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  • Honeybunz's Avatar
    15,860 posts since Apr '02
    • Why do people keep using the word "Dateline", when it is supposed to be "Deadline"?

      "I have a dateline to meet"
      "Tomorrow is my project dateline"

      Deadline : The point in time at which something must be completed

      Dateline : An imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian

      It's very easy to remember the right word. My ex lecturer used to tell me this
      "Deadline.... If you don't complete your task by , you are dead!"

  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    246,133 posts since Dec '99
    • jus like ppl who say
      "i dun own you anything"......when they mean owe......

      there are ppl who dunno when to use "then", when to use "than"

  • Aveme's Avatar
    1,692 posts since Oct '05
    • i think they can both be used?

      dateline to mean some date along the schedule that they have to do the stuff?

      deadline to mean the date it must be finished?

  • Honeybunz's Avatar
    15,860 posts since Apr '02
    • Originally posted by Aveme:
      i think they can both be used?

      dateline to mean some date along the schedule that they have to do the stuff?

      deadline to mean the date it must be finished?

      From dictionary.com

      Dateline means:
      A phrase at the beginning of a newspaper or magazine article that gives the date and place of its origin.

      or

      n 1: an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian [syn: date line, International Date Line] 2: a line at the beginning of a news article giving the date and place of origin of the news dispatch v : mark with a date and place; "dateline a newspaper article"

  • dreamthinkdo_ers's Avatar
    92 posts since Dec '04
    • How abt borrow and lend???
      Lives and stay???
      Ppl or Singaporeans tend to misue those too.

  • the Bear's Avatar
    149,791 posts since Feb '01
    • nope.. honeybunz has explained it totally Wink

      one is the International Dateline.. where GMT is..

      the other is a time when the assignment or whatever is due Wink

      Originally posted by Aveme:
      i think they can both be used?

      dateline to mean some date along the schedule that they have to do the stuff?

      deadline to mean the date it must be finished?
  • Honeybunz's Avatar
    15,860 posts since Apr '02
    • Originally posted by dreamthinkdo_ers:
      How abt borrow and lend???
      Lives and stay???
      Ppl or Singaporeans tend to misue those too.

      "I lend from her $50. Tomorrow I must pay her back"

  • sinicker's Avatar
    14,339 posts since Sep '05
    • access/excess.

      abt live/stay. u shud use the word stay. haha. isnt it funny? i live at tampines? so anywhere else, u're dead!!!

  • Aveme's Avatar
    1,692 posts since Oct '05
    • hmm ok

      i was just wondering whether it is some new phase that people came up with and used it that frequent that it is became common thou i had never seen anyone using dateline rather then deadline personally myself

  • the Bear's Avatar
    149,791 posts since Feb '01
    • we borrow stuff from people.. the stuff is theirs and we borrow it from them...

      we lend stuff to people.. the stuff is ours and we loan it to them...

      we live in that place = a sense of permanence...

      we stay at that place = we're putting up there.. maybe temporarily..

      the difference between live and stay is subtle Wink

      oh. another... after "to", please please please please please use the present tense...

      ".. to go", "to stay", "to come"

      and NOT "to went", "to stayed", "to came"

      Originally posted by dreamthinkdo_ers:
      How abt borrow and lend???
      Lives and stay???
      Ppl or Singaporeans tend to misue those too.
  • Aveme's Avatar
    1,692 posts since Oct '05
    • Originally posted by Honeybunz:
      "I lend from her $50. Tomorrow I must pay her back"

      it should be

      I borrowed from her $50 right?

  • sinicker's Avatar
    14,339 posts since Sep '05
  • the Bear's Avatar
    149,791 posts since Feb '01
    • they have access to excess Wink

      another wrongly used word is "send"...

      when you "send someone home", you tell the person to go home.. you remain where you are while the person goes home...

      if you are going with that person, you "fetch", you "accompany", you "escort"...

      Originally posted by sinicker:
      access/excess.

      abt live/stay. u shud use the word stay. haha. isnt it funny? i live at tampines? so anywhere else, u're dead!!!
  • Honeybunz's Avatar
    15,860 posts since Apr '02
    • Originally posted by Aveme:
      it should be

      I borrowed from her $50 right?

      ya....hehehe

      But I always come across "I borrowed my book to my friend" Laughing

  • the Bear's Avatar
    149,791 posts since Feb '01
    • they think the Master Bedroom is a place for them to have relations with their hand Twisted Evil

      Originally posted by sinicker:
      u guys go BAR forum??

      always got some stupid ppl type masturbate as masterbed. Laughing Laughing
  • Aveme's Avatar
    1,692 posts since Oct '05
    • Originally posted by sinicker:
      u guys go BAR forum??

      always got some stupid ppl type masturbate as masterbed. Laughing Laughing

      well i think that is not used wrongly in context

      likely it is their spelling power that is limited so they spelt it wrongly?

      Edited by Aveme 31 Oct `05, 12:10AM
  • Honeybunz's Avatar
    15,860 posts since Apr '02
    • Originally posted by the Bear:
      they think the Master Bedroom is a place for them to have relations with their hand Twisted Evil

      Ya
      their only good friend is their right hands.

  • Aveme's Avatar
    1,692 posts since Oct '05
    • Originally posted by Honeybunz:
      ya....hehehe

      But I always come across "I borrowed my book to my friend" Laughing

      well i guess that most singaporeans need to brush up on our english.I would think i am likely to have occasion where i used wrong words too.

      Singaporeans might be bilingual,but most are not highly effective in both

  • X-men's Avatar
    13,150 posts since Dec '99
  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    246,133 posts since Dec '99
    • i know it's not right, but it's become a habit for me to say "borrow me tissue paper leh"
      out of cheekiness

      and oso things like......you is idiot leh......
      i is bery busy, call back later......

  • Aveme's Avatar
    1,692 posts since Oct '05
    • Originally posted by X-men:
      There is not such word as IRREGARDLESS

      well that is one word that i would say i used it.

      wonder how it did come about and then people start using it.

  • Pitot's Avatar
    43,431 posts since Aug '05
    • Originally posted by X-men:
      There is not such word as IRREGARDLESS

      +1 Laughing

      Irregardless of (Wrong)

      Regardless of (Correct)

      Btw, i always hear people pronounce Correct as Corrite.. Wink

  • sinicker's Avatar
    14,339 posts since Sep '05
    • Originally posted by Pitot:
      Btw, i always hear people pronounce Correct as Corrite.. Wink

      cowek also got. Very Happy

    • why do the chinese call nasi lemak nasi lomak? bedok as budok? si-nger-pore as si-ngaaaa-pore?

  • Pitot's Avatar
    43,431 posts since Aug '05
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