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littleuch
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Feb 6th, 2018 01:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a friend who says "ideal" instead of "idea". But she's well educated and a good person, so I choose not to belittle and admonish her for this transgression.

We are all riddled with imperfections. I only have so much contempt and disappointment in me.

jefe46
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Feb 6th, 2018 03:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some of my favorites would be the misuse of "like" instead of "such as".

Implied and inferred reversed.

Prepositions at the end of a sentence can be illustrated by most news noisers.

And recently, as much as I am for Veterans, disabled Veterans and former Afghanistan and Iraq vets, there is a new radio ad that has several people talking at the same time with an absurd amount of echo/reverb and preposition after preposition at the end of sentences. Annoying at many levels.

And then there is unique. I have ragged on this before. Unique is unique. One cannot modify a superlative.

So needs to go when over used.

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Feb 6th, 2018 03:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I admit to ending sentences with a preposition -- I know better, and I would never do it in a business email or letter, but on an internet forum, proper grammar can sometimes seem pretentious.

But as long as we are airing our pet peeves -- "then" and "than" are not interchangeable. "My dog is better *then* your dog" makes no damn sense.

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Feb 6th, 2018 04:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What bugs me is people using the word "electric" when they mean "electricity." When did "electric" become a noun?

jefe46
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Feb 6th, 2018 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yo, Joe Bob, get out the electric.

That's when.

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Feb 7th, 2018 02:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I rant about various transgressions, but admit to using Mr Peegoo's favourite infraction 'till' for 'until'. I know there ain't no such word, why is it so tempting?

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armadillos
Feb 7th, 2018 02:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I should of not opened this thread!



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Feb 7th, 2018 03:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here is another one...

“To eat healthy” or “healthy food”

Healthy means to have health...

Food is wholesome, not healthy,

The plant or animal providing the meat might have been healthy themselves... but as food they are wholesome.

PS.Used above: “Noisers” When I listen to a “news” program, I also refer to it as “noise”. For example, I listened to the evening “noise” on the radio.

jefe46
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Feb 7th, 2018 07:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LY = Adverb.

Incorrect usage of a non adverb..

"Shop Local"
Nope, "shop locally"


"Noisers".. those who create the noise, drivel, yupspeak, etc.

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Feb 7th, 2018 07:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Favorite infraction" 'till is incorrect.

It is till as an abbreviation for until, not
'till ; there is no apostrophe. And 'til is the contraction for until as indicated by the apostrophe.

Just Sayin'

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 09:32 AM, Feb 7th, 2018)

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It's all gravy from here on...
Feb 7th, 2018 07:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In a world of tweets and texts, nobody really cares anymore. Any text over 3 lines will lose a millenial's attention. So all the angst is 4 not. ;o)

jefe46
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Feb 7th, 2018 08:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You certainly have your thumb on that.

(intralinear inspection required)


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Feb 7th, 2018 02:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just saw a reporter...

“He’s going to have a tough road to hoe.”

Who hoe’s in a road. It a hard or tough row to hoe.

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Feb 7th, 2018 02:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jefe, I wasn't apostrophising(?) 'till', I was putting it in inverted commas, single ones being the appropriate form unless one is quoting someone, in which case double inverted commas should be used. (Yes! Taking the thread to greater degrees of pedantry!) At least that's how I were brung up, some folk are now saying that single and double are interchangeable.

Peegoo, I have some bad news... I wondered if 'till' featured in the dictionary, and it seems it is a word unto itself and not an abbreviation of until...

From Dictionary.com:
"Origin before 900; Middle English; Old English (north) til < Old Norse til to, akin to Old English till station, German Ziel goal.
Usage note
Till and until are both old in the language and are interchangeable as both prepositions and conjunctions: It rained till(or until) nearly midnight. The savannah remained brown and lifeless until (or till) the rains began. Till is not a shortened form of until and is not spelled 'till."

Peegoo, I'm sorry. But happy :-)

jefe46
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Feb 7th, 2018 06:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Apostrophisation is a lost skill.

jhawkr
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It's all gravy from here on...
Feb 8th, 2018 04:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Who hoe’s in a road. It a hard or tough row to hoe."


IDK. Seems like a road would be much harder to hoe!

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armadillos
Feb 8th, 2018 06:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We better be carefulling here, or this entire thread iwill be a fail...for all intensive purposes.


Three strikes—I’m out!

jefe46
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Feb 8th, 2018 07:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And... "in the interm".. as a former moron boss repeatedly said.. he a law graduate from Unversity of Calif Santa Barbara. I might mention he failed the Calif bar several times so went to work for daddy as the general manager and CEO of 7 car dealerships.. he had never been in the car. biz..
But in the "interm" I quit and went to work for some literate adults.

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It's A Dry Heat
Feb 8th, 2018 09:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Somewhere, a Muscato must be feeling a vibration in The Force.

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Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Feb 8th, 2018 11:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was thinking Peegoo was a Muscato come back with a new FDP handle.

He knows his grammar, spellng, etc,

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