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Old 01-02-2013, 06:17 PM   #61
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OMG
RDWHAHB
SWMBO
Interwebs
Guesstimate
In it of itself
Spittin' image
Oh snap!
Yes! All of these! Especially SWMBO ... lame.

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"What had happened was" and pronouncing espresso as expresso. Unless there is some newly invented fast paced coffee out there, just say it how it's spelled!

 
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:20 PM   #62
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I second the shortening complaint...besty, vaca, totes, those just hurt.

And it's not just the silly colloquialisms that get me. Words such as creamy, moist, thick and patty are chalkboard-scratching cringe-worthy.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:22 PM   #63
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What about how the abbreviate the word "victim" with "vic" in CSI as if they are saving time doing it, or it's a complicated word to get out....
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:24 PM   #64
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I'll throw one out that is that is very Jersey (it's NEW Jersey thank you). The phrase "Not for nothin, but......" I hear this phrase ad nauseum, around here.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:24 PM   #65
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Oh, and "seen." As in, "I seen him drinkin' a Coors Lite yesterday."
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:34 PM   #66
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Then there is the usage of "unthaw" while the person is describing the act of thawing something.
Sorta like "hot water heater"...

Dunno about everyone else but I have a cold water heater or just plain water heater.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:57 PM   #67
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"Speaks to."

As in, "the large number of protesters really speaks to the public outrage over the mayor's plan ..."

What's "speaking" and what's it "speaking to?" Why not "illustrates?" "Exemplifies?"

 
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:01 PM   #68
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From a cashier: "That's gonna be $5.28." Okay, but what is it now?
Haha, so true. Reminds me of unnecessarily verbose cop-speak. "I'm gonna need you to go ahead and step out of the car." "OK, I'll just sit here in my car until then. Any idea how long it will be?"

 
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #69
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Athleticism.

What? Athletic ability was too cumbersome?

And while I'm bashing sports announcers...

"He caught the ball at its highest point"

Ahhh...no he didn't. If he had caught the ball at its highest point he would have jumped about 60 feet in the air.

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Then there is the usage of "unthaw" while the person is describing the act of thawing something.
Heh, guilty as charged. For some reason, I was raised using "dethaw" to refer to the act of allowing meat to thaw out. I make a conscious effort to use the correct terminology now, but every once in a while, I slip up and accidentally say "dethaw," and my wife acts like I just ran my fingernails down a chalkboard.

 
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