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Old 10-05-2011, 10:40 PM   #101
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I find it annoying when distance is expressed in time.
Guilty. Oh so very guilty. I have no idea how far it is from here to Marquette but I know it's about a three hour drive. Most of the people I know from this area do this.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:56 PM   #102
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I find it annoying when distance is expressed in time...
I understand your annoyance, but time is often more useful information for planning a trip than mileage.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:32 PM   #103
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The T's aren't silent in Montana.
Ts? There's only one T in Montana.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:16 AM   #104
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yous guys have far too much time on your hands to be worried about such trivial things.

this thread started out as bashing new jersey. let's keep it on track, k?
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yous guys have far too much time on your hands to be worried about such trivial things.

this thread started out as bashing new jersey. let's keep it on track, k?
I was not bashing New Jersey. :P
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:26 AM   #106
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it's ok, we're used to it.

that's how we know we're better than everyone else.
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If Snookie and the Situation are what NJ has to offer, you're not better than anyone else.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:37 AM   #108
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the funny part about that horrid show is that none of the cast is from noo joisey.

they're from staten island, upstate new yawk, and lawn guyland.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:39 AM   #109
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the funny part about that horrid show is that none of the cast is from noo joisey.

they're from staten island, upstate new yawk, and lawn guyland.
That lowers my opinion of those places.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:53 AM   #110
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They use it in place of annihilate. To be fair, kind of like aint, it has been misused so much that the originally incorrect meaning has now been accepted as correct.
Thanks GB. I get it now. I haven't used "decimate" much, but when I do use it, I use it to refer to things being removed. For example, my supply of paper towels was decimated when the teenagers visited.

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Not to me it isn't!
Not to say it can't bother you, just pointing out that it is not actually a mispronunciation like some of the other words mentioned. Please feel free to continue being annoyed by it!

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I find it annoying when distance is expressed in time.

It's only five minutes from here.
Aunt Bea, we joke that its a "prairie" thing to express distance as time. People from the prairie provinces tend to do this, while folks from larger urban centers use the actual distance because the time of travel varies so much according to traffic tie ups. We don't have as much grid lock out on the prairies!
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