: March 24, 2009, 11:33:59 PM »

I have a friend who says 'presumptive' instead of 'presumptious'. It drives me insane.
Wiktionary seems to think "presumptive" is a word, but I'm not so sure...

Also, the word is "presumptuous".

EDIT: I have reason to believe that "presumptive" is a word.
But I kinda understand why it drives you insane.
Sorry, my hands naturally typed 'tious' as it is alot more common that 'tuous'
Doe 'presumptive' mean the same thing?
It can mean "presumptuous" or "presumed", as in "a presumed/presumptive course of action" or "a presumptive person".
Thanks.
Though it's still going to aggravate me when she says it...
Similar but not the same....

Presumptuous refers to an inappropriate assumption about something.
-That guy who brought a box of condoms on the first date?  Presumptuous...

Presumptive suggests a reasonable assumption, but one that hasn't been confirmed "officially"...
-The guy who's been the owner's right-hand man for the last 20 years?  Since the boss is 90
 years old and has said he'll retire soon, that guy's the presumptive new boss.

Short version: 
"presumptive" - fair assumption,  "presumptuous" - bad assumption.

also....
INSINUATIVE - a word (actually, a pretty cool one, imho.)
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« Reply #177 on: March 25, 2009, 11:56:51 AM »

i really dislike when people say
"aluminum"
"cousint" (possibly a dialect thing for cousin)

and when people leave out t's or h's
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« Reply #178 on: March 25, 2009, 02:11:53 PM »

i really dislike when people say
"aluminum"

That's actually the standard spelling/pronunciation in America... 

I say al-yoo-min-ium when I want to sound pretentious.
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« Reply #179 on: March 25, 2009, 02:35:12 PM »

I know it's the proper American word, but here it is aluminium, and anything other pisses me off.

YOU BUTCHERED THE LANGUAGE!!
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« Reply #180 on: March 25, 2009, 03:22:38 PM »

oh, aggravate and irritate are commonly confused.

aggravate does not mean to be angered or annoyed, it means to make worse.

irritate means to be annoyed. :)
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« Reply #181 on: March 25, 2009, 05:39:01 PM »

my dad gets seriously annoyed when people say presently when they mean at present. He gets so angry haha
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« Reply #182 on: March 25, 2009, 07:30:27 PM »

my dad gets seriously annoyed when people say presently when they mean at present. He gets so angry haha
You're dad's full of crap. While "presently" usually means "in the immediate future", using it to mean "at present" is perfectly acceptable.

But when you see people using "momentarily" ("for a moment") when they should be using "presently" ("in a moment"), hit them.
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« Reply #183 on: March 25, 2009, 07:40:42 PM »

Well, presently means in the near future, and at present means now. They mean quite different things.
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« Reply #184 on: March 25, 2009, 07:48:35 PM »

and a present is something you give out at birthdays...

I love how pedantic English as a language can be. I don't tend to say 'presently', and rarely say 'at present', preferring 'currently', 'at the moment', 'at this time', 'right now' and so forth. I am always impressed at the diversity of expression available.
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« Reply #185 on: March 25, 2009, 07:52:18 PM »

yeah, but it can also be quite constricting.
Some languages are really poetic, but I don't think English is one of them. There are some beautiful words, but sometimes it just doesn't flow as well as other languages.

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« Reply #186 on: March 26, 2009, 01:09:19 AM »

and a present is something you give out at birthdays...
...and a gift is like a present, but in German, it means poison...

...and in French poisson is fish...

So remember people, don't give poisonous fish for people's birthdays.
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« Reply #187 on: March 26, 2009, 10:50:52 AM »

and a present is something you give out at birthdays...
...and a gift is like a present, but in German, it means poison...

...and in French poisson is fish...

So remember people, don't give poisonous fish for people's birthdays.

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« Reply #188 on: March 26, 2009, 04:15:53 PM »

and a present is something you give out at birthdays...
...and a gift is like a present, but in German, it means poison...

...and in French poisson is fish...

So remember people, don't give poisonous fish for people's birthdays.

