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    My DH's only language is English and even he makes errors. It happens to the best of us. He once said he won a Constellation prize. LOL

    But he's a math genius so who cares if he confuses a word here or there. Everyone has their own strengths. Language is my domain. He does my math, and I do all the talking
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    Quote Originally Posted by torontogal12 View Post
    My DH's only language is English and even he makes errors. It happens to the best of us. He once said he won a Constellation prize. LOL

    But he's a math genius so who cares if he confuses a word here or there. Everyone has their own strengths. Language is my domain. He does my math, and I do all the talking
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    Hmmm, I've never had a problem with the use of "issue" before. Now I think I will be paying more attention to the word though.

    My word pet peeve is when a word is mispronounced. The biggest for me is SANDWICH, it is not SAMwich or SAMMY. I am not sure when the "d" was dropped but it drives me nuts, especially when I hear it on commercials!

    ....am I the only one who double and triple checks their words and sentences in a thread like this, !!
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    Efforting made its debut a couple of years ago on the big sports radio station in Vancouver. No, people, you are not efforting to bring us a live interview. You are making an effort...and you are making up a word!!! Rant over. As you can tell, it drives me around the bend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erin9mmm View Post
    Hmmm, I've never had a problem with the use of "issue" before. Now I think I will be paying more attention to the word though.

    My word pet peeve is when a word is mispronounced. The biggest for me is SANDWICH, it is not SAMwich or SAMMY. I am not sure when the "d" was dropped but it drives me nuts, especially when I hear it on commercials!

    ....am I the only one who double and triple checks their words and sentences in a thread like this, !!
    I couldn't actually say the word "sandwich" when I was younger so I actually said "sanich" and I sometimes find myself saying that now every once in a while. But I totally understand because it bugs me and I've asked people to point it out to me if I don't notice I've said it that way.

    My biggest pet peeve is when people use "big" words incorrectly. Or when I am accused of using a "big word" incorrectly, when, in fact, I did not.

    Back to the OP, I understand your frustration, but I think the connotation of a word has a lot to do with an individual's choice of words, as lghend basically said that "issue" has the connotation of being less severe than "problem." I recently read an article about the evolution of the English language and it was absolutely fascinating, especially how social media and the digital age has influenced its evolution.
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    I can see how that would be annoying. I feel the same way about people spelling "alot" instead of a lot. LOL

    Little things that can drive you crazy.

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    The worst is my boss using words like " challenges " or " Opportunities " for whats clearly a " Problem "

    Opportunities as in we have an opportunity to fix the problem , so we have to call the problem an opportunity or a challenge, WTH ?
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    My issue is English is a very difficult language to learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooCouponCrazy View Post
    I can see how that would be annoying. I feel the same way about people spelling "alot" instead of a lot. LOL

    Little things that can drive you crazy.
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    LOL! I will be posting that in my classroom, Natalka!
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    Another anti-literally vote here...


    And decimate....Unless you are truely evil, you do not decimate your rival sports team...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Penguin View Post
    Another anti-literally vote here...


    And decimate....Unless you are truely evil, you do not decimate your rival sports team...
    Decimate irrates me to no end. It's used wrong all the time. If a flood decimates a farmers crop he still has 90% of his crop. Because decimate means 1 in 10, 10%! Today it's used to mean total destruction, and that's just incorrect.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimat...8Roman_army%29


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    what irritates me is when people say : I'm starving.

    no. no you are not starving because if I recall correctly, you had a meal 2 hours ago. The real people that are starving had a meal two days ago!

    agh. rant over! I feel for ya OP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CouponingQueen View Post
    what irritates me is when people say : I'm starving.

    no. no you are not starving because if I recall correctly, you had a meal 2 hours ago. The real people that are starving had a meal two days ago!

    agh. rant over! I feel for ya OP!
    I am pretty sure I have annoyed anybody who has ever chosen to utter those 2 words in my presence!
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