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Words or phrases that hurt my ears

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

  1. mrmousey

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    I guess you've never experienced this
    Typically the "your welcome" insult comes when there is no "thank you" proceeding it
    It's basically a "Your welcome" coming out of the blue
    Then one wonders "what was that all about"?
    If you've never experienced it you won't know what I'm referring to
    If it does happen a time or two, as a sensitive person, one is now paranoid when one hears "you're welcome"
    As in, "did I just do something wrong"?
    Not a big deal in the scheme of things, but just making a comment on what I have experienced as a subtle poisoning of the social fabric
    Of course, YMMV .............
     
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  2. Wolfschmidt

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    There is a pronunciation becoming more and more common where the speaker places a hard stop after a ‘t’ bisecting a word, so for example ‘kitten’ becomes ‘kitt -in’ (with stress on the first part).

    I don’t know where it came from or if it’s a variation of uptalking, but it really grates, and I hear broadcasters doing it now too.
     
  3. GGardner

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    "Particular" gets overused by folks when they're being interviewed on TV or radio.

    "At this particular time..."
    "This particular person..."
    "The particular individual..."

    It makes me discount whatever the speaker is saying. Unfair? Absolutely. I can't help it.
     
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  4. bl28

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    “Heigth”

    It’s not “heigth”.

    Length, width, height. It’s different. There’s no ‘h’ on the end.
     
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    "I need an amp with good cleans."

    Why is it always plural? (Personally, I prefer an amp with good dirties. How does that sound?)
     
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    Advertisers use accents because they sell. You might not like it, but lots of others do.
     
  8. BigDaddyLH

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    https://www.etymonline.com/word/herb

    c. 1300, erbe "non-woody plant," especially a leafy vegetable used for human food, from Old French erbe "grass, herb, plant fed to animals" (12c., Modern French herbe), from Latin herba "grass, an herb; herbage, turf, weeds" (source also of Spanish yerba, Portuguese herva, Italian erba). The form of the English word was refashioned after Latin since 15c., but the h- was mute until 19c.​

    So....

    1. Like many other English words, this one enter from Old French: erbe -- no H, written or pronounced.
    2. In the 15th century there was a movement to make spelling more Latin, and the H was added, but pronunciation remained the same since nearly all English speakers were illiterate.
    3. Public schooling was largely an invention of the 19th century. People started seeing the H and some started pronouncing it.
    4. Today, either way is accepted, although the more historically correct way is to not pronounce the H.
     
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  9. Mrbob135

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    I have done this...usually in the context of extending a courtesy to someone who does not acknowledge it. If I go out of my way to hold the door open for you, and you walk through it without uttering a word, or even looking at me...then you are likely to get a "You're Welcome" out of the blue.
     
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    After reading the entire preceding twelve pages, I find it hard to believe that nobody has brought up the misuse of moot! If it was a mute point, nobody would hear it. At least Rick Springfield got it right.
     
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    People standing in the middle of an aisle when I'm trying to get through ...

    Me: Excuse me.
    Them: You're fine.
    Me (non-verbally): I know I'm fine, ya moron. GET OUT OF THE WAY.
     
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    I just run into their cart, a bit, then react like I didn't notice their cart until that instant. If I'm going to be passive aggressive I might as well enjoy it.
     
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    HAH!! "Warshington" or even "Warshindon" shows up in a few old school Washington DC area dialects. There are a lot of transplanted North Carolinians and West Virginians here from long ago.
     
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    I dunno, axt me later.
     
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    'Can I help you? - the second after entering a shop. (If I want help I'll ask for it. Jeez).
     
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    Sorry, I didn't read through all 12 pages...

    One of mine:

    "same difference"
    As in, "Would you like six eggs or a half dozen eggs?"
    "Same difference."

    NO, it's the "same thing", not the "same difference"!!

    There's "no difference", not the "same difference".
     
  17. schmee

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    What part of Great Britain are you from? We don't speak English here in North America...
     
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    Or, after talking to the car insurance company which is refusing to finish the repairs on my truck, lol. Four hours on the phone with them in one day and they didn't budge. Then the lady asks, "Is there anything ELSE I can help you with?" :mad:

    Did I miss the part where you actually did help me at some point?
     
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    Well, there you have it then, both sides of the story ......
    All of us in our own little bubbles
    It's good to try and keep the lines of communication open though
     
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  20. Ron R

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    I believe that was brought up on the first or second page.
     
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