So what?  No blow fish for you, Cee?  Fine, I'll just give it to somebody who can appreciate it more.  ~_^
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« Reply #189 on: March 27, 2009, 12:02:13 PM »

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« Reply #190 on: March 27, 2009, 12:25:12 PM »

It kinda annoys me when English people say things like
"mouf" and just generally using f instead of th.

Also, a'riiii pisses me off (alright without any of the important letters)
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« Reply #191 on: March 27, 2009, 08:30:55 PM »

Well, if we're digressing to "words that people consistently misuse"....

Everyone who ALWAYS says jealous when they really mean envious, and vice versa, raise your hands...

Um, the rest of you probably should too, since just about everyone does it.
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« Reply #192 on: March 27, 2009, 10:19:30 PM »

Well, presently means in the near future, and at present means now. They mean quite different things.
Yes, but "presently" means "now" as well as "in the near future".

Well, if we're digressing to "words that people consistently misuse"....

Everyone who ALWAYS says jealous when they really mean envious, and vice versa, raise your hands...

Um, the rest of you probably should too, since just about everyone does it.
Now that you mention it, yes, I do that. I'll make a point not to in the near future.
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« Reply #193 on: March 29, 2009, 06:43:41 PM »

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« Reply #194 on: March 31, 2009, 02:44:39 PM »

The Boston accent kinda annoys me.

Pahk the cah in Hahvahd yahd... yer a wicked losah...

IT'S JUST AN R. IT'S NOT TOO HARRRRRD TO PRONOUNCE. aaaaaargh.
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« Reply #195 on: March 31, 2009, 04:11:07 PM »

Achscastleplent!

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« Reply #196 on: March 31, 2009, 06:56:16 PM »

[ahem]
cheese-food


This is redundant.  Cheese is food.  If you have to add that hyphenation, the substance in question
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« Reply #197 on: April 17, 2009, 11:02:24 AM »

The Boston accent kinda annoys me.

Pahk the cah in Hahvahd yahd... yer a wicked losah...

IT'S JUST AN R. IT'S NOT TOO HARRRRRD TO PRONOUNCE. aaaaaargh.

I have to agree. The accent just seems...lazy. It's not too difficult to enunciate consonants, is it?
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« Reply #198 on: April 17, 2009, 11:06:22 AM »

haha I kinda like the Boston accent.
Just because here, it's TH and T and basically the ending of most words that aren't pronounced.

"So wha'?"
"De" (the)

Also here we say things like "usen't"
There is another really retarded thing that they say here but I can't remember what it is.
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« Reply #199 on: April 25, 2009, 09:06:44 AM »


Also here we say things like "usen't"
There is another really retarded thing that they say here but I can't remember what it is.

Haha oh god to many non-words in this country. For example "thrun", the past tense of throw apparently - She thrun the ball at me.
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« Reply #200 on: April 25, 2009, 09:08:06 AM »

Horrid. Although I do use it from time to time.
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« Reply #201 on: April 25, 2009, 06:29:24 PM »

lol. I've never heard that.
I've heard people use quare as an alternative for very, though.
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« Reply #202 on: April 25, 2009, 06:38:56 PM »

Really? Haha, never heard that either. xD
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« Reply #203 on: April 25, 2009, 06:48:53 PM »

I think it's mainly used in the south, in Carlow and Limerick and those types of places.
I have a cousin from Carlow and friends in Limerick and I have heard people from both places saying quare. :)
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« Reply #204 on: April 25, 2009, 06:49:56 PM »

It's roots are in ulster-scots
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« Reply #205 on: April 25, 2009, 06:52:13 PM »

I think it's mainly used in the south, in Carlow and Limerick and those types of places.
I have a cousin from Carlow and friends in Limerick and I have heard people from both places saying quare. :)

I hope I catch somebody saying it in Cork. We go there every Summer to see relatives. <3
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« Reply #206 on: April 25, 2009, 10:50:49 PM »

Horrid. Although I do use it from time to time.


http://dictionary.reference.com/dic?q=horrid&search=search


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« Reply #207 on: April 26, 2009, 12:33:15 AM »

I think it's mainly used in the south, in Carlow and Limerick and those types of places.
I have a cousin from Carlow and friends in Limerick and I have heard people from both places saying quare. :)

I hope I catch somebody saying it in Cork. We go there every Summer to see relatives. <3

It's roots are in ulster-scots

Really?  That seems backward to me...

