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  1. #41  
    ? See that it's called a question mark and when you have a question it goes at the end of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stirling View Post
    I'm surprised nobody has hit on my all-time favorite. Then & than.
    The Pre is better than any other phone I've owned.
    If Palm makes a better one, then I'll upgrade.
    I was just about to post on "then & than". -thanks stirling
    My "nails on a chalkboard" words these days are:

    "prolly" - Literary colloquialism for "probably"

    Here is a relatively new addition to the list:

    "nuther" - The word is actually "another".

    Main Entry: noth·er
    Variant(s): or 'noth·er \ˈnə-thər\
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: alteration (from misdivision of "another") of other, adjective
    Date: circa 1909
    : other —used especially in the phrase "a whole nother" —used chiefly in speech or informal prose
  3. #43  
    Teh best is the
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryleyinstl View Post
    Don't take abooooot away from me!

    I swear that us Canadians never actually say it (at least where I'm from). I have to force myself to in order to get all that long O action. But every time my wife and I meet some new couple down here the first thing they say is "where are you from?" When I ask why they inevitably say "you dropped a few abooots."
    lived in bc most of my 52 years. only 8 in ontario. the 4th praire province. even here in Ont. they dont say Aboot, its About. And they are real backward rednecks lololol
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    The president of the PTA

    The President of the United States

    gods

    God

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  6. #46  
    Also, something does not take presidents, it takes precedence,

    Firewood not far wood.
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    Don't know if this one was missed, but I would like to advise you on a course of action not advice.
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  8. #48  
    Could of, should of would of

    No, no, no, no, no!

    They're contractions - "I could have done that" becomes "I could've done that." Or should've, or would've.

    Sorry, I have problems with things like that - no, no, no, no, no. I have problems with things such as that. (Like - not including that, e.g., I want a phone like yours. Such as - includes that)


    I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde. Dolly Parton
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    Firewood not far wood.[/quote]

    It is in Texas.


    I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde. Dolly Parton
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbd View Post
    Effect/Affect
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    When do “past” and “passed” get confused?
    Often, writers muddle the words past and passed in sentences such as:

    •“The heroes passed a village on their way towards the mountains.”
    It’s common to see this written as:

    •“The heroes past a village on their way towards the mountains.”
    But the word should be passed, as (in this sentence) it’s the past participle of the verb “to pass”. An easy way to tell is to rewrite the sentence in the present tense, as though you’re describing something which is happening currently:

    •“The heroes pass a village on their way towards the mountains.”
    •or “The heroes are passing a village on their way towards the mountains.”
    However, if you wrote:

    •“The heroes walked past a village on their way towards the mountains.”
    It’s correct to use past. The verb in this sentence is “walked”, and the “past” is acting as an adverb.
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    Advice/Advise
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    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.
















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    Quote Originally Posted by sketch42 View Post


    But you can also effect (bring about) change. Affect is also how your mood is presented, as in "his mood was depressed, but his affect was cheerful" (but then that's psychobabble).

    While we're at it, imo, impact is not a verb. Your decision did not impact me, it affected me.


    I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde. Dolly Parton
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryleyinstl View Post
    Don't take abooooot away from me!

    I swear that us Canadians never actually say it (at least where I'm from). I have to force myself to in order to get all that long O action. But every time my wife and I meet some new couple down here the first thing they say is "where are you from?" When I ask why they inevitably say "you dropped a few abooots."
    Can't say that Aboot gets under my skin too much, however all the vowel sounds people make her in Wisconsin annoy the eff out of me! It's not bayag, or goa, it's just go....stop adding syllables to vowel sounds! LOL and I'm a born Wisconsinite! Maybe its just the red necks in the northern (as in anything not in Madison or Milwaukee) part of the state, but since I moved out of the city for college I've noticed it more and more.

    Southerners you guys need to work on your vowels too, lol....Italians, don't change a freeeekin thing, okay! Way too entertaining! I'm so jealous I don't work for the Cake Boss!
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    Your signature needs to be less interesting than that post you just added....and QUIT begging for people to 'Thank' you, you tool
  17.    #57  
    Quote Originally Posted by BARYE View Post
    The president of the PTA

    The President of the United States

    gods

    God

    BARYE
    I'm not sure what you're incinerating.
    Just call me Berd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle View Post
    I'm not sure what you're incinerating.
    that is the burning question -- isn't it ...
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    Jonathan is going to the store.
    I am going to the store.
    Incorrect: Jonathan and me are going to the store.
    Correct: Jonathan and I are going to the store.

    The store is behind Jonathan.
    The store is behind me.
    Incorrect: The store is behind Jonathan and I.
    Correct: The store is behind Jonathan and me.

    Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cas_esq View Post
    Jonathan is going to the store.
    I am going to the store.
    Incorrect: Jonathan and me are going to the store.
    Correct: Jonathan and I are going to the store.

    The store is behind Jonathan.
    The store is behind me.
    Incorrect: The store is behind Jonathan and I.
    Correct: The store is behind Jonathan and me.
    Who are you talking to?
    And about whom are we speaking?
    Just call me Berd.
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