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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2009, 03:48:00 PM »

My Mom was about as country as you can get

thang = thing

winders = windows

Get a drank of water   ..... well you get the point

I have an uncle who grew up in Iowa and he says "warsh" instead of "wash."

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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2009, 04:35:01 PM »

I have only one and I hate to even mention it as im terrible at spelling and grammar  but here it goes.   Smile


Supposebly instead of supposedly.

I apologize to all who say that.   TeddyR
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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2009, 04:45:26 PM »

My Mom was about as country as you can get

thang = thing

winders = windows

Get a drank of water   ..... well you get the point

I have an uncle who grew up in Iowa and he says "warsh" instead of "wash."


My dad grew up in an extremely rural part of southern Ontario, and he says it the same way. It would not be uncommon to hear him say something like "Sairdy morning, we should go warsh the car, then put it in the gradge."

On second thought, he never would have said that. Cars weren't allowed in our garage. They'd mess it up. Lookingup
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« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2009, 05:55:00 PM »

I don't know if this fits here but I hate the term "My baby's daddy". 
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« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2009, 06:29:31 PM »

I don't know if this fits here but I hate the term "My baby's daddy". 

Funny, I usually just hear some mush-mouth Ebonics version of "He my baby daddy". And that is usually at a very high decibel.
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« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2009, 06:39:33 PM »

I've seen "for all intensive purposes" rather than "for all intents and purposes." That one drives me batty.

Once a friend send he was going to "maul" something over. I looked at him and asked, "do you mean mull?"
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« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2009, 06:57:23 PM »

I have a friend who worked with a guy who used all knds of stuff:
Tarmac (like at the airport)- Tar Mat "The airplant is on the Tar Mat"
Illregardless-  "Bob will be there illregardless"

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« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2009, 07:34:06 PM »

Has to be close to 20 years ago, a friend of mine (a guy who used to say "for f**k's sake" a lot, come to think of it) wanted me to look at a letter he wrote to his girlfriend. It was full of all the choice BS guys of 18 or 19 like to tell their girlfriends Lookingup but the one really memorable thing was near the beginning, where he wrote "please bare with me."  I said "are you asking her to get naked?"

I explained his homophone problem, and we both laughed our butts off.
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« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2009, 10:02:12 PM »


In written language, I get annoyed with people who can't keep there, their and they're straight. Or its and it's. I've edited work by professional writers who consistently mess that up.


I'm afraid I do that all that time.  Its not that I don't know the difference, its just that their so easy to confuse when your typing fast. 
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« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2009, 10:08:03 PM »

Message board errors that annoy me the most:

"Grammer" for grammar
"Rediculous" for ridiculous
"Ludacris" for ludicrous

And this one I see all the time on sports message boards, and I just can't understand it: people always get "dominant" and "dominate" backwards, as in "We will dominant UK when we play them" or "UL looked pretty dominate last night." 
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« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2009, 10:24:12 PM »

I don't know if this fits here but I hate the term "My baby's daddy". 

I can't get enough of the baby daddies!  I've actually seen "Relationship: Baby Daddy" written for an emergency contact at work.
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« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2009, 10:43:28 PM »

One that I constantly have to correct on student papers is
"defiantly" instead of "defnitely".  As in, "I enjoyed this book and would defiantly recommend it to other students."
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« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2009, 10:53:51 PM »

Lately, what annoys me is all the permutations of "per se" that crop up on the net.  Add to that "walla" for "voila".

Every time I hear "have got" I want to launch into a grammar lecture.
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« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2009, 10:57:08 PM »

Message board errors that annoy me the most:

"Grammer" for grammar
"Rediculous" for ridiculous
"Ludacris" for ludicrous

And this one I see all the time on sports message boards, and I just can't understand it: people always get "dominant" and "dominate" backwards, as in "We will dominant UK when we play them" or "UL looked pretty dominate last night." 

I just read a post yesterday on another board about the correct "presher" to use when heat pressing vinyl onto polyester.

Speaking of grammer, I used to have a boss who constantly misused words. In his case, he used to talk about "grammarical" errors. And he once talked about someone being "cohorsed" into doing something. And we kind of half giggled and half cringed when he talked about "kiking" a cheque. Not only did he get it wrong, he made it anti-semitic in the process.

And what he did to names. Yikes. Any unfamiliar name, when he spoke it, would be automatically replaced by a similar one he was more familiar with. Needless to say, in a building full of people paid to get names and words right, he was the butt of many jokes. He was the business manager, by the way - the one guy who had no direct involvement in putting out a paper.
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« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2009, 01:22:25 AM »

The one thing that drives me up the wall and over it is the annoying habit some South African newsreaders and DJs on the radio here have of ENUNCiatinG almOST evERY lettER iN A WoRD. Worse, they adopt a pseudo-British or American accent to make themselves sound important and posh. Note to them: the only people who do good British and American accents are people from those countries.

The worst of all happened to me a few years ago: I had a client here who spoke to me in a broad American accent and I asked him:

"So what part of the States are you from?"
"Nahhh, maaannnnn, Ah'm nart from there."
"Where are you from then?"
"Johannesburg, mannnn....."

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