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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... *
There is no such thing as 'white wine', that only exists in the minds of sickos. Heavy reds were meant to be drunk with everything: chicken, pork, beef, fish, salads, cardboard, and yes, even morels!
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Anyone here ever heard of someone using the word 'pacific' in lieu of specific? That one slays me.
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Let me ax you guys a question, does it bother you when it is your berfday and someone says the new buzz phrase, 'paradigm'?

I tune out as soon as some suit starts talking about the paradigm shift.

My all time favorite is when some ignorant trys to use a big word for the camera man and says, 'the point is mute'. If it is mute, then how did they hear it?
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People who say 'flustrated', rather than 'frustrated.'

'Expresso' when they mean 'espresso.'

'ECK-cetera' when they mean 'ET-cetera.'

The overuse of the word 'basically.'

Hearing people, while being interviewed, saying 'you know' about 1,000 times.

People who, when asked 'how are you?' respond with 'good', when they should say 'fine' or 'well.'
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bwhip : People who, when asked 'how are you?' respond with 'good', when they should say 'fine' or 'well.'
Why do people even ask this...I often respond, 'do you really wanna know.'

irregardless...the word is not even in the dictionary and people use it every day! not regardless...hmm =with regard...(walks away head shaking and muttering...as he finds himself doing more and more of these days...)



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How about 'You was....'

Oh I hate that! Or leaving the last consonant off of the end of a word. For example saying 'Jah' instead of 'job'.
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And 2 more of my pet peeves. It's the library, not lie-berry. And this symbol * is an aster-isk, not an aster-ess.
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ULEWZ : And this symbol * is an aster-isk, not an aster-ess.
...nor is it an axterisk
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'Literally' is used incorrectly on a frequent basis, especially in sportscasting. 'The ball literally exploded off his bat!'

Is a paradigm worth 20 cents?
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Bacchus : There is no such thing as 'white wine', that only exists in the minds of sickos. *Heavy reds were meant to be drunk with everything: *chicken, pork, beef, fish, salads, cardboard, and yes, even morels!
I couldn't agree more!!! A good red goes with anything you want it to! White wine=
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Bacchus : Quote (HondaGalToo @ Oct. 28 2003, 11:31am)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.
And that book too is wrong.

I think the best analogy is a target you're shooting at.

Precise is hitting the bullseye.
Accurate is a tight grouping of shots, anywhere on the target.

I've actually never found a web dictionary that got it right. But I had an engineering professor that would drop a project a full letter grade every time you misused either word.







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Much like weight and mass are not the same thing but get used interchangeably.

Is a paradigm worth 20 cents?
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Gud wan.



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don't even think about the unword amperage (I know it's in a couple of seperate dictionaries, but at least one them says: 'amperage: see current.').

I still like to measure ohmage and inductage in my spare time . . .
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luvtolean wonders if he's done this on the site...



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