Words I always get wrong

05 Jan 2011 15:49 #11 by RCCL
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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

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05 Jan 2011 16:21 #12 by Grady
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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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05 Jan 2011 16:27 #13 by RivendaleFarms
Dang, Grady, that's pretty good!

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05 Jan 2011 19:25 #14 by LOL
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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.

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05 Jan 2011 19:49 #15 by Surveyor
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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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05 Jan 2011 20:50 #16 by Mr Peabody
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Like I Know what you say like you know

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06 Jan 2011 06:43 #17 by 2wlady
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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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06 Jan 2011 07:03 #18 by j-mac
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How 'bout when you hear the "hithe" when they want to say height ?! Or "supposably" rather than supposedly !?

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06 Jan 2011 09:25 #19 by Mtn Gramma
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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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06 Jan 2011 15:08 #20 by Ronbo
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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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