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Old 10-26-2011, 02:18 PM   #231
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absolutely, joann!also: exactly and precisely--same thing....
Yer supposed to say it twice!

Absolutely! Absolutely!

It's said that the only absolute is that there are no absolutes, and they aren't absolutely sure of that!
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:26 PM   #232
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"I did it on accident" is another one that drives me nuts. You did it BY accident, not ON accident. Same with should of, would of, could of. It's HAVE, not OF!
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:28 PM   #233
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Prepositions get misused a LOT! I was just teaching a class about that on Monday.
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:55 AM   #234
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Since we're getting away from regions, I have a bunch of them that drive me crazy. How about "my bad"? I hate it. When you've done something wrong, you should say that you are sorry, not blow it off with "my bad".

How about what in the he-- ever happened to "You're Welcome"? My husband watches news channels constantly, and you hear "Thank you", Then Thank YOU". and on and on. Interviewers and their subjects can do this 3 or more times.
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:57 AM   #235
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How about misuse of superlatives? You can't be VERY unique. You either are unique or you are not. Period.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:19 AM   #236
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Potentialities. It just seems redundant to me. Potential to me includes any possibility.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:22 AM   #237
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Have Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares on the telly, and one of folks just said, " He tries to presentate the food real nice." Fingernails on a blackboard. Tuckahoe, New York.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:31 AM   #238
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Another word that's being overused is "surreal".
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:43 AM   #239
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Another word that's being overused is "surreal".
Especially in sports.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:43 PM   #240
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The phrase "good on you". What is that supposed to mean??
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