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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirnormangall View Post
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    Of course it’s a mispronunciation. Everyone knows it ends with a “k”
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      There are probably still rules about this in old use of English text books, but through common usage are no longer relevant. There are certainly circumstances in which they are not interchangeable, but many more in which they are.
      It's one of those rules now generally considered archaic, such as the one which says don't split infinitives. Everybody does now, and it actually looks and sounds right.
      I beg to differ, presuming you're referring to the relative clause thing. Using that in a non-defining clause is weird and doesn't sound right at all.
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      Simples: Shit word, but if people use it, fair enough.

      Whatevs: Really? It's just an abbreviation, why does it need to be in the dictionary?

      Chillax: I think that should be in the dictionary, makes sense.

      Sumfin: Is it April ****ing fools day? What the actual ****? That's just a mispronunciation by ****ing morons.
      Reasonable view... Except whatevs would be a contraction rather than an abbreviation wouldn't it?
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      Reasonable view... Except whatevs would be a contraction rather than an abbreviation wouldn't it?
      I think a contraction is a type of abbreviation. So I think it's both.
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      I beg to differ, presuming you're referring to the relative clause thing. Using that in a non-defining clause is weird and doesn't sound right at all.
      Example?
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      Example?
      Defining clause: These are the regions that/which will be hit by the storm. (that or which can be used here)

      Non-defining: The book, which is based on a true store, is in stores from Friday. (you wouldn't use that here)

      For some real life examples, look at this article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...the-laundromat It contains 6 ND clauses using which. Try replacing any of them with that.
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