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    A couple come to mind ...

    "a mute point" as opposed to the correct "a moot point"
    "tow the line" instead of "toe the line"
    "Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."
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    "When people see some things as beautiful,
    other things become ugly.
    When people see some things as good,
    other things become bad."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kymbirleigh View Post
    ^^ Oooh, good way to clear that up in a sentence since affect is typically a verb and effect is typically a noun!
    Yep! I used to tell my students that A (affect) is for Action (verb).
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    There is a difference between to and too.

    E.g, It stops me in my tracks to read 'It was just to much' because my brain wants 'to much' to be an infinitive verb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    OH OH OH
    Would of and could of

    *falls to the floor apoplectic*
    Verbally, "could've" sounds a lot like "could of", but there's no excuse for the written confusion of the two.....

    Another to add to the list: The word "specially" used when it should be "especially".
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    stanch and staunch...
    These are mistaken all of the time, even in books.
    I am a staunch supporter of your ability to stanch the flow of blood from a wound (because I'm too squeamish to look at it)...
    Also flounder and founder...
    You might flounder about in the water for a while but, if you founder, we probably won't see you again... unless we find you when we're fishing for flounder...
    I'm a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle and here is my spout. Every time I steam up, I give a shout. Just tip me over and pour me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Tourist View Post
    stanch and staunch...
    These are mistaken all of the time, even in books.
    I am a staunch supporter of your ability to stanch the flow of blood from a wound (because I'm too squeamish to look at it)...
    Also flounder and founder...
    You might flounder about in the water for a while but, if you founder, we probably won't see you again... unless we find you when we're fishing for flounder...
    Ahaha! I don't think I really knew about these words...
    Your kisses, sweeter than honey. But guess what, so is my money.

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    My mom says flustrated a lot. Grrrr.... I'm not sure that she knows that frustrated or flustered are words. It flustrates me.

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    Liberry instead of library. Our old principal used to say that ALL the time!

    Brepfuss instead of breakfast.

    I remember as a kid being very surprised that at school they wanted you to say raiNbow, instead of raiMbow.

    Pitcher vs picture. Should be pronounced differently!

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    What's the deal with "February"? I was taught as a child that the first "r" is silent so that the word is pronounced "Febuary", but in college, an English instructor told me differently. She said the "r" is supposed to be pronounced. I suppose "Febuary" is just so commonplace it's accepted now....?
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    I only learned through doing speech arts that any time the word a or the is before a vowel word, it takes on a long vowel sound.

    I also found out the dew was supposed to be pronounced dyou rather than doo.

    I still am unsure about February.

    How do you guys feel about Tuesday and schedule for pronunciation?

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