not a new topic - really a pet peave
( Oh, and its not : I had ADVISE its ADVICE)
Advise is the verb, e.g. I advise you not to get baptised.
Advice is the noun, e.g. I was given good advice.
A guy in the U.K has an excellent radio Show, Shaun Keevney on Six Music, he had a slot on there he called "Pendants Corner" to discuss stuff like this, of course the irony was a number of people 'phoned in over the years to point out it "should have been called Pedant's Corner " .
And of course the old school overseers' (plural) favourite ...
"pronounciation" when it should be "pronunciation"
Mind you, I've heard BBC newsreaders get that one wrong.
A guy in the U.K has an excellent radio Show, Shaun Keevney on Six Music, he had a slot on there he called "Pendants Corner" to discuss stuff like this. -- Phizzy
Definition of pendant:something suspended: such asa :an ornament (as on a necklace) allowed to hang free
b :an electrical fixture suspended from the ceiling
- A turquoise pendant hung on her necklace.
:a hanging ornament of roofs or ceilings much used in the later styles of Gothic architecture3:a length of line usually used as a connector on a boat or ship;especially :a short rope hanging from a spar and having at its free end a block or spliced thimble (see thimble 2a):pennant 1a5a :companion piece
- hung an incandescent light pendant from the ceiling over the reading area
b :something secondary or supplementary
- The portrait of his father is a pendant to the one of his mother.
- The illustration is an apt pendant to the poem.
Their are too things I really hate more then anything else:
1) bad speling
2) atroshus gramar
Mispelled words -- yes, Alfred!
'phoned in over the years to point out it "should have been called Pedant's Corner "
Actually is should be Pedants' Corner (apostrophe after the s)
I ain't puching bottoms, but I hear you, bro.
I have too say, "You guys are to funny." I have some pet peaves two.