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Old 02-10-2010, 07:10 AM   #1
Mark E. Wallace
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Gaaaah!!!

  1. You don't follow an exercise regime or regiment. You follow a regimen.
  2. You don't loose weight. You lose it.
  3. The possessive form of it is its, not it's. It's is a contraction for "it is."
  4. When you are going somewhere, you go there, not their.
  5. Crossfit has an effect on your health, not an affect. Crossfit does, however, affect your health.
Maybe I just need another cup of coffee.

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Old 02-10-2010, 07:25 AM   #2
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Re: Gaaaah!!!

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Maybe I just need another cup of coffee.
Or less coffee.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:25 AM   #3
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Re: Gaaaah!!!

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Maybe I just need another cup of coffee.

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Or looser underwhere.....
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:37 AM   #4
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Re: Gaaaah!!!

Were, where, we're.....
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:53 AM   #5
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Re: Gaaaah!!!

"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will."

Epictetus, Greek Stoic Philosopher
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:54 AM   #6
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Re: Gaaaah!!!

Irritability is one of the symptoms of overtraining.

I agree with points 2-5 but regime and regimen can be used pretty much interchangeably. (WFS)
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:32 AM   #7
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Re: Gaaaah!!!

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Or less coffee.
Abomination!

Seriously, this sort of mistake bugs me, too; almost as much as lack of punctuation, capitalization, or the use of leetspeak. But what can you do? Just as with fitness, you can hardly force people to change their habits. Unfortunately.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:40 AM   #8
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Re: Gaaaah!!!

Same pet peeves here. Unfortunately since I have a child in kindergarden, I have sadly discovered the source of bad English. So many of the "recommended" books for children are terribly written. These are the books endorsed by the schools in their monthly marketing splash through the school, Scholastic Press. "Wendel sits at the other side of Room One. I don't know him good." I think it is called job security.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:41 AM   #9
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Re: Gaaaah!!!

This seemed appropriate:

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/05/12/99-grammar/ WFS
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:07 AM   #10
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My wife always gives me crap for using the wrong then/than in my daily affiliate blog posts (or anywhere really...)

I get so paranoid now I will rewrite things to not need to use one if I am not sure which one is needed.
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