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Reply to: #934817 by Topcollector
Sep 15, 2016 3:15am
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When did "way" become an acceptable substitution for "far" as in, "There are way to many grammar errors written and spoken by professional writers and speakers?"
I hear and see it in commercials and news on the radio, TV and newspapers.
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Reply to: #934834 by dingus dufus
Sep 15, 2016 4:24am
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OMG, uh knew weigh two rite uhh clough.
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Reply to: #934817 by Topcollector
Sep 15, 2016 5:11am
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One of my coworkers--with an English degree from a prestigious university--always says "it's a mute point." Everyone he's talking to just kinda looks down at their notepads. I've tried to use "moot" in conversations with him, but he doesn't pick up on it.
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Reply to: #934886 by Oberon_Kenobi
Sep 15, 2016 6:05am
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HELP! I'm really confused now:

{{Definition: nauseous
If you’re nauseous, you feel queasy and sick to your stomach, and you might feel like vomiting. Could be the stomach flu or too much food before that roller-coaster ride.}}

This is how I always used it.
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Reply to: #934941 by Topcollector
Sep 15, 2016 6:40am
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In American English, dictionary definitions are defined by usage. The more that new usages are used, the more likely it is that dictionaries will pick up on this and make that their definitions. That's why the definition of 'literally' is literally being changed to mean 'figuratively'.
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Reply to: #934951 by crosscresent
Sep 15, 2016 7:24am
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Mike always says that he sat there and did something. Someone else sat there and did something. I'm kind of used to it now. But I'm always thinking he reminds me of a guest on Jerry Springer. He's going to sit there and go to the store. She sat there and yelled at him. He's going to sit there and go fishing. He's going to sit there and go to the kitchen.

I wish he would sit there and just sit there.

Buuuuuuuut.... can't change people, places, or things. Oh well.
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Reply to: #934875 by DebBee
Sep 15, 2016 8:19am
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We always round to the nearest dollar, with the tip closest to 20%. My pet peeve is the new tabletop payment devices with the automatic tip calculator. I am capable of calculating percentages, and I refuse to tip the added tax. I realized the machine is programmed to include the tax before the tip is calculated when I used the tip slider bar. Sneaky B's.
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Reply to: #934817 by Topcollector
Sep 15, 2016 1:10pm
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Irregardless. Not word.

In regards to. In *regard* to.

Salmon pronounced with the L not being silent. I corrected a co-worker once because it really makes someone sound ignorant and her response was "You're in the south now and that's how we say it." *smacks forehead* So I sent her a link to Webster's with the sound bite and told her to make sure to have her speakers on. She never said the word around me again.

People not using their fleebing signal lights.

People that run into you because they are too busy looking at their phone.

The 37th and 38th floors of my building. Those jerks will get on the elevator and pack in as many people as they can. Once a lady in front of me backed up so close that her hair was up against my face. ENOUGH! So the majority of the time, I'll use a different elevator bank and go up an additional floor and take the internal stairs so I don't have to deal with them.
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Reply to: #934968 by thndrkttn
Sep 15, 2016 1:27pm
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Check another dictionary on salmon. I was raised with the silent l, but salm-on is absolutely acceptable.
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Reply to: #934938 by Rocklun
Sep 15, 2016 1:39pm
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One of my coworkers--with an English degree from a prestigious university--always says "it's a mute point." Everyone he's talking to just kinda looks down at their notepads. I've tried to use "moot" in conversations with him, but he doesn't pick up on it.

Being he has such an impressive English degree maybe it's his own insider tongue-in-cheek way of saying, shut up. Perhaps, he really means "it's a mute (unspeakable) point" rather than "it's a moot point" which has different meanings depending on whether "moot" is used as a noun, verb or an adjective. Next time if the occasion arises why not beat him to the punch when the conversation goes down a rabbit trail and say, "It's both a mute and a moot point" and see if it generates some "Yakking It Up" laughter.
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Reply to: #934970 by Frenchie
Sep 15, 2016 2:05pm
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maybe it's his own insider tongue-in-cheek way of saying, shut up. Perhaps, he really means "it's a mute (unspeakable) point" rather than "it's a moot point"

And sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. This is one of those cases.
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Reply to: #934955 by speedsquare
Sep 15, 2016 4:17pm
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We don't have sales tax in Oregon, so I don't have to worry about that.

My hairdresser owns her own salon and I buy products from her. When she would run my debit card and then ask if I wanted to tip, I always tipped only on the haircut. I'm not going to tip on $40 of hair products.

