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Poor writing, bad grammar and pet peeves in general

Post by chumley » Oct 18 2010 12:11 pm

Should I even bother mentioning they're, their, and there?

It's vs its?

Your, you're?

How about "for all intensive purposes"?

Somebody on here has mentioned "lightening" before

Which ones get under your skin?
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Post by Alston_Neal » Oct 18 2010 12:16 pm

My spelt check broke.
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Post by maxpower » Oct 18 2010 12:22 pm

Two, to, too
Persay, per se
I could care less, I couldn't care less
Farther, further
I had my dog spaded, spayed (groan)
Who, whom
Accept, except
Affect, effect
Emigrate, immigrate
Lie, lay

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Post by PLC92084 » Oct 18 2010 12:23 pm

Alston Neal wrote:Somebody on here has mentioned "lightening" before
Well that's the opposite of darkening, right!? Unless there was some mention of a storm... In which case, the reign may have been coming down in torrance and they were two scarred to worry about spelling... :STP:



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Post by Alston_Neal » Oct 18 2010 12:40 pm

maxpower wrote:Two, to, too
Persay, per se
I could care less, I couldn't care less
Farther, further
I had my dog spaded, spayed (groan)
Who, whom
Accept, except
Affect, effect
Emigrate, immigrate
Lie, lay

:wrt: Just don't axe me to explain why these bug me!
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Post by BobP » Oct 18 2010 12:57 pm

chumley wrote:Which ones get under your skin?
also, aslo
witch I do all the time... ;)
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Post by imike » Oct 18 2010 1:05 pm

...to understand the thought intended, yet to be distracted by the form of expression, is a "less than" on the part of the recipient...

not a failure on the part of the them that share.

Thoughts came long before words... and words are to serve thought, not the prescribed and artificial standards of a minority stuck on defining to fit their idea of what should be...

but, then again... I am a high school drop out. Never did get educated properly.
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Post by Alston_Neal » Oct 18 2010 1:19 pm

imike wrote: butt then again... I are a high school drop out.
Sorry but I couldn't resist.
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Post by DarthStiller » Oct 18 2010 1:20 pm

irregardless

What really gets under my skin is when I make a "your/you're" or "their/there/they're" mistake.

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Post by paulhubbard » Oct 18 2010 1:23 pm

I always struggle with which effect affects me the most...
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Post by chumley » Oct 18 2010 1:30 pm

The Stillernator wrote:irregardless
That's a great non-word.
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Post by azbackpackr » Oct 18 2010 1:34 pm

Wow! An entire cadre of spelling police has descended upon us! :D

The problem seems to be, though, that while people realize there are rules, they are not always sure how to apply them.

'I was the one who mentioned lightning vs lightening. I came up with a sentence containing both words: "I thought of lightening my load by ditching my raingear, but when I looked at the sky I realized there might be a lightning storm brewing."

The cat licks its fur. No apostrophe. The way you remember this is you would never say, "The cat licks it is fur." Which tells you that you do not use the word "it's" since it means "it is."

You are getting your hair cut. You're getting your hair cut.

This is your hat but I sure hope you're not wearing it to my party! You're always signifies YOU ARE. Simple.

My dad used to make fun of people who say "For all intensive purposes." (Just in case you don't know, it is properly said, "For all intents and purposes."

One that REALLY gets to me with EMT's and the like is the word "larynx." I am around a lot of first responders, etc. and they all seem to say "larnyx" instead of larynx. Think of lair inks. NOT Lair nix. Drives me totally friggin' nuts. And you can't tell them. They don't wanna know.

Most people, in fact, don't want to know. I gave up a long time ago. I am surprised it is even being brought up again.
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Post by Jeffshadows » Oct 18 2010 1:37 pm

"irregardless" vice irrespective and regardless.
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Post by azbackpackr » Oct 18 2010 1:39 pm

Jeff do you hear people saying "lair nix" instead of "lair inks" (for larynx) in your line of work down there in Tucson or is it just a disease of the Redneck Alps?
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Post by chumley » Oct 18 2010 2:14 pm

When it comes to mispronunciation, how about Missourah and Ellinois?
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Post by Alston_Neal » Oct 18 2010 2:18 pm

Since I'm in the Native art biz. The one that tightens my shorts is Acoma. On radio and TV they are always saying A coma.
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Post by Jeffshadows » Oct 18 2010 2:25 pm

azbackpackr wrote:Jeff do you hear people saying "lair nix" instead of "lair inks" (for larynx) in your line of work down there in Tucson or is it just a disease of the Redneck Alps?
Pharynx is mispronounced relentlessly, as well...
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Post by azbackpackr » Oct 18 2010 2:33 pm

Hmmm... I have to disagree here, regarding Missoura. I think place names do change their pronunciation (NOT pronounciation, please) over time. Recently in S. Utah, I was saying EscaLAHN TAY, the locals say Escalant (short a's, drop the e a the end). I was saying Hurricane, they say Herkin. In San Diego if you live in PB, it is GarNET St. Not GARnet. And it goes without saying we all mispronounce the Spanish names of things that are all over the Southwest. Los Angeles comes to mind immediately. This is the way it is, locals know how they say the name of their town, you might at least want to learn it.

I have also come to the conclusion that a whole lot of people are really attached to their ignorance and they really DO NOT want to learn new things. Unlike some of us who are constantly seeking new knowledge, new understanding, new ways of looking at things, hoping to learn several foreign languages before we die, plus a smattering of geology and astronomy, and maybe learn to water color or play the piano, I think most Americans like the rut they are in and they willfully cling to their old beliefs and ways and they DO NOT want to change a single thing, except to add to their stash of money in the bank.

To me, this sounds like life in hell, a boring continuum that goes on and on toward inevitable health decline and death.
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Post by azbackpackr » Oct 18 2010 2:37 pm

Alston Neal wrote:Since I'm in the Native art biz. The one that tightens my shorts is Acoma. On radio and TV they are always saying A coma.
I am not sure what you are indicating here, since you didn't say which syllables are emphasized. My understanding is that it is correctly pronounced AH coma, with the emphasis on the first syllable, whereas many people say a COM a, which is wrong, am I correct? I have always heard it pronounced AH coma by the archaeologists I have been around.
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Post by Alston_Neal » Oct 18 2010 2:43 pm

azbackpackr wrote:
Alston Neal wrote:Since I'm in the Native art biz. The one that tightens my shorts is Acoma. On radio and TV they are always saying A coma.
I am not sure what you are indicating here, since you didn't say which syllables are emphasized. My understanding is that it is correctly pronounced AH coma, with the emphasis on the first syllable, whereas many people say a COM a, which is wrong, am I correct? I have always heard it pronounced AH coma by the archaeologists I have been around.
Most say it like..after the car wreck they were in a coma.
Yes AH coma is correct with the O soft.

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