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Author:  Dr. Trout Bum [ Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:40 pm ]
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There is a long list of common gaffes, but for some reason this one keeps popping up lately: "good riddens".

Like fingernails on a chalkboard...

Author:  Gene L [ Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:55 pm ]
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I have a couple or more: "advise" for "advice." Another is the habit I'm sure taught in Elementary schools to pass standardized tests is to put an apostrophe in every word that ends in s. "Pea's, gun's, rod's".

Author:  Colston Newton [ Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:58 pm ]
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Those damn apostrophes invariably show up where you don't want them..."It's" as a possessive and "Its" as a contraction of "it is".

Author:  Fly Fisherman [ Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:36 pm ]
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Is it wreck havoc or reek havoc?

Author:  Gene L [ Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:04 pm ]
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Wreak havoc.

Author:  Dr. Trout Bum [ Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:07 pm ]
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Just saw another one - "peaked" my curiosity. :shock:

Author:  Doug G [ Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:24 pm ]
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OMG...any time, whether in initials or said fully. It's terrible when a woman says it outside a bedroom. It's worse when a man uses it in any context.

Author:  Buxtehude [ Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:59 pm ]
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There, their and they're used incorrectly.

The lady that lives here grits her teeth when fewer and less are misused.

Author:  mls [ Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:03 pm ]
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Most NZ'ers say 'proply'. I have mentioned to several that there is an 'er' in the word.

Author:  Charlie S [ Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:35 pm ]
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I see ads for fly vice. Wonder what laws I break tying flies on mine?

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