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Jul. 29th, 2004

Another late night for Cory, which means I'm trying to be constructive but I'm tending to spend a little too much time looking for companionship over the world wide web. That sounds bad. I mean I'm chatting with people because Cory's busy. :)

And I'm listening to ABBA. I like ABBA.

Hmm. Should I fold the clothes, or bind some more books... or just sit here? What a dilemma.

I just found out dilemma isn't spelled dilemna. I've always thought it's spelled dilemna.

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2stars4arms
Jul. 29th, 2004 10:31 pm (UTC)
dilemna? that's funny. for years I thought the expression "for all intents and purposes" was "for all intensive purposes." I think it was just a few years ago that I found out what people were actually saying.
rivulet
Jul. 29th, 2004 10:37 pm (UTC)
I think that's a really common one, all intensive purposes. It's funny that people say things without really caring what they mean - it's just habit. Like people celebrating holidays with certain traditions that they don't know or care where they came from. It's not bad or anything, it's just interesting, don't you think?
solteronita
Jul. 30th, 2004 11:59 am (UTC)
My dad always starts sentences with, "Being as...", but to me, as a kid, it always sounded like he was saying, "Beans..."
rivulet
Jul. 30th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
Another one that bugs me is "I could care less" when they mean "I couldn't care less." Because if you could care less, that means you care, which usually doesn't make sense. :)
2stars4arms
Jul. 30th, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC)
YOu know, the holiday thing doesn't make me say "hmmmm..." But the saying things without thinking about what they mean does. Words are really contagious- like the flu! One person says something and it's off! And soon everyone's saying it and no one knows why. Even in professional arenas where they should know better. (I get annoyed with edu-speak in education.)
rivulet
Jul. 30th, 2004 06:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have mixed feelings about that - on one hand, language evolves pretty quickly. But on the other hand, things like internet speak and slang and stuff like that shouldn't be in our vocabulary when we're trying to be professional.
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