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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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.

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 #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.  ~_^
Just to be on the safe side, you may distribute ANY sushi intended for me to some other person.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #189 on: March 27, 2009, 12:02:13 PM »

ain't.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #193 on: March 29, 2009, 06:43:41 PM »

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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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