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  1. Let me start by saying this is a huge pet peeve of mine. People use made-up words all the time without knowing it and it drives me insane! Lets talk about some of the most commonly-used words that aren't words. I'll start:


    I still can't believe people haven't caught on the the fact this isn't actually the word they're thinking of. It's "REGARDLESS"!

  2. Hmm.....Let's see......

    "I am letting you go" instead of "You are fired".

    "I am not fat! I am big-boned!"

    "Swing the other way round" instead of "Homosexual"

    "Between jobs" instead of "Unemployed"

    I think there's a lot more of these in chinese but I can't seem to think of any right now :(

    These are all great. I was going to mention "laid off" instead of fired. It definitely doesn't make it any easier to hear! People often say "upset stomach" or "indigestion" instead of "diarrhea", although I don't blame them.

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