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Old 12-22-2008, 11:53 AM  
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A Rant: Verbal Crutches



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. 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.

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.
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:56 AM   #3
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:56 AM   #4
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My personal favorite is "excetera."
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:56 AM   #5
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My personal favorite is "excetera."
Dammit! I forgot this one.
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:57 AM   #6
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:59 AM   #7
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"To be honest..." So, you were basically lying to me before?
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:59 AM   #8
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:59 AM   #9
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:00 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:01 PM   #11
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:03 PM   #14
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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?
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:06 PM   #15
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