incorrect phrase or term do you hate hearing?

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  1. 686Owner

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    They didn't speak english though.
     
  2. windplex

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    some cultures say the equivalent of its nothing. agreed a simple your welcome would do.
     

  3. windplex

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    mostly coloquialisms amuse me more than anything and I know I am and have been guilty of them as well so hard to fault others too much.

    in two midwestern cities many liked to ask: are you coming with? should I bring my notebook with? my kids' teachers and many people spoke this way particularly in MN but also somewhat in WI.

    I wonder if it has to do with german or scandahoovian sentence structure -- the heratage of these areas?

    Worked with an educated and well spoken fellow who asked me "we're going to lunch do you want to come with?" I waited silently, looking him in the eye. He said well?! I am just waiting for you to finish your sentence. (he knows the same old jokes I know) and said: We are going to lunch, would you like to come with, ass****? Why thank you, I'd be delighted!:supergrin: we both had a good laugh -- I set him up for the old where is the harvard library at joke.
     
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  4. 2-8 Marine

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    I hate . . . irregardless, hit the plause button, supposably, Dezember, oragano for oregano. Is it really so hard to learn the proper word?
     
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  5. IT0

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    When people refer to 'concrete' as 'cement'.
     
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    When people say to me, "No, you're wrong." I can't stand when they make that stupid mistake!
     
  7. Arquebus12

    Arquebus12 Non-broccophobe CLM

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    Carry over from the days of stagecoaches and horseback, maybe?
     
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    "Know what I'm sayin."

    "Word."
     
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  9. Wasatch

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    I think you hit it with the German heritage.

    Kommst Du mit? Are you coming with?

    Wie geht's Dir? How's it going?
     
  10. Glotin

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    I'm neither advocating nor supporting ignorance.

    Your example is invalid because you're comparing the replacement of a technical term with a different technical term to the replacement of one word with a synonym.

    Whether you like it or not, the definition of velocity only involves a vector in Mechanics.

    Again, the word originates from the Latin word for speed.
     
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  11. NOLA_glock

    NOLA_glock Shrug Life

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    I've thought of another one, but you'd only ever notice it written.

    "I should/would of..." instead of I should/would have...
     
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    I will admit I SAY it this way "should ov, would ov, could ov", but I never, EVER write it that way.
     
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    Depending on who it is I'm speaking with, I'll say "should'v", or "should have":rofl:
     
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    "refer back to" correctly stated "refer to". HS English teacher who actually gave a sh%t beat this into our young skulls full of mush!
     
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    A reporter used upcoming. The publisher sent a memo. If I see upcoming one more time, I'll be down coming and you will be out going.
     
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    the phrase "word to your mother, yo, let's get out of here" in song lyrics. :whistling:

    (yeah, I'm dating myself with this one... ;) )
     
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    More likely, a carryover from mexican spanish.
     
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    irrigardless

    for all intensive purposes

    cadillac converter
     
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    "Dont break that, Im reliable for it". Drives me crazy! We have a lady here who uses reliable instead of liable.
     
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    and whatnot