WORDS THAT BUG ME

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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby Fred in Skirts » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:55 pm

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Fred in Skirts wrote:Alright minding your P's and Q's is one thing but doing it on the PDQ is totally another. How many of you know what PDQ stands for :?: :lol:

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Either Pretty Darn Quick or Pretty D**n Quick, depending on your leaning towards swearing!

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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby crfriend » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:28 pm

Fred in Skirts wrote:How many of you know what PDQ stands for :?: :lol:

The first initials of Johann Sebastian Bach's last -- and least -- child (who also went on to become a "composer")!
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby Sinned » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:08 am

Carl, the "Four Yorkshiremen" sketch is considered a classic. Interestingly, as Ronnie Barker would have pointed out as he was a master of this type of sketch, the whole sketch wouldn't have worked had it been delivered in another accent. Just as the accent was key in his "Four Candles" sketch. Yorkshiremen are supposed to be, ahem, a bit tight with their money and come from a very working class part of the country. Combined with other aspects of the stereotypical Yorkshire character it makes the sketch rock.

In terms of credit card machines I understand that it stands for Process Data Quickly.
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby Kilted Musician » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:24 pm

Fred in Skirts wrote:
Kilted Musician wrote:
Fred in Skirts wrote:Alright minding your P's and Q's is one thing but doing it on the PDQ is totally another. How many of you know what PDQ stands for :?: :lol:

Hi Fred,
Either Pretty Darn Quick or Pretty D**n Quick, depending on your leaning towards swearing!

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Give the man a Blue Ribbon :!: :!: :!: :lol:

Thanks for the ribbon, Fred. I'll use it as trim on one of my skirts! :lol:
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby Big and Bashful » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:09 pm

I think the most annoying modern habit, along with staring every sentence by saying “So”, is the use of ur, u, m8 ppl etc. There is no shortage of letters, unless faffing about on twitter or if suffering limited texts, if I receive a text with any of these, or an emoji, I just ignore it. I have been known to reply and tell the sender to try using english, oh, smileys as well, what is wrong with words? Don’t they teach people how to communicate any more?

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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby dillon » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:10 am

Ray wrote:Blimey. Where do I start? Actually, it is phrases that bug me rather than words, but here are a few.

- Starting a sentence with "So"

- A possessive apostrophe where the word is plural (for example, kilt's)

- "Like" thrown into the middle of a sentence ("he was, like, really tall")

- Instead of saying "I agree", saying "100%"


I always felt that way about people who interject "you know" repeatedly in a conversation. When I hear more than a single "you know?" it says to me that the person speaking doesn't know. I am not exactly John Ciardi when it comes to the English language, but when all the richness of spoken and written word exists, it's a shame to be part of the segment of the world that insists on shrinking its vocabulary.
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby dillon » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:17 am

Uncle Al wrote:
moonshadow wrote:
beachlion wrote:Now the Americans can say they get more gallons of gas
in their tank than the British can put petrol in.

And why do we call it a gas anyway when it's a liquid?
Though I suppose when it's metered in an engine it's mostly a vapor.
But at any rate it would make more sense to just call it "fuel".

OK, "youngster", the word 'Gas' is used as the shortened form of 'Gasoline'.
I'm sure you know this, so, here's to a bit of leg pulling ;)
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I'm old enough to remember long-deceased old-timers who called all gasoline "White Flash", which, I am told, was a brand of gasoline long vanished from the market. For many years I thought the term was slang for illegally-made liquor, like "White Lightnin'." Perhaps because I once heard D. M. "Carbine" Williams' brother use the term. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug8p5pVsj9U
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby mishawakaskirt » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:30 pm

Words with the added word man.

Like:
Manbag
Manscaping
Manskirts
Manties
Man purse or murse
Manbun

You get the idea.
Women just take our stuff without asking or renaming it.

You never heard a woman say.
"I'm wearing my woman jeans" (they openly admit to wearing "boy friend" jeans)
Woman suit
Woman tie
Woman boxer shorts
Woman cowboy boots.

They just take it and unashamedly wear it without renaming it.
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby moonshadow » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:45 pm

^ This

mishawakaskirt wrote:You never heard a woman say.
"I'm wearing my woman jeans" (they openly admit to wearing "boy friend" jeans)
Woman suit
Woman tie
Woman boxer shorts
Woman cowboy boots.


In fact there is a type of womens underwear called something like "boy short panties" (I think... it's been a while since I've seen it) but they closely resemble men's briefs without the little cut in the middle.

Yes women are willing to proudly wear items made for THEM with "man" or "boy" in the name.

You will never hear me use words like "murse" or "manskirt". No... it's a purse and a skirt.

Men can be so insecure... not very "manly" if you ask me. Most men strike me as a bunch of pansies.
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby oldsalt1 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:08 pm

well I have to say that a lot of my dresses look nicer and fit better because in my old age I am developing a set of moobs. And the dresses also look nice with my mantyhose .
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby Richard_09 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:01 am

https://www.bustle.com/p/11-gross-sound ... ence-36115
Actually I like the word ''rural'' but the others are gross indeed :D
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby Sinned » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:11 am

While some of the associations aren't pleasant the words themselves don't perturb me. i can't see what all the fuss is about.
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby dillon » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:55 pm

Richard_09 wrote:https://www.bustle.com/p/11-gross-sounding-words-everyone-hates-to-hear-according-to-science-36115
Actually I like the word ''rural'' but the others are gross indeed :D

The only one that bothered me was "lugubrious" because I wasn't quite sure what it meant. It sounded like an adjective for expelled "phlegm." Like in "Forgive me, but I just sneezed a rather lugubrious deposit on the back of your shirt." Plus, as Will Rogers famously attested of the concept of technocracy, "Nothin' you can't spell will ever work."
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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby Fred in Skirts » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:04 pm

The word that "bugs" me the most is....

"Mosquito"

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Re: WORDS THAT BUG ME

Postby dillon » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:14 am

Speaking of bugs, certain euphemisms for bugs bother me, especially for cockroaches. And here I'm speaking of the huge mahogany-colored American cockroach, which may be over an inch and a half long, and not the little brown German cockroach that you northerners know. In the southern coastal region some North Carolinians call them "water bugs" and South Carolinians call them "palmetto bugs." They are neither. They are fu--in' COCKROACHES! The best thing about the American roaches is that they move slow, and when you whack one with a flip-flop, the guts tend to remain inside the bug. The little German roaches, however, always make a gooey mess, and are darn-near impossible to hit with anything. BTW, the reason roaches can evade being smushed are the nearly invisible, hair-like cilia that cover their exoskeletons. When an object, like a shoe, is hurtling toward them, the hair-like cilia detect the direction of the air currents generated by the attempted swat, and the bug flees away from the moving air. That's why a dust-buster is the perfect cockroach capture tool. They will run right into one.
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