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Gonzo
12-22-2008, 11:53 AM
:cuss:

As I grow a little older each day I notice certain things about the general populous.
One thing that has been driving be insane is verbal crutches. These are little phrases people use in everyday conversations that make me want to punch a nun.

Here are a few that I've noticed recently....

1. "The thing is." Why do people feel the need to start a sentence with this particular phrase? I want to know, what is the thing? Tell me the thing! WTF is the THING!!!! Goddammit. That one ranks right up there.

2. "Expessially." You fugging moron. I worked with a guy that had a b.a. and this is how he said Especially.

3. "Irregardless." Say it to my face motherfu*ker. I dares ya. :cuss: The actually added this to the english dictionary a few years ago. (You sound like a moron if you use it FYI).

4. "I seen it." What you seen? You seen it? Who dat? Who dere? It's called english you backwoods possum eater. For Chrissakes. :shake:

5. Double Negatives: "Ain't No" or "There's not no one." It's shit like this that explains why China is taking our place on the super power throne in the next ten years.


This is just a few that really piss me off.

Here, I'll use them all in a sentence for you...

The thing is, I expecially ain't seen no one there irregardless of what you say you seen.


My head just exploded.

Sorry if repost.

phisherman
12-22-2008, 11:55 AM
my most-hated is "SUPPOSEBLY".

Extra Point
12-22-2008, 11:56 AM
At the end of the day, I get flustrated, all of a sudden. That work for you?

Donger
12-22-2008, 11:56 AM
My personal favorite is "excetera."

Gonzo
12-22-2008, 11:56 AM
My personal favorite is "excetera."

Dammit! I forgot this one.

Molitoth
12-22-2008, 11:57 AM
People that call a "laptop" a "labtop"

Donger
12-22-2008, 11:59 AM
"To be honest..." So, you were basically lying to me before?

Buehler445
12-22-2008, 11:59 AM
How about flusterated?

Demonpenz
12-22-2008, 11:59 AM
I get tired of cliche's more than these, phrases like "we dropped the ball" instead tell me what happened exactly instead of that phrase. Work smarter.. not harder uh ok
Don't confuse work with motion
One that I do agree with for anyone who is paid by the hour and just works slowly The amount of work stretches to fill the day.

Phobia
12-22-2008, 12:00 PM
I don't get all worked up about it but I feel you. This stuff is taught in English starting in 4th grade. Ain't none of it rocket science. ;)

Bowser
12-22-2008, 12:01 PM
English ain't never done noone no goods, noways.

Dartgod
12-22-2008, 12:01 PM
Axe me what I hate.

tooge
12-22-2008, 12:02 PM
I hate when people use the words general populace together

Bowser
12-22-2008, 12:03 PM
I don't get all worked up about it but I feel you. This stuff is taught in English starting in 4th grade. Ain't none of it rocket science. ;)

Why can I see the dude in your avi saying this quote? :D

blaise
12-22-2008, 12:06 PM
It is what it is.

kc rush
12-22-2008, 12:06 PM
I've had two advertising reps in recently who used "Expecially". One actually gave a presentation to a decent sized group and she said it repeatedly. Drove me nuts.

blaise
12-22-2008, 12:09 PM
I notice that people in the midwest say, "whenever" instead of "when". "Whenever I went to the store last night I saw Joe there." "Whenever I woke up this morning I was late for work."

Bowser
12-22-2008, 12:11 PM
Warshcloth or washcloth?

blaise
12-22-2008, 12:12 PM
Simular instead of similar.

Gonzo
12-22-2008, 12:21 PM
I hate when people use the words general populace together

:doh!:


Suck it n00b

StcChief
12-22-2008, 12:36 PM
visa-versa.

King_Chief_Fan
12-22-2008, 12:42 PM
I get tired of cliche's more than these, phrases like "we dropped the ball" instead tell me what happened exactly instead of that phrase. Work smarter.. not harder uh ok
Don't confuse work with motion
One that I do agree with for anyone who is paid by the hour and just works slowly The amount of work stretches to fill the day.

I worked with a lady who use to buther cliche's like no one's business.
take the ball and run with it

take the bull by the horns.

her translation: take the bull by the horns and run with it.

phisherman
12-22-2008, 12:43 PM
Simular instead of similar.

ugh.

JuicesFlowing
12-22-2008, 12:46 PM
I hate it when people say "aks" as in, "Let me aks you a question."

Gonzo
12-22-2008, 12:53 PM
I used to live in St. Louis. People ther said Fark instead of Fork.

Soupnazi
12-22-2008, 12:58 PM
I used to live in St. Louis. People ther said Fark instead of Fork.

