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Old April 22 2013, 08:32 AM   #4
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Re: Grammar Nazi Thread: Smooshing Words Together

I know it's not precisely the same thing, but the ones that piss me off are things like "chillax" and "guesstimate".

"Guess" and "estimate" are so similar in meaning anyway that nothing is gained by combining them that couldn't be described perfectly well by one or the other. It's utterly pointless.

And I can't even tell you the number of times I've gone up to the gate attendants in American airports and told them that there is no such word as "deplane."

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