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Language Pet Peeve
#1
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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#2
RE: Language Pet Peeve
To quote Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes, "Verbing weirds language."
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#3
RE: Language Pet Peeve
(February 12, 2017 at 8:36 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: 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

No worries.

Nullus Anxietas
Dying to live, living to die.
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RE: Language Pet Peeve
(February 12, 2017 at 8:39 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote:
(February 12, 2017 at 8:36 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: 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

No worries.

Nullus Anxietas

Don't praggle me, girl. I'll quang you proper. Angry

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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RE: Language Pet Peeve
(February 12, 2017 at 8:36 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: 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

Negative perspiration, brotha.

I don't mind verbing nouns. I like the fact that English is functional like that ... seriously.

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RE: Language Pet Peeve
(February 12, 2017 at 8:42 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(February 12, 2017 at 8:39 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: No worries.

Nullus Anxietas

Don't praggle me, girl.  I'll quang you proper.  Angry

Boru

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#7
RE: Language Pet Peeve
Afraid you have hit the nail on the head here with this topic, I am. Yes, hmmm
 The granting of a pardon is an imputation of guilt, and the acceptance a confession of it. 




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#8
RE: Language Pet Peeve
On the plus side, I've just run across a new acronym of which I highly approve: SCROTUS (So-Called Ruler Of The United States).

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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#9
RE: Language Pet Peeve
I'm aroused by that and I don't know why . . . . .
 The granting of a pardon is an imputation of guilt, and the acceptance a confession of it. 




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#10
RE: Language Pet Peeve
I do...

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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