(Closed) Words and Phrases that drive you crazy.

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I work in an optometry office and literally EVERY SINGLE DAY we have patients come in and say:

“I’m here to have my eyes examed” or

“I need to make and appointment to have my eyes examed”

I want to knock myself out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Its “I’m here to have my eyes examined” I understand that, were I live, people have a different way of talking…but who in the world has ever heard the word “examed”?

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I hate when people say “…I’m just saying” Well I hear you speaking and I understand that you just said it, so why are you following up with “I’m just saying”, what else would you be doing when words are coming out of your mouth?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I hate it when people misuse the word literally. As in, “Omg, I literally will die if I don’t get those shoes.” No sweetie, I promise you won’t.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ooops, double post!

Post # 9
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have to tell this story about a very loved  friend of mine also.  She laughs about it now, so its ok.

A bunch of friends were playing catch phrase one night and the word she described was “its a green goo you eat at mexican restaurants” and we guessed guacamole and got a point.  The person on the other team saw the card and screamed “That says glaucoma!”  We laughed for an hour.  Love her heart, she laughed harder than the rest of us.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@skyeatnight: Fiance and I always say “aks”, but we do it to be silly.

@Roux: Haha, that reminds me of the one How I Met You Mother episode when the friends talk about each other’s bad habits!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m going to Safeways. There is no S on the end of Safeway. So … are you going to all of them?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I get super FRUSTRATED when people say fustrated.  URGH!

ETA: hehe ooops just saw someone hates super!!  sorry Frown

Post # 14
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679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Ah, one of my biggest pet peeves…massacring the English language!

One of the biggest: “supposably”  It’s supposedly!  (My husband does it on purpose because he knows it drives me insane!)

“your” instead of “you’re” There is a difference!

Yes, “Ax” for “ask”.  When my students tell me they are going to “axe” someone, I always tell them not to do that because they might hurt them.  It’s a little joke for me, because most don’t get my meaning. lol

I used to work in an alternative high school for behaviorally disturbed students and the staff would constantly say that we had to “consequate” the students.  Arrgghh, it’s not a word!  It’s just become accepted.

I could go on forever!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I really cannot stand when people use the word “monies” it’s MONEY! There is no such word as “monies” it drives me up the wall!

I also cannot stand when someone types out a sentence like ” I wish I would of thought about that.” It’s “I wish I would HAVE thought about that.” Or “I wih I would’ve though about that.”

I also don’t like when girls say “I was like…” and it turns into “I’s like…” Can you tell I work with a bunch of women? Haha!

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