Pronunciation and word usage

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  1. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    A small pedantic point from me one the pronunciation of the words had and have. Had does NOT have a T at the end and the ve in have is NOT an F!
     
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  3. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Why has the use of the word versus disappeared? Every time the list football fixtures its X team "V" Y Team, is versus such a difficult word to use?
     
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  4. Fenderman

    Fenderman Rooters Reporter

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    Not only that, but the abbreviation of "versus" is "vs", surely. It's laziness, pure and simple. Oh, and that's another one ,,, the term "pure and simple" has, thanks to some fictional meerkats, become "simples"! Aaagh!:(:givemestrength:
     
  5. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    Not happy with my thread title then? :D

    http://cliptheapex.com/threads/jenson-button-vs-lewis-hamilton.4734/

    FYI, these are the acceptable abbreviations for versus: v., v, vs., vs

    :p
     
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  6. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    Here comes sme proper pedantry.

    Actually "simple" has become "simples".

    "Simple" and "Pure & Simple" have different meanings when appended to an explanitory sentence.

    "Pure & simple" means, essentially, unadulterated and unambiguous.

    "Simple" simply means simple.

    (I think. This could probably be embellished upon)
     
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  7. Fenderman

    Fenderman Rooters Reporter

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    Excuse me. I was just being pedantic ... simples. Or simply pedantic. Or just simple.See?:D
     
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  8. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    I don't have problem when it's written, it's when people say Vee instead of versus that pisses me off.
     
  9. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    But how do you know they're saying "Vee"? Maybe they're saying "V"?
    I wish I could see what people say.
     
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  10. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    They're saying bad things in other languages!
     
  11. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Bollocks LOL
     
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  12. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    "Vee" is the phonetic spelling of the letter "V", so any time it is spoken it is always "Vee".
     
  13. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    Phonetic representation of the letter V is victor.
    :p
     
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  14. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    Sorry. Phonetic wasn't the right word was it? Spoken pronunciation.

    :goodday:
     
  15. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    Well, we wouldn't want to get pedantic, would we?
     
  16. mjo

    mjo Procrastinating Contributor

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    OK, it's not really to do with spelling, but I find it really annoying when people say 'America' instead of 'United States', 'United States of America', 'US' or 'USA'. Without being pedantic, America is not a country, it is a world region, and the two continents are called North America and South America.
     
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  17. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    Hmm. I'm not going to stop saying America. If it works for Americans (not United States of Americans) then it works for me.
     
  18. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    I literally get literally livid when people say literally before saying something utterly non literal.

    For example, I literally wet myself, I'm literally going to kill him, I literally worked myself to death.

    No. You literally do not understand the meaning of the word literally.

    While I am at it, the word is "specific" with a pronounced "s" it is not related in any way to the worlds largest ocean. When people do not say the preceding s, I literally want to shoot them with a blunderbus full of scrabble tiles.
     
  19. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    I share your pain!
     
  20. Mike

    Mike Resident Web Developer Boffin Valued Member

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    I could care less about that!


    ...:givemestrength:
     
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  21. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    Arrrghhh!

    Don't get me started on that >:(
     

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