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    Here's my (latest) pet peeve: around here they say "I should have went that way".
    Guilty here.

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    I need some help on this. My boyfriend and I have a friendly banter on this. Is my uncle married to my "aunt" or "ant" (spelled aunt)? He says aunt and I say ant. Potatoe, potato........
    "People are strange, when you're a stranger" - Jim Morrison

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCRUMPOT
    I need some help on this. My boyfriend and I have a friendly banter on this. Is my uncle married to my "aunt" or "ant" (spelled aunt)? He says aunt and I say ant. Potatoe, potato........
    Depends on where you are, I guess. I grew up saying "ant". When I got out in the wide world and realized most people say "aunt" I became bilingual. Kidding. Anyway, I use them both, now. Actually, I probably say "ant" more often. "Ant" if I'm talking about one of mine, "aunt" if I'm talking in general.
    It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever. -- David St. Hubbins

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    Ant. All the way...

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    Aunt, of course.
    Who shot who in the what now?

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    I'm Ant Hepcat to all my nieces and nephews, except for my one nephew whose mom in Scottish and so I have to be Auntie Hepcat. It's confusing!
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    I have 3 aunts, and one of them I've called "Auntie" for as long as I can remember. The other two are just the first names, with no "aunt" prefix, but Carolyn is not "Aunt Carolyn", she's just "Auntie". She says if I ever call her Carolyn, she'll call me a nickname I hate for the rest of my life. It's a threat I've taken seriously

    People kind of look at me funny, a 33-year-old guy calling someone "Auntie"...But hey.

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    I have real trouble getting past irregardless and dethaw
    I guess they are more malapropisms than grammatical errors
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duxxy
    I have real trouble getting past irregardless and dethaw
    I guess they are more malapropisms than grammatical errors
    Sorry, Duxxy, but "irregardless" drives me NUTS!
    It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever. -- David St. Hubbins

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    I wonder why his Auntie doesn't like Carolyn? That's my name! Oh well, I like it
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