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Malapropisms that need stopped

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Postby HeyZeus » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:22 am

dstol62 wrote:"Actually" is my least favorite beginning to any sentence.

Ending a sentence with "actually" is even worse.

"I'm an accountant, actually."

Sooooo, is being an accountant something special? Or are you trying to qualify what you just said?

Using the "I mean" in the middle of a thought/sentence has gotten to the point of being ridiculous.

Use of the word "literally" also needs to be stopped.
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Postby Copeland1984 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:04 pm

Kenneth Burns wrote:What brings you to this nape of the woods? Neck of the wape? How come you're here?


That would be Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) in Caddyshack.
What do I win?
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Postby magic moose » Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:27 pm

Oprah wrote:To all the athletes out there that claim to give 110%, you can't. Giving 110% just means that your 100% isn't really 100%, but 90.9%.


The discovery of how to achieve 110% from an input of 100% would indeed be a feat that would change human history, like the discovery of the perpetual motion machine did... and the fountain of youth did.
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Postby bluethedog » Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:56 pm

"Bye now"

Hey, thanks for clarifying that our conversation is ending NOW as opposed to some moment in the future.
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Postby narcoleptish » Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:35 pm

This thread should be over in a few short years.
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Postby fennel » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:19 pm

He is loathe to admit that it's true.
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Postby mrak » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:38 am

Oprah wrote:To all the athletes out there that claim to give 110%, you can't. Giving 110% just means that your 100% isn't really 100%, but 90.9%.

Next you'll tell us that amplifier that goes up to 11 isn't really "one louder".
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Postby Blue » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:22 am

"I never answered the phone!"
You've never answered a phone in your life? Then no wonder you missed my call! Oh, you mean that you didn't answer that particular call. When did "never" start applying to individual events?

For that matter,
"I always thought it was spelled with a 'k'."
Newt or Knewt, I could understand a mistake. But wouldn't "I thought it was spelled with a 'k'" be sufficient? Were you trying to distinguish your experiences from someone who once thought there was a 'k', then learned differently, but has been suffering a relapse?

At least half of the time I hear the words "never" and "always" they are unnecessary.

"He was literally three feet taller than her!"
Yes, that man is seven feet tall and his wife is four feet tall. Oh, you were exaggerating? Maybe I would have known that if you hadn't used the word "Literally" when you were speaking figuratively.

"Unique" does not mean unusual, rare, or cute.
You can not be, "Very unique."

"Could I get a random cigarette?"
Oh? As opposed to any particular cigarette? Would you like me to shuffle the pack before I offer you one? Unless you are a programmer or mathematician, it's unlikely you need to use this word.

Unique, Random, Infinite, Never, Always, Literally

Don't use a URINAL if you're just going to make a mess of it!
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Postby O.J. » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:37 am

It's all water under the river.
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Postby ShaneDog » Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:18 pm

HeyZeus wrote:
dstol62 wrote:"Actually" is my least favorite beginning to any sentence.

Ending a sentence with "actually" is even worse.

"I'm an accountant, actually."

Sooooo, is being an accountant something special? Or are you trying to qualify what you just said?

Using the "I mean" in the middle of a thought/sentence has gotten to the point of being ridiculous.

Use of the word "literally" also needs to be stopped.

A lot of what you mention has to do with people writing how they talk. I tend to write forum posts in the way I would speak them instead of in a more formal writing style. I think it sounds better that way when read.
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Postby blunt » Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:04 pm

ShaneDog wrote:
HeyZeus wrote:
dstol62 wrote:"Actually" is my least favorite beginning to any sentence.

Ending a sentence with "actually" is even worse.

"I'm an accountant, actually."

Sooooo, is being an accountant something special? Or are you trying to qualify what you just said?

Using the "I mean" in the middle of a thought/sentence has gotten to the point of being ridiculous.

Use of the word "literally" also needs to be stopped.

A lot of what you mention has to do with people writing how they talk. I tend to write forum posts in the way I would speak them instead of in a more formal writing style. I think it sounds better that way when read.


Actually, I do, too.
Literally.
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Postby mayact4 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:12 pm

I have add my vote for "actually" at the beginning or end of any sentence, seemingly placed there for no reason. Example:

"What do you do for a living?"

"Actually, I'm a teacher."

Makes it sound like I accused you of being something different, as in

"I heard you're a doctor."

Also annoying is the affectation of saying "I am", "I did" etc in place of "yes". Example:

"Did you get the grocery shopping done?"

"I did."

"I heard that you're a doctor."

"I am."

I'm done.
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Postby Oprah » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:14 pm

Mute point.
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Postby white_rabbit » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:17 pm

Oprah wrote:Mute point.


Moot pint.
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Postby lonesomejohnny » Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:08 am

I dont mind "Literally" as much as I mind when people pronounce it "Lit'rally" (like a total twit). That annoys me greatly, and someone I know has taken to saying it......a lot.
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