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Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:42 am

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Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:20 pm

My pet peeve is when use insure and ensure interchangeably, though they are quite similar.

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Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:57 pm

^And when leave a word out of a sentence! ;)
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Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:01 pm

Soundy wrote:^And when leave a word out of a sentence! ;)
That really was purrfect wasn't it?

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Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:58 pm

I hope the Lions win the Gray Cup again this season.

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Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:34 am

Robbie wrote:One common error that I often notice is with regards to could care less vs. couldn't care less when expressing the thought that one does not really care about something. Those two terms seem to be used interchangeably nowadays even though one term actually negates the other and only the latter term is the correct one.
That's one I've never been able to understand. I thought I was the only one who noticed.

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Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:54 am

For me it is then and than. Drives me crazy.

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Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:59 pm

Or Canadians that use a US dictionary spell check and we end up with favor instead of favour, color instead of colour etc.

OK, I know that is spelling and not grammar, but it still bugs me!

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Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:50 pm

I try to spell p e r f e c t and it comes out as purrfect on here :bang: .... :wink:
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Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:17 pm

lion24 wrote:I try to spell p e r f e c t and it comes out as purrfect on here :bang: .... :wink:
You're doing it wrong, otherwise it would come out purrfect. 8)
Sports can be a peculiar thing. When partaking in fiction, like a book or movie, we adopt a "Willing Suspension of Disbelief" for enjoyment's sake. There's a similar force at work in sports: "Willing Suspension of Rationality". If you doubt this, listen to any conversation between rival team fans. You even see it among fans of the same team. Fans argue over who's the better QB or goalie, and selectively cite stats that support their views while ignoring those that don't.

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Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:24 pm

sj-roc wrote:
lion24 wrote:I try to spell p e r f e c t and it comes out as purrfect on here :bang: .... :wink:
You're doing it wrong, otherwise it would come out purrfect. 8)
Don't play with my fragile mind :bang: :bawl: :bang: :sigh:
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Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:54 pm

its ok a few years ago D changed it to read purrfect instead of p e r f e c t
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Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:04 pm

Robbie wrote:How about it's vs. its?
http://www.lionbackers.com/cheer/viewtopic.php?t=13643

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Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:22 am

A site that attempts to clear up all the frequently confused words.

http://www.drgrammar.org/faqs/

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Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:58 pm

With the Cleveland Indians now in the ALCS, there's some terminology differences that I noticed between Canada and USA with regards to ethnicities.

In Canada, people from India are usually referred to as East Indians, or the more politically correct Indo-Canadians. But in America, I noticed that people from India are simply called Indians. There is no specific term to distinguish people from India from the Native American Indians. It seems like in America, if you use the term Indian, people will likely think that you are referring to someone from India. If you are referring to an American Indian, the politically correct term to use would be Native American or American Aborigine.

But of course, we all know that the nickname of Cleveland's baseball team refers to Native Americans and not people from India, even though it's now a politically incorrect term for the former group.

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