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DAG NABIT!!



Do people really not get that there's a difference between breaks and brakes? I mean, you can pump the breaks all you want when you're in a car, but your ass is going over the cliff unless you pump the gotdamn brakes. And yes, gotdamn is a word. It's when god damn just ain't enough.

*roxy, live from her front lawn*

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phoenixnz
Jul. 21st, 2017 06:32 pm (UTC)
Ooh that's a big bugbear for me. Don't get me started lol. I can tolerate the occasional slip up because I assume it's a typo but if a fic is full of such basic errors I just can't read anymore. It's too painful.
roxymissrose
Jul. 21st, 2017 06:38 pm (UTC)
Right? I mean, I've seen my own mistakes on rereads and whacked myself for ridiculous boo-boos...but that break/brake thing is becoming too common a mistake. I feel as if folks are trying to force the language to go their way, lol!

(by the way, as I reread *this* I found that I'd said to common instead of too Oy....)
fufaraw
Jul. 21st, 2017 06:45 pm (UTC)
You allow free rein, there's no such thing as free reign. Lead is a heavy metal, but you can also lead people or discussions or animals--but once having done so, they've been *led*, not "lead."

And yes, I've been seeing a lot of breaks/brakes misuse. Makes me despair, just a bit.
roxymissrose
Jul. 21st, 2017 07:40 pm (UTC)
It makes me wonder. And I don't correct because people get so angry when you do. I was *terrible* in the beginning, I made mistakes like rein/reign so often! But like I always say, folks took pity on me and helped. I never thought they were being mean, I always thought it was kind of them. Then again, they were all aware what a delicate flower I was, so that might have been why they were so gentle! :D
casey28
Jul. 21st, 2017 07:37 pm (UTC)
It makes me break, when they don't know the difference between breaks and brakes.
roxymissrose
Jul. 21st, 2017 07:41 pm (UTC)
Heeeeeee!!!
tabaqui
Jul. 21st, 2017 10:57 pm (UTC)
Heeeeeeee! That's right up there with 'waist' and 'waste'. The latter makes me cringe, as you might imagine.

Do you have a sunshade? You should have a sunshade. And lemonade. Yes - lemonade. Here are some recipes you might enjoy....
:)

https://www.buzzfeed.com/emofly/amazing-ways-to-spike-lemonade
roxymissrose
Jul. 21st, 2017 11:19 pm (UTC)
Omg, I love you so much, you and your informative comments! :D

I do need a sunshade, I'm spending an awful lot of time on my lawn....

roxymissrose
Jul. 22nd, 2017 03:07 am (UTC)
Those are all *AMAZING*!!!!
tabaqui
Jul. 22nd, 2017 05:24 am (UTC)
I want them all!
gingersnap1224
Jul. 22nd, 2017 01:33 am (UTC)
Irregardless of how much they pump there breaks...

Go ahead. you can slap me.
roxymissrose
Jul. 22nd, 2017 02:40 am (UTC)
you are an evil, evil woman.

*tires not to laugh*
twoboys2love
Jul. 22nd, 2017 02:15 am (UTC)
HAHAHA best rant I've seena ll day :D
roxymissrose
Jul. 22nd, 2017 02:41 am (UTC)
LOL! They happen here frequently! :D
twoboys2love
Jul. 22nd, 2017 02:44 am (UTC)
one of my personal faves is "unthaw" - makes me feel stabby
roxymissrose
Jul. 22nd, 2017 03:06 am (UTC)
Unthaw????

I think my brain just skipped a gear trying to process that....
twoboys2love
Jul. 22nd, 2017 03:29 am (UTC)
hahah I know, right?
raloria
Jul. 22nd, 2017 06:33 am (UTC)
Heh. The one that irks me every time is breath and breathe. You take a breath but you have to breathe to take in oxygen. So often I see breathe where it should be breath. Gaaaaahhhhh!!!!!!
roxymissrose
Jul. 23rd, 2017 04:26 am (UTC)
Omg, I know!! I can hardly believe anyone makes that mistake, but there you go!
bubblesbrnaid
Jul. 22nd, 2017 04:07 pm (UTC)
Oh dear God, THIS.

Homophones are NOT THAT HARD.

Seriously, next time I read about Sam pouring over the books, he better have been turned into an actual puddle.
roxymissrose
Jul. 23rd, 2017 04:29 am (UTC)
LOL!!! Right??

"Sam? Sam?"

*splash* *splash*

"Damn it, Sam, have you been pouring over the books again?"

bubblesbrnaid
Jul. 23rd, 2017 04:31 am (UTC)
"And these were my favorite boots! You're replacing them once you solidify, do you hear me?!"
roxymissrose
Jul. 23rd, 2017 04:45 am (UTC)
HAH!!!
*glub glue Blean...*

"And I can still tell when you're cursing at me!"

Ah, liquid Winchesters--LOL!
supernutjapan
Jul. 23rd, 2017 11:49 am (UTC)
If you see anything like that by me, you can correct me all you want ;D And THANK YOU in advance!
roxymissrose
Jul. 23rd, 2017 10:58 pm (UTC)
LOL! Same here! :D
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