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Old 10-06-2011, 11:28 AM   #121
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"Old-fashioned" is a word that's often used incorrectly.

If you're talking about an antique car such as a 1922 Ford Model T, it's not an old-fashioned car. It's an old or antique car. If something is old-fashioned, it's in the style of a bygone period.
I always thought it was a cocktail? They even named a glass for it.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:32 AM   #122
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I always thought it was a cocktail? They even named a glass for it.

Imagine that! Words with more than one meaning. If you drink an Old-Fashioned, make sure it's not old.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:42 AM   #123
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it's NEVER good (or proper) to end a sentence with a preposition. Simply put, it's poor grammar.
I disagree. There are many times when it is correct to end a sentance with a preposition. Take the sentance "What did you step on?" Sure you could say On what did you step, but that is not how people really talk. It is much more awkward to say it that way than to end with a prepositon.

Winston Churchill had a famous response when someone told him the "rule" about ending a sentance with a preposition. He said "That is a rule up with which I will not put."
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:47 AM   #124
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While living in the southwest, I often heard "We're fixin' to ...(go, get ready, start, etc.).
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:52 AM   #125
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I would rather have someone ask me what I stepped on, rather than what did I step in...
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:53 AM   #126
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Relatives in Florida add an extra preposition at the end of some sentences.

"Where are my keys at?" when "Where are my keys?" works just fine.
Where did you hear that at?
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:53 AM   #127
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Oh, I forgot my BIGGEST irritation-"I could care less." It is supposed to be "I couldn't care less."
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:12 PM   #128
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a drinking buddy was given the rule about not ending a sentence with a preposition. he finished his draft beer and said, "that right? and where'd you get your grammar police badge from---a*****e?!"
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:27 PM   #129
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lol vit. that reminds me of what i thought of sir loin's response to being called "bro" too ofTen.

back in the day (my drinkng days when i still had something to prove and nothing to live for), anyone who threatened me about becoming an orphan would have been swallowing teeth forthwith.

sir loin, you must be a big enough dude to have gotten away with it.

hmm, you must have been big enough with which to get away...lol.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:21 PM   #130
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Where did you hear that at?
SO's daughter and her family live on the west coast of Florida north of Tampa. She refers to it as redneck country.
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