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stuartrida Donating Member (326 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 06:45 PM
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What are some commonly misspoken words or phrases that bug you?
"I could care less" tops the charts for me. "Anyways" is a close second.

I am actually compiling a list for a project.
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 06:47 PM
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1. "Libary."
Edited on Sun Dec-10-06 06:47 PM by deadparrot
Oddly enough, I'd never actually heard it spoken that way until I got to college. Now two of my roommates pronounce it like that, and it drives me nuts.
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FreeState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 05:39 PM
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108. Are they from the North West area?
I was born and raised in Seattle and went to school in Utah - anyway my whole family says "libary". It could be a regional thing, or it could be my family is just a little f*cked up :) Im open to either...
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 05:59 PM
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111. No, they're from the Midwest...
And I've also heard it used in the south/southwest (Oklahoma area), so I don't even know if it's a regional quirk. And I don't even know why it annoys me, but every time they say it, I want to bang my head against my desk. :)
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 06:49 PM
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2. Irregardless...
the "less" negates "regard" just fine, thank you.

Also the media ARE ARE ARE ARE ARRRRRRRRRRRRE - not "is."

With much love,

The Writer.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:26 PM
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14. That one gets me, too.
x(
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:38 PM
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22. OMG! The son on American Dad just had the same rant!
:wow:
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:48 PM
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Really? What did he say?
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 08:02 PM
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32. Stan used the word "irregardless"...
...and the son (Steve, I think) laughed and told him it wasn't even a word, and that the prefix ir- wasn't needed because it already was negated by the suffix -less.

I'm getting weird Donny Darko vibes.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 10:02 AM
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60. That's my #1 irritation word.
:thumbsup:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 06:50 PM
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3. newcular
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 06:53 PM
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4. should of instead of should have
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:30 PM
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17. Or should've. nt
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:51 PM
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28. But, but, "should've" can indeed be short for "should have."
So it's hard to complain about this one.

Redstone
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 06:35 AM
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42. Not complaining.
People use should of instead of should've.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 09:56 AM
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58. Ugh, yes
I can't stand it when someone writes "could of." :mad:
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 06:53 PM
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5. Hyperbole
Granted, there aren't many people in West Virginia who use that word regularly, but the ones who do always seem to pronounce it "HY-per-BOWL" instead of "hy-PER-bo-LEE"
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:53 PM
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30. So, what sport has their championship game in the HyperBowl?
Redstone
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 09:12 PM
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41. There was a horrible pop song recently that used that pronunciation.
I almost threw a brick through the TV when I heard it.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 09:52 AM
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56. Ha, ha! I think I know the one
"These Words" by Natasha Bedingfield (sp?). I like the song, but when she says, "hyper-bowl" I always cringe.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 09:53 AM
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57. That's the one.
:puke:
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 06:53 PM
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6. I am with you on this one
"I could care less"

that one bugs me
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 06:55 PM
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7. I'm with you on "anyways." Also, "for all intensive purposes".
Edited on Sun Dec-10-06 06:56 PM by Left Is Write
Oh - and "far and few between" instead of few and far between.

Oh oh oh - thought of another one. "Far be it for me" instead of far be it from me.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:19 PM
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8. There are so many..... but these come to mind.
l. Less and fewer. Drives me crazy when people mix up these two words.
2. Referring to people "that" instead of people "who". I hear this one everyday!
3. Mispronunciation: applicable. It's "AP-lick-able", NOT "a-PLICK-able"!!!
4. And another one: integral. It is pronounced: "IN-te-gral", not "in-TAIG-ral."
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:26 PM
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15. oh, and 'over.' Over is over, as in 'the cow jumped over the moon.' It is NOT
interchangable with 'more than.'

i had an editor once who killed for stuff like that.
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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 04:33 PM
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94. so if we say we have been overcharged it's incorrect?
we've really been morethancharged?
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 09:30 AM
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54. Less and fewer bug me too
When did people start saying less all the time?
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 10:09 AM
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61. Less and fewer makes me crazy, too
My SO thinks I'm crazy - I yell at TV: "It's fewer! Not less!" (it's almost as if "fewer" doesn't exist - people rarely use "fewer" when they should use "less" -- they always less for EVERYTHING).
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 10:16 AM
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64. Don't forget "in-TREG-al". That one always sets my teeth on edge.
n/t
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:22 PM
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9. Febuary, instead of February
The liberry/library thing reminds me of that one.
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:24 PM
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10. 'myriad of'
even though most dictionaries now allow 'myriad of' it's properly 'myriad' as an adjective.


misspellings, even tho I do it myself.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:08 PM
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80. Sorry, but it's NOT an adjective. " A Myriad was a Greek military formation of hoplites,
roughly analagous to a modern division, of about ten ten thousand.

