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Old 02-27-2012, 10:33 AM   #81
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BuggainOK:

I think you misunderstood me - the stamp set was not free at all!
The blogger was stating that the small stamp set was a "complimentary set" to a larger set, when in fact it was a complementary set to the larger one, not a freebie!
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Oh, good, Iris... I thought I'd misread you when I saw that because I agreed that complimentary was free, but I thought you meant it complemented another set.

I'm not going crazy anymore.
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How many times do you hear people say, "I could care less."? WRONG!! If you could care less that means you care to some degree. It should be, "I couldn't care less."

"Do you want to go with?" - Go with who??? Ahhhhhh!!!

"The clothes need folded". "The dishes need rinsed". "The bed needs made". - TO BE!!! Don't forget to add the words "to be".

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I think you misunderstood me - the stamp set was not free at all!
The blogger was stating that the small stamp set was a "complimentary set" to a larger set, when in fact it was a complementary set to the larger one, not a freebie!
You are right, I did misunderstand you. And I agree, that blogger had better be ready for some sharp-eyed readers who will want their "complimentary" free sets!
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Boise, ID, isn't BOY-zee; it's BOY-see.

And as a native North Carolinian, I'm annoyed by people in Michigan mispronouncing Charlotte.
Maybe the people in North Carolina are pronouncing it incorrectly and should pronounce it Char-LOT like the town in Michigan.
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You are right, I did misunderstand you. And I agree, that blogger had better be ready for some sharp-eyed readers who will want their "complimentary" free sets!
I misread that, too!!!
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I was driving around one day and saw a sign advertising a "GROJ SALE".

I wasn't sure what that was so I ignored and kept on driving, looking for a garage sale.
We listen to the radio frequently and have noticed that many American people who are being interviewed tend to slur their words so I wonder if 'Groj Sale' has come about because the words are not being clearly enunciated.
Another word that tends to be slurred is 'picture' ..it now comes across as 'pitcher' and this has crossed the pond as we hear more and more 'pitchers' rather than 'pictures' with the emphasis on the 'c'.
Our pet peeves are 'bin' instead of 'been'; 'sez' instead of 'says'; 'off of'...'off' is quite adequate! 'Acsherlly' instead of 'actually'; 'should of' instead of 'should have' and oh it goes on The real aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh moments are 'gonna', 'wanna' so much so that some youngsters think those are the correct words!
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We listen to the radio frequently and have noticed that many American people who are being interviewed tend to slur their words so I wonder if 'Groj Sale' has come about because the words are not being clearly enunciated.
Another word that tends to be slurred is 'picture' ..it now comes across as 'pitcher' and this has crossed the pond as we hear more and more 'pitchers' rather than 'pictures' with the emphasis on the 'c'.
Our pet peeves are 'bin' instead of 'been'; 'sez' instead of 'says'; 'off of'...'off' is quite adequate! 'Acsherlly' instead of 'actually'; 'should of' instead of 'should have' and oh it goes on The real aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh moments are 'gonna', 'wanna' so much so that some youngsters think those are the correct words!
yeah. but. no. but yeah. but. no. but. innit. Shall we start on chav talk?
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I just had a gal post on my wall and ask if I could translate something she saw on a friend's wall.

"Daysaview."

I took a wild guess. Deja vu. I was right. I'm stunned.
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Our pet peeves are 'bin' instead of 'been'; 'sez' instead of 'says'
Some things, I think, are a matter of dialect and not so much mispronunciation. For instance, if you look in the Merriam Websters Dictionary (on line) it shows how to pronounce something and also has a little speaker icon where the word will actually be spoken. On the word Been, it says: Rhymes with been: Bin, blin, chin and so on. On the word "says" it has "Sez" as how to pronounce it. It's a little different than what I have always heard referred to as the "Queen's English"

I admit, I say "Off of" all the time!! I will probably be more conscious of it now

Edited to add: After thinking for a second, I decided to see what the MW definition of "utilize" said and it had for a synonym: use! I guess on-line dictionary is not all it's cracked up to be! I would like some wine with my crow!!
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... There is no egg in eggplant...
Aha, but over here we don't call them eggplants . There's a whole set of cooking terms which are different in English and American English.
I don't think I'd have followed signs for a Groj sale either. Funny, we were just discussing this the other day because my DH says garridge, whereas I say ga -rahj. Have to admit he's in the majority when it comes to the Irish pronunciation of it. I blame all my minority-usage pronunciations on having had a mother who wasn't Irish.
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Thanks for informing me. I had no idea.
I'll have to check my stamps to make sure they're correct.
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Some things, I think, are a matter of dialect and not so much mispronunciation. For instance, if you look in the Merriam Websters Dictionary (on line) it shows how to pronounce something and also has a little speaker icon where the word will actually be spoken. On the word Been, it says: Rhymes with been: Bin, blin, chin and so on. On the word "says" it has "Sez" as how to pronounce it. It's a little different than what I have always heard referred to as the "Queen's English"

I admit, I say "Off of" all the time!! I will probably be more conscious of it now

Edited to add: After thinking for a second, I decided to see what the MW definition of "utilize" said and it had for a synonym: use! I guess on-line dictionary is not all it's cracked up to be! I would like some wine with my crow!!
Have to say the dictionary is "wrong" on pronunciation* . Short e's and i's are not identical. That said, it wasn't something I could personally hear until I lived in a completely different region of the world because of dialect. I live in the land of "worsh" for "wash", when you say it without the "or" people around here look at you like you have two heads.

