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Old 12-07-2011, 03:39 PM   #281
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On Kijiji today someone is advertising an outdoor table with 'Rod Iron' legs.
Maybe it was this:

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Naah...that'd get 'em barred and Rebarred.
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I don't recall where: someone posting about "pledge of legions".
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Is it just me or does it seem like the talking heads and politicians on television are starting more and more sentences with the words "Look ..." or "Listen ..."?

I am starting to not like being told to Look or Listen.
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would this be better? lookie here....
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:47 PM   #286
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Is it just me or does it seem like the talking heads and politicians on television are starting more and more sentences with the words "Look ..." or "Listen ..."?

I am starting to not like being told to Look or Listen.
I've been hearing a lot of "ya know" lately. Especially from Hillary Clinton.
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"Narrative" is a new buzzword. Every political reporter has to use the word "narrative" at least once in every piece.
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Without reaading all of the posts where this might have been mentioned, I am very conscious of people starting every answer to a question with the word "well". It's hard not to do it myself but I am so aware of it that I start thinking about my response before the question is finished. That is bad because it signals that I am not a good listener. I try to just start the answer without using the word "well". Watch on TV. Even seasoned news reporters do this.

My sister-inlaw came up with a new one the other day. We all know what a "chest of drawers" is. She calls it "Chester" drawers. I asked her about it and she said she thought it was like the "Chesterfield" as the British call a sofa. She still has a language all her own. She still calls a chimney a "chimley" and a pillow, a "pillar". Another word she slays me with is "amalance" for ambulance. I know she got it from her dad who always used strange words like "sireen" for siren. A garden hose has always been a "hose pipe". Many others I can't think of right now.
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Speaking of funny stuff, lately I noted an awful lot of teenagers, college kids speak rudimentary German. Instead of saying yes, the use, the German version of yes, Ja (yaa is what it sounds like).
On the plus side "valley talk" has gone the way of Dodo.
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Subject: capitalization


From a Teacher -- short and to the point.

In the world of hi-tech gadgetry, I've noticed that more and more
people who send text messages and emails have long forgotten the art
of capital letters.

For those of you who fall into this category, please take note of the
following statement: "Capitalization is the difference between helping
your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse."

Is everybody clear on that?
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From a Teacher -- short and to the point.

In the world of hi-tech gadgetry, I've noticed that more and more
people who send text messages and emails have long forgotten the art
of capital letters.

For those of you who fall into this category, please take note of the
following statement: "Capitalization is the difference between helping
your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse."

Is everybody clear on that?
This teacher had better watch his back- he'll soon be out of a job and possibly in jail. Don't forget, this is America in 2012, not 1970.
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"Narrative" is a new buzzword. Every political reporter has to use the word "narrative" at least once in every piece.
It's part of the new narrative...
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It's part of the new narrative...

and of course it has to be " accessible "
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It's part of the new narrative...
Another word that seems to be popping up - 'optics'. Anyone else notice that?

I think they are using it instead of saying 'and this is how the event will be viewed', and just say ' the 'optics' of this event are.... '

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Another word that seems to be popping up - 'optics'. Anyone else notice that?

I think they are using it instead of saying 'and this is how the event will be viewed', and just say ' the 'optics' of this event are.... '

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ERD50, No, thankfully I have not. Thanks for the warning. I guess to be cool now you have to say "optics" instead of "spin".
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Another word that seems to be popping up - 'optics'. Anyone else notice that?

I think they are using it instead of saying 'and this is how the event will be viewed', and just say ' the 'optics' of this event are.... '

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This is the sort of crap being peddled in business school... Part of the new narrative.
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This is the sort of crap being peddled in business school... Part of the new narrative.
Is paddling obfuscation a new requirement for a Harvard MBA? Or was it always a core subject?
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Almost all of mine have been mentioned already, but here a couple of verbal things I haven't seen mentioned yet.
The always popular "nuke-u-ler"
Pronouncing the "t" in often. It rhymes with soften, folks.
Accent on the first syllable in "insurance"
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The latest buzzword around here lately is "pain".

"I know the confusion over the accounts has caused you pain. We are trying to minimize your pain by reworking all of your accounts, which is quite a painful endeavor".....etc.

In one e-mail, the word "pain" appeared 7 times!

I was in pain!
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Almost all of mine have been mentioned already, but here a couple of verbal things I haven't seen mentioned yet.
The always popular "nuke-u-ler"
Pronouncing the "t" in often. It rhymes with soften, folks.
Accent on the first syllable in "insurance"
I recall this from relatives in Maine back in the '50s.
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