Things to Quit Saying

Timbresmith1

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So, let's say you see a group of ducks (technically a flock if on land, a flight if in the air or a raft if swimming). Do they lose their identities and just become a group? "Group" is collective noun, "ducks" is a plural common noun, "of" is a syncategorematic word that links group to ducks (what kind of group).
“Syncategoregmatic” (stealing it, though)
 

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Like.
Literally.
Yo.
Dude.
TO-tally.
And a certain cuss word starting with the letter after "e."

Minimizing these obsessive tics--and using that after-"e" word more judiciously--would create space for using a lot more of the words available to and needed by us.

Definitely.
 
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I don't know if anyone has addressed this in this relatively long forum, but I used to have a podcast. I did the editing and I decided to try and keep the flow sounding good, so I reminded the awkward pauses, and the "um" "uh" and such. I got to where I could recognize them in the waveform in my recording software.

That really trained me to remove them from my lexicon, because it got really annoying editing all that out.
 

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I started but about half way through it felt too much like work! 😂

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So, going forward I'm going to be buying bespoke guitars. At the end of the day, I've bought so many Fenders, got all excited but when they dropped I was ultimately disappointed right?

I mean even cherry picking a good one and what not, didn't help. I had a convo with the bloke in the shop and he recommend me to go down this route.

So I pulled the trigger on a very unique guitar. I jumped on it as soon as I saw it and well... me likey, they knocked it out of the park. So I dodged the bullet this time, the whole entire thing is amazing. It really has been a game changer..... if that makes any sense? It blows everything out of the water and plays like butter.

I still love me some telecasters but ever since 'castergate' basically, to tell the truth it's literally only the pups that I really miss.

Here's the thing, I feel like it makes me play better.... you know what I mean?

Mike drop.
Satire writ large!
 

SRHmusic

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“It is what it is” also annoys me!
I worked with a guy that would make errors (that we'd point out), not fix them, and when too late to fix* would shrug and say that. (*we sometimes had a chance to run early prototypes free if there was space on someone else's batch, not real production(!))

“Nip it in the butt”


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Our CFO, who was exceptionally skilled in her position & respected throughout the organization, once deployed this gem in a meeting. For many of us it was a real struggle to contain ourselves.
Mixed metaphors could be a "whole 'nother" thread.
I have relative that grew up with parents that didn't speak English first, and they have a ton of these.

There's a manager I worked for that kept a list of good ones though. A favorite, intended one:
"Wait til the other shoe hits the fan."
 

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I worked with a guy that would make errors (that we'd point out), not fix them, and when too late to fix* would shrug and say that. (*we sometimes had a chance to run early prototypes free if there was space on someone else's batch, not real production(!))



I have relative that grew up with parents that didn't speak English first, and they have a ton of these.

There's a manager I worked for that kept a list of good ones though. A favorite, intended one:
"Wait til the other shoe hits the fan."

My favorite intended one is, "It ain't rocket surgery".
 




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