Terms and Phrases That Irritate Me.

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  1. nevadal

    nevadal New Member

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    When I hear "It's for the children" I immediatly know it is some sappy liberal &
    I don't listen to anything else they say.
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  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Never heard one say that. My Daddy was F&AM and Shrine, and Mama was Star. Been around Masons and Shriners most of my life. I've heard, often, "Shriner's Crippled Children".

    "Shriner's Crippled Children Fund". "Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital".

    Never "for the children".
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    I decided that I better stop working down my list in case I decide to run for President some day.
  5. aa1911

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    PREVENTATIVE

    While it can be used according to the dictionary, it drives me nuts as a medic, have to see/hear this way too much.

    the (more) proper word is PREVENTIVE !

    preventive measures, preventive medicine....
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    "You didn't build that."

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  7. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

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    you rolled the extention cord up backwards
    no joke. i had a boss that told me that
  8. 1969SS396

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    I'm a Blue Lodge Mason and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, our valley has a childrens learning center.

    http://www.dyslexiatutoring.org/

    Not many people are aware of it since the Shriners hospital is bettter known.

    All great causes.

    Now, a phrase that irritates me....."Dude....seriously?" I'm a supervisor and when I hear that, I just wanna say "No, I like to hear myself talk".
  9. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Well, yeah.

    If you coil it with the male end in your hand, and bringing in the female end, next time you need it you plug the male end into the socket, pick up the female end and walk to where you need it. Uncoils neatly as you go.

    But, if you hold the female end and bring in the male end, if you plug the male into the socket and walk off with the female, the cord snarls.:rolleyes:

    I thought everybody knew that. :dontknow: :eek:hmygosh:

    But then, there are some people (actually, MANY people) who coil a rope or a cord by wrapping it around their hand and elbow. :banghead:
  10. JohnHenry

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    .... another one that sets my teeth on edge is the term .... "veggies" .
  11. fuzebox40

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    But the term "automatic" has never necesarily been the defifinition for a fully automatic weapon that can unload all its rounds to a single pull of the trigger. It applies to other aspects as well, i.e. the auto eject of some revolvers as early as the 1800's. These are manufacture descriptions more so than slang.
    Just sayin.

    Oh, and Terms and Phrases That Irritate Me, "Just sayin" :D
    Aaah doesn't bother me that much.
  12. Sig Willy

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    "Vote for Obama"

    "Is it friendly?"

    "Get it?"
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    I hate "meds" and carbs. Both are just because lazy people don't like multisyllable words.

    People who call women they don't even know 'girlfriend' also set me on edge.
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