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Resigned vs Re-signed

DC Gmen Fan : 3/13/2017 5:12 pm
Am I the only one is annoyed when someone types 'resigned' vs 're-signed'? Makes me think someone quit.

If so I'll delete and hibernate for the night.
I definitely make sure to type "re-signed"  
Neckbone1333 : 3/13/2017 5:15 pm : link
however, since no player ever resigns from an NFL position, it doesn't really drive me crazy
I don't get annoyed by it...  
Milton : 3/13/2017 5:15 pm : link
But every now and then it's confusing for a brief moment.
Lose=loose  
Big Blue '56 : 3/13/2017 5:15 pm : link
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I remember last season  
DC Gmen Fan : 3/13/2017 5:16 pm : link
a couple times it was in reference to a coach or GM or manager. Drove me a bit nuts. Of course there are way worse things to get worked up about.
Great thread  
Mike in Long Beach : 3/13/2017 5:16 pm : link
as this has been grinding my gears for years. It wouldn't be so bad if the two terms didn't have the exact opposite meanings.

"I resigned."
"I re-signed."

So you quit or stayed on? Which is it!?
RE: Lose=loose  
DC Gmen Fan : 3/13/2017 5:17 pm : link
In comment 13391958 Big Blue '56 said:
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I always loved "for all intensive purposes" or "I could care less"
I've noticed a vastly increased use of "in tact"...  
BMac : 3/13/2017 5:27 pm : link
...instead of the correct "intact." Guess schools don't teach spelling any more.
It doesn't really effect me.  
Taggart : 3/13/2017 5:28 pm : link
But I do think it has a confusing affect on BBI overall.
I'd like to take it a step further/farther  
Fred-in-Florida : 3/13/2017 5:31 pm : link
There/thieir/they're

Here/hear

To/too/two

Went to (or is it too) Catholic School. The Nuns would beat it into me!
The biggest one on BBI is  
robbieballs2003 : 3/13/2017 5:33 pm : link
Advice and Advise

They're, there, and their is huge too.
I'm re-signed to it.  
yatqb : 3/13/2017 5:34 pm : link
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Annoys me every time  
exiled : 3/13/2017 5:35 pm : link
Don't even get me going on there, they're, and their. Social media in general is full of sloppy grammar and spelling. I just grin and bear it.
Two more.  
robbieballs2003 : 3/13/2017 5:38 pm : link
Defense and defence. I think fans holding up a "D" and a fence really screwed up people's understanding of how to spell defense.

What about Reese and Reece? We aren't talking about a newly signed player or new coach that was hired where we are still learning his name. He has been around a long time.
RE: I'm re-signed to it.  
adamg : 3/13/2017 5:40 pm : link
In comment 13391983 yatqb said:
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For all intensive purposes, they're just isn't an end in site.
RE: Two more.  
adamg : 3/13/2017 5:43 pm : link
In comment 13391993 robbieballs2003 said:
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Defense and defence. I think fans holding up a "D" and a fence really screwed up people's understanding of how to spell defense.

What about Reese and Reece? We aren't talking about a newly signed player or new coach that was hired where we are still learning his name. He has been around a long time.


Orleans Dwarka

Damion Harrison

Darien Thompson

Sterling Sheppard/Shepherd

At least Eli Apple is easy as apple pie...
The biggest misspelling, which is surprising give the fandom on  
Big Blue '56 : 3/13/2017 5:51 pm : link
here, is the inability(?) or laziness(?) to get the correct spelling of Belichick right..
RE: RE: Lose=loose  
FranknWeezer : 3/13/2017 5:53 pm : link
In comment 13391964 DC Gmen Fan said:
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In comment 13391958 Big Blue '56 said:


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I always loved "for all intensive purposes" or "I could care less"


Irrespective of accepted widespread misuse of certain words, there are no excuses for such poor grammar.
your/ you're is the most misused IMHO  
gtt350 : 3/13/2017 6:52 pm : link
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Who gives a  
Beer Man : 3/13/2017 8:58 pm : link
Foc. Your pet-peeves are your problem. Delete and take the night off.
RE: Who gives a  
BMac : 3/13/2017 9:05 pm : link
In comment 13392146 Beer Man said:
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Foc. Your pet-peeves are your problem. Delete and take the night off.


It's fuck, as in "you illiterate fuck."
On the subject of irritating misuse of language,  
GeofromNJ : 3/13/2017 9:13 pm : link
I'm sick of hearing sports talk a-holes misuse the word 'scenario'. It does not mean condition, situation, or state of affairs. A scenario is the action that takes place on a movie set between the time the director says, "action", until he (or she) says, "cut".
DC man  
Jerry K : 3/13/2017 10:36 pm : link
Yes. And people almost always write compliment when they mean complement.
The misuse  
PEEJ : 3/13/2017 10:47 pm : link
of dominant and dominate grinds my gears.
Ah, the nuances of the English language  
Sarcastic Sam : 3/13/2017 10:52 pm : link
"Blast her in the butt" could mean so many different things, depending on what type of weaponry is being recommended.
RE: It doesn't really effect me.  
Eman11 : 3/14/2017 12:09 am : link
In comment 13391973 Taggart said:
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But I do think it has a confusing affect on BBI overall.


