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Old 10-25-2010, 07:26 PM   #21
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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.
As of Now, as of this moment, or just plain "yet"

"My beer hasn't fermented yet." Why does it have to be "My beer hasn't fermented as of yet." It's unnecessarily wordy. The only point of using extra words is to sound smart. It's bad style. If you don't get it yet, I can't make you get it.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:27 PM   #22
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I'm guilty of that one. Thanks for pointing it out, I will make an effort to curb that.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:41 PM   #23
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As of Now, as of this moment, or just plain "yet"

"My beer hasn't fermented yet." Why does it have to be "My beer hasn't fermented as of yet." It's unnecessarily wordy. The only point of using extra words is to sound smart. It's bad style. If you don't get it yet, I can't make you get it.
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And I hope many of you take advantage of this opportunity to make changes in your linguistic lexicon.
I get it now. You mean using too many words as in "Linguistic lexicon" When less would convey the message.....Heck, that's almost as bad as starting a sentence with "And"!

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:49 PM   #24
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I get it now. You mean using too many words as in "Linguistic lexicon" When less would convey the message.....Heck, that's almost as bad as starting a sentence with "And"!
Please give me an example of a way to say "Linguistic Lexicon" in fewer words. And you can GFY.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:58 PM   #25
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Please give me an example of a way to say "Linguistic Lexicon" in fewer words. And you can GFY.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:58 PM   #26
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Please give me an example of a way to say "Linguistic Lexicon" in fewer words. And you can GFY.
"lexicon".

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:58 PM   #27
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"lexicon".
I'll accept that.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:03 PM   #28
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Actually, one of my bugbears is not people using too many words, but too few.

eg: "That door needs painted" instead of "That door needs to be painted" etc. Grates on me nerves that do.

I suppose I have more of a problem with people that are trying to sound stupid.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:17 PM   #29
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I suppose I have more of a problem with people that are trying to sound stupid.
I've found that most of the time they aren't trying...

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:22 PM   #30
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Exspecially....drives me nuts.

I wanna axe you a question.

I have lived near philly, and DE for quite a while. Every time I hear someone refer to someone else as You's I want to punch them. I also hate it when people call it "down the shore".

I am also not quite sure if it's a regional thing or what but a large amount of family from Upstate NY say "onbelievable". Not sure if it counts or not. But I know many people who say it.

Myself and a couple buddies came up with a whole list of these one night. Shame I can't remember more.
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