People who say "Central Tenant" instead of "Central Tenet" make me want to punch Page 2

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  • sam_spade 15 Feb 2009 08:23:40 15,745 posts
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    Inflammable!

    /flame on
  • cubbymoore 15 Feb 2009 08:29:57 36,507 posts
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    I brought this jacket yesterday.

    You brought it again today I see.
  • jonsaan 15 Feb 2009 08:32:16 25,440 posts
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    'Mother of christ, this is probably the most anger inducing thing I know.'

    You don't get out much then?

    FCUTA!

  • Spectral 15 Feb 2009 08:33:54 5,021 posts
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    Not noticed it much other than with old people but it really annoys me when people use learned instead of taught. An example was an old woman talking about her dog and she said " I learned him how to do it".
  • haydnallbutt 16 Jul 2012 06:34:13 1 posts
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    @Red-Moose

    I know this post is waaaaaay old, but since it is still out there on the net, it may be taken as a source of information by some so I wanted to clear up a slight inaccuracy.

    Red-Moose is quite correct that if an individual is trying to describe a belief they hold, they would describe it as their tenet. And yes it is from the Latin word which means "he holds". But it is also correct to describe the belief system of a group of people or an organisation (being made up of a group of people) as a tenent.

    Note the spelling is tenent, not tenant. Tenent is the 3rd person plural of the word meaning "they hold" and so, so long as the subject being refered to by the term is a group of people then it is fine to use this word and so Red-Moose could probably crank it down a notch or two and simply go off at people for spelling tenent incorrectly (ie with an "a" instead of a second "e" ) rather than for using a word which they have every right to do and which there are references to people using as early as the mid 1500's.

    Edited by haydnallbutt at 06:34:35 16-07-2012
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    Psychotext wrote:
    People in this thread make me feel well rounded and rational in comparison. Thank you. :D
    Still as true today as it ever was :)
  • jonsaan 16 Jul 2012 07:19:36 25,440 posts
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    That David Tenet is good as Doctor Who eh?

    FCUTA!

  • speedofthepuma 16 Jul 2012 08:21:06 13,320 posts
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    haydnallbutt wrote:
    @Red-Moose

    I know this post is waaaaaay old, but since it is still out there on the net, it may be taken as a source of information by some so I wanted to clear up a slight inaccuracy.

    Red-Moose is quite correct that if an individual is trying to describe a belief they hold, they would describe it as their tenet. And yes it is from the Latin word which means "he holds". But it is also correct to describe the belief system of a group of people or an organisation (being made up of a group of people) as a tenent.

    Note the spelling is tenent, not tenant. Tenent is the 3rd person plural of the word meaning "they hold" and so, so long as the subject being refered to by the term is a group of people then it is fine to use this word and so Red-Moose could probably crank it down a notch or two and simply go off at people for spelling tenent incorrectly (ie with an "a" instead of a second "e" ) rather than for using a word which they have every right to do and which there are references to people using as early as the mid 1500's.
    You joined the forum, just to correct a slight grammatical point from 3 years ago?

    You're my hero mysterious man.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 16 Jul 2012 08:32:17 39,790 posts
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    God bless the Internet. I love this kind of thing :)

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  • Salaman 16 Jul 2012 08:49:45 19,621 posts
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    haydnallbutt wrote:
    @Red-Moose

    I know this post is waaaaaay old, but since it is still out there on the net, it may be taken as a source of information by some so I wanted to clear up a slight inaccuracy.

    Red-Moose is quite correct that if an individual is trying to describe a belief they hold, they would describe it as their tenet. And yes it is from the Latin word which means "he holds". But it is also correct to describe the belief system of a group of people or an organisation (being made up of a group of people) as a tenent.

    Note the spelling is tenent, not tenant. Tenent is the 3rd person plural of the word meaning "they hold" and so, so long as the subject being refered to by the term is a group of people then it is fine to use this word and so Red-Moose could probably crank it down a notch or two and simply go off at people for spelling tenent incorrectly (ie with an "a" instead of a second "e" ) rather than for using a word which they have every right to do and which there are references to people using as early as the mid 1500's.
    Brilliant! :-)
    So can we assume you're a real life friend, acquaintance or colleague of Red Moose and you decided to come here to make a point. Well 2 points.
    1) stop whinging about my use of tenent
    2) I know you're on EG and I know your username, beware!
  • elstoof 16 Jul 2012 08:49:59 8,321 posts
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    Red Moose got Wikipediad! BURN!
  • warlockuk 16 Jul 2012 09:48:28 19,223 posts
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    Not so much a burn... more of a chafing.

