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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by SugarMama View Post
    A transplanted friend of mine (from Pennsylvania) has always gotten tickled at how Southerners say, "I'm trying to catch a cold." or "I'm trying to get sick." I never even thought about it, but it took her years to get used to it. She said she'd always stop and wonder why someone would want to get sick ?
    That's a good one! I heard it discussed recently on "A Way with Words" on NPR.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny555 View Post
    When I lived in Fla(as a transplanted New Englander), I found it funny that the further South you went, the more apt you were to hear people speaking like I did. My ex always said that South Fla. wasn't considered the South.
    It's not. There is a saying about Florida: the further South you go, the more North you get and the further North you go, the more South you get.
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    Grammatical pet peeves: "supposably" vs. supposedly. Where did this "supposably" come from? Then there is knowing the difference between "loss", "lose", "loose", and "lost". Is it really that difficult? "You're" vs. "your"? "Their" vs. "they're". I am talking college-educated people, here! "Supposably", anyway. I've also noticed that people from all walks of life using "verse" when they should be using "versus"; this has become extremely common....recently heard this one on a newscast. These people give me pain.

    I don't claim to know it all or be perfect, but good grief....I wish people would check themselves and have some pride.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    Grammatical pet peeves: "supposably" vs. supposedly. Where did this "supposably" come from? Then there is knowing the difference between "loss", "lose", "loose", and "lost". Is it really that difficult? "You're" vs. "your"? "Their" vs. "they're". I am talking college-educated people, here! "Supposably", anyway. I've also noticed that people from all walks of life using "verse" when they should be using "versus"; this has become extremely common....recently heard this one on a newscast. These people give me pain.

    I don't claim to know it all or be perfect, but good grief....I wish people would check themselves and have some pride.
    I've seen all of these a lot on FoRT, as well as other places. Facebook is probably the worst. And, as you've said, from supposedly college- and university-educated people. Maybe it's just due to carelessness; maybe it's due to the low standards regarding education in our country. Whatever the reason, it keeps me in business, so I guess I can't complain.
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    I'm going to be rich according to this email I just received!
    Dear Friend, I am barrister Sam Elliot,I have a business transaction in the tune of $15,000,000.00 USD,which I will appreciate if you will be my partner in carrying out this transaction, after a successful transfer of funds to you, we shall share the funds in the ratio of sixty percent (60%) for me, and forty percent (40%) for you, if you are interested, ensure to contact me. Contact E-mail

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Unklescott View Post
    I'm going to be rich according to this email I just received!
    COOL! Can I be your new bestest friend?
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Unklescott View Post
    I'm going to be rich according to this email I just received!
    Aw, you're luckier than I am I get two to three notices per day that someone's sent me a $1,000 WalMart gift card, two to three notices per week that someone's sent me an I-Pad...I don't know what I did to deserve these great honors Therefore, I just ignore them and let these blessings pass along to someone else.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Well there is a sucker born every minute! or something to that effect. (noticed I didn't write "affect") HA! or should it be the other way around?? lol
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Unklescott View Post
    I'm going to be rich according to this email I just received!
    Oh, he must be the lawyer of that Nigerian prince!
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Unklescott View Post
    I'm going to be rich according to this email I just received!
    You always were my favorite Unkle!
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