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Re: Words/phrases I wish would go away
« Reply #200 on: September 11, 2017, 02:16:13 PM »
I also hate when I can hear the "t" in often.

Wait, really? Isn't that just how you say it?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/correct-pronunciation-of-often

Maybe it has something to do with English not being my first language. (Or even second, if a language I forgot counts)

Not really something I can change at this point. "Offen" just sounds...wrong.

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« Reply #201 on: September 11, 2017, 02:32:11 PM »
"Where's it at?" instead of "Where is it?" Why add an extraneous word AND force the sentence to end with a preposition? My guess is that people start by using the contraction "where's" and then the sentence seems weird if they just end it with "it," so they tack on an extra word. I have a friend who likes to answer, "Behind the at."

(No, I don't think the preposition thing should be a hard and fast rule. I'm familiar with Winston Churchill's "That is a stupid rule, up with which I shall not put," but why re-create a perfectly good sentence to break a rule?!)

Also, +1 for unique being a word that is not modifiable. Something either is or is not unique.

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« Reply #202 on: September 11, 2017, 03:32:46 PM »
I'm sick of stupid-ass internet abbreviations:

DH
DW
DS
DD

But for some reason, I'm totally okay with FIL and MIL. I think it's the "Dear" part of the previous list that really bugs me.

Also sick of "hella."

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« Reply #203 on: September 11, 2017, 08:58:45 PM »
I'm sick of stupid-ass internet abbreviations:

DH
DW
DS
DD

But for some reason, I'm totally okay with FIL and MIL. I think it's the "Dear" part of the previous list that really bugs me.

Also sick of "hella."

Yes!

I never use DH, but do use FiL, MiL, BiL.

How do you feel about SO? I don't object to it as strongly as DH/DH, but still think that partner suffices.

(Are we about to be blacklisted by darling militants?)

Oh, I also object to the premature promotion a boyfriend/girlfriend to 'partner'.

You're 22, not living together and you've been dating for five weeks!

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« Reply #204 on: September 12, 2017, 07:44:48 AM »
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I get why some folks might be bothered by this, but in my line of work we eat, drink, and breath acronyms.  Some of them are so similar that sometimes they need to have something to distinguish them.  I have a personal beef with this as well. I met a colonel in Iraq a couple years ago who decided to be a jerk about this. I asked her "We need to [coordinate some military stuff] our ABCS systems (Army Battle Command Systems)."  She then lectured me for five minutes why I was being redundant and incorrect, and by the end of her lecture never actually answered my original question.

If it was spoken as described, she may not have answered your original question because there was no question asked.  :P

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« Reply #205 on: September 12, 2017, 08:15:35 AM »
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I get why some folks might be bothered by this, but in my line of work we eat, drink, and breath acronyms.  Some of them are so similar that sometimes they need to have something to distinguish them.  I have a personal beef with this as well. I met a colonel in Iraq a couple years ago who decided to be a jerk about this. I asked her "We need to [coordinate some military stuff] our ABCS systems (Army Battle Command Systems)."  She then lectured me for five minutes why I was being redundant and incorrect, and by the end of her lecture never actually answered my original question.

If it was spoken as described, she may not have answered your original question because there was no question asked.  :P

Well, after working with her for a few weeks and learning her level of competence it wouldn't have made much difference.
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« Reply #206 on: September 12, 2017, 02:17:27 PM »
I'm sick of stupid-ass internet abbreviations:

DH
DW
DS
DD

But for some reason, I'm totally okay with FIL and MIL. I think it's the "Dear" part of the previous list that really bugs me.

Also sick of "hella."



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« Reply #207 on: September 12, 2017, 11:00:49 PM »
I'm sick of stupid-ass internet abbreviations:

DH
DW
DS
DD


I hear you, but have to say I do like the straightforwardness of DH/DW/DS/DD, etc. I'll take that any day over the internet adorableness of things like "The FrugalTimbersFamily!" Mrs. FrugalTimbers. BabyTimbers. TheTimbersHound. And so on. College educated adults coming up with monikers like these. My disdain of such things probably started from reading a blog years ago when the author nicknamed her offspring Rock and HardPlace. Please.

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« Reply #208 on: September 13, 2017, 05:25:06 AM »
I'm sick of stupid-ass internet abbreviations:

DH
DW
DS
DD


I hear you, but have to say I do like the straightforwardness of DH/DW/DS/DD, etc. I'll take that any day over the internet adorableness of things like "The FrugalTimbersFamily!" Mrs. FrugalTimbers. BabyTimbers. TheTimbersHound. And so on. College educated adults coming up with monikers like these. My disdain of such things probably started from reading a blog years ago when the author nicknamed her offspring Rock and HardPlace. Please.

