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I'm sick of people using "weary" when they mean "wary"!

Old 02-18-05, 02:34 PM
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I'm sick of people using "weary" when they mean "wary"!

You all do it! Stop it right now!

<b>weary</b>
1. Physically or mentally fatigued.
2. Expressive of or prompted by fatigue: a weary smile.
3. Having one's interest, forbearance, or indulgence worn out: weary of delays.
4. Causing fatigue; tiresome: a weary wait.

<b>wary</b>
1. On guard; watchful: taught to be wary of strangers.
2. Characterized by caution: a wary glance at the black clouds.

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This is warying on me as well.
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Be weary weary quite, I'm haunting wabbits!
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You are not alone. I think people mistake weary with leery and wary, both of which have the same meaning.
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Yeah, I see people make these kinds of mistakes far to often. Its annoying.
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Originally Posted by tha_dvd_man
Yeah, I see people make these kinds of mistakes far to often. Its annoying.



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Old 02-18-05, 10:01 PM
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I was wary of posting, but now I'm just weary of posting.

(You see what I did there? *takes a bow*)
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People will still use the wrong word irregardless of what you tell them.
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Originally Posted by cultshock
irregardless
Like it
Old 02-19-05, 08:05 AM
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wary these nuts?
Old 02-19-05, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Be weary weary quite, I'm haunting wabbits!
I'm sick of people using "QUITE" when they mean "QUIET."
Old 02-19-05, 10:58 AM
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I think people get "weary" confused for "leery" as well.

One of my grammatical peeves is the use of "your" instead of "you're".

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This thread is giving me deja vu all over again.
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Here is another one:

Loose vs. lose

Something is "loose" as in not tight.

You will "lose" something if it is not tight.

Too funny to read posts on the net with this confusion. Alot of people seem to "loose" alot of things!
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Norm Crosby-like misuse of words is nowhere near as bad as making words up... like...

prolly

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...and don't get me started on "there", "their" and "they're"
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