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Cowboys vs. Vikings

 

"More Brighter"

 

Tonight's NFL exhibition game between the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings kicked off with local KARE11 sports dude Randy Shaver saying, "It's so much MORE BRIGHTER in here" after the Metrodome roof was replaced.

 

Another example of sports dumbness. Good English just seems out of reach for these guys.

 
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“premise” vs. “premises”

 

Notice to dumbasses of the world!

 

These are two of the most commonly misunderstood words in the English language; they're even used incorrectly in trade publications — by "professional" writers and editors, as well as on signage. The difference is very simple, so there should be no confusion.

 

premise A proposition upon which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn.

 

premises 1. Land and the buildings on it.

                  2. A building or part of a building.

 

The word "premises" is not a plural for "premise." Get over it…get with the program! Smarten-up your language skills — editors and everybody else!    

 
 
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Posted by on August 27, 2011 in Uncategorized