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Originally posted by Yellow Jacket:

Where you at?
That one really bothers me.

Everybody knows that it should be "Where y'at?"



also sometimes said as

'where yall is'



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Supposedly smart people misusing the phrase "it begs the question" rather than using "it raises the question".

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Formally known as vs formerly...



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Supposedly smart people misusing the phrase "it begs the question" rather than using "it raises the question".

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Page 1 (which 'raises the question', not 'begs the question' - did you read the whole thread before posting? Razz Big Grin )

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Formally known as vs formerly...
Formally known as “Sir Schmuck,” formerly known as “Putz.”



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“Waste band” as opposed to “waist band”. Big Grin




 
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I've listened to a few waste bands.



AN ENCROACHMENT ON THE RIGHTS OF ONE OF US IS AN ENCROACHMENT ON THE RIGHTS OF ALL OF US.
 
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'Muzzle breaks' used (incorrectly) instead of (correctly) 'muzzle brakes'

'Sites' (which are physical places or web addresses), instead of 'sights' (which are what you use to hit a target or things/places you look at)

'Walla!' - which is a nonsense word, instead of 'Voila!' which is a word used to denote surprise or 'behold!'; Sometimes 'Viola!' - which is a bigger version of a violin.

'Per Say' which is again, nonsense, instead of correctly, 'Per se', which is latin for 'by itself' or, 'in itself'

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i.e. when it should be e.g..
 
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i.e. when it should be e.g..


Or vice versa. Those are two easy ones to get confused.


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I have a co-worker who likes to tell people that "it's a mute point".

He does it both in person and in email.



 
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My wife often asks if the hot water heater is out of hot water. She hates it when I reply that “We don’t have a hot water heater, but the cold water heater is a little behind.”

Have you ever been asked to unthaw the turkey the day before Thanksgiving dinner? I used to get asked to do that every year. She was surprised when the turkey remained in the freezer.



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"I'm going to lay down for awhile."

But that doesn't bother me one bit.

I've seen tons of online dating profiles from women who insist that the people they date know the difference between there/their/they're and your/you're, etc. If something like that bothers you that much, that's just the tip of the iceberg and I have no interest.



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