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  •  When there's no there there, then you know (2+ / 0-)
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    they're just going to revive their "there you go again," which is their time-tested Reagan-from-the-grave response to their (the other "their") no there there, and so there.

    Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

    by ZedMont on Wed May 15, 2013 at 07:43:47 AM PDT

    •  They're is a lot of confusion out their (1+ / 0-)
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      among some people when there trying to figure out witch won is write.  The long-retired inner editor in me cringes when reading online sometimes, but then I remember OCDness is bad for BP at my age.  

      A wise man hears one word and understands two.

      by Not A Bot on Wed May 15, 2013 at 08:39:18 AM PDT

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      •  Me, too, but I have had to grudgingly admit that (0+ / 0-)

        some who use words incorrectly are actually brilliant people who are not quite as OCD as I am.  There would probably be even more than we know about, except that they employ editors.

        What really irritates me though, is when I use a word correctly, and people argue with me vehemently.  This usually happens in connection with the past subjunctive mood, as in "I wish I was/were an Oscar Meyer wiener." Frankly, unless you ARE an Oscar Mayer wiener, the correct word is* were.  Unlike some of their tube steak consumers, Oscar Mayer knew this and used it correctly in their '60s era jingle.

        *I'm almost hesitant to say something is incorrect anymore, because as soon as enough people say something incorrectly to the point of virtual ubiquity, the incorrect is suddenly deemed by the correctness police to be correct.  (I realize I probably hung/hanged a participle there somewhere.  I never could quite get the handle on that, but that too has been forgiven in the age of text-speak.

        Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

        by ZedMont on Wed May 15, 2013 at 09:26:30 AM PDT

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