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    Entirely off the subject of cars...

    Eric used a word in another thread that really annoys me: normalcy. This was a word made up, and probably not intentionally, but one of our least illustrious presidents, Warren G. Harding. The correct word is, of course, normality.

    I have a few others.

    1. Snuck. The past tense of "sneak" is "sneaked." Don't believe me? Type "snuck" here, and the spell check program spits it out immediately.

    2. Dove. The past tense of "dive" is "dived." Dove is a soap, or a medium-sized bird related to pigeons.

    I have others, but I'll let you jump in here!

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    Re: Entirely off the subject of cars...

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    Eric used a word in another thread that really annoys me: normalcy. This was a word made up, and probably not intentionally, but one of our least illustrious presidents, Warren G. Harding. The correct word is, of course, normality.

    I have a few others.

    1. Snuck. The past tense of "sneak" is "sneaked." Don't believe me? Type "snuck" here, and the spell check program spits it out immediately.

    2. Dove. The past tense of "dive" is "dived." Dove is a soap, or a medium-sized bird related to pigeons.

    I have others, but I'll let you jump in here!
    Here is one I loathe:

    "Disrespect" someone... gawd!


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    Re: Entirely off the subject of cars...

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    Eric used a word in another thread that really annoys me: normalcy. This was a word made up, and probably not intentionally, but one of our least illustrious presidents, Warren G. Harding. The correct word is, of course, normality.

    I have a few others.

    1. Snuck. The past tense of "sneak" is "sneaked." Don't believe me? Type "snuck" here, and the spell check program spits it out immediately.

    2. Dove. The past tense of "dive" is "dived." Dove is a soap, or a medium-sized bird related to pigeons.

    I have others, but I'll let you jump in here!
    I agree with you. The use of these "other" words usually shows a lack of education, failure to lift one's self out of the level into which one was born or lack of respect for the language amongst other things.

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    When I used my CB, I had other drivers accuse me of being a four-wheeler because "you don't sound like a trucker."

    Good!

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    >>Here is one I loathe:

    "Disrespect" someone... gawd!<<

    That's 'cause you don't know how to "dis" someone properly, sucka----

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rose
    >>Here is one I loathe:

    "Disrespect" someone... gawd!<<

    That's 'cause you don't know how to "dis" someone properly, sucka----
    Rap "culture" and all that goes with it has been a pox on the country... .

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    April 23, 2007

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    >>Rap "culture" and all that goes with it has been a pox on the country... .<<

    Glad you noticed--- They get away with it and give money to Obama and Clinton while those 2 condemnd Imus---

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    This must be a new record. It took only 1 hr, 23 minutes, and 6 replies to take a thread about grammar into politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    This must be a new record. It took only 1 hr, 23 minutes, and 6 replies to take a thread about grammar into politics.
    Now you know what I am dealing with!

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    Rap, business, and the military are three sources of the erosion of American English.

    Some words and phrases that bother me are, in no particular order:

    "my bad"
    "disrespect" as a verb
    "impact" as a verb
    "gift" as a verb
    "it's all good"
    "that's what I'm talking about"
    "conversate"

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    Rap, business, and the military are three sources of the erosion of American English.

    Some words and phrases that bother me are, in no particular order:

    "my bad"
    "disrespect" as a verb
    "impact" as a verb
    "gift" as a verb
    "it's all good"
    "that's what I'm talking about"
    "conversate"
    That is another thing that bothers me. The use of nouns as verbs.

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    I'd also like to see "community" and "reaching out" thrown down the well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TC
    That is another thing that bothers me. The use of nouns as verbs.
    Even subtler, how about using intransitive verbs as transitive? Such as, "This camper sleeps 6."

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    Re: Entirely off the subject of cars...

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    Eric used a word in another thread that really annoys me: normalcy. This was a word made up, and probably not intentionally, but one of our least illustrious presidents, Warren G. Harding. The correct word is, of course, normality.

    I have a few others.

