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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:41 pm 
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I don't see as many on this web "sight".

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:30 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:44 pm 
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The absolute worst and most widespread is the inability of so many people to properly use the correct tense of the word saw. See, saw, seen. Every person I work with constantly says, I seen that. It makes me want to strangle people. Did none of these people ever have English classes in elementary school?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:29 am 
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Irregardless


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:18 am 
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I guess mine is the way many people use the word "literally" when "figuratively" is a better term.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:41 am 
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Me and my friend....

Rather than my friend and I.


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Mispronunciations or strange regional pronunciations also bother me. I encounter a few at home, as my mother-in-law was from Lancaster, PA, and my wife has adopted some of them.

In the past, I have heard her say "chimley" for chimney. Her mother said that all the time. She also says "acrosst" for across.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:29 am 
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If they also say "aksed" instead of "asked", you may want to do one of those Ancestry DNA tets on them.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:27 am 
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Colston Newton wrote:
If they also say "aksed" instead of "asked", you may want to do one of those Ancestry DNA tets on them.


During our first year in Virginia, we went the parent's open house at our elementary school. One woman who spoke said "just axe me" or some derivative several times. I was relieved when I later learned she was a math specialist.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:17 pm 
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Dr. Trout Bum wrote:
Mispronunciations or strange regional pronunciations also bother me. I encounter a few at home, as my mother-in-law was from Lancaster, PA, and my wife has adopted some of them.

In the past, I have heard her say "chimley" for chimney. Her mother said that all the time. She also says "acrosst" for across.


Greg, the word acrosst, or acrost, dates from at least 1750, according to the OED. Acrost, chimley, whilst, oncet, twicet, reckon, yonder, learnt, are all words common to Scots who came here in the 1600s and settled from York County, Pennsylvania to the Watauga country and into eastern Georgia.

In other words, Americans were saying acrost two hundred years before Ed Laine's family learned English.


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