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Old 10-21-2016, 07:57 AM
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While we're at it... @Captain_John, shouldn't your avatar image say "Aluminium Mistress"?
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:03 AM
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I like this thread alot.

I've heard "cut the light switch on" down here.

...and who the **** came up with vacuum?
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:19 AM
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Vic, if you turn the air conditioning down, aren't you really turning it up?

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Oh, yes. We ALWAYS go round and round about that one when she says to turn it down. Confusion reigns!


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Old 10-21-2016, 08:37 AM
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When Garmin introduced the Aera family, at least half of their own documents and press releases spelled it 'Area'.

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Old 10-21-2016, 08:40 AM
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Your not going to draw me into this argument two. Their are rules about witch words are right to use they're.

Seriously, I have a customer who just retired as an English instructor at Long Beach City College. Her license plate is "THERAR2" When I asked her about the meaning, she said it reflects a pet peeve where people use the the word "there" followed by "is", like "there is instructions included". I will forgot that license plate. ;-)

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Old 10-21-2016, 09:08 AM
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And why do we need hot water heaters?

I was reading about the derivation of gauge. Seems to have been the word for some sort of dip stick.
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:08 AM
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I need to axe my boss if I can take a few days off
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:21 AM
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I need to axe my boss if I can take a few days off
Don't do that. It's his bidness.
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:42 AM
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You only have to do a Craigslist search to find very funny (or sad) representations of our language. Barnstormers is a bit better... maybe the editor fixes some submissions?
I taught fifth grade for seventeen years. Now, my former students can't spell a thing when they draft a local Craigslist ad. I failed. But I still passed all the rating written exams the FAA could invent. So, in balance, I suppose I am not loosing my mind. (funny aside... none of the proofreaders in this thread caught my dig at the Donald. I count that sneaky one as a win... since I pulled a political no no and DR did not catch me!)
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:05 AM
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While we marvel at the complexities of the English language, I have to admit that our language can't hold a candle to French. In the French language, for every grammatical rule there is at least one exception. Don't get me going on the "logic" of a language, either. In English we count "five, six, seven, eight nine" while, literally translated, the French count "five, six, six and ten, four twenties, four twenties and ten". It's enough to drive you bonkers. And since when was something as flat as a dinner plate considered to be feminine? Yes, in French, a plate is a feminine noun. The only logic to the French language is the one rule that applies universally... there IS NO LOGIC to the language!

Coming back to the aviation origins of this thread, let's add to the pile of pet peeves the word "yoke". Sure, we don't have them in RV's, but ask yourself how many times you've seen any airplane that has a "yolk"?!?!?!
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