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Grammatical quibble

By mjmarcus ·
Just a little pet peeve of mine is use of the word "comprise", which means to contain, encompassed, or be composed of. Most people interchange "comprise" with "compose" when they are actually opposites.
In "Personal Success", you say: "had an input-output system comprised of only switches and blinking lights". This is an incorrect usage - you could say "composed of only switches and blinking lights" or you could say "comprising only switches and blinking lights".
Bad trivia geek!

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oh yeah

by ITgirli In reply to Grammatical quibble

and at least our dictionaries don't have "snizzle" or "whizzle" or whatever the new snoop word is. (though this being America as it is, I'm sure it's on the way)

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There's nothing worse. . .

by maxwell edison In reply to oh yeah

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...than to have someone whizzle at your snizzle, especially in a drizzle that's about to fizzle, and it gets me all worked up into a tizzle until I sizzle. (But don't gizzle at me for it.)

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perhaps

by ITgirli In reply to There's nothing worse. . ...

IT is not your true path?

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Some dictionaries do

by Montgomery Gator In reply to oh yeah

http://www.urbandictionary.com has both snizzle and whizzle, fo shizzle. :-)

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That's scary

by ITgirli In reply to Some dictionaries do

I weep for the future

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Their are all kind of mistakes too be maid

by maxwell edison In reply to Grammatical quibble

Their are all kinds of mistakes too be maid with the English Languare. If your going two fix it or knot it is another thing. Its good to notice it I guess, but I would'nt get to worked up about it. I sea mistakes all the time, but I handly ever make them myself. But what are you going to do? Its not nice to tell other people about they're mistakes so I don't do that to much. I guess our schools need to start doing a more through job when explaining about all it's different nuisances.

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Not nice?

by jdclyde In reply to Their are all kind of mis ...

I never CLAIMED to be nice, so I don't have to be.

It is funny that the poster hasn't shown his face in here since starting the thread. Really committed to the discussion it would seem.

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Probable cause...

by Jessie In reply to Not nice?

He probably hasn't come back because, as usual, we managed to highjack his thread and turn it into something entirely different.

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It started out nice enough

by jdclyde In reply to Probable cause...

it lasted at least 3 valid responses before it devolved into this.....

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It was me!!!!!!!!!!!

by ITgirli In reply to It started out nice enoug ...

I did it! And I'd do it again too! You can't stop me! No one can! No one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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