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What are your pet peeves re English usage?

 
 
camlok
 
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Reply Tue 21 Aug, 2018 10:22 pm
@gungasnake,
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English spelling and the English use of the Roman alphabet is a sick joke.


Another person who knows little about language.
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nacredambition
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2019 04:38 pm
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100% a Republican problem that Nancy is just exasperating.


I'm sure some people find her exasperating what with all the exacerbating. Such a naughty bad girl. Beep beep.

oolongteasup
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2019 08:28 pm
@nacredambition,
What are your pet peeves re English usage?

Some people don't seem to understand what words mean.

Like thumbing you down for pointing the obloquial finger at a republican using 'exasperating' instead of 'exacerbating', I hope it wasn't two democrats.

At least they're not so stroppy as to be obstopolous and post.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2019 09:38 pm
@oolongteasup,
Several. four, fore, not, knot, bate, bait, here, hear, gate, gait...
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nacredambition
 
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Reply Wed 6 Mar, 2019 06:15 pm
Peak the interest.

You know who you are.

Will this post pique the interest of pretentious priggish pedagogues?
coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 6 Mar, 2019 06:43 pm
I still am dismayed that so many people insist on pronouncing dissection as disection (no such word), confusing it, I'm sure, with bisection. After all it's dissent, not disent. And ii's dessert not desert if you're talking about food.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 6 Mar, 2019 06:49 pm
@coluber2001,
Many of us including myself struggle with the metastasis of certain words, the rearrangement of letters in words. Libary for Library or foilage for foliage--which I'm especially prone to do. Another common one is purdy for pretty, although I think purty sounds nice.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 7 Mar, 2019 11:28 pm
@coluber2001,
The way Trump uses American English.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Fri 8 Mar, 2019 08:13 am
@cicerone imposter,
Yeah, he uses English like he's a four-year-old, completely egocentric but with total power.

Four-year-olds are unable to appreciate that others have a viewpoint. But when you're 4-years-old, that is a completely normal stage of mental development.

What is baffling to me is why that sort of behavior in an adult is appealing to large numbers of people.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 8 Mar, 2019 11:13 am
@coluber2001,
They're mostly the uneducated, and many are also bigots like him. https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-brexit-austria-french-presidential-election-national-front-525281 Also, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/08/donald-trump-bans-muslims-us-comment-bigotry-racism-isis
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nacredambition
 
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Reply Thu 14 Mar, 2019 07:33 am
Oppose, suppose and use when what is required is opposed, supposed and used.

You know who youse are.

cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 14 Mar, 2019 12:39 pm
@nacredambition,
irregardless, regardless
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 14 Mar, 2019 10:43 pm
@nacredambition,
nacredambition wrote:

Peak the interest.

You know who you are.

Will this post pique the interest of pretentious priggish pedagogues?


We need you on our four word alliteration game.


https://able2know.org/topic/139162-1
nacredambition
 
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Reply Wed 27 Mar, 2019 08:53 pm
@coluber2001,
Respectably instead of respectfully, preclude instead of precede.

Uno who and how do you do are.
mystikmind
 
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Reply Wed 27 Mar, 2019 10:55 pm
My pet hate are silent letters in words.
But also any words in general that offend the alphabet.

People say the words are spelled like that because they come from some other language. Well, i speak English, if and when i want to learn another language i will do so!

I just thank God Asian languages are so different that it is impossible for English to adopt any of the words and carry over the IDIOT spelling. (as far as i know)
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nacredambition
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2019 09:26 pm
My curiosity is peaked ...

My curiousity is piqued ...

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roger
 
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Reply Tue 28 May, 2019 09:57 pm
How about 'proverbial'? Like the proverbial 'fly in the ointment'? Is there really a proverb about flies in ointment?
nacredambition
 
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Reply Wed 29 May, 2019 08:07 pm
@roger,
Salve is at hand, that'd be ecclesiastes not proverbs.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 29 May, 2019 09:05 pm
@nacredambition,
Well, uh. . . Thanks for the answer.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2019 12:29 pm
@roger,
It's use by the president of the United States.
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