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  1. #21  
    It's; i couldn't care less.

    It's to show that you care soooooooooo little about it, it is NOT possible to care ANY less about it.


    I hate when people say they COULD care less, because that means that whatever they're talking about, doesn't really bother them that much.
  2.    #22  
    Yes,
    I have reached the lowest depths of care. I couldn't care less.
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    A slightly different lesson in punctuation:

    A colon [:] is used to introduce a series, a list, a question, or an explanation.
    A semicolon [;] separates 2 complete sentence elements which are presented as one sentence or list elements when commas are otherwise used in the list.

    Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.
  4.    #24  
    Quote Originally Posted by cas_esq View Post
    A slightly different lesson in punctuation:

    A colon [:] is used to introduce a series, a list, a question, or an explanation.
    A semicolon [;] separates 2 complete sentence elements which are presented as one sentence or list elements when commas are otherwise used in the list.
    That is an area that I'm still trying to get better at.

    : vs ; vs ,
  5. #25  
    Just ran across another I commonly see (names have been removed to protect the illiterate, er uhm, I mean innocent)

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  6. #26  
    Shoot y'all fancy book learned folks gone made me stumpified
  7. #27  
    Great thread! It's nice to find my people.

    You folks have already hit many of my pet peeves, but here are several more:


    1) i.e. vs. e.g.

    e.g. - for example
    i.e. - in other words

    e.g., red, blue (does not mean that other colors are excluded)

    i.e., red, blue (DOES mean that other colors are excluded...and that the complete list is provided)


    2) Apostrophes

    Use them for contractions or to imply possession.

    e.g.,

    It's my car.
    It's Steve's car.

    Do not use them to make an acronym plural.

    e.g., DVD's for sale! (ugh)


    3) Ensure vs. Insure

    ensure - to make certain

    insure - to issue an insurance policy (primarily...although misuse seems to be making them interchangeable...to some folks )

    e.g.,

    Ensure that you insure your car.



    4) Imply vs. Infer

    The speaker implies. The listener infers.



    5) Which vs. That

    Which - nonrestricitve
    That - restrictive

    e.g.,

    My car, which is in the parking lot, is blue. (You may safely infer that I have only one car)

    My car that is in the parking lot is blue. (You may infer that I have multiple cars, which is why I needed to qualify the statement)





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  8. #28  
    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle View Post
    That is an area that I'm still trying to get better at.

    : vs ; vs ,
    That is an area at which I am still trying to get better.



    Sorry, couldn't resist.
  9. #29  
    Effect/Affect
  10.    #30  
    Where it's at.
    I got two turn-tables and a microphone.
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    #31  
    I'm surprised nobody has hit on my all-time favorite. Then & than.
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  12. #32  
    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle View Post
    Where it's at.
    I got two turn-tables and a microphone.


    B-

    Very nice story development Mr. Beck, but my suggested rewrite follows.


    My current location is optimal.
    At this location I have access to two turntables and a microphone.
  13. #33  
    Quote Originally Posted by rush View Post
    I think this is a nice read. How to use commas.

    How to use commas. I'm still reading it.
    Link missing...but a good topic! If folks are really interested in punctuation, this book is also a fun read:

    Amazon.com: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (9781592402038): Lynne Truss: Books


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  14. #34  
    Quote Originally Posted by scuba_steve View Post
    Link missing...but a good topic! If folks are really interested in punctuation, this book is also a fun read:

    Amazon.com: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (9781592402038): Lynne Truss: Books


    Yes, my wife also thinks that I am nuts.
    How do you post a link using your phone?
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    #35  
    You guys have covered pretty much all of my favorite pet peeves. However, there is one that shows up consistently in the homebrew development threads:

    The word is "kernel", NOT "kernal"
  16. #37  
    I thank you four this threat ;-)
  17. #38  
    Here's another good one:
    "moot point," NOT "mute point."
    You can mute your stereo or TV, or a person who can't talk is mute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somline View Post
    I thank you four this thread ;-)
    Your welcome.
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    Not original, but I've always like this:

    We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;
    but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.
    One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
    yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

    You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice;
    yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
    If the plural of man is always called men,
    why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?

    If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet,
    and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
    If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
    why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

    Then one may be that, and three would be those,
    yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
    and the plural of cat is cats, not cose.

    We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
    but though we say mother we never say methren.
    Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
    but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.


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