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Old Mar 15, 19, 7:48 am
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Jealous vs envious.

You are jealous of the possibility of someone taking what is yours; envious of someone else having more.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 9:26 am
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Compliment / Complement

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We could play this game all day!
Late to this, but I must compliment @24left for starting this game, and suggest this pair of homophones as a complement to what others have posted!
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Old Mar 15, 19, 11:30 am
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Technically not homophones, but the interchange of loose for lose really annoys me and causes me to think less of the writer.

There, I said it.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 11:43 am
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My word pet peeve lately is when announcers repeatedly say "off of" i.e. the basketball bounced off of the backboard. Just say it bounced off the backboard.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
My word pet peeve lately is when announcers repeatedly say "off of" i.e. the basketball bounced off of the backboard. Just say it bounced off the backboard.
They missed the class lesson on prepositions, perhaps adverbs as well.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 1:44 pm
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Old Mar 15, 19, 1:59 pm
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
My word pet peeve lately is when announcers repeatedly say "off of" i.e. the basketball bounced off of the backboard. Just say it bounced off the backboard.
I also dislike "off" in the construction "X was based off Y", i.e., "I had a question based off your website". Surely things are based ON other things. What kind of a foundation is something when the supported thing is "off" it?
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Old Mar 15, 19, 2:12 pm
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Jealous vs envious.

You are jealous of the possibility of someone taking what is yours; envious of someone else having more.
Top definition on Google for "jealous" doesn't quite agree. In fact, it says they're synonyms.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 2:22 pm
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"Envy occurs when we lack a desired attribute enjoyed by another.

Jealousy occurs when something we already possess (usually a special relationship) is threatened by a third person"

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/b...y-and-jealousy


Merriam-Webster says https://www.merriam-webster.com/word...ous-vs-envious
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Old Mar 15, 19, 2:26 pm
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Old Mar 15, 19, 4:41 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
I am fairly well educated, a voracious reader, and a fairly skilled communicator.

For me EFFECT v AFFECT is a lost cause and I take it as a 50/50 chance.

All that to say that my education and reading ainít worth a hill of beans. Iím still a common moron.

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Old Mar 15, 19, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I could easily use each word separately, but I wanted to use them together.

I gave up so I could focus on Bohemian Rhapsody. And no, I'm not on AC right now.
I loved that movie. Thought I wouldnít but was restless on a FRA-YYZ flight last week so put it on. Fantastic.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
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"Envy occurs when we lack a desired attribute enjoyed by another.

Jealousy occurs when something we already possess (usually a special relationship) is threatened by a third person"

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/b...y-and-jealousy


Merriam-Webster says https://www.merriam-webster.com/word...ous-vs-envious
I gave up after:

The fact that each of these words has numerous meanings makes it somewhat impractical to say “jealous means X, and envious means Y.”
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