Anyway, I don't like that word

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Real Estate Agent with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249

I have noticed that I hear "anyways" more and more often.  This is NOT a word.  "Anyway" is an actual word.  I am surprised by how often I hear this.  I even corrected our title agency rep once in order to help her seem more professional, because she was using "anyways". 

Another interesting thing that I recently discussed with my wife - have you noticed that "I could care less" is used as much as "I couldn't care less"?  Only one of them is correct, right?  If you say that you could care less, it means you do care at least a little, and that is clearly not what is meant.

There are a lot of common grammar mistakes and misspellings in the MLS as well, such as "hugh" for "huge".  Any others that you would like to share?

 

 

 

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Rainer
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Darrel Quebedeaux
Evergreen Realty & Associates Inc.

Geez, I didn't know there were grammar police anyways I couldn't careless.  Supposively we all have better things to do than too critersize our piers.  Geez I am sho enough pleased to know that to get to Miama I only need to geet ta Oklarhomer.  But I heer their is alot of piece and quite dare and the people are reel nice to.

August 14, 2007 03:45 AM
Rainer
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Todd Murphy
Fitts Agency

Jason, I nominate you for the official position of Chief Grammar Inspector for Active Rain.  It doesn't pay well, but it is a prestigious title.

August 14, 2007 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Allison Stewart
St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904
St.Cloud Homes
The nonexistent  word that gets to me is ... "Ir-regardless".  It is a double negative.  Regardless of how I attempt to correct this with my colleagues, they persevere in misusing it.   I have also noticed that "uh-huh" has replaced "you're welcome". 
August 14, 2007 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
321,794
Tom Burris
Texas Mortgage Dallas Mortgage FHA
NMLS# 335055
I would much rather hear that word than hear someone with a limited vocabulary try and work in a few big words into the conversation. I just feel sorry for them.
August 14, 2007 08:17 AM
Rainer
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Mary Warren
How about 'sep-e-rate' as opposed to the correct spelling of 'separate' ....jut think of A RAT...that's how I learned it.   Then there is to, too and two....amazing how some chop those up.  I'm ok with most errors but I think when you are writing to an audience from a professional standpoint one should do their best!
August 14, 2007 10:54 AM
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Jason Crouch
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Austin Texas Homes, LLC

Wow!  You guys thought of a lot of words that I had forgotten to include in my original post.

Ryan - Your post is not too far from the truth.  I have seen stuff like this from potential clients.

Nancy - Ditto.  Those always make me stop when I am reading (disrupts the flow).

Brian - That is an interesting point.  I haven't seen that as much here, although there are certain roads and places here that are badly mispronounced.  There is a street called Manchaca that is pronounced "Man-shack".  Burnet Road is "burn-it".

Donna - Quite for quiet is really awful.  Another one I saw just yesterday from an agent - "that would be a waist of time."

Darrel - It probably took a lot of effort to write that badly.  It's kind of like trying to sing out of key if you have a good ear.

Todd - I will accept this nomination in the spirit in which it is offered.

Allison - Another great example.  One tangent to this - "inflammable" actually means the same thing as "flammable".  Why is this?

Tom - What you are describing here is one of the most painful things in the world to witness.  I have seen it on a number of occasions, and it always makes me cringe inside.

Mary - I learned "separate" graphically when I was a kid (maybe on Sesame Street or some other PBS show).  The "A" in the middle separates the two parts of the word, like a roof with two chimneys or something along those lines.  I still remember the large "A" in the middle whenever I am about to write this particular word.

 

August 14, 2007 11:10 AM
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You have a great point to your blog.  Taking a speech class through high school really stuck with me.  How about when people say "Um" or "Like" almost every other word.  Kind of drives me nuts...
August 14, 2007 03:16 PM
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Jason Crouch
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Austin Texas Homes, LLC
Nicolette - I think both "Um" and "like" are barriers to communication.  It is difficult to wait patiently while someone wades through a series of "ums" and "likes", huh?
August 14, 2007 04:24 PM
Anonymous #19
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Yes it is.  Repeatedly having to hear "uh" as well as "and" becomes frustrating as well.  I can't stand it.
August 14, 2007 04:27 PM
Rainer
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John Evarts
Classic Property Management of Santa Clarita
I like "probly". But, there are some slang phrases that also don't seem to make sense. How about, "Keep an eye out." What?
August 14, 2007 09:35 PM
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Jason Crouch
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Austin Texas Homes, LLC

John - "Keep an eye out" is weird, huh?  I wonder what the origin of that one is.  If anyone knows, I am "all ears."

August 14, 2007 09:58 PM
Rainer
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Stephanie Hall
Keller Williams Realty

John....you are so right. I have several friends that use.....anyways... so glad to hear your comment.

patti herrington

www.herringtonrealtyco.com

March 10, 2008 10:41 PM
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Roland Woodworth
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource- SFR - Clarksv
Keller Williams Realty
Very interesting..... Everyone should just slow down and think what they are saying and also go back and proof read what they put in the MLS.  Should be easy... Right ?   Ummmmmmm
March 11, 2008 12:21 AM
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Jason Crouch
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PATTI - How did you stumble across this post of mine?  I write this during my first full week on AR back in August.  Glad you liked it -

ROLAND - I was surprised to see this old post revived tonight. I wrote this one when I first started blogging here.  I completely agree with you about the proofreading.  Thanks for stopping by -

March 11, 2008 12:24 AM
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Alan Kirkpatrick
Alan in Austin
Austin Texas Homes

Jason:

I had a professor in College that taught English and his pet peeve was when students would write in their reports as a word "alot". As in I like chocolate alot. Good ole "alot". I hear people use irregardless as if it were a word. That kind of bugs me at times but I usually do not correct them unless they are my kids or I have a good relationship with them.

March 12, 2008 04:22 PM
Rainer
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Laurie Logan
South Central WI Real Estate
Prudential Community Realty, Broker Associate

'As per,'  drives me nuts!! 

'Per our conversation...'  not  'As per our conversation..." !!!

Thanks, Jason, for a little chance to vent!

March 12, 2008 05:58 PM
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Jason Crouch
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Austin Texas Homes, LLC

ALAN - That is another one that bugs me.

LAURIE - You may have noticed that this post was one of my first, written back in mid-August.  "As per" is pretty bad!

March 12, 2008 06:01 PM
Rainer
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Linda Box Taylor
Your Plano, TX Realtor
Castle Connections Realty

Whatever!!

I'm sure that is another one of your favorites.  :-) 

March 12, 2008 06:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Kim Daugherty
d + b real estate, McKinney, TX REALTOR Broker/Owner
www.RealFamilyRealEstate.com
Jason...anyways, supposively I could care less. Just kidding! One saying that my brother in law brought up to me is when people say "take that ________ out of the freezer so it UNTHAWS". UNthaws? Really? It's a double-negative. What you want it to do is THAW...UNthawing is actually freezing it again, right?
March 12, 2008 09:17 PM
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Jason Crouch
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LINDA - "Whatever" only bothers me when it is overused.  Same with "it is what it is".

KIM - Unthawing is funny.  What about the fact that flammable and inflammable mean exactly the same thing.  Weird!

March 12, 2008 09:44 PM
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