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Re: Pet peeves
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Reply to: #934875 by DebBee
Sep 15, 2016 8:19am
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We always round to the nearest dollar, with the tip closest to 20%. My pet peeve is the new tabletop payment devices with the automatic tip calculator. I am capable of calculating percentages, and I refuse to tip the added tax. I realized the machine is programmed to include the tax before the tip is calculated when I used the tip slider bar. Sneaky B's.
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Reply to: #934817 by Topcollector
Sep 15, 2016 1:10pm
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Irregardless. Not word.

In regards to. In *regard* to.

Salmon pronounced with the L not being silent. I corrected a co-worker once because it really makes someone sound ignorant and her response was "You're in the south now and that's how we say it." *smacks forehead* So I sent her a link to Webster's with the sound bite and told her to make sure to have her speakers on. She never said the word around me again.

People not using their fleebing signal lights.

People that run into you because they are too busy looking at their phone.

The 37th and 38th floors of my building. Those jerks will get on the elevator and pack in as many people as they can. Once a lady in front of me backed up so close that her hair was up against my face. ENOUGH! So the majority of the time, I'll use a different elevator bank and go up an additional floor and take the internal stairs so I don't have to deal with them.
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Reply to: #934968 by thndrkttn
Sep 15, 2016 1:27pm
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Check another dictionary on salmon. I was raised with the silent l, but salm-on is absolutely acceptable.
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Reply to: #934938 by Rocklun
Sep 15, 2016 1:39pm
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One of my coworkers--with an English degree from a prestigious university--always says "it's a mute point." Everyone he's talking to just kinda looks down at their notepads. I've tried to use "moot" in conversations with him, but he doesn't pick up on it.

Being he has such an impressive English degree maybe it's his own insider tongue-in-cheek way of saying, shut up. Perhaps, he really means "it's a mute (unspeakable) point" rather than "it's a moot point" which has different meanings depending on whether "moot" is used as a noun, verb or an adjective. Next time if the occasion arises why not beat him to the punch when the conversation goes down a rabbit trail and say, "It's both a mute and a moot point" and see if it generates some "Yakking It Up" laughter.
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Reply to: #934970 by Frenchie
Sep 15, 2016 2:05pm
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maybe it's his own insider tongue-in-cheek way of saying, shut up. Perhaps, he really means "it's a mute (unspeakable) point" rather than "it's a moot point"

And sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. This is one of those cases.
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Reply to: #934955 by speedsquare
Sep 15, 2016 4:17pm
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We don't have sales tax in Oregon, so I don't have to worry about that.

My hairdresser owns her own salon and I buy products from her. When she would run my debit card and then ask if I wanted to tip, I always tipped only on the haircut. I'm not going to tip on $40 of hair products.

KuKu
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Reply to: #934968 by thndrkttn
Sep 15, 2016 4:58pm
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People not using their fleebing signal lights.

I just know you meant to say blinkers and just forgot, the sound being their most important function, after all. OH, oh! You reminded me about the directionally impaired: right-hand side (as opposed to the left-foot side), backwards (no s required), forwards (same). So many peeves, so little time. I know these are finesse things, but while we're on the subject. . .
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Reply to: #934938 by Rocklun
Sep 15, 2016 5:04pm
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My friend once invented a game, similar in style to "bullshit bingo." You track egregious misuse of vocabulary, like the one you offer, and the more ridiculous, the greater the cachet. The only other rule was that they had to be oblivious that they were using the word incorrectly. She said you got more points the higher up the chain of command they were. She called them smugability points. Made meetings so much more interesting. And smuggley.
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Reply to: #934817 by Topcollector
Sep 15, 2016 5:43pm
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I think some of you would enjoy this book. It describes a real-life quest to find and fix typos, grammar problems, etc. on a trip across the U.S.
Gas shortage in the south on the way?
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Sep 15, 2016 7:13pm
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Re: Gas shortage in the south on the way?
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Reply to: #934992 by crosscresent
Sep 16, 2016 7:04am
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I didn't even know we had a pipeline there!
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Reply to: #934989 by Rocklun
Sep 16, 2016 8:13am
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Re: Pet peeves
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Reply to: #934882 by photopam
Sep 16, 2016 9:17am
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Badly
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Reply to: #934992 by crosscresent
Sep 16, 2016 9:37am
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Oh no, up go the gas prices!
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Reply to: #934992 by crosscresent
Sep 16, 2016 12:52pm
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Stopped at the station today and they were out of certain grades. Supplier issues it said. This is in KY.
Re: Pet peeves
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Reply to: #934912 by Klaatu
Sep 16, 2016 4:37pm
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When did "way" become an acceptable substitution for "far" as in, "There are way to many grammar errors written and spoken by professional writers and speakers?"
I hear and see it in commercials and news on the radio, TV and newspapers.

That would be one of my pet peeves.....the incorrect uses of the words "to" and "too".

Had to do it.

