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Sayings... that never were
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Post 16 made on Monday October 15, 2007 at 19:17
Anthony
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But I will remember that the chemical name for Tobacco Mosaic Virus is one of the longest words in the English language.

and I always thought it was smiles
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Post 17 made on Monday October 15, 2007 at 21:43
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On October 15, 2007 at 19:17, Anthony said...
and I always thought it was smiles

LOL - yep you are right

On October 15, 2007 at 04:17, djy said...

Thanks djy - you never disappoint. As I clicked the "Post Reply" button on that post I made sure I had the words "one of" in it, 'cause I felt sure you would prove me wrong if I'd said the Tobacco Mosaic Virus chemical name was the longest!
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Post 18 made on Tuesday October 16, 2007 at 02:19
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On October 14, 2007 at 13:03, djy said...
So is . . .

acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylprolylserylglutaminyl-
phenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucylserylserylvalyltryptophylalanyl-
aspartylprolylisoleucylglutamylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinyl-
threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminylphenylalanyl-
glutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminylalanylarginylthreonylthreonyl-
glutaminylvalylglutaminylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylvalyl-
tryptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylserylthreonylvalyl-
arginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspartylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosyl-
arginyltyrosylasparaginylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleucyl-
threonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenylalanylaspartylthreonyl-
arginylasparaginylarginylisoleucylisoleucylglutamylvalylglutamyl-
asparaginylglutaminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylglutamyl-
threonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginylvalylaspartylaspartyl-
alanylthreonylvalylalanylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucyl-
asparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylvalylarginylglycyl-
threonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginylglutaminylasparaginylthreonyl-
phenylalanylglutamylserylmethionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophyl-
threonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine


but I don't use it very often.

I try to work that into a conversation on a daily basis.
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Post 19 made on Tuesday October 16, 2007 at 03:26
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On October 16, 2007 at 02:19, kingnothing said...
I try to work that into a conversation on a daily basis.

Good luck!
Post 20 made on Friday October 19, 2007 at 13:06
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What drives me nuts is when people say "I axed a question" instead of "asled".

Where did that start anyway?!


Or when people produce "statistics" as "satistics"!!!
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Post 21 made on Saturday October 20, 2007 at 00:15
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asled?????
Post 22 made on Saturday October 20, 2007 at 07:02
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Walking backwards.
Post 23 made on Saturday October 20, 2007 at 11:44
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Where did that start anyway?!

god knows, it is just like people that can't pronounce nuclear correctly is it was meant to be nucular they would have spelt it that way.
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Post 24 made on Saturday October 20, 2007 at 13:09
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Post 25 made on Sunday October 21, 2007 at 08:55
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The one that's kiling me at the moment is people saying "of" instead of "have". It normally comes up when people are abbreviating the word "have" with " 've".

Example:

Correct - "We should not have done that"
Incorrect - "We should not of done that"



Another is the incorrect phrase "Could care less"

This really gets me. People use this term to express that they do not care about something. In that sense, the correct phrase would be "Couldn't care less", meaning I could not care any less about the topic than I currently do.

Example:

Correct - "I couldn't care less about ----------"
Incorrect - "I could care less about ----------"

AAARRRGGGHHH!!!! It hurts even to type it as an example!!!



There's a lot more where that came from.

Robbie.

(Nice thread btw)


edit- Sorry, just realised the "could care less" bit has been done. Oh well.

Last edited by HiFiRobbie on October 21, 2007 09:09.
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Post 26 made on Sunday October 21, 2007 at 09:03
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On October 20, 2007 at 11:44, Anthony said...
god knows, it is just like people that can't pronounce
nuclear correctly is it was meant to be nucular they
would have spelt it that way.

One of the biggest offenders of this one would be the illustrious George Dubya.
Problems worthy of attack, prove their worth, by hitting back. -Piet Hein.
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