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Things that irk you......

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef2, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I just read this in yet another news article: "The suspect fled on foot."

    No he didn't. He ran away. No one talks like that except cops.
  2. Dog8Cats

    Dog8Cats Active Member

    And when someone is involved in an accident, newspapers always say the injured "was transported" to a hospital.

    "taken" couldn't be used?
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Funny. The big thing I learned was that there are no "accidents" only crashes. Like there are no "murders" until charges are filed - they're all homocides.
  4. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    We always laughed about "rushed to a nearby hospital."
    Somebody would always say, "The injured person was casually taken to a hospital far far away."
    Tweener likes this.
  5. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Convenience fees.

    I ordered tickets online to a minor league baseball game. I picked the seats, paid for parking, entered my payment information and printed the tickets yet was hit with a $6 convenience fee.

    It was kinda inconvenient, waiting on the website to load, setting up an account and going across the house to get my wallet.

    It would have been more convenient to buy them at the box office, where the team is actually paying someone to help me, but it was cheaper to get them online because of a discount, even with the fee.
    Batman and expendable like this.
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