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Old 09-14-2003, 08:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the correct way to spell BBQ???

Hey there...I am doing an English Comp. 2 essay and need to know the correct spelling of BBQQ...is it bar-b-que??? bar-b-cue??? -be-??? -q?? I don't know...THANX
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Old 09-14-2003, 08:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-14-2003, 08:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ok...thanx...what about FedEx'd??? Is that right???? or is it FedExed or FedEx'ed or what???
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Old 09-14-2003, 08:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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and what about barbecue holic??? How would I say that??? barbecueholic??? The sentence is this:

One of the events is a barbecue holic’s dream!

how would I correct that??? Is it correct as is???
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Old 09-14-2003, 08:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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5 entries found for barbecue.
bar·be·cue ( P ) Pronunciation Key (bärb-ky)
n.
A grill, pit, or outdoor fireplace for roasting meat.

A whole animal carcass or section thereof roasted or broiled over an open fire or on a spit.
A social gathering, usually held outdoors, at which food is cooked over an open flame.

tr.v. bar·be·cued, bar·be·cu·ing, bar·be·cues
To roast, broil, or grill (meat or seafood) over live coals or an open fire, often basting with a seasoned sauce.


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[American Spanish barbacoa, of Taino origin.]

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Old 09-14-2003, 08:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My guess would be barbecue-holic, or barbecueholic...

I don't believe I've ever even imagined that word prior to this thread though.
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Old 09-14-2003, 09:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't think that there is a correct way to spell made up words.
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Old 09-14-2003, 10:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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FedEx - short for Federal Express.

So I would say, "Sent by Federal Express."

"Fedex'ed" is definately slang/vernacular and not good English.
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Old 09-14-2003, 12:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My guess would be barbecue-holic, or barbecueholic...

I don't believe I've ever even imagined that word prior to this thread though.
The "word" is like alcoholic...you know...a person who is obsessed with alcohol...well I'm saying stuff about Memphis in May and the BBQ contests and I'm trying to write that there are ppl that come from all over the place that are bbqholics...is there another way to write this out???
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Old 09-14-2003, 12:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd go with: barbecue-a-holic
like: work-a-holic.

Or is it workaholic?
/me is confused
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Old 09-14-2003, 12:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How would I say this right???

Today it is one of the city’s sports icons – Auto Zone Park.

the question is how is city written??? cities citys' city's citys??? Too many friggin way to spell english words!! AHHH!!!! English language confuses me...LOL...and I been speaking it all my life...LOL

And is Auto Zone Park right??? Or is it Autozone or AutoZone???
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Old 09-14-2003, 01:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Got another question:

Museums offer a variety of subjects. There is the Brooks Art Museum, the W.C. Handy Museum, and the National Ornamental Metal Museum.

Subjects isn't a good word to use but it's the only one I can think of for the sentence...anyone got any suggestions??
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Old 09-14-2003, 01:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The "word" is like alcoholic...you know...a person who is obsessed with alcohol...well I'm saying stuff about Memphis in May and the BBQ contests and I'm trying to write that there are ppl that come from all over the place that are bbqholics...is there another way to write this out???
yeah. They really like barbecues.
I think most English teachers look down on their students using slang/made-up words, even if what they mean is understood.
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Old 09-14-2003, 04:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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FedEx - short for Federal Express.

So I would say, "Sent by Federal Express."

"Fedex'ed" is definately slang/vernacular and not good English.
Did not the company, Federal Express, shorten its' name to FedEx?
If so, then the sentence would be, "Sent by FedEx." Or, "He FedEx'd the package to so and so."
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Old 09-14-2003, 11:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 09-15-2003, 01:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You are so gonna fail.
Well, SOMEONE had to say it. I guess.

Here's a hint when writing an English essay:
If you don't know how to spell it, look it up in the dictionary.
If it's not in the dictionary, don't use it.

Although given the recent rash of "updating" (*cough* dumbing down *cough*) the dictionary, even this strategy is far from infallible. Now THAT is whack.
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Old 09-17-2003, 05:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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How would I say this right???

Today it is one of the city’s sports icons – Auto Zone Park.


And is Auto Zone Park right??? Or is it Autozone or AutoZone???
"city's" is correct. AutoZone is correct

I would pprobably use "barbecue enthusiasts" or even "barbecue addicts"
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