Classic! I see what you did there and it's one of my pet peeves as well.

These two aren't really that difficult to keep straight. One is mostly used as a noun, the other mostly as a verb. Easiest way to know which is which for me has always been effect is a noun as in a movie special effect. That's a thing, and what makes it a noun.
One of the most common  
PaulBlakeTSU : 3/14/2017 12:58 am : link
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in sports that drives me nuts is "dominate" instead of the correct "dominant." "Dominate" is a verb.
RE: Two more.  
NINEster : 3/14/2017 3:44 am : link
In comment 13391993 robbieballs2003 said:
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Defense and defence. I think fans holding up a "D" and a fence really screwed up people's understanding of how to spell defense.



Ask our UK fans if they agree.
RE: Two more.  
NINEster : 3/14/2017 3:48 am : link
In comment 13391993 robbieballs2003 said:
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Defense and defence. I think fans holding up a "D" and a fence really screwed up people's understanding of how to spell defense.



Ask our UK fans if they agree.
RE: Two more.  
NINEster : 3/14/2017 3:33 am : link
In comment 13391993 robbieballs2003 said:
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Defense and defence. I think fans holding up a "D" and a fence really screwed up people's understanding of how to spell defense.



Ask our UK fans if they agree.
RE: Two more.  
NINEster : 3/14/2017 3:51 am : link
In comment 13391993 robbieballs2003 said:
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Defense and defence. I think fans holding up a "D" and a fence really screwed up people's understanding of how to spell defense.



Ask our UK fans if they agree.
RE: Two more.  
NINEster : 3/14/2017 3:50 am : link
In comment 13391993 robbieballs2003 said:
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Defense and defence. I think fans holding up a "D" and a fence really screwed up people's understanding of how to spell defense.



Ask our UK fans if they agree.
RE: It doesn't really effect me.  
Rafflee : 3/14/2017 6:18 am : link
In comment 13391973 Taggart said:
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But I do think it has a confusing affect on BBI overall.


Ha! Nice!!
You have to admit  
Brick72 : 3/14/2017 6:52 am : link
...this one grinds your wheels:"He's a pre Madonna." Gets me every time.
While we're on the subject of grammar.  
mfsd : 3/14/2017 7:00 am : link
Things sometimes happen BY accident. Nothing happens ON accident, because that's a meaningless variation used only by illiterate neanderthals.

Continue.
but back to the main point  
PaulBlakeTSU : 3/14/2017 9:25 am : link
of the original poster, "resigned and "re-signed" stands on its own because it becomes a contronym (word that has opposite meaning depending on context) if someone doesn't write it as "re-signed."

It's especially terrible if a headline reads: "X Resigned."
I find it mildly annoying  
Jim in Fairfax : 3/14/2017 9:46 am : link
But definitely a bigger deal with coaches and front office. Saying "Reese resigned" vs. "Reese re-signed" is an important distinction.
RE: RE: Who gives a  
Beer Man : 3/14/2017 10:24 am : link
In comment 13392160 BMac said:
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In comment 13392146 Beer Man said:


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Foc. Your pet-peeves are your problem. Delete and take the night off.



It's fuck, as in "you illiterate fuck."
Nothing goes over your head!
RE: RE: RE: Lose=loose  
FranknWeezer : 3/14/2017 3:32 pm : link
In comment 13392010 FranknWeezer said:
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In comment 13391964 DC Gmen Fan said:


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In comment 13391958 Big Blue '56 said:


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I always loved "for all intensive purposes" or "I could care less"



Irrespective of accepted widespread misuse of certain words, there are no excuses for such poor grammar.


D'oh! I meant to type "irregardless." Oh, well.
All you nerds  
Lurts : 3/14/2017 4:41 pm : link
Is bias.
RE: RE: RE: Who gives a  
BMac : 3/14/2017 5:37 pm : link
In comment 13392509 Beer Man said:
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In comment 13392160 BMac said:


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In comment 13392146 Beer Man said:


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Foc. Your pet-peeves are your problem. Delete and take the night off.



It's fuck, as in "you illiterate fuck."

Nothing goes over your head!


And nothing penetrates yours.
I'll admit it  
Mike in Long Beach : 3/14/2017 7:08 pm : link
I've never fully gotten a grasp on effect and affect, no matter how many times it's explained to me.
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