Words I always get wrong

Replied by RCCL on topic Words I always get wrong

I've been told that anymore there is very little difference between insure and ensure, but to me they are very different words. This is one of my biggest pet peeves! I don't care if society has decided that not understanding the difference is okay, I will never accept it!

:pop lol
05 Jan 2011 15:49 #11

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Replied by Grady on topic Words I always get wrong

Will increasing the voltage affect the glowing effect?
If I insure the mechanism will that ensure success?


How did I do??????? :biggrin:

BTW I am not known as any sort of an accomplished word smith.
05 Jan 2011 16:21 #12

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Replied by RivendaleFarms on topic Words I always get wrong

Dang, Grady, that's pretty good!
Sally Ball, Broker Associate
Keller Williams Foothills Realty
P: 303-838-3000 C: 303-506-7405
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
rivendalefarmandranch.com/
05 Jan 2011 16:27 #13

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Replied by LOL on topic Words I always get wrong

in process or in progress ( "we are freaking working on it and we don't know when its going to be done")
If you want to be, press one. If you want not to be, press 2

Republicans are red, democrats are blue, neither of them, gives a flip about you.
05 Jan 2011 19:25 #14

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Replied by Surveyor on topic Words I always get wrong

What is becoming a peeve for me, as I hear it more often: using "begs the question" to mean "raises the question". Plus, what is the deal with the use of the word utilize instead of plain old use? Does it sound more important or something?
05 Jan 2011 19:49 #15

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Replied by Mr Peabody on topic Words I always get wrong

Like I Know what you say like you know
05 Jan 2011 20:50 #16

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Replied by 2wlady on topic Words I always get wrong

When to use that and when to use which. I just use them interchangeably, since I never have gotten it.

How about people using "that" for "who?" Are we no longer human beings? I'm a who. Take me to Whoville.
06 Jan 2011 06:43 #17

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Replied by j-mac on topic Words I always get wrong

How 'bout when you hear the "hithe" when they want to say height ?! Or "supposably" rather than supposedly !?
06 Jan 2011 07:03 #18

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Replied by Mtn Gramma on topic Words I always get wrong

Or the people who consistently spell "no one" as "noone". There is no such word. Drives me crazy! (I know, short trip . . .)
06 Jan 2011 09:25 #19

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Replied by Ronbo on topic Words I always get wrong

Mtn Gramma wrote: Or the people who consistently spell "no one" as "noone". There is no such word. Drives me crazy! (I know, short trip . . .)


That happens occasionally but not nearly as often as I see people combining a and lot into alot. Alot is not a word. It is two words and should be written as "a lot". I see this almost everytime I view post on 285 Bound.
06 Jan 2011 15:08 #20

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.565 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum
sponsors
© My Mountain Town (new)
Google+