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I get SO tired of people, especially native English speakers, being completely inept when it comes to using the correct words for things. I realize some words can get confused with ones that have multiple spellings and sound the same (There - location, Their - possessive pronoun, They're - contraction of They Are /// Too - also, Two - number, To - direction /// Weather - atmospheric conditions and resulting destructive forces, Whether - case or fact), but I mean REALLY, it's not that hard to remember guys, seriously. We all went to school, will you at least TRY to type like you actually paid attention and learned something in class? This includes correct spelling and at least an attempt at correct grammar and punctuation, guys. Below is the actual definitions for both terms Bare and Bear. (The short version: Bare = Naked... Bear = All other definitions... You see? It's not that hard.) Non native English speakers at least TRY to be legible and understood, so why can't the rest of you who ARE native English speakers? I don't expect people to type like they have a doctorate in the English language, but I do expect people to type like they actually graduated High School, which means legible without requiring decryption and translation of horridly typed comments just because you want to be lazy. O.o Stop butchering the English Language! Those of you who are native English speakers have no excuse!
1 a) without the natural or customary covering "bare wooden floors" b) without clothing; naked "bare legs"
2 without equipment, supplies, or furnishings; empty "a bare room, a bare larder"
3 without embellishment; unadorned; simple; plain "the bare facts"
4 without tools or weapons: obsolete except in bare hands
6 no more than; mere "a bare subsistence wage"
bared, baring to make bare; uncover; strip; expose
lay bare to open to view; uncover; expose
SYN.—bare, in this comparison, implies the absence of the conventional or appropriate covering [bare legs, bareheaded]; naked implies the absence of clothing, either entirely or from some part, and connotes a revealing of the body [a naked chest]; nude, which is somewhat euphemistic for naked, is commonly applied to the undraped human figure in art; bald suggests a lack of natural covering, esp. of hair on the head; barren implies a lack of natural covering, esp. vegetation, and connotes destitution and fruitlessness [barren lands]
1 a) to hold and take along; carry; transport b) to hold in the mind "to bear a secret"
2 to possess as a part, characteristic, attribute, etc.; have or show "the letter bore his signature"
3 to give birth to: the passive past participle in this sense is born when by does not follow
4 to bring forth; produce or yield "fruit-bearing trees, coal-bearing strata"
5 to support or hold up; sustain
6 to sustain the burden of; take on; take care of "to bear the cost"
7 a) to undergo successfully; withstand; endure "her work won't bear scrutiny" b) to put up with; tolerate "she can't bear him"
8 to call for; require "his actions bear watching"
9 to carry or conduct (oneself)
10 to carry over or hold (a sentiment) "to bear a grudge"
11 to bring and tell (a message, tales, etc.)
12 to move or push as if carrying "the crowd bore us along"
13 to give, offer, or supply "to bear witness"
1 to be productive "the tree bears well"
2 a) to lie in a given direction "the lighthouse bears due east" b) to point or be aimed toward (with on or upon) "artillery deployed to bear on the fort" c) to move in a given direction "bear right at the corner"
3 to have bearing (on); have a relation "his story bears on the crime"
4 to tolerate; put up patiently (with)
5 to be oppressive; weigh "grief bears heavily on her"
bear a hand
1 to give help
2 Naut. get to work! help out! work faster!
1 to press or push down; exert pressure
2 to make a strong effort
bear down on
1 to press down on; exert pressure on
2 to make a strong effort toward accomplishing
3 to come or go toward; closely approach
bear out to show to be true; support or confirm
bear up to endure, as under a strain; keep up one's spirits
bring to bear on (or upon) to cause to have an effect on "he brought his influence to bear on the lawmakers"
SYN.—bear implies a putting up with something that distresses, annoys, pains, etc., without suggesting the way in which one sustains the imposition; suffer suggests passive acceptance of or resignation to that which is painful or unpleasant; endure implies a holding up against prolonged pain, distress, etc. and stresses stamina or patience; tolerate and the more informal stand both imply self-imposed restraint of one's opposition to what is offensive or repugnant; brook, a literary word, is usually used in the negative, suggesting determined refusal to put up with what is distasteful See also CARRY
1 any of a family (Ursidae) of large, heavy, omnivorous carnivores that walk flat on the soles of their feet and have shaggy fur and a very short tail: bears are native to temperate and arctic zones
2 a person who is clumsy, rude, gruff, churlish, etc.
3 short for bearskin jobber < phr. to sell the bearskin, i.e., to sell the skin before the bear is caught, a person who believes prices on the stock or commodity markets are going to decline, esp. one who sells shares, etc. in the expectation of buying them later at a lower price
4 [Slang] a difficult task "checking these computer files is a real bear"
falling in price "a bear market"
be a bear for punishment to be able to withstand much rough treatment; be rugged, tough, determined, etc.
the Bear the constellation Ursa Major or Ursa Minor
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THIS JUST IN: The Thought Train has spectacularly derailed at the intersection of I Have An Idea and Give Me a Second, barreled through What Just Happened, then finally came to rest at Can't Remember S**t.
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