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« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2014, 08:55:02 PM »

I think everyone is always annoyed at everyone else's slang. Slang is always stupid (except to whoever uses it). New, old, whatever.

I recognize slang.
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« Reply #76 on: October 25, 2014, 08:15:11 AM »

I think everyone is always annoyed at everyone else's slang. Slang is always stupid (except to whoever uses it). New, old, whatever.

I recognize slang.

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« Reply #77 on: October 26, 2014, 11:05:38 PM »

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« Reply #78 on: October 27, 2014, 11:12:30 AM »

The apostrophe thing gets me, too.  And the 'axe' thing.  And people who write m' kay.

These are some that I hear all the time in east central Wisconsin.  Maybe a regional thing, but I'm curious if anybody else hears these:

People who pronounce Chipotle as Chipolte.
People who say Valentimes Day.
People who refer to their driver's license as if it were a plural thing, e.g. ("Did you get your driver's license, Julie?" "Yes, I got them this morning").  Huh?
People who tell me that they're going to the Packer game.  What, only one of them is going to be playing?

This final one is just me, I'm sure, because almost everyone (except me, it seems) uses the word gig when talking about a concert that they've seen.  As I was growing up, though, a gig was a job.  ("I landed a new gig at the electronics factory.")  Now, if you are musician, a gig could be a concert if you were playing there for money.  ("My band scored a nice gig for next Friday at the Sonova Beach Club.  We'll make $200 each.")  I don't know when the meaning of the word changed, but it took me by surprise.  
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« Reply #79 on: October 27, 2014, 03:16:55 PM »

The apostrophe thing gets me, too.  And the 'axe' thing.  And people who write m' kay.

These are some that I hear all the time in east central Wisconsin.  Maybe a regional thing, but I'm curious if anybody else hears these:

People who pronounce Chipotle as Chipolte.


 I don't think I've ever heard it pronounced anything but Chipolte !!  (I don't get it)
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« Reply #80 on: October 28, 2014, 05:19:57 AM »

The apostrophe thing gets me, too.  And the 'axe' thing.  And people who write m' kay.

These are some that I hear all the time in east central Wisconsin.  Maybe a regional thing, but I'm curious if anybody else hears these:

People who pronounce Chipotle as Chipolte.


 I don't think I've ever heard it pronounced anything but Chipolte !!  (I don't get it)

Chipotle ( chi-POHT-lay )  See, the T comes before the L, so why....oh, never mind.
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« Reply #81 on: October 28, 2014, 10:40:42 PM »

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« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2014, 12:22:32 AM »

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« Reply #83 on: November 07, 2014, 01:05:34 AM »

the album title
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« Reply #84 on: November 07, 2014, 01:19:18 AM »

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« Reply #85 on: November 07, 2014, 05:11:23 AM »

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« Reply #86 on: November 09, 2014, 10:48:27 AM »

Writing the album title in cursive. What's so cool about it that everyone started doing so copying each other - I do not know. Really stupid. So there.
Standard practice (not only) in academic writing. Makes texts easier to read as well (I think). I'm used to doing it that way, nothing fashionable about it. Wink
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« Reply #87 on: November 09, 2014, 11:18:27 AM »

I hadn't ever heard that this was called "cursive." (I've only known it as italics.) Googled it. Found out. Interesting.

Writing an album title in italics is about as fashionable or stupid as capitalizing proper nouns or separating sentences with punctuation.
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« Reply #88 on: November 09, 2014, 11:43:02 AM »

I hadn't ever heard that this was called "cursive." (I've only known it as italics.) Googled it. Found out. Interesting.

Writing an album title in italics is about as fashionable or stupid as capitalizing proper nouns or separating sentences with punctuation.
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« Reply #89 on: November 10, 2014, 08:54:38 PM »

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« Reply #90 on: November 10, 2014, 08:55:39 PM »

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« Reply #91 on: November 11, 2014, 05:35:15 AM »

My point wasn't related to the relative merits of the convention, but of the fact it is one. So that you don't want to compare them is moot. Hang that on your wall. And on mine I'll hang a reminder not to waste my time on trolls.
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« Reply #92 on: November 11, 2014, 06:04:07 AM »

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« Reply #93 on: November 11, 2014, 07:18:29 AM »

I don't know how everything I say turns out to be wrong.
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Standard practice (not only) in academic writing.
This I was not aware. Not that I agree with the academics.

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Makes texts easier to read as well (I think).
You think. To me, I read fine w/ every word written in one font.

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I'm used to doing it that way, nothing fashionable about it. Wink
Good for you. Maybe "fashionable" wasn't a fitting word choice, but it's still pet peeve of mine.
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« Reply #94 on: November 12, 2014, 02:21:42 AM »

Writing the album title in cursive. What's so cool about it that everyone started doing so copying each other - I do not know. Really stupid. So there.

That's a quirk of mine, except it's in bold italics, thus - Surf's Up - and avoids not only a plethora of "", but also confusion when an album title and song are the same. I use simple italics for book/movie/TV show titles. Used to render album titles in UPPER CASE, but that looks like I'm shouting. I think it looks neater and aids communication, but you're all welcome to disagree (you're all wrong of course...  Smiley ).
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« Reply #95 on: November 12, 2014, 02:28:56 AM »

I don't consider it a glaring mistake if someone writes an album title plainly. You can still understand the text.

Surfin' U.S.A is pretty good, and so is Surfin' U.S.A..

Which is album, which is single ? You tell me. However...

"Surfin' U.S.A." is pretty good, and so is Surfin' U.S.A..

See, ease of communication, irrespective of one's mother tongue.

BTW, are you somehow incapable of spelling "something" in full ? If it's an affectation, can we have a little consistency, thus ?

"I don't know how evth. I say turns out to be wrong. I really try to exps. myself well like any of you & it's smhw. evytm. is incoherent & illogical. Honestly, when I post sth. on our local board, evth. is fine & no one finds it questionable or badly written."
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« Reply #96 on: November 20, 2014, 04:26:54 AM »

 Ringo Starr and his constant flashing of the peace sign is beyond old. It seems so trite and disingenuous. I like Ringo but........
STOP IT, RINGO !
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« Reply #97 on: November 21, 2014, 11:09:48 AM »

Hi all,

1.  People who send mixed signals
2.  Those who take the school teacher appraoch when the aren't teachers
3.  People who deamand that others be pleased with things go wrong.  Yet they don't have to be that way themselves.
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« Reply #98 on: November 28, 2014, 11:59:09 AM »

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