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Sad in AZ
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Funny  Posted: 8:58 PM, June 24th (Monday)

I've heard some good ones.

The X used to say "Six of one; dozen of the other" He could never understand when I tried to explain how this was wrong

He and his mother used to say:
"Be more pacific." (specific)

He mother used to like to stay at the Marionette Hotel (the Marriott)

DS used to say: "No ho hoseway" (No way Jose)

One of my best friends does things 'on the sperm of the moment' (spur)


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Default  Posted: 9:08 PM, June 24th (Monday)

Pet peeve...

...misuse of of

...as in "Get off of the couch!"

... should be "Get off the couch!"


Oh, and another one....
This really irritates me about Dr. Phil... He always references people as "that" instead of "who!"

[This message edited by looking forward at 9:10 PM, June 24th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:19 PM, June 24th (Monday)


..

@Sad.. "no ho hoseway"

..

@ looking.. gotta love good grammmar!!!

..my personal choice, grammar-wise is.." Get the f#@* off my couch!"

..howz my spelling??

smy


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Default  Posted: 9:20 PM, June 24th (Monday)

He could never understand when I tried to explain how this was wrong


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Default  Posted: 9:27 PM, June 24th (Monday)

The X used to say "Six of one; dozen of the other" He could never understand when I tried to explain how this was wrong

I have a coworker who is the same way, except he says, "One of one, half dozen of the other.", when we are discussing a decision at work. I usually respond with, "Well, the answer is clear, then!"


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Default  Posted: 9:50 PM, June 24th (Monday)

Heard someone say one day that she killed one bird with two stones.


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Default  Posted: 10:07 PM, June 24th (Monday)

For all intensive purposes, I have little to add to this thread.


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Default  Posted: 10:17 PM, June 24th (Monday)

My XH supposubly knew everything.

Used to drive me up a wall when he would say that.


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Default  Posted: 10:59 PM, June 24th (Monday)

One of my best friends does things 'on the sperm of the moment' (spur)
Since this is a good friend, I will assume that is a malapropism rather than an accurate description.

At least it is still accurate when I mess with people by saying "Six and a half dozen of one or the other."

He mother used to like to stay at the Marionette Hotel
I understand the service is excellent, but when you check in, there are too many strings attached.


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Default  Posted: 12:05 AM, June 25th (Tuesday)

The thing is ... is....


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Default  Posted: 12:12 AM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Someone did a 360. If they did a 360, they'd end up exactly where they were!


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Default  Posted: 7:25 AM, June 25th (Tuesday)

He and his mother used to say:
"Be more pacific." (specific)
OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! Sad, my H does the exact same thing!!!! It drives me INSANE!

For all intensive purposes, I have little to add to this thread.
haha!


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Default  Posted: 7:31 AM, June 25th (Tuesday)

I normally wouldn't admit this to anyone, but in the spirt of fun, I have to confess something.

My Mom was a teacher, so she was quick to correct us, and thank god, she cured me of this rather quickly.

As a teenager, whenever I was hungry, I would say, "I'm ravishing" instead of "I'm ravenous". Gawd, how embarrassing!


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Default  Posted: 7:52 AM, June 25th (Tuesday)

I have an aunt who always likes to invite us for "brefkast" and sometimes to a "pasghetti dinner".

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Default  Posted: 8:42 AM, June 25th (Tuesday)

supposubly

This drives me crazy.


My father-in-law used to ask us to bring him some cosmopolitan ice cream. He never could get "neopolitan" down.

[This message edited by lieshurt at 12:06 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:05 AM, June 25th (Tuesday)

"Should of" done something (instead of should have)

"Mute point" instead of moot point (sounds as if you really wish you hadn't heard the point in the first place)

"self-defecating" humor

"irrespective" in any context

Mondegreens, anyone?

Perhaps I misunderestimated your interest in language?


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Default  Posted: 11:55 AM, June 25th (Tuesday)

what about ... learnt... It's learned

also....... burnt.... it's burned...


