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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #375 on: December 25, 2016, 04:47:16 pm »
When people complain about being single. Complaining won't get you a date, if you ask me.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #376 on: December 26, 2016, 05:47:12 am »
Stupid tax laws.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #377 on: January 30, 2017, 10:26:51 pm »
The street-legal freight locomotive firing up and rolling out at half past midnight last night.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #378 on: February 02, 2017, 12:28:52 am »
Eggcorns becoming an accepted part of the language. I'm currently confused and infuriated by my recent discovery that the phrase "strait and narrow" is spelt "straight and narrow" in most dictionaries, even though no Bible spells it that way. And if one did it would be a blatant error, since the point of that passage is that the path to Heaven is difficult to follow, and what's so difficult to about a straight path, regardless of how narrow it is? It doesn't make sense. Anyone who knows what the words mean can see that it doesn't make sense. How does an obviously nonsensical misspelling of a well-known Bible quote end up in a dictionary? I don't understand.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #379 on: February 02, 2017, 10:12:19 pm »
The next-door neighbors have not a wage earner among them for at least five years, but do not lack for video games, cigarettes, cel phones, pets, tatoos, and weekly charcoal bbq cookouts.
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