Shouldn't the Scots-originated terminology be more prevalent in the north?
(Seriously, I'm curious about Scotland/Ireland migrations going back...  oh, 1600 years or so, and this seems off no matter what the time-frame.)
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« Reply #208 on: April 26, 2009, 07:09:05 AM »

Horrid. Although I do use it from time to time.


http://dictionary.reference.com/dic?q=horrid&search=search


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« Reply #209 on: April 26, 2009, 11:17:00 AM »

Really?  That seems backward to me...

Shouldn't the Scots-originated terminology be more prevalent in the north?
(Seriously, I'm curious about Scotland/Ireland migrations going back...  oh, 1600 years or so, and this seems off no matter what the time-frame.)

It is more prevalent in the North. I've heard it many times from many different people.
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« Reply #210 on: April 26, 2009, 11:50:09 AM »

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« Reply #211 on: April 26, 2009, 05:00:28 PM »

my social studies teacher kept saying "biasness" the other day, and I just wanted to slap her.
Not too sure if it was cos she kept saying biasness though.

Also, on tv, there's this woman and she always says "acceptable" but pronounces the c's as s's. It really annoys me haha.

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« Reply #212 on: April 27, 2009, 01:31:35 AM »

Also, on tv, there's this woman and she always says "acceptable" but pronounces the c's and s's. It really annoys me haha.
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« Reply #213 on: April 27, 2009, 09:48:55 AM »

Also, on tv, there's this woman and she always says "acceptable" but pronounces the c's and s's. It really annoys me haha.
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« Reply #214 on: April 27, 2009, 12:19:54 PM »

Also, on tv, there's this woman and she always says "acceptable" but pronounces the c's and s's. It really annoys me haha.
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« Reply #215 on: April 30, 2009, 04:16:21 PM »

Also, on tv, there's this woman and she always says "acceptable" but pronounces the c's and s's. It really annoys me haha.
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Sorry :embarassed:
Young lady, have you been drinking again?

Didn't your parents tell you? ...only on days ending in Y....

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« Reply #216 on: May 02, 2009, 02:14:45 PM »

Horrid. Although I do use it from time to time.


http://dictionary.reference.com/dic?q=horrid&search=search


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It's been a word since 1580... how old are you exactly?
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« Reply #217 on: May 02, 2009, 10:15:41 PM »

Horrid. Although I do use it from time to time.


http://dictionary.reference.com/dic?q=horrid&search=search


Are we so low on words that are not words, that we're now using words that are, in fact, words?

Horrid's been made a word? I feel the sky hitting my head.. D:

It's been a word since 1580... how old are you exactly?
Well, we're not supposed to know, but I suppose since it's just us Shadowboxers here...

MM was born in 1518 in the village of Glenfinnan on the shores of Loch Shiel....   :o
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« Reply #218 on: May 04, 2009, 08:13:20 AM »

is 'unorganised' a word? I hear so many people say it... I think it should be disorganised. maybe?

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« Reply #219 on: May 04, 2009, 11:20:00 PM »

is 'unorganised' a word? I hear so many people say it...

I think it should be disorganised. maybe?
Webster's says it is...

They suggest that "unorganized" is more a state of being (my book collection is unorganized)...
while "disorganized" suggests a state of operation/function (my business is disorganized).

In my view, there's a lot of room for overlap there.




also, I hate it when people use "accidently" or "incidently" in typing. -ally is your friend.
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« Reply #220 on: May 06, 2009, 11:09:41 AM »


counsel when describing the thingie between the front seats in a car.

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« Reply #221 on: May 06, 2009, 01:23:39 PM »

my mum says "demeana" for "demeanour" which annoys me a little.
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« Reply #222 on: May 06, 2009, 03:56:35 PM »

Probably have been said, but i'm lazy.

