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The plural of addendum is addenda...
« on: December 06, 2006, 01:13:15 PM »
...and other persnickety language issues.  I need a distraction right now, so I bring you...

The KVETCH ABOUT BAD GRAMMAR thread!

*  "The reason is because..." makes no sense.  The reason is.  Period.
*  (this one isn't grammar per se, and I suspect I won't find much support here, but) I really really really hate O RLY.  Gah! 
*  Come to think of it, most internet acronyms are pretty wretched
*  There is a difference between "there" and "their" and "they're"
*  Not to mention "your" and "you're"

Look, I don't mean to give anyone a hard time about the occasional mistake.  I've been known to misplace a comma now and again, and I certainly take creative liberties with the English language that would make a linguistic purist cringe.  Still and all, the rampant abuse of language (on this board and in general) makes me so sad.  I die a little on the inside every time someone uses "your" instead of "you're". 

So join me!  Add your own pet peeves.  What fun we'll have!
I was referring to your intellectual penis. Which is quite robust.

Jolie is creeping up on me. 

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Re: The plural of addendum is addenda...
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006, 01:24:06 PM »
very unique

nothing can be 'very' unique, the definition of unique is that it is the utmost possible. there are no varying degrees of uniqueness. something is either unique or not. period.

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Re: The plural of addendum is addenda...
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2006, 01:25:52 PM »
The plural of addendum is addenda???














O RLY?

Sorry, that was too easy.

Another one that bugs me...some people here in Texas actually use the word "supposeBly."

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Re: The plural of addendum is addenda...
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2006, 01:29:36 PM »
The plural of addendum is addenda???














O RLY?

Sorry, that was too easy.

Another one that bugs me...some people here in Texas actually use the word "supposeBly."

I know, I know...I made an easy target of myself.  S'okay, I can take it.  :D

Excellant start, my friends!  Keep 'em coming.
I was referring to your intellectual penis. Which is quite robust.

Jolie is creeping up on me. 

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Re: The plural of addendum is addenda...
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2006, 01:31:00 PM »
its vs it's

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Re: The plural of addendum is addenda...
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2006, 01:36:38 PM »
very unique

nothing can be 'very' unique, the definition of unique is that it is the utmost possible. there are no varying degrees of uniqueness. something is either unique or not. period.

i'm very unique

/mom says i'm a catch
//just sayin'

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Re: The plural of addendum is addenda...
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2006, 01:38:01 PM »
done vs. did.  I done that.

It's very prevalant here in Bermuda and it kills me every time I hear it.

Another one is "conversate".  The word is converse, dammit!
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Re: The plural of addendum is addenda...
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2006, 01:39:36 PM »
done vs. did.  I done that.

It's very prevalant here in Bermuda and it kills me every time I hear it.

Another one is "conversate".  The word is converse, dammit!

i'd rather hear people make up a word that is obvious in its meaning than hear people mangle a word and use it incorrectly

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Re: The plural of addendum is addenda...
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2006, 01:42:13 PM »
ain't

that word makes me cringe

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Re: The plural of addendum is addenda...
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2006, 01:43:36 PM »
done vs. did.  I done that.

It's very prevalant here in Bermuda and it kills me every time I hear it.

Another one is "conversate".  The word is converse, dammit!

i'd rather hear people make up a word that is obvious in its meaning than hear people mangle a word and use it incorrectly

I hate both.  I'm an equal opportunity grammar nazi.  :P
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