So it IS "A myriad of."

Redstone
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twilight_sailing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:27 PM
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83. Can also be an adjective
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:24 PM
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11. Axed instead of asked
birfday instead of birthday
and one that really grates on my nerves


MISSOURAH instead of Missour-ee
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Mrs. Ted Nancy Donating Member (303 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 08:33 PM
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35. Used to bother me too
My relatives in Missouri say that they live in the state of 'MISSOURAH' and the Missouri river is pronounced 'MISSOUR-EE'.

When Michael J. Fox did his stem cell ad before the election, he pronounced Missouri as 'MISSOURAH'.

So, I think the natives pronounce Missouri differently than the rest of the country.

Of course, I could be wrong.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:25 PM
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12. "It's six of one half"
It... just... rubs my pelt... backward.
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:26 PM
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13. punkin....
instead of pumpkin. Drives me insane.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:27 PM
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16. "Orientated"
instead of "oriented".

Drives me up the wall.

"Orientated" means "turned to the east".
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:30 PM
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18. Supposably.
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:31 PM
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19. The "medium" and "mute point".
Edited on Sun Dec-10-06 07:32 PM by nytemare
Not the person that communicates with spirits, you know, that grass thing in the middle of the road. The medium.

That drives me batty.
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:32 PM
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20. "Flustrated"
"Irregardless"
"Nukular"
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 08:10 PM
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34. I hate the "Flustrated" too, but did you know it's actually a word?
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:33 PM
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21. A couple.
As in a couple dogs.

It's a couple OF dogs.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:40 PM
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23. very unique
as if there could be degrees of uniqueness. :eyes:
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:42 PM
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24. Spitting Image
It's spirit and Image, people.

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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 09:05 AM
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50. I thought it was
spittin' image.

:rofl:

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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 09:06 AM
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51. Not so fast there, my friend...
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:55 PM
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91. Nope, that's incorrect.
"Spitting image" is quite correct as an idiom.
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 05:45 PM
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110. Yep, it comes from 'spit and image.'
Edited on Tue Dec-12-06 05:46 PM by Kutjara
You still hear people in the UK (usually older people) say, for example, "he's the very spit of his father," to mean a child looks like his dad.

on edit: Vash's post above gives a link to a fuller etymology.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:48 PM
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25. then/than, nukyouler, zoo-ology, I'm sure there are more and I know
I am guilty of bugging others so I try not to point these things out. In fact when I see these threads I usually open them right away with my pet peeves ready to post and quickly get embarrassed when I start reading some of the replies. Usually I :blush: :yoiks:
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:01 PM
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79. You can hear the difference when someone says "then" as opposed to "than"?
:yourock:
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:48 PM
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26. "All things in moderation."
should be "All GOOD things in moderation"
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 09:04 AM
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49. Not necessarily.
:evilgrin:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:50 PM
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27. All of them. And "tooken" is without a doubt the worst.
Redstone
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 07:51 PM
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29. Supposably. Sammich. Irregardless.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 08:00 PM
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31. all of the sudden
:banghead:

All. Of. A!. Sudden.

Sheesh!
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 08:07 PM
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33. 'Expresso' instead of 'Espresso.'
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 10:13 AM
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62. DU cured me of that. Maybe it was you!
I always used to order expresso. Then I read a "pet peeves" post on DU.

Now I order espresso.
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 08:37 PM
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36. 'A zebra doesn't change his spots'
That phrase is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 08:40 PM
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37. I have a huge list...
These are some of my pet peeves, and they make my ganglia twitch... :yoiks:

Can goods (can they what?)
Toss salad (not even gonna go there... :yoiks:)
Devil crabs (I guess Satan can get them too....)
Devil eggs (so THAT'S where Satan originates!)
Ice tea
Whip cream (cream made from whips???)
Outer body experience (it's OUT-OF-BODY experience, you dolt!!!!)
Chester drawers (Chest OF drawers, you other dolt!!!)

And all the others mentioned here. :grr:
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MISSDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:46 PM
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87. You made me think of rod iron for
wrought iron.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:50 PM
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89. OMG... Isn't that the name of a minor porn star?
:rofl: :rofl: That's so sad. Like bob wire for barbed wire. :yoiks:
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athena Donating Member (771 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 04:59 PM
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96. Don't visit Hawaii.
The "ed" is consistently left out in Hawaii (e.g. "shave ice"). Our local CBS station even advertised its "balance news coverage" for several weeks before they realized their mistake and fixed the spelling on the screen. The announcer still says "balance news."
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 08:49 PM
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104. Aloha auinala, E Athena, and welcome to DU!
:hi:

Try check us out in the Hawai'i state forum (it could sure use the traffic!).
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 08:42 PM
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38. "Issue", instead of "problem"
"Johnny is having flu issues and won't be in today"... :eyes:
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jarab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 09:06 PM
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39. "At the end of the day" or "One hundred and ten percent". n/t
...O...
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Montauk6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-10-06 09:11 PM
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40. Consummate
The proper pronunciation, I'd learned a while back, is "kun-SUM-it" not "KON-suh-mit."

