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Re: Pet peeves
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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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Sep 16, 2016 9:17am
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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.