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Old 10-06-2011, 07:47 PM   #141
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Oh, "downsize" rather that firing; "readjustment" for screwing over your investors, and "made redundant" rather than layoff.

Also, supposabley rather than supposedly.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:32 PM   #142
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Oh, "downsize" rather that firing; "readjustment" for screwing over your investors, and "made redundant" rather than layoff.

Also, supposabley rather than supposedly.
That just reminded me... prolly. Where in you know who's creation did prolly become short for probably? That one burns my worm, but is more of an internet thing that a local thing.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:35 PM   #143
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and what the heck is the meaning of "bemused" in today's usage? it's one i can't use again until the definition is solidified.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:42 PM   #144
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That just reminded me... prolly. Where is you know who's creation did prolly become short for probably? That one burns my worm, but is more of an internet thing that a local thing.
Guilty as charged. Picked it up from another forum, a shortcut. And, as the short term memory goes, so do the spelling skills. At least, for me.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:50 PM   #145
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Oh, "downsize" rather that firing; "readjustment" for screwing over your investors, and "made redundant" rather than layoff.

Also, supposabley rather than supposedly.
Business-speak!

Saying EXpecially, rather than ESpecially. Even the most well educated professionals do it, including teachers and admins, as well as TV newscastors!
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:04 PM   #146
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today, all day, i've had this unsettled feeling like something is missing, not right--like a wrong note being struck....



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Old 10-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #147
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sorry guys--my comment was meant for "stray thoughts".
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:51 PM   #148
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sorry guys--my comment was meant for "stray thoughts".
It's OK, Vit, we all do it!
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:51 AM   #149
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Linguistics is the science of language and the area I spent 12 years studying. Dialects are regional differences in speech patterns and vocabulary. Within families, these differences are called family speak. Each person has his or her own ideolect. The difference in how vowels/consonants are pronounced has its roots in geographical separation. The English in Newfoundland is different from that in the rest of Canada but is very similar to the English in Ireland. The French in Quebec has many words that were "current" when the settlers came from France in the late 1700s. Because of geographic separation, these words (and the accents) have remained a part of the linguistic culture in these two locations. In every language, each sound (letter) has a degree of acceptability re: how it is pronounced (this is called level of acceptability and has to do with the placement of one's tongue if you want to get technical and the natural position of rest of the tongue of the person who is the speaker of that language). Intonation and inflection are part of accents. Whether one says tomato or toe-ma-to reflects the linguistic culture in which a person was raised or lives. Whether one says pee-can or pe-can (I can't find the symbols for the IPA, sorry), well the difference is a pee-can is what you take in the boat and a pe-can is a nut you eat. Personally, I find many of the posts in this thread demonstrate a lack of tolerance for linguistic diversity and a general lack of understanding of how language evolves. Language is reflective of the culture in which it is used to express one's thoughts, etc. This thread pushes one of my buttons. I find many of the posts in this thread insensitive and smacking of "hidden" racism. I'm surprised the moderators haven't shut it down. Posts on tiresome cliches, well, that's another story.
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conversating instead of conversing.
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