Words: phrases & misuses that bug you!
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21-08-2016, 06:41 AM
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(21-08-2016 06:18 AM)Zeff Wrote:  "....who consider themselves "sophisticated" rather better then [THAN] the first ...." !!! Aaaaaargh!!! :-)
Interestingly, Gloucester seems to be in the UK. What did I say about that possibly being due to USAmerican pronunciation?!

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21-08-2016, 06:49 AM
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We should all be able to at least agree that truthiness is a word we definitely need to keep, especially in news media parlance.

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21-08-2016, 08:13 AM
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The completely unecessary overuse of the word “actually”.

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21-08-2016, 08:13 AM
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Don't know if this counts but i hate when people say "Sooo... yeah!" in their youtube videos. It basically means they've ran out of shit to talk about.
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21-08-2016, 08:21 AM
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(21-08-2016 06:35 AM)cactus Wrote:  I don't understand the hate for literally. When people misuse that word, they're doing so in a hyperbolic way. People exaggerate all the time. See what I did there? "all the time."

Quote:No, cactus, it's not literally all the time!!!! You're such a dumbass. Stop misusing the term "all the time;" you'll confuse people!

I do hate "should of," though. That one gets under my skin, literally.

All of the 'of phrases' bother me, should of, kind of, must of,would of, could of, etc..
I have a problem with the aforementioned so. After writing a post I go thru and eliminate so from here and so from there, but am aware that a few still sneak their way thru.
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21-08-2016, 08:43 AM
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If I listed all of the errors that burn my toast, I would be stuck in a perpetual post and you'd never get to read it.

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21-08-2016, 09:45 AM
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affect vs. effect.

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21-08-2016, 09:55 AM
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(21-08-2016 08:21 AM)Born Again Pagan Wrote:  All of the 'of phrases' bother me, should of, kind of, must of,would of, could of, etc..
You have a problem with "kind of"?

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21-08-2016, 10:03 AM
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(21-08-2016 09:45 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  affect vs. effect.
Add to that "off" and "of"

I seem to have found a sensitive spot here Smile

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21-08-2016, 10:07 AM
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it's vs. its

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