Yeah, those are twee as fuck.

Thank goodness there is another option apart from those and the D-suite.

When I refer to my husband on here, I say "my husband". Fairly straightforward but I think it could catch on.

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« Reply #209 on: September 13, 2017, 11:19:13 AM »
I heard one yesterday that gets under my skin.  It makes me cringe when people talk about "DNA" for something that's not biological.  I guess it's in their corporate DNA to latch on to the latest buzzwords. 

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« Reply #210 on: September 13, 2017, 02:15:45 PM »
I gotta disagree on DH, DW, DS, DD--I think they're handy shortcuts.  Depending on your current point of view, the 'D' could stand for positive or negative descriptors:  "dear", "darling", "darn" "(edited)", etc.

I agree that the term "adult" as a verb is annoying, especially the way I see a lot of people use it on social media, but it *is* a handy alternative to "put on my big boy underwear and acted like a responsible adult, even though it's hard."

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« Reply #211 on: September 13, 2017, 02:27:40 PM »
Triggered and safe space really annoy me, mostly because I just don't care about your feelings.

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« Reply #212 on: September 13, 2017, 04:49:16 PM »
Depending on your current point of view, the 'D' could stand for positive or negative descriptors:  "dear", "darling", "darn" "(edited)", etc.

... dickhead.

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« Reply #213 on: September 15, 2017, 09:26:50 AM »
I gotta disagree on DH, DW, DS, DD--I think they're handy shortcuts.  Depending on your current point of view, the 'D' could stand for positive or negative descriptors:  "dear", "darling", "darn" "(edited)", etc.
... dickhead.

I'm in the fan club for these acronyms. I would never say them aloud, but they're quite handy in my forum writing.

I never use DH, but do use FiL, MiL, BiL.

And I, in turn, hate MiL, BiL, etc. with the lower case "i". It's harder to type and twee as fuck. Use all caps, please. It's an acronym, FFS.
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« Reply #214 on: September 15, 2017, 09:29:04 AM »
It's harder to type and twee as fuck.

Twee. That's been said a couple of times in this thread, but I've never seen it before. I'll have to look that one up, but I suspect it'll end on on my "list of words I wish would go away."  :)

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« Reply #215 on: September 15, 2017, 09:51:16 AM »
I'm sick of stupid-ass internet abbreviations:

DH
DW
DS
DD

But for some reason, I'm totally okay with FIL and MIL. I think it's the "Dear" part of the previous list that really bugs me.

Also sick of "hella."

Yes!

I never use DH, but do use FiL, MiL, BiL.

How do you feel about SO? I don't object to it as strongly as DH/DH, but still think that partner suffices.

(Are we about to be blacklisted by darling militants?)

Oh, I also object to the premature promotion a boyfriend/girlfriend to 'partner'.

You're 22, not living together and you've been dating for five weeks!
I'm definitely also opposed to DH/DW/etc, but not passionately so.  I don't mind SO or MIL/FIL/MIL.  Wifey and hubby make my skin crawl (wifey is worse for some reason).

"Partner" definitely shouldn't be applied too soon, but it can definitely be a boyfriend/girlfriend.  My girlfriend is my "partner" and we've been together for six years (I'm 26 and she's 25) and living together for five (and own two houses together, with our first paid-off and turned into a rental).

"Adulting" makes me think the person is anything but adult if doing something that responsible adults do is considered out of the ordinary enough to be noteworthy.

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« Reply #216 on: September 15, 2017, 11:01:29 AM »
"Adulting" makes me think the person is anything but adult if doing something that responsible adults do is considered out of the ordinary enough to be noteworthy.

I think that's the point, linguistically. Using it as a verb indicates that you are acting as an adult in a specific situation, even if you feel you're not embodying the term in your life overall.

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« Reply #217 on: September 15, 2017, 11:06:46 AM »
"Adulting" makes me think the person is anything but adult if doing something that responsible adults do is considered out of the ordinary enough to be noteworthy.

I think that's the point, linguistically. Using it as a verb indicates that you are acting as an adult in a specific situation, even if you feel you're not embodying the term in your life overall.
I could understand an 18-year-old being "proud" of "adulting" but I tend to see the term used by those in their 20s and 30s... you know, actual full-time should-be adults.

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« Reply #218 on: September 15, 2017, 11:33:51 AM »
"Adulting" makes me think the person is anything but adult if doing something that responsible adults do is considered out of the ordinary enough to be noteworthy.

