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2017-12-05 05:41:33 PM  
Blinded by the light
Wrapped up like a douche
Another runner in the night...
 
2017-12-05 05:50:15 PM  
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2017-12-05 05:56:17 PM  
Should of got a bigger boat
 
2017-12-05 06:03:46 PM  
And if your Aunt Bee is the one you love, love the one you're with.
 
2017-12-05 06:34:39 PM  
That page was a mess. It tried to kill my browser.
 
2017-12-05 07:31:54 PM  
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2017-12-05 07:38:37 PM  
Got 9/9.  I admit I  guessed between deep-seated and deep-seeded.

But really, they're one in the same.  But I think the statue of limitations has expired, give me a little lead way.
 
2017-12-05 08:01:48 PM  
If you don't cringe when you hear someone say "a diamond dozen", then this quiz is for you.

OH COME ON NOBODY TALKS LIKE THAT.

Really, nobody says that, right?
 
2017-12-05 08:14:20 PM  
A doggy dog world?
 
2017-12-05 08:17:25 PM  
Marie doesn't like when
ya Robbin the cash box,
Robbin the cash box.
 
2017-12-05 08:18:52 PM  
I honestly thought it was baited breath. Never would have thought it was bated breath.

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2017-12-05 08:20:49 PM  
It actually is "I could care less." It's supposed to be a sarcastic statement.
 
2017-12-05 08:21:13 PM  
As God as my witness
 
2017-12-05 08:22:39 PM  

JerkStore: I honestly thought it was baited breath. Never would have thought it was bated breath.

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"bated" is short for "abated", meaning "stopped". It refers to holding one's breath.
 
2017-12-05 08:36:15 PM  
I had a buddy once who insisted that "making ends meet" was "making endsmeat".  Endsmeat, being some type of mythical food substenance that serves to keep one alive.

When i told him my version, i have to guess it sounded logical and more sensible, but he had gone that far into his life being wrong about it, he couldn't admit it, by that point.
 
2017-12-05 08:42:45 PM  
[NOT MINE] Woodstock: Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends - Misheard Lyrics
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2017-12-05 08:42:59 PM  

Dedmon: It actually is "I could care less." It's supposed to be a sarcastic statement.


The sarcastically challenged will never understand that.
 
2017-12-05 08:54:56 PM  
Not quite the same thing, but I can't stand the euphemism "passed away."  Does that make someone less dead to say that?  Worse is "passed."  When you're dead you haven't "passed",  you've failed.
 
2017-12-05 08:57:11 PM  
Errors made by those that don't read.
 
2017-12-05 08:58:34 PM  
My goat knows the bowling score, hallelujah.
 
2017-12-05 08:59:44 PM  
I internally go apeshiat when someone says 'supposably'.
 
2017-12-05 09:01:59 PM  

TwilightZone: Not quite the same thing, but I can't stand the euphemism "passed away."  Does that make someone less dead to say that?  Worse is "passed."  When you're dead you haven't "passed",  you've failed.


Past the whey.
 
2017-12-05 09:04:56 PM  
If you're a native English speaker and you get any wrong it's a sign of something serious. This is up there with that tone deafness quiz a while ago.
 
2017-12-05 09:06:31 PM  

TwilightZone: Not quite the same thing, but I can't stand the euphemism "passed away."  Does that make someone less dead to say that?  Worse is "passed."  When you're dead you haven't "passed",  you've failed.


It's more polite than saying "I'm sorry your Mom is worm food."
 
2017-12-05 09:08:39 PM  

gopher321: Blinded by the light
Wrapped up like a douche
Another runner in the night...


The Vacant Lot - Blinded By The Light
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2017-12-05 09:11:17 PM  
I got the change tack one wrong because I don't think I've ever heard that expression.

I did know that tack had to do with sailboats, but since the example was about chess I didn't think it was the right answer and changing tact seemed like it meant changing my mind.
 
2017-12-05 09:13:27 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: TwilightZone: Not quite the same thing, but I can't stand the euphemism "passed away."  Does that make someone less dead to say that?  Worse is "passed."  When you're dead you haven't "passed",  you've failed.

It's more polite than saying "I'm sorry your Mom is worm food."


What's rude about "I'm sorry your Mom died."?
 
