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Old 09-29-2008, 02:47 PM   #151
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I think the thing that bugs me most is bad engilsh or incorrect statements that I hear over and over in commercials. Two current that come to mind are "diabetes and heart disease have become one of our nations leading killers. Thats two, guys. A recent Bud commercial that advertised their beer as having hops grown in the Willamette Valley in Washington State. The Willamette is in Oregon. To Buds credit, yesterday I heard the commercial but now the hops are grown in the Pacific Cascades. Thank you, Bud
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:04 PM   #152
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My whole family grew up in the same area, but only my mother said, "idear", for idea. It used to drive me crazy.
Another; when people say "inclimate weather" when it's cold and snowing in winter, where and when it should be.
More; irregardless, of-ten, xmas, "that being said", "so, for now, I'm Joe Blow, for XYZ News. What, he's someone else for some other news, or when the cameras are off? YO! Wa's up?
I knew I'd hate this thread.
And then the one I haven't been able to fix....I always say, "water OVER the bridge", not under.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:10 PM   #153
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I say off-ten. There's no rule against pronouncing the T from what I've been able to find.

Irregardless bugs me but what really bothers me is "baby daddy" when it's used by supposed intelligent news agencies. For the love of the gods, if you are putting something in print you can spell out the words "the baby's father".
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:27 PM   #154
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I feel your pain. I was an English minor in college.

Lots of people use the word "orientated" when they mean 'oriented.' I'm getting better with dangling participles, but they still grate upon the ear I was given.
or better yet, they mix those two words up with Orient as in the culture
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100 Most Often Mispronounced Words and Phrases in English
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One person's opinion is what I see there. Sorry, but there's quite a few I disagree with.

ETA ~ dictionary.com and http://www.merriam-webster.com/ both list the T in often as acceptable pronunciation.
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I didn't say right or wrong, and it wasn't directed to you, as your comment came AFTER my post.
The title of this thread is...................................
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I do believe this entire thread is built on "one persons opinion" was it not?
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I didn't say right or wrong, and it wasn't directed to you, as your comment came AFTER my post.
The title of this thread is...................................
Your second post, after I said I say the T in often did appear directed at me.
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Yeap, knew it wasn't going to take long!!
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