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Old 10-04-2011, 06:15 AM   #61
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Yo is gang slang? I thought it was an Italian cultural kind of thing. Yo Vinnie, "Yo Adrian". Maybe the way it's interpreted is local as well. It did seem to catch on with a lot of my Italian friends after the Rocky movie, whereas not so much before, or at least not that I noticed.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:08 AM   #62
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Lieberry for library. Barry for battery. Uelcum for you're welcome. Makin grocee for grocery shopping.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:12 AM   #63
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It annoys me when someone refers to details as the 'pacifics' of an issue. If you aks me there are a lot more examples.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:35 AM   #64
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Heavens to Murgatroyd, da lankwitch has been moidalized!
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:55 AM   #65
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You tell em, Snagglepuss!
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:07 AM   #66
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Not much really gets to me, but there is one thing that does and that's referring to a time of day and adding "a.m." or "p.m." For example, in the case of someone inviting guests to a brunch and saying, "It's going to be at 10:30 a.m., in the morning." Well, isn't "a.m.," by definition, in the morning. You get what I mean.

Just a little peeve from the "Department of Redundancy Department."
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:16 AM   #67
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I was always told cool beans was a MA thing.
Interesting. I've lived in both MA and NJ (if you add the time in both up it comes to ) almost 30 years, and have never heard that phrase until this moment!

But does anyone remember back in the day before "like" became the beginning and middle of almost every phrase and comment? That's attributible to the Valley Girls of Southern California. and I still find it REEEEpulsive.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:50 AM   #68
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I agree with many of the previous posters, especially regarding the use of the word "like" but the mis-pronunciation of one word in particular really gets me going. I don't know if this is a regional mistake or if it has some other origin. My apologies to our many Canadian members but the word is "asphalt" not "ashphalt"! I have met Canadians in or from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba ( not sure about the east) who all pronounce asphalt with an "h" after the "s", my DH included errm...... at least he did until I pointed it out. I have even heard newscasters mis-pronounce asphalt. Can anyone offer an explanation for the mis-pronunciation?
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I could give you the link, but there is a lot of extraneous matter to wade through.

The words that bother me are most often things like, "irregardless" or "orientated". I try not to be too judgmental because I'm aware that language is ever evolving and that the verbal language changes before the written language. I do get my snot in a knot occasionally, but its more often because of persistent misspellings.

I know that in some areas of the US the word "yins" is common, but its not in common usage and to TYPE dialect is really irritating.

Rant over.
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The words that bother me are most often things like, "irregardless" or "orientated". I try not to be too judgmental because I'm aware that language is ever evolving and that the verbal language changes before the written language. I do get my snot in a knot occasionally, but its more often because of persistent misspellings.
Those words also raise the hair on the back of my neck.

Although language is constantly evolving, sadly much of the evolution comes from folks like you and me writhing in private when errors like the above are committed. Soon, if enough newscasters (prominently placed supposedly intelligent people) continue to use incorrect words, they become "acceptable" to whomever is writing the dictionary these days and in they go! YIKES!

Maybe my biggest "nail-scrapers" though, are mispronounciations like "goverment" for goverNment, and "Febuary" for FebRuary.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:19 PM   #70
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I live in Appalachia so I hear things that stop me in my tracks until I realize what it is
that has been said.

I was once riding on my motorcycle and stopped to ask for some directions. The farmers daughter was another part of the reason. Lovely girl.

But after I asked how far it was to....... she smiled and said, "oh thass jus two jumps a squeek an a hollar down the road" ! I was wondering if we were still speaking ENGLISH at that point. So, I smiled and thanked her and fired up and motored on noticing her waving in my mirror.

Sure enough there were two rising knolls (jumps) a creek I forded as it was almost dry, and a hollow where the road branched off and ran into. And just a few hundred feet ahead was the little General Store.

But even in this area there are many dialects of this kind of language.
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