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Old 10-03-2011, 08:07 AM   #1
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Local speech that drives you crazy

Anyone else find certain local slang, sayings, misused words, mispronunciations, etc. grate on the nerves more than others?

In this area the ones that make me cringe as if boney fingers were tapping on the base of my spine are

"Yous guys"
"Ignorant" used in place of "rude"
Rutabega pronounced as "rutabeggies"

Also, a couple of girls from NJ moved into the area and got everyone saying "cool beans". They claimed everyone from their area said it. I asked them what the heck cool beans was supposed to signify and they explained that "cool" by itself meant neither good nor bad but if you added beans to it then it meant good. O_o Huh? How does that even make sense? At least with some slang I can kinda see how it could develop but I can not fathom how in flying monkey swirly whirls "cool beans" could at all be symbolic of, or a metaphor for, something good. I mean, it makes about as much sense as flying monkey swirly whirls.

Ok, done ranting about cool beans. So what do the locals around you say that drives you flying monkey swirly whirls? (that is so my phrase of the month) ;)

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Old 10-03-2011, 08:52 AM   #2
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I haven't heard cool beans in about 15 years. From a girl with big hair come to think of it...
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:57 AM   #3
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I was always told cool beans was a MA thing.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:28 AM   #4
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Local speech is no more grating than seeing speech spelled 'speach'.
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Anyone else find certain local slang, sayings, misused words, mispronunciations, etc. grate on the nerves more than others?

In this area the ones that make me cringe as if boney fingers were tapping on the base of my spine are

"Yous guys"
"Ignorant" used in place of "rude"
Rutabega pronounced as "rutabeggies"

Also, a couple of girls from NJ moved into the area and got everyone saying "cool beans". They claimed everyone from their area said it. I asked them what the heck cool beans was supposed to signify and they explained that "cool" by itself meant neither good nor bad but if you added beans to it then it meant good. O_o Huh? How does that even make sense? At least with some slang I can kinda see how it could develop but I can not fathom how in flying monkey swirly whirls "cool beans" could at all be symbolic of, or a metaphor for, something good. I mean, it makes about as much sense as flying monkey swirly whirls.

Ok, done ranting about cool beans. So what do the locals around you say that drives you flying monkey swirly whirls? (that is so my phrase of the month) ;)
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:44 AM   #5
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Local speech is no more grating than seeing speech spelled 'speach'.

I wasn't going to say anything...
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:26 AM   #6
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Local speech is no more grating than seeing speech spelled 'speach'.
Then, imagine, a moderator comes along and corrects the spelling.
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Then, imagine, a moderator comes along and corrects the spelling.
Cool. DC has an auto correct feature now.
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Cool. DC has an auto correct feature now.
cool beans.
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Oh that got me laughing!
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here is a quick, incomplete list of what bugs me daily: "basically", "at the end of the day", "you know what i'm saying", "going forward", and especially "it is what it is".
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