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    Quote Originally Posted by femme fatale;2242145;
    I hate it when people say "aight" as in "all right".
    Me too.

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    Do you say "worsh" or "wash"? I know several who pronounce it "worsh".
    I've always said - WASH.
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    I say wash.

    Living in Jersey, right outside of NYC, I hear some pretty interesting pronunciations.
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    Do you say a-dult or uh-dult (for adult)? My mom usually says the former, I usually say the latter.

    Something that has taken me several corrected papers in college to finally start changing when I type is when to use "who" instead of "that." I was bad about saying, for ex., "the boy that went to the store" when in fact, it should be "the boy who went to the store." I'm pretty good about it now but it's taken a while and I still slip up now and then.
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    I work in the library field. It amazes me how many people who work for our company pronounce it "libery"

    I'm a grammar/spelling nazi too. I absolutely hate it when "loose" is used instead of "lose"


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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchieComic Fan;2250514;
    Do you say a-dult or uh-dult (for adult)? My mom usually says the former, I usually say the latter.

    Something that has taken me several corrected papers in college to finally start changing when I type is when to use "who" instead of "that." I was bad about saying, for ex., "the boy that went to the store" when in fact, it should be "the boy who went to the store." I'm pretty good about it now but it's taken a while and I still slip up now and then.
    I say uh-dult, but either is correct.

    The difference between using who and that is fairly straightforward.

    Use who when referring to persons.
    Use that to refer to animals and things.

    To complicate matters, there is an exception (the real cause of confusion):

    That is correct when referring to a class, species, or type of person.

    We hear so much spoken and written incorrectly in today's society, it's a wonder any of us get it right.

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    I hate it when people use me instead of I. :nono

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornedbeef;2250560;
    I hate it when people use me instead of I. :nono
    That's another tricky one. Sometimes it sounds right to use "I" instead of "me" or vice versa, but it's actually the other. I think (and someone please correct me if I'm wrong) if you say "He gave money to Sandra and me" then you're using it right because you can eliminate the other person and have the correct usage. And you would say "Sandra and I are going to the store" (instead of Sandra and me) because you could drop "Sandra" and say "I'm going to the store." I think that's right. I still get confused sometimes.
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    And to add to that, in West side Story, one of the girls says "I and Velma ain't dumb." That whole sentence is just wrong! It's not I and Velma, it's Velma and I. And don't say ain't. Oh, and double negatives. "I didn't do nothing." Well, that pretty much means that you did do something.
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