It's LibRary! There's an R in there! (Read 694 times)

kaleidoscopeEyes


    And the three stooges.  Soitanly!

     

     

    Is ok.  I'm a victim of soycumstance.

     

    That's right!  I forgot about those goons.  Laurel and Hardy were much more refined.

    lilac_jive


    Jess runs for bacon

      The one that makes me cringe the most (other than libary) is AXE instead of ASK.

       

      I really just don't get that. Not at all.

       

      www.backuprunner.net

        The singular of "criteria" is "criterion".

        I am annoyed by the trend towards adding an extra syllable to present participles, for example "shipping and hand-er-ling", or "cyc-er-ling".

         

        A North American usage which is accepted  here but still sounds odd to me after 40 years is "for free". The word "free" is short for the phrase "free of charge" so if you buy a muffin and get a cup of coffee it is free (of charge), not "for free".

         

         

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        PBs since age 60:  5k- 24:36, 10k - 47:17. Half Marathon- 1:42:41.

                                            10 miles (unofficial) 1:16:44.

         

        MrNamtor


        DON'T TREAD ON ME

          I've said it before, and I'll say it again: it's a mute point to argue about these things. Irregardless of what you say, people will continue to say "supposebly". And don't get me started with explicatives. Foul language is not OK! And if your going to correct someone, be discrete about it. Because in order to avoid doing the same thing twice, we've got to avoid duplicity of effort!

          *regardless

          *you're

          *duplication (duplicity means "deceit")

           

          edit: i missed the "mute point". lol. must be some others in there too.


          Needs more cowbell!

            Heh.

            I shoot pretty things! ~

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

            MrNamtor


            DON'T TREAD ON ME

              That "soitenly" and "joisey" business was reality at one time. Growing up in the 1960s in Brooklyn i would hear people talk like that. Rarely, but you'd hear it, mostly older people. I have not heard anyone talk like that since around that time though. I think Archie Bunker had a trace of that in his accent.

                One of my children didn't quite get the pronunciation of Ketchup.  Instead he said "Ketchow"

                 

                I was sad the day he started saying it the right way.

                 

                I also don't like it when people say cactuses or funguses...  or any "uses"  It's supposed to be an I


                Revenge of the Nerd

                  octopus

                  1758, genus name of a type of eight-armed cephalopod mollusks, from Gk. oktopous "eight-footed," from okto "eight" + pous "foot."

                  Proper plural is octopodes, though octopuses probably works better in English. Octopi is from mistaken assumption that -us is the L. noun ending that takes -i in plural.

                   

                  Source: Dictionary.com

                   

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                  RandomRun


                    My mother-in-law likes "Mandarian" oranges and "Chipolte" peppers.

                    xor


                      Ahhhh.  Ok.

                       

                      puh-CAHN, not PEE-can.

                       

                      ha-la-PAY-nyo, not hala-PEE-no.

                       

                      Also, my real name is Roberto.  Ro-BEAR-toe, not Ruh-BRRRRR-toe.

                       

                        You missed *moot. Big grin

                        *regardless

                        *you're

                        *duplication (duplicity means "deceit").

                        Auhugh!!

                        MrNamtor


                        DON'T TREAD ON ME

                          zonykel


                            *regardless

                            *you're

                            *duplication (duplicity means "deceit")

                             

                            edit: i missed the "mute point". lol. must be some others in there too.

                            There are two additional ones :-)


                            Muddling through

                              There are two additional ones :-)

                              Using explicative where expletive is intended

                              "Because in order" is redundant

                              2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

                              zonykel


                                Using explicative where expletive is intended

                                "Because in order" is redundant

                                 

                                "Because in order" would be my error if it's incorrect. The last one is "discrete" vs. "discreet".