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When we were developing the assembly processes & equipment for the vibration-reduction material now applied to the insides of most H-D rear fenders, I took on the same challenge in attempting to educate everyone that it was not "fender dampening" material, but "fender damping" material. I was soon overruled by someone who pulled out a dictionary and pointed out that "dampen" (and the "dampening" variant) is now generally accepted to mean to deaden, restrain, depress, or reduce amplitude.

I guess when enough people make the same mistake, it becomes acceptable. Two wrongs don't make a right, unless they are well-published.

Same thing happened to "preventive" when it became "preventative" and "orient" when it became "orientate". Next I think we'll see "supposably" in the dictionary.

Bugs the snot outta me. :rolleyes:
My absolute favorite is "dead body". What would happen if someone ever found a "live body"? :D
 

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Po-tay-to, po-tah-to

... when enough people make the same mistake, it becomes acceptable. Two wrongs don't make a right, unless they are well-published....
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Bugs the snot outta me. :rolleyes:
Me too, with all of this, but the one that REALLY bugs me (and drives my wife bananas) is the misuse of apostrophes (eg. we have coconut's for sale; your coconut's WHAT is for sale?) - and it's (weird apostrophe exception) even showing up in supposedly respectable newspapers and magazines (online or off.) NO, PLURAL does NOT include an apostrophe!
 

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Me too, with all of this, but the one that REALLY bugs me (and drives my wife bananas) is the misuse of apostrophes (eg. we have coconut's for sale; your coconut's WHAT is for sale?) - and it's (weird apostrophe exception) even showing up in supposedly respectable newspapers and magazines (online or off.) NO, PLURAL does NOT include an apostrophe!
Another 13 year-old thread resurrected. 😂
 
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Another 13 year-old thread resurrected. 😂
Yeah, but, it was a new thread back when you joined the forum in 2007. Doesn't it just make you feel nostalgic? Ahh, the good ol'days . . . .
 
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