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This one always gets me.  I was watching a webcast yesterday, and the presenter (mis)used this phrase far too often!  In light of this, I though I'd share some links to more on this "phrase".

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=For+all+intensive+purposes
http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/mispron.html (Look under F)
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/intensive.html

Sorry for the OT, just had to get this off my chest!

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 2:02 PM Personal | Back to top


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Thanks for your note. I’ve recently been working with a team from all over the world, and never has it been so evident that people do not know how to write! Even those whose first language is English.
Left by skillet on Aug 07, 2006 6:07 PM

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LMAO - Lenn-Dogg-One... truly brilliant!

Dave - "It ain't you're concern" ;)
Left by skillet on Aug 30, 2006 5:04 AM

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Sorry :(
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Cool...
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Cool.
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Interesting...
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Interesting...
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Sorry :(
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Sorry :(
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Sorry :(
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