(Closed) Let’s eat grandpa!

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Post # 115
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1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When people say “mortifying” to mean “horrifying”. “Mortify” means “embarrass”, not “scare”. So saying, “She lost her balance walking the tightrope…I was mortified she was going to fall and hurt herself!” means that you were embarrassed she was going to fall and hurt herself.

And oh god, I can barely even type this without gagging…when people type “wah lah” or “wallah” or something for “voilà”. OMG. RAGE.

Post # 116
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1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@melodicsighs1:

Maybe I wasn’t clear, but you proved my point. My bosses use “illegible” as “not eligible” and we laugh because they use it improperly.

Post # 117
Bee
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father\'s Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

I HATE when people use text talk on facebook. Seriously people, you are in your 20’s, spell the entire word please! Also, I hate when people use the wrong word for what they are saying (ex. week versus weak,). These are high school (some are college) graduates, you think they would have learned that in, oh I don’t know, the third grade. Sigh.

Post # 118
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1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@melodicsighs1: I guess I wasn’t clear but you proved my point. I was saying that “not eligible” is an improper use of the word “illegible”.

 

 

Post # 119
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1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

(if i posted twice above, I apologize. WB seems to be crapping out on me tonight it’s not showing me my posts so I wasn’t sure if the first post I made stuck)

Post # 120
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5091 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

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@angeebride:  It’s just poor spelling.  It drives me crazy.

Post # 121
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1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@mightywombat: Oh, that makes much more sense. Thanks.

Post # 122
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1363 posts
Bumble bee

When every single one of you Americans (maybe slight exaggeration) says “I could care less”….. what? That does not make sense. The phrase is “I couldn’t care less”, which makes perfect sense. I could care less indicates that you care quite a bit because you could care less about something else. I couldn’t care less means that it is at your lowest level of caring. I have literally no idea how you guys can say that without realising it makes no sense and you must have all culturally learnt the phrase wrong.

Post # 123
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1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@VickyAurea: Haha. I was cured of my American ways early on of that one. I always just assumed it was, “I COULD care less……but I don’t.” But, you know, with the last part cut off. Of course.

Post # 124
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10635 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve come across rediculous way too many times on this site.

I also hate

ect.

check vs cheque (although I’ll forgive you Americans, but it drives me nuts when a Canadian says they paid by check).

Post # 125
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2017 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@mightywombat: I agree-definitely similar:)

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@Corilee13:  I hate to be a hater, so thank you for that correction:)

Post # 126
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1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@AB Bride: I wish we Americans could get away with saying cheque without sounding pretentious.

Post # 128
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2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

“I am bias” instead of “I am biased”.  I see it all the time on the ‘bee and it drives me nutso.

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