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    I see these all the time:

    would of
    could of
    should of

    *&^%$

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    For f***s sake people, would've is a contraction, not two words. It's

    would have
    could have
    should have
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    Don't get me started on this. "I could care less" is my most hated. If you COULD care less, then you must care some. The expression is, "I couldn't care less." Makes me CRAZY.

    But yeah, don't get me started. I could of named a bunch more. (Haha. Just kidding! Could have.)
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    Beg the question. Aaaarrrrgggghhh.

    I've given up on that one. It's at the same level as using literally when one means figuratively.
    Why doesn't George R. R. Martin use Twitter? He already killed off all 140 characters.

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    I all but ran to share this one I just now saw. Someone on Facebook who disagreed with a political opinion a friend voiced told him to "waddle in his misery." I about died laughing.

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    Investigating a small e-publisher that an acquaintance has signed with, I found this in the "About U" section on their website:

    "We are not a vanity or subsidiary publishing house."

    Nor, evidently, do they know the difference between "subsidiary" and "subsidy." I hope the editing for their books is better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marissa D View Post
    "We are not a vanity or subsidiary publishing house."

    Nor, evidently, do they know the difference between "subsidiary" and "subsidy." I hope the editing for their books is better...
    I think they might have meant that they aren't a subsidiary of one of the big 5 (6?)
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    Scribe of the girls in the basement Marissa D's Avatar
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    No, in that context I think they meant "subsidy" (as in "we won't be asking you to subsidize the costs of publishing your book.")
    Last edited by Marissa D; 12-16-2016 at 06:22 AM.

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    aughhhhhhhh
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    Hahaha!

    Most of the ones I've seen lately are clearly not from native speakers, who get a pass unless they're telling me they want to be writers.
    "I've never had to fake sarcasm."

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    How about Austrylyans?

    Even
 the 
best 
gardeners 
loose 
plants
 to
 drought
    (in a downloaded PDF)
    Inspiration can be as destructive as any other form of fire.

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    That one just sets my teeth to aching. I see it more from UK people than US, Canadian, or Australian, but still, gimme a freakin' break. It's not the same word, and I had this down by third or fourth grade.

    Maryn, loose woman
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    Found in a self-pubbed book:
    One of the central tenants of high school geometry...
    Obviously the people in the mid-floor geometry apartments are not speaking to those on the English floor.
    Inspiration can be as destructive as any other form of fire.

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    Right now, at the top of this page, one of the advertisements reads

    Need a Book Publisher? -
    Book Publishing Comapany

    I hope that they're not offering prooofreading packages...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matera the Mad View Post
    How about Austrylyans?


    Even
 the 
best 
gardeners 
loose 
plants
 to
 drought

    LOL.
    It sounds like the plants are released like doves: flap, flap... flop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazlima View Post
    LOL.
    It sounds like the plants are released like doves: flap, flap... flop.
    Cry havoc, and let loose the vegetables of war.
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    Yes, YES! Let us fight the good herbaceous fight!
    Inspiration can be as destructive as any other form of fire.

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    ermehgerd
    In today's threatscape, antivirus software provides little piece of mind.
    Yes, mental fragmentation is a YUGE problem. All those little pieces rattling around....
    Inspiration can be as destructive as any other form of fire.

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    With my brain, nobody notices...

    Not long ago I started following local news on Twitter. The newspaper does a good job, but they're slower to post breaking stories than TV stations. The TV people are quick, but they cannot spell, and it's not just when a story breaks and they're racing to be first. They'll repeat the same misspelling or misuse of a word for days. I finally had to unfollow. "Piece of mind" wouldn't even be a stretch.
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    A friend of a friend posted photos on Facebook from Trafalgar Square a couple of years ago. She was frolicking with the pigeons and had captioned the photo with lyrics from the Mary Poppins song "Feed the Birds." But apparently, she wasn't familiar with British pre-decimal currency and went with:

    Feed the birds, toppins a bag,
    Toppins, toppins, toppins a bag

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    Cheese toppins, perhaps, or butter...lucky birds
    Inspiration can be as destructive as any other form of fire.

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    Today, learning that I should covert a drive to a certain file system was the least of my webbish agonies. Don't ask.
    Inspiration can be as destructive as any other form of fire.

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    No matter what, if someone uses someone’s card fraudulently, you are libel.
    Inspiration can be as destructive as any other form of fire.

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    Is this the place to complain about people who use 'bias' as an adjective? Because I am bias against those people.
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    "She was raped by a male penis."

    This may not count, but while checking my email today I found this subject line: "Beeing a might chap" If you're going to spam porn at least learn how to spell.
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    Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12

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    It would have caused less damage, I presume, had it been a female penis.

    Alongside bias as a verb, allow me to add sex. Can I come over and sex you? Ugh, no. I will only sex with people who can defend their use of the Oxford comma.
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