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

Bucks isn't real money.  Sadly no one told your bank account.

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

yes say Dollars    are yall from the South  (nO dont think so       on storage wars they do that   and i cant stand it

 

 

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

Don't care. Bigger things to worry about. We all know what they mean. 

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

Yes, please say "dollars" instead of "bucks."  I know I'm old school, and from the south, but the word  "bucks" always comes off sounding tacky and really sort of suggesting the item is "cheap" (I mean, inexpensive)! 

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

I see Raz just made a similar point.  In the South we just don't say those kinds of words--it's just "tacky"!  

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

Actually where the word bucks comes from is very interesting. Probably from the 1700's when lots of trade was using deerskins (bucks) for items needed and not money. Google has lots of info.

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

 

I'm surprised QVC has product demonstrators using slang words like Bucks and the Girls.  There are proper business (and fashion) words for both words, dollars and bust. I don't like to hear the word 'girls' used as slang any more than hearing the word 'boys' used by males.  If QVC sold men's pants would they be talking about 'the boys'?  Please, let's reserve the words girls and boys for young children. 

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

@CaChica The size of your font makes it look like you're kinda yelling

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


@Foxxee wrote:

The other evening we had to go through how to pronounce 'mauve" again.  Once again the host openly stated she was confused; however, someone said "Well, Isaac says "mov" , long O, as if he's the final word.  I didn't know he also was an English teacher.


Mauve is a French word.

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


@texanbybirth wrote:

I see Raz just made a similar point.  In the South we just don't say those kinds of words--it's just "tacky"!  


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I'm pretty sure you can't speak for the speech patterns, of an entire region.

 

When I used to occasionally, check out Jerry Springer, for the, "this can't be real" factor, the chair throwing, who is my baby daddy guests, seemed to always be from the South. 

I certainly, didn't think though, that they represented, all Southerners!