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Words or phrases that hurt my ears

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

  1. Tele-beeb

    Tele-beeb Friend of Leo's

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    “with that said...”
    That phrase grates on my last nerve,
    I’m like:
    Oh... here it comes again, they said something syruppy nice, so, now they get to say what they really wanted to say.
    Just say it with boldness... or don’t.
     
  2. Blue Bill

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    You forgot: sure: two syllables: shoe-wah
     
  3. Harry Styron

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    Does “anal retentive” require a hyphen?
     
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  4. Harry Styron

    Harry Styron Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    You probably never forget your PIN number.
     
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  5. Charlie Bernstein

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    A hyphen helps when it's an adjective.

    I just say picky.
     
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  6. David Barnett

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    On "The Sopranos" they would say "She's a hoo-wah".
     
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  7. Tele-beeb

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    Queso Cheese
    Isn’t that Cheese cheese?
     
  8. David Barnett

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    There used to be a "Mexican" restaurant here with "Beef Enchiladas with Con Carne Sauce" on the menu. "...with with..."
     
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    Dear long suffering friend , just so you know your suffering the slings an arrows of regional language styles and all that goes with is only going to increase logarithmically as time passes, your last best choice to ease your pain is moving to Brooklyn. And yes I say wadder, not water just like er'body else
    hair bouts but it's eyet.
     
  10. jbmando

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    The second one is correct according to dictionary.com.
     
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    I can go with that. But I just always thought (in the "he graduated college" example) that, wait a second, he didn't graduate college-- college graduated HIM... so I would say "he graduated FROM college." But we can disagree on this one, and yes, I have too much time on my hands! :)
     
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    Almost everybody on the radio around here says "verse" when they mean "versus." Drives me nuts. One guy even said that the Eagles were "versing" the Giants. Ugh!
     
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    "I could care less."
     
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    The trite phrase that has crept into modern lexicon is prefacing some advertising statement or political message with "...in these uncertain times...".

    Yes, thank you, everyone is aware now. Just stop that crap.
     
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    "roasted"
     
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