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Old 11-30-2019, 06:18 PM
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Saw it again on another board today, someone calling scope turrets "turrents".

Almost as bad as those who call soldiers on horseback "calvary".

Then there are bullets called "pills".

Sooo painful to see.
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:23 PM
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Don't get me started on magazine vs clip, or bullet vs round, let alone cartridge!!
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:27 PM
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:32 PM
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Don't get me started on magazine vs clip, or bullet vs round, let alone cartridge!!
clip noun (1)

Definition of clip (Entry 2 of 4)
1 : any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
2 : a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm
3 : something (such as a piece of jewelry) that is worn as an ornament or fastener and that is held in position by a clip

One and the same.
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clip noun (1)

Definition of clip (Entry 2 of 4)
1 : any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
2 : a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines, as in "stripper clip", of some rifles also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm, as in en-bloc for a Garand
3 : something (such as a piece of jewelry) that is worn as an ornament or fastener and that is held in position by a clip

One and the same.
One and the same? Well, almost.
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:00 PM
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The one that bothers me most is someone typing defiantly when they mean definitely. I'm getting better at not playing the grammar nazi, but if you cut me, do I not bleed?
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:18 PM
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"AWESOME " has seen its day . It has been so over-used by folks having but one adjective in their vocabulary .
Adding "SO MUCH " to a simple "Thank You " .
"Gifted" used as a past participle or past tense of the verb to give .
"Werkes" .
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:33 PM
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Then there are those who cannot spell Hogue, as in stock.
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Most of these misspelled words are caused by the computer. And words mean what people intend them to mean through usage. Eg:

Roger wilco over and out.

And a magazine is a periodical-soft back publication.https://www.google.com/search?client...31.pW6Rtb7dPjo
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:55 PM
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Or blurry Signature pix, err, pics, err, picatures, pitchers.
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"Calvary" for horse-mounted soldiers drives me nuts.

Plus, the possessive of "it" is "its", and "it's" is the contraction of "it is".

Also, I disagree with the convention of putting the quote mark after the period, if the quoted part is just a clause, phrase or word in the sentence, and not the whole sentence itself, as with dialogue.

"I say, Throckmorton, did you attend the opera last night?"
This is perfectly fine.

Bilbo Baggins spent the weekend with a "lady of the night."
But this is not. IMVHO, the quote should be before the period.

But how blessed are we that we live in a society where we can afford to spend time on such trivialities!

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Old 11-30-2019, 10:15 PM
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How many angels are there on the head of a pin? How many angles?

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