More of the little things…

More irksome bits from elsewhere:

You have the right to bear arms.  The right to bare arms should be a given–except when it’s cold; then, you might want a long-sleeved shirt.

If something is too simple to break, it’s “fool-proof.”  If something is full proof, it’s best taken either in a shot glass, or on the rocks.

You can’t take someone for granite.  Unless they’re being stony-faced (or they’re stonewalling you), you’re taking them for granted.

If you wish to wet your appetite, have a drink.  But to entice your tastebuds to want more, you should “whet” your appetite.  (And some sharpening stones are “whet-stones”; to whet something is to make it sharper, whether it is the edge of a blade or an appetite.)

A thing that is hidden in plain site has a secret resting place in the grasslands.  If it’s hidden in plain sight, on the other hand, it should be obvious to see but isn’t.

If you loose something, you are letting it go intentionally.  If you lose something, it is (unintentionally) missing.

Quot from another website: “…you can make a sourdough starter and keep it going for years to come. You may be able to do that with yeast also, to a degree.”  Well, yeah, to a degree, since that’s exactly what a sourdough starter is.

You’re waiting with bated breath.  (Bated: Adjective:In great suspense; very anxiously or excitedly.)  If your breath is “baited,” you’re trying to catch a fish in an unconventional manner.

Spell-check may not be perfect, but it’s a good first step–use it, so I won’t have to read any more “attricheus” (atrocious?) spelling.

Remember: an apostrophe can’t be used to make something plural.

Commas, commas, commas, commas, commas.  They’re important.  Compare:

“Let’s eat grandma!”

“Let’s eat, grandma!”

The first is an invitation to cannibalism.  The second is an invitation to dinner.


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4 Responses to More of the little things…

  1. This is my kind of post. I read a blog entry the other day in which a person was ‘absolutely stunt’ at something. I was definitely ‘stunt’ as well.

    I’m so glad to have found this blog! I’m also a leftie interested in self-sufficiency and am dismayed by the right-wing, Christian fundamentalist predominance. I look forward to what you have to offer!

  2. wyndwalkr says:

    Chill, man. It can be irksome, but isn’t it a losing battle? Some comes from typing in a hurry, and who really hits spell check very often, huh? Wait until you get nothing but the two thumbs shorthand!

  3. Hi just found your site! Reading through your posts, love this one! You don’t touch on my favorite; when to use lay or lie, and irregardless is not a word!!!

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