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Words or phrases that hurt my ears

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

  1. daddyplaysbass

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    Doesn't really irritate me; in fact I get a kick out of it. In Texas single-syllable works have two syllables; "Bike" becomes "By Yike"; "Hike" becomes "Hy Yike", "Truck" becomes "Trugh Yuke", "Gas" becomes "Ga Yas" etc.
     
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  2. Mrbob135

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    Ron R said:
    I believe that was brought up on the first or second page.

    First post actually...shows how well I was paying attention!
     
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    . Duplicate post
     
  4. Charlie Bernstein

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    Yup! More discountable terms from the fifth estate:

    - So . . . : NPR-speak. This is one way to answer a question.

    - Right, so . . . : NPR-speak. This is the other way to answer a question.

    - narrative: NPR-speak having nothing to do with book plots.

    - multiple: AP-speak. Like your particular. What's the difference between "suffered injuries" and "suffered multiple injuries"? "Air strikes" versus "multiple air strikes"? "Examples of mindless things reporters write and editors allow" versus "multiple examples of mindless things reporters write and editors allow"?

    - electable (Aren't most of us?)
     
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  5. Charlie Bernstein

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    Here in Maine, we turn lots of words into two syllables:

    - there: two syllables: they-ah
    - Saturday: two syllables: Saddy
    - deer: two syllables: dee-ah
    - probably: two syllables: prully
     
  6. Deathray

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    My boss will be talking, and he uses the phrase “On that note” to change to a completely different subject!
    Drives me crazy.
    Maybe I’m wrong, but wouldn’t that lead in to
    something at least remotely related?
     
  7. koen

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    And it’s blue cheese, not bleu cheese.
     
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    Lots. Musically? "Cut through the mix" and "tonewood" lead the charge. "takes pedals well" is right up there
     
  9. Ron R

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    Not if it's from France.
     
  10. BigDaddyLH

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    Wouldn't it be fromage bleu, or just Roquefort, for example? I don't drink rouge wine.
     
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    I'm well aware of those claims, but when asked about;
    Words or phrases that hurt my ears
    Then, the "erb" word is one that realy bugs me.

    Do you pronounce "Paris" to rhyme with Barry, or Harris (better known as Arry) ?
     
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  12. BigDaddyLH

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    In Paree I stayed in an 'otel.
     
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    ...and had 'onee with croissants, or puffs ?


    Croissants...now there is a word you hear said strangly sometimes "Kwassonz"
     
  14. koen

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    Then it would be fromage :cool:
     
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    Definitely yes, perhaps.
     
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    And what genius thought it would be fancy to call the main dish ‘entree’ ? The word itself should give a clue, right?
     
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    I agree, why do people use such stupid expressions?
     
  20. RoyBGood

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    Apparently, it can damage the vocal cords - so keep it up, Kim! Silence will truly be golden.

    Someone said 'It’s the vocal equivalent of dragging your feet on the ground when you walk.' I couldn't have put it better.
     
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