"As I was riding along narth farty on my harse, a fark that I had in my sharts stabbed me in the arse." No clue as to why they pronounce it that way.

Gonzo
12-22-2008, 01:03 PM
I also hate it when people "text talk"
That shit can go away right now...lol

kc rush
12-22-2008, 01:07 PM
I kind of find this one interesting (doesn't bother me). One of my best friends lives in Virginia and when we visit him we usually fly into the Norfolk airport. There you get strange looks if you pronounce the city phonetically, they say Nahfuk.

Having recently relocated to Nebraska, I've noticed the weather people here call Norfolk Nebraska - Norfork. At first I thought they were saying North Fork, but they kept pointing to Norfolk on the map.

Gonzo
12-22-2008, 01:11 PM
I kind of find this one interesting (doesn't bother me). One of my best friends lives in Virginia and when we visit him we usually fly into the Norfolk airport. There you get strange looks if you pronounce the city phonetically, they say Nahfuk.

Having recently relocated to Nebraska, I've noticed the weather people here call Norfolk Nebraska - Norfork. At first I thought they were saying North Fork, but they kept pointing to Norfolk on the map.

I liver in Omaha, that drives me nuts as well. Apparently there's some long ass story to why they call if NORFORK. It was a typo or something.

I lived in Whichita for a while, Kansas refer to the Arkansas river as the Ar-Kansas.

They also call the city of Eldorado

Eldor-AID-O...Hicks.

DJ's left nut
12-22-2008, 01:16 PM
I hate that people in Missouri say Versailles -- Ver-sales.

Then there's the standard stuff such as 'for all intensive purposes'

Acrosst

Fortuitous as 'lucky'

A continued inability to use the word 'hopefully' correctly.

Calcountry
12-22-2008, 01:51 PM
Someone asks me a question, I answer it, and they respond, "Oh really?"

No, I lied you dumb sob.

Bob Dole
12-22-2008, 01:52 PM
Place names with the same spelling have different pronunciation depending on the region. Always have--always will.

Nevada, Missouri (1849) existed before the state of Nevada (1864). Does anyone bitch that they pronounce the state "wrong"?

notorious
12-22-2008, 01:53 PM
Dip$*&^ Sharpe disapproves of this thread.

KCFalcon59
12-22-2008, 02:05 PM
Nothing grates on my nerves more than someone using "Pacific" in the place of "Specific".

Calcountry
12-22-2008, 02:06 PM
I liver in Omaha, that drives me nuts as well. Apparently there's some long ass story to why they call if NORFORK. It was a typo or something.

I lived in Whichita for a while, Kansas refer to the Arkansas river as the Ar-Kansas.

They also call the city of Eldorado

Eldor-AID-O...Hicks.What do you do to that liver? Jack Daniels?

Calcountry
12-22-2008, 02:08 PM
Southerners dropping the s on plural things like, 59 cent intead of centSSSSS.

Or 45 mile, intead of milessssss.

Malcor
12-22-2008, 02:09 PM
Fortuitous as 'lucky'
huh?


Main Entry: for·tu·itous
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin fortuitus; akin to Latin fort-, fors chance — more at fortune
Date: 1653
1: occurring by chance
2 a: fortunate , lucky <from a cost standpoint, the company's timing is fortuitous — Business Week> b: coming or happening by a lucky chance <belted down the stairs, and there was a fortuitous train — Doris Lessing>

Bowser
12-22-2008, 02:09 PM
It's MissourEEE, not MissourRUH, goddammit.

DJ's left nut
12-22-2008, 02:21 PM
huh?


Main Entry: for·tu·itous
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin fortuitus; akin to Latin fort-, fors chance — more at fortune
Date: 1653
1: occurring by chance
2 a: fortunate , lucky <from a cost standpoint, the company's timing is fortuitous — Business Week> b: coming or happening by a lucky chance <belted down the stairs, and there was a fortuitous train — Doris Lessing>

The 2nd definition is a modern construct...and not accurate (much like irregardless now being in the dictionary).

Fortuitous just means by chance. It does not mean fortunate, despite the fact that they sound the same.

MikeMaslowski
12-22-2008, 02:26 PM
I got into an argument with my commander... (not the smartest thing I have ever done) and after I conveyed one of my thoughts.... that fucker, who has a fucking doctorate actually fucking said "Well that is a MUTE point".. I just sat there with a befuddled look on my face. I wanted to stand up and say listen, you fucking stupid piece of shit, do you have a remote that turns down the volume of my points. It's fucking moot you ............ ugh.. sorry about the hostility but this person is supposed to lead me.

