Words and phrases to retire

LayZ

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Jun 9, 1999
1,857
NJ. US
I use #5 all the time. If you where working with the people I work with, you would understand LOL.
Heck sometimes I use them both in the same sentance!

The other day a kid said something so crazy i replied," Seriously!? you really thought that was a good idea? Really?? Honestly? your not joking? Seriously your joking right?"
 

ColdBastrd

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Jul 9, 2002
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cali cruzer said:
My bad - I HATE when people say that.
I so hate this one. When did this become a thing? Just say sorry or I messed up. "My bad" just makes it sound like you can't formulate a sentence correctly.

Knuckle Dragger said:
Mod, modded or modding. Use the whole word and sound like an adult. ;)
There are so many of these it's out of control. "Merch" instead of merchandise, "hood" instead of neighborhood, "mo" instead of moment (as in "give me a mo"), "vaca" instead of vacation (that one really annoys me), "vocab" instead of vocabulary. I could go on and on. It must have to do with the way people shorten things for texting and emails and it just seeps into all aspects of speech.

My sister really annoys me with her texting. She'll use U instead of you, 2 instead of to, C instead of see, and R instead of are. And I'll write her back saying, you are 47 years old, stop texting like you're 13 !
 

dirtmod08

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Jan 17, 2007
1,953
Central Illinois
ColdBastrd said:
I so hate this one. When did this become a thing? Just say sorry or I messed up. "My bad" just makes it sound like you can't formulate a sentence correctly.
I hate this one too, it makes you sound like you're an insincere A-Hole.
 

bracketracer-78

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Sep 5, 2003
777
Stevens, PA USA
At the end of a sentence and instead of putting a period on it they end it with "as well". Every time I hear "as well" I just want to punch someone in the teeth. Also "you know".
 

81BirdMan

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Jan 31, 2004
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Cammed.

Browsing craigslist today, saw someone use the term geared in regards to the differential. No ratio mentioned, just 'geared rear end'. :rolleyes:
 

dcozzi

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May 1, 2002
4,490
Phoenix, AZ
"Cray Cray" - Retarded, especially when a middle aged man says it.

"Chive On" - You're an idiot so take the sticker off your car.

Any internet or text speak. - We have an English language that is more than adequate for self expression. People are not only lazy but, also illiterate so they revert to this form of self expression.

Anything Snoop Dog says. This is self explanatory.

"Unacceptable" - People who think they are important enough to judge what is acceptable or not are plain ignorant and self absorbed.

Yeah, I'm a bit bitter.

I'll throw one in for Mary and me both........"Stance". I'm not sure a machine has a stance on anything.
 

ol' grouch

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Jul 4, 2013
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Evansville, In.
ColdBastrd said:
There are so many of these it's out of control. "Merch" instead of merchandise, "hood" instead of neighborhood, "mo" instead of moment (as in "give me a mo"), "vaca" instead of vacation (that one really annoys me), "vocab" instead of vocabulary. I could go on and on. It must have to do with the way people shorten things for texting and emails and it just seeps into all aspects of speech.

My sister really annoys me with her texting. She'll use U instead of you, 2 instead of to, C instead of see, and R instead of are. And I'll write her back saying, you are 47 years old, stop texting like you're 13 !


Actually, shortening words is big in California. Guess where the networks have their offices? Guess where the advertising writers who work have their offices. I worked in advertising a LONG time ago and one rule was, don't talk down to your customers and don't use slang they may not understand. There was a Nissan commercial once that I couldn't make out half of what they were saying.

I have money. I want to buy your product. I can't understand what you're saying so I'll go to your competitor.
 




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