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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLR View Post
    I've been looking at a lot of farm ads lately and the barns have aisles not isles.
    Even barn builders have incorrect spelling. sheesh.
    Unless those farms have small land masses surrounded by water, aisle is correct.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Honda View Post
    Confirmation really bugs me. It's conformation. *head desk*



    I've seen even big name barns use that spelling, but I'm thinking it may be the auto correct feature on their phones.
    When I see confirmation used properly I always think it is misspelled!
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    To funny. I will say that I use lunge. I grew up with that spelling and have never changed it. My auto correct on my iPad also tries to correct me if i spell it the other way lol. It does not like longe.
    Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole


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    Too funny. . . unless "funny" is a place. Yes, no?
    RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

    "To tilt when you should withdraw is Knightly too."


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    Rediculous has been getting quite the workout here of late.

    Or is it lately?


    Banish me to an isle if you like, preferably in the Exumas


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  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDE Driver View Post
    When I see confirmation used properly I always think it is misspelled!


    of instead of have really kills me...
    could of done this, when you should HAVE done that...
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    Try setting your broomstick to fly at a lower altitude.


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    I don't know about you guys, but my horses wear bridles, not bridals.
    Different Times Equestrian Ventures at Hidden Spring Ranch
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  8. #28
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    Conformation, as pointed out, not confirmation. When you talk about how a horse is conformed, (notice "formed"), you are talking about his build, or conformation. When something has been 'confirmed', it has been verified, and you made a confirmation of say, your reservation.

    The worst is when people use apostrophes for plural words. In two hospitals I was greeted with this mistake every day, by the name of the cafe in the hospital. The first hospital had a place called "Cappachino's And More". I used to go in and ask the owner, who was behinnd the counter waiting on me, "Who's Cappachino? Its his deli, he should be here." It just grated on me. Just started a job at a new hospital, and Friday I finally found my way to the in-hospital cafeteria. What's the name of it? "Choice's Cafe". I wonder who "Choice" is. le sigh.

    The thing is, both of these places have very expensive, large, neon style signs made for their cafes, and must have spent a ton of money on it. I do take a sly pleasure when pointing out, very quietly and sympathetically, that it must be such a shame to have spent all that money on such a lovely sign only to find out it was spelled wrong.
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    Sorry you're sick.

    However, I do find it a tad ironic that you're upset because so many people refuse to check their homophones, when in fact, you didn't do your homework on lunge/longe. As many others have noted, either spelling is appropriate.

    Feel better
    Last edited by c'est moi; Feb. 25, 2013 at 09:18 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by c'est moi View Post
    Sorry your sick.

    However, I do find it a tad ironic that you're upset because so many people refuse to check their homophones, when in fact, you didn't do your homework on lunge/longe. As many others have noted, either spelling is appropriate.

    Feel better

    -cough-


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    Oh Gawd - the grammar police again....pretty soon there will be typo police just to annoy us. Glad y'all are so heducumated.
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    From my history prof. People it's not proper to say they hung that guy it's hang a horse is hung.
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    It's Lyme disease. Not Lymes or lyme's disease. Lyme. No S!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Honda View Post
    Confirmation really bugs me. It's conformation. *head desk*



    I've seen even big name barns use that spelling, but I'm thinking it may be the auto correct feature on their phones.
    Well unless it is a Catholic horse....
    "When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters, one represents danger, the other represents opportunity."

    John F Kennedy


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    My biggest pet peeve:

    You need some advice.

    You do not need some advise.

    However, I can ADVISE you on a solution.
    Barn rat for life

    The Big Horse


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    And its "BY" a stallion....not "out of"....

    Its "OUT OF" a mare....

    OK, I feel better now...


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    You know, in the grand scheme of things, there are people on this board who have terminal illnesses, who have dead or dying horses; who have chronic illnesses which cause them great pain; who have families who are abusive, etc.

    Slaughtering the english language is way down on the list of things that should irritate everyone.

    I hope you feel better. And that you realize how lucky you are to be irritated by little things. You will recover from the flu. Others would love to have your problems.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arab_Mare View Post
    -cough-
    Ack, you got me, fair and square. Ironically (again) the your/you're error is my biggest grammar gripe with just about everyone else. Oh well, I guess even Homer nods occasionally


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    I wondered how long it would be before someone threw out the old "there are worse things in the world" statement. It used to be a reference to Nazis that was inserted in a conversation, now it's the third world problem.
    "All top hat and no canter". *Graureiter*


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    Quote Originally Posted by c'est moi View Post
    Ack, you got me, fair and square. Ironically (again) the your/you're error is my biggest grammar gripe with just about everyone else. Oh well, I guess even Homer nods occasionally
    I'm learning to let go of my spelling foibles. Using the phone has humbled me.
    "All top hat and no canter". *Graureiter*



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