I do not think it means what you think it means.

Not quite a capital mistake, but ...
txt google
This is more a typo than a wrong word, but probably an easy thing to get wrong if you blindly trust spellcheck.

"This august performance/body/whatever" means that something is majestic, eminent, inspiring reverence or admiration (to quote Dictionary.com). Here, "august" is an adjective or descriptor, and thus NOT capitalized.

Capitalized, August either is a name or commonly refers to the eighth month of the year. So "this August performance" would either mean a performance BY some guy named August, or it takes place IN August. It doesn't say anything about the quality of said performance.

Please not to confuse them, kthnxbai.

A colourful relationship...
From a Jane Austin fanfic:

"Miss Riley, it is no concern to you who I am aquatinted with or who I wish to marry...."

Irregular verbs. Learn them.
txt wrongworddammit
Because if you don't, you could (*Gasps!Shock!!Horror!!!*) change their meaning.

For example, when you've lost or misplaced something, or have come across it by accident yesterday, or last year, or at whatever point in time already gone by, it's quite correct to say that you found something ... because it has already happened; it's in the past .

However, if you're coming across that same something unexpectedly, or are in the process of discovering the item, you find it ... because it's happening right now; it's in the present.

Now, founding something means that you are creating or establishing something new. Having done so in the past means you founded it.

Ergo, Harry Potter can find the Room of Requirement (or has found it last week), but didn't found it today. (Note, too, the different auxiliary verbs.) The words may look identical at first glance and therefore seem interchangeable, but (*more Gasps!Shock!!Horror!!!*) they're not.

That is all.

Apologies for the html abuse.

Sounds like a lot of bull...
antenna girl
Just saw someone refer to a "bull item" board...

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The expression referring to a very short distance is a "hair's breadth". A "hair's length" could mean anything up to eighteen and a half feet.

A Sound of Silence
txt English
After reading this particular misspelling once too often, it needs to be said: Silent letters actually serve a purpose when written.

As in, the part of a doorway you can lean against is a "jamb" (with a silent "b"). Without the "b", you'd be in a right "jam" -- which is mainly a fruity spread to put on bread, fill pastries with and which goes well with peanut butter or clotted cream.

In other words, there'd be a rather sticky mess.

So is this why Karl Marx Liked socialism?
Zade 3

I have depression, and while I was looking for some resources and forums, I came across this gem :

"I'm not a doctor of any kind but it sounds like you have all the symptoms of depression. Lack of any socialism or any want to do anything."

There must be a lot of depressed Capitalists, then :D

X-Posted on nyxalinth

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X-posted from weepingcock:

"Suzie slipped off the bed and retrieved a 12-foot strap-on dildo from her handbag."
-Rejected For Content: Splattergore, Deatherz, Alex S. Johnson.

No. No, she did not, unless she was Godzilla.

What a hoot
emo lol
If "wizarding society is always tittering on the edge of civil war", they'll probably die laughing.

Found that gem in a series of essays on the HP-verse on Tumblr.

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Technically these words aren't wrong as such, but it always annoys me when a third-person limited story uses words in narration that the character wouldn't use. I can't picture a medieval pirate, or really anyone in a high-stress situation that isn't them performing surgery on said part, thinking of a penis as a "copulatory organ". The infamous The Eye of Argon falls into this as well, having the uneducated barbarian protagonist thinking words like "hypothesis" and "aperture" and observing a beheaded rat's "hyoid bone". Worse is when the word is also the wrong one to use in context, as when the same barbarian descends a flight of stairs to its "posterior".


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