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  1. #261
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    Quote Originally Posted by merrygoround View Post
    Since when are the ad and catalog writers the arbiters of grammar? I realize that the product hyperbole of one the above goes beyond spectacular.
    I was pointing out that use of the word Lunge is common place in the industry. Longe is not used nearly as much. Language is typically comprised of what becomes common usage. Thanks for the snooty response though! Kinda proves my point for me.
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    OK, here's one that puts my teeth on edge: the use of "as far as" without its completion.

    e.g.

    As far as hunters are concerned, the warmbloods are still most popular although the thoroughbred is making a comeback.

    NOT

    As far as hunters, the warmbloods...etc.
    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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    Not a word pet peeve; but I really, really hate when someone writes as if they are the horse/dog/cat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kalidascope View Post
    Since this thread is still going, what's up with calling fetlocks (I presume) "ankles"? There are even "ankle boots" for sale! Craziness. And inaccurate to boot.
    Here it is again! "Knee to ankle"?? Ug.



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    I've noticed in British writing in the 1800s it's "he stood looking out of window," instead of "out the window" or "out of the window." Haven't seen that in more modern writing
    Yes that seems to be a UK thing (? )but don't know if still in current usage. I noticed it the other day in a Poirot episode ( something about 'sitting at table')



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    Or how about "in hospital" in the UK?
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!



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    When soothing a grammar Nazi, I always like to say, "There, They're, Their." Sorry - couldn't resist. I teach 9th grade grammar, so I can relate.
    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

    So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."


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