KuKu
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Reply to: #934968 by thndrkttn
Sep 15, 2016 4:58pm
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People not using their fleebing signal lights.

I just know you meant to say blinkers and just forgot, the sound being their most important function, after all. OH, oh! You reminded me about the directionally impaired: right-hand side (as opposed to the left-foot side), backwards (no s required), forwards (same). So many peeves, so little time. I know these are finesse things, but while we're on the subject. . .
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Reply to: #934938 by Rocklun
Sep 15, 2016 5:04pm
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My friend once invented a game, similar in style to "bullshit bingo." You track egregious misuse of vocabulary, like the one you offer, and the more ridiculous, the greater the cachet. The only other rule was that they had to be oblivious that they were using the word incorrectly. She said you got more points the higher up the chain of command they were. She called them smugability points. Made meetings so much more interesting. And smuggley.
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Reply to: #934817 by Topcollector
Sep 15, 2016 5:43pm
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I think some of you would enjoy this book. It describes a real-life quest to find and fix typos, grammar problems, etc. on a trip across the U.S.
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Reply to: #934989 by Rocklun
Sep 16, 2016 8:13am
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Reply to: #934882 by photopam
Sep 16, 2016 9:17am
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Badly
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Reply to: #934912 by Klaatu
Sep 16, 2016 4:37pm
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When did "way" become an acceptable substitution for "far" as in, "There are way to many grammar errors written and spoken by professional writers and speakers?"
I hear and see it in commercials and news on the radio, TV and newspapers.

That would be one of my pet peeves.....the incorrect uses of the words "to" and "too".

Had to do it.

Klaatu barada nikto
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Reply to: #934882 by photopam
Sep 16, 2016 4:40pm
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The Alot is an imaginary creature that I made up to help me deal with my compulsive need to correct other people's grammar. It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug, and it has provided hours of entertainment for me in a situation where I'd normally be left feeling angry and disillusioned with the world.

deniserows
alot
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Reply to: #934969 by zoemomma
Sep 16, 2016 4:50pm
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As an Alaskan who fishes, we never say the word sal-mon or sa mon or salmon. We refer to the genus Salmon by colloquial nouns that identify the species: Silvers, Pinks, Reds, Dogs, Chum, Humpies etc.

deniserows
with a sharp filet knife at the ready
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Reply to: #935032 by MissMoon
Sep 17, 2016 5:03am
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I can't seem to find 'gonna', 'wanna', doya', 'cuz', havta' and other words in my dictionary. I guess
I betta buy a new one, huh? Anyone else have dasame problem?
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Reply to: #935032 by MissMoon
Sep 17, 2016 5:05am
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Oh, and what about 'Donald Trump HE did such and such {substitute any name}}.
I better leave now or I won't get any boxing in today.
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Reply to: #935036 by Sagacorn
Sep 17, 2016 11:44am
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I can't seem to find 'gonna', 'wanna', doya', 'cuz', havta' and other words in my dictionary. I guess
I betta buy a new one, huh? Anyone else have dasame problem?

That's very 'inneresting'. lol

I hate it when politicians change their speech patterns and grammar for each audience in different parts of the country.
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Reply to: #935033 by deniserows
Sep 17, 2016 10:15pm
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Reply to: #935032 by MissMoon
Sep 19, 2016 2:52am
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Thank you for reminding me of an information tidbit I learned a while ago.
There is only one way to write this sentence correctly.
"There are three ways to write the word to."
Gregg's shorthand uses the same symbol for to, too and two.
K.
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Reply to: #935097 by Klaatu
Sep 19, 2016 7:10am
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Gregg's shorthand uses the same symbol for to, too and two.

Interesting. I always think of 'two' as having nothing to do with 'to' and 'too' because it is a number.

I am a compulsive googler.....I guess that's a word now....auto correct is ignoring it.

In light of the general discussion....:)

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/the-58-most-commonly-misused-words-and-phrases-a6754551.html

Turns out........• Irregardless is not a word but a portmanteau of regardlessand irrespective. [Note: Pinker acknowledges that certain schools of thought regard "irregardless" as simply non-standard, but he insists it should not even be granted that.]

Portmanteau huh? Who knew?

MM.....head spinning
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Reply to: #935033 by deniserows
Sep 20, 2016 10:25am
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Have you read this? If not, you should. I would imagine that you would enjoy it immensely.

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html

ETA: GAH! Super Hedge Hoggie Beat me to the punch.