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Words or phrases that hurt my ears

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by graybeard65, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. graybeard65

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    One local broadcaster uses the word "expecially" fairly often - he's a grown and educated man, and I just don't get it. Same guy uses the word "wooves" instead of "wolves" - our local team is the Timberwolves, and he says "timberwooves" -

    Lots of folks want to add an extra "A" to make the word "realtor" into a new word "real-a-tor" - I hear that a lot too.

    "...but by then it's just a mute point." instead of moot point

    Don't get me wrong - I am a Minnesota boy to the core, and a Minnesota accent just feels like "home" to me, but I'd be the first to admit that we talk like idiots sometimes. We end sentences in prepositions, we can't agree on how to pronounce our vowel sounds, and we say bizarre things like "dontchaknow?" for no apparent reason - I do not claim that we get it right any more or any less than anywhere else.

    Any other words that make you wonder where someone ever learned to speak?

    Oh - last thought. Saying "Warshington" is a regional thing - entire states and communities use that word that way - I just want to know how they ever teach children to spell it correctly!

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    Could of, would of, should've learned better.
     
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    i don`t like when people axe me a question
     
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    It's aks.

    Expecially and expresso are fairly common these days.

    I don't think it's incorrect, but when people say "it's addicting" I judge them for it.

    I also think people who "could care less" always mean the opposite.
     
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    Sticks in yer craw, eh?
     
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    this could go on for days so i won't even start hear/here, there/their, anyway, like, you know, i literally died, um....

    play music!
     
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    As an English teacher, I’m abstaining from this conversation.
     
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    that may not be from your area and he accent is different enough you hear it

    in philly we say wooder for water
     
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    you'd like yooper dontchaknow eh?
     
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    Oh don't get me started... I've got so many pet language peeves, and thanks to this Interwebs doohickey, they are spreading :eek:
    I don't mind things like "Warshington" or "Oregawn", that's just regional stuff like "Soda" vs. "Pop". It's when the actual language gets mangled that I get testy.

    "Loose" vs. "Lose" :mad:
    "One in the same" vs. "One and the same"
    "Far be it for me" vs. "Far be it from me"
    "For all intensive purposes" vs. "For all intents and purposes"
    "Curl up in the feeble position" vs. "Curl up in the fetal position"
    "Unphased" vs. "Unfazed" (saw this one just recently)
    "Verses" vs. "Versus" and "Vice Versus" vs. "Vice Versa"

    There are more, or else this list will just keep growing. And growing...
     
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    oh ... I thought this was going to be good ones like
    "I use my tube screamer as a transparent boost" or "I use my rat for an overdrive" or "I use my rat for fuzz" or "The klon was meant to be used as a boost"
     
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    The phrase "please and thank you". It's intentionally rude, and intentionally undermines the intended courtesy of the use of "please", and "thank you".

    It takes extra effort to use those words that way, and it's hostile.
     
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    When people say they feel nauseous versus nauseated.
     
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    “It is what it is” my dead beat dad’s response when confronted later in life about abandoning his 5 kids. WTF kind of explanation is that?? I’ve hated that expression ever since.
     
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    a loo min um

    hee hee :p

    El you min ee um

    peeple!

    oh and noo cu lar

    :rolleyes:
     
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    We have a local news anchor that says simular, instead of similar.
     
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    Well Bless your heart. LOL

    I actually like that different parts of the country have regional dialogues. Learn to be accepting.
     
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