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Old 10-04-2011, 03:17 PM   #81
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They use it in place of annihilate. To be fair, kind of like aint, it has been misused so much that the originally incorrect meaning has now been accepted as correct.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:20 PM   #82
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There are two that drive me crazy. The first one is the misuse of the word "obviously". People say it all the time when there is nothing obvious about what they are saying.

The second is the word "decimate". Decimate originally meant to reduce by a tenth. If an amry was decimated it meant they lost one out of every ten men.
That reminds me of a saying that I use occasionally. "That is obvios to the most casual observer." I don't have a clue where I got that one from.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:23 PM   #83
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My coworker wants to "axe me a question".....good grief! Ask!!
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:43 PM   #84
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Something that seems to be very common is the misuse of "you and I," when the object of the preposition should use "me" instead of "I."

And "myself" instead of just plain "me."

The local on-the-scene news reporters start out each report with the word, "now," not as a matter of when, but just to begin a sentence.

Even the local newspaper doesn't seem to recognize the past tense of the verb "sink." It's always something "sunk" instead of "sank."

I seem to use seem a lot.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:14 PM   #85
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS]Pronouncing the "t" is perfectly acceptable.
Not to me it isn't!
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:17 PM   #86
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My coworker wants to "axe me a question".....good grief! Ask!!
That's what got Lizzy Borden in trouble. She wanted permission from her father to stay out past curfew, and he replied "Go axe your mother!"
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:36 PM   #87
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Hey, where did my post go?
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:41 PM   #88
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Hey, where did my post go?

It got ASKED.
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It got ASKED.
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People who say "I myself,..."

What's with the "myself" is it possible to be "I someone else"?
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