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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    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
    I thought maybe they were actually using Thai basil or coriander & had them confused

    Stationary - not moving, remaining in place
    Stationery - writing materials

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    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
    Ooh, good one! This one is everywhere.

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    Moxy was it you who saw 'chester draws' for sale on eBay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LG View Post
    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


    (http://oxforddictionaries.com/view/e...m_en_gb0020640)
    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

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    Another one: people using bare instead of bear - 'I couldn't bare it'

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabelFish View Post
    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
    Don't worry. You'll be alright.

    East 17 say it's a word, so it must be true.

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    hi, I will quitely put my toes in here, with a question. Where did the word "cum' originate. I think this word has been over used, and it seems to have a few different meanings. I have seen it used as a word meaning change, ie. 'footballer cum rock star'. I thought it did refer ejaculated sperm. I dont want to offend anyone, but I really dont like to see the word in the newspaper!!! p.s. I did scan through the thread to see if this had been asked. Marie.

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    `cum' meaning `with' or also meaning `when', `because' or `'although'.

    It's Latin in origin. You can see it the most obviously with phrases such as `Magne cum laude' when it comes to tertiary educational achievements.


    Now - I thought of another one. `Phase' instead of `faze'. AAARGH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezmerised View Post
    Moxy was it you who saw 'chester draws' for sale on eBay?
    Yep. Still one of the funniest errors I've ever seen.

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