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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2009, 11:46:39 AM »
I think it's fun to say "dude" sometimes.

I even think it's fun to call females "dude."
i call females dudette.
i like to take the word and give it some regality - as in your dudeness.
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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2009, 04:43:13 PM »
According to my 16 yr old daughter...it's not cool for someone my age to say "dude".  She also doesn't like it when girls/women use the word "dude".

The favorite word for my 14 yr old son & his knucklehead friends is..."pants".  They just think it's a funny word.  They've taken to using it as an exclamation..."What the pants?!!".

A favorite word of mine is Fizbo.  It's not really a word, I use it to refer to people & it sort of replaces "dude" as in "Hey Fizbo, when are we going to the movie?" or "Let's meet in Fizbo's office."  I had a boss that used the term to refer to anybody on his staff.  Apparently it is a real estate term that means For Sale By Owner, FSBO.  He just appropriated it to refer to anybody.

A few other irritations that I just thought of...adding "ing" to words that shouldn't have "ing" such as "efforting" or "partnering".  I guess those may fall under the category of "office-speak" which I hate.  Words & phrases like "repurposing" "synergy" "paradigm shifts" "incentivise" "going forward" blah blah blah.

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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2009, 07:22:16 PM »
but i started using "dude" back when i was in my early 30's so a 20 year history outweighs your 14 year old daughter's opinion. :P
(nb: i did not say "back in the day.")
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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2009, 09:49:12 AM »
Pet peeve: my place of employment calls the workers a "team", and the "supervisors are "coaches". I can't stand that. Just call us what we are.

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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2009, 02:28:24 PM »
Ooohhh lets not get started on politically correct workplace terminology.

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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2009, 07:22:46 AM »
Ooohhh lets not get started on politically correct workplace terminology.

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aw, c'mon, paul. let's!
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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2009, 06:52:43 AM »
I absolutely hate the phrase "My bad". Every time I read or hear it I want to reply "Your bad English?!"
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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2009, 08:53:03 PM »
"I could care less"

Really?  That you means you care to some degree.  No, you couldn't care less!

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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2009, 10:04:50 AM »
fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?

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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2009, 06:02:35 AM »
Teenagers using the word "awesome" have devalued it so much that it no longer expresses awe and wonder. Instead it's just another slogan standing in for a genuine reaction. It's become the new "cool".

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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2009, 12:22:09 PM »
Teenagers using the word "awesome" have devalued it so much that it no longer expresses awe and wonder. Instead it's just another slogan standing in for a genuine reaction. It's become the new "cool".

In order to keep its power, when I want to use awesome to describe that is truly awesome, I say fucking awesome. So far that has worked well for me except when I am in church.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2009, 09:33:26 AM by stuyvesant »

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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2009, 01:16:12 PM »
The phrase "not so much" really annoys me.   >:(

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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2009, 01:43:31 PM »
The phrase "not so much" really annoys me.   >:(



It bothers me not so much  ;D

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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2009, 02:52:32 PM »
'teh' and 'shyte' - Internet crap

it's 'the' and 'shite' - for feks sake

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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2009, 01:25:47 AM »
really,what happen to him,?what words comes from them?.,.




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Re: List of words it is not OK to ever say
« Reply #55 on: May 08, 2009, 08:08:03 PM »
Don't EVER call me "Boss."  These smart-ass young guys in stores always always tryin' to be cool and at the same time insulting.  I tell them I ain't your boss, dude. Next guy to call me boss will wish he never did. Word up to yo mutha!!!