"axe"-ing questions

and "ex"caping.
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« Reply #223 on: May 06, 2009, 03:58:06 PM »

omg, pliwood, that really irritates me too.
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« Reply #224 on: May 06, 2009, 04:17:33 PM »

omg, pliwood, that really irritates me too.

I suppose that "ex"caping might work if you were running away from a previous lover.

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« Reply #225 on: May 06, 2009, 04:26:51 PM »

ahhh that made me laugh entirely too much xD
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« Reply #226 on: May 10, 2009, 09:03:58 AM »

is 'unorganised' a word? I hear so many people say it...

I think it should be disorganised. maybe?
Webster's says it is...

They suggest that "unorganized" is more a state of being (my book collection is unorganized)...
while "disorganized" suggests a state of operation/function (my business is disorganized).

In my view, there's a lot of room for overlap there.




also, I hate it when people use "accidently" or "incidently" in typing. -ally is your friend.
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« Reply #227 on: May 10, 2009, 01:15:47 PM »

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not really on topic, but I hate it when people misuse semi colons. especially if it's obvious they've just put one in a sentence because they want to seem more intelligent, but ultimately end up looking stupid.
Commas are good too.
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« Reply #228 on: May 10, 2009, 01:20:48 PM »

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not really on topic, but I hate it when people misuse semi colons. especially if it's obvious they've just put one in a sentence because they want to seem more intelligent, but ultimately end up looking stupid.
Commas are good, too.

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not really on topic, but I hate it when people misuse semi colons. especially if it's obvious they've just put one in a sentence because they want to seem more intelligent, but ultimately end up looking stupid.
Commas are good, too.

Agreed.
Using a comma there would be pretentious.
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« Reply #230 on: May 10, 2009, 01:47:55 PM »

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not really on topic, but I hate it when people misuse semi colons. especially if it's obvious they've just put one in a sentence because they want to seem more intelligent, but ultimately end up looking stupid.
Commas are good, too.

Agreed.
Using a comma there would be pretentious.

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« Reply #231 on: May 11, 2009, 02:30:59 PM »

I don't like when people use "of" instead of "have"

"I would of, but..."
Maybe that's right, because so many people use it but it annoys me a bit lol
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« Reply #232 on: May 11, 2009, 02:34:04 PM »

It's not right, but I do it all the time >.<

See I quite like things like saying "of" instead of "have", or "wasn't" instead of "weren't" or whatever. I mean when it's like a part of the dialect thing, like it is round here - it's just sort of... what people say, you know? I dunno, I quite dig it. But then I just like hearing people fuck about with words a bit xD
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« Reply #233 on: May 23, 2009, 09:05:01 PM »

Doesn't really count, but people around here say words that end in "-ing" like they end "-ign". It's a bit hard to explain.

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« Reply #234 on: May 24, 2009, 04:53:37 AM »

Irregardless.  That's redundant.  You're pretty much saying, "Regardful," which is also not a word.  The correct word is, "Regardless."

This is one that annoys the hell out of me, thank you for mentioning it! I was in a production of "A Little Night Music" recently and one of the girls in the show consistently said, "Irregardless of their matrimonial obligations" instead of "regardless of..." I would cringe every single time that line was uttered.

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« Reply #235 on: May 24, 2009, 12:44:18 PM »

Irregardless.  That's redundant.  You're pretty much saying, "Regardful," which is also not a word.  The correct word is, "Regardless."

This is one that annoys the hell out of me, thank you for mentioning it! I was in a production of "A Little Night Music" recently and one of the girls in the show consistently said, "Irregardless of their matrimonial obligations" instead of "regardless of..." I would cringe every single time that line was uttered.
Webster's says it's a word, but "nonstandard"...   representing an intensification of the
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« Reply #236 on: May 25, 2009, 09:24:09 PM »

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« Reply #237 on: May 25, 2009, 11:50:25 PM »

This isn't a word so much as a phrase, but people who say 'are you joking me'. THE EXPRESSION IS 'ARE YOU KIDDING ME'. Are you fucking retarded?
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« Reply #238 on: May 25, 2009, 11:56:18 PM »

Irregardless.  That's redundant.  You're pretty much saying, "Regardful," which is also not a word.  The correct word is, "Regardless."

