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johnslat



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear sheikh,

I must protest. We gringos don't speak bad - we speak badly. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

(And, of course, it should be mentioned that Mexicans and Canadians are Los norteamericanos, too Very Happy)

Regards,
John
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sheikh radlinrol



Joined: 30 Jan 2007
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Location: Spain

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnslat wrote:
Dear sheikh,

I must protest. We gringos don't speak bad - we speak badly. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

(And, of course, it should be mentioned that Mexicans and Canadians are Los norteamericanos, too Very Happy)

Regards,
John

Yes, I know you speak badly. I was quoting my students. They say you speak bad. And they hate it when I refer to ®Americans® as if citizens of the USA were the only inhabitants of the whole continent.
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isabel



Joined: 07 Mar 2003
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Location: God's green earth

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are all Americans- Mexicans, Canadians, USA'ians(!?!). Hell, even Puertoriquenos. It is a real linguistic problem to deal with the Statesians. I say, take down the walls and the borders and the hate.
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Sashadroogie



Joined: 17 Apr 2007
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Location: Moskva, The Workers' Paradise

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Call them all Indians?
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spiral78



Joined: 05 Apr 2004
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Location: On a Short Leash

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's surely time for some fresh peeves. Heaven knows there's an unending supply around!!

Here's a contribution from one of the rising stars of the US Republican party:

Jindal: GOP must compete for every vote, reject identity politics, be more smart

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/opinion/jindal-gop-election/index.html?hpt=hp_bn9

Not to mention 'baited breath' (is that the same as worm breath??).....
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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dislike people who list their pet peeves.
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johnslat



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear scot47,

Ah, but i think you will find that there are a large number of people who are peeved by people who dislike people who list their pet peeves Very Happy .

Regards,
John
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artemisia



Joined: 04 Nov 2008
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Location: the world

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know itís an old one for Pet Peeves, but it comes up so often!

There
Theyíre
Their

How hard can it be to use them properly? Itís often carelessness and not bothering, but sometimes I think itís a genuine literacy issue with native speakers.

Iíve seen the following a number of times: ĎBare in mind....í (empty-headed?) and Ďmentí (for meant)

*Bare in mind that there baited breath wasn't ment to be seen by everyone!


Last edited by artemisia on Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:50 am; edited 1 time in total
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choudoufu



Joined: 25 May 2010
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Location: Mao-berry, PRC

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i hAteS iT wHeN (uSuaLLy ThE gIRls) rAnDOmly cApiTaLizE LetTeRs.
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it'snotmyfault



Joined: 14 May 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People who write ect instead of etc.

Always makes me think of the electro-convulsive therapy from One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"... and etc."

Provokes instant peevedness.
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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People who think "etcetera" is part of the spoken language rather than a convention in writing.
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johntpartee



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was pretty cool when The Turtles said it in "Elenore", though.
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johnslat



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People who, when speaking, use their fingers to indicate quotation marks.

" "

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John
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Ariadne



Joined: 16 Jul 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scot47... Tell me more about not using etcetera in speech. I didn't know that and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in my ignorance.

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