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Apr. 18th, 2011

10:50 pm - Word pair of the day

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Hey internet, the words ADDITIVE and ADDICTIVE do NOT mean the same thing. Y'all sound like morons when you mix them up.

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From:typographer
Date:April 19th, 2011 07:50 am (UTC)
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But what if I find certain additives addictive? What then?

Actually, my favorite messed up word pair is "ball" and "bawl." Especially when used as a verb, the first is not oppropriate to do in front of everyone at a funeral...
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 19th, 2011 09:35 am (UTC)
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Then you refer to them as "addictive additives" like a decent human being!

Heh heh. And balls are fun to throw, but Bawls are not, because the bottle might break.
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From:unspeakablevorn
Date:April 19th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Apropos of nothing, Mr. Turtle, I saw your name in print the other day. In The Information, talking about mondegreens. ...speaking of misplaced words.
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From:orv
Date:April 19th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
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We need stuff like that. It's how we identify morons before they waste our time.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 19th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
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But Doctor, what can I take for the pain... of reading their moronity?
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From:captpackrat
Date:April 20th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
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Additictive
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From:gedrean
Date:April 22nd, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
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GOD DAMMIT KT!

I read that in John Travolta's voice.

I hate you now. :P
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