One and the Same

Typebars in a 1920s typewriter

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Clark Kent. Superman. Two identities, same guy—they are one and the same.

Not one in the same.

I can see how people would get this mixed up: Oftentimes the and gets phonetically shorthanded, sounding like (think rock ‘n’ roll), which sounds like in—ergo, we often end up with one in the same.

But now you have no excuse, so go out there and get it right!

Class dismissed. =)

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lbtk
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:56:13

    I also have grammatical pet peeves. It’s the English teacher in me. How do you feel about people who can’t use your/you’re or there/their/they’re correctly? Or when folks use phrases like “between you and I?” Learn your subject and objects, people! Between you and ME, THEY’RE driving me crazy with THEIR mistakes! THERE! YOUR post was funny! And now, I feel much better. Sandy

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    • jasondrexler
      Apr 24, 2012 @ 14:03:55

      Haha! I feel your frustration, though I think I’ve become somewhat numb to it because it happens so often! Thanks for your comments, and for following my blog!

      Reply

      • lbtk
        Apr 24, 2012 @ 15:31:22

        I really enjoy reading your thoughts. Your post on Joseph Smith was spot on. I watched a show on the History Channel “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mormons” and it hit some of the highlights of your post. Yours was more indepth. Keep educating me, Jason. I love to learn. Sandy

      • jasondrexler
        Apr 24, 2012 @ 15:51:50

        Thank you so much for those encouraging words—it’s great to hear such things! I’ll keep doing my best, the Lord helping me.

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