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Old 01-15-2008, 06:17 PM   #81
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I'm afraid if I say that Meridith will get mad at me cause she's from the same place. ha! It's not bad, I'm just kidding. In highschool we all kind of talked like "valley girls" if that makes sense.

Like, totally!
Okay, now I have to jump in and defend my good name. lol!

I wouldn't say we talked like "valley girls"...that's way too extreme. Though we did say "like" and "totally" way more than we ever should have! And yes, old habits die hard. :P At LEAST I don't have big bangs anymore. Yes, I'll admit it, I had big bangs to heaven.

As far as the "I spaced it" phrase goes, that is something that we TOTALLY say all of the time here. I think it must be a regional phrase too.
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Ooh, now there's the best idea yet! (Hint, hint.)
Okay Kirsten you can help me round up some slang for a sentiments set. It would be fun to do the BFF and KWIM and OMG stuff too. I mean it would be totally fun. Okay I've got to stop with the totallys. I mean I've totally got to stop. aaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!
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Okay, now I have to jump in and defend my good name. lol!

I wouldn't say we talked like "valley girls"...that's way too extreme. Though we did say "like" and "totally" way more than we ever should have! And yes, old habits die hard. :P At LEAST I don't have big bangs anymore. Yes, I'll admit it, I had big bangs to heaven.

As far as the "I spaced it" phrase goes, that is something that we TOTALLY say all of the time here. I think it must be a regional phrase too.
See I totally knew she'd chime in.
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Well, I wasn't born in Texas, but I've been down here long enough for "y'all" to become an important part of my vocabulary. What I'm scared of is that I'm going to CHA in California. I can only imagine what they are going to think of the way speak.
There will be all kinds of people from all kinds of places at CHA! I'm we'll hear all kinds of accents and languages there. I had my sister with me last year who is fluent in Spanish and I was so glad I did because she was able to talk with a lot of our customers!
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okay Meridith we've killed this thread with our totallys. ha ha. (We are valley girls whether or not you want to admit it
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I just have to jump on this bandwagon! I, too, find myself "proofreading" the products of companies. Last fall, I went to a retreat, and there was a company there, selling clear stamps. I fell in love with one set, but wouldn't buy it (a "your" vs. "you're" situation.)
I decided to let the ladies know, since it was their company, and if it had been me, I would have wanted to know. They were unconcerned. Oh well.
When I did check out their web page (I did like their stamps!) there were other spelling mistakes ("enternity" vs. "eternity", "looser" vs. "loser").
I should probably proofread this for errors
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This is all so funny, and all so true. I absolutely hate it when I see "your" instead of "you're" or "their" instead of "there". Happyheartintx - I agree with you. "Spaced out" would make more sense.
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Hi Courtney!

I would tell. I would want to be told if there was an error on my blog or anything else that I had written!

Should there be a comma after blog? Yikes, I'm outta here before I embarrass myself.
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'I spaced it' actually is correct slang. (at least where we live)
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You guys are tooo funny. I make tons of spelling mistakes and I'm proud of it! snicker, snicker my mom is always pming me saying you said what in your card description??!! Anyways, thanks for the chuckles!!
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wow--i totally spaced pages 2 and 3. My response was to the last post on page 1! DUH.
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It was me! A few individuals just pointed the error out to me and sent me a link to this thread as well. Grammar is not one of my strong points, but it is something I continue to work on (especially now that all of my errors are very much publicized!).

Why is it in this day and age that there isn't some kind of software on the market that can help me with my grammar disability?!?!? *wink*

My goodness, they have voice activated GPS units for cars and vacuums that clean an entire room by themselves. Bill Gates, do you hear my plea?!??

Thanks for the heads up, ladies! Our website has been corrected!

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Nichole, it is so tricky to have grammar correcting software because there are so many rules in grammar, and they all have exceptions. Whew...that was probably a run-on sentence!

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Just had to add my two cent(s). It's cent if you're southern & cents if you're midwestern. Anyway, y'all is singular & all y'all is plural. I always thought southerners had an accent, but they actually have their own language. I love livin' in the South.
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'I spaced it' actually is correct slang. (at least where we live)
I work in a high school, and I hear, "I spaced it" all of the time. Actually, my conversation with my 15 yo DD tonight went something like this...

me: Did you remember to empty the dishwasher?

DD: Oh, no, I spaced it. *I'll jump right up and do it now. Then I'll rub your feet and bring you dessert and wash your car and...* (The part in asterisks is my imagination, but you get the picture.)
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I know that when Provo came out with a cuttlebug folder with what i consider a misspelling in it, I didn't purchase it.
Sorry for the hijack, but wanted to let you know that ProvoCraft fixed the typo in the Sledding folder.

I wouldn't buy it with the misspelling, and I told them so. I think lots of other people told them too!
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I say "I spaced it." It's slang, for sure. "It" meaning the thing I forgot.

I can only imagine how much Text Messages must bother some people who are really good at grammar. All those "spell like they sound" phrases! LOL!

