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Post by kayley » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:25 am

holy boring blogs batman. I think I'll go lay down now sweeties. y'know my monkeys?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Post by Lady Bug » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:25 am

kayley wrote:holy boring blogs batman. I think I'll go lay down now sweeties. y'know my monkeys?

Sorry, couldn't resist.
:rofl

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Post by Marie » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:55 am

kayley wrote:holy boring blogs batman. I think I'll go lay down now sweeties. y'know my monkeys?

Sorry, couldn't resist.
:lmao

That was pretty good!
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Post by Jax » Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:06 am

Sunflower wrote:
Jax wrote:Let me tell you something else that annoys me-- people who keep public blogs and are boring as sin. I mean, I know I would be boring, so I don't keep a public one. I am not aiming this remark at anyone here, so don't misunderstand. But gads.
Are you saying my blog is boring? :huffy
Nope. I don't read your blog. I don't really read many blogs at all. I am not a bloggy person. :lol

But now that you mention it...where's your blog? :jax
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Post by Aly » Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:30 am

Marie wrote:Yeah but what if it annoys everyone??? Now I'm all paranoid.
Don't worry sweetie, EVERYONE uses it. :hug

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Post by LauraLowEnd » Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:09 pm

"you times it by three and then minus it by 5."
WHAT?!? no; you MULTIPLY it by three and then SUBTRACT 5.

the receptionist at work has a ton of annoying speech things. my favorite of hers is "when he come in the door this morning..." IT HAPPENED IN THE PAST, MORON! he CAME in, not COME in. i've never even heard of anyone refusing to use the past tense. it's so WEIRD!

"as per." that phrase is redundant. it's either "as you requested" or "per your request."

another work one - people don't understand the singular and plural versions of "addendum" and "appendix." for the record, "addendum" = singular. "addenda" = plural. "appendix" = singular. "appendices" = plural. i've heard "addendums," "appendixes" and "appendicee" a lot, and "appendicee" is the most common!!! DUH!

"alright" and "alot."

i have more, i'm sure...

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Post by Blush » Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:24 pm

"when he come in the door this morning..." IT HAPPENED IN THE PAST, MORON! he CAME in, not COME in. i've never even heard of anyone refusing to use the past tense. it's so WEIRD!


A friend's dad does this. It drives me bonkers. My ex-boyfriend's grandma used to say this too. I thought it was a rural thing. The other thing she used to say that made my skin crawl was. "Oh, you don't know how to play euchre? We'll learn ya." AAARGH! You'll TEACH me! Or maybe you won't, because I'm going to sit in the car!

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Post by LauraLowEnd » Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:25 pm

OMG, just thought of another. if one has poison ivy, and applies his/herfingernails to the area of discomfort in a rapid motion in order to alleviate the unpleasantness, this action is called "scratching." it is NOT CALLED "ITCHING." i hate it when people are like "oh, you have a mosquito bite? don't itch it!" yeah, i don't have any control over whether it itches or not! but i CAN choose not to SCRATCH it!

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Post by Lady Bug » Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:29 pm

LauraLowEnd wrote:OMG, just thought of another. if one has poison ivy, and applies his/herfingernails to the area of discomfort in a rapid motion in order to alleviate the unpleasantness, this action is called "scratching." it is NOT CALLED "ITCHING." i hate it when people are like "oh, you have a mosquito bite? don't itch it!" yeah, i don't have any control over whether it itches or not! but i CAN choose not to SCRATCH it!
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Post by Sílvia » Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:48 pm

ROFL! The "itch" vs. "scratch" thing is cracking me up. It's the same word for both in Portuguese.

LJ, I'm sorry to inform you "alright" is a word. It's in my Cambridge dictionary. "Alot", however, is just bad English.

And this:
"you times it by three and then minus it by 5."
WHAT?!? no; you MULTIPLY it by three and then SUBTRACT 5.
sounds like some of my students. But they have the excuse that they're not native English speakers.
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Post by Beana » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:11 pm

Damn, the first time I've said the "batman" thing in years and I get blasted!

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Post by Spudd » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:12 pm

Silvia, I was supposed to have a meeting with someone named Silvia today, but she called me half an hour late for a 45 minute meeting, so I bailed. She is the bane of my existence. But don't worry, I won't take it out on you.

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Post by Beverly » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:14 pm

Blush wrote:A friend's dad does this. It drives me bonkers. My ex-boyfriend's grandma used to say this too. I thought it was a rural thing. The other thing she used to say that made my skin crawl was. "Oh, you don't know how to play euchre? We'll learn ya." AAARGH! You'll TEACH me! Or maybe you won't, because I'm going to sit in the car!
I have a theory about this and the itch/scratch thing, too ... see, in Swedish "learn" and "teach" are the same word and so are "itch" and "scratch." I'm thinking that maybe some of the original confusion came from immigrants whose native languages didn't differentiate between them. Of course, that doesn't make it any less irritating, but it could be an explanation.

And about "lay" and "lie" ... I know the difference and can use them correctly, but I often say the wrong one in casual speech. I will tell my dogs, for example, to "go lay down," but I wouldn't say it in a speech or write it anywhere. My spoken grammar is terrifically lazy, though.

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Post by Aly » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:14 pm

Spudd is that a threadjack?

:lol

Just wondering in case I missed where it has something to do with this topic. :giggle

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Post by Beverly » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:16 pm

Oh, and one thing that seriously annoys me is when people say "anyways" ... it's anyway, folks. :lol

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Post by Beana » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:50 pm

kayley wrote:holy boring blogs batman. I think I'll go lay down now sweeties. y'know my monkeys?

Sorry, couldn't resist.
I love you!

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Post by Beana » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:02 pm

bling
don't go there
you go, girl (with a finger snap)
getting jiggy with it
Fa shizzle (or anything in the izzle family)

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Post by Aly » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:03 pm

Beana wrote:bling
don't go there
you go, girl (with a finger snap)
getting jiggy with it
Fa shizzle (or anything in the izzle family)
:rofl

Does anyone remember "3 Snaps in a Z Formation!"?

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Post by Beana » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:19 pm

Oh yes!

I had a friend in HS and every Monday we'd see eachother and do whatever the new snap was they did on "In Living Color". LOL

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Post by kayley » Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:40 pm

Beana wrote: I love you!
mutual, babe. check out my match.com profile (wink).

I could go on and of the bastardization of English I hear on a daily basis. I feel a mosaic minds article coming on.

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