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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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*EDIT* Sitting on my high horse I screwed up the title. Hehe. *EDIT*

It seems like 75% of the time either of these words are used, they are misspelled. So here is a little education on the matter.

DUAL becomes DUEL - Dual means having a double nature. A duel is formalized combat. If you have a DiMarzio DP101, its called 'DUAL Sound' not 'Duel Sound,' unless you are going to whip out a pistol and shoot it at 12 paces. DUAL. WITH AN *A*.

RIDICULOUS becomes REDICULOUS - this one I can't understand as I dont even known anyone who pronounces ridiculous as rediculous. Do you say 'red ic u lous'... nooo, it's 'rid ic u lous'. Leave the red for a 550RFR.

Coming in third is TREMOLO. Trem o lo *not* trem el o. TREMELO is a town in BELGIUM. Tremolo is a number of different things including your moving bridge. Unless you plan on floating a Flemish village, spell it correctly as TREMOLO.

Ok, I'm done.

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I'm still trying to decipher that title
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*EDIT* Sitting on my high horse I screwed up the title. Hehe. *EDIT*

It seems like 75% of the time either of these words are used, they are misspelled. So here is a little education on the matter.

DUAL becomes DUEL - Dual means having a double nature. A duel is formalized combat. If you have a DiMarzio DP101, its called 'DUAL Sound' not 'Duel Sound,' unless you are going to whip out a pistol and shoot it at 12 paces. DUAL. WITH AN *A*.

RIDICULOUS becomes REDICULOUS - this one I can't understand as I dont even known anyone who pronounces ridiculous as rediculous. Do you say 'red ic u lous'... nooo, it's 'rid ic u lous'. Leave the red for a 550RFR.

Coming in third is TREMOLO. Trem o lo *not* trem el o. TREMELO is a town in BELGIUM. Tremolo is a number of different things including your moving bridge. Unless you plan on floating a Flemish village, spell it correctly as TREMOLO.

Ok, I'm done.

Oh no! Another grammar / punctuation thread

Would you like me to fix your incorrect grammar in the title???

Hmm.......the word Duel vs Dual. I suppose whilst makin(g) it with a lady, (depending on who she is) that one could be a toss up And at some point, I suppose it could turn into a duet???

And we Coloradans DO pronounce it r'E'd ic u lous

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RIDICULOUS becomes REDICULOUS - this one I can't understand as I dont even known anyone who pronounces ridiculous as rediculous. Do you say 'red ic u lous'... nooo, it's 'rid ic u lous'. Leave the red for a 550RFR.
Apparently there is actually only one "o" in the word no!!!!! Shocking, i know

A little saddle-sore maybe??
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English 101
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ROTF hahahaha
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One thing I notice is that people often forget to use the possessive case before a gerund. For example:

Incorrect:
I could easily see me getting two more JEM's.

Correct:
I could easily see my getting two more JEM's.
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Here, lemmie adjust this real quick

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One thing I notice is that people often forget to use the possessive case before a gerund. For example:

An incorrect statement for a married person =
"I could easily see my getting two more JEM's."


A correct statement for a married person =
"I could easily see my WIFE getting two more JEM's."
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hahaha lol
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Leave the red for a 550RFR.
There is no RG550RFR. It's RG550RF.



But yeah. I see it a lot, this "rediculous" and "duel". It happens on forums everywhere. I always wondered why, too. At least "tremelo" isn't as bad as "wah wah arm".

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Here, lemmie adjust this real quick
Shouldn't it be "I could easily see myself getting two more JEM's"?
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i before e, except after c, and sometimes words neighbor and weigh
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Shouldn't it be "I could easily see myself getting two more JEM's"?
Oh come on Dee! As Waydude was pointing out, my is short for myself

Sheesh.....and you even had to wear a "uni" in school! So much for my thinking the UK educational system is superior to ours
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