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Old October 29 2013, 10:05 AM   #166
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When folks pronounce Star Trek as "Star Track".
When everyone knows it's actually Staaaaar Track.
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Old October 29 2013, 10:23 AM   #167
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Also, "chose" versus "choose" and "loose" versus "lose." It's bewildering how many people get both of those exactly backwards. It's like the second "o" in "choose" fell out and got lodged in "lose."
Touche! I have to admit that I regularly have to look the latter pair up in a dictionary, having an unfortunate tendency to confuse them. You may have noticed that I take great pains to avoid either in my posts. Fortunately, the English language offers quite a few alternatives (make less tight, unbind / misplace, mislay)
Hah. You do better than a lot of people who speak English as their first language.

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That award would definitely go to "wreck havoc" as far as I'm concerned.
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Hollowgram instead of Hologram is also a nice one.
Both of those are eggcorns. Others include one in the same instead of one and the same, shoe-in instead of shoo-in, free reign instead of free rein (that one in particular gives me a bug up my ass) and without further adieu instead of without further ado.
Nice. "Without further adieu" cracks me up. Sounds like something Dr. Smith would say.

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"We have to plan for the next physical year."
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Old October 29 2013, 10:30 AM   #168
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"We have to plan for the next physical year."
This thread just turned into things I find really annoying.
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Old October 29 2013, 10:57 AM   #169
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^Roddenberry's Second Law of TrekBBS says any thread at rest tends to stay at rest until a poster posts a compliant
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Old October 29 2013, 11:55 AM   #170
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Firstable sounds like something Tigger would say
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Old October 29 2013, 12:34 PM   #171
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Firstable sounds like something Tigger would say
I propose we define firstable as any internet posting that has a comments section.
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Old October 29 2013, 05:39 PM   #172
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. . . "Without further adieu" cracks me up. Sounds like something Dr. Smith would say.
Whenever I see that, I want to say, "Good. I hate long goodbyes."
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Old October 29 2013, 07:43 PM   #173
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Re: Things people often say you find amusing...

"The proof is in the pudding".

No, dumbass, the proof OF the pudding IS IN THE EATING.
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Old October 29 2013, 07:47 PM   #174
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^Heh. That reminds me of The Statue of Limitations (instead of statute of limitations). It always makes me think that the Statue of Liberty has an evil twin somewhere. Maybe all the tourists who hate freedom go to visit the Statue of Limitations.
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Old October 29 2013, 07:57 PM   #175
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Re: Things people often say you find amusing...

Here's something harmless that really does amuse me (in a good way): The puns spoken by the Crypt Keeper.

"Hello, BOILS and GHOULS! Ready for your next DEAD-time story? I really like this DIE-rector, he even gave me a SCREAM test!"
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Old October 30 2013, 12:51 AM   #176
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Stuff from work:

My give-ah-shitter is broke.

I'm late for leaving early.

um...who's on call? Oh wait, I am.
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Old October 30 2013, 01:12 AM   #177
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Heh. That reminds me of The Statue of Limitations (instead of statute of limitations).
Or a certain BBSer who commented on the subject of "statuary rape."

I mean, I've heard of fetishes, but this is ridiculous.
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Old October 30 2013, 01:28 AM   #178
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Stuff from work:

My give-ah-shitter is broke.

I'm late for leaving early.

um...who's on call? Oh wait, I am.
Be honest; that's all you, right?

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Heh. That reminds me of The Statue of Limitations (instead of statute of limitations).
Or a certain BBSer who commented on the subject of "statuary rape."

I mean, I've heard of fetishes, but this is ridiculous.
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Oh.....dear.

That reminds me of a fan fic writer who sent me a story to proof read. The scene involved a character entering a room and being shocked by the large number bowls that covered a dinning room table---only she misspelled it as "bowels."

I wrote back, "EWW! I'd be pretty damn shocked at that, too!"
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Old October 30 2013, 01:29 AM   #179
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"Pack your bags, we're going on a guilt trip!"
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Old October 30 2013, 10:59 AM   #180
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When chicks say: "I'm in love with love."
I find this "I'm loving it" McDonalds ad highly annoying. It's grammatically wrong. "I am loving" means I do it only now, this very moment, and shall stop in a second. That message is surely not the ad's intention. Gramatically correct (or is it "correctly"? I'm never sure), it must be "I love it".
At first I thought it was only a grammatical mistake by the German branch of McD. It was quite traumatic to find the same (utterly wrong) slogan on British McD posters.


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^You spoke "American"
I've also seen the spelling "Americen" (exclusively used by Americans, interestingly)
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