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Totally random rant

Postby canuck » 16th Aug, '12, 18:44

Advice versus advise!!!!

it's not rocket science, why do so many people not know the difference?

Language abuse has been driving me nuts lately. Ie. overriding when in fact overwriting was the term they meant to use...

Don't get me wrong I occasionally slaughter proper sentence structure, and cut corners, but grrrrrr one of my pet peeves. The scary thing is Icaught myself saying more better one day... Shoot me!!,!, :twisted:
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby Kooky » 16th Aug, '12, 18:50

People who use i.e. instead of e.g. drive me nuts.
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby cromasaig » 16th Aug, '12, 18:55

their they're...
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Postby Kooky » 16th Aug, '12, 19:10

Your nitpicking, croma.
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby cromasaig » 16th Aug, '12, 19:30

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I have a mental block on practise v practice. I know exactly what the difference is, but still have to double check every time.
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 16th Aug, '12, 19:31

Mine's dateline [smilie=23_3.gif] [smilie=23_3.gif] [smilie=23_3.gif]
A woman walked into a pub and asked the barman for a double entendre. So he gave it to her.
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby Duck » 16th Aug, '12, 19:37

Program v programme
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby Scrummy Mummy » 16th Aug, '12, 20:09

Dinning room.
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby canuck » 16th Aug, '12, 20:10

See program or programme don't bother me as it is an american english thing, and i can live with 'z' in words the american way. Although after working inthe UK and for a Mostly UK-centric company, realise and organisations are now with an s etc, and colour has a u always.

The other thing that drives me nuts is the constant misuse of the plural here
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby slinky » 16th Aug, '12, 20:35

canuck wrote:The scary thing is Icaught myself saying more better one day... Shoot me!!,!, :twisted:

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We have been grammar/language nazis here for quite awhile now with the small slinkies and we alwyas go after things like 'more better.' Sometimes I feel like I'm correcting every other word they say :twisted:

Honestly, there are just too many mis-uses and generally awful mistakes that make me crazy to name. I swear our kids are magnets for every last grammatical abomination they hear around here. You are totally right about the mis-use of the plural though - it's just rampant.
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby Sardonicus » 16th Aug, '12, 20:58

Just got another one of those this morning!

Then again I am a bit of a grammar Nazi on one forum where that is all I do.....

There's much more to this list:
oversite / oversight

And I like some of the Indian creations, like upgradation, can't remember some others

canuck wrote:Advice versus advise!!!!

it's not rocket science, why do so many people not know the difference?

Language abuse has been driving me nuts lately. Ie. overriding when in fact overwriting was the term they meant to use...

Don't get me wrong I occasionally slaughter proper sentence structure, and cut corners, but grrrrrr one of my pet peeves. The scary thing is Icaught myself saying more better one day... Shoot me!!,!, :twisted:
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby T2K » 16th Aug, '12, 22:23

Practice vs Practise - is that British English?

I believe the noun and verb version are the same in American English (practice). I cannot think of the other version (practise) in American English anywhere.
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 16th Aug, '12, 22:42

saltish = salty
saloon = salon
sales = sale
keep = put away
wear = put on
revert or revert back = reply

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Re: Totally random rant

Postby Tas » 17th Aug, '12, 05:32

As this is random going to jump on the wagon.

I HATE TAGGERS. I'd like to hang around commando style and shoot them off one by one. One day going to get a sticker made up to carry around that says at least learn to spell you ****ing morons.
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby Kooky » 17th Aug, '12, 05:44

Well it didn't start out random but it's gone that way so -

Real Estate Agents. Sort after location. Seriously, people, you use that phrase often enough that you should know how to spell it.
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby canuck » 17th Aug, '12, 06:14

T2K wrote:Practice vs Practise - is that British English?

I believe the noun and verb version are the same in American English (practice). I cannot think of the other version (practise) in American English anywhere.


one is to try to perfect doing something, the other is what a psychologst would have.

Also goes with license and licence....

K: sort after? Ha ha
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby slinky » 17th Aug, '12, 07:02

canuck wrote:
T2K wrote:Practice vs Practise - is that British English?

I believe the noun and verb version are the same in American English (practice). I cannot think of the other version (practise) in American English anywhere.


one is to try to perfect doing something, the other is what a psychologst would have.

Also goes with license and licence....

K: sort after? Ha ha


Interesting - I didn't know that. I'm with T2K though, I've never heard of it in American English. Practice covers trying to perfect doing something as well as what a psychologist would have - or a doctor, dentist, lawyer, etc. As far as license - I think we only use the one with the s and not with a c. It's strange though, having been here so long and having seen licence with the c it doesn't look out of place to me right now, so I'm not feeling 100% certain we don't use that spelling in the US :lol:

Adding the u to words like color or behavior (colour - behaviour) is also starting to look and feel pretty normal to me :o despite what my spell check thinks!
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby sluggo » 17th Aug, '12, 07:23

I can't go along with that "u" thing in color or behavior. I just can't. The "s" and "z" thing I got used to.
I guess we're not in Kansas anymore.
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby Morrolan » 17th Aug, '12, 08:26

i actually like "much more better"... [smilie=rotflmao.gif]
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby slinky » 17th Aug, '12, 09:14

sluggo wrote:The "s" and "z" thing I got used to.

Yep, s instead of z is no problem :)
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby Pinklepurr » 17th Aug, '12, 11:43

OK, I have to say this quickly because I hate them so much.

"so fun" (just what is wrong with using the word much in front of fun?)
"funner" and
"funnest"


ARGH! They are used everywhere and becoming more and more everyday language (not in our house though!) I really hate them.
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby Monkey Hanger » 17th Aug, '12, 15:20

Kooky wrote:People who use i.e. instead of e.g. drive me nuts.


chuckle ;)
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby canuck » 17th Aug, '12, 17:49

Morrolan wrote:i actually like "much more better"... [smilie=rotflmao.gif]

Omg someone at work used it today aaghhhhh
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby sluggo » 18th Aug, '12, 00:18

Have you noticed that some Singaporeans use the phrase "so called" incorrectly?
I guess we're not in Kansas anymore.
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Re: Totally random rant

Postby FurBaby » 23rd Aug, '12, 20:27

the misuse of "literally" - as in: "i literally died when you said that!"
no you didn't. you're still here annoying me, aren't you?

writing "here here", when they mean "hear, hear"

referring to "fats" in advertisements for slimming products!
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