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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #225 on: May 06, 2009, 04:26:51 PM »

ahhh that made me laugh entirely too much xD
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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ah, thanks for that. I'll probably still cringe when I hear my best friend saying she's so unorganised, even though she's technically correct.

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.

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

Agreed.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #229 on: May 10, 2009, 01:27:44 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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.

I actually find it quite cute.  :-X
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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.

I also hate when people say, "I'm OCD." That doesn't make sense! You are NOT Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, that's just silly. You may HAVE OCD, but you are not OCD.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« 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
absense of "regard" for the matter at hand.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #236 on: May 25, 2009, 09:24:09 PM »

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