This is one that annoys the hell out of me, thank you for mentioning it! I was in a production of "A Little Night Music" recently and one of the girls in the show consistently said, "Irregardless of their matrimonial obligations" instead of "regardless of..." I would cringe every single time that line was uttered.
Webster's says it's a word, but "nonstandard"...   representing an intensification of the
absense of "regard" for the matter at hand.

It still makes me unhappy. People consistently misusing a word make it acceptable. Yuck.

I think what annoyed me about this girl more, however, was that that was not the written line in the script...and she even said it while holding the book in her hand. It was horrible.
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« Reply #239 on: May 26, 2009, 08:25:05 AM »

"Obligated". Again, like "envision", I know it's a word. But "obliged" is so much better!
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"Obligated". Again, like "envision", I know it's a word. But "obliged" is so much better!
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« Reply #241 on: May 26, 2009, 12:44:56 PM »

"Obligated". Again, like "envision", I know it's a word. But "obliged" is so much better!
...but it doesn't mean the same thing...

*is stupid* Does it not? Surely it means enough of the same thing for me to be pissed at it?

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« Reply #242 on: May 26, 2009, 07:07:32 PM »

"Obligated". Again, like "envision", I know it's a word. But "obliged" is so much better!
...but it doesn't mean the same thing...

*is stupid* Does it not? Surely it means enough of the same thing for me to be pissed at it?

Can I be pissed at it for being an ugly word then?
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« Reply #243 on: May 27, 2009, 03:22:36 PM »

"Obligated". Again, like "envision", I know it's a word. But "obliged" is so much better!
...but it doesn't mean the same thing...

*is stupid* Does it not? Surely it means enough of the same thing for me to be pissed at it?

Can I be pissed at it for being an ugly word then?
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« Reply #244 on: May 27, 2009, 03:49:11 PM »

"Jamboree" is a gross word.
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« Reply #245 on: May 28, 2009, 05:11:23 AM »

moist is a repugnant word
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« Reply #246 on: May 28, 2009, 05:22:24 AM »

As is repugnant.

They're both words, though.
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« Reply #247 on: May 28, 2009, 05:25:13 AM »

true.........can this thread become "things that might be words that we do not really like"


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« Reply #248 on: May 29, 2009, 07:23:52 AM »

Yes, yes it can. I quite like "moist" and "repugnant", but only because they express absolutely perfectly the situation you're trying to describe, you know? They're like onomatopoeia (which yes, I spelt first time xD *proud* ) only not quite.

Another word I HATE is "dour". No idea how to say it, and no desire to use it.
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« Reply #249 on: May 29, 2009, 08:26:19 PM »

Yes, yes it can. I quite like "moist" and "repugnant", but only because they express absolutely perfectly the situation you're trying to describe, you know? They're like onomatopoeia (which yes, I spelt first time xD *proud* ) only not quite.

Another word I HATE is "dour". No idea how to say it, and no desire to use it.
Dour is a great word....  Think Ken Branaghhhhh as King Henry (when he's in a foul mood).   >:(
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« Reply #250 on: May 30, 2009, 12:07:27 AM »

People who say 'doubly' as oposed to 'twice as' sound like idiots.
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People who say 'doubly' as oposed to 'twice as' sound like idiots.
There is a shade of difference....  If you are ever going to be a great wordsmith, you must learn
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« Reply #252 on: May 30, 2009, 12:48:46 AM »

People who say 'doubly' as oposed to 'twice as' sound like idiots.
There is a shade of difference....  If you are ever going to be a great wordsmith, you must learn
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If I were writing a book and I wanted to make a character sound like an idiot, I would make them use this word.
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« Reply #253 on: May 30, 2009, 02:24:10 AM »

that would also make you look like an idiot, only doubly so
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« Reply #254 on: May 30, 2009, 02:57:59 AM »

that would also make you look like an idiot, only doubly so

Do you see what I mean? It's so awkward and unecessary.
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« Reply #255 on: May 30, 2009, 03:00:29 AM »

no... that is just the way I talk!......
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« Reply #256 on: May 30, 2009, 07:16:27 AM »

Yes, yes it can. I quite like "moist" and "repugnant", but only because they express absolutely perfectly the situation you're trying to describe, you know? They're like onomatopoeia (which yes, I spelt first time xD *proud* ) only not quite.