Anyway, I like "I spaced out" too! I get ur point. Hee-hee! Had to do it.
OK, jumping in here a little late but I had to respond to this! My daughters just go nuts when I text them and I insist on spelling everything out! "Mom, you don't have to do that!" They keep trying to train me to use "when RU coming home?" instead of the obvious. I just keep doing it my way... trying to at least get some good language skills into their day!
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Just had to add my two cent(s). It's cent if you're southern & cents if you're midwestern. Anyway, y'all is singular & all y'all is plural. I always thought southerners had an accent, but they actually have their own language. I love livin' in the South.
That's too cute! I could totally live in the South, too! I'm in Ohio, and I use y'all all the time! (OMGosh, I just used "totally" too!) Time to go to bed... this thread is getting in my head!
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LOL! This is the land of bad grammar and pet peeves. Where proper English came to die!
I live in Oklahoma, but I was born in Texas. This made me laugh so hard!
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I paid thousands of dollars to learn to weave baskets and mess with my kids heads. God Bless America!
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I love this thread!!! In my corner of the country, "I spaced out" means the same as "I zoned out," or "My brain was in the ozone." "I spaced it" means "I forgot it."
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I think in the case of our Out of This World (Space) set, we had asked people about the slang term they most often used for "spaced" and the kinds of responses were "I totally spaced it" or "I spaced it" or "I spaced out..." We went with "I spaced it!"
There's nothing wrong with "I spaced it!" I hear that phrase all the time, and I never want to say, "Hey, you forgot a word..."
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I have no problem with blog errors as it is someone just typing for fun. I am almost done with my masters and how I type on boards, blogs, etc. is a lot different than how I type up graduate level (or even undergraduate level) work! This is the same way with speaking: how I speak with my friends and colleagues on a personal level is different from how I speak with colleagues and professionals. To me, it's all about knowing when to use it. I come from outside of DC and I live in a southern city in VA now. If I corrected every single thing out of my kids' mouths (meaning my students), the poor kids would be afraid to talk. Pick your battles..

That being said, if something alters the MEANING in a significant way or is a blatant typo, I would let the manufacturer know. This includes your for you're or someone saying eternity being typed enternity.. ugh, that's horrible to me I am also a super speller but again, if you can read it, and the intent is for fun communication, who cares? However, in any kind of professional context, it should be addressed.

Now I have spent way too much time making sure this post is halfway correct in terms of grammar and spelling. Who cares? Not me... er Not I
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Oh no....(racing frantically to check our set...ha ha!) We were concerned we had a grammatical error! I think in the case of our Out of This World (Space) set, we had asked people about the slang term they most often used for "spaced" and the kinds of responses were "I totally spaced it" or "I spaced it" or "I spaced out..." We went with "I spaced it!" I think because that's the term Meridith and I use the most (something we say often to each other, ha ha!) In this case it's more of a slang term...we just thought it looked cute with the little astronaut.
I think this is okay. I would totally say "I spaced it" if forgetting someone's birthday. "I spaced it out" would be a whole new problem with the preposition at the end...and all that. I, too, have a problem with people using "your" instead of "you're" and get after my kids all the time for incorrect usage.
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I see a "misprint" every day that drives me batty. It's "5 toed" Nittany Lion paws. They have 4 toes people--at least that's what shows on the track. Those stupid 5 toed paws are on cars and trucks everywhere!
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he he. I like "I spaced out!" too...I'm pretty sure I've used that one too. In this case we went with "I spaced it" because "it" was the birthday.

I guess we could have done, "Like, omg I totally spaced it out.."

ha ha! Maybe we'll do a whole slang sentiments set. That would be fun!

If you were to do that, would you do it by regions-imagine the cost!?!? That would be TOTALLY funny...I've picked up so many slangs from living in New Jersey, coming from Indiana (where everyone speaks English real good ) and the one my boss used to tease me about was "ink pen".
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Hey, I live in Texas! In Texas we are "fixin'" to do everything. "I'm fixin' to make lunch." "I'm fixin' to go shoppin'." And "y'all" can be found in the dictionary. It refers to either 1 person or an entire group! LOL! This is the land of bad grammar and pet peeves. Where proper English came to die!

Explaining y'all to others when I left Texas was my favorite thing. I don't usually use y'all as one person, but I've heard it done. The distinction for me is y'all is a small group but "all y'all" is a big, or inclusive, group.

I like y'all for the classroom- there are very few gender neutral phrases to get everyone to line up once you are out of kindergarten and can't say "Okay friends lets all go to the door"
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I love this thread!!! In my corner of the country, "I spaced out" means the same as "I zoned out," or "My brain was in the ozone." "I spaced it" means "I forgot it."
In Wisconsin, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, it's like that too. (All of my homes at one point.)
Spaced out- in a fog.
Space it- I forgot.
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I don't profread stuff. I likes to imagine we are talking and if we were talking I would not proofread stuff. (why does either spelling look like Pro-Fred, I'm soooo anti-fred)

On the "I spaced it" issue I didn't think it was strange, but not that everyone mentions it if there was an "I spaced out" I could just use that for general use. There are any number of people who need a tangible proof that I'm spacey sometimes.

