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Old 18 June 2017, 06:22 PM
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LTTAM: When people use the word "bath" as a verb. As in, "We need to bath the dog." Also when people think "spayed" is spelled "spade" and is a verb itself. As in, "We had the dog spaded last year."

And don't get me started how people mispronounce, mishear, and misspell the word "dachshund."
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Old 18 June 2017, 06:47 PM
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LTTAM: When people use the word "bath" as a verb. As in, "We need to bath the dog." Also when people think "spayed" is spelled "spade" and is a verb itself. As in, "We had the dog spaded last year."

And don't get me started how people mispronounce, mishear, and misspell the word "dachshund."
*"Hi, I need to get my Datsun spaded. And do you bath dogs there?"

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Old 18 June 2017, 08:35 PM
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I know at lot of people from the UK who say "bath the dog." I originally heard it from a childhood friend whose parents had immigrated from the UK. She also used to say "I was stood . . ." or "I was sat . . ." instead of "I was standing. . ." or "I was sitting. . . "
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Old 18 June 2017, 09:21 PM
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Isn't the verb form spelled bathe rather than bath?
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Old 18 June 2017, 09:35 PM
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And pronounced with a long a -- in standard US English. Not necessarily either in UK English.
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Old 18 June 2017, 09:37 PM
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I believe bathe is also pronounced differently than bath.
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Old 19 June 2017, 12:42 AM
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I believe bathe is also pronounced differently than bath.
Bath is a verb, but only when I went to look it up in a few dictionaries I found it is a British usage.

I'd always consider bathe to be old fashioned.
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Old 19 June 2017, 12:13 PM
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In the UK, "bath" (as a noun or verb) differs in pronunciation from north to south - roughly speaking, short "a" in the north, long "a" in the south. "Bathe" is pronounced with an "ae" diphthong.
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Old 19 June 2017, 12:56 PM
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Strewth, a Pommy who realizes that "bath" isn't just a town.

Hangover from the seventies, when we would shower, BAVE, swim with crocodiles, sharks, and blue-ringed octopi, but the "new australians" would be trying to save water. Assimilate, or we will sniff you out.

Your David Beckham deodorant doesn't work against true blue Aussie girls, "Jeez mate, you stink of feigned injuries and British Kardashians."
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Old 19 June 2017, 01:52 PM
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A co-worker occasionally likes to show me cute pictures of her cat or a friend's dog. I enjoy this. But on the (far rarer) occasions when I say "Hey, D, can I show you something?", she often responds as if I'm being a disruptive pest. Maybe my timing is just routinely worse than hers, but it strikes me more as a failure of perspective.
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Old 19 June 2017, 06:09 PM
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The non-prescription strength Nizoral is just not strong enough to tame my dandruff. Gotta call the pharmacy for a refill of the prescription strength.
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Two things:

1) I have time off to go see my sort-of-SO, and he just found out they're putting him on nightshift that weekend so we'll barely see each other.

2) Bordering on a big thing that annoys me: The buyer for my house got declined for a mortgage so now I'm paying rent on the new apartment plus the mortgage on the house.
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Old 21 June 2017, 07:33 PM
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A friend of mine, who's meticulous about correcting other peoples' grammar, always uses a comma after the conjunction "but".

Example: Your story was witty and delightful. Some grammatical errors throughout but, nothing big.

Or: I know I said I was going to meet you at 8. But, something came up and I'll be late.

It's not a one-time typo; he's been doing this for 20 years. (It annoyed me back in high school as well.) He was even married to an English professor for several years and still either doesn't know or can't break the habit of using a comma in the wrong place while correcting grammar on someone else's Facebook posts. It's this one specific thing that he constantly gets wrong while being a snob toward others about their grammar.
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Strewth, a Pommy who realizes that "bath" isn't just a town.
Weren't you talking about the town? I forgot to capitalize it. "Bathe" means "go to Bath," I believe.
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Weren't you talking about the town? I forgot to capitalize it. "Bathe" means "go to Bath," I believe.
So Helle would mean...?
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Old 22 June 2017, 01:30 PM
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A friend of mine, who's meticulous about correcting other peoples' grammar, always uses a comma after the conjunction "but".
That is annoying. But, as someone who tends to use too many, commas, (and parentheses, and " 'quotation' 'marks' "), I think you, can let it "slide".
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Old 22 June 2017, 01:33 PM
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I don't think it's really the comma usage that's the issue, it's the double standard he has for himself v. others. I'd find that harder to overlook than the commas, certainly.

But here's a tip for comma usage: Insert a comma where you'd put a pause if you were speaking the sentence. It's not foolproof, but it will help you eliminate some of the extras.
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Old 22 June 2017, 01:58 PM
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I once had a prof right on one my papers "you are comma-tose". Cured me of inserting random commas but for awhile I went to the other extreme and barely used commas at all.
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I don't think it's really the comma usage that's the issue, it's the double standard he has for himself v. others. I'd find that harder to overlook than the commas, certainly.

But here's a tip for comma usage: Insert a comma where you'd put a pause if you were speaking the sentence. It's not foolproof, but it will help you eliminate some of the extras.
But, what if you, speak like, William Shatner? What, then?

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