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Old 10-03-2011, 12:51 PM   #21
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Yeah, I'm a terrible speller. Can't find a spell check for the app on my phone and wasn't near a computer or dictionary. Starting in junior high, my English teachers always told me that some people can spell and some people can write; very few people can do both. The bad news was that I wasn't one of them. The good news was that I could write so if I kept a dictionary with me at all times I should be fine. You have no idea how much I hated hearing this.

There have been many times I've changed my phrasing online because I couldn't remember how to spell something.
I can relate with you on that one, PAG. I've been a poor speller since I wrote my first words. Spell-Check has greatly helped my spelling by pointing out the same words, over and over that I misspell. Over the years, fewer and fewer of them appear. Spell-Check is a teacher for me. There are still many that keep showing up. Like "proven". Spell checkers hate that word and won't even recognize it.

Or "Online" and "Offline" common words used today. Every spell-checker tries to hyphenate them.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:04 PM   #22
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Re "COOL BEANS"!
LOL, looks like purple.alien.giraffe is in a very long line of people irritated by the phrase, as according to Wiktionary, its origin goes back to the early 1700s when french trappers would exclaim "course bien", meaning "good run", and Americans changed the phrase to "cool beans". And it's had its revivals since then. the link is:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cool_beans
And while we're on the subject, I'm convinced that if the 2 words "like" and "awesome" were somehow magically removed from the English language, that we'd be pleasantly greeted by the silence of millions of mutes!
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:19 PM   #23
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>...I'm convinced that if the 2 words "like" and "awesome" were somehow magically removed from the English language, that we'd be pleasantly greeted by the silence of millions of mutes!
Like, it's awesome you pointed that out! Ha!

Please add "Uh" to the removals...
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:29 PM   #24
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Like, it's awesome you pointed that out! Ha!

Please add "Uh" to the removals...
Consider it removed!
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:38 PM   #25
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being addressed as 'bro'
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:49 PM   #26
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My irritants are more the attitudes people adopt than the words they use. Like a person who will argue out of habit. Regardless of what you say, they argue or point out some obscure manner in which you can be proven wrong.

You say; "It's a beautiful day" and they say; "There are millions of people suffering right this second who think this is a crappy day".

That type of thing.

Another type of attitude that bothers me immensely is when someone starts a reply with "That's nothing, I have one better than that!"

What the heck? "That's nothing" ??? What I just said is "nothing"???

Or the person who tries to ridicule someone by saying; "Hellooo, didn't you understand?" What the heck is the "Hellooo" part; other than pure insult?

I could go on and on.
these are all people who have no real interest in anything you or anyone else has to say. they just want to make sure they are heard and validated. putting down other people's ideas is just one of their ways of claiming their superiority and monopolizing the conversation. these people usually have little to contribute anyway, but just keep repeating the same thing over and over again....
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:52 PM   #27
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Being asked "Whatcha think, huh?" and being slapped on the shoulder at the same time. Makes me want to say "It makes me think you better quit hitting me before I hit you back much harder".
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:52 PM   #28
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I can't think of any local phrases or anthing right now. It drives me crazy when people say "like" a hundred times before they finish one sentence.

"Like" I told aunt sue if she didn't stop "like" trying to "like" run my life, "like" I was going to "like" stop speaking to her.

Oh I know another one.... When some is telling or explaning something and they end with "are we on the same page".... I always want to say, "well I don't know, what page were "you" on...
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:58 PM   #29
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My very pet peeve is when they pronounce jewelry like: joolery.

Can't they see it is spelled jewel-ry, which refers to jewels?

Other than that, I won't even begin to explain how it's impossible to understand a heavy creole accent. I just nod and smile, and walk away muttering how some people sound like they're talking with a mouth full of mashed potatoes!
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:15 PM   #30
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...or the phrase "Know what I mean?" So people use the phrase after every other sentence and after a few minutes of that it becomes downright insulting. Do they really think I don't know what they mean? Or are they just too verbally challenged to figure out how to end their sentences?
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