Pronounciation and correct spelling.

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Old 12-03-14, 02:40 PM
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Pronounciation and correct spelling.

i was watching a Barbra Streisand special on PBS last night and during the pledge break one of the hosts (I assume an educated woman) said, "Eck cetera".

AHA! Now I know why so many people improperly write ect. as an abbreviation for the Latin phrase, et cetera which means "and other such items". The phrase is et cetera, NOT ekcetra, exsetera or any other silly combination of letters. ET CETERA. The abbreviation is etc. NOT ect or ECT or anything that starts with ec.

Further, ECT (capitalized) is the accepted abbreviation for Electro-Convulsive Therapy, better known as shock treatments for severe mental conditions.

Please, if you are going to use a foreign word or phrase GET IT RIGHT first of all and if you are going to use an abbreviation then use the proper abbreviation.
 
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Old 12-03-14, 02:52 PM
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Joel's back in form, guys. Great to see it.
 
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Darn grammar cops...always on the lookout aren't you?

Lol...I do the same Joel! My personal trigger is "ax" or "acks" from anyone. My SIL says that sometimes.....grrrrr.

I really have to work to NOT say anything. Little typing errors are one thing when fingers don't keep up with thoughts, but spoken language and composed postings are another.

Texting will be the bane of our civilization!

(Funny, spell check says I spelled "texting" incorrectly!!)
 
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Old 12-03-14, 03:10 PM
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Pronounciation and correct spelling.
Pronunciation.
 
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Uh oh...Joel is busted!!!!!
 
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Correct, X. That's what I get for relying on the Firefox spell check.
 
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I won't fix the spelling or it will make no sense. Or is that cents? Lol
 
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I won't fix the spelling or it will make no sense. Or is that cents? Lol
Better than writing it makes no since.
 
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Old 12-03-14, 04:39 PM
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I agree.
Just spent time online troubleshooting remote start/intermittent cruise control on my GMC truck..
I read it so many times that I asked my parts guy for a break light switch and he didn't know what I was talking about.
 
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Old 12-03-14, 04:55 PM
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Here is one from my hometown paper this week. Top of page one headline, "Speculator musical light show debuts"
Now they are talking about new Christmas lights around courthouse that "talk" and play music via low power FM radio.
That should have been "Spectacular musical light show debuts"
The paper is a never-ending source of humor and perfect examples of how not to do it.

Go figure!

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Old 12-03-14, 05:37 PM
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Okay, since Furd got this started can people please, PLEASE, stop using the word "disrespect" as a verb??????? It's about the stupidest mangling of a word in the English language in my memory.
 
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Old 12-03-14, 05:48 PM
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Well, I can deal with "disrespect"....but only if used in a sentence like "I felt like I was shown disrespect" or "You are showing disrespect". But, you are right...it's not a verb.

"Disrespected" on the other hand...uggggghhhh.
 
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As my mama said, ifin yor hans is dirty, go worsh em an wrench em in the zinc.

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Old 12-03-14, 07:18 PM
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OMG...I haven't heard zink in forever. And being in the Navy a zink meant a whole different thing. Guys would come up to me at HD and ask where the zinks were. I'd replay, "I think you need to go to a marine supplier?".

I do remember "worsh" though, took me a few years to lose that. Along with "crick", "rooff", and "roott" (I can't even spell those, but Goldstar knows what I'm saying).
 
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Old 12-03-14, 08:08 PM
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Maybe off subject.....
When I was growing up in Ohio, one of my favorite dinners my Mother made was stuffed "Mangos".
Many years later, and living in CA, Mango is a fruit.
I don't know how a Green Pepper got to be called a Mango. I think I'm just hungry.
 
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Old 12-03-14, 08:22 PM
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LOL Brian...stop it...yer killing me! Back in the late 60's in OH, my parents (both from out West) ordered a case of avocados that were shipped to a bus station or airport (I don't remember which).

My Dad actually had to leave a community 4-H party to go pick them up and when he came back, people wanted to know what they were. Some said mangos (like anyone in OH in the 60's had ever seen those?) and others said "You had green peppers shipped?". They'd never even seen an avocado.

My how times have changed.
 
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As my mama said, ifin yor hans is dirty, go worsh em an wrench em in the zinc.
That is how all of my grandparents spoke they were all children of dutch immigrants.
 
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Yep, I'm an Ohio native. My mother's side of the family was from Bavarian German decent.
Bell peppers are still mangos around here.
 
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