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Words or phrases that hurt my ears

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

  1. Toto'sDad

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    Yo don' trip 'bouthhow others be speakin'. Lax off an' gots uh pimp-tight day sho' nuff!
     
  2. scooteraz

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    That is an eggsalant eggsample of eggregious egging on there near the eggzit!

    A little game my grandson and I play is finding words were we can substitute “egg” for “ex”. We rather egg each other on in this eggsoteric pursuit.
     
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    Hahahahaha! I'm actually laughing out loud right now! Ahhhh. Tears.
     
  4. scooteraz

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    I’m surprised that this thread went this far without can in lieu of may.

    “Can I help you?” from service people is silly. We all assume you can help us. What you’re asking for is permission to help, therefore “May I help you?” is ‘more better’..LOL

    In a car vein, several have been upset about most US folks pronouncing the large cat and famous British car marque as “Jagwire” as opposed to “Jag-u-ar”. But no one seems much concerned that the famous German sports car manufacturer is routinely mispronounced. Porsche is supposed to have the “e” verbalized, i.e. “Porsch-uh”. Almost everyone gets it right when there are several, as in “Did you see the ‘Porsch-uhs’ over there?” But for some reason can’t say them man’s name correctly when there is only one car.
     
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    Youtubers who begin their video by asking me, “What’s up?”

    Do they care what’s up? Do they realize that if anything were up, I wouldn’t be able to tell them about it?
     
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    What about mixed metaphors?

    I heard this one on a news channel: "when you do the math, it just doesn't smell right".
     
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    Around here, older men use “you bet” in lieu of “you’re welcome” but the part that bothers me is that they say it before someone says “thank you”.

    Cashier: here’s your change
    Old man: you bet
     
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    In a similar vein, I hate it when someone I don't even know greets me with a "hey". What's wrong with hello?
     
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    yeah this one bugs the begeezers out of me

    it also bugs me when one of my kids says something like "hey Pops, can you spot me a 20 ?"
     
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    Has anyone covered "guesstimate" yet?
     
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    A couple my wife says all the time....

    "In'-surance" instead of "In-sur'-ance"

    also, "Don't forget and (do something)" instead of "Don't forget to (do something)"

    I've gotten used to it after knowing her for 40 years.
     
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    did anyone mention "no worries"?
     
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    Have not read all 10 pages, but a few of mine,"You know what I'm talking bout", "Let me fax you this", and my worst is when you thank a person in the service industry and instead of you're welcome or my pleasure, they say "no problem".
     
  14. Charlie Bernstein

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    Here in New England, upspeak is unisex.

    When I was a kid in Cincinnati in the fifties and sixties, it was pretty common, especially with Appalachians.

    They also loved to add syllables. Why settle for "I'm from Cincinnati" when you can fire off an "I'm from the greater Cincinnati metropolitan vicinity?"*

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    *Inside-the-quote question mark intentional.
     
  15. Charlie Bernstein

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    I've never heard that. Let's try it out:

    - Me: "Thank you."
    - You: "You're welcome."

    Hm. Was I insulted? I don't feel insulted.

    What I have heard, though, is that Americans visiting England make Brits mad when we don't say please. To them it's polite. They're highly insulted when we say "One coffee" instead of "One coffee, please."

    Americans tend to save it for when we're angry or annoyed: "Will you please turn down that radio!"

    In our defense, we say "Thank you" more than they do. In lots of situations, where we say "Thank you," they say "Sorry." For instance, an American holding a door for a Brit expects "Thanks!" and gets "Sorry!"

    It's shorthand for "Sorry I made you hold the door." But they're not making us hold the door. It's voluntary.

    So go figure.
     
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    Ice floe Vs Ice flow...not that one can really hear distinctions between their constituent spellings.

    Prove and proven, when it pronounced to rhyme with wove and woven, rather than move and groovin'.
     
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    :lol::lol:!
     
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    "Right?"
     
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    People who say “nucular” instead of nuclear.
     
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    When I was a kid I worked in a Foreign Auto repair shop “Marty Ripp Foreign Auto”. This pompous Brit would bring his XKE in frequently (of course he did, it was a Jaguar). He pronounced it “Jeg-oo-wah”. He’d say things like “the Jeg-oo-wah won’t start” or “the Jeg-oo-wah is sluggish, don’t you know.” I was 16, he was hilarious. Terrible cars.
    Just don’t say Jagwire jagoff.
     
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