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TamTheBam May 20, 2009, 05:04am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What words do you always misspell?
Gerritt said:
I remember a short story in which no one could spell or calculate due to thier reliance on computers, and this was written well over 2-3 decades ago! Are we now reaching that fictional level?
I know of people that can't figure out 6 or 7% tax on $50 without a calculator, and these are some smart people!!!!

I'm just wondering....



I think mental arithmetic is becoming a thing of the past these days.
Calculators, etc are being used for every mathematical function.
When I done engineering at Uni, thermal fluids/hydraulics, etc you could only
use calculators.


....I'm back, but only as a part-timer... :)
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angryhippy May 20, 2009, 01:49pm EDT Report Abuse
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I got this in an e-mail today.

There is a two-letter word in English that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP.' It is listed in the dictionary as being used as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends and we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.
At other times the little word has a real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work; UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.


And this UP is confusing:
A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.

We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary; in a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP.

One could go on & on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now ........my time is UP, so time for me to STFU!

That made me throw up!

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Dr. Peaceful May 20, 2009, 07:23pm EDT Report Abuse
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Payton, you should drink couple of Seven Up's. Get your sugar level way Up. So you can walk Up to the hood. Stick both of your thumbs Up. Then say to the people in street "made seven Up yours!" XD

And thanks for clarifying Iced Tea and Ice Cream. So when ice is an intrinsic property, "ice" is used, e.g. Ice Cube. But when merely adding ice to form a mixture, "iced" is used, e.g. Iced Coffee.

Still no one answer my real question yet, which one is more correct?
Advance Technology or Advanced Technology?
Enhance Performance or Enhanced Performance?

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TamTheBam said:
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However, I have eggsellent gramma, as i've bean to a privite skool, and my speling
qualitees are sekond to three...

"Eggsellent" LOL, Tam ;) Sounds like Mr. Burns. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irtsm7mLG5k

And you sure it's not "shool" instead of "skool"?? Since the way you guys say "shedules" is way cool. ;)

angryhippy May 20, 2009, 07:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What words do you always misspell?
More correct implies both are correct but one to a higher degree of correctness.

enhance performance or advance technology is using enhance as a verb. I will enhance or I must enhance performance suggesting you are in the act of enhancing or expressing a need. I need to enhance performance with an Edelbrock Ram Log manifold. I will advance technology with my discovery.


Enhanced is an adjective suggesting you are using something that has already been enhanced or advanced. present or past tense. He used enhanced performance equipment. I will use advanced technology.

In the past tense however you can also say he enhanced performance in which case enhanced is being used as a verb instead of an adjective. same with advanced.

I know. Now everybody's confused.

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Dr. Peaceful May 20, 2009, 08:08pm EDT Report Abuse
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Gerritt May 20, 2009, 11:40pm EDT Report Abuse
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I think I'm getting the gist here.... We are all in an enhanced level of being F'ed UP, which is to say we are well below our average capabilities.
Isn't English/American a wonderful dicotomy of terms?

Ad Astra Per Aspera
(A rough road leads to the Stars)
We all know what we know, and everyone else knows we are wrong.
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