Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Doberluv, Oct 26, 2009.
Good to see you Kim !! I love that picture of Charlie !
I was reminded of one, so I dragged up dead thread
Advise in place of advice.
when I first moved to georgia, I noticed a lot of different things people say. Here's a few that come to mind:
I'm fixin' to
I don't care to
I remember being at work one night and saying "anyone want to run this blood to the lab for me?" and one of my coworkers said "I don't care to" I just looked at her and said "okay" and started to walk away. It was then that I realized that the phrase meant that she didn't mind doing it for me...lol I don't understand that one.
I use recokon and I'm not even from the south. LOL. And fixin'....just because I like it. That is a weird one...the "I don't care to" when she meant she did care to. Are you sure you heard her right? That doesn't make sense.
"I can borrow you a dollar" instead of 'I can lend you a dollar', is a fairly common phrase around here; and the ever-popular, 'Where you at?' drives me up the wall, especially when I hear customer service folks asking that on the phone.
That drives me nuts too...both of those. There's a difference between atrocious grammar and colloquialisms. I hope I spelled those right. My spelling is pretty rotten. And I have no idea is spell check is working or not. :rofl1:
"Can I borrow a kleenex/napkin, etc.?"
NO. You can HAVE it. I do not want it back, trust me.
Walah! Wa freakin lah! It's voila!
I have been noticing this everywhere lately and man oh man is it driving me bonkers!
Every time I see Grammy's post my heart scrunches up. Whoever brought this up, you brought tears to my eyes. I am glad to see her, but it hurts all the same. I guess the postive is it is here her words live on, not just in our memories.
Yes, this is so true.
Grammy was the first to welcome me here at Chaz. Every time I see one of the older threads bumped, and I see her name, it's like time has stood still and she's still here with us. I think it's her way of staying in our hearts and minds.
I completely agree.
I miss Grammy a lot <3
"LITERALLY." It drives me insane when people misuse the word "literally."
Hey ... That's a southern way of talkin', I say "ain't got none" alot :/
I hate the word "way" (which in Spanish means "dude" or "man") some guys use it FAR too much in Convo :/ also the slang dialect of Spanish really makes my skin crawl.
Oh, you mean like when someone says, "I literally D-I-E DIED" . . . and they're still talking?
Does it literally -- or metaphorically -- drive you insane?
Some days, I'm just not sure. LOL
MY pet peeve is ppl telling ppl from the SOUTH that our "way" of grammer is ****ed up ... LMBO.
Eh. I'm from the South and I hate people that talk like we go to school in a one-room school-house. You know, the one by the cotton field? Living in the south isn't an excuse to talk like you're uneducated. It gives the rest of the people a bad rep. I don't know of many Northern phrases that make the people using them sound like a 4th grade drop-out.
My area should not be famous for a phrase like "Git r dun".
Lol This is me. I attempt to say it sarcastically. Often fail.
Ugh I HATE git-r-done, I was referring more to like slang phrases like "ain't", ya'll, & the general accent ... I don't have an accent in fact ppl always think I'm from California lol