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Username Post: The Grammar Gurus        (Topic#1420201)
Bxr-Linda
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  • meezerpleaser Said:
In the forums constantly: advice vs. advise. There IS a difference! You don't give "advise."




Don't you like to give scraping advise?





I think most people know how to spell "ice", so why are these two so easily confused?




I saw a Facebook post, "so worried about you in the exstream weather."


 
Bxr-Linda
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  • meezerpleaser Said:
I love tachaeous! I'm stealin' it for my very own!!




I'm trying to figure out how to pronounce that.



 
Henri Jean
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tack-A'-shus


 
Bxr-Linda
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Awesome.

Friends call Target "tar-shay".
Just to church-it-up a bit.


 
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same with K-Mart.... K Mar-shay


 
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People who say; "I could care less!" When what they actually mean; "I could't (or could not) care less!" The first statement implies that you care about whatever, when in fact, you do not care! I actually recently read a book by an established author who made that mistake. I thought the first time was just an accident, but she went on to make the same mistake at least 4 more times.
I live in Many (pronounced Man E) When I am talking to someone on the phone and they say my address, they almost always say "Mini"! Or people not from Louisiana trying to pronounce Natchitoches (or spell it) always crack me up!
I could go on and tell more fun mistakes made by people not from my neck of the woods. I have lots of them.


 
Bxr-Linda
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This is one that bugs me. I'm noticing it more and more. I don't even know if it's technically improper, but it sounds WRONG to me.


"I'm wanting to do this."
"I'm wanting a new car."

What happened to 'want'?


 
RedSquirrel
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Like "I'm loving this" instead of "I love this". Yup, when/why did that start happening? Just trendy talk?

We say "I'm doing this" though, and "I'm going there" so why not "I'm wanting this"? The vagaries of the English language, eh?


 
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The McDonald's ad - doo-doo-doo-di-doo "I'm lovin' it..."


 
Henri Jean
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You are right Rosey - that is the first I started hearing of it.


 
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How about; "I am fixin' to go to the store!"?


 
Henri Jean
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Very familiar with that one!


 
Kathy_in_wlsv
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I have no problem with "fixin" to do something. go to the store or whatever. To me that's just regional dialect, in this case Southern. I've heard it for 40 years from my inlaws and have seen it in print in books based in the South.



 
Bxr-Linda
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  • RedSquirrel Said:
The McDonald's ad - doo-doo-doo-di-doo "I'm lovin' it..."





Don't even get me started!
Advertising (at least in the U.S.) is the epitome of bad grammar and misspelling.





 
Bxr-Linda
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I agree that fixin' is a dialect thing. Although it still sounds like nails on a chalkboard to me.
But... would you use it in proper, written communication?


"Dear Applicant: Thank you for applying for the job. I'm fixin' to make a decision next week, but it ain't gonna be easy."

Hopefully NOT!


 
Bxr-Linda
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Maybe we should start a new thread and post all the horrendous errors in advertising and marketing?



 
Henri Jean
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That would be an interesting thread and would get long very quickly!

I would start with Toys R Us and Babies R Us.


 
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I don't mind the play on words. I just like to come in here and read all of your funny reactions to some of your dislikes. It's all entertaiment for me. thanks!


 
RedSquirrel
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I don't mind the play on words, and puns amuse me. When they get things wrong for no apparent reason and don't seem to be aware of it, that winds me up.

Unnecessary "creative" spelling grates on me too. I mean calling a hairdressers' "Hair today" is OK, but "Curly Girlz" isn't.


 
Bxr-Linda
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  • RedSquirrel Said:
I don't mind the play on words, and puns amuse me. When they get things wrong for no apparent reason and don't seem to be aware of it, that winds me up.

Unnecessary "creative" spelling grates on me too. I mean calling a hairdressers' "Hair today" is OK, but "Curly Girlz" isn't.




I completely agree!

Misspelling to create an alliteration is usually just annoying.



 
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