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Ride Safe or Ride Safely

Motorcycle license plates in my area have "Ride Safe" imprinted on them. Is that correct grammar? Shouldn't it be "Ride Safely" ?

Just a random thought...

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That's a question that has been argued over since.. forever?
Some claim it makes more sense, as you have the saying "to be safe", some say it's due to the simplification of the English language, etc, etc.. A lot of different opinions on it.
Grammar vice then "Ride Safely" would be the correct term, but yeah.. It's basically a matter of opinion these days.
It's similar to how some say tomato, and some say tomato. Potato, potato.

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LOL - good explanation

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It's similar to how some say tomato, and some say tomato. Potato, potato.
that doesn't really come across the same in print LOL had to say it aloud to myself for the 'A-ha!' moment

as to the question posed, i think if i were saying that to someone, and i believe i probably have- i'm sure i just said "ride safe"
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Either one works, it is a reminder for all of us to be careful!
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"Life is about putting others needs, above your own fears".
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that doesn't really come across the same in print LOL had to say it aloud to myself for the 'A-ha!' moment
Haha, I was thinking about it when I wrote it, should I spell it out the different ways or not?

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it's funnier the way it is now, give people something to think about!
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it's funnier the way it is now, give people something to think about!
My thought exactly!
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it does better illustrate the dissimilarity of the different pronunciations
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