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Did you know.....

Accept and except are almost totally opposite in meaning, and are not interchangeable?

Sorry ladies, but I *facepalm* every time I see someone asking me to except this, or that, when what they really mean is that I should accept them.


Asked by my2.5boys at 8:29 AM on Jul. 13, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (18)
  • I accept that what you are saying is so, except that there appear to many who have forgotten this. :)

    Answer by Bmat at 8:32 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Eh, you know what they mean. No biggie!

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 9:32 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • i know some internet slang
    except i do not know what 'facepalm' means
    i think i means you can not accept this misuse of words?

    can you accept the lower case i, because someone is to finger tied to use the shift key to make it an I
    could this be an exception to your standards?

    Answer by fiatpax at 8:33 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • It's like there, their and they're

    Answer by Mama291024 at 8:45 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • The Bible says that if one does not accept Jesus, he/she will be excepted from the kingdom of God. Put another way, except for those who accept Jesus, there will not be a place for them in the kingdom of God.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:51 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Is this your religious belief? Because I don't care if people accept or except me, we are human and we all make mistakes, so I get over it real quick, that's my belief anyway.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 9:24 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Yes but when used in a sentence one can figure out which was meant and answer accordingly.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:00 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • ok, but I think you put that in the wrong

    Answer by MommyH2 at 8:31 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Hahahaha. Moi aussi.

    Answer by leah_rai at 8:32 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • No, MommyH2, I put it here, because I see it here more than anywhere else. People are always telling me to except their god, but I make no exception, I don't believe in any god.

    Comment by my2.5boys (original poster) at 8:33 AM on Jul. 13, 2010