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per se, NOT "per say"

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per se  

/pər ˈsā/
Adverb

By or in itself or themselves; intrinsically: "it is not these facts per se that are important".


Please, FFS, get it right.



*Also:  "an" and "and" are not the same and are not interchangeable.  

"AN ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" 

"this AND that"


There was way too much of this nonsense today, I had to say something.



*Any other grammar aficionados make mistakes sometimes and then want to flog themselves for it?
by on Apr. 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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So.Ill.Mama
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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i feel the same about "could of" and its associates "would of" "should of"..... i know most here aren't trying to win any Spelling Bee or Perfect Grammar awards, but good grief! Most of them i'm able to deal with and ignore for the most part, but those i mentioned stick out like a gigantic neon flashing light to me lol

inspain
by Platinum Member on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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My husband is dyslexic.  He writes like a cat.  Y'know, "I can haz cheezeburger"....

Thank goodness he's funny and smart.

Quoting Redwoods_Mama:



Quoting RobinBright:

"Should of, would of, could of?"
No.
Should have, would have, could have.

"The kitchen needs cleaned?"
No.
The kitchen needs TO BE cleaned.

"...whom I gave it to...?"
No.
...to whom I gave it...


 Oh gosh.


I married a brilliant man.  He can fix anything, is a talented artist, and a wonderful father.

However, he is from the Ozarks and so I have had to just give up.  :(  Worse, some of his slang/mispronunciations have rubbed off on me, and come out when I am exhausted.  *cries*


mamahernandez3
by Bronze Member on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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Sometimes I just type to fast and don't catch it before I send it off.
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ame85
by Chemistry cat on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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I almost flipped my lid yesterday after someone wrote a post so unintelligible I had to read it a full 3 times.

Then I drank some wine and all was well.

Unfortunately you can't change stupidity on the internet, all you can do is point it out.
Redwoods_Mama
by Platinum Member on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM
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Quoting NiamhWitch:

"I seen the movie."

*shiver* That one drives me nuts.  It is either "I saw the movie" or "I have seen the movie."

"She seen the movie." NO. It's: "She has seen the movie."

 

 My DH and his whole family talk like this.  It is an exercise in patience for me, and my children WILL know better.  They also use "ideal" in place of "idea".  I broke DH of that one.  Nicely, but emphatically.  LOL

On a pms day it makes me want to scream and run off into the night. 

inspain
by Platinum Member on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM
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You're welcome, Grasshopper.  

(And try to remember to capitalize proper nouns.)

Quoting Anonymous:

Thanks, professor twatwaffle...


RobinBright
by Platinum Member on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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That's really funny!! Bright is not my real last name though. It is a mash-up of my last name as SO's. Our friends call our family "the Brights" instead of "the Bri----- Z---ghts" lol


Quoting NiamhWitch:

Agreed!

Also, my friend has a cousin named Robin Bright.  How funny.

Quoting RobinBright:

"Should of, would of, could of?"

No.

Should have, would have, could have.



"The kitchen needs cleaned?"

No.

The kitchen needs TO BE cleaned.



"...whom I gave it to...?"

No.

...to whom I gave it...



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wumbo
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:06 AM
p.w.a.h.
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blue.chairs
by Gold Member on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:07 AM
Worst*


Quoting Anonymous:

i know that many of my mistakes are simply from typing too quickly and not reading it all back.


my worse mistakes are when I type your instead of youre or their instead of there, or vise versa.  I will spell check but spell check doesnt help with grammar


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inspain
by Platinum Member on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:07 AM

*too*

But I knew what you meant!  ;-)

Quoting mamahernandez3:

Sometimes I just type to fast and don't catch it before I send it off.


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