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« Reply #225 on: January 17, 2017, 01:46:41 PM »

Here's another minor peeve I was reminded of today, although it's hardly my problem, lol: 

- Murray (even from long-term fans who should know better)
- Rielly/Reilly/Riley/Reiley (all seen here in a single thread on Jack R!)
- Anniversario (there should be one n)
- Etc.

All it takes is a little care, folks.
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« Reply #226 on: January 17, 2017, 01:59:15 PM »

Here's another minor peeve I was reminded of today, although it's hardly my problem, lol: 

- Murray (even from long-term fans who should know better)
- Rielly/Reilly/Riley/Reiley (all seen here in a single thread on Jack R!)
- Anniversario (there should be one n)
- Etc.

All it takes is a little care, folks.

Misspelling proper names doesn't bother me nearly as much as the misuse of there/their/they're. 
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« Reply #227 on: January 17, 2017, 02:09:35 PM »

I don't pay attention to typos/ misspellings, grammar mistakes IF the text is easy to understand. That said, "an history" & other "an h..." combination puzzles.
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« Reply #228 on: January 17, 2017, 02:56:15 PM »

Here's another minor peeve I was reminded of today, although it's hardly my problem, lol: 

- Murray (even from long-term fans who should know better)
- Rielly/Reilly/Riley/Reiley (all seen here in a single thread on Jack R!)
- Anniversario (there should be one n)
- Etc.

All it takes is a little care, folks.

Misspelling proper names doesn't bother me nearly as much as the misuse of there/their/they're. 
I try to ignore grammar mistakes, but every time I read "would of" instead of "would have", I want to punch the computer screen.
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« Reply #229 on: January 18, 2017, 02:10:38 AM »


Misspelling proper names doesn't bother me nearly as much as the misuse of there/their/they're.

I try to ignore grammar mistakes, but every time I read "would of" instead of "would have", I want to punch the computer screen.

Haha. Agreed on both counts. I believe the curious case of "it's/its" has already been discussed...
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« Reply #230 on: January 18, 2017, 04:10:44 AM »

The point is "would of" and the like are not grammatical mistakes. They are wilful butchering of a language.
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« Reply #231 on: January 18, 2017, 04:16:58 AM »

Here's another minor peeve I was reminded of today, although it's hardly my problem, lol: 

- Murray (even from long-term fans who should know better)
- Rielly/Reilly/Riley/Reiley (all seen here in a single thread on Jack R!)
- Anniversario (there should be one n)
- Etc.

All it takes is a little care, folks.
Sorry, but "anniversario" depends on language. It's "anniversario" (so, correct) in Italian. "Aniversario" in Spanish. The seldom used but existing "anniversary" in English.
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« Reply #232 on: January 18, 2017, 04:26:25 AM »

Sorry, but "anniversario" depends on language. It's "anniversario" (so, correct) in Italian. "Aniversario" in Spanish. The seldom used but existing "anniversary" in English.
I think JK means poster Eric Aniversario.
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« Reply #233 on: January 18, 2017, 04:29:38 AM »

Sorry, but "anniversario" depends on language. It's "anniversario" (so, correct) in Italian. "Aniversario" in Spanish. The seldom used but existing "anniversary" in English.

I think JK means poster Eric Aniversario.

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« Reply #234 on: January 18, 2017, 06:30:51 AM »

The point is "would of" and the like are not grammatical mistakes. They are wilful butchering of a language.

It bugs me as much as anyone, but I think one of the points is that it usually *isn't* willful. To me, a good amount of the frustration about people writing that is that they don't know they're making a mistake.
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« Reply #235 on: January 18, 2017, 08:54:27 AM »

I've not read the whole thread, so apologies if this has been mentioned already.  I get annoyed when someone says, and I hear this literally every day, "I could care less", or even worse, "I could care".  Makes no sense. 
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« Reply #236 on: January 18, 2017, 12:39:26 PM »


Misspelling proper names doesn't bother me nearly as much as the misuse of there/their/they're.

I try to ignore grammar mistakes, but every time I read "would of" instead of "would have", I want to punch the computer screen.

Haha. Agreed on both counts. I believe the curious case of "it's/its" has already been discussed...
I'll be honest, I always confuse(read: don't understand lol) The difference between its/it's, and to/two/too. *hangs head*
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« Reply #237 on: January 19, 2017, 03:45:10 AM »

The point is "would of" and the like are not grammatical mistakes. They are wilful butchering of a language.

It bugs me as much as anyone, but I think one of the points is that it usually *isn't* willful. To me, a good amount of the frustration about people writing that is that they don't know they're making a mistake.
I think they know, but, as they would put it, "they could care less".
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« Reply #238 on: January 31, 2017, 10:02:43 AM »

In family, friends, work gatherings, if smb. asks dumb question "Why don't you drink?" & says things like "Just a sip"/ "1 glass wouldn't hurt" etc. If you say you don't like the taste & prefer tea, fresh orange juice etc., they must respectfully stop asking & give reasons why you should. Esp. friends - no good/best friend - I reiterate NO good/best friend - will ask you to drink if 1st time you said "No". If you gave negative answer, it means exactly that - negative answer. If they annoyingly continue, I usually say "get lost, will ya?". & that's that.
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« Reply #239 on: January 31, 2017, 10:21:12 AM »

In family, friends, work gatherings, if smb. asks dumb question "Why don't you drink?" & says things like "Just a sip"/ "1 glass wouldn't hurt" etc. If you say you don't like the taste & prefer tea, fresh orange juice etc., they must respectfully stop asking & give reasons why you should. Esp. friends - no good/best friend - I reiterate NO good/best friend - will ask you to drink if 1st time you said "No". If you gave negative answer, it means exactly that - negative answer. If they annoyingly continue, I usually say "get lost, will ya?". & that's that.