2017-12-05 09:43:18 PM  
Good ol' mondegreens.
 
2017-12-05 09:51:30 PM  

TwilightZone: Dedmon: It actually is "I could care less." It's supposed to be a sarcastic statement.

The sarcastically challenged will never understand that.


Very true. Every time I make a grammatical mistake it's not actually a mistake. It's sarcasm.
 
2017-12-05 09:53:59 PM  

SpaceyCat: A doggy dog world?


malkbone under where?
 
2017-12-05 10:03:42 PM  

Eravior: TwilightZone: Dedmon: It actually is "I could care less." It's supposed to be a sarcastic statement.

The sarcastically challenged will never understand that.

Very true. Every time I make a grammatical mistake it's not actually a mistake. It's sarcasm.


Context is everything.
 
2017-12-05 10:08:36 PM  

SavageWombat: Errors made by those that don't read.

i'll have you know i read every tweet from all the kardashians irregardless of if it's a real update or just a selfie!
you shouldn't of made such a bad assumption

Earguy: Got 9/9.  I admit I  guessed between deep-seated and deep-seeded.

you know there were 10 questions, right?

Russ1642: If you're a native English speaker and you get any wrong it's a sign of something serious. This is up there with that tone deafness quiz a while ago.

That's a very racist way of looking at things. Forcing other people to adopt your arbitrary rules of what makes "proper" grammar perpetuates unjust language structure and creates artificial social hierarchies.
Shame on you!
 
2017-12-05 10:13:17 PM  

JerkStore: I honestly thought it was baited breath.

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2017-12-05 10:14:09 PM  

gopher321: Blinded by the light
Wrapped up like a douche
Another runner in the night...


The heart of rock'n'roll is Topeka
 
2017-12-05 10:16:13 PM  

TwilightZone: Dedmon: It actually is "I could care less." It's supposed to be a sarcastic statement.

The sarcastically challenged will never understand that.


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2017-12-05 10:16:59 PM  

John Buck 41: I internally go apeshiat when someone says 'supposably'.


One of my linguistic pet petes is "conversated"
 
2017-12-05 10:16:59 PM  
I quit when the quiz didn't know the correct definition of a "moot point."
 
2017-12-05 10:17:51 PM  
I once saw this guy at a bar trying to impress the cute bartender by appending "s'il vous plaît" to his drink order. It came out as "seafood place".
 
2017-12-05 10:22:01 PM  

yakmans_dad: JerkStore: I honestly thought it was baited breath.
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2017-12-05 10:51:10 PM  

RJReves: John Buck 41: I internally go apeshiat when someone says 'supposably'.

One of my linguistic pet petes is "conversated"


"Orientated" drives me up the wall.

/legitimately had to correct someone on "intensive purposes" once
//they almost died of shame once they realized they'd been saying it wrong their entire life
 
2017-12-05 10:57:20 PM  

RJReves: gopher321: Blinded by the light
Wrapped up like a douche
Another runner in the night...

The heart of rock'n'roll is Topeka


Shave my wife I'm going down for the last time
 
2017-12-05 11:06:16 PM  
You rang, subby?
 
2017-12-05 11:17:38 PM  
I knew all the answers to this right from the gekko.
 
2017-12-05 11:20:20 PM  

Peaceboy: I knew all the answers to this right from the gekko.


Geez Louis! Rite from the gekko!
 
2017-12-05 11:25:01 PM  
I was always amused when people used spicket instead of spigot.
 
2017-12-06 12:01:59 AM  
Final score10 / 10... (or 100%) which is 17% better than average.
 
2017-12-06 12:04:58 AM  
Granite, you've got a point. But here's the thing, all language is made up. If enough people start using it in the "wrong" way, it becomes the new "okay" way. I shant beleaguer the point.
 
2017-12-06 12:10:39 AM  

OneFretAway: I quit when the quiz didn't know the correct definition of a "moot point."


Your outrage is debatable.
 
2017-12-06 12:12:51 AM  

FleshMonkey: I was always amused when people used spicket instead of spigot.


It's even funnier when people use cricket instead of crigot. I mean, can you even?!
 
2017-12-06 12:26:54 AM  

SavageWombat: Errors made by those that don't read.


Who.
 
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