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Old 07-30-2019, 02:28 PM
 
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"Anways" is the most annoying to me. People, its "anyway", no s on the end!

I'll bet you just love "anyhoo".
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Old 07-30-2019, 02:32 PM
 
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Did you guys know the plural of "y'all" is "all y'all"?
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Old 07-30-2019, 02:57 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Did you guys know the plural of "y'all" is "all y'all"?
As a matter of fact, I did know that,...and so should all y'all
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:16 PM
 
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I had a lady in my vanpool who held a fairly high level job at our company and I realized after awhile that I couldn't stand how she kept ending sentences with "and stuff". She would say something like "So we went to Aruba on vacation and sunbathed and stuff. It was really hot, so we went into the pool and stuff, and we got some tropical drinks and stuff." Drove me nuts. I wanted to scream "what stuff?"
That one drives me nuts and has been around for long time. I remember years ago, at work saying how I hate hearing people saying "and stuff".

One co-worker said she'd never heard that. She said it all the time! Totally oblivious.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:21 PM
 
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Nope, but it's essentially the same swath of regional dialect.

Chicago area, broadly. An ex was a native Buffalonian, and it was a common thing there, too.

A quick, interesting Trib op ed on it...

https://www.chicagotribune.com/opini...206-story.html

Interesting note about the Gaelic/Irish origins of it, and it's notable that there are definitely places in Irealnd where it's still the norm.
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:28 PM
 
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Another one, used all the time but makes me cringe is "she passed". No, she didn't "pass", she died.

I think my aversion to this term comes from working as a caseworker in an inner city slum area. This was ghetto talk. New caseworkers didn't know what it meant when one of our clients would say that someone had passed. This was back in the late 60's.

Also hate the term "baby daddy" which comes from those days. I can remember a young client, mother of a young infant, saying---he's not my boy friend, he's the baby daddy.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:33 PM
 
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Having scanned the thread, all of the examples seem appropriate to conversational speech. Can't work up any pique over them.

Some words irritate the crap out of me, though. Right now I can't even hear or read portmanteau, or think about its meaning. I mean WTF? It sounds like some kind of a sea creature, or is that a seature? Oh God, look away, I'm hideous.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:33 PM
 
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My husband has recently added "do what?" to his vocabulary. I am not sure where he picked up that phrase, but it has got to go.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Did you guys know the plural of "y'all" is "all y'all"?

No, no, no. "Y'all" is never singular. It's always more than one. But "all y'all" is EVERYONE in a group, not just two or more people in a group.

Example:

"Y'all wanna go to breakfast?"

"Sure - just the wife and me or everyone?"

"Oh, hell, ALL Y'ALL!"

(Everyone goes to IHOP, including cousins, toddlers, grandmas, the whole lot.)
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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No worries is kind of old at this point but I still hate it. Annoys me to no end.
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