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • sirtacos 16 Jul 2012 10:30:15 7,378 posts
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    Irregardless, you should chillax, because for all intensive purposes, it's a slippy slope of rage you're on if you want to punch people for using a malapropism. Don't you have a conscious?
  • sirtacos 16 Jul 2012 10:30:57 7,378 posts
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  • chopsen 16 Jul 2012 10:42:08 16,290 posts
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    "Projectile vomiting"

    All vomit is a projectile by definition you spanner. "Projectile vomiting" is a technical term to describe a type of vomiting I know for a fact you don't have.

    Acute/chronic

    People use either one of these all the time when they just mean "bad." Neither one means that and they are not interchangeable.
  • Rusty_M 16 Jul 2012 10:53:27 4,944 posts
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    Oh common now everyone. We're better then that.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.
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  • Deleted user 16 July 2012 11:21:58
    This thread is addicting
  • Rusty_M 16 Jul 2012 11:22:52 4,944 posts
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    It's a bit of a damp squid, really.

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  • Deleted user 16 July 2012 11:28:02
    These types of angry threads just go to show how worthless and pitifull some lives are to get worked up by shit like this.
  • ModishNouns 16 Jul 2012 12:38:31 4,664 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    These types of angry threads just go to show how worthless and pitifull some lives are to get worked up by shit like this.
    "This type of..." or "Threads like these...".

    "Pitifull" is just spelled incorrectly and I think that has its own thread.
  • silentbob 16 Jul 2012 12:41:17 29,028 posts
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    Anyone who suffixes words with 'dot com' deserves to die in a fire.

    i.e. "I'm really confused dot com!". FUCK OFF!

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  • silentbob 16 Jul 2012 12:42:52 29,028 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    These types of angry threads just go to show how worthless and pitifull some lives are to get worked up by shit like this.
    As opposed to merely commenting on the worthlessness, which is altogether more worthwhile and constructive.

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  • sirtacos 16 Jul 2012 12:47:06 7,378 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    "I'm really confused dot com!"
    Who has ever said this and why are they still alive?
  • MetalDog 16 Jul 2012 12:47:48 23,920 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    Acute/chronic

    People use either one of these all the time when they just mean "bad." Neither one means that and they are not interchangeable.
    When I was a kid, I thought 'acute' was two words and meant there was nothing to worry about.
    Don't panic kids, Grandpa's only had a cute heart attack. he'll be fine.

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  • ModishNouns 16 Jul 2012 12:48:29 4,664 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    Aargh. wrote:
    These types of angry threads just go to show how worthless and pitifull some lives are to get worked up by shit like this.
    As opposed to merely commenting on the worthlessness, which is altogether more worthwhile and constructive.
    Sh'yeah, that's like SO meta XD
  • jellyhead 16 Jul 2012 12:53:38 24,350 posts
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    I used to be a Pedant/Grammar Nazi too but now, seeing how annoyed some of my friends get, these things just amuse me greatly. I am a horrible person :)

    They do annoy some people alot though ;)

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  • RedSparrows 16 Jul 2012 13:07:17 24,258 posts
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    haydnallbutt wrote:
    @Red-Moose

    I know this post is waaaaaay old, but since it is still out there on the net, it may be taken as a source of information by some so I wanted to clear up a slight inaccuracy.

    Red-Moose is quite correct that if an individual is trying to describe a belief they hold, they would describe it as their tenet. And yes it is from the Latin word which means "he holds". But it is also correct to describe the belief system of a group of people or an organisation (being made up of a group of people) as a tenent.

    Note the spelling is tenent, not tenant. Tenent is the 3rd person plural of the word meaning "they hold" and so, so long as the subject being refered to by the term is a group of people then it is fine to use this word and so Red-Moose could probably crank it down a notch or two and simply go off at people for spelling tenent incorrectly (ie with an "a" instead of a second "e" ) rather than for using a word which they have every right to do and which there are references to people using as early as the mid 1500's.
    Are you my boss?!
  • cjb_bjc 16 Jul 2012 13:12:41 1,164 posts
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    Cholera me impressed!
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