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Old 09-25-2008, 12:49 PM   #11
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I agree DQ. In jabbur's example "on our program" is implied.
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I can't stand people who use the word "obviously" incorrectly. Something may be obvious to them, but that does not mean it is obvious to everyone else.
Wow... can't stand them???? Obviously you mean me right????
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"One of the only ..." Not possible. It's either one of the few, or THE only - there can only be one only.

"All of the ... are not ..." when they really mean "Not all of the ... are ..." or "Some of the ... are ..."

"I had my ...", as in "I had my car crashed into last week." Should be "Someone crashed into my car last week." "I had my (something)" means I made it happen. Can you imagine saying "I had my mother killed in a robbery"? No, it should be "Someone killed my mother in a robbery."
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:52 PM   #14
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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.
If you took any English at all then you know why I am bugged so much by people who don't have the foggiest idea how to use the terms She/He, Her/Him or the biggest one Me and I. A friend told me last night that "John went to the movies with she and I." I almost fell off the chair but of course didn't say anything. She has a master's degree. Say the sentence leaving out the other person: John went to the movies with she? John went to the movie with I? I don't think so. Geez. Try "Her and Me" instead.

And the people who are the worst at this are journalists. Listen to an "on the scene" reporter and you can get a real picture of this.

And another biggie: "Most unique, somewhat unique, very unique, not as unique as the other one." The word UNIQUE means one of a kind. There are NO degees to the word unique. It is either one of a kind or it isn't. Just like you can't be very dead.
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Extra words in a sentence. I say, Where ar my keys?" My grandchildren in Florida say, "Where are my keys at?"
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DQ, quite right. The reason I've relaxed my standards is that I also dislike people who interrupt a colloquial conversation with a grammar lesson.

Of course, it would be great if everyone adhered to the proper use of the language. In fact, I'd be grateful if the things I read were interesting or attention grabbing, although fractal.

One of the greatest threads I've seen here was works of fiction composed of five unrelated words.
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Extra words in a sentence. I say, Where ar my keys?" My grandchildren in Florida say, "Where are my keys at?"
Yeah, those extra letters too.
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Wow... can't stand them???? Obviously you mean me right????
Opps sorry sattie. I guess I typed without thinking. I should have said i can't stand when people say...
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No worries GB... I was hoping that was in reference to the phrase and not the actual person.

I know I have a few sayings I can't stand... but then I hear myself repeating them all the time. The one that bugs me the most is: "Like I said......" I repeat that phrase many times in a converstaion.
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You or I would say, "The police found the criminal at his mother's house."

A TV or radio reporter/anchor would say, "The police found the criminal at the house of his mother."

There seems to be a real aversion to using the possessive form of words, thus home his mother rather than mother's home.

I have actually emailed local news people trying to get an explanation for this and they had no answer and did not even realize they were doing it.
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