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  Reply # 1736549 14-Mar-2017 22:11
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Drinking glasses that dont stack properly, so they jam together and inevitably one breaks when forcing them apart.

 



If you stack them warm / hot, they contract as they cool. So does any gas trapped in the vessel below by the one above. 

It's most likely it isn't the glasses that aren't stacking properly so much as the person stacking the glasses isn't doing it properly by failing to allow them to cool down. :)  





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  Reply # 1736681 15-Mar-2017 10:01
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If you stack them warm / hot, they contract as they cool. So does any gas trapped in the vessel below by the one above. 

It's most likely it isn't the glasses that aren't stacking properly so much as the person stacking the glasses isn't doing it properly by failing to allow them to cool down. :)  

 

 

Proper ones have a step in the side of them that is where they stop so that doesnt happen.





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  Reply # 1736689 15-Mar-2017 10:37
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People who use the word "loose" when they actually mean "lose"

 

 

 

Happens all the time.


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  Reply # 1736693 15-Mar-2017 10:50
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People who use versing as verb for competing with someone: "I'm versing bob in tennis". 

 

If versing were a verb surely it would derive from verse -  to speak or composed.

 

Or the equally cringe-worthy past tense: "I versed Bob in tennis"

 

Versed is an adjective that means skilled or knowledgeable about something.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1736703 15-Mar-2017 11:01
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People who use versing as verb for competing with someone: "I'm versing bob in tennis". 

 

If versing were a verb surely it would derive from verse -  to speak or composed.

 

Or the equally cringe-worthy past tense: "I versed Bob in tennis"

 

Versed is an adjective that means skilled or knowledgeable about something.

 

 

Seems to be very common amongst the kids these days. Odds are it will pass into normal usage. They are taking a valid anglicized latin word, versus, and converting it to a verb which is more economical than using the more correct "competing against" and more specific than the equally-sized "playing".

 

So "Our team is versing St John's this week" is quicker and sounds less formal than "our team is competing against St John's this week" and implies competition better than "our team is playing St John's this week".

 

It rubs me the wrong way too, but whatcha gonna do, its a living language, it grows, it changes...


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  Reply # 1736705 15-Mar-2017 11:08
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From this morning - taxi drivers who brake in multiple sharp pulses of braking rather than one smooth one.  Very unpleasant. 

 

Taxi drivers who frequently brake and accelerate rather than maintain a steady speed, again un-comfortable and costing them more fuel.

 

 





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It rubs me the wrong way too, but whatcha gonna do, its a living language, it grows, it changes...

 

 

Very mixed feelings about that one. It definitely makes me cringe (it 'cringes' me?) but I can't dispute your point.

 

 





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  Reply # 1736710 15-Mar-2017 11:13
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People that answer written communications with telephone calls.

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  Reply # 1736711 15-Mar-2017 11:14
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"Insect Bites!"






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  Reply # 1736713 15-Mar-2017 11:14
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Irregardless of how we all feel, grammar ain't what it used to be!


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  Reply # 1736714 15-Mar-2017 11:16
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I *HATE* it when people say Often with a T. I cringe every time. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1736716 15-Mar-2017 11:20
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DarthKermit:

 

Irregardless of how we all feel, grammar ain't what it used to be!

 

 

My grammar made the best ever rice pudding


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  Reply # 1736727 15-Mar-2017 11:39
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waking up with a sodding migraine





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  Reply # 1736728 15-Mar-2017 11:39
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BlueShift:

 

Seems to be very common amongst the kids these days. Odds are it will pass into normal usage. They are taking a valid anglicized latin word, versus, and converting it to a verb which is more economical than using the more correct "competing against" and more specific than the equally-sized "playing".

 

 

I'd bet however that versed isn't the correct declension/conjugation ... 





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  Reply # 1736768 15-Mar-2017 11:50
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MikeAqua:

 

BlueShift:

 

Seems to be very common amongst the kids these days. Odds are it will pass into normal usage. They are taking a valid anglicized latin word, versus, and converting it to a verb which is more economical than using the more correct "competing against" and more specific than the equally-sized "playing".

 

 

I'd bet however that versed isn't the correct declension/conjugation ... 

 

 

It's the nature of the beast. English is a very "living" language and its evolution is constant. Go back a few hundred years and we would struggle to understand English as it was then. It would be the same if we were to go forward in time a few hundred years. It's not bad it is just is.





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