Also Gina, *hugs* your comment made my day. Well almost, my 2yr old is being super sweet and charming today, so you come in second to a charming toddler. But it's a CLOSE second.
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Hi Courtney!

I would tell. I would want to be told if there was an error on my blog or anything else that I had written!

Should there be a comma after blog? Yikes, I'm outta here before I embarrass myself.
Brave!!

I would like you to know that I do NOT want to know if there is an error on my blog. I mean a spelling/grammar error. If I say, this card made by Skittles and then link something made by Donna I'd like to know that.

spelling error emails will be responded to with,

"Oh thanks, I missed that"

but i'll THINK,

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If you were to do that, would you do it by regions-imagine the cost!?!? That would be TOTALLY funny...I've picked up so many slangs from living in New Jersey, coming from Indiana (where everyone speaks English real good ) and the one my boss used to tease me about was "ink pen".
Yes the regions thing would be hard! I didn't realize that slang was so different depending on what region you are from until this thread popped up! It makes sense though. I guess I'd have to have an East-coast set and a Southern set and a PacificNW Set....yeah maybe this is not such a great idea I had after all.... he he. Would be fun though.
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In Wisconsin, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, it's like that too. (All of my homes at one point.)
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Space it- I forgot.
Yes it's like that in Utah and Washington too! (okay now you know where I'm from.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:01 AM   #114
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Now we should all go and read "Eats, Shoots and Leaves"!
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:42 AM   #115
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I have no problem with blog errors as it is someone just typing for fun. I am almost done with my masters and how I type on boards, blogs, etc. is a lot different than how I type up graduate level (or even undergraduate level) work! This is the same way with speaking: how I speak with my friends and colleagues on a personal level is different from how I speak with colleagues and professionals. To me, it's all about knowing when to use it. I come from outside of DC and I live in a southern city in VA now. If I corrected every single thing out of my kids' mouths (meaning my students), the poor kids would be afraid to talk. Pick your battles..

That being said, if something alters the MEANING in a significant way or is a blatant typo, I would let the manufacturer know. This includes your for you're or someone saying eternity being typed enternity.. ugh, that's horrible to me I am also a super speller but again, if you can read it, and the intent is for fun communication, who cares? However, in any kind of professional context, it should be addressed.

Now I have spent way too much time making sure this post is halfway correct in terms of grammar and spelling. Who cares? Not me... er Not I
I totally agree with you (totally! ) LOL.
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:27 AM   #116
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Wow! Thanks for all the responses. Fortunately, it's not an actual stamp, it's just a word on their website describing a stamp set. The word is "infamous", but I'm sure that's not what they meant.

LOL! YES! (I saw this yesterday and paused, wondering if I should say anything as well!) This is one of many words often used incorrectly. Two others that bother me are "anxious" and "simplistic."

Anxious is a negative word: "I'm anxious about the cancer test results." Not, "I'm anxious to eat the chocolate cake." (Well, I suppose you would be anxious if a bad cook made it, but if you are healthy and have no dietary restrictions, you are generally "eager" to eat cake!)

Simplistic also has a negative connotation, as in "His reasoning is so simplistic." My cards are simple, not simplistic (I hope!).

Thus endeth the vocabulary lesson...
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:48 AM   #117
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Erin K, you are soooooooooo funny! I love reading your silly posts!
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It REALLY bugs me when people use "your" for you are, when it should be "you're.

I am like Rainman when it comes to identifying spelling errors. I think I missed my calling in life to be a proofreader. It's a bit of a curse to be able to easily pick out other people's mistakes, or so my husband tells me ;-}

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I AM a proofreader and misspelled words stick out like a neon sign for me. I would definitely let the manufacturer know. And since we're mentioning our pet peeves, mine is the word "its." I see an apostrophe used inappropriately a lot.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:24 AM   #119
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Well, this is not a pet peeve for me, but I ALWAYS notice if someone uses "accordian" instead of "accordion". I play the accordion a little bit and was once in an accordion club. I always thought it was extra funny if one of the accordion club members misspelled "accordion".
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Several hundred years ago when I attended the Intro weekend for college freshman I had no idea what people were saying. I grew up in South Florida, of Yankee parents and was thrust into the north GA slang. Not only could I not understand people due to the accent, but such words!

I'm fixing to, down yonder, I reckon, I'm gonna carry her.... I had no idea what was being said. At one point a girl asked if she would have enough time to fix her clothes between appointments. I thought she needed help sewing on a button and offered to help her. I was then asked to stay after the meeting and was called to task for asking that question. The leaders had no idea that I had no idea what was being said, referred to. So I let them know in my yankee way that to me to fix means it was broken.

After living in the South for too many years to count I claimed to be a Southerner and we do have our own language!
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