*at around 2 minutes in - Compare short i, short e, and long e sounds in American English Pronunciation - YouTube
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You are right RiverIsis, that was what I was saying with my edit The Merriam- Webster boys have some 'splainin to do!
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yeah. but. no. but yeah. but. no. but. innit. Shall we start on chav talk?
Like when??

The 'bins' and 'sez' aren't to do with dialect but all to do with sloppy speech. Any child heard uttering either of those words when I was at school would be told "The bins are kept outside" or "Sez comes from the gutter"!! All UK politicians, BBC journalists and announcers constantly use the two words incorrectly. Yesterday afternoon someone was reading an extract from a Charles Dickens book and read 'been' as bin! Could not believe it

Sabrina I don't think garridge is especially Irish, I was a Brummie (born in Birmingham, UK) and everyone said garridge and not ga -rahj but Brummie's also said gardin instead of garden, certle for circle, and my husband's most favourite that it took me a long time to say correctly - bunfire instead of bonfire
Now the West Country tend to drawl their vowel sounds so it sounds as though there are several 'a's' for example in grass..graaaassss! So much so that our grandson, when he was about 3 years old, happened to say graaaass one day and his Dad asked him how many a's in that and grandson replied " one, two, three"
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The 'bins' and 'sez' aren't to do with dialect but all to do with sloppy speech. Any child heard uttering either of those words when I was at school would be told "The bins are kept outside" or "Sez comes from the gutter"!! All UK politicians, BBC journalists and announcers constantly use the two words incorrectly. Yesterday afternoon someone was reading an extract from a Charles Dickens book and read 'been' as bin! Could not believe it

Sabrina I don't think garridge is especially Irish, I was a Brummie (born in Birmingham, UK) and everyone said garridge and not ga -rahj but Brummie's also said gardin instead of garden, certle for circle, and my husband's most favourite that it took me a long time to say correctly - bunfire instead of bonfire
Now the West Country tend to drawl their vowel sounds so it sounds as though there are several 'a's' for example in grass..graaaassss! So much so that our grandson, when he was about 3 years old, happened to say graaaass one day and his Dad asked him how many a's in that and grandson replied " one, two, three"
I always was asked if I was from the West Country. I normally answered "Yes, the very west country."

Now I'm "hearing" Ozzy Osborne when I'm reading your posts.
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Interesting thread; this kind of error drives me a bit nuts too!

At work staff will say they are "orientating" new staff. The new staff member is on "orientation"; we are "orienting" them to their new position. In almost 21 years, I have NEVER heard anyone get this right! I really need to figure out why this bothers me.... LOL
My VP says orientate. Makes me crazy!
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Maybe the people in North Carolina are pronouncing it incorrectly and should pronounce it Char-LOT like the town in Michigan.
Charlotte is the Queen City and predates the Michigan town. Alas, Michigan has it WRONG!
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I just have to add my pet peeve.....definitely has no "a" in it, and lavender has only one. I see them spelled wrong all the time, and I cringe, but after all, the idea is to get the message across, and even terrible spellings don't defeat the purpose. There. I feel better. Thanks for starting this. I've had a wonderful time laughing!!

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jdmommy, I am guilty of spelling difinitely wrong! When I was young, there was a commercial for Doritos that was on ALL THE TIME and the jingle was something like "Defin8ly Doritos" They would sing Defin-ate-ly so every time I go to spell it, I can hear "Defin8ly Dorito's" in my head and I have to think about it to spell it with an "i" and not an "a"! That's so funny, I thought I was the only one who could not ever seem to spell that particular word!!!
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Well I read several newspapers and all of them are listing St. Patty's Day festivities....hhmmmm.....
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Reminds me of when it was incorrect to say that the plaintiff pleaded not guilty instead of plead not guilty.

My lease say tru-out instead of throughout.

Good luck ladies and thanks for the laugh.
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Reminds me of when it was incorrect to say that the plaintiff pleaded not guilty instead of plead not guilty.

My lease say tru-out instead of throughout.

Good luck ladies and thanks for the laugh.
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Maybe we should stop calling it English

To say Americans "slur" is insulting, perhaps you meant celebrities do not enunciate? I certainly do at job interviews, labor meetings, etc., but not with friends. I think the way teenagers interact with each other is a prime example of informal speech. If I knew I was being judged I might try harder, but during friendly intercourse I do not.

I would like to point out that all languages are organic. Surely an Brit from Victorian England would think a current English speaker to be rather base. The British version of English has changed just as much in the last 250 years as American English.

