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It's aitch not haitch

edited 6 October 2017 at 12:02PM in Funny Money
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  • avoidtheupsidedownbottlesavoidtheupsidedownbottles Forumite
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    Isn't "vicious circle" correct?
    Ha, hoist with my own petard.  I thought it was vicious cycle.
  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    Isn't "vicious circle" correct?
    Ha, hoist with my own petard.  I thought it was vicious cycle.
    I looked up vicious cycle, and that does seem to be a valid alternative, but vicious circle is ok too.

    However, it would appear that a common error is to say viscous circle. I’ve not heard it myself, though.
    (I just lurve spiders!)
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  • avoidtheupsidedownbottlesavoidtheupsidedownbottles Forumite
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    Thanks, I feel slightly less thick now :)  
  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    Thanks, I feel slightly less thick now :)  
    Bless! 😊 😘
    However, none of us are experts; we just seem to share a love of the English language and how it should be spoke! Or writ! 😄

    I’m still learning; I am constantly looking things up to check or verify things I’m not sure of.
    (No, I won’t say “....things of which I am not sure”! 😛

    I have a particular problem with words ending in -ant or -ent, and am constantly checking which it should be.

    My nightmare scenario is not noticing that automoron has changed ‘were’ to ‘we’re’, which is always happening! Being an apostrophe-nazi, that would seriously harm my apostrophe-cred! 😂😂😂


    (I just lurve spiders!)
    INFJ(Turbulent).
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  • avoidtheupsidedownbottlesavoidtheupsidedownbottles Forumite
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    There are some I keep getting wrong even though I know they are wrong, e.g.
    past vs passed
    tarrif / tariff
    anything with ei or ie
    led vs. lead
    Plus probably more I haven't yet noticed :)
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  • edited 6 May at 2:01PM
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    Isn't "vicious circle" correct?
    Ha, hoist with my own petard.  
    And that's by far the worst kind of hoisting.  :)


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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    For the umpteenth time, it is:

    Could HAVE
    Would HAVE 
    Should HAVE

    Or, if you prefer:

    Could’VE
    Would’VE
    Should’VE


    I know I’m preaching to the converted on here,  but it’s like a PANDEMIC on this forum and I had to vent somewhere. 

    It’s a Couldof-19 pandemic, except that there are far more than 19 instances of it. 😢
    (I just lurve spiders!)
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  • MorbierMorbier Forumite
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    Just thought of another that irritates me - "rise up".  No need for the "up". 

    Well, you'd find it difficult to rise down, wouldn't you?
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