Also, as awkward as it's proper usage is, "media" the word is still plural for "medium." It still should be "The media are having a field day" vs. "The media is going to let Bush slide on this."
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 07:38 AM
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45. OED actually gives both, as does Webster's...
although the OED (which shows standard British pronunciation) gives the "proper" one first, whille Webster's (which follows American pronunciation) has the order reversed.

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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 10:14 AM
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63. Same thing with data
took me years to learn that - it's what happen when your public school education doesn't include Latin!
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 06:41 AM
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43. "Perquisite."
Prerequisite. Prerequisite. :banghead:
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 10:22 AM
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65. But perquisite is a word.
from answers.com:

Perquisite

Commonly known as a perk. A fringe benefit offered to an employee in addition to salary. Some examples of perquisites are reimbursement for educational expenses, legal services, vacation time, pension plans, life insurance coverage, company cars and aircraft, personal financial counseling, and employee assistance hotlines. In general, the higher an employee's position and the more valued he or she in a company, the more perks he or she receives.
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Tuesday_Morning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 06:51 AM
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44. self- delete
Edited on Mon Dec-11-06 06:51 AM by Tuesday_Morning
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 07:51 AM
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46. Take a different "tact"...
...instead of "take a different tack."

And, "for all intensive purposes," which should be "for all intents and purposes."
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 08:05 AM
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47. people who use the wrong form of Their, There, or They're when speaking...
i HATE that.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 09:27 AM
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52. Oh, yeah, totally. Or when they say "it's" when they mean "its" and vice versa.
You can tell.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 09:00 AM
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48. clearify -
instead of clarify! geesh....

Undiscriminate (indiscriminate)

oh - and this one -

Supposively. (aaacck!)
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 10:02 AM
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59. or Supposibly..
:banghead:
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 09:28 AM
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53. "And I"
As in, "...they went to dinner with Bill and I." It's Bill and ME! It's so simple just take out the "and" to know whether to use I or not. Would you say "...they went to dinner with I?"

For some reason people think "I" is more formal. Not when it's WRONG.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 09:34 AM
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55. Intensive purposes
instead of 'intents and purposes'

Drives me up the wall and I hear it all the time. What's worse is I see it written that way.

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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 10:25 AM
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66. warsh or warshington
damn I hate that.

Also my brother always says: "calvary" when he means cavalry.

Eye-rack! I hate that too. People can't even say the country right, yet they think we should be occupying the place.

I had a roommate who used to say:"I have no quim..." when he meant: "I have no qualm..." I never told him that quim is actually a nasty slang for a woman's vagina. I am a jerk I know. :)
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Pendrench Donating Member (729 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 10:28 AM
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67. The word "Often".....the "t" is silent. n/t
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Arger68 Donating Member (562 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 10:43 AM
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68. Console said as
"council". Example - "I looked in the center council of my car." Like fingernails on a chalkboard for me. Also, when people say "jagwire" instead of jaguar.
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TheFriendlyAnarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 04:29 PM
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93. How the Hell do you say jaguar then?
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 05:04 PM
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98. Jag-you-wahr
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InternalDialogue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 10:50 AM
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69. Laxadaisical.
And if you get me going about that, I could give you a whole 'nother example.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 12:50 PM
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71. Along those lines: expresso
It is espresso. There is no "x" in espresso!
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InternalDialogue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 01:12 PM
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73. I like the way you espressed that.
:hi:

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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 01:16 PM
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74. ...
:rofl:
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 12:19 PM
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70. eclectic....though, not necessarily because they misuse it.
If I hear one more person say their music taste is eclectic, I'm going to punch them in the face. Its just one of those stupid cliche things people say that bothers me...I have more (e.g. "Thats just your opinion"), but thats enough for now
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TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 12:56 PM
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72. Just about anything Dubya says. n/t
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 01:39 PM
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75. Honestly?
I really don't care as long as I understand what you are saying.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 05:06 PM
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99. Atta goil
:pals:

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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 02:41 PM
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76. "come with?"
Come with what? With who? Finish the fucking sentence!!!
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 02:51 PM
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77. The one word that gets me all the time...
Edited on Mon Dec-11-06 02:54 PM by petersond
Is Oregon...its not Ore, than Gone...its basically pronounced like Organ...I heard a lot of talking heads last week misusing the word numerous times. My next one is region specific to my current home in sw Missouri...

