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Old 07-06-2009, 08:24 PM
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I know a girl who says "legitly". It drives me crazy.
You can't be serious. It got even more stupid?

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"foederal"
I call bull♥♥♥♥, you made that one up.
I don't care what country people come from, nobody can say that's a good spelling of the word. Or maybe I should just spell words like "dead" as "doeadde".

I also thought of one more-- when people use "young" as "old".
"Billy here's 80 years young." How afraid of death can you be to use, as George Carlin said, an ANTONYM?!
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:28 PM
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I also thought of one more-- when people use "young" as "old".
"Billy here's 80 years young." How afraid of death can you be to use, as George Carlin said, an ANTONYM?!
This always pissed me off. I'm glad George Carlin did a bit on it.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:48 PM
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Re: Ruins of the English Language

Initiate.

"Initiate a bag of potato chips."
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:09 PM
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Re: Ruins of the English Language

I'm adding people who say, "Like" way too much.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:10 PM
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Pretty much anything an Australian says.


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*smiles and tries not to get killed by his Aussie friends*

I hate when people pronounce "Aussie" as "Aw-see" as opposed to "Aw-zee".
Gah. "Aw-zee" is also wrong. Try "Ozzie"/"oh-zee". ("oh" as in the word "on")

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Initiate.

"Initiate a bag of potato chips."
...I can't even tell what word that's meant to be. <_>
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:14 PM
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Gah. "Aw-zee" is also wrong. Try "Ozzie"/"oh-zee". ("oh" as in the word "on")
Both of those are pronounced the same. :<



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...I can't even tell what word that's meant to be. <_>
I thought it stood in for "Give me". <_<
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:15 PM
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Re: Ruins of the English Language

I hate it when people slang. It seems when I'm getting annoyed at someone for not even speaking in a way that I can actually understand(slang), the more they do it.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:17 PM
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Re: Ruins of the English Language

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You can't be serious. It got even more stupid?
Indeed it did :/

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I call bull♥♥♥♥, you made that one up.
I don't care what country people come from, nobody can say that's a good spelling of the word. Or maybe I should just spell words like "dead" as "doeadde".
I swear I'm not making it up. Though technically it would be "fœderal". It's the archaic way of spelling "federal". Just like "fœtus" for "fetus", "œconomics" for "economics", and my favourite "œstrogen" for "estrogen".

Other words like ecology and amoeba use the letter "œthel". "oe" functions the same as "œ".

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Gah. "Aw-zee" is also wrong. Try "Ozzie"/"oh-zee". ("oh" as in the word "on")
The lady on 4MMM says "aw-zee". "Oh-zee" and "Aw-zee" sound nearly identical to me.

I like to use the variants and archaic forms of the words. Using "oe/œ" and "ae/". By the way, "" is called "sc". I haven't gotten marked down for it yet on any of my papers. Probably confused looks from teachers though...
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:18 PM
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Both of those are pronounced the same. :<
No they aren't. "aw" is in the word "awful", while "oh" is in "waffle". They're different.

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I thought it stood in for "Give me". <_<
But... "initiate"? To initiate something means to start it. :/
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:21 PM
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No they aren't. "aw" is in the word "awful", while "oh" is in "waffle". They're different.
What the fffffffffff....... ;___;

"oh" as in "waffle"... Are you trying to tell me "waffle" is said the same way as "woeful"?
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:24 PM
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Re: Ruins of the English Language

What I hate about using words as pronunciation examples is that everyone has different accents, so it's incorrect half the time.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:25 PM
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No they aren't. "aw" is in the word "awful", while "oh" is in "waffle". They're different.
I think here is where our accents differ. Take away the 'w' and waffle sounds exactly the same as awful.

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I'm not the one who made the phrase. :<
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:31 PM
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Re: Ruins of the English Language

Another thing that gets to me: towards, backwards, afterwards, etc. THERE IS NO EXTRANEOUS 'S'! It's simply toward, backward, afterward, and so on.

While we're on the subject of superfluous S's, I also really get annoyed when certain store or brand names are suddenly made possessive. Consider: Kroger's, Barnes & Noble's, and many others. But there's no S, nor is there an apostrophe. They're simply Kroger, and Barnes & Noble.

"Irregardless" is another one, as mentioned above. It bothers me, and I'm told it really irked my grammar nazi of a mother too back in the day. It's a bastardized hybrid of "irrespective" and "regardless"--two words with similar meanings but used in different contexts. People try to use the hybrid as a way of making themselves look sophisticated, but to those in the know, they simply come off as ignorant.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:34 PM
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What the fffffffffff....... ;___;

"oh" as in "waffle"... Are you trying to tell me "waffle" is said the same way as "woeful"?
Um... no. "waffle" is weird because it's pronounced "woffle".

Maybe I'll record my voice so you lot can hear what I mean. :/
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:34 PM
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Another thing that gets to me: towards, backwards, afterwards, etc. THERE IS NO EXTRANEOUS 'S'! It's simply toward, backward, afterward, and so on.
It's actually considered a correct way of saying it. I don't know if it evolved that way or what, but it's correct. (Also, I say them that way a lot.)

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While we're on the subject of superfluous S's, I also really get annoyed when certain store or brand names are suddenly made possessive. Consider: Kroger's, Barnes & Noble's, and many others. But there's no S, nor is there an apostrophe. They're simply Kroger, and Barnes & Noble.
I hate this. Although it also works the other way around (people calling Chuck E. Cheese's "Chuck E. Cheese").

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"Irregardless" is another one, as mentioned above. It bothers me, and I'm told it really irked my grammar nazi of a mother too back in the day. It's a bastardized hybrid of "irrespective" and "regardless"--two words with similar meanings but used in different contexts. People try to use the hybrid as a way of making themselves look sophisticated, but to those in the know, they simply come off as ignorant.
I don't usually ever hear people say "irregardless", and I've never said it myself.
It's worth noting that it's in my dictionary, though...
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:36 PM
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It's actually considered a correct way of saying it. I don't know if it evolved that way or what, but it's correct. (Also, I say them that way a lot.)
While it may be technically correct, to me it's always sounded better to leave off the S.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:37 PM
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Um... no. "waffle" is weird because it's pronounced "woffle".
There's that Aussie accent!
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:38 PM
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I thought of another one... People who replace silence or "um" in their sentence with "f***in'". For instance, "It was about... f***in'... nine thirty."
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While it may be technically correct, to me it's always sounded better to leave off the S.
Same with me and "colour"/"color".
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:40 PM
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There's that Aussie accent!
And you Americans are weird with your accent(s) because you pronounce "aunt" like how you say "ant". :<

There. Even.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:40 PM
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And you Americans are weird with your accent(s) because you pronounce "aunt" like how you say "ant". :<

There. Even.
Actually, that's only some parts of America. I say aunt how it should be said.
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