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post #121 of 351
I hate the word "deceptively" as an adjective. "The pool was deceptively shallow." What does that even mean? It can be either that the pool looked deep, but was actually shallow, or it could be that the pool is deep but looks shallow. It's fine if they specify more, but using it like that isn't getting a clear meaning through.

And when people say "irregardless" it's kind of bothersome too. That's not even an actual word(because of the ir- and the -less, it's nonstandard). If you're going to try and sound intelligent, you should at least use the language properly.
post #122 of 351
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Originally Posted by Demars View Post
And when people say "irregardless" it's kind of bothersome too. That's not even an actual word(because of the ir- and the -less, it's nonstandard). If you're going to try and sound intelligent, you should at least use the language properly.

I'm sorry, but that's just irridiculous.
post #123 of 351
A co-worker says "electronical"
post #124 of 351
literally.

'I literally turned blue'

No. You. Didn't.
post #125 of 351
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post
Sure. How else are you going to get money out of the ATM machine?

post #126 of 351
I am the refudiator.
post #127 of 351
A friend of mine is taking an accounting course.
The teacher speaks piss-poor english and taught them a new word:
Remuneration.
Not the proper renumeration, but remuneration; the root word 'muneral' and not 'numeral'.
What the f@#k is a 'muneral'?

English is dying a horrible death.
post #128 of 351
Expresso.

Also liberal, fascist, socialist.
post #129 of 351
Oh, and "bias" in place of "biased."
post #130 of 351
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post
A friend of mine is taking an accounting course.
The teacher speaks piss-poor english and taught them a new word:
Remuneration.
Not the proper renumeration, but remuneration; the root word 'muneral' and not 'numeral'.
What the f@#k is a 'muneral'?

English is dying a horrible death.

Main Entry: re·mu·ner·a·tion
Pronunciation: \i-ˌmyü-nə-ˈrā-shən\\
Function: noun
Date: 15th century

1 : something that remunerates : recompense, pay
2 : an act or fact of remunerating
post #131 of 351
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post #132 of 351
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Originally Posted by Dakota rube View Post
Main Entry: re·mu·ner·a·tion
Pronunciation: \i-ˌmyü-nə-ˈrā-shən\\
Function: noun
Date: 15th century

1 : something that remunerates : recompense, pay
2 : an act or fact of remunerating

Interesting. I'm going to tell my bank teller tomorrow 'I'd like to remunerate my phone bill'
I ammend; My English is dying a horrible death.
Thank you.
post #133 of 351
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Originally Posted by sjmin209 View Post
Oh, and "bias" in place of "biased."

+1000
post #134 of 351
Theres a notice in our shop windows which says "Want to learn how to read English?"
post #135 of 351
skrimps. And skrippers.
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