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Old 08-19-2010, 11:22 AM   #71
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If Webster wrote the first dictionary , where did he find the words? wcombs34
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:47 AM   #72
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If Webster wrote the first dictionary , where did he find the words? wcombs34
And, of course, he didn't. Samuel Johnson did, at least in English.

He was fussy about words. When a lady at the theatre tapped him on the shoulder, complaining about his body odor, say, "Sir, you smell!," he replied, "On the contrary, madame. You smell. I stink!"
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:52 PM   #73
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...And I've seen numerous postings on this site that refer to a place called

Niagra Falls

Sorry to say but I don't know where that is. However, I have heard of

Niagara Falls

and have been there many times.

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Old 09-13-2010, 02:17 PM   #74
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Have you read anything on-line? Like MSNBC articles? There are TONS of errors there. FYI ....
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:47 PM   #75
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Ever noticed "I want do that again." Instead of "I won't do that again." This one bugs the heck out of me.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:50 PM   #76
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One example I've seen which always makes me giggle is the store managers who photocopy bounced checks with a notice to the clerks reading, "Don't except checks from (this person) any more." Can you imagine working there knowing your boss doesn't want you to accept checks from some one but has commanded that you always take checks from that particular person. Oh well.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:37 PM   #77
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I doesn't nefer make msitakes two.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:47 PM   #78
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The clerks at my Starbucks quite regularly misspell their chalkboard signs which I love to point out.

I've been a legal secretary for over 25 years and I'm a good speller. I can look at a page of typing and the darned misspelled words leap out at me every time.

I love seeing them on menus too.
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Yes, the menu: I once passed up on a meal when the menu said Roasted Truckey. I didn't know if they meant a an 18 wheeler or the driver!
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:25 AM   #80
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The clerks at my Starbucks quite regularly misspell their chalkboard signs which I love to point out.

I've been a legal secretary for over 25 years and I'm a good speller. I can look at a page of typing and the darned misspelled words leap out at me every time.

I love seeing them on menus too.
Same here. But, if you point out misspelling, you are sure to be labeled a 'net nanny'! I don't criticize obvious typos on the internet, but just plain misspellings indicate either a lack of education or a don't give a darn mentality.

When I was working and had to screen applicants, any misspelled word was enough to put the application in the circular file.
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One mistake I haven't seen mentioned here: Using "wala" instead of "voila."
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:11 AM   #82
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Just thought of another one I see a lot on the internet.

Incorrect: I would of liked that.

Correct: I would have liked that.

Basic English.

My guess is that when we SAY, "I would have liked that." It sounds like of instead of have.

That reminds me of the spelling confusion over of and off, words which seem to be used interchangeably by many.
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It is a water heater, not a hot water heater. Why would you want to heat hot water?
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It is a water heater, not a hot water heater. Why would you want to heat hot water?
Cuz a HWH heats the water to a higher hot!
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