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Old 06-18-2013, 07:57 PM
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Definately, Suzy, definately. (purposely misspelled 'definitely' to show you how ignorant some of the online community can be).

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Old 06-19-2013, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mrstep View Post
I agree with all of your examples, but the "silent e" gets drilled into people's heads in school. Obviously that rule isn't correct when applied to German, but I'm not surprised more people don't know that.

But if you don't like the dropped 'e'... I once got a parking ticket for parking my "Porch" (written that way) on the street. I suspect that particular officer's pronunciation would have been even more grating.

Now for extra credit, ask them to pronounce Huayra!

Some O/T personal pet peeves in terms of misspellings and misuses:

there / their / they're
to / too
your / you're
"literally"
"unique"
"my bad"
i before e, unless thier wrong about that.
how about irregardless ?
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
how about irregardless ?
loose / lose is the worst offender on the internets, in my opinion.

Back on topic: I watched the full (well, 22 minute) episode of the How It's Made and I really liked all the details about the painting process! National Geographic show was still better, but I feel like they each covered different parts of the process.

Still doesn't beat the actual factory tour I was on last month .
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:01 PM
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No my children... The ABSOLUTE worst offender has to be "stoled".
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:35 PM
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How about "I seen them"? I seen this guy once... How stupid can one be to say something like that?
Another idiocy is, "I should have went" or " I should have did".
Oy, vey.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:06 PM
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fuggetaboutit...
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:14 PM
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Someone on FB actually called an umbilical cord a "biblical cord". Sheesh!
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:16 AM
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"Supposably"
"Simular" (found today in the other Porsche forum)
"Nucular" (Credit: JW Bush and Sarah Palin)
And someone posted "litterly" one of these forums yesterday. I told him to go back and pick up all that litter.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:44 AM
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I'm bummed nobody jumped on my "makes me nauseous" post...
nauseated = when you feel sick (I'm feeling nauseated from that awful lunch)
nauseous = makes people sick (Kim Kardashian is nauseous)

while we're at it..."fora" is plural for "forum"


what was this thread about anyway?
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:59 PM
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I almost did but then got distracted. :-)
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:59 PM
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OK, smart guy: What's the plural of "opera"? No looking it up.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by SanibelSpeed View Post
OK, smart guy: What's the plural of "opera"? No looking it up.
Don't tell anyone but I think opera already is a plural singular it's opus.

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Old 06-20-2013, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Suzy991 View Post
Don't tell anyone but I think opera already is a plural singular it's opus.

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Bingo! It was a trick question. Same as the plural of data*, commonly misused like, "The data shows..." when it should be "The data show..."

*data is the plural of datum
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by SanibelSpeed View Post

Bingo! It was a trick question. Same as the plural of data*, commonly misused like, "The data shows..." when it should be "The data show..."

*data is the plural of datum
Finally, after all these years, I did something useful with those three years of Latin that I studied at school
Don't remember much of it, but sometimes it comes in handy

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by SanibelSpeed View Post
Bingo! It was a trick question. Same as the plural of data*, commonly misused like, "The data shows..." when it should be "The data show..."

*data is the plural of datum
Well played! While we've totally derailed the thread, at least we learned something!
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