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Old 06-27-2006, 03:14 AM   #46
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"off of"

as in "we got off of the train at penrith"

i'm sure it is incorrect, as well as making me irrationally enraged.
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hahah

i used that today when i was on the phone i told my dad i got off of the train at penrith and went to penrith plaza after school
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When I'm in the south (rarely) I hear y'all enough times to never go back.
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Colloquial habits that annoy me:

"I seen that [movie/person/event]". Either put the 'have' in there, or change the sentence to "I saw that [m/p/e]" but as it stands 'I seen that' is a horrible perversion of the English language. People where I live say it all the time and it drives me nuts. Yarrr.

Not being careful with qualifiers outside of hyperbole: namely when people say/believe 'everything' is a certain way, or that something 'never' happens. Absolutes are rare, at best. Many people can't provide more than a single example if called on it; this is sloppy and careless and demonstrates you don't know what you're talking about. I might as well lump in 'assuming something is essential when its non-essential' and 'assuming something is non-essential when its essential' as well.


"Irregardless": because this isn't even a word. If it were, it would have to mean 'without lack of regard', and then you might as well just say 'regard'.


I guess 'I feel bad for her' kindof bugs me, too. Bad is functioning as an adverb here so it should be 'badly'. Where bad is functioning as a noun, as in 'I feel bad' you can probably get away with 'bad'; however, you could probably alter the sentence to be less vague as in 'I feel sick' or 'I'm hurt', etc. I don't care too much about this one, though. People talk the way they do, so whatever *shrug*.
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"MY BAD"
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"MY BAD"
I say it all the time.
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Man i hate it when people say gay..like 'thats so gay!'
Same here, and add "that's retarded." So offensive. I admit, I say "That's retarded" sometimes, but it was unfortunately a big part of my vocabulary for way too long.

I can't stand most phrases used in the business world, "thinking outside the box" and "being proactive and not reactive," etc. I can't even think of the ones that really irritate me right now. The book Good to Great spawned a huge "get on the bus!" family of metaphors my old company took and beat to death.

The word "proactive" always reminds me of an episode of The Simpsons where Poochie is added to the Itchy & Scratchy show and the writer asks, "Excuse me, but "proactive" and "paradigm"? Aren't those just buzzwords that dumb people use to sound important? Not that I'm accusing you of anything like that..."

(yes, I just Googled that to find the exact quote and episode...)
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hahah

i used that today when i was on the phone i told my dad i got off of the train at penrith and went to penrith plaza after school
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Just noticed this thread again, and a few phrases i failed to mention last time (and god knows how i forgot ) are


'At the end of the day' and 'Basically'
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most stories that start with "that reminds me of ...." tend to not remind me of anything I just said
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You're the bomb/shit!


Some corporate buzz words tend to irritate me at times too

and lucky for me I can't think of any right now
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:56 PM   #57
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the phrase "first annual" bugs me.

Which is it? The first or a yearly event?

Just say inaugural.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:09 AM   #58
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I have just begun to notice people using "their" and "his" or "her" incorrectly. For example, instead of saying: 'One of the women has her appointment' , they say 'One of the women has their appointment'. It irks me at times more than others. Sometimes it's difficult to use any other word when speaking in conversation. It becomes a hassle to say "his or her" each time the subject's gender is in question, but I always appreciate the effort. When saying "Someone has her panties in a twist," most people say "Someone has their panties in a twist," which is grammatically incorrect.

I guess a lot of things in the English language are open to ridicule. It used to irk me when people said "I seen" instead of "I saw" or "we was" instead of "we were". I hear that a lot and it continues to bother me, but I can honestly say I think it's good on my part that I notice and do not emulate that speech. I am fond of using the English language correctly.

One thing that shows up most in writing is the difference between their, there, and they're. An overwhelming amount of people use those three words incorrectly. Also, your and you're and it's and its get misused.

I say if it's difficult to know when to use an apostrophe, make the two words into one. If you can do so, it's appropriate to use the word with the apostrophe. I was looking on my boyfriend's computer recently and found some invitations he had sent about a party. They said: Your invited. I cringed and prayed it was a joke. When I pointed out his mistake, my boyfriend was mortified that he had sent invitations to several people with such a blantant error. I constantly remind him, even if we are just chatting on instant messenger, to use the correct forms of words.

I loathe talking to people who insist on shortening words into sickening instant messenging abbreviations. I have even spoken with some people who use "no" meaning the word "know", which confuses the hell out of me. How hard is it to write the rest of the word? Or even scarier, do these people not even realize their mistake?
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:15 AM   #59
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I was looking on my boyfriend's computer recently and found some invitations he had sent about a party. They said: Your invited. I cringed and prayed it was a joke.


I have a similar story, but mine's somewhat more disturbing.

In ninth grade, I received 100% on one of my English essays. Do you know what my teacher wrote on the paper? "Your a really good writer." Your a really good writer.

I am being dead serious. An ENGLISH TEACHER wrote this.
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"I could care less" irritates me because it doesn't make sense.

The actual phrase is "I COULDN'T care less." I know this and English is my second language.
That is the same thing as "I didn't do nothing"

if you didn't do nothing than you did something.
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