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  1. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Devastate and decimate.

    Devastate = to lay waste to, to completely destroy, to overwhelm

    Decimate = to reduce by exactly 10 percent

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    03-14-10 12:00 AM
  2. sherryrn2001's Avatar
    Prostrate and prostate....

    Prostrate - stretched out on the ground face down in adoration or submission

    Prostate - a firm partly muscular partly glandular body that is situated about the base of the male urethra that secretes an alkaline viscid fluid

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    03-14-10 06:11 AM
  3. spiderhider's Avatar
    Devastate and decimate.

    Devastate = to lay waste to, to completely destroy, to overwhelm

    Decimate = to reduce by exactly 10 percent

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    Dictionary.com begs to differ with your explanation of decimate

    dec'imate
    [-meyt]

    -verb (used with object)
    -mated, -mating,
    null. to destroy much of

    Related forms:
    decima'tion, dec'imator, noun

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    03-14-10 07:01 AM
  4. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Devastate and decimate.

    Devastate = to lay waste to, to completely destroy, to overwhelm

    Decimate = to reduce by exactly 10 percent

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    Now I do kinda agree with you, but also disagree, I could be wrong but I believe decimate was a method used by the romans when killing treasonous soldiers they killed 1 in 10 people to set an example.

    It later came to mean killing a large portion of a population. which could also be devastating to those having it done to them,
    03-14-10 12:14 PM
  5. xxtrrublexx's Avatar
    Ignorant and arrogant.

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    03-14-10 07:05 PM
  6. middbrew's Avatar
    Imbecile and Illiterate

    Imbicile = a dunce, blockhead, and or dolt.

    Illiterate =
    having or demonstrating very little or no education.
    01-08-12 01:32 PM
  7. SCrid2000's Avatar
    Ask - to pose a question
    Axe - a tool to remove people who pose questions.
    01-08-12 11:49 PM
  8. SCrid2000's Avatar
    Imbecile and Illiterate

    Imbicile = a dunce, blockhead, and or dolt.

    Illiterate =
    having or demonstrating very little or no education.
    Illiterate means you can't read or write...
    01-08-12 11:51 PM
  9. middbrew's Avatar
    Illiterate means you can't read or write...
    Yes, that is one of the meanings. It also means a lack of knowledge about the topic area of discussion. One of the reasons there can be a lack of knowledge is because the person can't read.
    01-09-12 08:48 AM
  10. middbrew's Avatar
    Ask - to pose a question
    Axe - a tool to remove people who pose questions.
    Glad to see I'm not the only one that hates when people use the word axe to mean ask.
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    01-09-12 08:49 AM
  11. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Yes, that is one of the meanings. It also means a lack of knowledge about the topic area of discussion. One of the reasons there can be a lack of knowledge is because the person can't read.
    That definition is ignorant, but yeah....... I know. Nobody axed me
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    01-09-12 03:07 PM
  12. T
    It irritates me when people use "they" when they should be using "he" or "it."

    Example

    Incorrect: RIM is a terrific company! They make secure smartphones.

    Correct: RIM is a terrific company! It makes secure smartphones.

    Example

    Incorrect: Advise your co-worker to use a password but tell them not to forget it.

    Correct: Advise your co-worker to use a password but tell him not to forget it.

    (In English, when gender is not known, the proper pronoun to use is he/him.)
    01-09-12 03:34 PM
  13. trucky's Avatar
    Fill: I don't fill so good today.

    Feel: You gonna feel your tank full today Bubba?
    01-10-12 06:45 AM
  14. SCrid2000's Avatar
    It irritates me when people use "they" when they should be using "he" or "it."

    Example

    Incorrect: RIM is a terrific company! They make secure smartphones.

    Correct: RIM is a terrific company! It makes secure smartphones.

    Example

    Incorrect: Advise your co-worker to use a password but tell them not to forget it.

    Correct: Advise your co-worker to use a password but tell him not to forget it.

    (In English, when gender is not known, the proper pronoun to use is he/him.)
    Actually corporations are people too

    Fill: I don't fill so good today.

    Feel: You gonna feel your tank full today Bubba?
    What if Bubba really is gonna feel his tank?
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    01-10-12 07:50 PM
  15. T
    Actually corporations are people too
    They are "persons," but in my example above, the corporation is a single entity. It would make sense to say, "RIM and Apple are terrific! They make wonderful clever-phones." But it's not correct to use "they" when talking about one or the other. "He" doesn't work either.
    01-10-12 08:17 PM
  16. trucky's Avatar
    Pill: Bobby Sue, are you gonna pill them apples or not?

    Peel: I need a peel for muh headache.
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    01-11-12 07:26 AM
  17. SRR500's Avatar
    I can't stand it when people speak in text shorthand.

    OMG! Is not interchangeable with "Oh my gosh" when one is speaking aloud. The list goes on and on...
    01-14-12 06:38 AM
  18. omniusovermind's Avatar
    Ask - to pose a question
    Axe - a tool to remove people who pose questions.
    oh snap! lol
    01-14-12 10:48 AM
  19. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    My biggest is the misuse of "there", "they're" and "their"

    Followed by "though" and "thou" If you constantly make this mistake, PLEASE STOP! (hint:
    you live in Philadelphia )
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    01-14-12 02:10 PM
  20. JustPlainJef's Avatar
    One phrase that always bugs me is "similar but different." By definition, similar means they have minor differences.

    Also, when people say "Can I...." when they mean "May I...." I coach softball, and I hear all the time "Can I go to the bathroom?" My answer has become "I don't know, can you?"
    01-16-12 09:24 AM
  21. DocDRM's Avatar
    Can't tolerate "Well, then we will have to agree to disagree." The only thing I am agreeing to is you haven't listened closely enough to the facts I am presenting to you. If you choose to disagree, it is without my agreement.
    01-16-12 09:36 AM
  22. T
    I don't particularly like "same difference." And "agree to disagree" is ridiculous. Another one I think is a bit corny is "Let's see if we can't [insert some action here e.g. 'get this done']."
    01-16-12 06:37 PM
  23. trucky's Avatar
    fire: Isn't it a bit fire to be drivin all the way to Bubba's house tonight?

    far: Bobbie Joe Jim's house caught far and burnt right flat to the ground.
    01-17-12 05:49 AM
  24. SRR500's Avatar
    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling
    01-17-12 07:39 AM
  25. JustPlainJef's Avatar
    That's a classic..... I should save all of these for easy reference.....

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    01-17-12 07:44 AM
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