When Did "Payed" Become a Word?

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  1. BuckNekkid

    BuckNekkid Strat-O-Master

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    In a span of probably five minutes in two separate threads, I've seen people mention they "payed" $XXX for something. Say what? Look, you don't have to have a rocket surgeon's degree to be able to spell "paid." Besides, it's one less character to type. Make it easy on yourself.
     
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    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    Don't get me started on the quality of spelling and grammar on this forum. When did it become fashionable to begin thread titles with "So..."?
     
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    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    Preach it brother... I sayed the same thing.
     
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    “Looking to buy” is a pet peeve of mine. I HATE that phrase.

    its “Looking at buying” or even better “Thinking about buying”.

    And another thing, how on earth do people get confused with “an” and “and”?
     
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    Cyberi4n Strat-Talker

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    amen to thayt
     
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    So...I'm guilty! :D Started a thread yesterday about my wife almost getting scammed and started with "So".

    It doesnt bother me as much on this forum but at work it really gets to me! Plus half of us are drunk or stoned trying to type on a phone with shrek fingers.:thumb:

    2 weeks ago, or should it be, Two weeks ago, I was the hiring manager for 5 open positions we have in our department and there was a written exercise. You wouldn't believe the grammar, the random punctuation in the middle of a sentence and the spelling mistakes. We are hiring one out of thirteen interviewed.
     
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    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Silver Member

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    It never did. Neither did "loose" become an alternative spelling for "lose"...

    I actually don't have a problem with threads here starting with "So ..." (I'm sure I've done that myself; it's a conversational sort of formulation).
     
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    Even worse than this is "Need gone" in a for sale ad. I see it a lot on Craigslist or FB Marketplace. God, that one gets under my skin for some reason :D.
     
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    What about the ever popular 'your' and 'you're'?
     
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    I am a badly educated German but as long as I get what it is all about I am one happy camper.
    Maybe, some like to get back into the middle ages and speaking olde English?

    Take it easy,
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    As I have said before ( a while ago )

    ST Notes General

    1. Many S-T members cannot spell correctly
    2. Many S-T members want the blessings of their peers for equipment purchases
    3. All S-T members have GAS
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    There is a broader syndrome which I call SLOB - which is my acronym for So, Like, Obviously and Basically. I've met people whose spoken vocabulary consists mainly of those four words.
     
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    It's simple. If you take the 'so' away and the sentence loses its meaning - then leave it in. Otherwise it is meaningless - so take it out.
     
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    I think it started on the movie Training Day “who wanna get payed?”
     
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    nadzab Play Don't Worry Silver Member

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    People need to improve they're grammar and spelling, or there going to continue to annoy me. Some believe it's neither hear nor their, but I disagree.
     
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    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    Is this what this forum has become? Calling out members for misspellings?

    Many of the responses in this thread are filled with misspellings and grammatical errors. Get over yourselves.
     
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    Screw it we have our own vocabulary here in the south:

    But Pay day is the only one I care about....
     
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    nadzab Play Don't Worry Silver Member

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    And thank you for not writing "loses it's meaning." That drives me nuts.
     
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    nadzab Play Don't Worry Silver Member

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    Some find language and grammar interesting and worthy of attention...English major dorks like myself, for instance. We lead exciting lives...
     
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    Well the spelling is one thing but the grammar...now going to get hammered for sure!:oops: So you better watch out on this forum for the 'Grammar Slammer Bammer' who will hammer in some good grammar!!!:eek: