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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by spikechiquet, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Why, oh why do people put this is their stories? What's the history behind this, because it seems to come from, ahem, our more esteemed colleagues age bracket.

    What is so wrong with typing out 'heck of a'.

    Of course, I did once and the coach chewed me out for it. Oh, yeah, it was a Christian school and he got flack from parents that he "swore" to the local rag.

    The same goes for 'harriers', 'cagers', 'tankers', 'icers', 'thinclads', 'netters', 'spikers'...did I miss any?

    Found an old topic on this...but never really answered my question. Seems to be more of a regional thing...I never learned it in school.

  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    You may be young, but you are not dumb if you never use "heckuva" or "helluva."

    Heck of a thread topic!
  3. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member


    Otherwise wes gunna haves to quote ppl likes they talks.


    I guess my point is that why is gonna or gunna not accepted, but heckuva or helluva is?
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    None of the above should be accepted!
  5. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    sonuvabitch. :D
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Fuck you, petty. And fuck your cross-threading!
  7. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

  8. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Please, please don't tell me an 'icer' is a hockey player. I'll have to go postal on someone.
  9. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i thought an icer was a person who did good meth.
  10. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    I grew up on a paper that used it religiously.

    When I got old enough to work there...the abuse stopped. I redesigned the paper while the SE was out of the office for carpal tunnel surgery and the cliches stopped...well, till I left for greener pastures.
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Well, that's it ... I'm going to have to go shoot someone now.
  12. bob

    bob Member

    I appreciate those thoughts. I regularly use heckuva, gonna, etc., when quoting. Old habit that I now realize I've gotta break.
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