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Windows 7: What annoys you?

24 Jan 2012   #1001
mickey megabyte

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you cheeky little burger, you!
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24 Jan 2012   #1002
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The utter misuse of the word "decimate" at every turn. It's so bad the dictionaries just gave up and now define it to mean two different things. Basically 1) 90% "destruction" and 2) 10% "destruction". #2 is correct but /never/ used that way. #1 is incorrect but used constantly in news broadcasts.

And don't get me started on the misuse of "penultimate".
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24 Jan 2012   #1003
The Howling Wolves

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
you cheeky little burger, you!

"Who cut the Cheeky?"
Was that you MM?
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24 Jan 2012   #1004
boohbah

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24 Jan 2012   #1005
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
It's and its wrongly used gets my hackles rising as does misuse of bought and brought.

Saw a classic in the local market the other week: "Get your Coxs Apple's hear!!!"

Five words and three mistakes - that's good going.
Yeah SV I like the "Find your apples here" always imagine it being like an after Christmas sales rush errrrr the - you know who I mean scrambling all over the cart amongst the cabbages and pears etc to find them

Plus I really get REALLY annoyed with those kids who say like I went like down like the the street and like I like bought an apple then like ate it like then
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24 Jan 2012   #1006
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
And don't get me started on the misuse of "penultimate".

I'll get you started.

I always thought it meant "next to last".

Am I wrong or have I just never heard it misused?
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24 Jan 2012   #1007
boohbah

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last butt one
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24 Jan 2012   #1008
The Howling Wolves

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
It's and its wrongly used gets my hackles rising as does misuse of bought and brought.

Saw a classic in the local market the other week: "Get your Coxs Apple's hear!!!"

Five words and three mistakes - that's good going.
Yeah SV I like the "Find your apples here" always imagine it being like an after Christmas sales rush errrrr the - you know who I mean scrambling all over the cart amongst the cabbages and pears etc to find them

Plus I really get REALLY annoyed with those kids who say like I went like down like the the street and like I like bought an apple then like ate it like then
No worse than some of our Congressional leader's saying "Ah" when commenting on a subject they know nothing about. IMHO
THW
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24 Jan 2012   #1009
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
And don't get me started on the misuse of "penultimate".

I'll get you started.

I always thought it meant "next to last".

Am I wrong or have I just never heard it misused?
No that's right. I hear it used to mean next to first, first or even worse, meaning something like "super ultimate" or "Better than first"

In both of those cases I think that the word just /sounds/ like it should mean something completely different from what it does, so a lot of people just assume a meaning and use it that way.
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24 Jan 2012   #1010
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post

In both of those cases I think that the word just /sounds/ like it should mean something completely different from what it does, so a lot of people just assume a meaning and use it that way.

Yeah, "sounding right" counts for a lot these days--recently I have been seeing a lot of "would of" for "would've" or "would have". Mouthbreathers, I assume. Probably US college graduates.

My daughter has a great story about working US college grad librarians being unaware that New Mexico is a state.

The conversation goes like this, from one librarian to another, over the phone:

"OK, ship those books to me at yada yada University, yada yada city, New Mexico, zip code 75555".

Responding librarian: "Ooh, cool. I didn't know you had zip codes in New Mexico, just like we do in the United States".

!!!!!

That is a true story and was NOT limited to one dimbulb responding librarian--it occurred repeatedly.

How do you live your life in the USA and not know a certain set of facts? That's a rhetorical question--I know the answer.

And you thought the end was not near?
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