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Old 04-14-2008, 10:50 AM   #1
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Several posters here put "The Pursuit of Happyness" on the list of the worst movies they’ve ever seen. Hey, I liked that movie what with its shallow analysis of bad spelling as a fact of life as well as a contest.

There has been some recent pounding here about bad spelling. What are your pet peeves and what do you really think about Tori Speling?

What jumps out at me most often are words like "definitely" that to my Mid-Western ears sound like they should contain and "a" or another "e" instead of an "i" decreed by the spelling gods. You don’t need Freud to figure out that my mis-use of "break" when I meant "brake" reveals a focus on buying an infinite break from w*rk rather than a new set of wheels.
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[quote=CuppaJoe;643016]. What are your pet peeves and what do you really think about Tori Speling?

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I'd have to say my pet peeve is how the other topics thread is becoming a political ranting arena. What happened to fun subjects ? I also liked " The Pusuit of Happiness " and I think Tori Spelling only has a job because of her father .
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There has been some recent pounding here about bad spelling. What are your pet peeves?

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Using "your" when you mean "you're." Foks with tech backgrounds seem especially prone to do this.
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What are your pet peeves...
People who start "pet peeve" posts....

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... and what do you really think about Tori Speling?
Who?
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Phlegm.

I hate when people misspell phlegm.
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Phlegm.

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Isnít that one of those potatoe words, spud-um. Watch out when those spud-ums turn green.

(My spell checker tried to correct me.)
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Heres my advise: Definately view all posts as a work in process. The reason is because, irregardless of hind sight, each person is very unique.
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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!



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Heres my advise: Definately view all posts as a work in process. The reason is because, irregardless of hind sight, each person is very unique.
Al, this triggers the nitemares of an old pet peeve: megacorp had a rubber stamp: "For preliminary discussion purposes only; not for publication in the official records." A committee of three was given the task of revising the wording. Pretty soon the stamp was so big it needed an additional page. And I would spend days hunting down the holder of the official seal that tied up and bound the revised binders. There really was such a guy but every time they re-organized, he got lost. "you are lost and gone forever, oh, my darling binder guy."
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Phlegm.

I hate when people misspell phlegm.
I hate it when people expell phlegm.
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I hate it when people expell phlegm.
You'd hate my job.

They also expel yellow bile, black bile and blood.

And on a bad day...
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Nice just ate my hard boiled egg.
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Nice just ate my hard boiled egg.


Sorry. Reality posting in action.
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Or when Tori Spelling expels phlegm.
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I want to dispell the rumor that Tori Spelling expells phlegm...
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Careful there, a common rhyme with expel and dispel is excel.
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Tori can spit if she wishes. Potato or spud - I hate Tators. A young 2 or 3 yr old (Anthony) a great grandson of a friend is nicknamed Tator.

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Tori can spit if she wishes. Potato or spud - I hate Tators. A young 2 or 3 yr old (Anthony) a great grandson of a friend is nicknamed Tator.
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eeeyu, Mega mega pet peeve. That name must be contagious, I know one too. People are calling their off-spring "tator tots." Tatum is going around too, that's the female version of spud.
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We call my neice Spud. Her real name is Katherine. Kate. Kater potater. Spud.

One of our cats is Fishy. Was Ghost Face, mispronounced as Goat Face, Goatina, Tina, Tina Tuna, Tuna Maru, Fishy cat.

Never did learn why my Dad called my little brother Dave Ralph though....
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How about excesive use of smileys ?One is okay but multiple smileys in a post especially the animated ones remind me of prepubescent text messages .
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