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|by Anonymous||reply 144||02/23/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/21/2021|
"based out of" instead of "based in"
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/21/2021|
"We need to talk about ..."
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/21/2021|
"Best" to sign off an email
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/21/2021|
Kiddos/husbear/mama bear/any combination thereof.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/21/2021|
"on line" instead of "in line"
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/21/2021|
Low-class str8s seem to often use this word, as in:
"My old lady bakes great brownies" referring to their wife/girlfriend.
Am I right about this?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/21/2021|
"Y'all" if it's an affectation
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/21/2021|
r13, it's low class but I kind of find it charming when hets refer to their partner as old man/old lady. The ones I've met who do so seem to actually be in love.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/21/2021|
Buddy, pal, kiddo,
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/21/2021|
Kiddo? An old fashioned word hardly used except by oldsters
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/21/2021|
“My pronouns are ...”
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/21/2021|
Soup tureen...so hoity toity.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/21/2021|
Between you and I
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/21/2021|
Thank you, r22. I have often thought I was the only person who cringed when he heard "orientate."
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/21/2021|
I have never met a self-confessed DLer in real life
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/21/2021|
The "n" word
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/21/2021|
Pronouncing the "L" in: folks, yolk
Adding a nonexistent "L" in: both. WTH is "bolth"?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/21/2021|
The list from R22 and any racist, homophobic, etc. based language. I also find the phrase “standing on line” as opposed to “standing in line” irritating as hell. Cutesy phrases like R28 gave, contrived, top-down terms like” Latinx,” and dumbed down, wannabe terms like “my bad.” Hackneyed phrases like “thoughts and prayers,” and of course all the invented, pronoun bullshit. I do find regional accents attractive and unique regional expressions fun. People who use multisyllabic words to impress others should be tortured.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/21/2021|
'white supremacy' *eye roll*
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/21/2021|
Platform Brand Raise my profile
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/21/2021|
Dope. (meaning "great" I guess)
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/21/2021|
uses “impact” as a verb = majored in Communications
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/21/2021|
R27 Do you mean the n-word or 'the n-word' ie. the actual word or the euphemism?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/21/2021|
[quote] contrived, top-down terms like” Latinx,”
This, as well as:
Mute (as in “it’s a mute point.” Wrong!)
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/21/2021|
Like most people who grew up in New York, I only heard people say "stand on line." I always thought "in line" was some affectation or British-ism.
It was not until I was older that I found out "on line" is a regionalism.
Like when people from California put the article "the" before the number of an interstate. I know I should not judge people who say "I was driving on the 310," but I do. It is just what they heard growing up...but it sounds stupid to me.
I guess I cannot complain when I get judged for saying "on line."
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/21/2021|
R41, I don’t know why you would think an article wouldn’t be appropriate for the freeway designation.
Have you ever said “I was driving on Belt Pkwy,” or “I was driving LIE,” or “BQE,” without ‘the’?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/21/2021|
R42, on the East Coast, we do not use articles with numbered interstates. We say, "I was driving up 95, and then got on to 78 because it was faster."
I once drove with someone who moved here and they said "the 95." I assumed they were some hick hillbilly who came from some region without interstates.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/21/2021|
Oh, I see what you mean, r43.
If you wanted to call the LIE Rte. 495, you wouldn’t say “I was driving the 495.”
I see it now.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/21/2021|
[quote] Thank you, [R22]. I have often thought I was the only person who cringed when he heard "orientate."
It’s what the British say. It’s not grammatical English but it’s achieved widespread usage over there.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/21/2021|
In respect to my work managers, when they start emails with, “Hi Team” and micromanage by sending emails with the subject line, “Friendly Reminder” to nag us about something due in five days.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/21/2021|
That's Canadian slang. You think less of Canadians?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/21/2021|
"Utilize." Then I know I'm listening to a jargon fan.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/21/2021|
This is just a British thing, but I hate it when people say 'haitch' instead of 'aitch' when they are referring to the letter H.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/21/2021|
R43, And you were headed to THE Lehigh Valley, not to Lehigh Valley! That missing article maddens me, and even the Tourist Authority deletes it!
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/21/2021|
R50, Maybe it's a Greatest Generation school thing, as my mother, born in 1924, used to say "haitch" for the letter.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/21/2021|
"Heigh-TH" instead of "height" with the hard T. Where the fuck does that come from? Sounds so stupid.
Also hate "mute point." Ugh!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/21/2021|
Also don't like "MAR-scapone" instead of "MAS-carpone" (the cheese). Especially in cooking videos.
Bobby Flay used to say "chipol-tay" instead of "chipot-lay" (chipotle chiles).
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/21/2021|
R53 ... did you mean misspelling moot?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/21/2021|
R55, not just misspelling, but mispronouncing it as well. I guess it's the correct pronunciation if you *intend* to say "mute point."