Klaatu barada nikto
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Reply to: #934882 by photopam
Sep 16, 2016 4:40pm
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The Alot is an imaginary creature that I made up to help me deal with my compulsive need to correct other people's grammar. It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug, and it has provided hours of entertainment for me in a situation where I'd normally be left feeling angry and disillusioned with the world.

deniserows
alot
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Reply to: #934969 by zoemomma
Sep 16, 2016 4:50pm
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As an Alaskan who fishes, we never say the word sal-mon or sa mon or salmon. We refer to the genus Salmon by colloquial nouns that identify the species: Silvers, Pinks, Reds, Dogs, Chum, Humpies etc.

deniserows
with a sharp filet knife at the ready
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Reply to: #935032 by MissMoon
Sep 17, 2016 5:03am
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I can't seem to find 'gonna', 'wanna', doya', 'cuz', havta' and other words in my dictionary. I guess
I betta buy a new one, huh? Anyone else have dasame problem?
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Reply to: #935032 by MissMoon
Sep 17, 2016 5:05am
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Oh, and what about 'Donald Trump HE did such and such {substitute any name}}.
I better leave now or I won't get any boxing in today.
Re: Gas shortage in the south on the way?
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Reply to: #934992 by crosscresent
Sep 17, 2016 5:37am
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We found out about it the day before it made breaking news. Just because we know somebody that works in the gasoline field. A whole week went by since this spill was originally found. Even he had just found out because they were trying to keep it on the down low. Thankfully I have a full tank of gasoline. But all of the gas stations on our street are out. I do live about a mile from the interstate so they would probably be the first to run out.
Re: Grad announcements
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Reply to: #934617 by Crazyolis
Sep 17, 2016 8:33am
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My dd graduated last June; and the whole process seemed like a money grab!
I mean, just to get a "senior portrait" into the yearbook cost $40. Of course, we were allowed to spend hundreds more if we wanted copies...
We had to pay for the outfit, but she couldn't decorate her hat or she wouldn't be allowed to walk. Seriously!?
And the announcements etc...wow.

We had to skip those. I emailed everyone to let them know. It was interesting to see which branches of the family felt that no announcement meant no acknowledgement. And I was surprised that one branch made an extreme effort to get out here to go to the ceremony.

I'm with you...high school grad is exciting and all, but college is the big accomplishment. Though I'm still not spending tuition or wedding type money on the party...
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Reply to: #935036 by Sagacorn
Sep 17, 2016 11:44am
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I can't seem to find 'gonna', 'wanna', doya', 'cuz', havta' and other words in my dictionary. I guess
I betta buy a new one, huh? Anyone else have dasame problem?

That's very 'inneresting'. lol

I hate it when politicians change their speech patterns and grammar for each audience in different parts of the country.
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Reply to: #935033 by deniserows
Sep 17, 2016 10:15pm
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Re: Grad announcements
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Reply to: #935042 by Uncorny Acorns
Sep 18, 2016 6:42am
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We had to pay for the outfit, but she couldn't decorate her hat or she wouldn't be allowed to walk. Seriously!?

When did decorating the caps become such a thing? We didn't do that when I graduated a whole lot of years ago! Now these kids have cap decorating parties....they are super fancy and done up! Glitter, puffy paint, sparkles...you name it. They have their sport team logo, their name, best friends, college, whatever they can fit on it.

I imagine we will do some sort of party, but food will be an issue. For one party I throw, I would like to not be in the kitchen the whole time, however that usually means getting it catered! Cha ching!!! We went to one over the summer that had Wegmans (the best grocery store) do all the food, sandwich trays, fruits, etc...it was fabulous! They did a great job. Probably still a few hundred, but way less than a caterer!
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Reply to: #935061 by Crazyolis
Sep 18, 2016 10:49am
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When did decorating the caps become such a thing? We didn't do that when I graduated a whole lot of years ago! Now these kids have cap decorating parties....they are super fancy and done up!

Probably the same day "graduating" from Pre-K (yes, I'm serious) became a thing, complete with mini-caps and gowns, and then Kindergarten "graduation," became a thing, complete with mini-caps and gowns, a ceremony and reception with refreshments. And what kind of a bad mommy would you be if you weren't down for that?
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Reply to: #935061 by Crazyolis
Sep 18, 2016 11:46am
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I remember cap decorating...It had to be relatively flat so only noticeable from behind or above. But kids did cute stuff like putting the initials of their future college on there.

I guess it got out of hand?

We only did a small party, so catering wasn't a big issue, but we splurged on "real" gluten free pizza. We had some cake concerns, because dd wanted it to be her day and she is gluten free/dairy free for medical reasons, and my mom was certain the entire day would be a flop without a real cake. But no one missed it! We had a few sweet nibbles and a gorgeous fruit platter; people were taking cookies home because they'd filled up on fruit. (Lots of munchies from Costco. Easy to get out on the table, easy to eat while wandering...)

Uncorny
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Reply to: #935061 by Crazyolis
Sep 18, 2016 1:46pm
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When did decorating the caps become such a thing? We didn't do that when I graduated a whole lot of years ago! Now these kids have cap decorating parties....they are super fancy and done up! Glitter, puffy paint, sparkles...you name it. They have their sport team logo, their name, best friends, college, whatever they can fit on it.

Well, my son's HS graduating class was over 700 students, and his college graduation was held in the basketball arena with us sitting quite far away, so a decorated cap is one way you can actually find your kid.
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Reply to: #935032 by MissMoon
Sep 19, 2016 2:52am
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Thank you for reminding me of an information tidbit I learned a while ago.
There is only one way to write this sentence correctly.
"There are three ways to write the word to."
Gregg's shorthand uses the same symbol for to, too and two.
K.
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Reply to: #935097 by Klaatu
Sep 19, 2016 7:10am
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Gregg's shorthand uses the same symbol for to, too and two.

Interesting. I always think of 'two' as having nothing to do with 'to' and 'too' because it is a number.

I am a compulsive googler.....I guess that's a word now....auto correct is ignoring it.

In light of the general discussion....:)

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/the-58-most-commonly-misused-words-and-phrases-a6754551.html

Turns out........• Irregardless is not a word but a portmanteau of regardlessand irrespective. [Note: Pinker acknowledges that certain schools of thought regard "irregardless" as simply non-standard, but he insists it should not even be granted that.]

Portmanteau huh? Who knew?

MM.....head spinning