Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

hollisx4

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I'm certainly not qualified to critique others speech, but this uneducated redneck cringes when I see or hear my MBA thumping co-workers misusing the words lose and loose, and also when an update is needed on a project our team is working on and someone asks for advice instead of saying something like "please advise on status".
 

Tide1986

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You are correct, in the past I have done everything I can to stay away from that part of Georgia which was difficult when driving from Alabama to South Carolina.
My wife and I made the Spartanburg-to-Birmingham-to-Tuscaloosa-and-back-again drive for 2 years in the early 90's when I worked for a major manufacturer based in Spartanburg. We chose to take I-20 to I-85 and avoid I-285 because I-285 was a disaster route even back then.
 

DzynKingRTR

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I am sure I-285 is worse now than it was back in the 80' and 90's when if you drove between 75-80 mph you were creeping along.
I knew somebody in college that actually got a speeding ticket on 285. All of us were shocked and couldn't help but wonder just how fast was she going. She never told us, But my guess was 100+.
 

Crimson1967

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Someone mentioned your and you're. I can't do a link due to language, but go to YouTube and do a search for you're vs. your.

The language is fairly mild, but wanted to be careful.


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JF3

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Jul 16, 2004
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I do not like the phrase, "I need to reach out to him/her/them".
No... If they are within arm's reach of you, just talk to them.
If they are not within arm's reach of you; Just call, text, mail a letter, or send an e-mail to them.
 

cbi1972

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when an update is needed on a project our team is working on and someone asks for advice instead of saying something like "please advise on status".
Personally, I don't really like the use of 'advise' as 'notify' or 'inform'

I prefer the use of 'advise' as 'recommend'
 
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GrayTide

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I do not like the phrase, "I need to reach out to him/her/them".
No... If they are within arm's reach of you, just talk to them.
If they are not within arm's reach of you; Just call, text, mail a letter, or send an e-mail to them.
Yeah, that is a bad one.
 

cbi1972

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my wife loves it when i tell her, "yes you are nauseous" ;)
or noxious :D


The #1 definition on Google refers to the affected person, not the nauseating agent....

1.
affected with nausea; inclined to vomit.
"a rancid, cloying odor that made him nauseous"
synonyms: sick, nauseated, queasy, bilious, green around the gills, ill, unwell; More
seasick, carsick, airsick, travel-sick;
informal barfy;
rare qualmish
"the food made her feel nauseous"
2.
causing nausea; offensive to the taste or smell.
"the smell was nauseous"


Informal barfy

haha
 
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hollisx4

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Personally, I don't really like the use of 'advise' as 'notify' or 'inform' I prefer the use of 'advise' as 'recommend'
Understood, however Google dictionary says:

inform (someone) about a fact or situation, typically in a formal or official way.
[COLOR=#878787 !important]"you will be advised of the requirements"[/COLOR]
synonyms:inform of, notify about/of, give notice of, apprise of, warn of, forewarn of; acquaint with, make familiar with, keep posted about, update about/on;
informalfill in on
"you will be advised of the requirements"



 

tusks_n_raider

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When I say: "Thank you." ---- and get the reply: "No problem."

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LOL...I'm guilty of this one. I just feel weird saying 'your welcome'. I guess it's because when I do anything nice for someone I'm not doing it for recognition. It feels more modest to just say that it's no big deal to be nice....hence the 'No problem'.
 

tusks_n_raider

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I'm usually not bothered by verbal misuse of the english language. But one exception is how really strong southern accents can mangle certain words and specifically contractions. The biggest example would be 'Cain't'. I can not stand it, I cannot stand it, and I can't stand it. 'Cain't' is NOT a word!!!