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Date: 11/05/12 10:30 AM

23 Responses to Things We Say Wrong

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 9:57 am
    Link: Things We Say Wrong - I want to comment on this but I am too afraid of all the grammar Nazis...
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 11:22 am
    The latest thing to drive me crazy is when people say "whenever" when they should say "when". It seems to be a regional quirk, usually southern.

    "Whenever we went to the movies last Friday, we saw `Enchanted`."

    Um, are you not sure what time you went to the movies or do you watch "Enchanted" every time you go to the movies? I`m confused.
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    supersassyk8 Female 18-29
    403 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 11:28 am
    This was boring. I COULDN`T CARE LESS ABOUT THIS POST.
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    penguinazul Female 18-29
    471 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 11:56 am
    Should I point out that while he mentioned getting adverbs and adjectives mixed up (I feel different vs I feel differently), the video is titled "Things we say wrong" instead of "Things we say wrongly", or the better sounding "Words and phrases we use incorrectly"?

    I hate it when people put an "S" on things that aren`t plural or possessive, like saying "I`m goin` to the Wal-marts!" when you have intentions of only going to one Wal-mart.
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    tbored Male 30-39
    178 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    .........grammer nazi
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    Bachi-Atari Male 18-29
    263 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    My big problem with Grammar Nazis is they focus so much on how the message is said, they completely ignore the message itself
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
    1048 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    Not watching this.. Because of evolution of language. We all understand it until somebody starts going off like... U no i dunneed ane1 shayn i rekire tooterin. i spek jus fine tahnk u. go n reed a book u stopid nird.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    I love this guys videos. I miss them. I am subscribed, and he hasn`t made a new video in ages.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    "My big problem with Grammar Nazis is they focus so much on how the message is said, they completely ignore the message itself"

    That`s why it`s important to have good grammar. When you can`t write a sentence correctly, all intelligent people can see are the errors so your message gets lost. Why should I listen to someone who doesn`t care enough to communicate clearly? You expect me to figure out what you really meant to say? The sooner people understand that, the sooner they will find success in business and life in general. It`s like people who dress like a gangster or a freak and can`t understand why people in normal businesses won`t hire them.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    Someone I know moans about Americans saying `he dove into the water`, should have said `he dived into the water`.
    My reply to him is `he drove along the road`, not `he drived along the road`.
    How wonderfully our ever developing language continues to change.
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    wickedsngr Female 18-29
    457 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    Technically "I feel badly" is incorrect. As "feel" is a passing verb and not an action verb, "bad" is the more correct term. If I was having trouble feeling the fibers on your sweater, I would be feeling "badly." As it is referring to my emotions, however, "bad" is the correct word. Nice job, grammar jerk.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    I notice the guy in the video doesn`t have a southern accent. Some of the worst versions of "english" down there.
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    gary8162 Male 40-49
    933 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    Good grammer is the difference between feeling you`re nuts and feeling your nuts.
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    kangoala Male 18-29
    702 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    For the avoidance of doubt, there is no such thing as `American English`. There is the English language and there are mistakes.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Personal pet peev... THERE IS NO "X" IN ESPRESSO GOD DAMN IT!!!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31796 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 10:41 pm
    0:58 "I could care less" It`s a Canadianism! Short for "I could care less... if I tried!"

    Pizza: NO T in it! peet-za = BAD! peas-za = correct! No T in Nazi either! (lolz! just j/k!)

    (this was pretty funny!)
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    What do you mean by "we?" I don`t say ANY of those things.
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    Adcro Male 18-29
    369 posts
    November 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    Although I`m all for good grammar... this man is incredibly annoying and patronising about it.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 7:52 am
    And by "we" you mean you...Americans. We never say nuke-ular...EVER. Or alumi-num. There is an "i" in it.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 8:00 am
    My fave is irregardless :) this just auto spelled!

    Regardless will do people.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31796 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 10:55 am
    @sutra46: Another "local word" is "Disregardless" or disregardlessly... drive the grammar nazi`s insane!

    @Adcro: I`m hoping he`s doingthat `on purpose` for comedic effect...

    @drawman61: Brits: a-lu-min-i-um
    Yanks (and Canuks too) a-lu-min-um





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    neveryours Female 13-17
    1269 posts
    November 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    I know way too many people who think that the phrase is "all intentsive purposes."
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5607 posts
    November 7, 2012 at 5:49 am
    Well, actually, Dude, the word "escape" is an evolution
    of a term, ex-cape, which meant to break
    free from capture after someone had grabbed your
    cloak by untying/removing it.

    After witnessing this occurring firsthand, I can
    say "You are just an overly-strict non-ni-" never
    mind...

    Anyway, if you showed Abraham Lincoln the character "W"
    and asked its name, he`d enunciate
    "double-vee..."

    Language is not static and is changed by popular
    enunciation. When you see it happening, you`ll
    make the connexion...

    BTW, Sutra: "irregardless" became a listed word in 1915.

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