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We have had threads like this before. Maybe it's time for another one.

regimen v regiment:

Using regiment when regimen should have been used is very common even among educated people.

regiment -
A permanent unit of an army typically commanded by a colonel and divided into several companies, squadrons, or batteries and often into two battalions:
"two or three miles inland a highly experienced artillery regiment had established a defensive position".

regimen -
A prescribed course of medical treatment, way of life, or diet for the promotion or restoration of health:
"a regimen of one or two injections per day".

Do you have any that pluck your nerves?



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Supposedly vs supposebly

Supposedly: according to what is generally assumed or believed (often used to indicate that the speaker doubts the truth of the statement).
"the ads are aimed at women, supposedly because they do the shopping"

Supposebly: NOT A WORD! Stop using it people!

Sorry not sure if this belongs here, but reminded me of people that use this word.
 
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Clips and Magazines.

A clip is a fragment of a video scene or a quick
haircut.


A magazine is a soft bound printed group of similar
articles.




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Moot and Mute

A co-worker uses the term "it's a mute point" occasionally and I don't have the heart to correct him.


 
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Your and You're
It's and Its
There and Their and They're



"If you’re a leader, you lead the way. Not just on the easy ones; you take the tough ones too…” – MAJ Richard D. Winters (1918-2011), E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
 
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Moot and Mute

A co-worker uses the term "it's a mute point" occasionally and I don't have the heart to correct him.


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rein vs reign

rein - a long, narrow strap attached at one end to a horse's bit, typically used in pairs to guide or check a horse while riding or driving.

reign - hold royal office; rule as king or queen.

People often type "free reign" or "reign it in" which makes a little bit of sense, but is technically incorrect. A horse with free rein is free to go wherever he wants.



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Prerogative vs. Perogative

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Originally posted by Jim Shugart:
We have had threads like this before. Maybe it's time for another one.

regimen v regiment:

Using regiment when regimen should have been used is very common even among educated people.

regiment -
A permanent unit of an army typically commanded by a colonel and divided into several companies, squadrons, or batteries and often into two battalions:
"two or three miles inland a highly experienced artillery regiment had established a defensive position".

regimen -
A prescribed course of medical treatment, way of life, or diet for the promotion or restoration of health:
"a regimen of one or two injections per day".

Do you have any that pluck your nerves?
fuck'n huff.post couldn't get that one right either.
 
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affect vs. effect

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/affect-vs-effect/

Also - farther vs. further

http://grammarist.com/usage/farther-further/

And last - cavalry vs. Calvary - I'll let you look that one up yourselves . .
 
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Thought of another:

"I" vs. "Me"

Incorrect usage:
Bill came over to see Harry and I.
Harry and me are going over to see Bill.



"If you’re a leader, you lead the way. Not just on the easy ones; you take the tough ones too…” – MAJ Richard D. Winters (1918-2011), E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
 
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Some good ones, so far.

Don't forget the ever popular lose vs loose.

I blame the internet for this one. It seems the more that people misuse it, the more people think that's the correct way to do it.

For the love of God, people, one team in a competition will lose. Folks lose their keys or sometimes their minds.

Screws come loose. Pets get loose. Clothes can be too loose.

Geez, where did some people go to school?
 
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Sale vs. sell. Just look in the classifieds.

"I would like to sale my 1911."

Drives me crazy. So does loose vs. lose.


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"Begs the question" does not mean "suggests the question."

It means that a statement assumes the thing to be shown to be true. "Chocolate is healthful because it's good for you."




The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
 
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Rouge and rogue.


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Supposedly vs supposebly

Supposedly: according to what is generally assumed or believed (often used to indicate that the speaker doubts the truth of the statement).
"the ads are aimed at women, supposedly because they do the shopping"

Supposebly: NOT A WORD! Stop using it people!

Sorry not sure if this belongs here, but reminded me of people that use this word.


GAAAAAA!!! I hate this. It is fingernails-on-a-blackboard to me. I have a friend who uses this non-word all the time and it makes me want to slap the slobber out of her.



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Conversate is confused as an actual English word.




The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
 
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Regardless
A person having no regards. The word has a suffix .less at the end which indicates without. So regardless is a person without regards.

irregardless
is not a word


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Originally posted by YellowJacket:
rein vs reign ...

Thank you. I hate that.


 
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Get my pies
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Originally posted by SigJacket:
Rouge and rogue.


I saw this a lot online when the movie first came out and found this on social media:



 
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