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XRogue

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #1755 on: September 16, 2017, 05:03:44 AM »
When people use 'discrete" instead of 'discreet'.
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bridalviolet

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #1756 on: September 16, 2017, 07:39:57 AM »
When people use 'discrete" instead of 'discreete'.

Sorry, it's "discreet."

XRogue

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #1757 on: September 16, 2017, 08:31:16 AM »
When people use 'discrete" instead of 'discreete'.

Sorry, it's "discreet."

Oops, you're right! my bad, I posted after I should have been in bed!

bridalviolet

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #1758 on: September 16, 2017, 11:26:38 AM »
When people use 'discrete" instead of 'discreete'.

Sorry, it's "discreet."

Oops, you're right! my bad, I posted after I should have been in bed!

No worries, I do the same thing!

RainyDays

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #1759 on: September 16, 2017, 12:26:43 PM »
I always have issues spelling accurate. Is it 2 Cs, 2 Rs...? And then I feel stupid because of the irony.

GreenHall

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #1760 on: September 16, 2017, 12:47:28 PM »
I mostly just bless the red squiggles.  I generally get close enough for the computer to figure out what word I mean. 
Guinea pig does require google to spell because what ever I come up with confuses outlook/word/etc. (meanwhile google is like "gennie pig, I got this"  I think it's all the vowels I just can't keep them straight...

artk2002

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #1761 on: September 16, 2017, 01:26:32 PM »
I have a very well-spoken and educated friend who refers to a series of three books or films as a "Tree-ology". I've tried using "trilogy" in my own sentence shortly thereafter, to no effect. He presumably thinks I just don't know how to pronounce the word.

Pretty sure everyone's got at least one of these. Personally, I can never use the word "adjacent" because I can't remember whether the C is soft or hard and all I remember is it's the opposite of the way I usually think it is, which isn't particularly helpful. I did finally get "prostate" and "prostrate" straight, though - narrowly missed a few embarrassing conversations that way  :P

You could mix "probate" into this, just like Roger Rabbit

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #1762 on: Yesterday at 06:43:25 AM »
Lots of people have stickers on their vehicles to promote adopting pets from shelters. It's usually a paw print shape, with "Who rescued who?" on it. Shouldn't it be "Who rescued whom?" But I guess that sounds too snobby for most people. So I put it in the same category as "10 items or less".

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #1763 on: Yesterday at 09:17:12 AM »
Audrey Hepburn's sons are selling some of their late mothers possessions. The blurb for the newspaper report I read said these included her "infamous" ballet pumps. Surely they meant ubiquitous?

Mustard

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #1764 on: Yesterday at 10:29:01 AM »
Audrey Hepburn's sons are selling some of their late mothers possessions. The blurb for the newspaper report I read said these included her "infamous" ballet pumps. Surely they meant ubiquitous?


Not ubiquitous, surely...

gramma dishes

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #1765 on: Yesterday at 11:15:20 AM »
Maybe 'renowned'?

Mustard

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #1766 on: Yesterday at 01:37:30 PM »
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