I think that's the point, linguistically. Using it as a verb indicates that you are acting as an adult in a specific situation, even if you feel you're not embodying the term in your life overall.
I could understand an 18-year-old being "proud" of "adulting" but I tend to see the term used by those in their 20s and 30s... you know, actual full-time should-be adults.

And then there is my age group.  We are so tired of being adults, we just want to have fun and be irresponsible (and not have to cook dinner again), so there are times we use "adulting" ironically.  Forget second childhood, I want a second teenagerhood, I was much too responsible the first time around.
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« Reply #219 on: September 15, 2017, 12:37:59 PM »
I have a hard time with boyfriend/girlfriend when it's people of a certain age, say above 40. It just sounds weird, so I default to partner.

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« Reply #220 on: September 21, 2017, 10:55:00 AM »
I also hate when I can hear the "t" in often.

Wait, really? Isn't that just how you say it?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/correct-pronunciation-of-often

Weird. I say often with the 't', and hasten as well. I would say that most in the South East of the UK would pronounce the 't'.

I'm racking my brain for the rest of the UK. I've basically lost my firm footing on pronunciation from home now - I have to think whether I would say 'kilo-meter' or 'kilometter', now (the former, I believe).
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« Reply #221 on: September 21, 2017, 11:12:08 AM »

Weird. I say often with the 't', and hasten as well. I would say that most in the South East of the UK would pronounce the 't'.

I'm racking my brain for the rest of the UK. I've basically lost my firm footing on pronunciation from home now - I have to think whether I would say 'kilo-meter' or 'kilometter', now (the former, I believe).

You'll start sounding like a Canadian one of these decades.  ;-)
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« Reply #222 on: September 21, 2017, 11:20:49 AM »
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« Reply #223 on: September 21, 2017, 02:04:29 PM »

Weird. I say often with the 't', and hasten as well. I would say that most in the South East of the UK would pronounce the 't'.

I'm racking my brain for the rest of the UK. I've basically lost my firm footing on pronunciation from home now - I have to think whether I would say 'kilo-meter' or 'kilometter', now (the former, I believe).

You'll start sounding like a Canadian one of these decades.  ;-)

Ha... maybe. Not this decade though. I refuse to call petrol "gas" when it is *clearly* a liquid :P
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« Reply #224 on: September 21, 2017, 03:12:52 PM »
"+100"
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Almost like a competition to see who can add the most zeros.  I get it.  You strongly agree.  "+1" or "agreed" works.

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« Reply #225 on: September 21, 2017, 05:40:03 PM »

Weird. I say often with the 't', and hasten as well. I would say that most in the South East of the UK would pronounce the 't'.

I'm racking my brain for the rest of the UK. I've basically lost my firm footing on pronunciation from home now - I have to think whether I would say 'kilo-meter' or 'kilometter', now (the former, I believe).

You'll start sounding like a Canadian one of these decades.  ;-)

Ha... maybe. Not this decade though. I refuse to call petrol "gas" when it is *clearly* a liquid :P

Well that is just us being lazy - it is gasoline.  You know, gasoline, benzene, kerosene, . . . .  At least doughnuts (at Tim's) are still doughnuts, not donuts.
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« Reply #226 on: September 21, 2017, 08:43:39 PM »

Weird. I say often with the 't', and hasten as well. I would say that most in the South East of the UK would pronounce the 't'.

I'm racking my brain for the rest of the UK. I've basically lost my firm footing on pronunciation from home now - I have to think whether I would say 'kilo-meter' or 'kilometter', now (the former, I believe).

You'll start sounding like a Canadian one of these decades.  ;-)

Ha... maybe. Not this decade though. I refuse to call petrol "gas" when it is *clearly* a liquid :P

Well that is just us being lazy - it is gasoline.  You know, gasoline, benzene, kerosene, . . . .  At least doughnuts (at Tim's) are still doughnuts, not donuts.

But not gasolene?
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« Reply #227 on: September 22, 2017, 07:52:35 AM »
Another phrase I recently found out makes me angry

Any sentence that begins with "As a" to mean when someone identifies with a particular subject.

"As a college student who earns minimum wage..."
"As a public service worker...."
"As a recent homeowner...."

This is becoming just so overused. Like you HAVE to bring your own personal experience to have an opinion about something?

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« Reply #228 on: September 22, 2017, 09:40:39 AM »
Another phrase I recently found out makes me angry

Any sentence that begins with "As a" to mean when someone identifies with a particular subject.

