Oh, the mundanity!

I’m going to collect spelling and style stuff here. Because that kind of stuff floats my boat.

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This is from MSN’s dictionary:

shear or sheer? Do not confuse the spelling of shear and sheer, which sound similar.

Shear is chiefly used as a verb, meaning “remove something with a sharp tool,” “deprive somebody of something valuable” (as in shear them of their self-respect), or “deform or break by a twisting force”: The head of the bolt has sheared off. Shears is a plural noun denoting a cutting tool.

The most commonly used word spelled sheer is chiefly used as an adjective, meaning “complete and utter,” “vertical,” or “thin and almost transparent” (as in sheer folly, a sheer drop, sheer fabric). Another sheer is primarily a verb, meaning “swerve from a course”: The boat sheered away, narrowly avoiding a collision. A third sheer is a nautical term referring to the upward curve of a boat’s hull.

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If you flout the rules, you’re like, “Screw you, rules!” If you flaunt them, it’s more “Ooh, dudes, check out my sexy rules.”
17 minutes ago from twhirl

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lie, lay, lain

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