Josephus


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killingtime wrote:


Truthfully, it will be Eastern Equine Encephalitis...



how about 'spelt' for a word seldom heard? (anymore)

killingtime


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Josephus wrote:

how about 'spelt' for a word seldom heard? (anymore)



Well....it reminds me of three of my pet peeves...

I hate when people refer to their "draws" and not "drawers."

And when they say, "the chair is broke" and not "broken."

And "it's mines" and not "it's mine."

"Spelt" is okay, but I prefer "spelled" because I think it leads to the three pet peeves mentioned above.

Lynnzoi


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of course, 'spelt' could be referring to the grain, Triticum spelta

pooflady


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dustysmom wrote:I hate to interrupt, but...

matriculate



(sorry, thought I was in one word)


killingtime


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killingtime wrote:

Well....it reminds me of three of my pet peeves...

I hate when people refer to their "draws" and not "drawers."

And when they say, "the chair is broke" and not "broken."

And "it's mines" and not "it's mine."

"Spelt" is okay, but I prefer "spelled" because I think it leads to the three pet peeves mentioned above.



Oh and when they say "acrosst" instead of "across." There is no "t!"

pooflady


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killingtime wrote:

Well....it reminds me of three of my pet peeves...

I hate when people refer to their "draws" and not "drawers."

And when they say, "the chair is broke" and not "broken."

And "it's mines" and not "it's mine."

"Spelt" is okay, but I prefer "spelled" because I think it leads to the three pet peeves mentioned above.

pooflady


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killingtime wrote:

Oh and when they say "acrosst" instead of "across." There is no "t!"



Why don't you start a word peeve thread? I've got a bunch.


Lynnzoi


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how about 'irregardless'

that was my older bro's biggest pet peeve

used to say it just to irritate him ;)

killingtime


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pooflady wrote:

Why don't you start a word peeve thread? I've got a bunch.



Your wish is my command.

Josephus


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killingtime wrote:

Oh and when they say "acrosst" instead of "across." There is no "t!"



Mine is "warsh" instead of "wash" And also, "I could care less", when they mean "I couldn't care less."

The difference though, between these examples and 'spelt', is that 'spelt' is CORRECT and they are incorrect. Spelt is an old word, probably predates 'spelled' (OK, that's a guess).

For Lynn, I actually thought about the grain when I proposed the word for this thread, although I was mostly thinking about the past tense use of spell..

Josephus


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pooflady wrote:

Why don't you start a word peeve thread? I've got a bunch.



No! you? peeves? I can't believe it!

killingtime


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Pen pal

Lynnzoi


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Josephus wrote:

Mine is "warsh" instead of "wash" And also, "I could care less", when they mean "I couldn't care less."

The difference though, between these examples and 'spelt', is that 'spelt' is CORRECT and they are incorrect. Spelt is an old word, probably predates 'spelled' (OK, that's a guess).

For Lynn, I actually thought about the grain when I proposed the word for this thread, although I was mostly thinking about the past tense use of spell..



kinda like 'dreamed' and 'dreamt'.....at least, to most folks I know. I have used the word 'dreamt' and gotten odd looks

Lynnzoi


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my dad said 'chimley' instead of 'chimney'....and 'mushroon' instead of 'mushroom'

and both of my parents said 'warsh'..only dad said more like 'wursh'

and for a good laugh we would ask my mom to say 'aluminum'.....came out something like 'aloonimum'

Josephus


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Lynnzoi wrote:

kinda like 'dreamed' and 'dreamt'.....at least, to most folks I know. I have used the word 'dreamt' and gotten odd looks



Well, don't use it around KT- it'll start her on a rant about people using words that are sort of contracted from the original word. just an FYI.

Lynnzoi


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Josephus wrote:

Well, don't use it around KT- it'll start her on a rant about people using words that are sort of contracted from the original word. just an FYI.



awwwww, KT won't rant on me.....not my Mistress ;)

pooflady


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Lynnzoi wrote:

awwwww, KT won't rant on me.....not my Mistress ;)


\

poofguy still says chimley. And gardener snakes. I guess a hybrid of garter snakes and garden snakes.


Lynnzoi


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pooflady wrote:
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poofguy still says chimley. And gardener snakes. I guess a hybrid of garter snakes and garden snakes.



my dad always attributed it to the 'down-homers' of Clarion County, PA.....

AZGman


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Had a friend whose family was from the Carolinas; they all said "lightlin'" for lightning.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

qwertyuiop000


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shortening? (Crisco)

AZGman


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qwertyuiop000 wrote:shortening? (Crisco)



short bread

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

pooflady


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AZGman wrote:

short bread



Girl Scouts sell shortbread cookies


Lynnzoi


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pooflady wrote:

Girl Scouts sell shortbread cookies



and any good Scot knows how ta make it!

AZGman


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pooflady wrote:

Girl Scouts sell shortbread cookies



But they have a silly name . . . Lorna Doone's are short bread, Pecan Sandies are short bread, but you don't hear folks asking for short bread . . .

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

Lynnzoi


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AZGman wrote:

But they have a silly name . . . Lorna Doone's are short bread, Pecan Sandies are short bread, but you don't hear folks asking for short bread . . .



och laddie - nuttin like good ol Scottish shortbread

AZGman


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Lynnzoi wrote:

och laddie - nuttin like good ol Scottish shortbread



I love shortbread . . . I just don't hear it any more . . .

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

Lynnzoi


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AZGman wrote:

I love shortbread . . . I just don't hear it any more . . .



well, ya would around here ;)

and it's so easy to make :)

AZGman


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Lynnzoi wrote:

well, ya would around here ;)

and it's so easy to make :)



Okay you guys win . . . don't use a word I know . . .

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

Lynnzoi


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AZGman wrote:

Okay you guys win . . . don't use a word I know . . .



now now......want me to send ya some?

RejectedSkittles


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hot cross buns

Life is short, but sweet for certain

Lynnzoi


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RejectedSkittles wrote:hot cross buns



whaddya get when ya pour boiling water into a rabbit hole?

Hot, Cross Bunnies!!

AZGman


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RejectedSkittles wrote:hot cross buns



d'name and/or her husband has those practically every day!!

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

RejectedSkittles


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Lynnzoi wrote:

whaddya get when ya pour boiling water into a rabbit hole?

Hot, Cross Bunnies!!



ok, my bad joke for the day:

What do gay horses eat?

go here for answer: www.emberdave.com/horses.mp3

Life is short, but sweet for certain

qwertyuiop000


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plowshare?

RejectedSkittles


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qwertyuiop000 wrote:plowshare?



I'm ashamed to say that when I saw that word I remembered that it was in the lyrics to Michael Jackson's "Heal the World"

Life is short, but sweet for certain

imatt


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* Sike


and "Mullets are cool"

qwertyuiop000


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Benji
Lassie
Rin Tin Tin

killingtime


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imatt wrote:* Sike



And all this time I thought it was spelled "psyche."

AZGman


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killingtime wrote:

And all this time I thought it was spelled "psyche."



It is . . .

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

dubhe


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jinx