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

bama579

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. . listening to Bham sportstalk radio Friday, heard a spot for an auto dealer near Riverchase, it included the phrase " . .he should have went to Riverchase (Auto dealer) . . "

Not a live tag, but part of the ad. My, my... even the agencies and copy writers - supposedly professional wordsmiths- can't speak the language correctly.
 

Bazza

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. . listening to Bham sportstalk radio Friday, heard a spot for an auto dealer near Riverchase, it included the phrase " . .he should have went to Riverchase (Auto dealer) . . "

Not a live tag, but part of the ad. My, my... even the agencies and copy writers - supposedly professional wordsmiths- can't speak the language correctly.
T.N.N. :rolleyes:
 

DzynKingRTR

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IMO or IMHO. This doesn't bother me too much but when I see this I always think "Duh. You are on a message board and just gave a point that is not fact. We already know it is your opinion. You do not need to add that."
 

GrayTide

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IMO or IMHO. This doesn't bother me too much but when I see this I always think "Duh. You are on a message board and just gave a point that is not fact. We already know it is your opinion. You do not need to add that."
I agree with this and, will try to refrain from this in future posts. While we are on this I wish people who use abbreviated words would every once in a while explain what they mean. Or maybe someone would pin a thread so others can search for its meaning to avoid asking what these type abbreviations mean. WDYT(what do you think)?
 

Bamabuzzard

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I agree with this and, will try to refrain from this in future posts. While we are on this I wish people who use abbreviated words would every once in a while explain what they mean. Or maybe someone would pin a thread so others can search for its meaning to avoid asking what these type abbreviations mean. WDYT(what do you think)?
AMEN from the back row!!! LOL! My wife and I ran into this during baseball season with my oldest son's coach. He's in his early 30's and he communicates information to us through a group text. But the problem is half of his messages are abbreviations and my wife and I have no idea what most of them mean. I guess the younger folks communicate like this and all of these abbreviations are common language to them. It's not to us old folks pushing middle 40's.
 

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— Quick question....
— Inserting “Right?” into every sentence. Which took the place of another crotchet...
— Inserting “You know” into every sentence, often multiple times.
— value-add
— “effort” used as a verb
— “impact” used as a verb
— “up” used as a verb
— “would have” used as a substitute for “had”. As in, “If the kicker would have made the kick, we would have won. In the name of all that is holy, it’s, “If the kicker had made the kick, we would have won.”
— even worse, using “would of” in the same way.
— strength pronounced “strinth”
— length pronounced “linth”
— accessory pronounced “assessory”
 
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Bamabuzzard

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— Quick question....
— Inserting “Right?” into every sentence. Which took the place of another crotchet...
— Inserting “You know” into every sentence, often multiple times.
— value-add
— “effort” used as a verb
— “impact” used as a verb
— “up” used as a verb
— “would have” used as a substitute for “had”. As in, “If the kicker would have made the kick, we would have won. In the name of all that is holy, it’s, “If the kicker had made the kick, we would have won.”
— even worse, using “would of” in the same way.
— strength pronounced “strinth”
— length pronounced “linth”
— accessory pronounced “assessory”
My mother in law is a retired grammar teacher of 30+ years. She said it is a blessing and a curse. When she is talking with someone (in just casual conversation) she said she has to force herself not to focus on their grammar. But rather what they are saying.
 

Its On A Slab

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— Quick question....
— Inserting “Right?” into every sentence. Which took the place of another crotchet...
— Inserting “You know” into every sentence, often multiple times.
— value-add
— “effort” used as a verb
— “impact” used as a verb
— “up” used as a verb
— “would have” used as a substitute for “had”. As in, “If the kicker would have made the kick, we would have won. In the name of all that is holy, it’s, “If the kicker had made the kick, we would have won.”
— even worse, using “would of” in the same way.
— strength pronounced “strinth”
— length pronounced “linth”
— accessory pronounced “assessory”
* Agree on "Right?"........but it has to have the 20-something tinge of "Righ-eet?"

* The low-hanging fruit (not sure if they mean my truck nutz)

* At the end of the day...

* It is what it is....

* Acrosst...."I live acrosst Giles Boulevard from the Texaco"

* Literally......interchangeable with "figuratively", even if to the point of being redundant, and used constantly in conversation to the point of me yelling STFU.
 

NationalTitles17

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* Agree on "Right?"........but it has to have the 20-something tinge of "Righ-eet?"

* The low-hanging fruit (not sure if they mean my truck nutz)

* At the end of the day...

* It is what it is....

* Acrosst...."I live acrosst Giles Boulevard from the Texaco"

* Literally......interchangeable with "figuratively", even if to the point of being redundant, and used constantly in conversation to the point of me yelling STFU.
It is what it is, right? At the end of the day it is literally about the low-hanging fruit acrosst from us - literally.
 

Bamabuzzard

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* Agree on "Right?"........but it has to have the 20-something tinge of "Righ-eet?"

* The low-hanging fruit (not sure if they mean my truck nutz)

* At the end of the day...

* It is what it is....

* Acrosst...."I live acrosst Giles Boulevard from the Texaco"

* Literally......interchangeable with "figuratively", even if to the point of being redundant, and used constantly in conversation to the point of me yelling STFU.
Hey, watchyomouf! My grandmother and many other distinguished suthun grandmother's ended many of word with the sst. "Once-sst, twigh-sst, three times a lady!!!"
 
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GrayTide

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Like used in every sentence. "Like, that was no way to treat someone."
Synergy
I've got your back. Slightly worse than "at the end of the day"
Boom. When auburn scores, boom KJ
 

day-day

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Vocal Fry

A lot of young females but also other men and women as well. I work with a guy who does this constantly when talking business. Watch some of the fixer upper shows on TV; most of the women will have conversations with one voice but discuss features or technical aspects using vocal fry.
 

UAH

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As we are on a sports board

Using the term "a product of" to describe a young man's hometown or high school. I was under the mistaken impression that we were referring to human beings.

A "real stud". How outdated and demeaning a term is this?
 

UAH

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Vocal Fry

A lot of young females but also other men and women as well. I work with a guy who does this constantly when talking business. Watch some of the fixer upper shows on TV; most of the women will have conversations with one voice but discuss features or technical aspects using vocal fry.
That is taken a whole step farther when we look at the speech and mannerisms of West Point grads versus all others. The speech patterns of General Officers are so incredibly similar and have such an affectation as to provide a caricature of themselves. Thanks for the introduction of a new, to me, term.

BTW that appears to apply to many of the CEO's I have met. Not the great ones, the competent ones but the ones who have risen way beyond their competency level.
 
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Its On A Slab

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Vocal Fry

A lot of young females but also other men and women as well. I work with a guy who does this constantly when talking business. Watch some of the fixer upper shows on TV; most of the women will have conversations with one voice but discuss features or technical aspects using vocal fry.
Weird. And I didn't even know there was a term for it until i heard it discussed on public radio. I just knew that I hated the sound, and how much of an affectation it was.
 

DzynKingRTR

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Vocal Fry

A lot of young females but also other men and women as well. I work with a guy who does this constantly when talking business. Watch some of the fixer upper shows on TV; most of the women will have conversations with one voice but discuss features or technical aspects using vocal fry.
I don't do this but everyone tells me my southern accent disappears when I am on the phone. I also do it when talking to certain people.
 

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