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    Last edited by KayBee; Feb. 26, 2013 at 11:04 AM. Reason: Because...



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    Quote Originally Posted by hoopoe View Post
    No Euthanatize is the proper Verb form.
    I believe both forms are correct. Do you wish to exclude British English usage?


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    I am always taken aback by those who are "taken back."
    EDDIE WOULD GO


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    Only made it to page 4, so if it's been mentioned, I apologize! My all-time biggest pet peeve is the misuse of "poisonous" vs. "venomous".

    Second-biggest is "feral" vs. "wild".

    Stepping down off my soapbox now.
    "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." –Bradley Trevor Greive


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    Quote Originally Posted by chestnutmarebeware View Post
    Only made it to page 4, so if it's been mentioned, I apologize! My all-time biggest pet peeve is the misuse of "poisonous" vs. "venomous".
    Hardly one of the most unique errors, but annoying irregardless.


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    It's ET cetera, not EK cetera.

    And please don't refer to your upcoming wedding as your nup-choo-als. It's not "nuptUals," it's "nuptials," pronounced NUP-shuls (two syllables, no "ch" sound!).
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.


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    It's lunge to me, it would be extremely rare here to hear the word longe, or even see it written.

    I have a friend that has started using the word disinterested alot () when she means uninterested. I want to tell her, but I don't want to be 'that person'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fburton View Post
    annoying irregardless.
    "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." –Bradley Trevor Greive


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    Quote Originally Posted by Windsor1 View Post
    It's ET cetera, not EK cetera.
    etc

    problem solved.
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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coreene View Post
    I am always taken aback by those who are "taken back."
    Maybe they're reminiscing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by fburton View Post
    Hardly one of the most unique errors, but annoying irregardless.
    And then there's "most unique." Good one, fburton.


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    except when it's written ect.

    Ok, question. I hope you don't mind me asking, but I see American's using the phrase 'Could care less', over here we use the phrase 'Couldn't care less', are you meaning the same thing?



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    EKspecially. Another stabber.

    And I am sure it has been mentioned already, but "supposably"
    EDDIE WOULD GO



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    as a member of the grammer police, I love this thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loopy View Post
    except when it's written ect.

    Ok, question. I hope you don't mind me asking, but I see American's using the phrase 'Could care less', over here we use the phrase 'Couldn't care less', are you meaning the same thing?
    Unfortunately, yes. It has somehow become common here to say "could care less" when one means that they "COULDN'T care less." It really is just common sense. If people would stop to think about how it sounds and break it apart, they would realize that what they're saying doesn't make any sense whatsoever. To say that you "COULD care less" implies that you DO care, but to say that you "COULDN'T care less" says that you really don't give a damn.
    "It is not necessary for you to let everyone know everything about you. In fact, it is probably wise that you don't. There are some things that you need only discuss with God."


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    Quote Originally Posted by hoopoe View Post
    No Euthanatize is the proper Verb form.

    Where you see most of this argument is in professional journals where they have strict rules on language.

    English is such a fluid language, however journals are usually slow to accept and step away from the Oxford English Dictionary.
    I think it's unlikely that the OED lists Euthanatize. It would likely be spelled Euthanatise if it were used in British English.

    Euthanatize seems pointlessly pedantic to me. There was not a verb form of euthanasia until America started progressively turning all nouns into verbs in the second half of the 20th century. To then complain that a recently invented word does not correctly follow its Greek roots just seems like arguing over whether a professional chef would serve Twinkies at room temperature or refrigerator temperature.


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    I despise the use of quotes where they don't belong (a non-COTH issue, typically).

    There was once a sign in our local convenience store that had a "Coffee" club. Where you could "purchase our coffee".

    I always wondered whether it was actually a euphemism for something else!!!


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    we don't speak English, we speak American.
    Slaughter away...

    and also, lunge is correct. Go try to buy a longe line and see how far you get...
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    I am trying to get confirmation that the gelding's conformation is perfect.


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