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Phrases People Use Wrong

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posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 03:13 PM
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taoistguy
i ain't saying nuthink.




Yep... In the UK this is a real thing.


Somethink
Anythink
Nothink

Very annoying




posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 03:13 PM
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opethPA

P.S. I apologize for any grammar errors I used above as I am tired!


At least you apologized, but you DO understand the irony here, I hope. here you are ranting about "phrases," i.e.: Grammar when you get right down to it, yet you can't even get your title right.

It's "wrongly," an adverb, not an adjective.

"Do as I say, not as I do," right? It nullifies your whole point. Why should anyone pay attention to the dictates of someone who can't manage to do so himself?



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 03:22 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Well now, 'wrong' is widely accepted as an adverb in casual conversation (as this 'chitchat' thread most certainly is) especially when it means 'incorrectly' and comes after a verb or its object, which it does.

I'll allow it.



As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 03:27 PM
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March of the Fire Ants
'I'm going to take a shower' .. Where are you taking it?

'I'm going to fix some lunch' .. BECAUSE RAW INGREDIENTS ARE BROKEN!?


See the first one is completely legit to me. Because it can be a process for some people that doesn't mean immediately jumping in the stream of water. You have to go get this and that and set stuff up.

To me it is a warning of, don't run the dishwasher just because you don't hear the shower start immediately, I am getting there. Hence, I am going to take a shower.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 03:31 PM
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Hoosierdaddy71
I hate when somebody says cold slaw. Cole slaw dammit!


An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force = Newton's First Law

The total pressure exerted by the mixture of non-reactive gases is equal to the sum of the
partial pressures of individual gases = Dalton's Law

Shredded raw cabbage and carrots with mayonnaise = Cole's Law



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 03:33 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Thought of one I see here occasionally - marshall law. No, actually it's 'martial law'.


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 03:39 PM
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nixie_nox

March of the Fire Ants
'I'm going to take a shower' .. Where are you taking it?

'I'm going to fix some lunch' .. BECAUSE RAW INGREDIENTS ARE BROKEN!?


See the first one is completely legit to me. Because it can be a process for some people that doesn't mean immediately jumping in the stream of water. You have to go get this and that and set stuff up.

To me it is a warning of, don't run the dishwasher just because you don't hear the shower start immediately, I am getting there. Hence, I am going to take a shower.


Hmm I can see your point, but to me, get and take imply a physical object rather than an activity/experience. 'Use the' or ' have a' seem correcterer to me



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 03:39 PM
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blupblup



Yep... In the UK this is a real thing.


Somethink
Anythink
Nothink

Very annoying





LOL!! . . . In the south of England (Essex?) don't they say :-


* Somefink

* Anyfink

* Nuffink



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 04:00 PM
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I've always had a problem with "way, shape or form". Just a couple extra words that mean the same thing as the first. Used almost exclusively by morons who don't have enough to say so they boost their word count with that phrase. When Montel Williams had his own talk show, he used it a dozen times per episode. In my opinion, there is no correct useage of it.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 04:03 PM
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I just was reminded of another one after talking to my ex-wife, she annoys the hell outta me with it. HUGE pet peeve....

"Anywho", what the hell does that mean?!?!?



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 04:16 PM
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Here is a phrase that my husband cannot stand: "from the get-go". He HATES that phrase - he says what the heck does that even mean anyway, and why not just say from the beginning? It never bothered me until he said that, now it bugs me too!

Another phrase that bothered me in the past (but I've gotten so used to it that now I use it too) is "sleeping in". As opposed to sleeping out? Why not say "sleeping late" - doesn't that make more sense?



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 04:29 PM
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I didnt read through the entire thread, but I personally NEVER correct the "wah la" one!

I just get WAYYY too much entertainment out of it to ever change it.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 04:39 PM
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Serdgiam
I didnt read through the entire thread, but I personally NEVER correct the "wah la" one!

I just get WAYYY too much entertainment out of it to ever change it.


hahaha....I know, right?
I always expect glitter to suddenly fall from the sky....
"wah la"
It's very....anticlimactic...

jacygirl



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 04:47 PM
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schuyler

opethPA

P.S. I apologize for any grammar errors I used above as I am tired!


At least you apologized, but you DO understand the irony here, I hope. here you are ranting about "phrases," i.e.: Grammar when you get right down to it, yet you can't even get your title right.

It's "wrongly," an adverb, not an adjective.

"Do as I say, not as I do," right? It nullifies your whole point. Why should anyone pay attention to the dictates of someone who can't manage to do so himself?



Well as you can see I clearly stated I knew I had grammar errors because I was tired after reading and hearing so many grammar errors all day long.

So it is what is and for all intensive purposes it's a mute point.. =)



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 04:56 PM
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Its one of the few things in this world that can make me giggle.


No reason for it to go away!

A lot of friends of mine have learning disabilities too, so I have gotten over most of it anyway. But, that doesnt mean theres no fun to be had..
edit on 12-2-2014 by Serdgiam because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 06:28 PM
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And it is a rant so i bet you could care less



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 07:17 PM
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Sremmos80
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And that is a phrase how???
People pronouncing something wrong is not a phrase being used wrong... Seems to be a lot of that in this thread...

We know but it's just funny anyways , so why not include?



I can't stop thinking of more now

This thread is hilarious!!



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 07:32 PM
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My old Commander was a grammar and phrase NAZI. One time, I said that we would "jig something up" to fix a problem and he went ballistic.


We still did it anyways.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 08:51 PM
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nugget1
Worthless as tits on a BOAR, people; NOT 'board'!




I dunno, either way they seem worthless to me...



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 09:49 PM
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Improperly used phrases can be annoying and nagging, but there is something that bothers me more. It is the 'fad' words & phrases... one of the more recent 'fad' phrases joined 'Pics or it didn't happen' as a ridiculously over used 'fad' phrase - "Cool story 'bro".

One set of words are currently being over-used in an ultra way... "That being said". Barf, every time I turn around someone is extending a comment by using 'That being said'.

I understand 'that being said' is a good seg tool and it's not it's use that irks me... it's the fact that everyone seems to want to throw it in their comments and they never even consider a more appropriate variation of the phrase...

Change it up a little!

'That being said', 'With that', 'Knowing this', 'Considering that', etc., etc., etc.... There are many variations that can work even better, but for some reason everyone is stuck on 'That being said'!



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