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  •  I once heard a British woman use the (2+ / 0-)
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    Purple Priestess, wolfie1818

    word supercede when she really meant exceed. And in the poshest, Queen's English accent. Drove me nuts.

    Penultimate is another such fave.

    Synecdoche was new to me; I'm still not exactly sure how to use it.

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