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Re: Phrases that are finger nails on chalkboard to you


@whitedogs wrote:

People who don't know the difference between there, their, they're. 


Advice and advise get me.  And "texted" makes me wince too.  I noticed yesterday some younger person used a word with an "ed" at the end when another version of the word was the only correct thing to say.  I can't remember what the word was, darn!  Soon we'll hear "I eated my lunch!"  Woman Surprised

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Re: Phrases that are finger nails on chalkboard to you

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@whitedogs wrote:

People who don't know the difference between there, their, they're. 


Fixed it:

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Re: Phrases that are finger nails on chalkboard to you

Win, win.    

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@Sooner wrote:

@whitedogs wrote:

People who don't know the difference between there, their, they're. 


Advice and advise get me.  And "texted" makes me wince too.  I noticed yesterday some younger person used a word with an "ed" at the end when another version of the word was the only correct thing to say.  I can't remember what the word was, darn!  Soon we'll hear "I eated my lunch!"  Woman Surprised

I believe texted is a 👍...or maybe I misunderstood:

@Sooner

 

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Re: Phrases that are finger nails on chalkboard to you

When people say I seen..... instead of I saw......

 

 

On the day.

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Lots of things are ok or deemed to be since everyone uses them, but it wouldn't have been the preferred sentence construction when dinosaures roamed the earth and I was in school.

 

Also my fear, and my weak joke, is that the "ed" will creep onto words where it really doesn't belong. 

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I am absolutely fed up hearing “at the end of the day” as an expression that is supposed to mean “when all is said and done” or “ultimately” or “ finally”.  I hear ”at the end of the day” in serious discussions at business meetings, explanations of products or policies by sales people, talk radio, opinion pieces by TV pundits. I rarely see it in writing, but I’m sick of hearing it. 

 

Definitely chalkboard level annoyance to me. 

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"It's past history"  Is there any other kind of history?

 

I also do not like the over use of the word "hack" these days. "food hacks" are just recipes to me!  It seems that that word is a one-size-fits-all for everything from recipes to home repairs.  I think it's silly to call squirting whipped cream on coffee a "java hack" Smiley Wink

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Re: Phrases that are finger nails on chalkboard to you

The word "gift" used as a verb!  We have that word already.  It is "give."