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Re: Please say dollars instead of bucks. Bucks is used toooo often.

The first host to say "bucks" was  Sean. I commented at how it took the network and her down a few notches.Obviously she didn't listen. I am glad someone else agrees.

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Re: Please say dollars instead of bucks. Bucks is used toooo often.


@CalmInTheHeart wrote:

 

My pet peeve is the speech police.   I've been to almost every state and they all have different ways of pronouncing words.  I can drive 90 minutes south in my own state and hear a whole different dialect.  Why let yourself be irritated over something you can't control.  

 


 

People get irritated over what irritates them; what's the big deal? Your pet peeve is the speech police; that's what irritates you. So why are you complaining?

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Re: Please say dollars instead of bucks. Bucks is used toooo often.

 

And please stop saying:

 

       Color-way !

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Re: Please say dollars instead of bucks. Bucks is used toooo often.


@GoneButNotForgotten wrote:

@CalmInTheHeart wrote:

 

My pet peeve is the speech police.   I've been to almost every state and they all have different ways of pronouncing words.  I can drive 90 minutes south in my own state and hear a whole different dialect.  Why let yourself be irritated over something you can't control.  

 


 

People get irritated over what irritates them; what's the big deal? Your pet peeve is the speech police; that's what irritates you. So why are you complaining?


@GoneButNotForgotten  Why are you telling posters what they can and can't post?

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Re: Please say dollars instead of bucks. Bucks is used toooo often.


@tali2 wrote:

The first host to say "bucks" was  Sean. I commented at how it took the network and her down a few notches.Obviously she didn't listen. I am glad someone else agrees.


 

 

if we want to NITPICK, her name is actually SHAWN and she really doesnt need to listen to anyone else other than to the company that employs her.

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Re: Please say dollars instead of bucks. Bucks is used toooo often.

Sidebar; some like repeating the same phrases, doesn't really bother me.

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Re: Please say dollars instead of bucks. Bucks is used toooo often.

They could say clams instead.

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Re: Please say dollars instead of bucks. Bucks is used toooo often.

That really doesn't bother me at all.Covid has upended my life. That's the least of my concerns.

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Re: Please say dollars instead of bucks. Bucks is used toooo often.

Hearing 'bucks' brings to mind carnival barkers and sales men in tourist towns, or gamblers at a poker table with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other.  I agree it is suggesting something is cheap.

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Re: Please say dollars instead of bucks. Bucks is used toooo often.

You can also add the word "Dude" to that request.  A couple of hosts don't want to be specific always refers the audience or colleagues as Dude in order to make the sale.  Far from professional and it should be addressed.