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Default  Posted: 12:00 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

I had a Doctorate level professor that said Pacific.... Seriously? I am paying all this money and you don't have a grasp of the english language?

Others that make me nutso -
"I have an Ideal". Yah we all do but what are you thinking of?

I have a friend that always says Rod on, instead of right on.

oh and of course my lest foavorite is let me Axe you something. Sure let me chainsaw what you are axing.


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Default  Posted: 12:05 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

what about ... learnt... It's learned
also....... burnt.... it's burned

Not in the south it ain't!


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Default  Posted: 12:09 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Not in the south it ain't!

At least that's what all y'alls think


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Default  Posted: 12:49 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

You must have learnt good!


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

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Default  Posted: 1:28 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

'Ekcetera' instead of etcetera.


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

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Default  Posted: 1:48 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Suposubly... They prolly thought it was cute


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Default  Posted: 2:12 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

"seen" instead of "saw" makes me stabby.


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Default  Posted: 5:31 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

"self-defecating" humor

So, it's so funny you poop yourself?!

Choirpractor instead of chiropractor

the ever-popular nukular instead of nuclear


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Default  Posted: 5:40 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Every June and January we have a recital at the music school I teach at. I know what is coming and it bothers the hell out of me. Unfortunately, the person I would try and correct knows everything...of course. The word accompanist. It's accom-pan-ist. Every single time she says accompany-ist. Gah!


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Default  Posted: 5:45 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

"seen" instead of "saw" makes me stabby

I feel the same way about irregardless... ir = not, regardless = without regard... what the hell are you trying to say? not without regard?


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Default  Posted: 7:01 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

As a kid I thought it was "college cheese" and "holy macaroni."

I also thought that Frontage Road was a real road like Main and Broadway. Dummy!


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Default  Posted: 9:06 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

"Reel-uh-turr" instead of "ree-ul-turr"

My grandmother used to pronounce Iowa as "eye-away" and Italian as "eye-talyan."

She also used to put an "s" at the end of "Wal-Mart." I couldn't figure out where she got it from until she started saying "Walgreen."


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Default  Posted: 9:12 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Jewlery (jewl-er-ey). Drives me nuts.

Self-defecating humor cracks me up when used immediately after a crack (<<ahhaaa!) that actually DOES involve shipping on yourself.

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Default  Posted: 10:16 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Lab rat ory instead of lab or atory

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Default  Posted: 10:34 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Lab rat ory instead of lab or atory

But lab-or-atory sounds so creepy, like you have an assistant named Igor and some experiments inside that endanger the whole village.

My grandmother used to pronounce Iowa as "eye-away"
Understandable, after all, their State Fair is a great State Fair. Don't miss it, don't even delay.


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Default  Posted: 11:12 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

My ex always said "pseudowealthy" when he referred to people who were extremely wealthy. As in, "I got a new client today who is pseudowealthy."

I would cringe when he said it but he didn't notice because, well, he is pseudosmart.


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Default  Posted: 8:02 AM, June 26th (Wednesday)

My dad says "liberry" instead of library.

I gave up trying to correct him years ago.


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Default  Posted: 9:36 AM, June 26th (Wednesday)

Every June and January we have a recital at the music school I teach at. I know what is coming and it bothers the hell out of me. Unfortunately, the person I would try and correct knows everything...of course. The word accompanist. It's accom-pan-ist. Every single time she says accompany-ist. Gah!

Well, if you're playing along on the piano you're an accompianist now aren't you?

Hmmm?


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Default  Posted: 9:37 AM, June 26th (Wednesday)

One of the witnesses in the GZ trial just said:

"reconized" instead of
"recognized"

Silent g??


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Default  Posted: 9:42 AM, June 26th (Wednesday)

One of the commenters just said:

"Sore"

for the word "Saw"

'That's what she sore.'


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Cool  Posted: 9:38 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

Hope this qualifies:

You remember the song "we be jammin" from the 80s?

My friend thought they were singing "green pajamas".


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Default  Posted: 10:33 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)

How about "tow the line"

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