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23-08-2016, 01:46 PM
RE: Words: phrases & misuses that bug you!
Quote:"The tenants of a religion" -- I think you mean tenets.
Tenants, tenets?

Ah, Tennents, a great Scottish lager!

Yes, seen that one in writing.

I am gonna blame youse guys over the Pond for the "should of" thing. Smile

With the, sometimes, softening effect of some American accents the contractions of "should have" sounds like the contraction of "kind of". Think I have seen "kind've" written, just completes the circle.

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23-08-2016, 02:55 PM
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Using "irregardless", no it's "regardless". Whenever anyone over the age of 15 uses the word "bae" when describing a significant other.

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23-08-2016, 03:11 PM
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(23-08-2016 02:55 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  Using "irregardless", no it's "regardless".

I used to be a critic like you. But then I took an arrow to the knee.

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23-08-2016, 03:14 PM
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(23-08-2016 03:11 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(23-08-2016 02:55 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  Using "irregardless", no it's "regardless".

I used to be a critic like you. But then I took an arrow to the knee.

Thanks for the interesting link, and for the Skyrim reference.

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23-08-2016, 03:20 PM
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"Could of". Most of the time I just assume that English isn't the first language of whoever makes this mistake, but it still bugs me.

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23-08-2016, 03:26 PM
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"at the minute" rather than "at the moment". A minute is a well defined piece of time. When people say "at the minute" they aren't talking about 60 seconds.

We have a conference call message "your call will begin momentarily" but "momentarily" is a duration, it has both a beginning and an ending after a brief duration.
It cannot begin momentarily. It can begin in a moment, or shortly, or soon, but NOT momentarily.

I also hate the use of thankyou as one word.
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23-08-2016, 05:17 PM (This post was last modified: 23-08-2016 05:32 PM by DLJ.)
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(23-08-2016 01:23 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  ...
I have seen this one used several times right here on this forum by people who should know better.
...

Talking (writing) of which, "Here's a couple things..."

Also*, since moving to Malaysia I still haven't opened a bank account. I wanted to open one at CIMB Bank as they (or it) have been (or has been Big Grin ) a client of mine but I can't bring myself to do that as their ATM Machine asks me to "Insert my PIN Number".



* For those of you who are thinking, "Huh? Why "also"? That's only one thing!", yes, I was referring to you.

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24-08-2016, 12:02 AM
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(21-08-2016 03:59 AM)Vosur Wrote:  All of them

No. Proper usage is "allem". Sometimes "alldoze". Or occasionally "awldatshitt!" Smartass
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24-08-2016, 12:04 AM
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(23-08-2016 05:17 PM)DLJ Wrote:  "Insert my PIN Number".

Are you counting that as two wrist slaps, DLJ?

Or does the ATM have a slot for "inserting" a piece of paper, or something similar, with your PIN written on it?

There is a subtle difference between "insert" and "enter".

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24-08-2016, 12:43 AM
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(22-08-2016 01:50 PM)unsapien Wrote:  On my way home today I drove on the Parkway and then parked in my driveway. Huh

Eh.

Someone's channeling Stephen Wright!
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