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Post Posted: Sun, Sep 04 2011, 6:55 am       Post subject:
oh and dh and mil say vegshtables intsead of vegetables.
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Post Posted: Sun, Sep 04 2011, 7:19 am       Post subject: re: Which words/phrases drive you crazy? Here are some to st
Can't stand the word 'Blech!'. Sounds repulsive.
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nicole81









  
Post Posted: Sun, Sep 04 2011, 7:52 am       Post subject:
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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Post Posted: Sun, Sep 04 2011, 7:30 pm       Post subject: Re: re: Which words/phrases drive you crazy? Here are some t
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 Posted: Sun, Sep 04 2011, 7:42 pm       Post subject: re: Which words/phrases drive you crazy? Here are some to st
"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 Posted: Sun, Sep 04 2011, 8:00 pm       Post subject: re: Which words/phrases drive you crazy? Here are some to st
"air condition"

"blow my hair"
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Post Posted: Mon, Sep 05 2011, 6:11 am       Post subject: Re: re: Which words/phrases drive you crazy? Here are some t
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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Post Posted: Mon, Sep 05 2011, 6:18 am       Post subject: Re: re: Which words/phrases drive you crazy? Here are some t
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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Post Posted: Mon, Sep 05 2011, 6:31 am       Post subject: re: Which words/phrases drive you crazy? Here are some to st
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 Posted: Mon, Sep 05 2011, 8:25 am       Post subject: Re: re: Which words/phrases drive you crazy? Here are some t
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 Posted: Mon, Sep 05 2011, 8:54 am       Post subject:
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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Post Posted: Mon, Sep 05 2011, 12:27 pm       Post subject:
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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Post Posted: Mon, Sep 05 2011, 11:00 pm       Post subject: re: Which words/phrases drive you crazy? Here are some to st
How about "what's up?".
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Post Posted: Mon, Sep 05 2011, 11:06 pm       Post subject: re: Which words/phrases drive you crazy? Here are some to st
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Post Posted: Tue, Sep 06 2011, 1:49 pm       Post subject: Re: re: Which words/phrases drive you crazy? Here are some t
Happy18 wrote:
Anyways.
The word is ANYWAY!!!!


and "anywho"
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