    1. Snuck. The past tense of "sneak" is "sneaked." Don't believe me? Type "snuck" here, and the spell check program spits it out immediately.

    2. Dove. The past tense of "dive" is "dived." Dove is a soap, or a medium-sized bird related to pigeons.

    I have others, but I'll let you jump in here!
    Both "snuck" and "dove" are given as acceptable altenates by Merriam-Webster. Occasionally, words come into common use, and as there is no Academy to police the language (as there is in French or Spanish), when words some into common use, they are just added to the dictionaries.

    The language does change. For instance: the first sentence of this paragraph, 400 years ago, would have been written "The language doth change". Verb endings have been greatly simplified, so when at one time "do" would have been said: "I do", "Thou dost", and "he doth", we now say "I do", 'You do", and "He does".

    Occasionally, past tense verbs have two forms, as well. Take "to hang": when used to describe the death by hanging of a human being, the past tense is "hanged". When used to describe shat was done with draperies on a window, the word is "hung".

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    Re: Entirely off the subject of cars...

    Quote Originally Posted by TC
    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    Eric used a word in another thread that really annoys me: normalcy. This was a word made up, and probably not intentionally, but one of our least illustrious presidents, Warren G. Harding. The correct word is, of course, normality.

    I have a few others.

    1. Snuck. The past tense of "sneak" is "sneaked." Don't believe me? Type "snuck" here, and the spell check program spits it out immediately.

    2. Dove. The past tense of "dive" is "dived." Dove is a soap, or a medium-sized bird related to pigeons.

    I have others, but I'll let you jump in here!
    I agree with you. The use of these "other" words usually shows a lack of education, failure to lift one's self out of the level into which one was born or lack of respect for the language amongst other things.
    'Whazzzz up!' :

    We all use colloquialism, and idioms. Some words seem to catch the fancy of people and with TV and the Internet these words spread around the nation, and maybe around the world, like wild fire.

    There are some non-words that I love, and I hope someday will be accepted as legitimate; one such word is 'irregardless.' Already people commonly use 'raised,' instead of 'reared.' When I was growing up, we were told that you raise animals and reared children. Rarely do we hear anyone say 'yes' anymore, it is 'yeah.' We use the word 'like,' rather than 'as.' Vulgarity that once was never heard around women and children, is now spoken among the best educated, and even by young children.

    Of late when someone does something wrong, I hear 'my bad,' in a joking manner, instead of 'I'm sorry,' said sincerely.

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    Re: Entirely off the subject of cars...

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    Eric used a word in another thread that really annoys me: normalcy. This was a word made up, and probably not intentionally, but one of our least illustrious presidents, Warren G. Harding. The correct word is, of course, normality.

    I have a few others.

    1. Snuck. The past tense of "sneak" is "sneaked." Don't believe me? Type "snuck" here, and the spell check program spits it out immediately.

    2. Dove. The past tense of "dive" is "dived." Dove is a soap, or a medium-sized bird related to pigeons.

    I have others, but I'll let you jump in here!
    Gotten??? That always gets me
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    Re: Entirely off the subject of cars...

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    Quote Originally Posted by TC
    That is another thing that bothers me. The use of nouns as verbs.
    Even subtler, how about using intransitive verbs as transitive? Such as, "This camper sleeps 6."
    Those too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    Rap, business, and the military are three sources of the erosion of American English.

    Some words and phrases that bother me are, in no particular order:

    "my bad"
    "disrespect" as a verb
    "impact" as a verb
    "gift" as a verb
    "it's all good"
    "that's what I'm talking about"
    "conversate"
    Actually, the use of 'gift' as a verb is fine in lawyer and account speak, not that anyone has to like listening to that babble .

    'Proactive' tends to burn my ears.


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    >>Actually, the use of 'gift' as a verb is fine in lawyer and account speak, not that anyone has to like listening to that babble .

    'Proactive' tends to burn my ears.<<

    How you sound, bro----?


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