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Old 12-08-2012, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I can look over this once in while easily enough, but three threads on the same page is pushing my buttons a little. Sorry, nothing personal guys. Most spell-checkers won't catch this either. Blame it on your spell-checker if the rest of your post is spelled correctly.
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"flair (flâr)
n.
1. A natural talent or aptitude; a knack: a flair for interior decorating.
2. Instinctive discernment; keenness: a flair for the exotica.
3. Distinctive elegance or style: served us with flair."

"flare (flâr)
v. flared, flar·ing, flares
v.intr.
1. To flame up with a bright, wavering light.
2. To burst into intense, sudden flame.
3.
a. To erupt or intensify suddenly: Tempers flared at the meeting. His allergies flared up.
b. To become suddenly angry. Used with up: He flared up when she alluded to his financial difficulties.
c. To make a sudden angry verbal attack. Used with out: flared out at his accusers.
4. To expand or open outward in shape: a skirt that flares from the waist; nostrils that flared with anger.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Almost as bad as "breaks" and "brakes". Don't get me going on "concours" and "concourse".
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The English language gets butchered all of the time - especially on the internet.

I think millions of people have given up on the proper usage of "they're" "there" and "their", as well as "it's" and "its".

The thing the peeves me the most is people who think that all words that end in "s" are supposed to have an apostrophe before the "s". The apostrophe is used to express possession - not to express a plural (with the exception of "its" and "it's" - "its" is the possessive form).
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Their should be a law about they're bad word usage in there posts.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Advise vs. advice. . .
No on second thought. . .
how about not using any periods commas or capitals when writing i have looked at many keyboards and all of them have a shift key and punctuation
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Or how about "lose" and "loose"? Or one of my favorites: "Joe and myself were walking down the street..."
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Duel exhaust; What, do they take twenty paces and shoot at each other? Or maybe he's just trying to explain away the back fires.
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Advice vs. Advise is the one that really gets to me. "Advise" is used in place of "advice" so often on here (9 times out of 10) that I'm beginning to draw the conclusion that the majority of people who work on cars don't know the difference. Hey Stan, why don't you make this one a sticky...I've been pleading about the difference for years but there is at least one post per day reading, "Need Some Advise."
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Gypsy's point is well taken. People used to take pride in their written communications. Not no much anymore.....

The one that jumps out at me is when someone is describing a project car as:
"...needs restored."

Proper grammer would be either it "needs to be restored" or, it "needs restoration".

I guess the nagging question is: "Is it really that difficult to get it right?"
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"I seen it", is one that drives me crazy.
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The one that jumps out at me is when someone is describing a project car as:
"...needs restored."
That one gets me more than anything.
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A couple more...

Accept & except
Insure & ensure

Not really a peeve and not wrong in England & Canada, but odd to read:
-Replacing "z" with "s" in words like "realise"
-Adding a silent "u" in words that end in "or" (i.e. honour, colour)
-Transposing "er" to "re" in words like "centre"

OH YEAH - AND PEOPLE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT PRESSSING THE CAPS LOCK KEY ONE MORE TIME CAN BE USED TO TURN OFF ALL CAPS! ALL CAPS IS HARD TO READ.
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Duel exhaust; What, do they take twenty paces and shoot at each other? Or maybe he's just trying to explain away the back fires.

I've got it! Instead of the two pipes coming straight out the back of the car, you put a 90 degree bend in each pipe so that the tips are pointing at each other. That would be a duel exhaust, or more correctly, a dueling exhaust (if the engine is running).

Fender "flair" would be okay as long as you have at least 20 pieces of flair. You do want to express yourself, right? I guess the fender ornaments could be "flair". I think that's what the rice drivers are doing with all those stickers.
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Just remember, 15 pieces of flair is the bare minimum...

edit: you beat me to it greg haha
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well I'll be. And here I was worried about ticking someone off by complaining.
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