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  1. Clark1961

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    I’m thinking about manufacturing chalk chocks. Will they sell?
     
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    I was thinking of that one...

    Another thing that has become more common is to drop the s off of the plural form of words that end with st, like artist. "There will be more than 30 artist displaying their work," for example. Why can't people spell it "artists?" I know it takes so much effort to say that 'sts' sound, but you could at least write it like you're not a complete moron. I see this happen in local newspapers and in major news networks' online articles.
     
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    Probably. Mom will buy 'em for the kids. :eek:

    You know, to keep them occupied while dad preflights. :D
     
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    I proofread all of my posts after I post them and edit them. Sometimes people catch a gaff before I do, and sometimes I still miss a thing or three.

    [Shouldn't have confessed to that. I can't claim laziness anymore]
     
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    For the same reason so many people say math instead of maths.
     
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    I say (not write) "Datas" as an intentional joke. I know that 1 data point is datum and that multiple data points are data. But since I'm often speaking to groups I throw some stuffs (<-- see that) in there to keep myself entertained and see who is actually listening.
     
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    Like this :p

    Gaffe is a French word meaning “embarrassing mistake,” and should not be mixed up with gaff: a large hook.

    (Honestly, I didn't really know and had to look it up lol)
     
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    Touche! But then, there have been people who've "gotten the hook" around here from time to time too.
     
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    The linguistics professor intoned, “In some languages a double negative means a positive, and in some languages a double negative means a negative. But in no language does a double positive mean a negative.”

    As he paused to let this point sink in, a bored voice was heard from the back of the room.

    “Yeah, right.”
     
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    "Maths" is the term used in British English. American English uses math.
     
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    It's mathematics.
     
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    Maybe you're confusing intelligence and education?
     
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    When I am listening to a a speaker, and they use bad grammar, I usually discount the accuracy of what they have to say.
    No, because I believe many of the offenders are both intelligent, and educated,
    although I will agree that not all intelligent people are well educated, and vice versa.
     
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    The thought of you in catholic school amuses me. :D
     
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    What is a "fell swoop" and why does it always take just one of them? You never hear anyone say, "I could clear that table with two or three fell swoops."
     
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    And we shoudn't verb our nouns, either.
     
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    It’s from the Latin swell foop which means good job in Hindi.
     
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    Multiple fell swoops would certainly reduce or completely lose the force of the original metaphor.
    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/one_fell_swoop
     
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    That's one I will confess to... I also use "they" as a gender-neutral pronoun, though it drives a friend of mine stir crazy. English just doesn't have a good substitute, e.g. "sie" and "hir" just seem forced.
    Indeed so, and that is the only time things like "loose" and "it's" really bother me, when the person who uses them is highly educated and not only should know better, but is in a position to pass the misspelling or grammatical gaffe on to the next generation, such as a teacher or university professor.

    Otherwise I just find it vaguely amusing... especially men who refer to their wives as "the wife" and refer to a certain organ as the "prostrate". ;)
     
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    @JOhnH and @azure: Here's an edit that should work:

    "When I am listening to a speaker who uses bad grammar..." That would be both gender neutral and grammatically correct.
     
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    I think I'm loosing it.....:ohsnap:
     
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    This post belongs in the crop dusting thread!
     
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    Thank you for that suggestion/correction.
     
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    My favorite is a guy who was at one time very active in online forums always used the phrase "it's a mute point." When the correct usage was pointed out, he came up with a long, convoluted rationale on why he was right. I know we never see anyone like this here, but the guy was never, ever wrong.
     
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    Lol. The principals secretary would just roll her eyes when I came in, again. Had a teacher who would say "I don't know, 'can' you" when you asked "can I go to the bathroom" making a big deal out of the difference between 'may' and 'can.' Looking back on it now I'm having visions of Mr. McMurphy giving Nurse Ratched an attitude adjustment.
     
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    I had a teacher pull that on me. I just told her that since I obey the rules, if she won't let me, then I can't. She didn't buy that.
     
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    This pretty much sums up my catholic school experience:

     
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    Shakespeare did it.

    "It out-Herods Herod."
     
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    Who's vs. whose.
     
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    And it seems to be nearly universal now that "your" is replacing "you're." :rolleyes1:
     
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    Been doing that with y'all down South a long time.