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post #106 of 351
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Originally Posted by kruze View Post
aks
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
^^ is that "ask" but pronounced "axe" If thats what you meant then I agree x1000 thats so fucking annoying
This is actually Chaucer's preferred spelling of the word.
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post
My mother often uses the phrase, "Take it from whence it comes."
I realize 'from whence' has a sloppy redundancy despite its prevalent usage, but I think a lot of it is due to its use in prosody. Shakespeare uses 'from' -- or other prepositions like 'of' -- for metrical reasons at times (it's a perfect iamb that way) and later authors would likely maintain the preposition in prose because of Shakespeare's influence, but it occurred in earlier writers too: Chaucer and William Langland both occasionally used the phrase 'fro whennes...come'. Chaucer could be said to use it for metrical reasons (same meter as Shakespeare), but Langland's Piers Plowman doesn't use accentual meter so I don't know why he uses it. I wonder if the modern platitude comes from a shared source.
post #107 of 351
a lot, not alot
post #108 of 351
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Originally Posted by Scrumhalf View Post
"Should of" instead of "should have." Drives me crazy every time I see it.......
+1
post #109 of 351
irregardless
post #110 of 351
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Originally Posted by Nosu3 View Post
FML, I like literally just went to the worst club last night. The myriad people were totally unbalanced. I mean if you even moved wrong they would be cheese and try to fuck. I was walking to the bar and saw a guy dancing with a pinecorn, it was so random. Wow, just wow. The music was so money though, I legit could have danced all night but decided not to. Some other people started to dipset around the same time as me, I was like "that's so ironic". Ya know, you just can't find a good club anymore. I should of just stuck with the Classy Cat Club since it's like obviously the most legit club around here. I love it, but whatever, I'm fixin to find one more epic than that. Irregardless, you should just come club scoutin' with me one night. I mean we could find one that is totally awesome, you know what I mean?

This is in the negative, so I don't see a problem. The problem is when it's in the positive, so something like, "it's hard to find a good club anymore" would be the incorrect usage. Unless I'm missing something.
post #111 of 351
PIN number. So you really mean personal identification number number?
post #112 of 351
There's this guy at work who says 'supposably'. I don't want to correct him with 'supposedly' because he argues in such a fashion that it'd be easier just not to bring it up.
post #113 of 351
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Originally Posted by MiddleClassDude View Post
There's this guy at work who says 'supposably'. I don't want to correct him with 'supposedly' because he argues in such a fashion that it'd be easier just not to bring it up.

I used to work with a guy who favored "supposingly". Perhaps they are cousins.
post #114 of 351
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Originally Posted by lbcgav View Post
PIN number. So you really mean personal identification number number?

Sure. How else are you going to get money out of the ATM machine?
post #115 of 351
Did someone say "Valentimes" yet?
post #116 of 351
Nauseous.

"Addicting" instead of "addictive". I don't care what the dictionary says.
post #117 of 351
Pacifically, skellington, specicivity
post #118 of 351
I notice people on this board use "Conflate" often when they really mean "Confuse".

And as someone else said the "Seriously?" and "Really?", as if they are constantly trying out to be an extra on The Office.
post #119 of 351
Barnes and NobleS

irregardless
post #120 of 351
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Originally Posted by bigt View Post
skellington

I've never heard this, but I love it! I'm going to start abusing it.

Another word that's abused is issue, used as a euphemism for problem.
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