Bag's Word of the Day and Grammar Rodeo! v4

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Postby OMGBEES » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:34 pm

Evocation vs. Definition: Become the water that names are writ in.

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Postby pablo banquo » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:48 pm

I hadn't heard of the rein/reign differentiation before. Like the article says, everyone uses 'free reign' so it's pretty much endemic now.

One word that seriously annoys me is people writing utters where it should be udders. GAH!
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:32 am

I think the classic 'they're / their / there' screwup bothers me more than any other.
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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:20 am

One that I have to consider before getting it right 100% of the time is "toe the line" (right) vs. "tow the line" (wrong).

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Postby dogmeat » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:52 am

I saw "Check Are Specials Board" in a pub yesterday.
When of course they meant to say Check OUR Specials Board.
With a horror of that magnitude I let another sign go in the same pub that said "Keep Dog's On Leads Please"... *sigh*

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Postby pablo banquo » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:44 am

your, you're, yaw, yore.
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Postby dogmeat » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:41 pm

Something can be said to be an extravagance. Was there ever a word in common parlance missing the extra- prefix?

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Postby pablo banquo » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:13 pm

curricular
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Postby dogmeat » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:06 pm

I meant <s>extra</s>vagance.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:18 pm

extravagina

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Postby OMGBEES » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:44 pm

Evocation vs. Definition: Become the water that names are writ in.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:19 pm

In honor of today's dinosaur comic, today's word is: sexduction.
sexduction
n.
The process by which chromosomal fragments are transferred between bacteria by means of a specific plasmid.

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Postby pablo banquo » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:45 pm

I GAVE YOUR WHOLE UNIVERSE CANCER, JADE.
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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:22 pm

SORRY.

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Postby pablo banquo » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:48 am

I came across 2 odd words yesterday.

Spurtle: noun Chiefly Scot.
a stick used to stir porridge.

Puggle: An young, spineless echidna that lives in it's mother's pouch.
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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:27 pm

Love it.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:45 pm

Things that you didn't know had names.

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Postby dogmeat » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:59 pm

I sounded all clever/nerdy in the office just now 'cause the subject of obscure questions came up. Gopherwood for example. :)
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