"As a college student who earns minimum wage..."
"As a public service worker...."
"As a recent homeowner...."

This is becoming just so overused. Like you HAVE to bring your own personal experience to have an opinion about something?

You wouldn't make it very far as an agile developer. We use that phrase all the time in our user stories.

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« Reply #229 on: September 22, 2017, 09:58:15 AM »

Weird. I say often with the 't', and hasten as well. I would say that most in the South East of the UK would pronounce the 't'.

I'm racking my brain for the rest of the UK. I've basically lost my firm footing on pronunciation from home now - I have to think whether I would say 'kilo-meter' or 'kilometter', now (the former, I believe).

You'll start sounding like a Canadian one of these decades.  ;-)

Ha... maybe. Not this decade though. I refuse to call petrol "gas" when it is *clearly* a liquid :P

Well that is just us being lazy - it is gasoline.  You know, gasoline, benzene, kerosene, . . . .  At least doughnuts (at Tim's) are still doughnuts, not donuts.

But not gasolene?

No.  That would be silly.

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« Reply #230 on: September 22, 2017, 10:24:16 AM »
"I know, right?"

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« Reply #231 on: September 23, 2017, 01:35:03 PM »
"We are pregnant" - I find that one slightly gross. Only one of you is pregnant. Only one of you has been impregnated. You could say you are both expecting a child. Somehow I always imagine the man stuffing his sweater with water balloons when saying that.
"Breeders" when referring to people having children. Often used by people treating their animals with inordinate amounts of attention. In the same category: pet owners who refer themselves as "parents" and call their pets their "babies/children".
"Truly blessed", and I am actually religious but I really cannot stand that one. It seems to be used mostly as a humblebragging tool for social media in Christian circles. " We live in such a big house that I can't keep up with the cleaning, but thankfully my children are so helpful! Of course it helps that I can stay home to teach them right! Truly blessed to have a husband who provides for our family!" ... yuck.
"Clean food", "clean eating" - really you just mean "cooked from scratch. Also "farm grown" whatever - there is no such thing as factory grown vegetables or meat. I promise, it all comes from a farm!
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« Reply #232 on: September 23, 2017, 01:48:37 PM »
First come, first serve. Unless you're playing tennis, just no.

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« Reply #233 on: September 23, 2017, 02:34:46 PM »
"Clean food", "clean eating" - really you just mean "cooked from scratch.

I've always taken clean eating to mean no garbage and lots of veggies.  I can cook a mean grilled cheese or breaded fish n' chips from scratch but wouldn't say either is an example of clean eating.  :P

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« Reply #234 on: September 23, 2017, 02:42:49 PM »
Oh man, the "we are pregnant" gets me too. Unless you are a lesbian couple each carrying one, it's not a shared attribute. If you insist on including the non-fetus-carrying partner, just say "we are expecting a child".

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« Reply #235 on: September 23, 2017, 08:42:59 PM »
"Clean food", "clean eating" - really you just mean "cooked from scratch.

I've always taken clean eating to mean no garbage and lots of veggies.  I can cook a mean grilled cheese or breaded fish n' chips from scratch but wouldn't say either is an example of clean eating.  :P

I always see "eating clean" in the same discussions as cross-fit and "paleo" dieting, but I haven't found a good definition of what "clean" food is.
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« Reply #236 on: September 23, 2017, 08:53:54 PM »
Speaking of eating, I get irritated when people say they are going to "do" their chosen food.

[person ordering food] "I'll do the steak and baked potato, then for dessert I'll do the apple pie."

I want to say, please describe to us in great detail exactly how you're going to "do" those foods... ;p
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« Reply #237 on: September 23, 2017, 09:43:18 PM »
Yes! And also when the waiter/waitress feels compelled to comment on what the customer ended up "doing" with their order: "oh, you did a great job on that"; or worse: "are we still working on that?", like a nurse asking about a bowel movememt...

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« Reply #238 on: September 23, 2017, 11:12:19 PM »
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« Reply #239 on: September 26, 2017, 03:08:50 PM »
In the same category: pet owners who refer themselves as "parents" and call their pets their "babies/children".
"Truly blessed", and I am actually religious but I really cannot stand that one. It seems to be used mostly as a humblebragging tool for social media in Christian circles. " We live in such a big house that I can't keep up with the cleaning, but thankfully my children are so helpful! Of course it helps that I can stay home to teach them right! Truly blessed to have a husband who provides for our family!" ... yuck. 
On target!

Has anybody mentioned "furbabies"? I know that many people love their pets more than their children or other people's children, but still...

