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Old 04-02-2011, 01:55 AM
 
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And I forgot "for sell"

No offense but...commonly followed by an offensive statement.
I have never heard anyone say that, but now I'll be on the lookout for it. That just sounds...stupid.
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:04 AM
 
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I'm fixing to go home...I don't hear that so much now that I left Texas.
Let's do lunch...what exactly will you do with it?
I am literally going to explode...now that would be interesting to see.

And I hate being corrected on a statement where I am intentionally and obviously using a hyperbole.
I can still remember the first time I heard something like that. I was fourteen, and my family was driving to Florida in the station wagon, and this was our first time we'd ever been in the south.

In Georgia, we pulled into a gas station and my father asked for gas, and the attendant said, "Wezafixinfotoclosenow". My father just looked puzzled, and asked again for gas, and again the man said, "Wezafixinfotoclose." We all just kind of stared at one another, and then it dawned on me what he was saying. I told my father they were closed, and we drove off and found another gas station.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: New England
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Maybe I'm the one who's wrong but I keep hearing people on tv say that they have a low self esteem. I've always said either a low sense of self esteem or low self esteem. Not a low self esteem.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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Maybe I'm the one who's wrong but I keep hearing people on tv say that they have a low self esteem. I've always said either a low sense of self esteem or low self esteem. Not a low self esteem.
No, you are not wrong. Equally annoying are people who say someone is OCD. You have OCD.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:34 PM
 
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Grrr, read it in the paper again today: "Baby bump" to describe someone who is pregnant. It sounds like a tumor or a huge zit or something.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:50 PM
Status: "I want summer back." (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: NYC
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frienemy.. friend/enemy
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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frienemy.. friend/enemy
Never heard this one before but I can think of a "friend" (actually a close relative) who is the worst enemy I ever had, mainly because my trust in her was misplaced.

"Prolly" in place of "probably".
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Anything "on steroids".....I laughed when I read this column. The term really is overused today.
On steroids: Use of the phrase "on steroids" has gone beyond extreme - latimes.com
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Cleverly concealed
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My mom uses the phrase "going great guns." It bothers me, but in a humorous way.

"Tide you over/tide me over" also bothers me, for unknown reasons.

But nothing irritates me like my friends and co-workers ending their sentences in the word "so" (as if their brains disconnected mid-thought).
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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My wife has a problem with me ending a telephone conversation when I say "By now". She wants to know why I say the word "now" and I have no idea other that it is unique to me I guess.

In our department we all use Nextell Cell/ Two way radios. What I have never understood is when someone is asking where they can find you, instead of "what is your location?" Or where can I find you? Or even "where are you?" "Where are you at?" is used. For me including the word "at" is less efficient speach as it does not add anything to the conversation. Not that I am the best user of the language.
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