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Words you HATE
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The abuse of "first and foremost" is grating. Seriously, watch any debate with Hamza Tzortzis and take a drink each time he says it. I guarantee you'll be rolling drunk before you get halfway - even on water.

Oh, sorry Kent: "wahtah".
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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(September 20, 2015 at 8:45 am)Stimbo Wrote: The abuse of "first and foremost" is grating. Seriously, watch any debate with Hamza Tzortzis and take a drink each time he says it. I guarantee you'll be rolling drunk before you get halfway - even on water.

Oh, sorry Kent: "wahtah".

My boss uses "at the end of the day" so often it's like a verbal tic.  It drives me crazy.  And a drinking game based on it would result in certain death.
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The introductory "so" --

"What'd you do last night, Bill?"

"So, we went to the bar and ..."

So has no place in that sentence; it is a conjunction that expresses a causal relationship.

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Just in the last few years I've noticed the local news teams using the word "busted".

Really? Do they fail to realize how ignorant it sounds ?
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And when did the fucking language NAZIs quit enforcing "Me and the old lady" or "Me and my mom" instead of "whoever and I" ??

Jesus fucking Christ that grates on the nerves big time.
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(September 20, 2015 at 3:06 am)Esquilax Wrote:
(September 19, 2015 at 10:36 pm)Shining_Finger Wrote: Genius.
Anybody can be one, as long as they create knowledge and refrain from sharing it with other people.
Want to be a Genius in the 4th Century? Make the Scientific Method, don't share it with somebody.

So, if you want to be a genius, a good way to go about that is to develop a way of thinking previously unheard of to humanity that utterly revolutionizes human culture as a whole and influences the development of whole fields of study that could hardly have been imagined in ages past?

... Yes, I suspect that might be an effective way to demonstrate one's genius abilities. Tongue
Try reading further. 
Deeming from your ability to post on here, the only reason you aren't considered a genius is that you haven't put out the effort to do so. 
Even now Counting Cards is considered a Task that only Geniuses can do, despite the relative ease it is actually accomplished.
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(September 20, 2015 at 12:12 pm)Crossless1 Wrote: My boss uses "at the end of the day" so often it's like a verbal tic.  It drives me crazy.  And a drinking game based on it would result in certain death.

(September 20, 2015 at 1:09 pm)Parkers Tan Wrote: The introductory "so" --

"What'd you do last night, Bill?"

"So, we went to the bar and ..."

So has no place in that sentence; it is a conjunction that expresses a causal relationship.

Well, if we're going to start in on bashing particular idiosyncrasies of people, then I'll add a couple of my own irritations:

I had a coworker who would pepper sentences with the phrase "And that..." "I was talking to the mechanical contract and that..." "I was working in my yard and that..." "I signaled a lane change and that..." Drove me bonkers.

My sister also ends sentences with "so..." "The customers that come in are always doing that, so..." "I just got off the plane, so..." It makes it sound like she's never completing a thought or always has more to say.

I've often wondered what my own speech idiosyncrasies are. I'm a little more aware of my idiosyncrasies when I write then when I talk - when I write I tend toward pompousness and being long-winded, and I think I over use commas. (Not as badly as my sister does, though. I'm editing her grad school papers and she has the worst understanding of comma and semicolon usage I've ever seen!) Tongue
Teenaged X-Files obsession + Bermuda Triangle episode + Self-led school research project = Atheist.
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Yes Parkers! Starting with "So" has ruined TEDtalks for me.

Interviewer: What does this mean for the industry?

Presenter: (without fucking fail) So...

Crutch!
I can't remember where this verse is from, I think it got removed from canon:

"I don't hang around with mostly men because I'm gay. It's because men are better than women. Better trained, better equipped...better. Just better! I'm not gay."

For context, this is the previous verse:

"Hi Jesus" -robvalue
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Ever hear someone estimate an amount of something with "...a couple few..."? That's like, what, 6 at the minimum?
I can't remember where this verse is from, I think it got removed from canon:

"I don't hang around with mostly men because I'm gay. It's because men are better than women. Better trained, better equipped...better. Just better! I'm not gay."

For context, this is the previous verse:

"Hi Jesus" -robvalue
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