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You know, for years I thought "for all intents and purposes" was "for
all intensive purposes" until I saw it written one day. Since then, I've
encountered a few other people who admitted the same thing. Along the
same lines, I hear "all the sudden" when I say "all of a sudden".... I
wonder if I'm making another blooper there?
When I worked overseas, my British-trained counterparts said
"al-you-MIN-ee-um" where we yanks say "al-OO-min-um" and I always
thought that was funny. I may be wrong, but I think we spell it the same
(aluminum?). Of course, I live in Texas and that could be a whole new
discussion....!!! That's why I would never be the one to correct
Isn't life hilarious?
Jane Bergen, Technical Writer,
AnswerSoft, Inc. Richardson, TX
janeb -at- answersoft -dot- com
On Monday, September 22, 1997 3:03 PM, Hillary Russak
[SMTP:hrussak -at- SLAC -dot- STANFORD -dot- EDU] wrote:
> My personal pet peeve is mostly a pronuciation issue. People rarely
> misspell "nuclear", but you'd think they would, since it comes-out as
> "nucular" (even when spoken by the US President!).
> Hillary M. Russak, Technical Writer
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