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Language Pet Peeve
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Language Pet Peeve
Firstly, this isn't about slang or dialect, and only barely about grammar. It's about using words stupidly.

This morning, a neighbour came to the door and asked me if I would help him load something into his car. I'm nothing if not helpful, so we walked over to his place. It turns out he had a cement birdbath he was giving to a friend. He had the car backed up to it with the boot open, all ready to go. As we were getting ready to load the basin part, he said, 'Be careful, this thing has some serious weight to it.' We got it up and in, and had to work it round so we could fit in the pedestal as well. While jockeying it about, he said, 'Good thing this boot has some serious space.' After we got both bits in, he thanked me and said, 'You helped me out of a serious jam.' Unable to keep me gob shut any longer, I said, 'Well, if you ever need help with a flippant jam, just call.'

Another peeve is people using nouns as verbs. I recently overheard someone say, 'We're going to weekend at Ripiro Beach.'

And while I'm at it, the correct response to 'Thank you' is 'You're welcome', not 'No problem'.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Language Pet Peeve - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - February 12, 2017 at 8:36 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Astreja - February 12, 2017 at 8:39 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by The Valkyrie - February 12, 2017 at 8:39 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - February 12, 2017 at 8:42 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by The Valkyrie - February 12, 2017 at 9:11 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Edwardo Piet - February 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Thumpalumpacus - February 12, 2017 at 9:04 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by vorlon13 - February 12, 2017 at 9:45 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - February 12, 2017 at 9:54 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by vorlon13 - February 12, 2017 at 9:55 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - February 12, 2017 at 9:56 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by ignoramus - February 12, 2017 at 9:59 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by c172 - February 12, 2017 at 10:43 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by ErGingerbreadMandude - February 12, 2017 at 10:48 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by ignoramus - February 12, 2017 at 10:50 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Alex K - February 13, 2017 at 11:20 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Whateverist - February 13, 2017 at 12:54 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Neo-Scholastic - February 13, 2017 at 1:35 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by I_am_not_mafia - February 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Whateverist - February 13, 2017 at 8:30 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Thumpalumpacus - February 13, 2017 at 9:39 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Drich - February 13, 2017 at 4:52 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - February 13, 2017 at 5:17 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Assimilate - February 13, 2017 at 8:14 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by c172 - February 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by ignoramus - February 13, 2017 at 9:32 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by The Valkyrie - February 15, 2017 at 3:12 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by HairyCyclist - February 14, 2017 at 5:44 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by downbeatplumb - February 14, 2017 at 5:47 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by ignoramus - February 14, 2017 at 5:50 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Neo-Scholastic - February 15, 2017 at 2:08 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by SteelCurtain - February 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Chas - February 15, 2017 at 6:08 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Cyberman - February 15, 2017 at 6:47 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Edwardo Piet - February 16, 2017 at 11:19 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by HairyCyclist - February 15, 2017 at 7:10 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Cyberman - February 15, 2017 at 7:14 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by The Valkyrie - February 15, 2017 at 7:42 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by ignoramus - February 15, 2017 at 7:47 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by The Valkyrie - February 15, 2017 at 7:48 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Rhondazvous - February 15, 2017 at 7:56 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Rhondazvous - February 15, 2017 at 7:47 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Cyberman - February 15, 2017 at 8:17 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by ignoramus - February 15, 2017 at 8:58 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Angrboda - February 15, 2017 at 10:28 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Seraphina - February 15, 2017 at 10:29 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Cyberman - February 15, 2017 at 10:35 pm
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Regina - February 16, 2017 at 12:39 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Cyberman - February 16, 2017 at 1:18 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by ignoramus - February 16, 2017 at 1:53 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Alex K - February 16, 2017 at 2:11 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by paulpablo - February 16, 2017 at 2:38 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Alex K - February 16, 2017 at 6:54 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by paulpablo - February 16, 2017 at 8:39 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by HairyCyclist - February 16, 2017 at 5:15 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Cyberman - February 16, 2017 at 6:39 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Alex K - February 16, 2017 at 6:56 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Cyberman - February 16, 2017 at 6:56 am
RE: Language Pet Peeve - by Cyberman - February 16, 2017 at 6:59 am

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