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/21/2021|
Nu cu lar.
Don't give them the codes!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/21/2021|
[quote]Kiddo? An old fashioned word hardly used except by oldsters
Actually this is what parents of school-age children say nowadays and it's awful, as in "I have all three kiddos home today because of the snow."
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/21/2021|
Right, r58. They are the ones who own Doggos.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/21/2021|
R52 Where are you and your mother from? Are you American?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/21/2021|
Worse than kiddos: "littles." HATE. "I got some paints for my littles."
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/21/2021|
Where did Fido come from when referring to dogs?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/21/2021|
Veg and/or veggies.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/21/2021|
^ Ugh! "Veggies" is cringe city.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/21/2021|
R61, Pennsylvania, USA!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/21/2021|
R63, Probably from "fidelity."
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/21/2021|
[quote] Also don't like "MAR-scapone" instead of "MAS-carpone" (the cheese). Especially in cooking videos. Bobby Flay used to say "chipol-tay" instead of "chipot-lay" (chipotle chiles).
Speaking of Food Network people who mispronounce Spanish-language terms: holl-uh-PEEN-yo. I can't stand that--and there are several of them who pronounce it that way.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/21/2021|
Cistitties, cistitties, cistitties!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/21/2021|
R51, a lot of geographic locations do not take articles. Lehigh Valley, Long Island, Lake Erie, Wind Gap do not take articles while other do.
Long ago, a friends asked me why one musical is called A Chorus Line, but 42nd Street has no article and The Boy from Oz takes an entirely different article. When you are dealing with proper nouns, there is no consistency about the articles used or whether they are used at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/21/2021|
The "N" word.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/21/2021|
Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/21/2021|
Excape (for “escape”)
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/21/2021|
My old boss always said, "Cool beans", which I hated.
My brother says "supposably" instead of "supposedly".
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/21/2021|
Oh fuckin A yes, r77.
I forgot that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/21/2021|
Misuse of reflexive pronouns
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/21/2021|
Why don't you give us an example, R80?
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/21/2021|
R76 just watched that [italic]Simpsons[/italic] episode with Rodney Dangerfield in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/21/2021|
"Expresso" for "espresso."
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/21/2021|
Inclusivity , universe (in relation to anything but outer space),
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/21/2021|
r83 I think that refers to a really quick espresso.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/21/2021|
BICEP instead of the correct word BICEPS
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/21/2021|
Ally used in a groveling apology letter.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/21/2021|
Any time a woman refers to her partner as her hubby or bae or boo or DH I immediately assume she is a bimbo with the IQ of sawdust.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/21/2021|
"I'm not for sure." Yes, this is something I see all the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/21/2021|
“In the weeds”
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/21/2021|
Blood "splatter" instead of "spatter." Yes, I've heard people in law enforcement say it.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/21/2021|
R73, I live in the center of THE Lehigh Valley, so don't try to tell me anything about that particular nomenclature!
Wind Gap is the name of a town. Nobody puts an article in front of a town's name. DUH!
Anyway, I wasn't discussing articles in general. Have a seat.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/21/2021|
I was born and raised there, R93. And it pains me to say, you are right.
I usually hear it said as an adjective, which of course has no article.
Maybe I was thinking of that?
In any case, I was wrong and I apologize. And next time I visit my sisters, they will laugh at the big college professor who cannot even get the name of his home region right.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/21/2021|
I immediately dismiss them as trash, and desperate for attention.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/21/2021|
Any Racial Slurs
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/21/2021|
‘Animals’ instead of ‘pets’.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/21/2021|
"Project manager". It means you have no discernable skills or talents, you're just *that* person that keeps flooding everyone else's calendars with unnecessary meetings. Congratulations on knowing how to use Microsoft Outlook and Powerpoint.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/21/2021|
I’m a professor and about four years ago adopted “folks” and “y’all” to be gender neutral with groups. I’d never used them for 50 years prior.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/21/2021|
Nah, R120. There are certifications for high-level project and program managers and a good one makes about 150k in big tech.
I run a design team of 28 and rely on them heavily to keep the different arms of the business moving together toward a product launch.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/21/2021|
Adults who squeal "Oh my God!" like six-year-old girls. Adults who write "OMG" in their emails or text messages should be shot.
People who speak country vernacular or Ebonics in professional settings, in some misguided notion of "keeping it real".
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/21/2021|
“Cis”, “terf “ or any of that trans bullshit
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/21/2021|
The redundant use of “like” in, like, every sentence I, like, say
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/21/2021|
“Hope this helps” generally is annoying but is particularly galling when used to mean “I don’t care if this is useful to you or not but I’m done.”
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/21/2021|
Journey when it's not a journey
But I digress
Often pronounced with a t. I so hate this.
