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  1. #1
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    Default "Congrads," "Rediculous" and "Alot" are NOT WORDS

    Seriously, especially the "alot" thing - haven't you figured it out yet after how long and how many OT Day threads about it? Typos = okay. "Alot" - really? Dude, learn to spell!
    EDDIE WOULD GO



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    And "ad" is short for "advertisement." Note, there is no such word as "addvertisement," so one runs an AD, one does not run an ADD.
    EDDIE WOULD GO



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    I thought "congrads" were graduates of the Iran/Contra scandal....am I dating myself??

    I know several people who do this and I will sit and actually try and say it out loud-- tomarrow t o m A A A A A rr o w.

    *itch*
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    I hate "Lymes" disease.... It is LYME!

    Not Lymes!!!



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    Lounge as a verb seems to be cropping up more and more. You cannot "lounge" a horse.



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    I know someone who uses "rather" when she means "whether." As in, "I don't know rather to go to the gas station before or after work." Who taught you that????

    I have been working around (and I say this lovingly, because I do like them) southern rednecks for too long. I caught myself using the word aint!!!! And I now also use "honey" and "hun."



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    You adviSe someone when you give them adviCe.
    I'm not arguing, I'm just explaining why I'm right
    Violence doesn't end violence. It extends it. Break the cycle.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesper Sparrow View Post
    Lounge as a verb seems to be cropping up more and more. You cannot "lounge" a horse.
    But you can lounge while someone else lunges your horse



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    And folks, it's a moot point (not relevant), not a mute point (can't talk). (OP, do you see what you have started!)



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    Too hot, is not to hot



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    I'm not arguing, I'm just explaining why I'm right
    Violence doesn't end violence. It extends it. Break the cycle.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cheval convert View Post
    But you can lounge while someone else lunges your horse
    In the USA one longes. In the UK, said horse in lunged.



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    I know this one's been brought up a million times before, too, but can we please include extraneous apostrophes on the list of things that are painful to read? You do not "watch the horse's" while they are grazing in the field. You watch the horses. Plurals and possessives are not the same thing, end of story.



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    My peeve is folks who think the word "factoid" means a short, interesting fact. Factoid's traditional definition is "an untruth perpetuated by the media which is generally accepted to be true." Some dictionaries are giving up and having a second definition which is diametrically opposed to the traditional definition.



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    Contrary to the above comments, my horses are currently lounging (or were when I looked out the window) flat out under the trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighFlyinBey++ View Post
    I was just about to fish out that link! Thanks to the Alot I no longer twitch uncontrollably every time I see "alot."
    "I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep."
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    Supposably people learn this stuff in school, but for all intensive purposes it's a lost cause.

    ^^^These.
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    Did you know that if you say the word "GULLIBLE" really softly, it sounds like "ORANGES"?



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    Lose and loose - please stop mixing these words up. You lose the game. You turn the horses loose. Please, for the love of god, STOP SPELLING LOOSE WHEN YOU MEAN LOSE!!!
    "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
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    The twitchy one for me is sale vs sell. You SELL your horse at a SALE. You do not "have a horse for sell"



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    "If I were her I would do it " Correct, present tense conditional
    "If I was her I would do it " incorrect
    "If I was the one making too much noise, I'm sorry" correct, past tense



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