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Rant Using The Word "literally"

Discussion in 'General' started by boiled_elephant, 17 Sep 2010.

  1. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Oh my... I missed out on the start of this thread big time. I could have a field day posting stuff in here! Just let me read the rest of the thread (I'm just passed page one) and I'll come back with any others I think are appropriate. It warms my heart to find that I am very much not alone (nor anywhere near it) in my opinion that stupid phrasings are incredibly annoying. Especially when used by English youths :grr:
     
  2. Throbbi

    Throbbi New Member

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    Innit..

    (sorry couldn't resist)
     
  3. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    This thread is LITERALLY, AMAZING!
     
  4. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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  5. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    That's brilliant.

    I've been AFK for a while, but I'm pleased to see someone brought up "could of" along the way. That's a particularly horrible one.

    Also, I was thinking today that it's a shame the words 'neither/nor' have fallen out of common usage. They're a MASSIVE ambiguity-block.

     
  6. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Being a programmer, I tend to use neither/nor because I know the difference between OR/XOR/NAND/NOR is very important. :lol:
     
  7. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    So. Guys.

    Your opinions on addictive vs addicting, please?

    I know it makes me slightly unpopular with some people, but when I hear someone use addicting, I have to break conversation to correct them. I hate that word and everything about it.

    It hurts my soul.
     
  8. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    Bit-Tech is very addicting.
     
  9. Fiyero

    Fiyero Vindaloovian

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    I've never actually heard anyone use addicting before.
    It's all kinds of wrong though.
     
  10. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Must admit i use neither one nor the other of those in conversation very often :worried:


    Actually i use neither quite a lot but this message runs better if it pretend not to....
     
  11. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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