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Old 04-21-2008, 02:40 PM   #226
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It's very rare that I'm able to help someone out with so little effort.



EDIT: dammit, I thought that would be enough to flip the page. I guess I'm not as helpful as I thought.

EDIT: My first edit pushed it over the top.
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:13 PM   #227
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Canyon leg--gone! Thanks so much. I'd much rather see a purdy bird when I open the link.

No offense, HLJ.
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Old 04-21-2008, 04:00 PM   #228
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My insanely sunburned back. stupidstupidstupid. i'm always so good about putting sunscreen on, but apparently i forgot yesterday before working in the yard from 1-3. no, i didn't feel it happening.
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:43 PM   #229
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Hehe, I'm very badly sun burnt from my date on saturday, so I know the feeling....And it's a farmer's tan too....with a stripe...
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:27 PM   #230
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fic writers who write:
"tact" instead of "tack" (as in, a new direction);
"baited" instead of "bated" (as in, waiting with bated breath); and
"loose" for "lose," dammit!
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:29 PM   #231
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What writers are you reading who do that?

Miss Easy Bake Oven Master's Degree said the other day in a meeting: for all intensive purposes. I wanted to smack her.
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:29 PM   #232
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What's a 'fic writer'?
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:30 PM   #233
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fanfic writers--

"would of" instead of "would have" also makes me want to scream. In speech, it's not so bad, but I see it all the time in writing, too, albeit not so much in professional writing.
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:33 PM   #234
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I read fanfiction--there's tons of it on the 'Net, usually based on tv shows, etc., and traditionally SF based, which has a long history of fanfic, although now there's lots of other genres. Most ('tho not all) I read is slash fanfiction; that is homoerotic. For instance, take any tv show you care to name, then put two male leads in a romantic relationship. Kirk/Spock ("kirk-slash-spock") was the original slash couple.

and yes, I have written this stuff--in Smallville and The Sentinel. Weird, I know, but we all need hobbies! Mine are grammatically correct, at least.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:29 PM   #235
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It bugs me when people say "often" without pronouncing the "t."

The word "y'all" used more than twice in one sentence is irritating, also. As in "Y'all gotta get y'all's finances figured out 'afore y'all get y'all's electricity shut off." (That was an actual quote from my conversation with Excel Energy.)
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:46 PM   #236
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It bugs me when people say "often" without pronouncing the "t."
To me, pronouncing the 't' is an affectation--people trying to be highbrow.

eta: I just looked it up, and both pronunciations are in there, but sans-t is the first (preferred) version. I think it has to do with where you're from.
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:08 PM   #237
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It bugs me when people say "often" without pronouncing the "t."

The word "y'all" used more than twice in one sentence is irritating, also. As in "Y'all gotta get y'all's finances figured out 'afore y'all get y'all's electricity shut off." (That was an actual quote from my conversation with Excel Energy.)
What about "All y'all"?
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:11 PM   #238
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I have always pronounced the "t." Meh, oh well.

HLJ, I think 1 "all ya'll" counts for 2 "y'all"s.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:40 PM   #239
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It bugs me when people say "often" without pronouncing the "t."
But it's a perfectly acceptable pronunciation -it's the first option given in the Oxford English Dictionary.

eta, now I see cloud already said this.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:42 PM   #240
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Do you pronounce the d in Wednesday too?
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