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I learned something new today...

Oct. 5th, 2006 | 02:10 pm
mood: thoughtfulthoughtful

Sometimes, when I think I know it all, life tells me to take it down a notch.

Silly me, I always though "exorberant" was a word. Apparently, so have a lot of people. This non-word has over 1,000 hits in Google.

The word is exorbitant.

Thank you world, for showing me how foolish I was. In making me feel dumb, you've actually made me wiser, and I need all the wisdom I can get.

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Spig

from: sin_ominous
date: Oct. 5th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
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Now if only we could do the same for those that habitually use "would of" instead of "would've or would have", the world would be a better place. :P

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evil_kieben

from: evil_kieben
date: Oct. 6th, 2006 08:30 am (UTC)
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My biggest peave are people who say they "could care less" (what someone thinks, etc), when the correct term would actually be "couldn't care less" or "could not care less". Saying they "could care less" implies that they do care somewhat, which is the exact opposite of that which they are attempting to convey.

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Nangbaby

The sad thing is...

from: nangbaby
date: Oct. 6th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
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I have seen myself fall into the above trap sometimes, and I KNOW better.

Fortunately, "would of," "should of," and "could of" still cause the grammar nanny in my head to scream and shout.

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