Totally agree with this!

I've found the people who continuously push alcohol in those situations are the most annoying people anyways...which is why they push drinks because the only time you can stand to be around these people is if you're buzzed or drunk.
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« Reply #240 on: January 31, 2017, 01:01:51 PM »

Totally agree with this!

I've found the people who continuously push alcohol in those situations are the most annoying people anyways...which is why they push drinks because the only time you can stand to be around these people is if you're buzzed or drunk.
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I mean they've got eyes, they see you with cup of tea. The brain should work fast & make them refrain from asking pointless question. If they drink - it's their problem. You don't have to join them if you don't like it being strict teetotaler.

Few years ago, in some BBs threads, people went on super-boring "beer talk" sidetrack as cheesy way to reconcile after debating sth. Roll Eyes To read thru that was real pain in the neck. Special topic was created in the Sandbox for it.
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« Reply #241 on: January 31, 2017, 01:36:30 PM »

The brain should work fast & make them refrain from asking pointless question.

I think, too, that they partially see it as asserting dominance. Drinking is very socially acceptable so if you're not drinking there must be something wrong with you (this is my perception of their mentality). Pushing drinks on someone who clearly doesn't want any alcohol in an environment where there are many people drinking is one way to point out the weak person in the herd.

I guess from life experience the only people who have pushed drinks on me are those who seem really insecure about themselves - and thus they usually try to find and point out the "flaws" in others. I drink when I want to drink, and if I'm around people who push drinks I'm more than likely not going to partake.

I remember those beer threads haha. Makes sense they were moved to the Sandbox - I don't mind talk about beer but I can see why most would find it distasteful in the on-topic section.
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« Reply #242 on: January 31, 2017, 02:27:43 PM »

The beer talk was amazing!
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« Reply #243 on: January 31, 2017, 03:18:16 PM »

I think, too, that they partially see it as asserting dominance. Drinking is very socially acceptable so if you're not drinking there must be something wrong with you (this is my perception of their mentality). Pushing drinks on someone who clearly doesn't want any alcohol in an environment where there are many people drinking is one way to point out the weak person in the herd.

I guess from life experience the only people who have pushed drinks on me are those who seem really insecure about themselves - and thus they usually try to find and point out the "flaws" in others. I drink when I want to drink, and if I'm around people who push drinks I'm more than likely not going to partake.

I remember those beer threads haha. Makes sense they were moved to the Sandbox - I don't mind talk about beer but I can see why most would find it distasteful in the on-topic section.
Yes, collective mind & all that. People like sheep. If you step outside - god forbid! - you'll be given weird looks. Roll Eyes I couldn't care less what's "very socially acceptable". Nobody must be easily influenced, esp. by bad habits. If your friends/ co-workers drink - cool. But that's, like, their problem. Just like you don't read them lecture about bad effects of drinking (which is fact), they musn't tell you join them. You said "No" & that's that. Basta.

I agree, they're *very* insecure. Re: beer talks, not just distasteful - REAL snoozefest. If they shoot the breeze about drinking & outclassing each other in trying different sorts in the Sandbox - no problem, I'll just ignore it. But to read it in the main board is joykill & annoying as all hell.
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« Reply #244 on: February 01, 2017, 04:20:01 PM »



Knowing that Trump is going to do something stupid every day of his presidency and our Beach Boys board will continue to be saturated with daily posts like this for the next four, possibly eight years.
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« Reply #245 on: February 11, 2017, 09:18:55 AM »

Jive talk. Just watch this What's My Line? mystery guest episode with Julie London. All 4 panelists seem rather annoyed by her "You know, like" answers. They seem confused as to what she even says. Then moderator John Daly tries to translate it into normal speech & then at one point ends it with "You dig?". Everybody laughs, even Julie. But yes, it is painful to hear.
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« Reply #246 on: February 11, 2017, 10:10:49 AM »

Crybabies and busybodies.
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« Reply #247 on: February 11, 2017, 10:15:36 AM »

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« Reply #248 on: February 11, 2017, 10:32:54 AM »

The smelly orange-yellow berries (?) on the sidewalk down the block and unshoveled sidewalks that have become slick water-and-ice patches.
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« Reply #249 on: February 11, 2017, 11:33:55 AM »

Jive talk. Just watch this What's My Line? mystery guest episode with Julie London. All 4 panelists seem rather annoyed by her "You know, like" answers. They seem confused as to what she even says. Then moderator John Daly tries to translate it into normal speech & then at one point ends it with "You dig?". Everybody laughs, even Julie. But yes, it is painful to hear.

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