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Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 5:30 pm
Some that I can't stand:

-she fell pregnant (you don't fall pregnant. you become pregnant.)

-I could care less (if you could care less, that means that you do care. If you mean to say that you don't care, you say "I couldn't care less").


I know there are more, but they don't come to mind right now. I'll post them later.
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Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 5:33 pm
Hey, remember?

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Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 5:43 pm
love it! it always bothered me!
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Barbara









  


Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 5:52 pm
The use of words usually used to describe foods in connection with children.

She's yummy. He's delicious.

They turn may stomach, and frankly, make me want to hurl. I've given a lot of consideration to leaving this group because they're used so often.

Moreover, they convey absolutely no information whatsoever. Since I'm fairly sure that your child isn't a tasty treat. what is it that you want to say about him? That she's a squeezably chubby baby? A precocious toddler who makes many amusing comments and observations? He's cute? Then SAY IT.
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Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 5:54 pm
"its good to be rich"
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Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 5:56 pm
observer wrote:
Some that I can't stand:

-she fell pregnant (you don't fall pregnant. you become pregnant.)

-I could care less (if you could care less, that means that you do care. If you mean to say that you don't care, you say "I couldn't care less").


I know there are more, but they don't come to mind right now. I'll post them later.


Fell pregnant is a British turn of phrase, AFAIK. I can't hold that against away. But caring less? Absolutely!
And when people ask me, The kids good?, I say, b"H they're fine but good is a moral judgment and I can only pray.

Here's one: besides for.
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Ruchel









  


Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 5:57 pm
Adults calling dogs woof woofs or food num num. Ridiculous.
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Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 6:06 pm
I hate the word panties it drives me insane. underwear
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Simple1









  


Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 6:09 pm
I don't care for parents saying about their little boys "He's a real boy!!!!". And if his personality was different - would he be a fake boy? or a girl? I've seen my girls often enough play in dirt, climb fences etc. - the very things that would bring that kind of comment if they were boys.
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Ruchel









  


Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 6:11 pm
Randomly ending words in y, o or ers. Hubby, preggo, hubsters.
Even worse: doing it to names!
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Simple1









  


Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 6:13 pm
myfriends715 wrote:
I hate the word panties it drives me insane. underwear


That's funny. I say underwear because something about panties makes me nervous, I'm not sure what. I was always worried that I was teaching my kids the wrong word.
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Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 6:15 pm
myfriends715 wrote:
I hate the word panties it drives me insane. underwear


Hear hear.
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Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 6:17 pm
Calling restaurants or food meaty and milky instead of meat or dairy. I've been told that it's British but I'm sure that the Brooklynites who use are doing so as a mistranslation of Yiddish and not because they come from the UK, Australia or South Africa.
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Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 6:21 pm
I hate the expression "no offense". It means that you are about to offend someone.
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NativeMom









  


Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 6:22 pm
open/close the light
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rain









  


Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 6:24 pm
cant stand when people say "good stuff"
e. ooo (eating something) good stuff
could be because my grandmother in law says it all the time in a really annoying voice
Very Happy
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Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 6:31 pm
I think "I could care less" is American English because I have never heard it in British English.

Phrases that annoy me:

"could of" and "shoud of" instead of "could have" and "should have"

"pacific" instead of "specific"

"literally" when it isn't (I literally killed myself laughing!)

"I was sat on a chair" instead of "I was sitting..." or "I sat"

"very unique"

"less" instead of "fewer"
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penguin









  


Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 6:34 pm
DH says the store is opened. Can't convince him the correct word is open.
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MommyZ









  


Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 6:36 pm
My dh says may you instead of could you or would you.
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Post  Wed, Aug 31 2011, 6:58 pm
I hate lol.
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