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    Oh my that website is so funny!!!! I love it

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    On the James'/James's debate, I researched it awhile back during an argument and came to the same conclusion as lambjam. Pretty much it doesn't matter which way you choose to go as long as you're consistent about it!

    Also, DYAC is a great site! My favourite one is the one about the parents divorcing lol!

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    I was reading a supplement in today's Canberra Times with a heading of "Gungahlin College: Learning for the third millenium".

    Spell check, people!

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    I haven't had time to read all the posts so apologies if this has already been discussed. Is there such a word as 'disorientated'? I always thought you could 'orientate' yourself, and that you could be 'disoriented' but not 'disorientated'??? Sorry if there are any mistakes in my post!

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    My Oxford lists "disorientate: To turn from an eastward position", and "disorient: To turn from the east; to cause to ‘lose one's bearings’; to put out, disconcert, embarrass".

    Looks like either is acceptable.

    ETA And I just realised the root of the word must be "Orient", meaning the east. WOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciannie View Post
    I haven't had time to read all the posts so apologies if this has already been discussed. Is there such a word as 'disorientated'? I always thought you could 'orientate' yourself, and that you could be 'disoriented' but not 'disorientated'??? Sorry if there are any mistakes in my post!
    I use disorientated as a mental state of confusion. I have never had the need to use disoriented, but I would use it to mean off course. I don't know what is right though.

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    Growing up it was always disorientated for me and disoriented seemed American still say disorientated because it feels right, whether it is or not I don't know

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    This is a funny song from Tripod about prefixes. Lambjam I thought you might like this.

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=IngvNUaWvck

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    Augh!!

    Practical Parenting magazine (last issue, I'm a bit behind) - 'Give yourself piece of mind by picking your own ingredients...'

    You can have peace of mind, or give someone a piece of your mind. Completely different! And I thought magazines like this were one of the few things we could rely on

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    And lol to the Smart Trike ad in the April issue that says 'the perfect Christmas gift'!


 

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