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Re: Slither

Post by Janieb » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:57 pm

:D
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Re: Slither

Post by Lilac Frost » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:01 pm

I hate the wrong use of literal and actual. Also, it's suddenly not all of a sudden. First World War not World War 1. Great War is better.

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Re: Slither

Post by MacadamB53 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:57 pm

Hi Lilac Frost,

Great War is better

Which one? (Napoleonic War or First World War?)

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Re: Slither

Post by appledore » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:20 pm

Seen on another forum today - the oweness was on him.

I should of done it instead of I should have done it, but the one that irritates me the most is definately instead of definitely.
Keep calm and carry on.

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Re: Slither

Post by Fairperson » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:44 pm

Incase anyone instigates an inquiry into your enquiry, here is a definitive guide on pronunciation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ0nFQgRApY

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Re: Slither

Post by MacadamB53 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:22 pm

Hi all,

Another one which bugs me is when folk whack an apostrophe in a pluralised acronym, for example ISA's.

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Re: Slither

Post by boeingman » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:05 pm

"Myriad of"

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Re: Slither

Post by Geometer » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:52 pm

Oh well, if we're all having a little grump...

The use of asterisks to add a vague, non-specific *emphasis* to a word. Similarly, the inappropriate use of "quotation" marks.

The omission of quotation marks when they are appropriate:
Lilac Frost wrote:I hate the wrong use of literal and actual. Also, it's suddenly not all of a sudden. First World War not World War 1. Great War is better.
:wink: Forgive me, but that should read:
Lilac Frost wrote:I hate the wrong use of "literal" and "actual". Also, it's "suddenly" not "all of a sudden". "First World War" not "World War 1". "Great War" is better.


The occasional use of "occassional".

I dislike "alot" a lot.

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Re: Slither

Post by Lilac Frost » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:42 pm

ur rite geometer,sorry,. lol. I dislike text spelling. As I'm English and not American I prefer "alright" to "ok".

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Re: Slither

Post by ukmicky » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:42 pm

nothingtodowithme wrote:Using the word "unkept" when the correct word is UNKEMPT.
Of all the threads to get something wrong you got it wrong :D


They are both proper words of similar meanings but we will let you off
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Re: Slither

Post by stufe35 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:13 am

Oh dear, I think the dictionary needs to come out.

I think you are possibly both right just at cross purposes...Is a person unkempt, and a garden unkept ?

Both words do have similar meanings, but can be used in the wrong context.

(I haven't looked in a dictionary just guessing)

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Re: Slither

Post by MacadamB53 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:44 am

nothingtodowithme wrote:Using the word "unkept" when the correct word is UNKEMPT.
I agree - there are instances when using "unkept" would be regarded as odd/wrong.

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Re: Slither

Post by jonahinoz » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:22 pm

Hi,

I know I am dyslexic, suffer from fat finger, and can't spell. Some of the letters have worn off my keyboard which doesn't help.

But there are words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meaning (Eg; there, their) and I do know the difference. So why do I find I have used the wrong word? Mental audio typing?

OT ... an audio typist once translated ";" into Sammy Colon.

JW

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Re: Slither

Post by Clifford Pope » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:56 am

"ferment" misused for "foment"

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Re: Slither

Post by ukmicky » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:46 pm

Look people the english language is not the easiest language to get your head around even for the english

You think English is easy?

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture..

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert..

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear..

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
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