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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    Here's a couple I detest:

    "Where are you at?"

    "Where are we going to?"

    It's completely unnecessary to add the extra word at the end.

    I also detest people who say "It is I" instead of "It's me".
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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    I also detest people who say "It is I" instead of "It's me".
    These people may be pretentious, but they are correct as this is a subject complacent. Common informal practice accepts "it's me" as well, but the older form has not been rendered obsolete.

    (I tried to make that sound as stuffy as possible by the way, just to see if I could do it.)
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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    yep. To be takes the nominative form. It's the germanic roots.
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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    Here's a couple I detest:

    "Where are you at?"

    "Where are we going to?"

    It's completely unnecessary to add the extra word at the end.

    It's the whole ending a sentence with a preoposition error, which reminds me of a joke.

    A country boy was accepted into Harvard and went to campus.

    One day, he asked a fellow student "Where's the library at?"

    The student responded "At Harvard, we don't end sentences with prepositions."

    The country boy thought for a minute, then replied "So where's the library at, (pause), ***hole? "

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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    This is a great thread. I have many that irritate me and most of them have been addressed here, so I will spare you all the repetition. One that I don't think has been mentioned is an error of pronunciation. Why do people add the extra "i" to mischievous? It is not mischievious.

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    It's the whole ending a sentence with a preoposition error, which reminds me of a joke.
    Actually, I'm not opposed to ending a sentence with a preposition when it clarifies meaning. It makes so much more sense to say "the person I gave the note to" than to jump through hoops to say "the person to whom I gave the note."

    But saying "Where are you at?" or "Where are you going to?" is pointless when you could say "Where are you?" or "Where are you going?"
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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander
    This is a great thread. I have many that irritate me and most of them have been addressed here, so I will spare you all the repetition. One that I don't think has been mentioned is an error of pronunciation. Why do people add the extra "i" to mischievous? It is not mischievious.
    OMG you guys, my mother in law is the all-time worst when it comes to mispronouncing words. Here are a few examples straight from her mouth:

    heighthchester drawers
    for all intensive purposes
    drownd
    duck tape
    idn't... and its cousin wadn't
    a whole nother (most people I know make this mistake)
    perscription
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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    a whole nother (most people I know make this mistake)
    The difference between spoken and written language. No one ever writes this out, but they sure do say it a lot.
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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    Realtor is not pronounced "REAL-ah-tor."
    Jewelry is not pronounced "jewl-er-ry"

    It's not Old-timer's disease. It's Alzheimer's.

    It's not bob wire. It's barbed wire.

    It's not a wheel-barrel. It's a wheel barrow.

    How 'bout this one: A blessing in the skies. No! It's a blessing in disguise.

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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    By the way, that grassy area dividing the opposing lanes of the highway is not called the medium, either....
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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    I definitely do not understand why people continue to spell it definately. There is no A in the word.

    See it all the time.

    It is definitely an ironic, awful tragedy.

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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    Not that this is a misused phrase...it's more for the category of "stupid stuff people say," anyway, here it is:

    When people say "It's always in the last place you look". OF COURSE IT IS! Why the heck would you keep looking after you've found it?
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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    Some candy bars have caramel in them, but I've never seen one that contains carmel.

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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    How 'bout this one from the sports world:

    FORWARD LATERAL Is there really such a thing?
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    Re: Commonly misused words and phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable
    Not that this is a misused phrase...it's more for the category of "stupid stuff people say," anyway, here it is:

    When people say "It's always in the last place you look". OF COURSE IT IS! Why the heck would you keep looking after you've found it?
    Easy there pardner, most say this as a ironical joke.


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