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Things We Say Wrong

I want to comment on this but I am too afraid of all the grammar Nazis...

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Things We Say Wrong. I want to comment on this but I am too afraid of all the grammar Nazis...
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Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5425 Posts
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 5:49:33 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

Anyway, if you showed Abraham Lincoln the character "W"
and asked its name, he'd enunciate

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.

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 1278 Posts
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 10:11:24 PM
I know way too many people who think that the phrase is "all intentsive purposes."

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29118 Posts
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 10:55:26 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

Female, 40-49, Asia
 2482 Posts
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 8:00:19 AM
My fave is irregardless :) this just auto spelled!

Regardless will do people.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 7084 Posts
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:52:50 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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