PSA: "to pay" is an irregular verb

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PSA: "to pay" is an irregular verb
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Wed, 03-03-2010 - 1:48am

The past tense of this verb is "paid" not payed.

That is all.

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 9:09am

<'She's going to reach out to John about that on Friday'. Blech. >


Oh, oh, I've got one!!!

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 10:14am

then.

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 10:22am
Gah!!!!! Years ago my mother worked in a Danish-owned multinational. Part of her job was to translate this kind of MBA gibberish from Danish to English for the company's intraweb. Of course most of the gibberish was directly translated from English in the first place, and I am sure most of the Danes spouting it had only the foggiest notion what they might be saying. Anyway, she would call me in her anguish to "interpret" what these people were talking about.

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 11:38am

Actually I hear that one so often I've become immune to it, lol!

My current major peeve is the 'yourselves' thing. I wish I had the cojones to tell my colleagues that the word ISN'T USED THAT WAY!!!

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 11:41am

Oooh yes, homophones.

I will ACCEPT this gift.
I like all of you, EXCEPT that guy over there.

I don't personally mind people misspelling words like occasional and accommodation. You know, the usual suspects on the commonly misspelt words lists. I understand that people struggle with those. It's the ones they should have learned by the age of 10 that annoy me ;o)

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 11:43am

LOL!

Welcome to my working life ;oD

My beloved ex-boss was a particular culprit of this. He was an engineer by trade, and it made him feel like he 'fit in' with the office types. It became a bit of a running joke, although his successors haven't picked up on the fact that if you say 'let's conference this', we WILL laugh at you.

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 12:15pm
Gah! As well you should, laugh that is.

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Nina Hagen

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 1:45pm
Well, gosh darnit, ah wuz just fixin' to explayn that ah agree with ya! That there way o talkin' just ain't purty to tha ears.














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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 2:01pm

OUCH!!!

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 3:38pm
LOL, sorry. You wouldn't believe the way some people speak around here sometimes. I promise not to do it again. :-)