And yes kiddo is now used by young adults with children.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 110||02/21/2021|
[quote]"Expresso" for "espresso."
r83 I never really learned the spelling as a child, until I read a transcript of one of the Columbine shooter's online journal (I don't think blogs existed per se) and he ranted about that exact thing, idiots writing "expresso" for "espresso". Well I learnt it quick smart.
Found it! Eric Harris wrote:
[quote]"You know what I hate? Star Wars fans: get a friggin life, you boring geeks. You know what I hate? People who mispronounce words, like 'acrost,' and 'pacific' for 'specific,' and 'expresso' instead of 'espresso.' You know what I hate? People who drive slow in the fast lane, God these people do not know how to drive. You know what I hate? The WB network!!!! Oh Jesus, Mary Mother of God Almighty, I hate that channel with all my heart and soul."
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/22/2021|
Incredibly... If it's not the equivalent of buying a mint-condition Ferrari for $5,000 or watching space aliens land on Earth, it ain't incredible.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/22/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/22/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 114||02/22/2021|
“Out of pocket” to mean “won’t be at the meeting.”
|by Anonymous||reply 115||02/22/2021|
R115, is it used to refer to a person who will not be at the meeting?
I have never heard this use before.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||02/22/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/22/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 118||02/22/2021|
Pronouncing cavalry as “cow-vuh-ree” makes me want to jam pencils into my ears. Cavalry is the term for an elite, well-armed, and highly mobile military force. It is pronounced “kavv-ul-ree.”
This is not to be confused with the always capitalized word Calvary. This word refers to nailing messiahs to trees. So unless the military battle you are describing was dramatically turned by the physical arrival of a man on a cross, the word you are looking for is cavalry.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/22/2021|
"Verse" instead of "versus." Ugh. And it's becoming commonplace.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||02/22/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 121||02/22/2021|
R51 Never thought to vacation in Bethlehem PA.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||02/22/2021|
When anyone compares anything to "performance art", I know I am dealing with an uneducated moron.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||02/22/2021|
"Organic" when not describing produce or gardening etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||02/22/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 125||02/22/2021|
R109 - my grandfather to his last day claimed he invented the word "copacetic". He was a newspaper man and said that he had a bet with another employee to make up a word and put it in the newspaper. So that was his word. This would have been in the '20s. The dictionary says it is of "unknown early 20th century origin", so who knows?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||02/22/2021|
R126 Copacetic (with many variant spellings) is probably better known for competing theories of its origin than for any record of unconscious everyday use in American English. The first written occurrence of the word thus far detected (as copasetic) is in A Man for the Ages (New York, 1919), a novel about the young Abraham Lincoln in rural Illinois by the journalist and fiction writer Irving Bacheller (1859-1950), born in northern New York state.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||02/22/2021|
R112 So, logically, you object to "fabulous" when it doesn't describe a fable, legend, or story? You are unhappy when "fantastic" is used without referring to a fantasy?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||02/22/2021|
R128, I think you lost him when you used the word "logically" to describe something other than a syllogism.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||02/22/2021|
"breed that hole! breed that hole!"
|by Anonymous||reply 130||02/22/2021|
"Breed" in any gay context. It makes no sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||02/22/2021|
Mangina, mancunt, boypussy or any of the awful expressions idiot some bottoms use when begging to be fucked. Instant boner killer.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||02/22/2021|
Keeping with the copacetic theme, if you mispronounce it as copastetic, I’m judging you.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||02/22/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 134||02/22/2021|
Notoriety and unctuous. Both words are more complex than how they are currently used. Notoriety is now used just to me "fame." Unctuous is supposed to have a negative connotation (oily, sleazy); now, it's just used for "oily."
|by Anonymous||reply 135||02/22/2021|
[quote]“Out of pocket” to mean “won’t be at the meeting.”
Another winner: "off-site." As in, "[random VP] is off-site this afternoon." Translation: He's on the 12th green.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||02/22/2021|
Any word that's not a word. Example: conversate.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||02/22/2021|
“Thanks in advance”
|by Anonymous||reply 138||02/22/2021|
"We need to have a conversation..."
"it's time to have a conversation about...."
|by Anonymous||reply 139||02/22/2021|
"Kartrashians." I'm not a fan, but it sound stupid to say their name like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||02/22/2021|
Repug also sounds kind of dumb, IMO.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||02/22/2021|
R141 It was already said upthread... but when a Republican say "Democrat Party"... it pisses me off. I read a couple years ago that this was a calculated diss developed by some Koch-funded rightwing think tank.. always say Democrat as an adjective, never say Democratic....
|by Anonymous||reply 142||02/22/2021|
I understand "out of pocket" to mean unreachable.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||02/22/2021|
“Well smell her!” “Well smell you!”
|by Anonymous||reply 144||02/23/2021|
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