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    Quote Originally Posted by BabelFish View Post
    'alright'.

    It's not one word, it's not one word!

    All right.
    Actually, alright is a legitimate use of the term all right, except in formal writing (see below). The use of alright was first recorded toward the end of the 19th century.

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...ritish/alright

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    Although all right can also be spelled alright, you should use all right in formal writing.
    (http://oxforddictionaries.com/view/e...m_en_gb0020640)

    —Usage note
    The form alright as a one-word spelling of the phrase all right in all of its senses probably arose by analogy with such words as already and altogether. Although alright is a common spelling in written dialogue and in other types of informal writing, all right is used in more formal, edited writing.

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    I think 'alright' comes under the 'evolving English language' category.

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    I can't believe I almost forgot this one, it's one of my most hated!

    "One foul swoop" should be "one fell swoop", however I rarely hear the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    I can't believe I almost forgot this one, it's one of my most hated!

    "One foul swoop" should be "one fell swoop", however I rarely hear the latter.
    oh wow, I didn't know that! I don't think I've ever used the phrase but I hear it a bit. So there you go, I've learned something new today. Thank you!

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    Today on a cooking website I saw 'knifes'. Shudder. My mum says 'capsicun'. Ex SIL would say 'I lied down'. She also would say 'I'm bias' instead of biased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wondergirl76 View Post
    Today on a cooking website I saw 'knifes'. Shudder. My mum says 'capsicun'. Ex SIL would say 'I lied down'. She also would say 'I'm bias' instead of biased.
    Bias makes me cringe as well.

    I have a cooking DVD and in it, the chef uses "Vietmanese mint". Several times.....

    DH's pet hate is "thanking you". Does his head in.
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    Is it weird that this thread is making me happy?

    (Oh how tempted I was to write "wierd"! )

    My favourite has to be not using capital letter for names!

    And just seeing myself type it, leaving the 'u' out of words like favourite and honour. I know either way is 'correct' , but I learnt the Queens english at school and I stick with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunningWithScissors View Post
    My favourite has to be not using capital letter for names!

    And just seeing myself type it, leaving the 'u' out of words like favourite and honour. I know either way is 'correct' , but I learnt the Queens english at school and I stick with it
    I'm so very sorry, but since you brought up capital letters I just couldn't resist... would that be "Queen's English"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    I have a cooking DVD and in it, the chef uses "Vietmanese mint". Several times.....
    I had to read that two or three time to see what the problem was

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4fullstop View Post
    I had to read that two or three time to see what the problem was
    yeah, i should have bolded it. i'll go back and edit it.
    people probably think i'm an idiot for thinking that mint could be vietnamese

    another one - draw and drawer.

    draw = sketch
    drawer = something you put things in.

    you cannot put something in a draw.
    nor can your drawer a picture.

    aarrrggghhh


 

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