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sleeper54 Original Post: Apr 03 '07,  3:53 pm           Reply
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My all-time favorite 'wrong word'...

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I recently read across what must be my all-time favorite misused word . . .coming soon, I hope, to an Eps book review.


To set the scene, the author is describing the large fields and stadiums in major league baseball that were being replaced through the decade of the 1960s:

"They had almost identical dimensions and artificial turf. Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati replaced Crosley Field, Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh made carnivorous Forbes Field obsolete, and Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia led to the wrecking-ball destruction of old Connie Mack Stadium."

Oh my gawd . . .. I was ready to rate it 'Not Helpful' . . .but I was laughing too hard.

Just in time for the players and fans in Pittsburgh I am sure..!!


And he repeats the word/meaning later in the book..!!


Anyone have one (or more) of their favorites to quote or paraphrase..??



...tom...
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hadassahchana Posted: Apr 03 '07,  8:04 pm           Reply
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RE: My all-time favorite 'wrong word'...

Carnivorous? What does he really mean?
:laugh:

     
sleeper54 Posted: Apr 03 '07,  9:03 pm           Reply
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Quote: hadassahchana
Carnivorous? What does he really mean?
:laugh:

Hey there Cindy...

I am sure he meant cavernous, as in large outfields surrounded by towering grandstands.


As a big baseball fan I find it much funnier than it really is . . ..



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trailhound Posted: Apr 03 '07,  9:29 pm           Reply
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Quote: sleeper54
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Anyone have one (or more) of their favorites to quote or paraphrase..??...tom...
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I forget the exact context, but a reviewer said her husband ''peaked' at her. I guess his interest was piqued after he peeked? -Dave
     
sleeper54 Posted: Apr 04 '07,  8:05 am           Reply
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Quote: trailhound
I forget the exact context, but a reviewer said her husband ''peaked' at her. I guess his interest was piqued after he peeked? -Dave

That was not a sildenafil citrate review/essay was it..??



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panguitch Posted: Apr 04 '07,  9:40 am           Reply
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I won't include a quote because I feel guilty picking on people like this--heaven knows I muss up my words often enough--but yesterday I was reading a review of an adventure/gorefest movie and the reviewer wanted to comment on some of the dialogue.

Without exactly quoting them I'll invent a sentence that mimes the error:

"This character gives many stirring speeches. Scripturally, he reminds me of Shakespeare's King Henry."

I haven't laughed so hard at something I read on epinions in a long time.

I very nobly, and with confidence in karmic reciprocity, declined to take the flub into consideration when I rated.

-Andy

     
AdaDavis Posted: Apr 04 '07,  11:29 am (Updated: Apr 04 '07,  12:11 pm)           Reply
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The one that makes me smile is "bare with me." I keep mumbling "No. You go right ahead, but I prefer to keep my socks on."

My second favorite would have to be the misuse of "literally." When a reviewer said she "literally died" at the humor in the book, it made me wonder about how many ghosts are writing at Epinions.

Best "vintage" favorite has to be from Robert Browning's poem Pippa Passes:

Then owls and bats
Cowls and t***s
Monks and nuns in a cloister's moods
Adjourn to the oak-stump pantry


Robert Browning didn't have a dictionary, so he had an excuse. (Browning didn't know the meaning of the word, but the Eps Word Filter apparently does, as it is an "unacceptable" word.) That has to be the ultimate - having your "bad word" pointed out to students in Literature classes for decades after your death.

     
anderclayton Posted: Apr 04 '07,  3:59 pm           Reply
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Quote: sleeper54
Hey there Cindy...

I am sure he meant cavernous, as in large outfields surrounded by towering grandstands.


As a big baseball fan I find it much funnier than it really is . . ..



...tom...
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Well... If the field was meat eating that might be a good reason to get rid of it! Eeek!

Ander
     
sleeper54 Posted: Apr 04 '07,  4:28 pm           Reply
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Quote: panguitch
I won't include a quote because I feel guilty picking on people like this--heaven knows I muss up my words often enough--but yesterday I was reading a review of an adventure/gorefest movie and the reviewer wanted to comment on some of the dialogue.

Actually, I was thinking beyond the Eps review. My gawd, that, the Eps review, would be a mine that would never peter out.



Quote: pangooey continued
Without exactly quoting them I'll invent a sentence that mimes the error:

"This character gives many stirring speeches. Scripturally, he reminds me of Shakespeare's King Henry."

I haven't laughed so hard at something I read on epinions in a long time.

I very nobly, and with confidence in karmic reciprocity, declined to take the flub into consideration when I rated.

