Absolutely annoying.

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Stratafied, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. StratUp

    StratUp Senior Stratmaster

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    I think you're on the other side of that - someone says "Thank you", you respond "no problem". In Spanish, you'd typically say "de nada", which translates to "It's nothing" instead of "no problem".

    The USA and the UK - two nations separated by a common language.

    One makes you want to punch a wall. The other makes you want to also be the wall you're punching.
     
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  2. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    More or less.
     
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  3. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I feel you.
     
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  4. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Or people who answer every question with, "So...."
     
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  5. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    And Brits still miffed that we aren't colonies any longer.
     
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  6. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Most Honored Senior Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Some phrases that bug me:

    "A whole 'nother" ("nother" is not a word)

    "The thing is, is that..." (repeated "is")

    "Sooner than later" (I've only started noticing this recently.. When exactly is "sooner than later"?)

    "This." (often posted on online forums in response to something)

    Also, many of the corporate buzzwords companies tend to like to use. For instance, the word "bandwidth" to mean time (as in "I don't have the bandwidth to work on that right now").

    Another thing is I've noticed many people confuse a forward slash (/) with backslash (\). I sometimes hear people mentioning a web site (even in radio/TV commercials) where the say "backslash" as part of the site address. Site addresses use forward slashes, not backslashes..
     
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  7. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 The Wizard next door................

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    When to me one doth say,
    "From my bed I could not stray!"
    Great annoyance I must feel,
    When follows not their bed at heel.
     
  8. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Most Honored Senior Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Or increasingly common, just "Right?"
     
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    PonyB Senior Stratmaster

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    Well done!!!
     
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    mfranzdorf Senior Stratmaster

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    This pertains to the printed word, but when people attempt to type “ definitely “ but it comes out “defiantly “.
    Spell check doesn’t catch it because, well, it isn’t a spelling error.
     
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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Nicely worded. Much to be said for water, barley, yeast, and hops.
     
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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Oh that is a bad one!
     
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    Antstrat Dr. Stratster

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    Country singers who when talking have no southern drawl at all yet they sing with a fake country drawl/twang. Garth Brooks, wood chipper.
     
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    Bob Spumoni Senior Stratmaster

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    You're just so like totally open-minded and everything! Have a good evening.
     
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    Ain’t that the truth Ruth.
     
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    CalicoSkies Most Honored Senior Member Gold Supporting Member

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    ..You just slip out the back, Jack.
    Make a new plan, Stan.
    You don't need to be coy, Roy.
    Just get yourself free.
    Hop on the bus, Gus.
    You don't need to discuss much.
    Just drop of the key, Lee.
    And get yourself free.
     
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    GhostJam47 Strat-Talker

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    Innit?
     
  18. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Annoying... my typing. :oops:

    Hopefully few notice, but I sometimes seem to leave out key words in a statement I'll make. Or apparently add words that do not belong.

    It is not intentional. I have a sort of backwards way of editing and proofreading before I hit Post Reply. It is getting worse. I'll go back later and see the errors, sometimes after someone may respond and quote. There is at least one here.

    I try to be a decent wordsmith. :)
     
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  19. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    I happen to love that bit of Brit speak. I'll throw that one in along with others here on occasion. Maybe I've watched too much BBC America and especially Top Gear (with Jezza, Slow and Hamster).

    I'll also use UK spellings just for fun; colour, theatre and aluminium, etcetera.
     
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    Eric_G Strat-O-Master

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    I use that a lot to point to peope that they just corrected me with a synonym of what I just said... for example...

    I would say something like: This was fast...

    Then the correct me with something like: It wasn't fat is was quick...

    I will then reply: Fast... quick... same difference...

    I hate people that insist of correcting others with 1/1000th of a shade of nuance... FPS, did they understand wha I meant ! Well then why do they feel the needs to correct me ?
     
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