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Old 03-08-2006, 02:45 PM   #61
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suppose''b''ly.........
That's similar to Mr Bush's favorite word: nukular (I wonder if he's have pasketti for dinner and giving his wife some jewlary)
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:53 PM   #62
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I need to rant so here goes. My latest pet peeve. I bought a dvd burner and I'm getting ready to set it up............Where is the user manual? Do they give you a book?......NO! It's on the cd to read on your computer. Yes, you can print the book out but 25 pages? I don't think so. My iPod......no manual. I went to the book store to buy an iPod guide. Sheeesh! Just put a manual in the box, why don't you? Spend that extra 15 cents for you customer.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:00 PM   #63
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That's similar to Mr Bush's favorite word: nukular (I wonder if he's have pasketti for dinner and giving his wife some jewlary)
lol Z!
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:16 PM   #64
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It makes me want to run out screaming and waving my arms.
I can't stop laughing, imagining you do this. I can picture it so clearly in my mind!

I don't really pay attention to the responses I get from saying Thank You. What really drives me up the wall is when someone doesn't say thank you to me! I have a 2 year old by the hand and and infant in my other arm but I wait and hold the door for person coming in. They are about 10 feet away but I smile and wait, they walk through without saying anything or even returning my smile. It's as if they are too good for me and expect that kind of service all the time. Makes me want to wait until they come back out and close the door in their face.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:19 PM   #65
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Bush wasn't the first president to mispronounce nuclear - check out Carter's pronunciation of that word - he was called on it quite often.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:20 PM   #66
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Slaughter of the english language, i.e. mispronouncing 'often', as ofTen, emphasis on the 'T'. Seems this is now acceptable. All's I want...makes me cringe. When someone says I should have went, rather than I should have gone. Misuse of theirs, there's, yours, etc. I wonder what went wrong in the school system.
I am known for applauding the schools as often as I can.
Many of my dear friends are teachers, who work through weekends and summers, just to make a difference in a child's life.
I have seen kindergarteners show up for school, never having held a pencil, and having no idea what the alphabet is. I chalk that up to neglectful parenting.
I don't think it's the school system that teaches poor grammar.
Rather, it's the improper use of the language in the individual's home environment.

Also, I am enjoying the poetry out there! Please, phinz, Buckytom, Z and Lefse, post more!

Oh...and I was going to do a limerick for Tom, but realized I just shouldn't be rhyming "bucky".
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:20 PM   #67
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Makes me want to wait until they come back out and close the door in their face.
Make sure when you do that you say "you're welcome"
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Make sure when you do that you say "you're welcome"
maybe I'll say "no problem"
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:26 PM   #69
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most peoples language, for better or worse doesn't bother me. i'm just happy to have someone want to have a friendly or even hotly debated conversation with me. on my planet, everyone is so quiet and think they know everything.


however, one that bothers me is the over and incorrect use of the verb to be, such as "this is where i grew up at."

"is" is good enough, you don't need the final "at".
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...on my planet, everyone is so quiet and thinks they know everything.
and it certainly annoys those of us who really do!
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