For the longest time I have used strait, as in continue strait on to the other side, not knowing it was incorrect. Why did it take so long for someone to correct me? So just in case anyone else has been using the wrong straight, I thought I would post this. Here is another one. I thought their selves was proper in some cases, but I guess only themselves is. However if I was writing dialog for a southerner, I think I would use their selves. I think that is how they talk. And lastly, what do you think about nowhere, and anywhere? I could find it nowhere. I couldn't find it anywhere. I believe both are acceptable. Wouldn't I couldn't find it nowhere, be a double negative, and thus would not have the same meaning?