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

what a wonderful support group it must be
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marsianka_selma
The program is based on the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous a tried and tested approach to an absence based support group or as it's known amongst members a fellowship.

butchered this quote
Schrodinger TARDIS bow tie
tangotabby
Saw this on a Doctor Who T-SHIRT! "Run, you cleaver boy, and be a Doctor"

But is it lactose-free?
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germankitty
If you're talking about someone's "diary entrees" and "her dairy" in the next chapter of your fic, the only thing you're succeeding at is to make me hungry.

Crossposted to lol_typo

Letters matter.
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germankitty
Yes, yes, they do.

Because if you actually meant to say "He looked deviantly at the seven-year-old boy", there's more wrong with your fic than just the one letter.

Crossposted from fanficrants and to lol_typo

Sweet 'n' sour
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germankitty
If someone is in danger of becoming a character's "little marinate", they're in a fine pickle.

Took me a minute to figure out they meant "marionette". *snicker*

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skifflesun
san_valentine
I found these two gems in YouTube comments in the last week.

"It happened tune and tune again."

"..left by the waste side."


That second one is so near and yet so far...

Sometimes language hurts.
Glitch
kshandra
Quoted with permission, from my friend clawfoot:

I was reading a book. A normal book. Nothing unusual.

Then BAM.

"His body fell, like a mannequin with its strings cut."

...

...

...

MANNEQUIN.

WITH.

STRINGS??

?!??



MARIONETTE. THE WORD YOU'RE LOOKING FOR IS MARIONETTE, MOTHERFUCKER.

THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU

AND YOUR EDITOR

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Fiddle
oakmouse
From The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy, chapter 11:

"He stood somewhat insulated: the envoy of the Revolutionary Government of France was not likely to be very popular in England, at a time when the news of the awful September massacres, and of the Reign of Terror and Anarchy, had just begun to filtrate across the Channel."

(Well, no, it had begun to filter across the Channel. The filtrate is what gets caught in the filter, like the bits of food that get caught in the basket in your sink drain the liquid that comes through the filter, in modern usage.)


ETA: see correction from lilacsigil. I got this from someone with a background in science history, and trusted them to have checked their facts (and to have given me a correct definition of "filtrate"). Apparently they hadn't, however. Sorry! Next time I'll check it myself before posting.

he leaked it
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marsianka_selma
So if you care - share and share and share until everyone will know Sasha the corrupt cup.

Not quite a capital mistake, but ...
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germankitty
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.

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