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    I think this has to be the longest thread I've ever started!

    Another one that gets to me is the overuse of exclamation points! It makes things very difficult to read because every sentence reads like the person is really excited! Sometimes what they're saying isn't even very exciting! It's confusing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I never know when to use practice or practise.
    Did you ever watch A Country Practice? I always use that to remember; Country starts with "c" and a doctor's "practice" also uses the "c".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savingfishfromdrowning View Post
    Another one that gets to me is the overuse of exclamation points! It makes things very difficult to read because every sentence reads like the person is really excited! Sometimes what they're saying isn't even very exciting! It's confusing!
    I read once that using an exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke, and it's always stuck with me. (!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    I read once that using an exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke, and it's always stuck with me. (!)
    I use it at the moment because it's the only that works

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    Quote Originally Posted by swimmingup****** View Post
    I use it at the moment because it's the only that works
    That must be so annoying

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    Sorry if I am repeating but someone a while ago pointed out "definite" contains "finite" and i ahve never misspelled it since

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegemite View Post
    This one annoys me too, and when people (mostly my DH) pronounce castle as 'cass-el' rather than 'cah-sel'.

    I worked with a girl who was studying speech pathology and she told me that it was a topic of discussion in one of her tutorials. She said she nearly flipped her lid at all of the people saying cassel because she believes its the other way! They did a poll though and it seemed split down the middle, and the lecturer said it really just comes down to dialect. Even knowing that though, it still makes me cringe everytime I hear it!
    Oh vegemite you'd love my mum! But hate me LOL!! I say Dan-ce and plan-ts not cah sel dah nce and plah nts. My mum also says pro nun ciate not pro noun ciate.
    What confuses me is I say ee ther but nigh ther? That's just silly!!
    As for grammar I hate brang as in I brang the dress, it's brought.
    On here I am fairly lazy when it comes to commas and fullstops as long as I use correct words and spelling I am happy and I apply the same rules to other peoples posts.

    ETA that kinda came out wrong, when I say I apply rules it's more that I don't get annoyed by no commas or full stops, but at least space it out into paragraphs, please

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    Quote Originally Posted by twotrunks View Post
    Sorry if I am repeating but someone a while ago pointed out "definite" contains "finite" and i ahve never misspelled it since
    Yay! That was me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swimmingup****** View Post
    I use it at the moment because it's the only that works
    Well then I will use it too! To show my support! Bubhub solidarity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    don't you mean speak or did you do that on purpose
    Omg the horror!!! Of all the threads in which to make such a hideous error!

    I wish I could say it was deliberate. Much to my dismay it wasn't. The worst part? I triple checked that post. And I can't even blame my phone because I did it on the p.c.

    Oh the shame.


 

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