Mr. Plow
12-22-2008, 02:28 PM
I've noticed that I've been saying one lately that annoys even me...and I can't stop myself from saying.

Someone will do something or say something...and I follow up with "I was going to say.........".

Bullshit Mr. Plow. You fuggin' lying ass mutha fugger....YOU ARE SAYING IT, so why is it "I was going to say....." Idiot.

MikeMaslowski
12-22-2008, 02:28 PM
The 2nd definition is a modern construct...and not accurate

So, does that mean that Pluto is really still a planet?

zhawkz
12-22-2008, 02:37 PM
You guys are missing the most frequent annoyers: "LIKE" and "GO"

So, like, she goes "No way!" and he goes "WAY!". It was like, so annoying so I go "blah, blah, blah..."

It's like driving me crazy.

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-22-2008, 02:40 PM
People talking about their pet peeves or even using the term pet peeve is a pet peeve of mine. How the fuck did those two words get put together?

88TG88
12-22-2008, 02:44 PM
You guys are missing the most frequent annoyers: "LIKE" and "GO"

So, like, she goes "No way!" and he goes "WAY!". It was like, so annoying so I go "blah, blah, blah..."

It's like driving me crazy.

That one really gets me pissed.

Emo_Channel_Rick
12-22-2008, 02:45 PM
You guys are missing the most frequent annoyers: "LIKE" and "GO"

So, like, she goes "No way!" and he goes "WAY!". It was like, so annoying so I go "blah, blah, blah..."

It's like driving me crazy.

I believe that the "Way" statement can more than likely be blamed on Waynes World and not valley girls.

Ok my turn. What about people that over use the word "apperently" (sp?)?

Dartgod
12-22-2008, 02:49 PM
Ohhhh, here's one that bugs the crap out of me.

When someone uses "mines" instead of mine. I have a family member that does that and it makes me want to slap them silly.

Another is when someone pronounces a word like "learned" as "learnt". Herm does that shit in his press conferences.

Darth CarlSatan
12-22-2008, 02:57 PM
It's MissourEEE, not MissourRUH, goddammit.

Word. That one drives me fucking nuts.

Donger
12-22-2008, 03:01 PM
Pretty much the entire Death of the Adverb does it for me.

Dork: "Man, they played real bad."

Me: "Really badly."

Dork: "Huh?"

Me: "'Real bad' is incorrect."

Dork: "Are you sure?"

Me: ":spock:"

Frosty
12-22-2008, 03:03 PM
Another is when someone pronounces a word like "learned" as "learnt". Herm does that shit in his press conferences.

Umm...

http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/aboutspelling/learnt

Thig Lyfe
12-22-2008, 03:04 PM
The only item on the OP list that's actually a verbal crutch is "The thing is". All the others are simply grammar/pronunciation issues.

Darth CarlSatan
12-22-2008, 03:04 PM
The only item on the OP list that's actually a verbal crutch is "The thing is". All the others are simply grammar/pronunciation issues.

The thing is, that's one I use too.:D

Donger
12-22-2008, 03:05 PM
Ohhhh, here's one that bugs the crap out of me.

When someone uses "mines" instead of mine. I have a family member that does that and it makes me want to slap them silly.

Another is when someone pronounces a word like "learned" as "learnt". Herm does that shit in his press conferences.

"Learnt" is common in the UK.

Dartgod
12-22-2008, 03:06 PM
Umm...

http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/aboutspelling/learnt
"Learnt" is common in the UK.
Learnt is more common in British English, and learned in American English.Ummmmm, the people I hear saying this aren't from Britain.

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-22-2008, 03:07 PM
"Learnt" is common in the UK.

fucking idiots

Fritz88
12-22-2008, 03:07 PM
"I was like", when a high schooler or first year chicks at college repeat it 30234234 times, I start to die a little inside every time I hear it.

Donger
12-22-2008, 03:10 PM
Ummmmm, the people I hear saying this aren't from Britain.

Yes, it is an odd one. Hell, I actually used "windscreen" instead of "windshield" the other day.

"Herb" is another one. It is NOT "erb." Know why? IT'S GOT A F*CKING 'H' IN IT!

Gonzo
12-22-2008, 03:13 PM
The only item on the OP list that's actually a verbal crutch is "The thing is". All the others are simply grammar/pronunciation issues.

However, when bad grammer becomes habit, It's a little more crutchtastic.

Donger
12-22-2008, 03:13 PM
However, when bad grammer becomes habit, It's a little more crutchtastic.

Bad what?

Gonzo
12-22-2008, 03:18 PM
Bad what?

Caught that did ya? :D

DJ's left nut
12-22-2008, 03:29 PM
The good/well distinction.

