Word usage - Pet peeves

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  1. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    Good to see you Kim !! I love that picture of Charlie !
     
  2. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    I was reminded of one, so I dragged up dead thread :p

    Advise in place of advice.
     
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    when I first moved to georgia, I noticed a lot of different things people say. Here's a few that come to mind:

    I reckon
    yonder
    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.
     
  4. Doberluv

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    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.:D
     
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    "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.
     
  6. Doberluv

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    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:
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    "Can I borrow a kleenex/napkin, etc.?"

    NO. You can HAVE it. I do not want it back, trust me.
     
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    Walah! Wa freakin lah! It's voila!
    I have been noticing this everywhere lately and man oh man is it driving me bonkers!
     
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    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.
     
  10. Doberluv

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    Yes, this is so true.
     
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    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.
     
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    I completely agree.
    I miss Grammy a lot <3
     
  13. SevenSins

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    "LITERALLY." It drives me insane when people misuse the word "literally."

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/literally
     
  14. Dogdragoness

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    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.
     
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    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? :p
     
  16. SevenSins

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    YES! :p

    Some days, I'm just not sure. LOL
     
  17. Dogdragoness

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    MY pet peeve is ppl telling ppl from the SOUTH that our "way" of grammer is ****ed up ... LMBO. :p
     
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    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".
     
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    Lol :p This is me. I attempt to say it sarcastically. Often fail.
     
  20. Dogdragoness

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    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 :)
     

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