Another word I HATE is "dour". No idea how to say it, and no desire to use it.
Dour is a great word....  Think Ken Branaghhhhh as King Henry (when he's in a foul mood).   >:(

I thought it was well-known, Cee - The Bran Man is exempt from such things. He is super and is always super, it's like the Law. And as the campaign grows in strength and power, we're getting closer and closer to that glorious day when He shall be crowned King Kenneth I of England and can make the unspoken law not just spoken, but screamed from the rooftops as we wave our St George flags (henceforth known as "St Ken flags") maniacally and gush iambicpentameterly about the gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh that is....

KING KENNETH OF BRANAGH!




I hate the word "bubbly", as in the sentence, "Hiya! My name's Kayleigh, I'm 23 years old, I'm a hairdresser from Bromley and I'm out-going, a bit mad (*insane giggle*) and bubbly!" because, as we all know, this sentence translates into English as, "Hello. My name is disgusting, I'm old enough to know better and I am vile, obnoxious, cheap, nasty and yet simultaneously the most boring person you've ever met. I am also likely to drink 12 pints of lager on the trot and then kick the shit out of some girl for looking at me funny."
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« Reply #257 on: May 30, 2009, 11:05:28 AM »

that would also make you look like an idiot, only doubly so

Do you see what I mean? It's so awkward and unecessary.

Now stop and consider...  Assuming one agrees with AR's general sentiment, which I do, and one
wished to make that statement.  One could say:

"That would also make you look like an idiot, only twice as much of one."

Well that's awkward and needlessly wordy.
 
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"That would also make you look like an idiot, only doubly so."
Ah, much better...  Concise, and phrased as to make the speaker appear a bit more eloquent.  I choose this one!
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« Reply #258 on: May 30, 2009, 11:09:16 AM »

DOUBLE POST!!!  (Really, just to separate two totally unrelated comments.)

Dear Miss Indja, I wouldn't suggest for a moment that Mister um, King Ken had any substantial
character flaws (beyond the obvious insanity evidenced in his cheating on Emma while they were married, but I'm sure he's fully cured now)....

I simply meant he looked dour as Henry V...

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« Reply #259 on: May 31, 2009, 02:55:11 AM »

anyone who describes their own personality using the words.......zany, bubbly, wacky or cooky..... should be dragged through the streets by their genetalia and pelted with overripe cumquats
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« Reply #260 on: May 31, 2009, 03:00:40 AM »

I think that's kind of harsh...and yet I can't quite bring myself to disagree, either.
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« Reply #261 on: May 31, 2009, 03:02:40 AM »

Going on a tangent here but has anyone noticed that people who describe themselves as having 'a great sense of humour' are those least likely to have one?
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« Reply #262 on: May 31, 2009, 03:03:03 AM »

I may have gone too far with the cumquats.......quinces will suffice
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« Reply #263 on: May 31, 2009, 03:06:09 AM »

Going on a tangent here but has anyone noticed that people who describe themselves as having 'a great sense of humour' are those least likely to have one?

Agreement.
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« Reply #264 on: May 31, 2009, 03:09:49 AM »

Going on a tangent here but has anyone noticed that people who describe themselves as having 'a great sense of humour' are those least likely to have one?

Yessssss.