It's entirely too easy to screw up yet people never seem to get it right.

Finally, a stupid one that shouldn't bother me but does. People that preface their discussion, especially one based on opinion, by saying "I think"...no shit, you're the one saying it, I know this is what you think.

DJay23
12-22-2008, 03:59 PM
A pronunciation oddity here in Central PA that I hate is when someone is talking about their COUSIN, they say cousinT. Makes me want to kick a puppy.

Bacon Cheeseburger
12-22-2008, 04:23 PM
Having recently relocated to Nebraska, I've noticed the weather people here call Norfolk Nebraska - Norfork. At first I thought they were saying North Fork, but they kept pointing to Norfolk on the map.

God that drives me ****ing nuts, I don't know what the story is behind that nor do I care to learn. Needless to say, I don't pronounce it that way.

Thig Lyfe
12-22-2008, 04:28 PM
However, when bad grammer becomes habit, It's a little more crutchtastic.

Hmmm... not really. The reason it's called a verbal "crutch" is because you rely on it in conversation in lieu of original phrasing or words that actually mean anything, or as filler while formulating the next sentence. "Umm", "like", and "I mean" are all examples of verbal crutches. People with bad grammar or who mispronounce things aren't relying on it; rather, they're saying them out of reinforced ignorance.

lazepoo
12-22-2008, 04:46 PM
At my last job, people would always end emails with "Please advise." For example:

"I found some rotting cabbage in the refrigerator. Please advise."

or

"I weigh 300 lbs and hate life. Please advise."

It got to the point where the emails were completely cryptic and filled with abbreviations and acronyms with no explanation whatsoever or a request that was really something that they should have done for themselves and then they would end it with "Please advise." In hindsight it wasn't so bad, but I still really hate the saying and feel a sting of bitterness each time I see it in an email.

Donger
12-22-2008, 04:50 PM
At my last job, people would always end emails with "Please advise." For example:

"I found some rotting cabbage in the refrigerator. Please advise."

or

"I weigh 300 lbs and hate life. Please advise."

It got to the point where the emails were completely cryptic and filled with abbreviations and acronyms with no explanation whatsoever or a request that was really something that they should have done for themselves and then they would end it with "Please advise." In hindsight it wasn't so bad, but I still really hate the saying and feel a sting of bitterness each time I see it in an email.

Boy, you must really hate it when people say/write, "Please advice."

ClevelandBronco
12-22-2008, 05:01 PM
Not understanding the difference between "fewer" and "less."

"They got their asses kicked because they had less guys."

FEWER, damn it. Fewer.

ClevelandBronco
12-22-2008, 05:03 PM
I'd also appreciate it if everyone would learn the difference between "infer" and "imply."

Thig Lyfe
12-22-2008, 05:06 PM
This thread is now about almost everything linguistic except verbal crutches....

Donger
12-22-2008, 05:06 PM
This thread is now about almost everything linguistic except verbal crutches....

Yes, we've changed the paradigm.

ClevelandBronco
12-22-2008, 05:07 PM
More to the point on the fewer/less confusion:

You have less chocolate. You have fewer Hershey's Kisses.

Donger
12-22-2008, 05:07 PM
More to the point on the fewer/less confusion:

You have less chocolate. You have fewer Hershey's Kisses.

Man, you really think outside the box. Big picture.

lazepoo
12-22-2008, 05:08 PM
Boy, you must really hate it when people say/write, "Please advice."

:shake:

I'm bitter just thinking about it.

ClevelandBronco
12-22-2008, 05:08 PM
Yes, we've changed the paradigm.

I HATE THAT WORD!

And "conflate" can be put in the toilet with it.

blaise
12-22-2008, 05:10 PM
A pronunciation oddity here in Central PA that I hate is when someone is talking about their COUSIN, they say cousinT. Makes me want to kick a puppy.

When I lived in Central PA the people would say, "How's come?" instead of "How come?"

ClevelandBronco
12-22-2008, 05:10 PM
Man, you really think outside the box. Big picture.

I'm going to need your address and the times you're most likely to be home.

Donger
12-22-2008, 05:11 PM
I HATE THAT WORD!

And "conflate" can be put in the toilet with it.

I had an engineering co-worker that used it all the time. Unfortunately, he pronounced it: "para dig um."

Donger
12-22-2008, 05:12 PM
I'm going to need your address and the times you're most likely to be home.

Why?

ClevelandBronco
12-22-2008, 05:14 PM
Why?

