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Posted: 08/08/12 12:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In Mt. Rainier park last weekend, we passed a sign that says:

SCENIC VIEWPOINT
NEXT RIGHT

I would certainly HOPE the viewpoint would be scenic. (Wouldn't a "scenic" viewpoint be an assumed if it's along a road in a nat'l park?)

And, from a recent TV ad. I can't remember right now who the B-list celib is, but she said: "Hi. I'm a famous celebrity."

Really? A FAMOUS celebrity? Is there any other kind?


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something happens "in the matter of seconds."

No, it's "in a matter of seconds." In 'the' matter of seconds would be something for courts to decide.

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Not sure if this has been posted here or not, "the point is mute" vs "the point is moot!"


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jenandjohn wrote:

Not sure if this has been posted here or not, "the point is mute" vs "the point is moot!"


Too often, the point should be mute.


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What is the singular of lenses?

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2oldman wrote:

What is the singular of lenses?

Uh...lens.

You can have 1 lens, but have to have a pair of pants?


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fj12ryder wrote:

Uh...lens
Oh good.. I was beginning to think it was lense.

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Well, I just found this thread and found it fun to read and interesting. I've read maybe fifteen pages, so I'm not sure if these have been mentioned, but here goes. I repeatedly read in posts the misuse of there for their, which drives me nuts. "There family went with them." This should've said their. I also see to used when it should say too. "It was to much money." This should've said too much. In both examples I've noticed that it isn't a typo and a case of their fingers typing too fast as the mistake is repeated throughout the post. I've chuckled at some of the phrases and realized that I say some of them without any thought as to the redundancy or slang. They are phrases that are common to my region or upbringing. I was brought up saying "picture show" for movie. "Mom, can we go to the picture show?" I don't know when that left my vocabulary as I now say movie.


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Oh, and I thought of another. I wish posters would stop putting 's when the word should be plural and not possessive. Two coaches should not read coach's for example.

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