I may have gone too far with the cumquats.......quinces will suffice

Don't even know what they are but it's a pretty annoying sounding word which is kind of sort of (not really) on topic in a way?
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« Reply #265 on: May 31, 2009, 03:29:23 AM »


cumquats

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« Reply #266 on: May 31, 2009, 03:30:54 AM »

I know what the first ones are!!!!
But that is sort of even worse!!
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« Reply #267 on: May 31, 2009, 12:26:45 PM »

anyone who describes their own personality using the words.......zany, bubbly, wacky or cooky..... should be dragged through the streets by their genetalia and pelted with overripe cumquats

kooky.... of, like, or pertaining to a kook; eccentric, strange or foolish.  Also kookie. [...but that just looks damn strange now, dunnit?]


...and I agree.  Most people who display these traits are entertaining for about 30 minutes at a
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Persons who self-describe with these words should probably be humanely destroyed.  I have to
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« Reply #268 on: June 02, 2009, 09:19:16 AM »

DOUBLE POST!!!  (Really, just to separate two totally unrelated comments.)

Dear Miss Indja, I wouldn't suggest for a moment that Mister um, King Ken had any substantial
character flaws (beyond the obvious insanity evidenced in his cheating on Emma while they were married, but I'm sure he's fully cured now)....

I simply meant he looked dour as Henry V...

C.

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« Reply #269 on: June 05, 2009, 09:24:40 AM »

irregardless
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« Reply #270 on: June 05, 2009, 07:18:22 PM »

Irregardless.  That's redundant.  You're pretty much saying, "Regardful," which is also not a word.  The correct word is, "Regardless."

This is one that annoys the hell out of me, thank you for mentioning it! I was in a production of "A Little Night Music" recently and one of the girls in the show consistently said, "Irregardless of their matrimonial obligations" instead of "regardless of..." I would cringe every single time that line was uttered.
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« Reply #271 on: June 05, 2009, 07:23:30 PM »

"amn't"
People in this town use it quite a lot.

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« Reply #272 on: June 06, 2009, 01:45:01 PM »

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« Reply #273 on: June 06, 2009, 03:17:17 PM »

Subferior

I DIDN'T THINK THAT WAS A WORD! I saw it on a thread a bit ago and was like, whut?? but I didn't like to say anything because I'm almost always wrong about these things.

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Subferior

I DIDN'T THINK THAT WAS A WORD! I saw it on a thread a bit ago and was like, whut?? but I didn't like to say anything because I'm almost always wrong about these things.

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« Reply #275 on: June 09, 2009, 06:10:29 AM »

If it's good enough for Section 25 it's good enough for me. Next you'll be saying that aenima isn't a word.
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It's getting worse out there. 

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« Reply #277 on: January 04, 2010, 10:43:03 AM »

it doesn't bother me, but people sometimes add a 'h' when they're saying height. like, heighth. it's odd, i don't know why.

also, double negatives bother me a little when they're used to try and convey something positive.
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« Reply #278 on: January 04, 2010, 10:48:04 AM »

it doesn't bother me, but people sometimes add a 'h' when they're saying height. like, heighth. it's odd, i don't know why.
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« Reply #279 on: January 04, 2010, 01:44:49 PM »

it doesn't bother me, but people sometimes add a 'h' when they're saying height. like, heighth. it's odd, i don't know why.

also, double negatives bother me a little when they're used to try and convey something positive.
I'll admit that I can't document it right away, but I have a suspicion that
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« Reply #280 on: January 04, 2010, 01:52:09 PM »

it doesn't bother me, but people sometimes add a 'h' when they're saying height. like, heighth. it's odd, i don't know why.

also, double negatives bother me a little when they're used to try and convey something positive.
I'll admit that I can't document it right away, but I have a suspicion that
"heighth" is a linguistic artifact, and that it may once have been the proper
form, in line with "depth" and "width"...

Just a hunch.

