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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2011, 03:34 PM »

One of , there is only one
one off,  built one at a time to order
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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2011, 05:04 PM »

I hear this on the tele quite often.

"you and I" after a preposition.

e.g. The gift is for you and I.
e.g. Just between you and I.



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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2011, 10:29 PM »

bridal lines instead of bridle lines
break lines instead of brake lines
excessive apostrophe abuse

What if you break your brake lines Shocked
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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2011, 07:01 AM »

Overuse of apostrophe. It should only used for contractions or possessives (but not used in possessive pronouns "his", "hers", and "its"). Not used for plurals! This includes numbers - it's the 1980s, not the 1980's. Though it could be the '80s.
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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2011, 02:59 PM »

oops, sorry for the repeat. Other bugbears:

  • "baited breath"
  • use of "myself" as a non-reflexive object pronoun
  • "would of", "could of", etc
  • misuse of "irony" or "ironic"
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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2011, 04:16 PM »

So, let's be honest, when did you ever hear the term IMHO, and realize that it was truely humble???
I've never seen it used without the implication that this is my opinion and you damn will better believe it and live by it, you can take it to the bank.
Just MO (My Opinion).
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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2011, 01:56 PM »

So, let's be honest, when did you ever hear the term IMHO, and realize that it was truely humble???
I've never seen it used without the implication that this is my opinion and you damn will better believe it and live by it, you can take it to the bank.
Just MO (My Opinion).

Well, In My Holy Opinion, I never thought it would be humble.

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« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2011, 08:17 AM »

I thought it was Angry bugger-off the Brits said.
That's only if they like you  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2011, 08:59 AM »

These are good for a laugh AND an education!

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apostrophe

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/literally

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/ie

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/irony


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« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2011, 09:04 AM »

So, let's be honest, when did you ever hear the term IMHO, and realize that it was truely humble???....

In My Honest Opinion, I will tell you exactly what I think, like it or not, it's what I think.  Lips sealed
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