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Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by matty_k, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Tex Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Seeing as it's the 26th of April, I tender the annual "less we forget" furphy that gets thrown about with abandon.
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  2. Spieber Bob Loudon (25)

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  3. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    might be on his/a thumb
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  4. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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  6. Beer Baron Vay Wilson (31)

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    Loose or loosing in place of lose or losing has to be more common than not now. I really fight myself not to reply to a well thought post with a grammar correction.

    I just don’t get it - how do people think lose is pronounced?
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  7. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    "Not first"
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  8. boyo Paul McLean (56)

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  9. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    "discrete" and "discreet" are starting to be buggered up more often than used correctly lately. Some more: "alternate" for "alternative", and "compliment" instead of "complement".

    If users are ever unsure which one is correct, look up a dictionary. ;)
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  10. Beer Baron Vay Wilson (31)

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    At least discrete/discreet sound the same.

    Yes - i think the yanks are to be blamed for the gross over-usage of alternate.
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  11. Teh Other Dave Bill McLean (32)

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    That's a fair indiscretion.

    Speaking of which, I really don't want to look at the refereeing decisions thread right now. It was hard enough watching Drew Mitchell lose his shit tonight.
  12. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    A bloke with a beer word in his alternate name would certainly know what he's talking about, BB. Yer right, our Septic friends are guilty of misusing "alternate" when they should say "alternative". "alternate" is a choice of one of two, "alternating current" is either positive or negative while an "alternate director" is a person who sits in place of the permanent director. "alternative" is a choice of one of many, you and I would choose an "alternative" beer rather than put up with Carlton Draught/VB/XXXX/Tooheys New fer instance.

    "compliment" incorrectly used where "complement" is the right word is grossly abused on this site. And elsewhere. "compliment" is a nice thing to say, or do, "with compliments" usually means a small gift from a business or whatever. "complement" is used when two or more things go together, a nice fit so to speak. A nut "complements" a bolt, a THP "complements" a LHP. I think I'll stop there and leave it up to Dismal to educate us on some other complementary examples.
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  13. Dismal Pillock Greg Davis (50)

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    compliment

    noun
    noun: compliment; plural noun: compliments
    /ˈkɒmplɪm(ə)nt/
    1. a polite expression of praise or admiration.
      "The indigenous aboriginal people of Australia compliment the white anglo saxon settlers."
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  14. yourmatesam Bob Davidson (42)

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    One of your best DP, noice work.
  15. Beer Baron Vay Wilson (31)

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    received a letter from a professional today with ect in place of etc.
    This is similar to my previous loose peeve in that the former is becoming more common than the latter.

    N.B. - someone may have already posted this one I have a feeling.

    edit: me! - Ha!
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  16. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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  17. Dismal Pillock Greg Davis (50)

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    Stupid apostrophes, I am embarrasingly hopeless with the plurals one. Really need to knuckle down and sort my shit out'.

    ps the plural of plural is pleurisy

    Really dont know what the rules are for commas. Anton Chekhov called commas "the notes in the symphony" so if spartan or profuse embellishment is fine with the greatest short story writer who ever lived then it's fine with me.

    Look at someone like Phil Gifford, he up-ends a whole box of the fucken things and lets the chips fall where they may. "The Crusaders, to a man, are, without a doubt, and indubitably so, bastards."
    lol, I started "cutting back on my committments" when I was 14-years old.

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  18. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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  19. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    ^ I'm gunna assume you did that on purpose & say "well played, sir" :)
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  20. Tex Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    I don't want to poke the bin fire that is the RA/Australian Rugby thread, but I would like to thank sidelineview for dispelling the myth that people who consume the Bolt/Panahi/Jones/Latham swill are illiterate, as SLV displays a swashbuckling confidence in their use of semi-colons.

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