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Sad in AZ
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Shutup  Posted: 5:12 PM, June 11th (Tuesday)

Today while participating in a webinar for a new database, the instructor was explaining the importance of entering the salutation, "...because you don't know the sexual orientation of the client."

Then, listening to the weather channel, the reporter was talking about the fires in Colorado Springs; she said, "These houses are being engorged (by fire)" Really?


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 19970 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 5:16 PM, June 11th (Tuesday)

Been on the bus too long?


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 68
DS - 12
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

Posts: 24416 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
sisoon
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Default  Posted: 5:46 PM, June 11th (Tuesday)

How can you leave this where you did?

Which are the straight salutations and which are the gay ones?


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Posts: 9947 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: Chicago area
Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 6:00 PM, June 11th (Tuesday)

Nothing makes me crazier than people dumbifying sentences in an effort to sound intelligent.


If you can't learn to enjoy your life when you have problems, you may never enjoy it because we'll always have problems. - Joyce Meyer

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 6:22 PM, June 11th (Tuesday)

Shouldn't it be engulfed by fire?


Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

Posts: 5854 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: In the darkest depths of hell!
jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 6:57 PM, June 11th (Tuesday)

Oh... Now I see it... I was looking at the wrong words.


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 68
DS - 12
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

Posts: 24416 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
BaxtersBFF
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Default  Posted: 7:19 PM, June 11th (Tuesday)

dumbifying


WH - 44
BW - gerrygirl

Posts: 6097 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Boise
GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 7:22 PM, June 11th (Tuesday)

It isn't just you.

If one more person tries to "axe" me one more question, I should not be held legally responsible for the response they get...


Me - 40s
SorryInSac - WH#2 - 40s. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4yrs, together 7yrs total

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids (4 Dogs, 2 Cats)

WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW)
Legally married 18yrs, together 16.5yrs

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Posts: 6293 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: California
nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 7:57 PM, June 11th (Tuesday)

If one more person tries to "axe" me one more question


You can call me NIK

"Sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you really stand."
-Hayley Williams


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aesir
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Default  Posted: 11:41 PM, June 11th (Tuesday)

Your honor (unless that salutation is gay or something), I was in fear for my life as they had just threatened to axe me. I felt I had no choice but to protect myself.


Your mileage may vary... in accordance with the prophecy.

Do not back up. Severe tire damage.


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LosferWords
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Default  Posted: 11:57 PM, June 11th (Tuesday)

I saw a news article today titled something like, "Low Wage Workers Fleeing The State of California".

Fleeing? Seriously, people? No matter how small the paycheck I've received, I've never run away from said paycheck screaming for my life.

Dumbifying, indeed!

[This message edited by LosferWords at 11:58 PM, June 11th (Tuesday)]


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FinallyHappy
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Default  Posted: 4:47 AM, June 12th (Wednesday)

This is too funny.

My XH is/was from the south. Gadsden, AL, actually. 30's/ 40's white guy. Not highly educated but a high earner. Did well in the military (AF).

NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING, annoyed me more than the 'ax' thing. I'm from the high plains. I mean, c'mon.

I used to place my hands gently on either side of his face, and try to teach him how to say 'ask'. I'd say, "The word is ask. Say aaaah, ssssss, kuh."

He'd say, "Aaaaaax". LOL! I mean, he was upset about it too, and was really trying. Several people had mentioned to him that it bothered them. Not just me. For some unknown reason he was actually UNABLE to say 'ask'.

I've not heard 'ax' since our D in '99, thank goodness.
(around here it's spelled 'ax' not 'axe').

'Engorge' rather than 'Engulf'? I'd give a pass on that one.

enˇgorge (n-gôrj)
v. enˇgorged, enˇgorgˇing, enˇgorgˇes
v.tr.
1. To devour greedily.
2. To gorge; glut.

[This message edited by FinallyHappy at 8:35 AM, June 12th (Wednesday)]


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TrulyReconciled
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Default  Posted: 9:36 AM, June 12th (Wednesday)

Then there is Philadelphia SCH disease, where every 'st' gets the addition of 'sh'

So the word "straight"

becomes

"shtraight"

and the word "strict"

is pronounced "schtrict"

You *know* who you are


"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."

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Heartless Bytchh
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Default  Posted: 11:03 AM, June 12th (Wednesday)

For some unknown reason he was actually UNABLE to say 'ask'.

But I'll bet he could say "asskicker" so that boat don't float.


Woodchipper pretty much trumps everything.-Rufus Turner
Sometimes I feel like SI is that person who says... "if you can't say anything nice... come sit by me!"-rumorhasit

Posts: 6063 | Registered: Oct 2006 | From: Another day in Paradise
FinallyHappy
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Default  Posted: 11:12 AM, June 12th (Wednesday)

Oh, totally!

He could say the 'sss' words unless it had to do with
'ax'.

He was an idiot.


"Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none."

~Ben~

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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 11:20 AM, June 12th (Wednesday)

I could do without hearing how much something "hurted." The axe thing gets on my nerves too.


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No longer together

Do not let others be your reference for who you see in the mirror.

Stop allowing people to hurt you, because you don't love you enough to walk away.


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FinallyHappy
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Default  Posted: 11:31 AM, June 12th (Wednesday)

Hey, HB!!!


"Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none."

~Ben~

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ICouldntFixIt
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Default  Posted: 11:35 AM, June 12th (Wednesday)

I had a hard time when I lived in SC and the old ladies I worked with always "axed me bout my chilren" or talked about doing something in "da skreet". I was so confused about "da skreet". Was I supposed to be keeping secrets?


"Don't settle for a spark...light a fire instead."

Posts: 165 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Harrisonburg
FinallyHappy
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Default  Posted: 11:46 AM, June 12th (Wednesday)

Then there is Philadelphia SCH disease, where every 'st' gets the addition of 'sh'

Oh, I so get that!

I spent 3 horrible years in the People's Republic of NJ, and they constantly left out adverbs.

"Let's go down duh 'show-uh'."

Meaning- Let's go to the coast.


"Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none."

~Ben~

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OnceInALifetime
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Default  Posted: 4:16 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

So funny

I thought my XW was the only person who said axe instead of ask. Is that a regional thing?

My pet peeve: nukular. Come on, if you're talking about something that could annihilate an entire city, at least pronounce it correctly. But I lose on this one. Apparently enough people couldn't pronounce it that "nukular" has become an officially accepted pronunciation.


BH, now divorced

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ImNellNow
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Default  Posted: 5:13 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

I have plenty of grammar nits constantly picked, but today I heard, "I seen..." from an educated man. *cringe* Is that regional or just a product of a sucky school system? I've heard it from several otherwise intelligent adults from the upper Midwest (Minnesota to Illinois).

Not that I'm the type of curmudgeon who would note these things.


BS & D
Drinking wine and thinking bliss is on the other side of this.

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FinallyHappy
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Default  Posted: 6:35 AM, June 14th (Friday)

Two people I've been close to said "I seen". <shudder>

Weirdly enough, they were both from Oklahoma.

I have no idea whether or not it was a regional thing.

I've never heard 'I seen' from the 'upper midwest'.


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~Ben~

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