Things to stop saying in 2019

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Alberta_Slim, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    I worked for a Canadian company for years and they spelled fiber "fibre" as in "optical fibre". I'm in such a habit of it that I have trained my computer to leave me alone. Everyone needs some colour in their day.
     
  2. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    I'm so busted...
     
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  3. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Ah, you mean CTHULHU

    Can’t Think How U Laugh Hard Underwater. You know, that old saying.
     
  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Stop overpronouncing words. It's Ih-talian, not EYE-talian. Ih-ran, not EYE-ran. We don't say EYE-ndiana.
    Rees-ez not Rees-eez. It's miss-ill, not miss-EYE-L. Living in Indiana, I'm subjected daily to Hoosierisms---horrid mispronunciations of simple words. Wash comes out as warsh. Pee-ru instead of Peru. French Lick ain't what it sounds like, either.

    I went to parochial school. In a town full of Polskis, right after WWII, folks didn't want their kids to sound like immigrants. Needless to say, the penguins stressed proper pronunciation.
     
  5. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
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    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Eye say Eye-ndiana .....
    :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  6. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

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    Sep 15, 2018
    Argyll
    RE-IMAGINED in films and suchlike really annoys me and it goes deeper than merely the use of language.
    There is a film that was released a short time ago about Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth the first. A history lesson? Well, not quite as the casting is not accurate to the period, the actual historical facts have been modified for effect, plenty of sex has been added to 'spice' it up. Anyone who watches that movie and doesn't know their British history will be left with a load of rubbish in place of the truth.

    How can you re-imagine history? To me it feels a bit like book burning because the books don't fit what you want the world to be like.
     
  7. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

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    Jun 15, 2010
    Mississippi
    Well I was asleep in spelin schol !
     
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  8. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Also when NHL commentators use the word cute sarcastically to explain a players actions
     
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  9. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I can only imagine German corporate jargon. Ey, Herr Loudnlousy, Außerhalbdeskastensdenken!

    Yes, that if fake German that I made up.
     
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  10. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I love saying “It is what it is”.
    One of my favorite sayings, and I’ll never stop!
     
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  11. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

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    Argyll
    I must admit that I have learned an awful lot about language and spelling in recent years that never occurred to me or that I was never taught in the past. Like why words, with similar spellings, can have different pronunciations. It is fascinating to discover that many of these words display their history and origins in their spelling and their pronunciation is dictated by the collection of letters.

    Sure it's easy to spell the word Colour without the 'U' but, without the 'U' the spelling no longer exactly describes the way the word should be pronounced.

    Centre/center, Fibre/Fiber - 're' accurately describes the intended sound of the word ending where 'er' doesn't.
     
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  12. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I roll my eyes hard when people say Reesies Piecies.
    It’s Reese’s Pieces.
    As in: his name is Reese and these are his pieces.
     
  13. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

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    Argyll
    I can't say I fancy sampling Reese's Piece's :confused:
     
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  14. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Your missing out, they’re delicious!
     
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  15. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

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    Argyll
    Does Mr Reese not object to you eating pieces of him?

    Of all the American 'candy' I have tried the one that stands out as truly inspired is the Butterfingers bar. Hard to find in the UK but excellent mixture of textures and flavours.
     
  16. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Age:
    55
    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Oh let's jam. We have much in common.

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  17. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Age:
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    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    The U remains, as that is the proper spelling.

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  18. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Age:
    55
    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Also when they say 'difference maker'. As in, "on that last play, Marner was the difference maker"... morons...

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    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
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  19. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Sports lingo is the worst.

    "That's a golf shot." (Of course, we're playing golf.)

    "Give 110%." (Impossible.)

    Brian Regan has a great bit about "must win games " and other sports cliches.

     
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  20. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Is that the Joisey pronunciation?
     
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