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Things that irk you......

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

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

  2. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    "Good to know you". You don't know me, you shithead, we just met.

    "For Sell". God, you're ignorant.

    "I did it on accident". No, no, no, you did it by accident, you dipstick.
    HandsomeHarley likes this.
  3. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Must of or should of. There are people now who think it is correct and acceptable.
  4. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    People who use "it's a" instead of the correct "there's a"
    Dyno likes this.
  5. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I guess we'll go over to Rick Monday's Thursday, meet up with Jeff Saturday Friday and go have a sundae.
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Getting an order from the Taco Bell drive thru and, instead of them asking what sauce you want, they just fill the bag with mild.
    Who the fuck gets mild sauce at Taco Bell?
  7. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    "Dinning out."
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Who the fuck plays the food snob with taco sauce?
  9. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Maybe we will run into Tuesday Weld and Billy Sunday!
  10. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    When someone begins a business phone conversation with "Hi. How are you?" before they've identified themselves. I automatically assume they're sales people.
    Baron Scicluna likes this.
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Local TV news has lost the ability to speak a sentence in their torturous and dumb pursuit of the active voice.
    Crime coverage on local TV news has become a non-stop stream of present and past particpial phrases:
    • Police continuing to look for the suspect
    • Residents fearing for their safety
    • Friends and family shocked by the events

    Your participal is a verb form but it is not functioning as a verb. I have recently watched three crime segments that never included an actual verb.
    It's a crime. The verb is the best part of the story. Use a VERB!
    OscarMadison likes this.
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    As someone who produces and writes a newscast every day... the bullshit "active" tense drives me insane. I have not and will not write that way, but I've had anchors who will change scripts to it. (Frequently just the first line of the script -- the rest is allowed to remain in English.)
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