The words Nevada...is Na-va-duh...thats how they pronounce it...instead of Ne-va-dah

Noel...they pronounce it...Nole...like Mole, but with an N....
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 08:07 PM
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102. Also, "Bangor" pronounced "banger". n/t
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 08:08 PM
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103. "Spaghetti" pronounced "Pissgetti". I want
to strangle my little boy when he does that! JUST KIDDING HENRY!
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TangoCharlie Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 02:54 PM
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78. nucular?
Edited on Mon Dec-11-06 03:36 PM by TangoCharlie
nucular NOOK'-ya-lure purtainin' to a 'tomc NOOK'-ya-lus.

Einstein? Yah, great bagels.

Edit: oops, I see Proud2blib already suggested this one. I missed his improved spelling.

Regards.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:17 PM
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81. "fixin to"
As in "I'm fixin(g) to go to the store". Drives me insane and nearly everyone I know says it.
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Beausoleil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:26 PM
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82. In my mind
I'm a grammar Nazi, so most of the above really get on my nerves. Another that I can't stand is the use of "infer" when "imply" is correct. People seem to think they are the same but "infer" is classier, so they use it incorrectly. To "infer" is to get meaning from what is said/written, whereas "imply" is what the speaker/writer does to impart meaning.

Another one is Wa-La! Yeeeech!
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:30 PM
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84. Preventative.
Drives me nuts.
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MISSDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:34 PM
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85. It's not misspoken but the word is used much too much and
the word - basically.
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TangoCharlie Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:43 PM
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86. Duplicity or duplicitous
.. when they mean "duplicate" or "redundant".
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:49 PM
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88. COULD OF for COULD HAVE makes my skin crawl.
Also, SHOULD OF for SHOULD HAVE.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:52 PM
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90. Irregardless. It bugs the daylights out of me.
It's not even a word for (Figure of worship of your choice here)'s sake!!!!
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 03:55 PM
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92. When I was a kid I thought it was......
"Taken for granite" instead of "Taken for granted"....

I rarely do either.


Tikki
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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 04:39 PM
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95. bob wire instead of barbed wired
nt
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athena Donating Member (771 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 05:03 PM
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97. Begging the question.
There are several TV commercials that use the phrase "beg the question" to mean "raise the question." It drives me nuts.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 05:08 PM
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100. Show 'em this


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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 06:25 PM
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101. The "ph" words
Pamphlet = "Pamplet"
Amphitheater = "Ampitheater"
Ophthalmologist = "Opthamologist"
Sphere = "Spear"

Also using "out of pocket" to mean "out of town" rather than "I had to spend some money." But maybe that's just my neck of the woods.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-11-06 08:57 PM
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105. "Stastictics" Really bugs me
Not partickaly"
We need to grapht it (for graph)
Nuk-u-lar for nuclear as in our Chimperor's way of saying it

hell I hear misspoken words all day long by people that one would think should know better, but I guess I'm just supposed to bite my tongue.

I also grew up with a Journalism professor and an English Teacher.

:rofl:
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 05:22 PM
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106. I grew up with two parents who never attended college
Who spent their evenings reading and looking up occasionally to correct the grammar or pronunciation of the network newscasters....

I'm tellin' ya, it all comes down to whether you read or not.
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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 05:29 PM
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107. I knew someone who used to say, "Otherwise than that"
drove me mad.

Of course i am not one to talk. I am sure i have many grammatical faux pas.
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Crap_in_a_Hat Donating Member (258 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 05:40 PM
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109. He was "hung" for murder
Or anything else to that effect. If he was "hung" for murder, all that means is that he was a necrophiliac.
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montanto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 06:34 PM
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112. * asterick *
Edited on Tue Dec-12-06 06:38 PM by montanto
I don't hear this one but I see it all the time: alot. I can't stand "my bad." Hear instead of listen to, as in "can I hear my music?" "Can I go to the bathroom?" I don't know, do you know the way? You wouldn't have lived this long if you didn't have all the proper plumbing, right? I once dumped a girl because she told me "its ex-PRESS-oh" when I asked her if she wanted espresso (it was mostly her attitude though). Anyways, irregardless, I hear teachers, TEACHERS DAMN 'EM saying "we need less students and more accountability." What're ya gonna do?

Oh I forgot "whatevers."
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nerddem Donating Member (366 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 06:43 PM
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113. because it was from an english major, it made me doubt...
...but i still think i'm right. the phrase is "for all intents and purposes", right? as opposed to "for all intensive purposes"? i was joking about that and she looked at me like she really didn't get my point, so i doubted myself for a second and moved on.

so what's the deal?
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