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Old 03-22-2018, 12:55 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Treating band names as plurals.
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Treating band names as plurals.
Not treating band names as plural when they are plural. The Beatles is...

Suck my dick. That sounds lame.
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"Having said that..."

Wow, you have a calculating agenda with your words. Only pretentious twats use that phrase.
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:41 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Not treating band names as plural when they are plural. The Beatles is...

Suck my dick. That sounds lame.
I'll remember that when I'm trying to sound cool.
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I'll remember that when I'm trying to sound cool.
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:46 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Old 03-22-2018, 02:56 PM   #77 (permalink)
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I was older than I should have been before I learned it wasn’t should of been.

I also used to mix up used to use to. Did you use to do that, too? It’s not so confusing once you get used to it.
No. Never did that.
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I don’t want to admit something you probably won’t believe. I used to mistake want and won’t when won’t opened the question won’t you save me.

I mixed up effect and affect but I’ve come to believe their meanings overlap more than most people think.
They don't. They're entirely different.
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I’m convinced nobody knows for sure if it’s hear hear or here here.
It's "hear hear". Always was, always will be.
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I wasn’t going to tell you I didn’t know gonna is spelled going to.
Interesting. So it's going to orrehoea, is it?
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Every single one of my colleagues pronounces 'bearing' like 'beering'.
I bet they also think a woman beers children.
Germans...
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* your's . It's possessive



^ That's an interesting confusion.

In Britain people used to send money by post, for which they would buy a special Post Office voucher, which the recipient could then redeem in another Post Office; it was safer than sending cash. As a kid I thought it was a Post Lorder, until one day I saw it written down: Postal Order.
I love this one.
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As fascist as I am about grammar, 'literally' never bothered me.
It's called hyperbole, for god's sake.
No it isn't. You can't say "my stomach was literally hanging out" (unless you've been savaged by a bear, obviously). It does get overused.
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Say one of those phrases and I will consider you a retard and never take you seriously again:
"Everyone has to believe in something."
"Only dead fish swim with the stream."
"Everything happens for a reason."
Every dead fish has to believe in something while it swims with the stream for a reason.
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A good one this - 'Axed' instead of 'asked'.

I've said it before but the word 'pussy' makes me cringe every time I hear it tbh.
Axed: where did that ever come from? I bet someone just mispronounced it once and it caught on. Pretty silly though, when axed already meant two separate things.
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Something else that literally drives me insane is the increasing use of the so-called "Historic Present." This used to be confined to jokes told in an informal setting. "This guy goes into a bar...". Strictly speaking, if you are recounting a story, you should use a past tense. Of course nobody cares when they're listening to a joke, but more and more these days you hear it in otherwise reputable documentaries, " The Mayflower lands in Plymouth and the Pilgrim Fathers look for fresh water..."
If it happened four hundred years ago, it's the past, Mr.Should-know-better Presenter !
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"Yours" is a pronoun and so does not require an apostrophe. "Yours" is considered a possessive pronoun already, same as "its".

Twit.
Was going to say this. Without the twit added though.
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^ I was joking, hence the "" I was suggesting Lucem could of added another mistake to his sentence.

..and yes, the "of" is a deliberate mistake too.
Is it though?
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"It is what it is". I ****ing hate this meaningless phrase.



Looked like you were being lightheartedly pedantic tbh.
God I ****ing hate that one too.
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I don't think it's an issue in English but in German many people put 'quasi' before every second word. I suppose it's somewhat similar to 'like' in English.
**** those people. Whenever they say this I want to grab them by their lapels and scream into their dumb faces that no, it's not quasi this and that. It's exactly this and that. **** you, you dumb ****, thinking that using foreign words makes you sound smarter. It ****ing doesn't, you little piece of dumb ****.
Wouldn't that make them a dumb piece of quasi-****?
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Wouldn't that make them a dumb piece of quasi-****?
No, they're literally ****.
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They don't. They're entirely different
It’s probably best to keep your simple distinctions where they are but if you read the complete definitions it can get blurry. People avoid using effect as a verb because so many people will jump to the conclusion they’re confusing it with affect.
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Old 03-22-2018, 03:15 PM   #80 (permalink)
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Misguided grammar nazism doesn't mean that their definitions are any less distinct.
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