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Kurt Onstad

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Homonym mistakes that bug me... [Jun. 30th, 2009|06:11 pm]
Kurt Onstad
[Current Mood |mildly annoyed]
[Current Music |Omaha Beach-John Williams-Saving Private Ryan]

It's "test your mettle," not "test your metal." Unless you have a big block of aluminum that needs the structural integrity checked...

Oh, by the way, I live in Oregon now. It came up just before I moved the fact that those of you who don't read my wife's journal and don't know me in real life weren't aware of that....
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[User Picture]From: stacymckenna
2009-07-01 02:08 am (UTC)
I used "test of my mettle" in a comment just this morning.
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[User Picture]From: shironiku
2009-07-01 04:23 am (UTC)
It came up just before I moved the fact that those of you who don't read my wife's journal and don't know me in real life weren't aware of that....

Since we're nit-picking, this is possibly the worst sentence I've ever read. :)
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[User Picture]From: silverlily81
2009-07-01 05:18 am (UTC)
True story.
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[User Picture]From: nentikobe
2009-07-01 05:14 am (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets cranky about spelling in those little sayings...

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[User Picture]From: rylliana
2009-07-03 03:29 am (UTC)
Ugh, my other most hated is, "I could care less."

It's "I couldn't care less."

Such a little thing, but it drives me bonkers. Even worse, somany people use it that I occasionally hear myself say it too. ARGH!
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[User Picture]From: feileacan23
2009-07-08 02:25 pm (UTC)
OMG! You posted! *gasp*

There are always my "favorites" Probly or even prolly instead of probably, and anyways instead of anyway.
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