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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsharvey View Post
    Sorry if this is buried somewhere in the past 37 pages, but I just had a debate with a friend and now I'm fired up about it.

    It *is* biased, right? Not bias? As in, I'm biased towards that team?

    Because the use of bias for everything drives me potty.
    "I am biased towards that team."
    "There is a bias towards that team."
    "My skirt is cut on the bias".

    Now that last one is my favourite, because when people say they are "bias", you can imagine that their bodies are somehow diagonal

    ETA Or that they are so very, very biased that they epitomise it. "I AM BIAS!"

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    Default Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    You can show bias towards something, but you are biased.

    Bias - noun
    Biased - adjective

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    Default Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    Someone asked if they could send their child to duel kinder

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Someone asked if they could send their child to duel kinder
    Hehehe, imagining these little voices - "En garde"!

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    Default Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

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    "My skirt is cut on the bias".

    Now that last one is my favourite, because when people say they are "bias", you can imagine that their bodies are somehow diagonal

    ETA Or that they are so very, very biased that they epitomise it. "I AM BIAS!"[/QUOTE]


    Always what I imagine when I read that!!!

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