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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Are instead of our... Just saw it written in a thread on here!!!
    I have a friend in America who does this! Drives me insane! I think he pronounces it that way, but that still doesn't excuse it.

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    I keep seeing 'discusting' and it makes me I mean, really?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBeee View Post
    I keep seeing 'discusting' and it makes me I mean, really?!
    that would be as bad as Congradulations! I see it on FB all the time!

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    I keep hearing people say "es-static" instead of "ecstatic" - grrr....

    DH deliberately says "greazy" instead of "greasy" just to upset me. He also says something is "about 20 mile" instead of "about 20 miles" for the same reason. I think it's his favourite sport...

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    Ah, don't you love this time of year (and September) - all the different (read: wrong!) Mothers' Day options. The number of posters in stores that are wrong drive me crazy. I used to proofread our catalogues at work and argued every time with the printer about it. He called me the apostrophe n*zi (please don't start about how offensive it is to use that word).

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    Oh and Lambjam, love your May tip! If only people would consider changing it to a female and testing it out if they didn't know. You wouldn't say 'hers going over there' so don't say 'his going over there'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezmerised View Post
    Ah, don't you love this time of year (and September) - all the different (read: wrong!) Mothers' Day options. The number of posters in stores that are wrong drive me crazy. I used to proofread our catalogues at work and argued every time with the printer about it. He called me the apostrophe n*zi (please don't start about how offensive it is to use that word).
    I'm of three minds about this one. As each has a valid meaning, I'm actually happy to accept any version (Mothers, Mother's or Mothers') as long as the person intends the meaning they are conveying.

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    I won't accept "Mothers Day" and shudder when I see it in catalogues. Until this year I've always happily called it "Mother's Day" being that I only had one mother! Now that I have a MIL and am spending the day with both mothers, I suppose I should call it "Mothers' Day"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahie View Post
    I won't accept "Mothers Day" and shudder when I see it in catalogues. Until this year I've always happily called it "Mother's Day" being that I only had one mother! Now that I have a MIL and am spending the day with both mothers, I suppose I should call it "Mothers' Day"!
    It's not my preference, but I can't say it's categorically incorrect. It's the same as saying "Children Day", which would indicates that the day is about children, rather than belonging to them.

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    It's probably been said in here before but spelling 'definitely' wrong really irks me. Most of the time I see 'definately'. Most common incorrectly spelled word, apparently.


 

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