Think outside the box, man. Look at the big picture.

headsnap
12-22-2008, 05:16 PM
"with that being said, let me ask you this..."

a drummer in an old band of mine would say that constantly

ClevelandBronco
12-22-2008, 05:16 PM
And let's talk all study the difference between "mutual" and "in common."

ClevelandBronco
12-22-2008, 05:18 PM
Sorry. I should give this up.

I'm about to go nuculer.

"Bob" Dobbs
12-22-2008, 05:23 PM
It's really only been popular the last few years, but the whole "thrown under the bus" thing is starting to really get old.

"Bob" Dobbs
12-22-2008, 05:26 PM
When I lived in NW Arkansas a few years back, I actually heard someone say "I'm fixin' to go to Wal-Marts. Can I carry ya?" There's SO much wrong with that phrase.

kc rush
12-22-2008, 07:31 PM
From the best of CraigsList

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/ott/918487918.html

When you got on the bus talking excessively loud I gave you the benefit of the doubt... I noticed you (the one with platinum blonde hair) had some anime keychains and laminated drawings on your backpack (I don't quite care for Deidara [from Naruto] but I did not mind the Light and L and Riuk [DeathNote]).

When I actually started listening to what you and your friend was talking about I was aghast and apalled! How could someone in their right mind, in this day and age, use the word "like" more than 150 times from Westboro to Bayview (I started counting)... I was sickened.

And when the girl, who got on at Tunnys Pasture, came on and proceeded to sit in the seat you weren't going to sit in and had to move your backpack out of the way to get to the seat, I thought that you and your friend did not need to stop your horrifying conversation and glare her.

And to make matters even more unbearable the topic of your conversation was religion! I believe the term you didn't know was Agnostic, even though you just tell people you're Atheist. And no English is not the most spoken language in the world... Your friend, in some stroke of non-retarded genius, was right about there being more people speaking Mandarin/Cantonese. To which you replied, "Well, like, that's like, because all those like, people, like started learning Mandarin, like, like a couple like, years ago." (Give or take several "likes")

I, dumbfounded, could only shake my head and shudder... and leave the bus very quickly, which the girl you glared at did also.

So, like, when you, like get on, like, a bus and like, your like, having a conversation like that, like with your, like friend. Please consider, like everyone else who, like, have to like, put up with your like, incessant chatter.Like like, you like kinda sound like slightly like brain damaged!

rtmike
12-22-2008, 08:49 PM
Whilst (there's one) in a conversation the other person keeps saying, "You know..."

No I don't ****in' know, that's why you're talking to me, you know. :cuss:

Demonpenz
12-22-2008, 09:04 PM
I hate it when people say Deja vu then add in the all over again.
VIN number
PIN number also annoy me

Gonzo
12-23-2008, 08:09 AM
When I lived in NW Arkansas a few years back, I actually heard someone say "I'm fixin' to go to Wal-Marts. Can I carry ya?" There's SO much wrong with that phrase.

Oh that one pisses me off too.

I really hate it when people start their sentences with, "Anyways"


WTF?:shake:

kindra68
12-23-2008, 08:17 AM
When I lived in NW Arkansas a few years back, I actually heard someone say "I'm fixin' to go to Wal-Marts. Can I carry ya?" There's SO much wrong with that phrase.

Haha I hear that all the time! Something else we say around here is “buggy”

(I just made Bob Dole’s head spin around three times!)

Bob Dole
12-23-2008, 08:20 AM
I hate it when people say Deja vu then add in the all over again.
VIN number
PIN number also annoy me

You NIC card might be bad.

Calcountry
12-26-2008, 05:19 PM
People talking about their pet You had me right there, no need to go further. :evil:

stevieray
12-26-2008, 05:42 PM
"You gotta remember"

ExtremeChief
12-26-2008, 05:59 PM
Old boss used to say "point blank" all the time.

Know a guy who says "everwhat" and "everwho" instead of whatever and whoever. Weird.

chop
12-26-2008, 06:02 PM
I am annoyed when people add "and stuff" into their sentence.

Q - What did you do today?
A - I took a walk and stuff.

RJ
12-26-2008, 06:18 PM
Think outside the box, man. Look at the big picture.


I'll run it up the flag pole and see if anyone salutes.

Ari Chi3fs
12-26-2008, 06:37 PM
I hate Kelsey Grammer.

Thig Lyfe
12-26-2008, 06:38 PM
I am annoyed when people add "and stuff" into their sentence.

Q - What did you do today?
A - I took a walk and stuff.

There we go. That's a verbal crutch.

Halfcan
12-26-2008, 06:45 PM
This thread is a bit "Swoll" up.

"Bob" Dobbs
12-26-2008, 07:30 PM
Flustrating, isn't it?