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Words or phrases that hurt my ears

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

  1. Tomm Williams

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    “Well swat me and call me Sally” when it’s obvious the correct term is “Well spank me and call me Sally”. Someone has to keep these things in line !
     
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    The ones that really bother me are:

    "begs the question" when they mean "raises the question" -- "begs the question" is a specific type of fallacious argument in formal deductive logic and doesn't mean "raises the question" like people are using it these days.

    "I could care less" has the opposite meaning of what the person is trying to say

    you've got another "thing" coming -- rather than "think" as in "If you think you're getting away with that, you've got another think coming"

    Saying someone will be "Out of pocket" when they are going to be away from the office and not available to help you with something --- "Out of Pocket" is when you have to pay for something with your own cash.

    Comparing two things with "then" instead of "than" "Fender is better then Gibson"
     
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  3. Viejo

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    OP do I say Warshington? Oh Yea, you Betcha
     
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  4. r1962j

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    I understand completely. I would suggest just putting it all out of your mind and just go to Newt's for a great burger. :)
     
  5. Guitardvark

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    meteorologist

    when pronounced correctly is kind of disturbing to me and sounds stupidly awkward

     
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  6. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Bein' from Alabama, I cain't hardly wait fer someone ta lable me an excape goat.
     
  7. telleutelleme

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    "surreal" - It seems to mean I'm surprised, happy, shocked, or got an award to every millennial.
     
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  8. graybeard65

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    We, at one point, had a commander-in-chief that spoke of nook-you-ler weapons.

    seems like a person that has the launch codes and such ought to know how to say it...
     
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    Burgers at Newt’s are amazing!! One of my favorite local burgers!! Mad props for knowing a fantastic local burger joint?
     
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    It's enough to make one shudder!
     
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    Real-a-tor gets to me, too. So does med-a-ley instead of medley. Trying to eke out more syllables than are needed! People speaking while yawning is real grating as well.
     
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  13. davidge1

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    Language is meant to be continually evolving. The common usage dictates what's correct. All contractions, for example, are the result of people slurring words together or mispronouncing them. " O'er the land of the free..." is incorrect, but it's a part of our national anthem. Why do we need to be bothered by this?
     
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    Axek vs ask
    Miwwion vs million

    LIKE every other word.
    LITERALLY... I want to kick people in the crotch when they use this one over and over...

    New buzzwords at work:
    EXCITING....
    Everything's EXCITING now,
    It aggravates me to no end.
    I don't find anything at work EXCITING.

    TEAM...
    Team this and Team that...TEAM members,
    What a load of [email protected]
     
  15. Greggorios

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    "No problem." It seems to get substituted for any basic affirmative response.
    "Did you find everything?" The automatic greeting from those at check out.
     
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    I am pretty certain I have curled up in a feeble position before, so it could be a thng....
    Unphased is a great pedal man! I've got one over here in a box somewhere.....

    SNARK!
     
  17. MarkieMark

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    Ha! Never heard it that way or noticed, but she says "meaty-urologist" to my ear! But thats just an accent. Or my way is. Or something.
     
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  18. Durtdog

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    'Roun here they hate the past participle and refuse to use it...

    "Have you ate yet?"
    "Have you went there?"
    "You've drove a long way!"
     
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  19. edvard

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    I once heard someone call it a "Skate Goat" :rolleyes:
     
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    I LOVE the little differences that can be found throughout the country. Fascinating stuff. One of my former supervisors was born and raised on Tangier Island, a little speck in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. The way they talk is so unique.

    They’ve also got some fine crab cakes over there!

     
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