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The Importance of Spelling

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Nick, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Rich

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    I found that same definition in several places and the examples given sounded a lot better than that sentence did.

    I think it was a mistake. I've never seen a sentence mangled like that one was. Thought it might have some biblical meaning, but I couldn't find anything about that. Just read it again and it just seems so wrong.

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  2. Carl Spock

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    Maybe you're right but only by a "s".

    Make it "cause", not "causes". Take "cause for a celebration", leave it within the quotes and put it in Google, and you come up with 170,000 hits. "Cause for a celebration" seems perfectly reasonable to me, and certainly rings a bell in my head.

    I have to say I think you are looking too deeply into this one, Rich.
     
  3. Rich

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    The NY Daily News has gotten really bad with both spelling and grammar. Seems as if nobody checks anything anymore on that paper. The classified ads I can see, but the columns and general news are rife with mistakes every day. It appears to heading for the scrap heap as so many other newspapers have.

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  4. Rich

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    I thought it should have read "had cause for a celebration". Put that in Google and you get 102,000,000 hits.

    If it had been anything but a proper writing site, I wouldn't have said a word about it.

    Rich
     
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  6. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    I believe the original phrase was, "A call for celebration", as in a blowing of the ram's horn in a tribe to draw people in to the council fire to celebrabrate a victory or a birth in the tribe.
     
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    It could have been "A cow for a celebration", that way everyone can eat hamburgers that day.....


    celebrabrate= berate someone during a celebration?

    Anyway, Nick, I think you hit the the nail right on the horn, no bull!
     
  8. Rich

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    So, just substituting "calls" for "cause" would have made sense. That does sound a lot better. I didn't think it was a direct quote from the Bible. Just a blunder.

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