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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    Trope:

    The more it taxes people, the more hours of the day people have to 'work for the government' (a familiar trope in right-wing rhetoric).
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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    Apostrophe abuse. As in, using an apostrophe to indicate plural. Drives me nuts that it's now so pervasive that many people think it's actually correct English.

    Recent peeve: not understanding the difference between "every day" and "everyday." Another one that's getting so pervasive that many people think it's right.

    For the record, "every day" means on a daily basis. As in, "I read TideFans every day."

    "Everyday" means ordinary, run-of-the-mill, nothing special. As in, "TideFans is not an everyday sports board."

    And yes, I feel kind of like Sysiphus in both of these.
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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    “Please feel free to contact me”—most often in email or other written communications. Why would I NOT feel free to contact somebody when I have their contact information?? If I need to do it, don’t worry—I WILL contact you!
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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    Fake news

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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    gen up. He is trying to gen up his followers.
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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    “Data” in public education

    I’m so sick of hearing “let’s look at the data,” “how are we developing our lessons based on the data,” and “here’s the data for you and your team to plan effective lessons.”


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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    This one's been around for a while, but is another example that is getting so pervasive that a lot of people think it's correct English: "would have," in place of "had."

    As in, "If all our coaches would have been fully engaged, the outcome of the Clemson game might have been different."

    For all that's holy, it's, "If all our coaches had been fully engaged, the outcome of the Clemson game might have been different.

    Exponentially worse though is, "would of," used in the same way. I see that occasionally, just not nearly as much as, "would have."
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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    (channeling my best CNS)

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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaFlum View Post
    “Data” in public education

    I’m so sick of hearing “let’s look at the data,” “how are we developing our lessons based on the data,” and “here’s the data for you and your team to plan effective lessons.”


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    Just as bad is "metrics". By all metrics this is the outcome.
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