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Re: Ok, I can't take it anymore.


@sophiesofers wrote:

@Catch71   I live in a beach town in New Jersey. So I am already at the shore, but I have always said "I'm going to the beach".  So I guess I am already down the shore.  I enjoy hearing all the different phrases for such things.  


Yes, my daughters in-laws own a summer home at the Jersey shore  and they say we are going to the beach when they go there. You are correct, if you own a home there you go to the beach!

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Drives me crazy when I see lost/found pet postings saying the animal was found  "wondering" instead of "wandering" 

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Born and raised in NJ so after I had my Taylor Ham sandwich I would go down the shore.

 

Like moved to CA and like loved it.  It was so like cool man

 

Y'all now in TX so fixen to go shoppin.  

 

Missed the middle of the country so I never drank Pop, always soda. I enjoy "native speak"

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@Kachina624 wrote:

Remember, you're listening to people who consider it correct to say, "going down the shore".


@Kachina624    Or....if you are from Pittsburgh you will hear " When are yinz going dahntahn to see the Stillers?".    😄

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Agreed.  It seems to me that anyone who is a professional on TV or in the public eye, regardless of whether or not they are selling things, doing the weather, reporting the news, hosting a program, etc., they should use correct English when talking to people on a national level.  If they misspeak then they can simply say..... "excuse me, I meant to say"...... or a similar phrase along those lines. 

 

Regional phrases that are perfectly normal in those regions are fine but to the rest of the world they may sound odd, incorrect, be misunderstood, or as uneducated, even if they aren't.  The QVC powers that be should recognize that when hiring "professionals," bring it to the attention of existing hosts if necessary, and fix it.  My opinion.    

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@Magicrat I'm just as petty, and also a product of my "good grammar police" mom.

The one I cringe every time over, which I'm sure has been adopted into the language now and considered "ok"...is "a whole nother." 

It's "another" or "a whole other." There is no such noun as a "nother." But whatever...everyone, including newscasters, radio people ....everyone now says "a whole nother."

Maybe I'm wrong and it always was right but not to my knowledge.

 

Small things. But I love language and grammerly things, so I notice.

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@mspatmac wrote:

Born and raised in NJ so after I had my Taylor Ham sandwich I would go down the shore.

 

Like moved to CA and like loved it.  It was so like cool man

 

Y'all now in TX so fixen to go shoppin.  

 

Missed the middle of the country so I never drank Pop, always soda. I enjoy "native speak"


@mspatmac 

 

If you had lived in certain areas of the upper Midwest, you'd go "up north" for weekends or vacations.  Taking plenty of pop, of course.  Vernors ginger ale, preferably.

I live in the south now, so all pop is Coke.

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@Kachina624 wrote:

 


@KKlim wrote:
“Going down the shore” is a NJ phrase. Lol.

@KKlim.  It's  just as widely used in SE Pennsylvania too.


@Kachina624  @KKlim   NE Pennsylvania tool

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@cindyNC wrote:

Drives me crazy when I see lost/found pet postings saying the animal was found  "wondering" instead of "wandering" 


@cindyNC Haha.  Well, the pet is also probably "wondering" where he is!

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Re: Ok, I can't take it anymore.

"Down the shore" and "underneath of it" are like apples and oranges.  Two different things; one is a regional expression and the other is a grammatical error.