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    Pet Peeves

    People who mean dominant, but type dominate. For example: "Aaron Rodgers is dominate."

    People who mean tenet, but type tenant. For example: "One of the core tenants of a West Coast Offense is the short passing game."

    People who mean die, but say dice. For example: "Hand me a single six-sided dice."

    That last one is actually in the dictionary now as an "alternate usage," and resulted in an argument with someone who feels that since it's in the dictionary it's completely legitimate. Language evolves over time, but this is where I draw a line in the sand. If we keep this up, we'll be talking about "a lab mice" and "a Canadian geese" in another few years.

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    But why aren't a herd of moose called meese?

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    Or a herd of deers, or a school of feesh. I would not be the first to say that the English language is consistent. It super isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macheath View Post
    ..I would not be the first to say that the English language is consistent. It super isn't.
    For example, apparently that whole i before e thing is BS.

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    People who use the word "literally" for emphasis. For example: "I literally hit the ceiling when I heard the news!"

    People who use apostrophes randomly. For example: "We are having taco's for dinner tonight."

    People who use "could care less" as a phrase. For example: "I could care less if you stay home." (It should be "I couldn't care less...")

    People who think misusing the word "Democrat" is some sort of insult. For example: "The Democrat party wants to spend all my money."

    For all of them, a boot to the head.
    - Definitely

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    "Could care less." Ugh.

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    My phone rarely rings. No one calls me for work, my friends and loved ones mostly use text, and I promptly ignore any number that I don't recognize so I'll go days without using the phone part of my "phone". Then a friend will unusually call and while I'm on the call I get a second call on call waiting. How is it that two separate parties in completely different places both choose to call me at the same time? My phone didn't ring from Thursday until Sunday, then Sunday afternoon I get two calls at the same time. How does this happen?!?! What level of hell am I stuck in?!?!??!?!?

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    They're coordinating to mindfuck you. Oooooooooor, they were triggered by the same event, such as Aaron Rodgers yawning in the Packer game.

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    I like to believe there's a section in the Time/Life book series about unexplained phenomena that addresses my issue. Like when the woman in Detroit burns her hand and at the same time her sister in Idaho feels a pain in her hand.

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    Held door for a guy at lunch. He said thanks. He then went up and ordered 6 gyros, tying up the one guy for 5 minutes. Grrr.

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