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  1. #46
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    Driving home from Colorado a couple days ago I found a public radio station and the guy was doing a show about Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon and speaker and author ... and a primary theme of the show was the incredible importance of reading and education.
    The guy doing the show, however, kept referring to "John Hopkins" hospital. GRRRRRR~!~! Education is important but you can't get the name of the hospital right? Talk about sending the message "Education is important - but we're going to be hopelessly ignorant anyway!"

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    Ah, many of these irritate me from time to time. In casual conversation, most of my friends and associates, or even I(!), will use some variation listed here, just for effect. No problem there. And in a post in a forum such as this, the grammar and pronunciation isn't all that important to me. Occasionally, it can be confusing, and I hate it when I've included some typo that makes it appear that I don't know the correct word...and don't notice until it's too late to edit.

    It is publications and news broadcasts that I wish would get it right!

    The sports player did not miss a game because he has a groin. Everyone has a groin! He missed the game because he has a groin injury!

    There is no such thing as stick-to-it-iveness. The word is tenacity! Good gravy!!

    Gosh, those are just the first two that come to mind. If I think of more, I'll share.

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  3. #48
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geonz View Post
    Driving home from Colorado a couple days ago I found a public radio station and the guy was doing a show about Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon and speaker and author ... and a primary theme of the show was the incredible importance of reading and education.
    The guy doing the show, however, kept referring to "John Hopkins" hospital. GRRRRRR~!~! Education is important but you can't get the name of the hospital right? Talk about sending the message "Education is important - but we're going to be hopelessly ignorant anyway!"
    I'm sorry, I don't know the correct name of the hospital. A google seach reveals that there is a John Hopkins hospital in Baltimore.....
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  4. #49
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    Impact instead of affect or effect. Yes, it's correct but once again, overused.

    Quote Originally Posted by indigoiis View Post
    I overheard a conversation where one man said to another, "I got tired of all her agonisms."
    I kind of like that one.
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    "FRICKEN" instead the "f-word" ... Half the time when people say FRICKEN, it sounds so much like the F-word, you might as well have just said it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttaylor508 View Post
    "FRICKEN" instead the "f-word" ... Half the time when people say FRICKEN, it sounds so much like the F-word, you might as well have just said it....
    I personally like friggin'

    It keeps me from really cussing when I'm angry. Or mad, as in insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBTC View Post
    I'm sorry, I don't know the correct name of the hospital. A google seach reveals that there is a John Hopkins hospital in Baltimore.....
    That would be Johns Hopkins.

    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/
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    And yet the F-word was a good old Elizabethan verb!

    At the moment, I am angered by any word used in a pre-recorded phone message. Both our home phone line and my business line are on the Do No Call Registry and yet the friggin' idiots call them anyway.

    Oh yeah, and "very unique".

    I actually like word play. My English teacher dad always used oderarmdeunderant and irrigerated the lawn.
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBTC View Post
    I'm sorry, I don't know the correct name of the hospital. A google seach reveals that there is a John Hopkins hospital in Baltimore.....
    Maybe that's a cheap knock-off or the walk-in clinic at the drug store
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    Think of how much money they save by providing only one John . . . . . .
    Frends know gud humors when dey is hear it. ~ Da Crockydiles of ZZE.

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    Wow, this really set off a firestorm...

    I thought of another one that makes me want to scream: disrespect used as a VERB. It's an adverb, damn it. "He treated me with disrespect" or "He treated me disrespectfully" NOT "He disrespected me". AAaaaaarrggh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica View Post
    "Wicked" is a long time Maineism. It's staying in my vocabulary.

    V.
    I still like "wicked".

    These grate on my nerves:
    utilize
    drill down
    collaborative

    And for some reason, "sweet" just irritates me. Not sure why. I probably didn't like the first person who said it to me.

  13. #58
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    How about chaffing? Really, my bicycle shorts do not cause me to have the hulls of wheat on my buttocks!! (although I imagine it could feel similar)
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    The word "folks" makes me cringe, especially when used by news reporters and politicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBTC View Post
    How about chaffing? Really, my bicycle shorts do not cause me to have the hulls of wheat on my buttocks!!
    Have you actually checked on that lately?
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