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    Definately. Makes me grumble every time. Definitely!

    Not so much a word, but I really cannot stand "My bad." UGH!

    I love the Alot blog thread! I was going to post it here, but a few of you beat me to it. My sister sent it to me knowing it bothered me too.

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    Kate66, I'll concede to your argument. Wish I would have had you in court reporting school when the teacher would mark alright as a misspelling no matter the context because it wasn't in the dictionary we used. Actually it was but only to refer us to all right and mention the disagreement on whether it is or is not a word.



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    Please indulge me here, and join the crusade to save the language we old timers had drilled into us since we were wee tots, as best we can.
    Yes, but sorry OP you are dead wrong about "lunge".

    "Lunge ' and "longe" are both correct but "lunge' is in fact the preferred spelling in some places such as the UK and Commonwealth countries.

    Yes, you may find 'longe ' in US pony club manuals and U.S. dictionaries but it is generally spelled "lunge' in UK dictionaries and in the original British Pony Club manuals .

    Next you'll be saying 'labour", "favour" and "neighbour" must also be incorrect because they are spelled differently in the U.S. than in some other countries
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    what are you doing with all those "u"s? I'm Canadian, and that is the correct spelling for me, but here in TX I'm constantly corrected. And we can't forget cheque. Lol
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    English is an evolving language - the now correct words that are allowed every year make some people gasp.
    A few years ago all this techno language was a foreig language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtrot's View Post
    English is an evolving language - the now correct words that are allowed every year make some people gasp.
    A few years ago all this techno language was a foreig language.
    I am aghasted you should say that!
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    Originally Posted by Foxtrot's
    English is an evolving language - the now correct words that are allowed every year make some people gasp.
    A few years ago all this techno language was a foreig language.
    "Foxtrot's" ???


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    This discussion is moot.

    1. open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful: a moot point.
    2. of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic.

    This discussion is not mute

    1. silent; refraining from speech or utterance.
    2. not emitting or having sound of any kind.


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    what are you doing with all those "u"s? I'm Canadian, and that is the correct spelling for me, but here in TX I'm constantly corrected. And we can't forget cheque. Lol
    Yes why do people in the USA hate the humble "U".


    Also, as someone who has spent lots of time in Canada, I thought it quite hilarious when told that the use of the word "cheque" by Canadians was pretentious.

    Um, no, it's actually the correct usage of the word for both English and French in Canada


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    That reminded me of another...

    It's 'one fell swoop'. It's not 'one foul swoop', nor is it 'one fowl swoop'.

    I didn't know the nuptials one, if I ever have impending nuptials I will remember that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Loopy View Post
    That reminded me of another...

    It's 'one fell swoop'. It's not 'one foul swoop', nor is it 'one fowl swoop'.

    I didn't know the nuptials one, if I ever have impending nuptials I will remember that.
    You mean it isn't "One Swell Foop"?
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    When you have a cold one fowl soup can be helpful.


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    And yet, I must confess to finding one regional thing utterly charming. A friend's grandmother died. This was in Virginia. A dear older nurse came out and quietly told him, "She done passed."

    Some of you know that my announcement of a person's passing is rather direct ("Frank Sinatra? DEAD."), so this gentle delivery was just so sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate66 View Post
    Totally disagree with this. As the daughter of 2 teachers and having been brought up in the great British education system, I can assure you that "alright" is indeed a word.

    "All right" means that everything was right
    "alright" means it was OK, not great, but OK

    For example,
    "These numbers are all right". However, perhaps after a concert or a meeting "It was alright".

    Totally different meanings.

    Of course if the person you are referring to was trying to infer "all right" by writing "alright" then indeed it would be wrong.
    Very interesting. Most American usage books (including the one I have sitting in front of me) state that "alright" is an "incorrect form." I believe that it will eventually be accepted, but it's not yet accepted here though I often see it.
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    I love regionalisms. When I went to grad school in western PA, I heard "youans" (plural "you") for the first time in my life and added it to my collection.
    I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    Very interesting. Most American usage books (including the one I have sitting in front of me) state that "alright" is an "incorrect form." I believe that it will eventually be accepted, but it's not yet accepted here though I often see it.

    My spell check allows it...and it does not accept 'google' as verb yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    Very interesting. Most American usage books (including the one I have sitting in front of me) state that "alright" is an "incorrect form." I believe that it will eventually be accepted, but it's not yet accepted here though I often see it.
    Interesting discussion! I checked in with the OED, and they've listed "alright" as an obsolete usage, and "all right" as modern. Evidently, "alright" and similar forms stem from pre-seventeenth-century derivations of "eallriht". That said, for a supposedly obsolete form, it certainly gets frequent use!



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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSuchPerson View Post
    I think of soda vs pop and hoagie vs sub as being simply regional differences in dialect, not matters of correct vs incorrect.
    I totally say soda and hoagie. : )
    So not Texan.

    One time my friend asked me to grab a "coke" for her at the gas station. So I bought a coke. I brought it back and she looks at it disgusted and says, "what's this? I wanted a Dr. Pepper."

    I'm still confused.
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    I know, U is a perfectly good vowel, not sure why the discrimination :-)

    Pretentious, I think not. We have just maintained more of the English culture in Canada. Try finding vinegar for your fries or HP steak sauce in the south. Ha!

    My biggest peeve is moot-mute. Drives me batshit!


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    Why the googly eyes, Crockpot?
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