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Re: The totally off-topic thread

Reminds me of an application I rec'd some years ago in response to the question for them to advise experience with 'X'. The answer was simple and to his point, "no worries there".

That gave me a good laugh.

When did we change 'you're' to "your"?

I placed an ad on Seek yesterday afternoon and have received around 100 applications. I'm starting to despair....


"Thankyou for taking the time to pursue my following letter & resume" and "I am acquiring a position with regular hours....".
 

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Re: The totally off-topic thread

From here: Word Traps - Common English Errors


1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture.

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to
row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present!

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to
sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

 

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JessicaTam - you need to check out theoatmeal.com. I ordered their grammar pack of 5 posters for the office. The Literally one has gone missing, but the Apostrophe, Semi-colon ("the most feared punctuation on earth"), and Top 10 Words that are Commonly Misspelt are still up. And the other one which I can't remember the theme ...

Although you won't agree with the apostrophe one on possessive for names that end in s. They offer both options as valid, with no indication of one being less used nowadays.
 

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JessicaTam - you need to check out theoatmeal.com. I ordered their grammar pack of 5 posters for the office. The Literally one has gone missing, but the Apostrophe, Semi-colon ("the most feared punctuation on earth"), and Top 10 Words that are Commonly Misspelt are still up. And the other one which I can't remember the theme ...

Although you won't agree with the apostrophe one on possessive for names that end in s. They offer both options as valid, with no indication of one being less used nowadays.
Cheers and thanks Katie and medhead.

Now my life is complete.
 

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Insure and ensure.

I doubt the Yanks have heard of ensure.
 

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While more spelling that grammar, most people around these parts when referring to Virgins 'rogue' aircraft, almost always called it a 'rouge' aircraft.
 

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While more spelling that grammar, most people around these parts when referring to Virgins 'rogue' aircraft, almost always called it a 'rouge' aircraft.
Well, at one point, they would've been half-right in a way, and if you were to consider it in that context now, it makes for a very interesting malapropism. ;)
 

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