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 Post subject: 17 Things People Say Wrong
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:47 am 
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...also, write. Please don't do these things :P "Should of" especially drives me nuts.

(The toward/towards one is something I did a lot until recently, myself, but none of the others, not since I can remember)

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 Post subject: Re: 17 Things People Say Wrong
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:21 pm 
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The towards and anyways one is the only one on the list I use as well, but it seems legitimate enough to use them, since the site claims it is an american affectation only.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Yeah, when the anthology came out, a grammar nazi at work pointed out that I used "towards" and it annoyed her. So, of course, I had to look that up when I got home. What I read was that it was an American vs. British thing. So it doesn't bother me any more than people who put a stray "u" into their words now and then :P

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:53 pm 
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I never heard of quite a few of the incorrect phrases in the first half of them. That is, I never heard people using the phrases wrongly. I must have led a sheltered life.

Good list, Kally :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:54 pm 
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Yeah, there are a couple I hadn't seen/heard from folks before, either. Like the "Doggy dog" one and the "Nip it in the butt." The ones like that kind of remind me of funny misheard song lyrics...

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Huh. How did I overlook this?!

I rather liked "nip it in the butt." It's like the fish children from Finding Nemo. :) I use case and point, but the explanation there against it is simply "not a phrase / it's wrong." :| The same goes this for "You have another thing coming!" So, nothing can came a person's way but a "think" (which sounds awfully awkward to me)? Bah.

One that irks me is "I could care less," just because what's said obviously does not match with what is meant. I don't understand how people miss it.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:11 pm 
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What really grinds my teeth is "I seen". Usually spoken, not written very often.

"Yeah, I seen it over there."

No, you SAW it over there. Gah!


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All of these bother me, especially Jebi's "I could care less." When I first heard someone use that, I nearly came unglued and hastened to correct her. Then I heard a whole bunch of people using it and decided it would drive me crazy to try and correct the silly impression these people had that they were saying it the right way.

Since then, the internet, and especially chat rooms, have opened my eyes to the lack of understanding that people have about words and what they are there for. I have forced myself to care less :P

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