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Old 10-25-2010, 04:47 PM   #11
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:49 PM   #12
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pronouncing "nuclear" as "Noo-ku-lar"
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:51 PM   #13
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Trying to sound educated? In a thread with the words Rhetorical Disfluencies in the title, that's golden that are.
An oxymoron, perhaps. "As of yet" is just bad grammar for the sole purpose of sounding smart. I sound smart because I am smart.

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unskillfulness - a lack of cognitive skill
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:54 PM   #14
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It's height - not heighth.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:59 PM   #15
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"irregardless" - You hear news people and politicians say this. It's "regardless". Not IRregardless
+1,000,000 I hate this one!!!!!

How bout probly instead of probably
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fith instead of fifth.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:02 PM   #16
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I could care less.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:05 PM   #17
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"libary"... Working in a university library I hear this all the time. It's frustrating to hear college student speak like they are idiots...



Ok, they probably are, but it's still frustrating.

Woodint that be "fusterating"?

R = Aurah
H = Haych
Z = Zed

Never have understood the connection to those pronunciations of letters.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:07 PM   #18
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Some of these really flustrate me as well

Edit: Fine, GilaMinumBeer beat me to it
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:21 PM   #19
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An oxymoron, perhaps. "As of yet" is just bad grammar for the sole purpose of sounding smart. I sound smart because I am smart.
According to Webster, Yet = "continuously up to the present or a specified time"

I don't see your problem with this one as of yet.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:53 PM   #20
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