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Old 08-13-2019, 05:20 PM   #81
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So I had like this literally outrageous like totally bogus thing happen...
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So I had like this literally outrageous like totally bogus thing happen...
So, absolutely, man. Word, Awesome post. Irregardless or others, I don't disagree at all. Actually, it's far out. No problem, dude, as long as you're not trying to disrupt, reach out or lean in. If not, you're good - literally.True dat. And if so, my bad.
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:37 PM   #83
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So I had like this literally outrageous like totally bogus thing happen...
Wow. You like literally got 6 of my most awesome complaints about how some people talk
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So, absolutely, man. Word, Awesome post. Irregardless or others, I don't disagree at all. Actually, it's far out. No problem, dude, as long as you're not trying to disrupt, reach out or lean in. If not, you're good - literally.True dat. And if so, my bad.
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One of the best things that happened in retirement is to not have to listen to people in meetings trying to interject the phrase "lean in" every time they spoke. It appeared from nowhere - at least to me - about 5 years b4 retirement & drove me nuts after the 3rd instance in a week. I was nuts a lot. I have heard it once since I left.
Oh, I agree. My personal favorite is "reach out" instead of calling or contacting someone. Why use two words when one will do?
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I find the phrase "thank you for patiently waiting" quite annoying. It must be taught o phone reps, because I hear it no matter who I call. I can pretty much guarantee I wasn't patiently waiting.

That, and "gotcha". An old phrase that has reappeared in the millennial generation. No matter what information you pass along, the response is "gotcha". It works, but just the repetition makes it annoying.
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So, absolutely, man. Word, Awesome post. Irregardless or others, I don't disagree at all. Actually, it's far out. No problem, dude, as long as you're not trying to disrupt, reach out or lean in. If not, you're good - literally.True dat. And if so, my bad.


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I heard that saying “true dat” on the TV series The Wire, about the drug problems in Baltimore and the police trying to control it. I thought the series was very good, but that is where I heard “true dat”
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Verbs-as-nouns was infuriating to me the last few years prior to retirement. "What is the ask here?" "What is the solve for this problem?"

I had this cartoon up on my cubicle wall:
https://static01.nyt.com/images/2013...magArticle.jpg

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Talking around issues rather than about them.

Using the word premise when you are talking a building instead of premises.

I still hear these by people on TV trying to sound smart, but not so much in my real life now I don't w**k... Which "begs the question". OK, gotta stop now...
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My neighbor is a retired postal worker and says true dat. Sounds Jersey Shore to me when I hear it.

Millennials do say gotcha...a lot. And "I can see that". The millennial phrase that makes me crazy is "sounds about right". It just strikes me as dismissive or I hear what you said and I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and if I were to repeat myself to impress upon them that nothing I said should be doubted the response would be "I hear ya".
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What really bugs me is incorrect usage of "Myself".......people on the radio (or elsewhere) saying "Call myself at.....", etc.

Arrrgh!
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Oh, oh ... what about "Does that make sense?" after every statement.
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"Speaks to", as in "The article speaks to the issue of.... " No dude, the article doesn't speak to anything. And if it did speak, it would speak *about*, not *to*. Barf!!
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"if you will". Drives me nuts because it adds nothing, and people who use it usually say it often. Most of the time I mutter under my breath "and what if I won't?"
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:47 AM   #97
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Uh as a spacer in speech and conversation.

heh heh heh - So did 'so' replace it.
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:43 PM   #98
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:28 PM   #100
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I always hated “my bad”. It just sounds so flipped when a true apology is warranted. It’s like taking responsibility for something and blowing it off all in two words.
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