Terms that drive you crazy

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Winnie Thomas, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

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    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    I was so drunk one night back in the blur that I threw my skivvies in the toilet and peed in the damper :)
     
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  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Redundancy, especially from TV news, where they say, "Bob Smith, he was arrested." Bob Smith and He are the same. No need to say it twice.

    Newscasters always say, "The White House said XXXX."
    NO! The White House is an inanimate object, a building . It's incapable of speech. Say the Administration instead, or name the person who uttered the likely nonsense.
     
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  3. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    anything from the worst, most irritating movie EVER made about a fat drunk dork. The worst being
    "the dude abides" oh maaah gawwwd I hate Jeff's character soo bad.

    cept for this scene, so great.
     
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  4. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Electromatic

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    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    An acquired taste, to be sure, but by midway through I couldn't help but laugh every time they said, "**** Donny!"
     
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  5. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Lol. Cmon man. Give credit where it is due. He was stoned too. But I totally get this perspective although I loved the movie.
     
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  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    That is an example of Metonymy, a collective figure of speech where something is identified by something else associated with it. Wall Street, the Pentagon, Capitol Hill are others.
     
  7. orphan

    orphan Electromatic

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    Aug 5, 2010
    MA
    "Minty" makes my skin crawl.
     
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  8. KreepyTeach

    KreepyTeach Electromatic

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    May 27, 2018
    Brooklyn, Ny
    Please don't "Pull the trigger" on a purchase, and don't refer to your instrument as an axe. You really gotta weaponize language because you're too insecure to say you wanted to go shopping?!?!
     
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  9. mitchvreed

    mitchvreed Newbie

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    Nov 15, 2013
    Kent, Ohio, USA
    "Tone for days" Especially in the late 80's it seemed every magazine ad had a kid who looked like he was in Slaughter telling us that whatever he used had TONE FOR DAYS
     
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  10. rocko

    rocko Newbie

    I had my Armstrong stolen in the early 70's. Was a great guitar
     
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  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    The misuse of certain words makes my skin crawl. The worst of these is debacle. It's not Dee-bock-ul. No other word ending in acle is pronounced like that.
    Spectacle, pinnacle, oracle, etc.
     
  12. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    New-Q-Ler ala the Bushes...
     
  13. YouFellowRebels

    YouFellowRebels Gretschie

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    Jun 17, 2020
    Minnesota
    I had one of the reissues and it was a lot of fun. Also very eye catching.
     
  14. Berington

    Berington Electromatic

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    Jan 6, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Great question! NONE! And a "jack" is NOT the cable between the guitar & the amp!!! OMG, it's a CABLE. A jack may be either input or output, because it's the same hardware at each end, defined only by its function. But the OUTPUT jack is on the guitar (or keyboard, whatever is sending a signal), and the INPUT, invariably is on the AMP, or whatever is receiving the signal.
     
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  15. Berington

    Berington Electromatic

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    Jan 6, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Naahh... for some reason, the term "axe" has been around a lot longer that that. Not sure where it comes from... anybody know? Perhaps that an axe is an instrument used to cut or shape something? I suppose a guitar could be construed as an instrument for cutting or shaping as well... tone or music. Can't say I use the term much myself, either, though.
     
  16. Berington

    Berington Electromatic

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    Jan 6, 2014
    Los Angeles
    HAA!
     
  17. Berington

    Berington Electromatic

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    Jan 6, 2014
    Los Angeles
    The problem with anyone under 30 (and I'm sure that varies widely!), is that you CAN'T see 'em! Their faces are buried in their phones! And "conversation?" People of ALL ages are losing the ability to talk face-to-face; they have to text or it "wasn't said!" Same with "experience." If you're not live-streaming or recording it, "it didn't happen." One positive effect of that is that when you're performing, you know you're doing ok when all the phones pop up and start recording your show! At least you know you're alive and it's happening. HA!
     
  18. Berington

    Berington Electromatic

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    Jan 6, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Well it depends on what "is" is.
     
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  19. Berington

    Berington Electromatic

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    Jan 6, 2014
    Los Angeles
    AYYY-MENNN!
     
  20. Berington

    Berington Electromatic

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    Jan 6, 2014
    Los Angeles
    And I'm sure we'd all thank you for that!
     
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