It's been said, though we're not sure by whom, that it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.But sometimes we've got to open our mouths so use this handy guide to make sure, at the very least, you're saying the words right.But then – in what can best be described as the greatest grammatical epiphany since someone decided that we needed a contraction to turn “I am” into a single word – people seemed to universally scream out “”. And I would like to lead the charge to restore balance.Justin Brown is a writer and artist living in Virginia.He uploaded a 30-minute sexual film of his 29-year-old ex-girlfriend onto the website Pornhub, which is the largest...Racially or religiously aggravated intentional harassment, harassment, alarm or distress or fear or provocation of violence Conspiracy to supply drugs Failure to answer bail Using threatening and abusive behaviour or disorderly behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drug (heroin) and class B (amphetamines) drugs, racially aggravated harassment, using threatening behaviour and breach of bail. He was found guilty of rape in Cardiff city centre on 20 September 2015.This may have been more helpful before the media blitz that was the Summer Olympics but it is a very valuable lesson to have for the future. Yes, a three-for-one deal, but only because this one is dually very common and very simple to fix. Also: the yuppie kids will I’m going to try to get through this one without a President Bush joke.It applies to “athlete” and any derivative (biathlon, triathlon, decathlon, etc.) and, honestly, I’m sad that I even have to point this out: there is no vowel between the ‘H’ and the ‘L’ in any of these words. For some reason, we of the English tongue have an obsession with changing any ‘S’ to an ‘X’, if it follows an ‘E’ sound; call it the Exxon Indoctrination. All right, so, despite the fact that it’s 2008, this is a word with which we’re somehow still struggling. In a bizarre twist, people actually became so certain of this word’s meaning that they alter its pronunciation to reflect that definition.
For a while, nobody was aware that the ‘T’ was silent; this sneaky caveat had to be beaten into our brains for years and years in school. At some point, the rational people of Earth decided to flip over the Buffet Table of Reason at the Banquet for Intellectual Hope and thought it best to, once again, simply start pronouncing the ‘T’ in “often.” I do not know whether this was brought on by an innate human desire to flout the rules of our world or just a collective hatred for all things associated with the establishment but it is now arguably the most frequent linguistic speed bump in the history of hyperbole.
Like most of the words on this list, “nuclear” is spelled EXACTLY AS IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE PRONOUNCED and yet, people continue to screw it up worse than the War in Iraq… Overlooking the fact that many people also seem to have precisely no idea as to the latter word’s true definition (I’ve had several conversations where people bizarrely substitute “prerogative” for words like “agenda”), this is another problem that can be attributed to ignorance in the arena of “Sound It Out, You Lummox.” The ‘R’ comes before the ‘E’ in both of these words. Yes, “utmost” is an adjective synonymous with “greatest” (a term that immediately calls to mind some tangible Mount Olympus-type of vertical hierarchy and the word “upper”) but that second letter? educated in your excruciating political debates as we approach November 3.
I cannot explain it any more simply than my second grade teacher once did: “You always want to have a good candidate for your CANDY DATE.” Candy date. This is one of those words that ultimately had to abandon its crusade for righteousness and now has been corrupted to the point where dictionaries may list the incorrect pronunciation as acceptable because of just how rampant the ignorance grew to be. no matter how awesome the rainbow flavor is, there’s still only one ‘R’.
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He pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his 55-year-old wife at their flat in Chippenham, Wiltshire, on 5 September 2015.