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- Jul 11, '10 by kbrn2002Quote from rn/writerCool! I learned something new, I had no idea orientated was a commonly used word elsewhere. It will still drive me bonkers when I hear it used though."Orientated" is common usage in the UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Although controversial in the US, it is marginally acceptable here as well. It is a real word, but one that sounds funny to many of us here in the States.
- Jul 11, '10 by sharpeimomQuote from nursel56glad i could help! i remember the years when my mom often communicated through cartoons, articles and such to get a point across.p e r f e c t comic above, kathy! to be passed on to a certain 20 year old young lady who already gets the message on texting while driving---but who's mother feels on an issue that important-- you can never nag too much
i still had one on our fridge my mother had sent me when i was a grad student and single. it was a cathy and she and her mom were in cathy's kitchen, looking at cathy's fridge. mom is frowning and asks cathy what the number one rule of grocery shopping is. cathy thinks a second, then replies, "always peel the gas station price tag off the bottom of the coffee can before mom comes to visit?!":d
that was on the fridge until it disintegrated and fell off.
- Jul 11, '10 by Ruby Veei don't know whether or not this is the right place for this vent, but i just had to get it off my chest!
i don't like reading about people "loosing their tempers" or "loosing their dogs" when what they mean is losing. if you talk about "loosing your temper," what it says is that you deliberately had a tantrum. is that the point you were trying to make? or you deliberately set your dogs free to attack at will and roam around the neighborhood, peeing on everyone's front lawn. is that what happened? or did you lose your dog and you can't come to work until you find him?
or more recently, "i balled my eyes out." really? because if you mean weeping, i think you meant "bawled". otherwise you're talking about sexual intercourse and i don't even want to contemplate the vigorous intercourse that could result in your eyes popping out.
all right. rant off now. let the flames begin.
- Jul 11, '10 by nursel56I agree, Ruby. I need to share, too. Because I recently came across a long one from someone who really wanted to find her "nitch" in nursing, so the word was used many times, removing all possible doubt that it was a mere typo. That, and "click". Not trying to be a big meanie, but it's "niche" and "clique"!!
- Jul 11, '10 by SWS RNJumping in, guys.
Thank you so much for bringing up the "lose vs loose" issue...I have seen it too many times to keep track.
While we are on the topic, how about "can someone give me some advise"....it is ADVICE !!!!!!!!!!
Some one may advise you to do something, then you choose (not chose) to follow the advice!!!
Whether (not weather) or not you wish to do so!!!!
Of course a "stylish girl" could be a "chic chick".......nuk, nuk, nuk