Things We Say Wrong

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago Misc

I want to comment on this but I am too afraid of all the grammar Nazis...
There are 23 comments:
Male 5,608
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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Female 1,269
I know way too many people who think that the phrase is "all intentsive purposes."
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Male 36,536
@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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Female 2,549
My fave is irregardless :) this just auto spelled!

Regardless will do people.
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Male 7,775
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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Male 369
Although I`m all for good grammar... this man is incredibly annoying and patronising about it.
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Male 15,832
What do you mean by "we?" I don`t say ANY of those things.
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Male 36,536
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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Male 37,898

Personal pet peev... THERE IS NO "X" IN ESPRESSO GOD DAMN IT!!!
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Male 702
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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Male 945
Good grammer is the difference between feeling you`re nuts and feeling your nuts.
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Male 1,950
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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Female 457
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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Male 5,874
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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Female 1,803
"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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Male 2,552
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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Male 1,048
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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Male 263
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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Male 178
.........grammer nazi
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Female 470
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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Female 403
This was boring. I COULDN`T CARE LESS ABOUT THIS POST.
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Female 1,803
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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Female 8,044
Link: Things We Say Wrong [Rate Link] - I want to comment on this but I am too afraid of all the grammar Nazis...
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