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« Reply #281 on: January 04, 2010, 02:26:36 PM »

Coupon.

it's spelled like a word, but the way i say it, my boyfriend always yells at me and says "That's not a word!"...  ("Qupon" "Kyoopon" lol)he's an english major... so he gets annoyed with things i say all the time.

also i hate when people say things in real life they way you would text something, as if it's a word. like "OhEmGee".

it's not exactly what the threads about but sort of.... 
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« Reply #282 on: January 04, 2010, 02:39:40 PM »

also i hate when people say things in real life they way you would text something, as if it's a word. like "OhEmGee".
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #283 on: January 04, 2010, 06:42:25 PM »

Using "malus" as the opposite of "bonus"
"Anyways" always annoys me as well; I hear it in the root'nest, toot'nest Gabby Hayes voice imaginable.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #284 on: January 04, 2010, 11:59:15 PM »

Using "malus" as the opposite of "bonus"
...but it is...  in Latin.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #285 on: March 29, 2010, 07:31:29 AM »

concretize.. NOT A WORD  if i see it in one more fucking social work report i will go bananas

ie.  we gave him an opportunity to concretize his thoughts and feelings  or .. let's concretize those ideas.. what?? make them into concrete??
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #286 on: March 29, 2010, 05:24:36 PM »

youse

i.e "are youse guys coming out tonight?"

I hate it. You're a native english speaker, learn the fucking language
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« Reply #287 on: March 29, 2010, 05:40:09 PM »

youse

i.e "are youse guys coming out tonight?"

I hate it. You're a native english speaker, learn the fucking language
To be fair to those who use the term "youse" and similar contrivances, the English language actually
suffers from a very bothersome deficiency, specifically the lack of a context-independent identifiable
second-person plural pronoun.
 
You do something...  You did something...  Would you like to do something?...

There's no way, in proper standard English, to determine if those phrases refer to a single individual,
or to a group.  Youse, y'all, you'ns, you guys...  These are all essential improvisations to minimize the
inconvenience brought about by a flaw in the language itself.  I may not accept their use in formal
situations, but in casual conversation, they're nigh indispensable.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #288 on: March 29, 2010, 11:53:53 PM »

"would of", "could of", "should of", "irregardless", "a whole nother" and "all of the sudden" make me want to choke someone non-erotically.
After a lengthy argument with my brother, I've conceded that "a whole 'nother" can have proper usage, insomuch as its usage to create a colorful depiction of the unwashed masses, but not under the circumstances under which "nother" is assumed to be a word.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #289 on: April 06, 2010, 08:28:42 PM »

Why make the word cannot if you have can not or do you have to put them together when you use them?

To avoid confusion I use can't.
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« Reply #290 on: April 06, 2010, 08:30:51 PM »

Also, I know all these words are real but this is the only thread I could find to ask the question.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #291 on: April 09, 2010, 04:29:44 PM »

When they're next to one another, can and not are properly combined into cannot. Unless it's a case where you're emphasizing the "can" as in: Well, you CAN not do it, but why wouldn't you want to?


I realize this next complaint is a dialect/accent/pronunciation thing. It bugs me when someone drops the "r" out of "through/threw" and pronounces it as "thoo". That is not a word.
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« Reply #292 on: May 10, 2010, 10:57:58 PM »

Dialogue used as a verb – don't care if it's accepted I HATE it.

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Actionable used by marketing wunderkinder to mean leading to action rather than what it really means: leading to lawsuits. The irony is lost on these fuckwits.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #293 on: May 10, 2010, 11:29:38 PM »

Dialogue used as a verb – don't care if it's accepted I HATE it.
related: the verb "to fellowship"....    :violent1:
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« Reply #294 on: May 11, 2010, 06:10:45 PM »

I cringe every time someone pronounces “nyoo-kyuh-ler” when trying to say “nuclear”
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #295 on: July 05, 2010, 07:52:39 AM »

People writing "brought" when they mean "bought". No, you do not BRING CDs/books/sex toys, you BUY them. Gahhh.

Also, I can't stand "youse". And I don't know if people ever do it in English, but some Dutch people tend to use "paranoia" when they mean "paranoïde" (paranoid) and it drives me up the wall. "Don't be so paranoia"? Don't be so retarded, please.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #296 on: July 05, 2010, 08:52:01 AM »

Lately I've heard a lot of people shortening "legitimate" to "legit," which I don't mind, but when they need it in an adverbial form they say, "legitly."
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #297 on: July 05, 2010, 11:12:12 AM »

Gotten.

Pull yourself together, America - "got" is not a naughty word.
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