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Old 04-24-2008, 09:20 AM   #21
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How about excesive use of smileys ? Multiple smileys in a post especially the animated ones remind me of prepubescent text messages .
Oop Guess Im guilty of that.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:12 AM   #22
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:00 PM   #23
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I don’t keep pet peaves. And with all due respect (which is a pet peave of mine, since it’s typically used as a preamble meaning “I don’t think you are due the respect that you may think you are due and am about to say something that will make that obvious”), I question not only the practicality but also the morality of domesticating peaves and keeping them in the home. I’ll stick to free-range organic peaves.

Smile icons: I see their utility but for some reason they grate when used too much (which in my opinion is just a hair more than “very sparingly.”) Literate speakers of English should be able to write and read in ways that convey or recognize a wide range of tones without smileys (or is it smilies?). On the other hand, they are quick (but unattractive and imprecise) shortcuts to defuse (not to be confused with diffuse) the aggravation of mistakenly taking a jest seriously.

Loose: when the writer means “lose.”

Irregardless: regardless of its common usage it has an illiterate ring to it.

“I could care a less” or “I could care less”: The correct phrase is “I couldn’t care less” meaning “I care so little that it’s not possible for me to care less.” Saying “I could care less” about something logically means that I do care about it (perhaps very much) and that it is possible for me to care less.

Incredulous: when the writer means “incredible”

Infer and imply: when people get the meanings transposed.

And with all due respect, irregardless of never having heard you speak, just from how some of you people write, I can imply that your pronunciation of certain words is incredulously bad. I can hear you now saying “weapons cache” as if it were “weapon’s cachet.” Sure, folks may not loose your meaning, and most could care less, but it ain’t right.

You say nirvana, I say nibbana. Let’s mindfully call the whole thing off.
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I don’t keep pet peaves.
Exhibit A: I don't even know how to spell "peave" properly
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I'm an American - AND I lived 30 yrs in New Orleans learning to talk rite:

Spelling! I don't need no stinking spelling!



heh heh heh - Now I have to out and make groceries.

Heck, I only lived in the Big Easy 15 years, never did learn to talk rite. But then I also lived in Kentucky, so I caint hep it.

Been quite a while since I heard the expression 'make groceries'. Thanks for the memory.

Pet peeve, when people type loose when they mean lose.
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I learned a new word the other day. It was on my hometown newspaper's forum, where grammar, spelling, 3rd grade sentence construction, etc. sometimes almost call for an interpreter.

"miswell"

Usage:
I miswell voice my opinion.

Despite never having seen *miswell* in print, I actually had heard the term often in my childhood, and was able to sound it out & decipher that it was used as a contraction for "might as well".

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I learned a new word the other day. It was on my hometown newspaper's forum, where grammar, spelling, 3rd grade sentence construction, etc. sometimes almost call for an interpreter.

"miswell"

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I miswell voice my opinion.

Despite never having seen *miswell* in print, I actually had heard the term often in my childhood, and was able to sound it out & decipher that it was used as a contraction for "might as well".

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How is miswell (probable future action) related to fixin' to (immediate or ongoing action)?
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In the early part of the new "Iron Man" movie a magazine cover headline on Tony Stark's assumption of power from his father is shown. The headline states that he has "seized the reigns". Arrgh! A king reigns. A rider transmits his wishes to his horse with his reins. Tony may reign as the leader of his company, but if he is assuming control he's acting as the rider or wagon driver and guiding the company - he's seized the reins.
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People who use "f" instead of "th" like when they say words like "norf" instead of "north" or "birfday" instead of "birthday."

I'm not talking about foreigners who can speak two or more languages and just find saying "th" very difficult because they don't use that sound in their native language. I'm talking about people born and raised here who went through 12 or more years of school in the United States.
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People who use "f" instead of "th" like when they say words like "norf" instead of "north."

I'm not talking about foreigners who can speak two or more languages and just find saying "th" very difficult because they don't use that sound in their native language. I'm talking about people born and raised here who went through 12 or more years of school in the United States.
I had a problem with that when I was 6; I asked my mother to explain it to me over a holiday. When I went back to school the teacher complimented me for getting it right.
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Was this thread referring to the GREAT Dan Quayle's pototoe moment?



The same man who debated the Senator from the GREAT STATE of TEXAS, Mr. Lloyd Bentsen.

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Phlegm.

I hate when people misspell phlegm.
Thanks - you just reminded me of my days with a phlegmon.
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You’re onto me, Wags; I started this thread before the Soap Box section was started. The idea was a defense of imperfection on the internet.

One of my on-line instructors wanted every student to post in the discussion section, as in previous classes just a few people ever did. He set up the grades so that anyone who never posted would fail the class. His criteria was very low, he didn’t care about spelling, syntax, dangling this or that, just express yourself beyond "ditto," save the perfection for the term paper. Some people preferred dropping out to posting and others would get a ten word post in during the last hour of the last day, and so on.

Lurk not, post on! But It’s ok to take the thread off into another direction.

Where's that soap box smilie? Other forums have it.
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