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True, but there are alternatives.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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I'd just pick either "he'll" or "she'll." But "he'll/she'll," though awkward, would still be correct. (It would be nice if we had a neutral singular pronoun other than "it.")
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Could you be more pacific...?
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When did "never mind" become one word?

Similarly for "a lot".
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And, apparently, "at least".
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Theiyr're
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A serious question (I know: utterly out of character for me, but try to get past that):

I'm a moderator on another forum whose constituency comprises a lot of people who are not native English speakers and who, because of the nature of the forum, ask a lot of technical questions and, therefore, proffer a lot of technical answers.

When I find that someone has made a serious error in their writing - using a homonym, for example, or egregious misspelling - is it appropriate to use my superpowers to edit their posts, or is that overstepping my bounds?

(Then, alas, there's the native English speaker who wrote that, "<a particular organization> never seizes to amaze me." Sigh.)
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On Jun 20, 2014, S2000magician wrote:
When I find that someone has made a serious error in their writing - using a homonym, for example, or egregious misspelling - is it appropriate to use my superpowers to edit their posts, or is that overstepping my bounds?


I think you should leave the posts as they are, even though changing them would clearly not alter their meaning, for all intensive purposes.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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Not a peeve, more like something I always wondered about: curious/curiosity. I'm curious why curiosity drops the u. Are there any analogous examples?
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Viscous/viscosity
Luminous/luminosity
Voluminous/voluminosity
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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On Jun 20, 2014, S2000magician wrote:
(Then, alas, there's the native English speaker who wrote that, "<a particular organization> never seizes to amaze me." Sigh.)


This had me in hysterics...thanks for the chuckle, you serious gentleman you!
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Viscous/viscosity
Luminous/luminosity
Voluminous/voluminosity

Monstrous/monstrosity
Pompous/pomposity
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Porous / Porosity

Along the same lines, judge / judgment (drops the e)

But not Devious / Deviosity. Smile
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Humorous/humorosity
Glamorous/glamorosity
Ridiculous/ridiculosity
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Here's one I'd not seen before: gratitudity.
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That doesn't even sound correct.
Try to use that in a sentence please?
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A gratitudity of 18% will be added to bills for all parties of 10 or more.
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Platitude/platitudity
(No shizz?) that's a new one for me.

"The platypuss' nudity was fraught with platitudity."
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On Jun 29, 2014, Devious wrote:
Platitude/platitudity
(No shizz?) that's a new one for me.

"The platypuss' nudity was fraught with platitudity."

On the subject of spelling mistakes . . . platypuss?
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Ha-ha...I'm blaming my phone's spell check for this one.
Kudos for the correction.
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