Incorrect grammar on American website

Old Jul 13, 22, 8:14 am
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People use 'auto correct' or 'spell check'. No one knows how to spell these days. Really sad, I think.

(and todays kids can't read a map either...)
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Old Jul 13, 22, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by M60_to_LGA View Post
As long as we're complaining about language pet peeves, I'd like to just point out that when people use "gift" as a verb I want to scream. I don't recall ever even hearing it used this way until the early 2000s, and now it seems to have entirely replaced the word "give." I will die on this hill.
The OED cites examples of "gift" used as a verb dating back to the 16th century...
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Old Jul 13, 22, 8:27 am
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Originally Posted by RRROOO View Post
(and todays kids can't read a map either...)
And three-quarters of UK adults, according to an article in today's Guardian

Originally Posted by The Guardian
Three-quarters of UK adults can’t read a map – here’s how to get better
A study by Ordnance Survey to coincide with National Map Reading Week paints a sorry picture of our navigation skills. But there are ways to improve …

‘The British public have a lack of confidence regarding their map-reading skills.’ Photograph: Justin Lambert/Getty
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Old Jul 13, 22, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
And three-quarters of UK adults, according to an article in today's Guardian
There have always been lots of people who couldn't read a map. It's just not such a big deal any more.

With technology, certain skills lose value and certain skills gain value. There's nothing wrong with that. How many people can steer a stagecoach or effectively clean clothes by hand? We have cars and washing machines now.
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Old Jul 13, 22, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by IggySD View Post
I find the use of the word deplane far more offensive.
But it's totally fine if you're speaking to Mr. Roarke.
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Old Jul 13, 22, 8:55 am
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Originally Posted by IggySD View Post
I find the use of the word deplane far more offensive. If you dont plane when youre boarding you sure as hell arent deplaning when you disembark.
But one might use "enplane" for boarding a plane, this deplane for leaving it.
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Old Jul 13, 22, 10:03 am
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Irregardless, I could care less about AA’s grammar, as long as they don’t loose my luggage. Because great is what their going for.
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Old Jul 13, 22, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by Kawliga View Post
Irregardless, I could care less about AAs grammar, as long as they dont loose my luggage. Because great is what their going for.
Oh boy...
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Old Jul 13, 22, 10:37 am
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Oh boy...
Considering he threw "irregardless" in there for good measure I'd say it's safe to fully assume his post was a joke.
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Old Jul 13, 22, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by IggySD View Post
I find the use of the word deplane far more offensive. If you dont plane when youre boarding you sure as hell arent deplaning when you disembark.
You enplane when you get on. Enplanements are an important metric for airports.
​​https://www.faa.gov/airports/plannin...ats/passenger/
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Old Jul 13, 22, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by Ex-SIN View Post
And also the use of the word "debark" instead of "disembark".
I'm very glad to report that we've been able to successfully "debark" our little pup. And she wasn't even traveling by air.....
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Old Jul 13, 22, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by Maxwell Smart View Post
But it's totally fine if you're speaking to Mr. Roarke.
Indeed:

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Old Jul 13, 22, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by higham44 View Post
Or in the spirit of this thread, 'That'll learn 'em!'
This reminds me of a conversation I overheard in the Admirals Club in Terminal D at DFW several years. Several gentlemen attired in western wear including cowboy hats and boots were discussing their upcoming flight to "Yerp" on board a Boeing "seben-seben-seben"......
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Old Jul 13, 22, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by Kawliga View Post
Ive seen official government press releases with sentence fragments galore, ending sentences with a preposition, and so on. If AA starts using loose instead of lose, then Ill have to say something.
A preposition is not something anyone should ever end a sentence with. ;-)
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Old Jul 13, 22, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by Kawliga View Post
Irregardless, I could care less about AAs grammar, as long as they dont loose my luggage. Because great is what their going for.
But, right now, I guess it's really a mute point. . .
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