Pickles by Brian Crane for November 27, 2010

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    Llewellenbruce  over 12 years ago

    But it’s still pronounced the same.

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    GROG Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Maybe you should just forget it, Opal. After that, I wouldn’t be inclined to believe you.

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    COWBOY7  over 12 years ago

    And just wat did you here, Opal??!!

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    paha_siga  over 12 years ago

    Poor Opal.

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    kreole  over 12 years ago

    No, it’s not pronounced the same.

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    marjancek  over 12 years ago

    Wait; that’s actually correct; as in ”Her doing’ is a fine thing”.

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    arye uygur  over 12 years ago

    Can Opal read the cartoon balloons in her own comic?

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    cdward  over 12 years ago

    It pains me to admit that I’m with Opal on this one. I can’t stand the laziness in language usage. The confusion between “your” and “you’re” is just one of my pet peeves.

    For the most part, however, I bite my tongue, (which is why I can’t speak and have to type everything).

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    CarolinaGirl  over 12 years ago

    I agree cdward …drives me crazy, too!!

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    Nelly55  over 12 years ago

    loose vs lose

    that one drives me batty

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    gjsjr41  over 12 years ago

    I also agree with Opal. They’re, there, their….. your, you’re…. to, too, two…..know, no….. and the list goes on.

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    odeliasimone  over 12 years ago

    That’s you’re to you Fred!

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    peter0423  over 12 years ago

    Would it now be politically incorrect to call those words “homonyms”?

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    SillyStuff  over 12 years ago

    Call me “Opal”. It drives me crazy too.

    Ever look up the word “anyways” in the dictionary? It doesn’t exist. And don’t get me started on “you guys” to a table full of women and not a man in sight…..

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    SameAsOldFfred  over 12 years ago

    “The tune don’t have to be clever, And it don’t matter if you put a coupla extra syllables into a line. It sounds more ethnic if it ain’t good English, And it don’t even gotta rhyme–excuse me–rhyne” – Tom Lehrer

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    jump4joy  over 12 years ago

    I only use “your” when I should use “you’re” when I text someone. It takes too much time to put in the apostrophe. Otherwise, I’m with Opal.

    Nelly55, I also hate it when people write that they have to “loose” weight, instead of “lose” weight.

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    RadioTom  over 12 years ago

    Well, if you loose weight, you’re probably going to lose it. I knew the new to would be two to’s too many. See the sea? No, but I saw the saw. English is fun!

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    shirttailslim  over 12 years ago

    Don’t leave out “since” and “sense”> I.m with Opal here.

    I feel that spelling and word use among younger persons indicates the state of education today!!

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    lmanningok Premium Member over 12 years ago

    As a fanatic grammarian, I even get steamed when people don’t know when to use “that” and “which”!

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    theR0nin  over 12 years ago

    SCAATY, not politically incorrect– just incorrect. Homonyms are spelled and sound the same, but have different meanings.

    The word you’re looking for is Homophone.

    And since “homo” is a Greek prefix meaning “same”, there’s nothing wrong with using it in a word. ;)

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    cdward  over 12 years ago

    Jump4Joy, I actually use correct grammar even when texting. In fact, I do it specifically because so much horrible grammar is in vogue in the texting world, and I protest. I find that it takes almost no extra time to write out words and use correct punctuation, and it makes the reading so much easier.

    That is especially true when you don’t know what some of the abbreviations mean. For example, I had to look up IRL, which RCMinor wrote. I never knew that it stood for “in real life.”

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    EarlWash  over 12 years ago

    Lazy slurring is also a more recent form of acceptance. i.e. the pronounciation for EDucation is now listed in the dictionary as EJucation.

    Sorry, unacceptable..

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