"Hero" is a word that I used to like because it referred to a person who had shown great, unusual, bravery in accomplishing a selfless and significant goal.  Now it is used on the most trivial occasions.

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Re: Words/phrases I wish would go away
« Reply #240 on: September 26, 2017, 03:47:05 PM »
Has anybody mentioned "furbabies"? I know that many people love their pets more than their children or other people's children, but still...
I think the "fur baby" thing has come about thanks to pet stores in malls that sell $1000 <insert today's breed fad> puppies.  It's a super smart business idea--the target market is right there.

Sadly, I know a family that bought two of those puppies.  Spent $4k by the time they had all the shots/supplies/gear/etc.  They're a year into it, and regret their decision.  But now they're stuck for the next 10+ years.

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Re: Words/phrases I wish would go away
« Reply #241 on: September 26, 2017, 07:41:27 PM »
hahaha.... this thread is funny.

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Re: Words/phrases I wish would go away
« Reply #242 on: September 26, 2017, 08:45:33 PM »
2.0. 3.0.

No, it's just 2, or 3. 2.1? Sure. 2.174? Ok. 2.0000000000? No. You don't need to (always, every time) say "two point oh!".

Perhaps they wish to convey the precision of the result i.e. 2 is less precise than 2.0 (or more properly 2.0 x 10^0).

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Re: Words/phrases I wish would go away
« Reply #243 on: September 27, 2017, 07:42:31 AM »
2.0. 3.0.

No, it's just 2, or 3. 2.1? Sure. 2.174? Ok. 2.0000000000? No. You don't need to (always, every time) say "two point oh!".

Perhaps they wish to convey the precision of the result i.e. 2 is less precise than 2.0 (or more properly 2.0 x 10^0).

Or in the case of software to indicate that it's not really done, and you should be expecting a 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4 beta shortly.

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Re: Words/phrases I wish would go away
« Reply #244 on: September 27, 2017, 08:26:52 AM »
2.0. 3.0.

No, it's just 2, or 3. 2.1? Sure. 2.174? Ok. 2.0000000000? No. You don't need to (always, every time) say "two point oh!".

Perhaps they wish to convey the precision of the result i.e. 2 is less precise than 2.0 (or more properly 2.0 x 10^0).

Or in the case of software to indicate that it's not really done, and you should be expecting a 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4 beta shortly.
I'm more a fan of keeping my software at 0.9.x for multiple years until management has figured out that the numbers my program spits out are not magic and actually have to be determined in some way.

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Re: Words/phrases I wish would go away
« Reply #245 on: October 09, 2017, 08:03:31 AM »
I heard one yesterday that gets under my skin.  It makes me cringe when people talk about "DNA" for something that's not biological.  I guess it's in their corporate DNA to latch on to the latest buzzwords.

Oh, thank you.  I did a lot of bacterial/viral genetic work in college, and this really bothers me too.  Every time I hear it, my inner Inigo Montoya says, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

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Re: Words/phrases I wish would go away
« Reply #246 on: October 09, 2017, 08:26:53 AM »
I heard one yesterday that gets under my skin.  It makes me cringe when people talk about "DNA" for something that's not biological.  I guess it's in their corporate DNA to latch on to the latest buzzwords.

Oh, thank you.  I did a lot of bacterial/viral genetic work in college, and this really bothers me too.  Every time I hear it, my inner Inigo Montoya says, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Yes thank you.  DNA = deoxyribose nucleic acid, and no I did not have to Google it.
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Re: Words/phrases I wish would go away
« Reply #247 on: October 09, 2017, 09:02:31 AM »
"Would of."  I've seen it here a number of times, and it just makes my teeth hurt.
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Re: Words/phrases I wish would go away
« Reply #248 on: October 09, 2017, 09:08:15 AM »
"Would of."  I've seen it here a number of times, and it just makes my teeth hurt.

Words that we slur while talking don't really need to be spelled that way - "I'm gonna", etc.  "Would of" would be OK as "would've", because it is "would have".  But typed out "would of", ugh.
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Re: Words/phrases I wish would go away
« Reply #249 on: October 09, 2017, 09:09:07 AM »
"Would of."  I've seen it here a number of times, and it just makes my teeth hurt.

Oh, man, I hate that.

Makes me think of something that a (former*) Facebook friend used to write all the time that was mind-bogglingly worse:

"kindave."

As in, "I'm kindave tired right now."


*"Former," because she, a Trump supporter because of her environment, unfriended me. Why? Because her abusive shitpile of a husband (literally physically abusive) would go through her Facebook profile and make her unfriend anyone he didn't approve of.



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