It's PAID! Not PAYED! PAID!

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  1. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    I don't claim to be a spelling wizard, although I do ok, and I understand that not everyone brings the same command of the English language to the internet and that I should be tolerant and I am, but there is one word that is constantly misspelled and it drives me nuts. That word is PAID, the past tense of the word PAY. Like in "I paid $500 for my receiver", not "I payed $500 for my receiver".

    I know it sounds like it ought to be "payed" but it isn't. It's another one of those quirks of the English language that I don't know how came to be.

    There - that's off my chest. Please use "paid" instead of "payed". Thank you! Now I better spell check this so no one catches me in a misspelling.
     
  2. brentl

    brentl Cinematographer

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    Blah Blah Blah!!!

    Did I spell that properly?[​IMG]

    Din't U no dats da whey we speek on da net?

    Brent
     
  3. Leila Dougan

    Leila Dougan Screenwriter

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    It seems Merriam-Webster thinks "payed" is an alternate spelling. Now I don't know if that's an original, alternate spelling, or it just came about because so many people started using it.
     
  4. Robert_Gaither

    Robert_Gaither Screenwriter

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    Like "you're and your", "base and bass" (esp on an audio forum), and "their, there, and they're" are some of the ones that bugs me. [​IMG]
     
  5. David Williams

    David Williams Cinematographer

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    You can add the correct usage of 'to, too & two" to that list.

    My personal spelling peeve is the misspelling of the word 'judgment', which is one of the most frequently misspelled words. Would you believe misspell is also frequently misspelled? [​IMG]
     
  6. Kenneth

    Kenneth Supporting Actor

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    I don't get hung up on how words are used because I deal a lot with people to whom English is their second or third language (besides that, I'm an engineer, so I would have to move to the land of black pots and kettles). So I'll cut them some slack if they want to be "scaring" instead of "scared".

    One set of words I see misused a lot, not because of spelling but grammar, is affect and effect. One is a verb and the other a noun, so it is usually pretty glaring when they are interchanged.

    Kenneth
     
  7. Michael Warner

    Michael Warner Supporting Actor

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    There loosers too have payed that much for a reciever! [​IMG]
     
  8. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
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    its, it's, its'
     
  9. Jason Hughes

    Jason Hughes Supporting Actor

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    Real Name:
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    It's I not i !
     
  10. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Lead Actor

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    "Looser" is my biggest peeve. I can understand mixing up words with the same pronunciation and different meanings, but mixing up words that have completely different pronunciations and different meanings just gets in my craw.

    L-O-O-S-E-R means something is less tight.
    L-O-S-E-R means one who is not a winner.
    L-O-O-S-E means something that is not tight or to let go.
    L-O-S-E means to not win or to misplace.

    Edited for spelling.:b
     
  11. dany

    dany Supporting Actor

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    I have a saying"if you know what i meant,then its ok". I'm 52 years old,dont correct me.
     
  12. RichP

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    I also have a saying...

    "If you want to look like a fool in front of the entire Internet, then that's ok." [​IMG]

    For better or worse, this forum is a written medium, not a spoken one. The shortcuts you can get away with when speaking simply do not work in a written medium. The horrible spelling and grammar that are sometimes seen on forums like this are akin to walking into a room full of strangers and stumbling over your words while drooling and saying, "Duhhhhhh," repeatedly. In short, no one would take you seriously or put any stock in anything you had to say. Why should it be any different here?
     
  13. Jason Seaver

    Jason Seaver Lead Actor

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    Actually, both can be used as nouns and verbs, although their meanings are different:

    affect (v) - to be a contributing factor
    affect (n) - a shortening of "affectation" (rare)

    effect (v) - to cause to happen (rare) as in "to effect a change"
    effect (n) - the result of an action

    In general, "affect" is the verb and "effect" is the noun, and people really shouldn't be using the interchangeably.

    The spelling error that drives me up a wall is "rediculous". There is no "e" in "ridiculous". This is often made worse because it's often stressed, as in "that they expect us to pay this much is REDICULOUS!", making someone look even more stupid.
     
  14. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Lead Actor

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    Almost as ironic as "You are such a LOOSER!".[​IMG]
     
  15. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Get it right, Jeff:

    "Your such a looser!"
     
  16. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Lead Actor

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    Your correct, you'res is better than mine.
     
  17. LanieParker

    LanieParker Supporting Actor

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    OKay here is my biggest pet peeve of sayings that people use incorrectly...

    I could care less

    or

    I couldn't care less...

    In this case an expression which originally meant “it would be impossible for me to care less than I do because I do not care at all” is rendered senseless by being transformed into the now-common “I could care less.” Think about it: if you could care less, that means you care some.

    This one drives me crazy!
     
  18. Brad Porter

    Brad Porter Screenwriter

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    * except when adressing your bitches, then it is also appropriate to use the form pizzayyyyed - especially if they aren't forthcoming with their earnings

    Source: Pimp to English Dictionary; 4th edition

    Brad [​IMG]
     
  19. MarkHastings

    MarkHastings Executive Producer

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    Payed: A past tense and a past participle of pay

    source: Dictionary.com
     
  20. Kenneth

    Kenneth Supporting Actor

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    I couldn't careless right now because I am carrying this expensive vase I don't want to drop [​IMG]

    Don't hand me that vase because I could careless and drop it :p)

    isle be weighting in the thyme out corner [​IMG]

    Kenneth
     

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