I always marvel at the Chinese. From province to province they do not speak the same language, but they write it. Truly an ancient language, one that evolved verbally isolated. Yet, their written standards were maintained to such a great degree of exactness that the written word was never compromised. That evolution could not happen today with Global communications.

Being from the South, I do not have an accent. And I tell that to every transplant who comments on my speech.
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I wonder if the St. Paddy's day thing is regional....or has just been "Americanized" to St. Patty's. I had never heard of that in my area (Philly/Tri-State area) and I don't see "St. Paddy's" being used ANYWHERE. Along the same lines, I had asked an Irish friend if he would have corned beef and cabbage on the feast day, he looked at me like I was from Mars. "They don't eat that in Ireland", he said. "That was a dish for Irish-American immigrants who could not afford ham or fresh beef." Okay.......who knew?
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So many of the ones that drive me crazy have already been mentioned, but I do have a couple to add.
It is I SAW, not I seen! I have been hearing & seeing this one more frequently and it is like nails on a chalkboard to me.
Tomorrow, NOT tomarow.

I am not bothered too much by things mentioned in this thread in informal speech or writing, but on ANYTHING professional (signs, pamphlets, books, etc.) I find it completely unacceptable.

I see St. Patty's and St. Paddy's in probably equal amounts where I live.
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Just a gentle reminder, that it is that time of year when many people do St Patrick's Day projects.

The correct abbreviation for St Patrick's Day would be Paddy for Padraig/Patrick and not Patty which is the shortened form for Patricia.

I know a lot of retailers even get it wrong and there are plenty of wrong stamps around.

Hope that helps and may the luck of the Irish be with you.
My grama used to get so upset over little buttons and novelty things that say Patty.
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And there's no "r" in "wash" or "Washington."
Ohhhhhhhh, I know a person who inserts an "r" in "wash" .... I thought it was just her own personal problem! I didn't realize it's a bit widespread!
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It's spelled A LOT...not alot....
I am Italian NOT Eye-talian !!
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I'm so glad that I saw this thread earlier in the week. I went back in and updated an old project from 2008 to the correct spelling: St. Paddy's.

I also checked all of my stamps and they all have St. Patrick's Day spelled out in full.
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Now I'm "hearing" Ozzy Osborne when I'm reading your posts.
And hardly an 'f' word! Actually you wouldn't hear the Ozzy Osbourne because when I moved to the west country at the age of 17 I lost my Brummie accent after a couple of years. Not consciously lost it but it happened so much so that I can't even impersonate that accent now, most strange. I don't 'pick it up' again either after spending time with my family, in fact I am now accused of talking 'posh' because I am accentless. I lost my Birmingham accent but didn't start talking with a Gloucestershire accent as my husband does
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Does anyone take something out of the freezer to UNTHAW?
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:22 AM   #114
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Does anyone take something out of the freezer to UNTHAW?
Lol, here in rural Alberta, they dethaw things. I've always wondered if that meant they were going to freeze them again!
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I'm so glad that I saw this thread earlier in the week. I went back in and updated an old project from 2008 to the correct spelling: St. Paddy's.

I also checked all of my stamps and they all have St. Patrick's Day spelled out in full.
That's dedication!
Had to smile when I saw St. Patty's on a company blog yesterday.
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I am always amazed when I receive emails from people that I talk to in real life, people that I think are reasonable intelligent people, but the emails are full of typos and grammatical errors. Not run-of-the-mill errors that everyone makes, but major typos that make it hard to read the email. I don't know if they're lazy or if they have just gotten so used to relying on spell-check that they can't proofread themselves.

Also, I'm going to throw out one that drives me crazy - I frequently see people on facebook that they are going to "loose their mind". I think, good, you need to loosen you mind and learn that "lose" only has one O.
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One of the guys in work is studying part time for his doctorate, and has teaching hours in English in the university. He's appalled at the standard of English grammar and spelling in the essays his students hand in. They obviously don't know how to use the spell-check, as well as not knowing how to spell. I will allow that the grammar check was pretty useless last time I even tried it, but a quick spell-check should pick up on a lot.
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One of the guys in work is studying part time for his doctorate, and has teaching hours in English in the university. He's appalled at the standard of English grammar and spelling in the essays his students hand in. They obviously don't know how to use the spell-check, as well as not knowing how to spell. I will allow that the grammar check was pretty useless last time I even tried it, but a quick spell-check should pick up on a lot.
My MIL was a professor at a university and she had the same complaint. She said that the kids wrote their papers like they were texting and then they couldn't understand why they couldn't write a paper like that.
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This is a great thread! I'll add just a couple more...

It's asked, not axed, probably, not prolly (I didn't even know what that meant the first time I saw it), and all of a sudden, not all the sudden.

Okay, going back to enjoying my reading!
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That's dedication!
Had to smile when I saw St. Patty's on a company blog yesterday.
Not really dedication, just complete embarrassment.

Someone posted a comment on my old project and when I went to read it, I realized that my description and title with St. Patty's all over it, was coming off as ignorant instead of cute. Hopefully, I didn't make too many people roll their eyes in the four years it's been up there.
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