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libramom









  


Post  Sun, Sep 04 2011, 7:55 am
oh and dh and mil say vegshtables intsead of vegetables.
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myself









  


Post  Sun, Sep 04 2011, 8:19 am
Can't stand the word 'Blech!'. Sounds repulsive.
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nicole81









  


Post  Sun, Sep 04 2011, 8:52 am
tsiggelle wrote:
nicole81 wrote:
"Where are you holding?" instead of "how much progress have you made so far?" or even "what's your current situation?"

I'm not holding anything. And even if I were, it would most certainly not be a place.



yiddish, my dear


OK but if you're speaking ENGLISH to me, please use ENGLISH phraseology.
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chocolate fondue









  


Post  Sun, Sep 04 2011, 8:30 pm
cc wrote:
I made peace with most British versions of American English like herbel tea and maths and pavement. But I cant stand chuna (tuna) and chusday (tuesday).


DH actually trained me to stop saying that! (he's American and I'm English.)

I can't stand 'my bad' or expressions like 'preggers'

My biggest peeves is when people say 'she won me'.
You don't win another person - you win the game and beat the other team!
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Mkay









  


Post  Sun, Sep 04 2011, 8:42 pm
"by night" or "by day"
That's Yiddish.
It's "At night", "during the day".

I was "laying" down. Chickens do that!
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Mkay









  


Post  Sun, Sep 04 2011, 9:00 pm
"air condition"

"blow my hair"
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PinkFridge









  


Post  Mon, Sep 05 2011, 7:11 am
chocolate fondue wrote:
cc wrote:
I made peace with most British versions of American English like herbel tea and maths and pavement. But I cant stand chuna (tuna) and chusday (tuesday).


DH actually trained me to stop saying that! (he's American and I'm English.)

I can't stand 'my bad' or expressions like 'preggers'

My biggest peeves is when people say 'she won me'.
You don't win another person - you win the game and beat the other team!


So is your name actually Tocolate Fondue?
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invisiblecircus









  


Post  Mon, Sep 05 2011, 7:18 am
Mkay wrote:
"blow my hair"


That one doesn't annoy me but it does make me laugh! It makes me imagine that the person saying it wants to put some kind of explosive device in their hair. (Yeah I know that would be "blow my hair up" but still, why not just say "dry my hair?")
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invisiblecircus









  


Post  Mon, Sep 05 2011, 7:31 am
I'm British and an proud to say "chuna" and "chusday" all the time! Mr. Green I think I would find it strange If I heard a British person pronouncing those words the American way but when an American does, I don't notice it.

Similarly, the word "yet" is only used with the present perfect in British English but Americans often use it with the past simple e.g. "I didn't do my homework yet."

What is herbal tea called in America Question
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PinkFridge









  


Post  Mon, Sep 05 2011, 9:25 am
invisiblecircus wrote:
I'm British and an proud to say "chuna" and "chusday" all the time! Mr. Green I think I would find it strange If I heard a British person pronouncing those words the American way but when an American does, I don't notice it.

Similarly, the word "yet" is only used with the present perfect in British English but Americans often use it with the past simple e.g. "I didn't do my homework yet."

What is herbal tea called in America Question


Erbal tea.
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DrMom









  


Post  Mon, Sep 05 2011, 9:54 am
Not a phrase, but a grammatical error:

I despite when people add apostrophes to plurals for no reason. "Cucumber's $0.20/lb!!" Did you not complete fourth grade?
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chocolate chips









  


Post  Mon, Sep 05 2011, 1:27 pm
DrMom wrote:
Not a phrase, but a grammatical error:

I despite when people add apostrophes to plurals for no reason. "Cucumber's $0.20/lb!!" Did you not complete fourth grade?


Haha you remind me of my mother! She gets soooo nervous when she sees apostrophes in the wrong place and once I posted a pictrue on facebook and inthe background you see a sign that I made that said __'s house my mother commented "well done on putting the apostrophe in the right place" Laughing
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Geulanow









  


Post  Tue, Sep 06 2011, 12:00 am
How about "what's up?".
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September June









  


Post  Tue, Sep 06 2011, 12:06 am
idear
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lech lecha08









  


Post  Tue, Sep 06 2011, 2:49 pm
Happy18 wrote:
Anyways.
The word is ANYWAY!!!!


and "anywho"
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