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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #170 on: March 24, 2009, 07:40:33 PM »

insinuative

alright is also NOT a word
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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.

Alright, definition.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #173 on: March 24, 2009, 08:38:15 PM »

I heard a radio announcer say, "conversate" the other day.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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