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We're all bored with no hockey, so I thought I'd start this now.  From what I've read, there are many pedants on this board (including me).  I'll start:

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Also, I just saw a commercial for an Eczema cure where they said you can expect your skin to be 100% clear in 4 months.  Who wants clear skin???  It would be unnerving to see all my veins, tendons and muscles.  I prefer translucent at best!

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I do like the first two of those.

(Yes, that was on purpose.)

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I can’t remember the last time I used an ATM machine.

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47 minutes ago, SwampD said:

I can’t remember the last time I used an ATM machine.

This might be brilliant.

7 hours ago, Tondas said:

We're all bored with no hockey, so I thought I'd start this now.  From what I've read, there are many pedants on this board (including me).  I'll start:

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Also, I just saw a commercial for an Eczema cure where they said you can expect your skin to be 100% clear in 4 months.  Who wants clear skin???  It would be unnerving to see all my veins, tendons and muscles.  I prefer translucent at best!

I guess you didn't hear about one space between sentences. You monster.

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1 hour ago, SwampD said:

I can’t remember the last time I used an ATM machine.

Do you pronounce it A-T-M or at-M? Asking for my friend (Veers).

18 minutes ago, PASabreFan said:

This might be brilliant.

I guess you didn't hear about one space between sentences. You monster.

Ah yes, the rules of word processor kerning! Apparently schools started teaching kids one space but then reverted back to two spaces? I can neither confirm nor deny the schooling, but it certainly causes me to use Find and Replace functions more frequently. 

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Certain hanging prepositions. I get it. Language changes. Nobody is going to say “With whom are you going” anymore. It has become “Who are you going with” and that’s fine. At least it makes sense.

When coaches or players add “at” to the end of their sentences, though, I can’t find the mute button fast enough.

”This is where we’re at.” Ugh. Just say “This is where we are.” Why add the “at”?

It makes me even crazier when I hear it on newscasts

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36 minutes ago, DarthEbriate said:

Do you pronounce it A-T-M or at-M? Asking for my friend (Veers).

Ah yes, the rules of word processor kerning! Apparently schools started teaching kids one space but then reverted back to two spaces? I can neither confirm nor deny the schooling, but it certainly causes me to use Find and Replace functions more frequently. 

If it ain't broke don't fix it.  One space makes it look like a run-on sentence. 

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2 hours ago, SwampD said:

Certain hanging prepositions. I get it. Language changes. Nobody is going to say “With whom are you going” anymore. It has become “Who are you going with” and that’s fine. At least it makes sense.

When coaches or players add “at” to the end of their sentences, though, I can’t find the mute button fast enough.

”This is where we’re at.” Ugh. Just say “This is where we are.” Why add the “at”?

It makes me even crazier when I hear it on newscasts

There's a fine line though when it comes to language evolving.  Remember this post 15 years from now when everyone is talking and writing like a twitter post.

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Because this thread is for all Pedants, as opposed to just one Pedant, the title should actually be “The Pedants’ Thread”.

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1 hour ago, Curt said:

Because this thread is for all Pedants, as opposed to just one Pedant, the title should actually be “The Pedants’ Thread”.

Not if Tondas is claiming ownership of the thread.

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1 hour ago, Curt said:

Because this thread is for all Pedants, as opposed to just one Pedant, the title should actually be “The Pedants’ Thread”.

He could simply be stating the obvious with the title as written and referring to himself in the 3rd person.

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15 minutes ago, E4 ... Ke2 said:

We have multiple pedants; therefore this should be, "The Pedants' Thread."

Didn't we used to have a thread for repetitive redundancies?

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Just saw a commercial on TV for Prevagen, a memory loss drug.  The narrator said, "Do you experience short term memory loss?"  How would one know???

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12 hours ago, SwampD said:

Certain hanging prepositions. I get it. Language changes. Nobody is going to say “With whom are you going” anymore. It has become “Who are you going with” and that’s fine. At least it makes sense.

When coaches or players add “at” to the end of their sentences, though, I can’t find the mute button fast enough.

”This is where we’re at.” Ugh. Just say “This is where we are.” Why add the “at”?

It makes me even crazier when I hear it on newscasts

Husband: Hey, where is my screwdriver at?

Wife: You can't end a sentence with a preposition.

Husband: Fine.  Where is my screwdriver at, b!tch?

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8 minutes ago, BagBoy said:

Husband: Hey, where is my screwdriver at?

Wife: You can't end a sentence with a preposition.

Husband: Fine.  Where is my screwdriver at, b!tch?

Hmmm...

With Honors, 1994. Staring Joe Pesci and Brenden Fraser.

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11 hours ago, BagBoy said:

Husband: Hey, where is my screwdriver at?

Wife: You can't end a sentence with a preposition.

Husband: Fine.  Where is my screwdriver at, b!tch?

She ended her sentence with a preposition.

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18 hours ago, Tondas said:

Just saw a commercial on TV for Prevagen, a memory loss drug.  The narrator said, "Do you experience short term memory loss?"  How would one know???

It depends on how long the commercial was. Was it a short one or did they go on and on and on listing all the side affects?

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20 hours ago, E4 ... Ke2 said:

We have multiple pedants; therefore this should be, "The Pedants' Thread."

Or is "Pedants" here being deployed as a plural adjectival noun?

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