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Thread #86382   Message #1607360
Posted By: Ebbie
17-Nov-05 - 12:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
Even some song lyrics irritate me.

"Oh Lord my God when I in "awesome" wonder..."

No. Your wonder isn't 'awesome'. It may be 'awefilled' but it ain't awesome.

And lately I've been hearing - once on television - 'supposably' when they meant 'supposedly'. Are they getting mixed up with the form of 'arguably'?

One of my major irritants -if only because it is used so freely and with no embarrassment, is as someone noted above: giving an 'effort of 110%.' It can't be done. If you've given 100% of what you can give, you can't give any more.