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Words or phrases that hurt my ears

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

  1. trev333

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    shovel snow.... shudder.:eek:. now that one hurts just thinking about it....:lol:
     
  2. reckless toboggan

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    Egg zit.

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    It's an exit!

    Ex-it.

    There are no eggs and no zits in this very simple word.

    Exit.
     
  3. reckless toboggan

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    Varmints.

    VaHr-Mints.

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    It's Vermin.

    Ver-min.


    It's not some chocolate mint you find on your hotel pillow. And it's certainly not several of them.

    But some aren't articulate enough to pronounce two syllables ver-min, and so it becomes vahr-mints, and over the years this ignorant mispronunciation becomes a "regional colloquialism".
     
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  4. TokyoPortrait

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    So, I read this while on holiday, immediately got in a car and drove downtown to take a photo. Welcome to my sophisticated hometown.

    AA2DB0BA-E302-466D-9A3A-9563F6E57B03.jpeg

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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  6. HoodieMcFoodie

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    Hurts my ears. Don't you mean "upsets my delicate sensibilities"?
     
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    Don't encourage her, please!

    That's one phrase she doesn't use...yet.
     
  8. dlew919

    dlew919 Doctor of Teleocity

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    When people say 'I went' or 'She goes' when they could have used any number of synonyms for 'said', or even the word 'said' itself.

    It's irrational and unfair of me, I know.

    But for some reason I don't like it.
     
  9. WingedWords

    WingedWords Friend of Leo's

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    I'm not sure this is quite in tune with modern linguistic theory.
     
  10. Jim603

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    "Sooner than later," or "Sooner rather than later"

    "Way shape or form"

    "Butt naked"
     
  11. Jim603

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    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/varmint

    The word "varmint" is in the dictionary, for whatever it's worth... According to Webster, you're going waaaaay back in history for this particular grievance.
     
  12. RoyBGood

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    An overused favourite of certain newspaper websites here, when referring to a heated TV debate, and a typical example is: 'Laura shuts down Nigel'. (Actual meaning: she disagreed with him). :rolleyes:
     
  13. Charlie Bernstein

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    Yup. In the same jugular vein of words used so often the meaning has worn off:

    - iconic
    - awesome
    - perfect*

    . . . and then there's the music marketing if-it-says-it-it-isn't subset:

    - vintage**
    - relic
    - alternative

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    *e.g:

    Cashier: "That'll be four sixty-eight."
    Me: "Here's a five."
    Cashier: "Perfect!"

    ** Like my Tele pickups. They're not.
     
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    +1 for iconic.....can I submit "bored of".....it's bored WITH.....WITH,do you hear?
     
  15. Charlie Bernstein

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    Sometimes when I'm in a restaurant I count how many times the person at the next table says like.*

    Yesterday I sat near a guy who did at least three per sentence—and could do double likes, too. For instance: "I was like, like, whoa!"

    Is it a symptom of Tourette—or of never having had an original thought in his life?

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    *I have a niece who does it. But it doesn't bother me. She's perfect.
     
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    In my experience, that's a female trait. Softening the end of every sentence with a rising inflection makes everything palatable; plausible deniability, spoonful of sugar, etc.

    In my mind, this is an offshoot of the honor-based, dueling society of the 19th century class system (lasting longer in the deep south). Verbal offence is carefully avoided, etc.
     
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    Trust The Simpsons to do it best:

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  18. Charlie Bernstein

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    Then there's nonprofit-ese. Thank God I'm retired:

    - reach out
    - excited ("I'm excited to announce that . . . .")
    - positive change (to clarify that you're not working for negative change)
    - narrative
     
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  19. Chunkocaster

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    The majority of Youtubers hurt my ears. They all seem to use the same trending words, phrases, mannerisms while pretending they are professionals and not just some guy or girl in their spare bedroom/ garage with strategically placed decorations, furniture and backdrops they bought on Amazon or ebay set up behind them.
     
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    Wow...

    Ya'll got some thin skin.
     
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