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That reminds me of good friend of mine that is quite large and bald and looks a lot like Stone Cold Steve Austin. When we were in college he hated beer and his favorite drink was White Zinfandel. It was hilarious to see this big guy standing around the pool tables in the bar with this little wine glass full of pink liquid. Just a funny visual memory.
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SuperDave : So you guys cringe, get pissed off, and may end up climbing towers with rifles because of grammatical errors? *
WHAT ABOUT WHEN SOMEONE ORDERS A CHARDONNAY WITH CHICKEN?!!!!! *Ahhhhhh, the madness, the madness of it all...damn them, damn them all... *
A full-bodied California style Chardonnay is perfectly acceptable.



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That reminds me of good friend of mine that is quite large and bald and looks a lot like Stone Cold Steve Austin. *When we were in college he hated beer and his favorite drink was White Zinfandel. *It was hilarious to see this big guy standing around the pool tables in the bar with this little wine glass full of pink liquid. *Just a funny visual memory.
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tigerblade : A full-bodied California style Chardonnay is perfectly acceptable.
In the words of the esteemed culinary master Justin Wilson, 'I drinks red wine because I likes red wine.'
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Pete : Quote (tigerblade @ Oct. 28 2003, 4:03pm)A full-bodied California style Chardonnay is perfectly acceptable.
In the words of the esteemed culinary master Justin Wilson, 'I drinks red wine because I likes red wine.'
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Re: Gramatical Hint

Here's one of the biggest:

The use of the word jealous. People see a guy with a giant house, nice car, wife w/ huge knock-knocks, and say 'I'm jealous of him.' When actually, they're ENVIOUS. Jealous means to want something that someone has that you used to have. Envious means to want something someone else has that you've never possessed.

Oh, and I bet 90% of any given high school sophomore class can't spell sophomore. 'Sophmore.'
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Pete : Quote (abtech @ Oct. 28 2003, 1:18pm)I know, you guys 'could care less' .
I hear this ALL the time, especially on radio talk shows, and I keep swearing that the next time I hear it, I'm going to call in and correct them.

BTW, shouldn't that last quotation mark follow the period?
That would depend on the particular sentence I am quoting . . .

How about NUCULAR?? What is so hard about the word 'nuclear' to pronounce?
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What about the use of the word 'ignorant'?
That word is used incorrectly at LEAST 90% of the time.
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BDA116 : What about the use of the word 'ignorant'?
That word is used incorrectly at LEAST 90% of the time.
Those people probably 'have the flu'. Most people who think they do don't really have influenza...

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Ok, what about those people who feel the need to use all the latest and greatest office-terms? You know what I'm talking about....'think outside the box', 'get your ducks in a row', 'let's make sure we're on the same page', etc... It drives me absolutely nuts.
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ER : Ok, what about those people who feel the need to use all the latest and greatest office-terms? *You know what I'm talking about....'think outside the box', 'get your ducks in a row', 'let's make sure we're on the same page', etc... *It drives me absolutely nuts.
Oh man! My boss constantly says 'Why don't you start taking a look at that', and 'Ramp up x', or 'We will start here and ratchet up from there.'

Turns my stomach.
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Heavy-Dee : Turns my stomach.
Sooo... it ramps up your stomach and ratchets it from there?











Thankfully my co-workers never use that terminology.
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HondaGalToo : Quote (luvtolean @ Oct. 28 2003, 1:51pm)Accurate and precise have to be two of the least understood words in the english language. *Even most stupid thesaurus' list them as synonyms. *
oh yeah! *They aren't synonyms. *Sheesh.
Oh, I see the 'grammarian' thread is progressing nicely

Well, I have a copy of 'The Synonym Finder' by J. Rodale (yes, I bought this instead of 'Roget's Thesaurus'). Anyway, in this book, at least, precise and accurate are definitely synonyms.
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