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post #61 of 351
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post
+1, came here to post "myriad". Actually don't mind the word, just hate when people put "of" after it. I believe that's technically acceptable usage but I still hate it.

I think the useage of myriad as a noun predates the useage of myriad as an adjective. Why hate it?
post #62 of 351
substantial
post #63 of 351
Actually.

My fiancée uses it all the time and it drives me nuts.
post #64 of 351
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Originally Posted by fairholme_wannabe View Post
I think the useage of myriad as a noun predates the useage of myriad as an adjective. Why hate it?

HS English teacher taught that it should only be used as an adjective. Turns out she was technically incorrect, but it still bothers me.

Also I feel that the examples I have seen where people use it as a noun have been from those who are otherwise poor writers, but that may just be a result of my bias.
post #65 of 351
"anyways" its not even a real word recognized by the English language. everyone still uses it anyways
post #66 of 351
"I could care less" Its "I couldn't care less" you fuckups!
post #67 of 351
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post #68 of 351
feasible
post #69 of 351
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Originally Posted by Benzito View Post
This threak is about abused WORDS, not people.
The terms Vox and Foo have each moved far beyond simply representing a personity. Why, with the proper suffix they are now used as adjectives ... adverbs ... and any number of parts of speech.

But if we are talking about words that haven't a certain Voxiness to them ... or which aren't all Foofed up ... Douche is quite abused here on SF.
post #70 of 351
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Originally Posted by AntiHero84 View Post
Actually.

My fiancée uses it all the time and it drives me nuts.

Is she Asian? Serious question.
post #71 of 351
I hate hearing "it begs the question" when there is no circular reasoning.
post #72 of 351
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Originally Posted by taxgenius69 View Post
Is she Asian? Serious question.

No, second or third generation Italian.
post #73 of 351
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post
["literally"]+1,000 This drives me nuts.
I agree and also: definitely (used like that those mean almost nothing, are only fill-words).
post #74 of 351
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Originally Posted by taxgenius69 View Post
I hate hearing "it begs the question" when there is no circular reasoning.

I quite often find myself yelling at the screen when someone says: "That begs the question: what is blah blah blah?"

No. That does not beg the question. It may lead to the next question. But it does not beg the question.
post #75 of 351
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post
+1,000 This drives me nuts.

I hoped someone would say that. "Kobe Bryant is literally on fire!"

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Originally Posted by Benzito View Post
Myriad.

+1.

Also "misnomer" in place of "misconception"

For some reason, this seems to be rampant on sports radio.

"Really?....Really?"

Yeah, it was a funny SNL skit a few years ago. Move on.
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