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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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."

Then there's confusing "ado" and "adieu" (for which, see the News forum).
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #151 on: November 12, 2008, 11:32:02 PM »

"Are you joking me?"

"I need to itch a spot on my back."
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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."

Really? He shoved something down his throat and choked him?
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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?

choke
   /tʃoʊk/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [chohk]
verb, choked, chok⋅ing, noun
–verb (used with object)
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 #157 on: November 13, 2008, 07:59:25 PM »

Stick-to-it-ism

Or even better.

Stick-to-it-ive-ness.

If you say things like this you are probably retarded.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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
   /tʃoʊk/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [chohk]
verb, choked, chok⋅ing, noun
–verb (used with object)
1.    to stop the breath of by squeezing or obstructing the windpipe; strangle; stifle.

Huh, what do ya know. Thanks, hah.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #159 on: November 21, 2008, 11:05:41 PM »

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Technically, "learnings" is a word.

Bullshit.
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learning
Function: noun
Date: before 12th century
1 : the act or experience of one that learns
2 : knowledge or skill acquired by instruction or study
3 : modification of a behavioral tendency by experience (as exposure to conditioning)
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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Technically, "learnings" is a word.

Bullshit.
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learning
Function: noun
Date: before 12th century
1 : the act or experience of one that learns
2 : knowledge or skill acquired by instruction or study
3 : modification of a behavioral tendency by experience (as exposure to conditioning)
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.
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
write textbooks for teachers.
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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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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