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  1. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Correction:

    "I couldn't care less".

    The above correctly conveys the meaning - “it is impossible for me to have less interest or concern in this matter, since I am already utterly indifferent”.

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  3. UroTrash

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    The English language isn't necessarily made to convey information:

    Think: Well, YES that dress makes your ass look fat.

    Say: Of course that dress doen't make your ass look fat.

    It's all just code.
     
  4. David_S

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    Also, don't forget that "a lot" is two words and etcetera is properly abbreviated as etc, NOT "ect."
     
  5. JohnnyS

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    My fav is "irregardless".
     
  6. Dave330gtc

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    Unique. Means only 1.
     
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  8. fluque

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    "very unique" is less than 1 :)
     
  9. Gilles27

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    Although...

    "I could care less." Meaning I could care less, if a convincing argument could be made for me to reduce the amount by which I do actually care at the moment. Of course, this assumes there is a gap remaining between your current level of caring and not caring at all.
     
  10. tundraphile

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    #8 tundraphile, Sep 22, 2009
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    Where I live some remove letters from words only to deposit them on others.

    For example, when you travel more than one mile, it is M-I-L-E-S. These are not deer or fish, miles are plural. So where did the S go? I think I found it. I have been to Wal-Mart many times and never noticed it on the end, but for them it is certainly there:

    "I drove three mile to the Wal-Marts"
     
  11. Gilles27

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    Fair enough. Let me familiarize you with a novel usage for the word "hey" as preferred by my Sheboygan, Wisconsin kin.

    "I'm goin' to the Piggly Wiggly, hey."
     
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  13. wax

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    Reason I specified *could>couldn't* error was simple:

    I SEE IT HERE 3 TIMES A DAY, MINIMUM.

    I feel better now.
     
  14. Scotty

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    I could probably care less, but I don't have the energy to figure out how...
     
  15. 8 SNAKE

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    Want to get fired up again?

    Lets touch on the proper use of loose vs. lose. :)
     
  16. willrace

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    #13 willrace, Sep 22, 2009
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    There not so bad. I've scene worst. Its not like theirs something too get all of our's noses out of place, you no.
    Know need to git you're pantie's in a bunch.

    Somehow, I just knew what this thread was about from the subject line. Bugs the carp out of me, too, but it's a naSkAr/Springer world now.
     
  17. tazz99

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    Don't forget:
    "brake" and "break"
    "weather" and "whether"
     
  18. Gilles27

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    I'll never forget a couple years ago when one of my employees resigned. He was a spoiled brat wasting his time in design school thinking he's so creative, etc. while trying to get back at daddy who built up a successful construction company. A total techno/gadget/AppleWorld hipster-wanna-be kid, and his letter of resignation had 9 misspellings in it.

    It's bad enough that so many people have awful grammar skills, but when you disregard spell check, you can't be saved.
     
  19. Devilsolsi

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    "effect" and "affect"

    actually there are times that I am not so sure which one to use
     
  20. UroTrash

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    I have trouble with that one.

    Tangentially: If I ever get a tattoo it will say: "Born too loose".
     
  21. speedy4500

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    You can use both as a noun or verb (or even adjective) depending on which participle form they take, but a good rule of thumb is that effect = noun while affect = verb.

    "What effect do naked women have on passing motorists?"

    "I don't know, but it would certainly affect my trousers."

    Of course, only the most hardcore linguists will give you problem if you use them incorrectly, so I'd not worry about it too much.
     
  22. 8 SNAKE

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    I pray that you have the foresight not to have that branded across the arse cheeks. Tangentially (nice word use, Uro!), I pray that you never end up in the pokey.
     
  23. NeuroBeaker

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    You're right; these are the main ones people confuse to irritate me on a forum:

    They're: contraction of 'they are'.

    There: indicative of a location or point of action.

    Their: possessive of 'they' used as an attributive adjective.​


    So yes... a naSkAr/Springer world it unfortunately is. :(

    All the best,
    Andrew.
     
  24. UroTrash

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    Southern version: "It don't make no nevermind to me".

    You always thinking of me, thanks!
     
  25. F-CarEnvy

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    One of the most common grammatical mistake's that get's on my nerve's is the use of unnecessary apostrophe's.
     
  26. Jedi

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    Personally, I could or couldn't care less. Don't make no nevermind to me.

    But for THIS MOMENT, I couldn't care less. The effect on me does not
    at this minute affect my caring or not.

    Probably just have seasonal AFFect disorder (yes, different accent mark)....

    I'd love to further this discussion, but at this time I must make progress
    farther down the road in quite a literal sense - gotta pick up a kid from
    a school event :D

    Jedi
     
  27. GuyIncognito

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    y'all's a bunch of snobs. Their's better uses for my time than wasting it in you're company.


    :D
     
  28. Jedi

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    Their yew goe - yew have effected me. ALL CAPS IS ALWAYS FUN TWO! (TO?)
     

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