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Old 12-13-2012, 01:41 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Even though the English language has it's roots on the Isles, it's a trip watching Wheeler-Dealers and listening to the dialog between the two "blokes"! lol. I can dig 'em!
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:01 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Almost as bad as "breaks" and "brakes". Don't get me going on "concours" and "concourse".
How often have you seen people spell "separate" as "seperate"?
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:58 PM   #63 (permalink)
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The incorrect use of the words THEN and THAN irritates me, and it happens a LOT!
THEN is a sequence, THAN is an option,opinion, or preference.

I washed my cah, THEN I waxed it.
I'd rather drive a Mustang THAN a Kia.
I saw something the other day that made this point. It read "I would rather cuddle then have sex. If you're good at grammar, you'd get this point".
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:47 PM   #64 (permalink)
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My peeve that drives me nuts............people who say "VIN number". I work in a automotive dealership and hear it all day long. I suppose these are the same people who would use a "ATM machine"...lol. As long as I'm venting....."at such and such RPM's is another.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:04 PM   #65 (permalink)
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I saw something the other day that made this point. It read "I would rather cuddle then have sex. If you're good at grammar, you'd get this point".
Right...the order should be, foreplay, then cuddling and then sex.

However, men would simply say, "I would rather have sex than cuddle."
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Now that is funny.

What drives me crazy are people who use irregardless, makes me want to smack them.
I used to work with a guy that used irregardless all the time. I called himout on it, and he showed me it was in the dictionary.

One that drives me crazy is "want to come with?". There's a commercial on the radio that says that, and it drives me nuts!

Another one is "taking things for granite". Granite is a type of rock. Sometimes, I take things for granted, though.

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I never claimed that it wasn't a word. It is simply a lousy word and I'm sure that most would agree that the use of a double negative is a generally unacceptable practice.

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"Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that “there is no such word.” There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead."
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Two that always make my skin crawl - "bumpers" are at the front and back of a vehicle, I have no idea what a "bumber" is, and all doors have a "jamb", a door "jam" is something that I guess would taste pretty bad on a slice of bread.
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I remembered this one after driving 1800 miles from Connecticut to Texas last week. I absolutely can't stand people who think that the left lane is just another lane for them to drive slowly in (I call them "left lane squatters"). Even if you are going a little faster than everyone else, move over to the right when you are not passing! There is always someone going faster. Most of the time, it's just someone hanging out in the left lane cruising a little below the speed limit. If you want to do that, get in the right lane or get off the interstate completely and take the backroads. You might not be in a hurry, but 99% of the rest of the world is, or they are like me and just want to get to where they are going. The "holier than thou" attempt to get everyone to drive at or below the speed limit simply will not work.

Another thing is 18 wheelers who always move into the left lane at the bottom of a hill to try to pass another 18 wheeler going uphill - and they always do this when other cars are coming up quickly in the left lane. You would think that with the number of miles that they have driven and the number of hills they have climbed that they would have figured out by now that 18 wheelers almost always lose speed going up a hill, and passing uphill generally doesn't work too well. If they would have waited another 15-20 seconds and let the cars go by, they could do the same thing but without impeding traffic.
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I remembered this one after driving 1800 miles from Connecticut to Texas last week. I absolutely can't stand people who think that the left lane is just another lane for them to drive slowly in (I call them "left lane squatters"). Even if you are going a little faster than everyone else, move over to the right when you are not passing! There is always someone going faster. Most of the time, it's just someone hanging out in the left lane cruising a little below the speed limit. If you want to do that, get in the right lane or get off the interstate completely and take the backroads. You might not be in a hurry, but 99% of the rest of the world is, or they are like me and just want to get to where they are going. The "holier than thou" attempt to get everyone to drive at or below the speed limit simply will not work.

Another thing is 18 wheelers who always move into the left lane at the bottom of a hill to try to pass another 18 wheeler going uphill - and they always do this when other cars are coming up quickly in the left lane. You would think that with the number of miles that they have driven and the number of hills they have climbed that they would have figured out by now that 18 wheelers almost always lose speed going up a hill, and passing uphill generally doesn't work too well. If they would have waited another 15-20 seconds and let the cars go by, they could do the same thing but without impeding traffic.
I agree. Last night we were on the interstate and a car was in the left lane running just under the speed limit and wouldn't move over. He had a line of cars behind him. I flashed my lights and he moved over to let me pass but then moved back over in the left lane in front of all the cars that were behind me. Moron.
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My favorite You Tube video so far.
Cop trolls slowpoke in the fast lane - YouTube
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My favorite You Tube video so far.
Cop trolls slowpoke in the fast lane - YouTube
I've seen that one and several others like it. I wish the cops would do this more often, or at least enforce the "left lane for passing only" signs that are along most highways.
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Another thing is 18 wheelers who always move into the left lane at the bottom of a hill to try to pass another 18 wheeler going uphill - and they always do this when other cars are coming up quickly in the left lane. You would think that with the number of miles that they have driven and the number of hills they have climbed that they would have figured out by now that 18 wheelers almost always lose speed going up a hill, and passing uphill generally doesn't work too well. If they would have waited another 15-20 seconds and let the cars go by, they could do the same thing but without impeding traffic.
For the big rigs it's all about momentum, they really don't care if a car has to slow down or them to accomplish their move. Much easier for an auto to regain any lost momentum due to the truck driver's intrusion into "your" traffic lane.
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How about "each and every"?
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Two that always make my skin crawl - "bumpers" are at the front and back of a vehicle, I have no idea what a "bumber" is, and all doors have a "jamb", a door "jam" is something that I guess would taste pretty bad on a slice of bread.

here's mine.......... 'cly' when they mean cyl..........spelling is my biggest peeve here.
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