Author Topic: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words  (Read 5079 times)

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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #90 on: November 11, 2017, 09:47:25 AM »
Cintacs...sounds like a set of breath mints...I suppose you meant syntax?    :thumb: :thumb:
Yes, I actually did... :embarrassed:

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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #91 on: November 11, 2017, 11:23:19 AM »
Cintacs...sounds like a set of breath mints...I suppose you meant syntax?    :thumb: :thumb:

Both wrong. Sin Tax is the price of drinking booze on Sunday in Pennsylvania. Er, legal booze, that is.  :wink:


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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #92 on: November 11, 2017, 11:28:33 AM »
Both wrong. Sin Tax is the price of drinking booze on Sunday in Pennsylvania. Er, legal booze, that is.  :wink:

Good one!!

Can you even buy liquor on a Sunday...I thought the Blue Laws didn't permit the sale of liquor except perhaps beer on Sundays? 
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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #93 on: November 11, 2017, 11:34:17 AM »
The indiscriminate, interchangeable use of QUIET (without noise) and QUITE (adverb, intensifier) is very common among those who write in American English.  Either variant can be used for either meaning.
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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #94 on: November 11, 2017, 12:27:42 PM »
Or misspelt...     :wink:
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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #95 on: November 11, 2017, 12:51:17 PM »
Good one!!

Can you even buy liquor on a Sunday...I thought the Blue Laws didn't permit the sale of liquor except perhaps beer on Sundays?

Beer is sold in bulk at beer distributors Monday through Saturday. Wine and Spirits are sold (by the bottle or case) at the "State Store" only during the same hours. I think you can order a Sunday drink at a bar that also has a restaurant attached. You can take out up to a 12 pack(?) of brew.  Bars close about 2 am. Plenty of opportunity.  :boozing:

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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #96 on: November 11, 2017, 02:31:35 PM »
There are no stupid questions.  There are however stupid people asking questions.

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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #97 on: November 11, 2017, 03:09:14 PM »
The indiscriminate, interchangeable use of QUIET (without noise) and QUITE (adverb, intensifier) is very common among those who write in American English.  Either variant can be used for either meaning.
Really ?
Is there any chance of giving an example whereby either variant is being used to give either meaning.

The use of "quiet" in two different sentences.
Are you suggesting something like the following?
My new Honda is quite quiet.
My new Honda is quiet quite.
Either variant has been used for either meaning... Are both sentences correct ?

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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #99 on: November 11, 2017, 03:23:45 PM »
Ouch !!!

Take it in stride.  :grin:  I've gotten "nailed" on posts here too.  In a brief moment of levity.  My high school honors English teacher told us.  "If it ain't right, it could be left."   :laugh:  First time she ever showed any "fun" to us Hawaiian kids.   :shocked:  Very out of character.  I survived with a C+ for her class.   :undecided:  Made me a better student for college classes and future private/government service.
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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #100 on: November 11, 2017, 03:33:47 PM »
Take it in stride.  :grin:  I've gotten "nailed" on posts here too.  In a brief moment of levity.  My high school honors English teacher told us.  "If it ain't right, it could be left."   :laugh:  First time she ever showed any "fun" to us Hawaiian kids.   :shocked:  Very out of character.  I survived with a C+ for her class.   :undecided:  Made me a better student for college classes and future private/government service.
The "ouch" was a reference to the painfully incorrect use of language by the posters.
One surprised me a bit !

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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #101 on: November 11, 2017, 03:35:30 PM »
Okay.....I'd take it back but it's in quotes.   :shocked: :grin: :grin:
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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #102 on: November 12, 2017, 04:53:38 AM »
The indiscriminate, interchangeable use of QUIET (without noise) and QUITE (adverb, intensifier) is very common among those who write in American English.  Either variant can be used for either meaning.
One of the computer techs I worked with always got that wrong itís quite here today for eg. I gave up trying to edumicate him.

People get pissed off when you correct their grammar I find.

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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #103 on: November 12, 2017, 06:57:27 AM »
it's official, the winter posts have started.  :Beating_A_Dead_Hors e_by_liviu

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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #104 on: November 12, 2017, 10:17:15 AM »
 :wink:
it's official, the winter posts have started.  :Beating_A_Dead_Hors e_by_liviu
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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #105 on: November 12, 2017, 10:51:59 AM »
:wink:It may come as a shock Yogi, but the U.S. Is not the centre of the known universe. It's almost Summer here in the best country in the world !
this may come as a shock, but at least 325 million people disagree with you  :wink:

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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #106 on: November 12, 2017, 10:55:33 AM »
 OK fellas , let's NOT get into a hoo haw waving contest over which country is best . Thanks .

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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #107 on: November 12, 2017, 12:23:37 PM »
It's perpetual Summer out here and It's American.   :grin:
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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #108 on: November 12, 2017, 11:21:01 PM »
this may come as a shock, but at least 325 million people disagree with you  :wink:
Nah, knowing where they come from, stops it from being a shock...

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Re: Pedant warning: Frequently misspelled words
« Reply #109 on: November 12, 2017, 11:23:54 PM »
OK fellas , let's NOT get into a hoo haw waving contest over which country is best . Thanks .

 Dusty
You're right again Dusty.
I should be grateful and not gloat. Good point...

 

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