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Pet Intellectual Peeves

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Because we need this thread back too.

"Reretaken" is not a word.

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Define "word."

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georgespelvin wrote:Because we need this thread back too.

"Reretaken" is not a word.
No, but it is a name.

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It's a word in that it consists of letters and can be understood.
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On yesterday's news after they show market/currency/commodity numbers and many say "closed", the news anchor says, as an aside, "many of the markets were closed today because it was July 4 in the United States."

Well, according to my calendar it was July 4 here too! And in Iran! And China! And the People's Republic of Bugundistan! (OK, I made that last one up). It was "[the] Independence Day [holiday]" in the States ... :evil:
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The word "peeve" annoys me. As a noun, it's almost always the worst choice and as a verb, it's intolerable.

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MDaunt wrote:The word "peeve" annoys me. As a noun, it's almost always the worst choice and as a verb, it's intolerable.
Don't forget its ghastly adjective cousin, "peeved."

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barandall800 wrote:
MDaunt wrote:The word "peeve" annoys me. As a noun, it's almost always the worst choice and as a verb, it's intolerable.
Don't forget its ghastly adjective cousin, "peeved."
Peeved, peevish, peeve, peever, peevee.

The sound of it is like fingernails on a blackboard.

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Hi,
Tenderfoot wrote: More on "not a word"
Is it either an established part of the language, or does it convey a new meaning? Possibly attached to an item or technology that did not exist before? Or to a sensation, a feeling, an experience that is new?

Because, otherwise, it's just a noise.

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This was too good a thread not to "resurrect."

In any case, I'll start with one that I see far too frequently (thankfully not in mainstream media):

It's I could have been a contender, not I could OF been a contender. :evil:

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Alas, it has already been revived (but not with enough oomph, I guess, since it's stuck on page 2):

http://www.jboard.tv/jboard/phpBB3/view ... p?f=1&t=12

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Hi,
Samer wrote: In any case, I'll start with one that I see far too frequently (thankfully not in mainstream media):

It's I could have been a contender, not I could OF been a contender. :evil:
Not too sure what you're getting at, but the actual quote is "I coulda been a contender." (from On the Waterfront IIRC).

"I got it off of ..." grates on my ear but seems to have become common usage.

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--Pete wrote:Hi,
Samer wrote: In any case, I'll start with one that I see far too frequently (thankfully not in mainstream media):

It's I could have been a contender, not I could OF been a contender. :evil:
Not too sure what you're getting at, but the actual quote is "I coulda been a contender." (from On the Waterfront IIRC).

"I got it off of ..." grates on my ear but seems to have become common usage.

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I'm griping about people writing "could of" instead of "could have/could've."

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My two are "it's broke" instead of "it's broken" and the fairly new annoying habit of using "myself" when the proper word would be "me" or "I," like "Jackie and myself went to the store." I hate both of these!!
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barandall800 wrote:Alas, it has already been revived (but not with enough oomph, I guess, since it's stuck on page 2):

http://www.jboard.tv/jboard/phpBB3/view ... p?f=1&t=12
All the more reason to vote "yes" on proposition 1, err I mean alietr's poll. (A segmented topics board would mean less chance of a thread going to an untimely death on page 2)
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People who confuse its/it's or there/their/they're or your/you're, etc. I'm sympathetic with not being able to spell big unusual words, or dyslexia, but for words you probably use multiple times a day, if you know the meaning of what you're saying, can't you match the right word to it??

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debramc wrote:People who confuse its/it's or there/their/they're or your/you're, etc. I'm sympathetic with not being able to spell big unusual words, or dyslexia, but for words you probably use multiple times a day, if you know the meaning of what you're saying, can't you match the right word to it??
It makes me loose my mind!

(Seriously, I've seen that flub so often I can't help but think people are doing it intentional now.)

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Volante wrote:
debramc wrote:People who confuse its/it's or there/their/they're or your/you're, etc. I'm sympathetic with not being able to spell big unusual words, or dyslexia, but for words you probably use multiple times a day, if you know the meaning of what you're saying, can't you match the right word to it??
It makes me loose my mind!

(Seriously, I've seen that flub so often I can't help but think people are doing it intentional now.)
Aaarghhh! Yes that one bothers me to. ;)

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debramc wrote:
Volante wrote:
debramc wrote:People who confuse its/it's or there/their/they're or your/you're, etc. I'm sympathetic with not being able to spell big unusual words, or dyslexia, but for words you probably use multiple times a day, if you know the meaning of what you're saying, can't you match the right word to it??
It makes me loose my mind!

(Seriously, I've seen that flub so often I can't help but think people are doing it intentional now.)
Aaarghhh! Yes that one bothers me to. ;)
I think your just being nitpicky.

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