Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Rant On

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People:
  • A "boarder" is someone who rents a room from you. A "border" is something that surrounds an area.
  • "Broach" is when you bring up a new topic. A "brooch" is a decorative pin.
  • For bonus points..."stationary" is when something is standing still. "Stationery" is pretty paper for writing.
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Sorry. My inner grammar nerd gets the best of me sometimes.

16 comments:

Annie said...

Just like my inner pronunciation nerd (nucular vs nuclear) and my inner usage nerd ("very unique"). Some things just grate on us.

Ellen said...

Next you can write about the misuse of apostrophes.

Jackie said...

I'd love to hear the story behind this post!

Autumn said...

Homophones are fun but make my skin crawl when misused...especially if I am the one misusing them!

Susan said...

alot... that's all I have to add to the conversation...

Anne said...

Homonyms....As a teacher this is one of the most fun of the "nyms" to teach!

Blu said...

Considering the number of people who can't grasp your/you're, there/they're/their and it's/its, I think you're being very demanding XD.

pinkundine said...

Amen to that!

Also then =/= than.

Sue said...

lol Then there's the differences in spelling such as colour and color.

pandy said...

I've seen this one too many times while gaming: people using the word "his" to say "he is"

NO. JUST STOP RIGHT THERE.

Jean in Georgia said...

Don't get me started on "lose" and "loose".

Melanie said...

Ooo! Ooo!
Can you do one of these for lose/loose, pretty please? Man, that one drives me bat shit - particularly on weight loss forums. How are you supposed to be successful at LOSING weight when you think you are actually loosing it? Tell me THAT one.

geeky Heather said...

LOL!! Do you watch Doctor Who? I forget if you've mentioned it before...if yes, then this comment reminds me of Adipose! If not, well...yeah...you might have to watch that episode. ;) I think the title is "Partners in Crime".

geeky Heather said...

And by the way...I share all the pet peeves you all have mentioned. I just didn't want to get too "ranty" all at once. Hopefully "people who make up words" isn't one of your pet peeves. =)

Aimee said...

I just saw a craft post, where someone mention adding "rooching" to a blouse. I was proud of myself for not correcting her spelling in the comments...

Oh, and could we please, PLEASE, learn the difference between a slash and a backslash? I have no respect for otherwise-seemingly-intelligent people on television who say visit facebook-com-backslash-oursite. GAH.

Joysze said...

ROFL, thank you!!!! Then, there's theirs and theres.... like really people??? One is a possessive and one isn't even a freaking word!!!!! Cos for theres to work, it needs an apostrophe!! Alright.... I better stop with just this one of I'm going to go all crazy. LOL!!!!

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