Words I always get wrong

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RCCL replied the topic: Words I always get wrong 05 Jan 2011 15:49 #11

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!

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Grady replied the topic: Words I always get wrong 05 Jan 2011 16:21 #12

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.

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RivendaleFarms replied the topic: Words I always get wrong 05 Jan 2011 16:27 #13

Dang, Grady, that's pretty good!

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LOL replied the topic: Words I always get wrong 05 Jan 2011 19:25 #14

in process or in progress ( "we are freaking working on it and we don't know when its going to be done")


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Surveyor replied the topic: Words I always get wrong 05 Jan 2011 19:49 #15

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?

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Mr Peabody replied the topic: Words I always get wrong 05 Jan 2011 20:50 #16

Like I Know what you say like you know

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2wlady replied the topic: Words I always get wrong 06 Jan 2011 06:43 #17

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.

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j-mac replied the topic: Words I always get wrong 06 Jan 2011 07:03 #18

How 'bout when you hear the "hithe" when they want to say height ?! Or "supposably" rather than supposedly !?

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Mtn Gramma replied the topic: Words I always get wrong 06 Jan 2011 09:25 #19

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

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Ronbo replied the topic: Words I always get wrong 06 Jan 2011 15:08 #20

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.

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