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criterias is NOT a word

topic posted Sat, March 13, 2010 - 5:26 AM by  Heather
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I just started a new job and am facing twelve weeks of training. One of the women doing the training is great with the technology, but she has a serious problem with words. She talks about the criterias for something. She uses the word implement and other words incorrectly. It is as if she almost knows what the word means, but not how it should be used. Then, she pointed out something on a website and stated that she did not like it and it is bad grammar. Aaaaarrrggghhh. The worst part about it is that I cannot discuss it with most people. For one thing, I will not gossip in the office. For another thing, there are few people who appreciate my frustration.

I just had to vent. Thank you for listening, or rather reading.
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Heather
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    I do stuff like this just to see if people pay attention. I do it a lot. I get strange looks from people who do pay attention but I have a lot of fun with those that don't.
    Do you REALLY listen to what So'n'so is saying or you just pretend to?
    I've told my boss, " I think the elepharhinoid needs an oil change." and he nodded and told me to take care of it, and told me to check the filter.
    I work in a plastic injecting molding factory and I got the head tech very upset when I told him I smelled hot plastic.

    If you're trying to convey some type of message and the person you're yattering at is thinking about something totally different, you can say a lot of silly shit and watch them nod and agree. "I welded the toilet to the doorbell and now it flushes when you push the button." "Yeah, I think that would work." ???

    is there a plural of criteria? Isn't that a collective noun?
    I can make up a word that might sound good.
    I love playing with the language and seeing who listens.

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