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Old 09-26-2008, 01:47 PM   #91
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Anyone else really sick and tired of "win-win"? That just drives me up the wall!
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:48 PM   #92
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I hate it when I say "to make a long story short" cause I have no intention of doing so----it's going to be long-winded--------I've tried to cure myself of it but it's difficult and I cringe everytime I say it........what's disconcerting is when I infect others with this phrase........:)
My sweetie never says this. He KNOWS his stories are going to be long!

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Old 09-26-2008, 02:10 PM   #93
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Anytime I hear someone say that, I just take it as a pause so they can gather their thoughts for "part II" I find it is usually inserted closer to the beginning of the story than the end and have grown accustomed to the term.
I have actually heard that phrase and they did make the story short!!! Of course I interrogated further to show my sincere intrest (how do you spell that word!!!) in hearing more about the long story short....
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I have actually heard that phrase and they did make the story short!!! Of course I interrogated further to show my sincere intrest (how do you spell that word!!!) in hearing more about the long story short....

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Old 09-26-2008, 02:19 PM   #95
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Ohhhh thank you!!! That is how I started to spell it, then I felt like I was adding more than was needed.
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"Like he was walking down the street, like in his pajamas, like I could never do that! Like You know? Like oh my GOD!"
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"Like he was walking down the street, like in his pajamas, like I could never do that! Like You know? Like oh my GOD!"
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That drives me up the wall too.
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One that I do that my wife likes to pick on me for is words that have ST at the begining I say as SHT. For instance the work stream I would pronounce as shtream. I did not even know I did that before her and did not even realize I was saying it wrong. That is how my mother says it too. i only found that out after my DW told me about it.

Thankfully she thinks it is cute and not annoying. I guess that is one of the many reasons we were made to be married to each other.
What a shweet shtory.

(just a point to consider... with many couples who experience problems later on, points that were at one time 'attractive' or 'cute' become points of annoyance... "that 'sht' has actually been bugging the crud out of me for years!!!")
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Well, since we're hitting on phonetics, I'd like to know why jaguar, jag-wahr, came to be pronounced jag-wire. There's a woman on ESPN who is new on TV and she pronounces it jag-wire. It just doesn't sound right, not that it actually bugs me.
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That drives me up the wall too.
When people say that I want to ask them if I can watch them being driven up the wall.
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