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Not really from Vienna
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I’ve been considering one of those inside waste band holster’s...







 
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Originally posted by apprentice:
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Originally posted by sns3guppy:

What's a few bucks between friends?



Might be slower than usual, but I'm not seeing the issue with that.
I bet I feel silly soon, but could you elaborate please?


What's a few bucks among friends?

Among and between are frequently misused. It's not a great example, but the difference between the two is that 'among' is used with non-specific objects, while "between" is between specific people or things. Between Harry and Judy. Among friends.

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I was going to add irregardless to your list, but I see it is indeed now a word.


Proof that if enough people are wrong long enough, anything will eventually find acceptance.
 
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You guys want to buy a brake action shotgun?
My car needs new breaks.


End of Earth: 2 Miles
Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
 
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My current one:
Most gun triggers have traditionally been curved, and the antonym of “curved” is “straight,” not “flat.”
“There’s a straight stretch of road after the curve ahead.”

They’re straight triggers, not flat ones.

So where did the idea of a “flat” trigger come from? It’s actually one of those things I think about at times. Someone who doesn’t know better thinks up a term, is (one of) the first to apply it, and then everyone else adopts it either unthinkingly or because they believe people won’t know what they’re talking about if they use a better term. How words develop and evolve is interesting to me.




“The most common reaction to a life-or-death situation is to do nothing.”
— Amanda Ripley, The Unthinkable: who survives when disaster strikes and why (New York: Three Rivers Press, 2008)
 
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Just Hanging Around
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If you guys say it’s true, than I believe it.
 
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I’m glad we got that strait.
 
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Too late smart
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President Trump did not loose the election!


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too mean to quit!
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The one that bugs me is the misuse of 'sell' and 'sale' as in "I want to sale this..." or "Up for sell".

Apparent there's more than history not taught in schools anymore.


Indeed!

I recall when I was in grade school (lo those many years ago) even a mistake in punctuation resulted in a grade lower on the paper.


Elk

There has never been an occasion where a people gave up their weapons in the interest of peace that didn't end in their massacre. (Louis L'Amour)

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical. "
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"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Alexis de Tocqueville

FBHO!!!



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too mean to quit!
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Originally posted by apprentice:
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Originally posted by sns3guppy:

What's a few bucks between friends?



Might be slower than usual, but I'm not seeing the issue with that.
I bet I feel silly soon, but could you elaborate please?


Same here.


Elk

There has never been an occasion where a people gave up their weapons in the interest of peace that didn't end in their massacre. (Louis L'Amour)

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical. "
-Thomas Jefferson

"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Alexis de Tocqueville

FBHO!!!



The Idaho Elk Hunter
 
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Caribou gorn
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I hate all of these but my utmost hatred is reserved for "would of" "could of"

(for those of you who don't know, it is "would have."



I'm gonna vote for the funniest frog with the loudest croak on the highest log.
 
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I hate all of these but my utmost hatred is reserved for "would of" "could of"

(for those of you who don't know, it is "would have."

I think people make this mistake because they hear others use the contraction "would've" or "could've".

When I read that in a post, I can't help but think the poster is "expecially" ignorant. However, they probably "could care less".
 
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This is such a loose loose situation


Said the hangman who couldn't tie a nose.
 
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My current one:
Most gun triggers have traditionally been curved, and the antonym of “curved” is “straight,” not “flat.”
“There’s a straight stretch of road after the curve ahead.”

They’re straight triggers, not flat ones.

So where did the idea of a “flat” trigger come from? It’s actually one of those things I think about at times. Someone who doesn’t know better thinks up a term, is (one of) the first to apply it, and then everyone else adopts it either unthinkingly or because they believe people won’t know what they’re talking about if they use a better term. How words develop and evolve is interesting to me.

This reminds me of gun guys who use the word fitment when they mean fit, b/c they think it makes them sound smarter.
 
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The phrase that grates on my nerve is "school me" instead of educate me. School is a place. Education is what you receive at school.
 
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Originally posted by apprentice:
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Originally posted by sns3guppy:

What's a few bucks between friends?



Might be slower than usual, but I'm not seeing the issue with that.
I bet I feel silly soon, but could you elaborate please?


Same here.


There is no issue, as long as there are only 2 friends. Wink
 
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I've been seeing a lot of "some random part needs replaced". Not sure what happened to the "to be" in there.
 
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Chilihead and Barbeque Aficionado
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I’m sure there’s a web sight that will explain all this.


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Try the free Grammarly app. It really helps and is unobtrusive.

"What's a few bucks among friends?" Grammarly flagged the "What's" and suggested, "What're". It didn't say anything about "among", though.
 
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Archers, loose your arrows.



all your sig are belong to us
 
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is circumspective
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Seen here all too often:

Aisle vs Isle.

While we're at it:

Versus =/= Vice.



"We're all travelers in this world. From the sweet grass to the packing house. Birth 'til death. We travel between the eternities."
 
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