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    The two getting on my nerves right now are the inability to distinguish between infer and imply (and I just heard Sam Waterston's character on L&O use infer where he should have used imply ), and compliment and complement.

    Complement has various meanings including to complete, quantity required to make up a whole (ie. the full complement of spices), or a colour on the other side of the spectrum.

    A compliment is giving props, ie. "that scarf really complements the outfit".
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    The one that bugs me the most is nuclear and nucular. It's amazing how many intelligent people can't pronounce nuclear!

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    Looks at ScoutMom, Heh! I have you beat - From the time I was a little kid in school until the present (well now I'm an old bugger but yes I am out of school) it has just BUGGED me when people say LIVERTY instead of LIBERTY

    ....with LIVERTY and justice for all???.... just what does LIVERTY mean??

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    chimley for chimney, wheelbarrel for wheelbarrow, and liberry for library. It just makes me cringe a little

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    I hear all kinds of people who should know better say "calvary" when they mean 'cavalry".
    Calvary = where Christ was crucified.
    Cavalry = military with horses or vehicles.
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    Y'all know what's coming up also? VALENTIMES day

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenb;2230479;
    I hear all kinds of people who should know better say "calvary" when they mean 'cavalry".
    Calvary = where Christ was crucified.
    Cavalry = military with horses or vehicles.
    Ok, I'll admit, that's one I have to stop and think about every time.
    It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever. -- David St. Hubbins

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuckinchile;2230436;
    chimley for chimney, wheelbarrel for wheelbarrow, and liberry for library. It just makes me cringe a little
    My grammer school Librarian said 'you don't eat berries in the library'. I always loved that.
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    What about "ex-specially"?

    That makes me want to scream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabriel;2230484;
    Y'all know what's coming up also? VALENTIMES day
    Yes, Febu-rary 14th
    Have you done your Green deed for the day?

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