-Andy

I saw that one also Andy. I also did a double-take and a silent smile. I forget how I rated it though. Surely that memorable moment did not influence my rate too severely.


By the way Andy, I saw a reference to Panguitch, Utah somewhere off-Eps recently and thought of the user I know with that moniker.

I remember thinking there could not be too many individuals with a connection to Panguitch.


Anyway . . ..



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scmrak Posted: Apr 05 '07,  6:58 am           Reply
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Seen recently:

"A few minor spelling errors but their easy to point out."

Reminds me of the MD who named his dog Physician so he could say, "Physician! Heel thyself!"

-30-

rex

     
panguitch Posted: Apr 05 '07,  9:09 am           Reply
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Quote: sleeper54
I remember thinking there could not be too many individuals with a connection to Panguitch.

And even fewer who admit to it. (Thanks for the straight line.)

Quote: scmrak
"A few minor spelling errors but their easy to point out."

Let's be generous now. I'm sure this was intentionally ironic. Right?

-Andy, who's reasonably confident his participation in this thread is going to come back to bite him some day

     
sleeper54 Posted: Apr 05 '07,  10:24 am           Reply
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Quote: sleeper54
--snip--

I remember thinking there could not be too many individuals with a connection to Panguitch.


...tom...
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Quote: panguitch
And even fewer who admit to it. (Thanks for the straight line.)


--snip--

...smalllol... You are welcome.


Actually . . .after tracking down the location using google maps . . .there seems to barely be an 'it' there. Is there a four-way stop at that intersection..??

Though they do have a nice website, which I found later.


To be honest, it probably shares a lot of characteristics with a many small towns in Iowa and across America. Number one probably being the urge for teens to flee from them.



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scmrak Posted: Apr 05 '07,  1:21 pm (Updated: Apr 05 '07,  1:21 pm)           Reply
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Quote: sleeper54
To be honest, it probably shares a lot of characteristics with a many small towns in Iowa and across America. Number one probably being the urge for teens to flee from them.
However, it does not share something with most small towns in Iowa and across America: it's almost impossible to look in any direction without being bowled over by the beauty of the scenery. Can we say that about the midwestern metropoli where we live?
     
hadassahchana Posted: Apr 05 '07,  9:14 pm           Reply
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RE: the right word would be....

Ok, I tried really hard not to post this. Yeah right - I tried for the entire six seconds it took to open another browser window, but this really, really belongs in this thread (and I don't know if we can put links in, but I'll try anyway):

Internet Access Captcha

I don't suppose we could get EPs to add one of these to the sign up page?

     
panguitch Posted: Apr 06 '07,  8:15 am           Reply
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RE: the right word would be....

I wonder if this brilliant new technology could be adapted as a plug-in for PowerPoint. I've been to more than one conference that ought to have filtered its presenters this way.

-Andy

     
TheUnknown285 Posted: May 30 '07,  10:14 am           Reply
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CDM72's Review

CDM72 wrote a review on a book full of these, such as eyes popping "extraneously" and lungs fulling with "innovativeness."

http://www1.epinions.com/content_308312051332

     
wychic Posted: May 30 '07,  2:46 pm (Updated: May 30 '07,  2:47 pm)           Reply
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LOL I think I may have to read that book just so I know for a fact there is something worse than "The Amityville Horror" out there, it sure does make for an entertaining review reading about authors my high school English teacher would have flunked.

The carnivorous field brings several images to mind, including one from Star Wars and one from Stephen King's Cell

To be fair, I'm throwing in one of my most embarassing typos that I failed to notice in a proof-read...when referring to particular tests, I accidentally wrote about conducting testes (might be interesting to see I'll admit, though the orchestra would have to be small).

     
sleeper54 Posted: May 30 '07,  6:34 pm           Reply
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Quote: wychic
--snip--

...when referring to particular tests, I accidentally wrote about conducting testes (might be interesting to see I'll admit, though the orchestra would have to be small).

Might depend on how large the accompanying . . .'baton' is.

. . . . . . ...:rimshot:...



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scmrak Posted: May 31 '07,  9:33 am           Reply
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Quote: wychic
To be fair, I'm throwing in one of my most embarassing typos that I failed to notice in a proof-read...when referring to particular tests, I accidentally wrote about conducting testes (might be interesting to see I'll admit, though the orchestra would have to be small).
As one of my wife's former profs used to say, "If you think my quizzies are hard, you should see my testies."
     
shopaholic_man Posted: Jul 22 '07,  8:20 pm           Reply
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RE: My all-time favorite 'wrong word'...

Irregardless


Don't know why, it just annoys me. I guess that makes it my least favorite wrong word.

I like some of the new words though, like truthiness.

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