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  • #16
    What's that, too -round? They lose their modification? That sucks if they've been tatting their fat....
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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    • #17
      You frighten me Naiadknight! My spelling and grammar have become crap in a toolkit in the 30 or so years I've been out of school.

      Their just not modivaded to loose wieght anymore. Definately!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Daemonized View Post
        If you have issues with the spelling and grammar issues here, you should try frequenting motorcycle forums.
        I moderate football forums. Probably the same basic crowd.

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        • #19
          Tooround, it's part of the engineer in me, as well as being on the spelling team/ in the top 6 of the spelling bee for *quickly counts on fingers* 8 years. 8 years of technical/ dissection papers didn't help.
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          • #20
            Any of you see Inglorius Basterds? Here's an amusing pastiche with a grammatical twist:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPTo30dZXCY

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            • #21
              Makes me think of the book "Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation".

              http://www.amazon.com/Eats-Shoots-Le.../dp/1592400876

              My wife is always finding spelling or punctuation errors in books, magazines, and web sites.
              Never, never, never quit! -- Winston Churchill

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              • #22
                My favorite peeve is mute/moot.

                Seemingly well educated folks saying that "the point is mute". arghhh!
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                - Ralph Marston

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                • #23
                  Their just sad that there dog got lose and ended up over they're. What a bunch of loosers!

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                  • #24
                    What really gets my knickers in a twist is when people substitute "myself" for "me" or "I". Yes, it might sound classier, but damn it, it's wrong! I hear supposedly educated people on the radio doing this all the time.
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                    • #25
                      Speaking of misspellings on fitness websites, these two are also way up there: weight (ie. "I weight 180 pounds") and breath (ie. "Don't forget to breath when you lift weights").

                      Weigh and breathe, just in case...
                      You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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                      • #26
                        Wow -- I'm gratified at the enthusiastic response to this.

                        Other pet peeves:

                        * At Whole Foods: "12 items or less". It's fewer goddammit!
                        * On CSI and nigh on everywhere else: "I have a theory that <insert arbitrary assumption here>". Repeat after me: hypothesis.
                        Last edited by groquette; 06-14-2010, 02:57 PM. Reason: let's not go there...
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                        • #27
                          Groquette, I'm not gonna touch that with the entire Warsaw basketball team (a whole bunch of 10' Poles.) With the environment I work in, so many people can't seem to form a full sentence, yet think they're god(dess)(e)(s)'s gift to engineering and their word is law. Hydraulics are not just something in the low rider car, hydrology is not a made- up word, and civil engineering doesn't mean I need to stay polite. /rant
                          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                          • #28
                            How about IRREGARDLESS???? Seriously, WTF does regardless mean if irregardless is a word?

                            I mix up words all the time lately. I think it has to do with hanging out with little twin boys all the time. I'm lucky to change my verb tense.

                            Lately I rely on little tricks to remember things, (Like I can't hEAR you!, move that over tHERE) and hate it when I can't remember the trick... So if you have one for since and sense, please share it with me... 'cause I screw that up ALL the time!!!!!

                            I'll just apologize for typing the way I talk. With almost total disregard for punctuation.

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                            • #29
                              One I can't stand is using "weary" instead of "wary."

                              Misplaced commas (and other punctuation, but commas are the most prevalent) on signage really piss me off too.

                              Email composed in text-speak is quite rude, especially in a business environment (and, unfortunately, becoming more common with people and their blackberries). If I give you the courtesy of full sentences and proper English, I expect to be repaid in kind.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by tooround View Post
                                Definately!
                                Oy. That one really bothers me for some reason.

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