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  Reply # 1407828 16-Oct-2015 12:52
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Like......?

"We are across it......."

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  Reply # 1407833 16-Oct-2015 12:57
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grant_k: IMO, the recent trend of starting every sentence with 'So' sounds just as retarded.  It is totally superfluous as evidenced by the title of another thread posted this morning:

So, got my Nexus 6 today..


This one nicks me off a whole lot lately.

First noticed it a little while ago when our "beloved" Prime Minister started doing it with pretty much every sentence he starts when he is answering questions.
Then noticed many other MPs doing it - maybe it was a National Party edict!

Now it seems to have spread everywhere.

Its very much as useful as starting a sentence with 'um' - just a verbal pause.....




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  Reply # 1407842 16-Oct-2015 13:08
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I can't stand when people say "on accident" instead of "by accident". I don't know if both are correct, but as far as I'm concerned you do something "on purpose" or "by accident".

Hmm, what to write...
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  Reply # 1407843 16-Oct-2015 13:13
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Paul1977: I can't stand when people say "on accident" instead of "by accident". I don't know if both are correct, but as far as I'm concerned you do something "on purpose" or "by accident".


really? I have never heard anyone say "on accident", just goes to show how we are becoming two separate countries.




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  Reply # 1407845 16-Oct-2015 13:14
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How about "somethink"? "Everythink"?

Ekcetera?

These are two that annoy me. The latter could make sense if you weren't aware of the full spelling of etc. so didn't know the second letter was a "t", but really there's no excuse for the former... it's a "g" for god's sake...

And then there's 'youse' as in 'youse guys' - that literally makes my blood boil.

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  Reply # 1407847 16-Oct-2015 13:18
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mdooher:
Paul1977: I can't stand when people say "on accident" instead of "by accident". I don't know if both are correct, but as far as I'm concerned you do something "on purpose" or "by accident".


really? I have never heard anyone say "on accident", just goes to show how we are becoming two separate countries.


I work with someone who says it a lot, and I've just read it this morning in an article online. Really grinds my gears!

Another one is using "then" instead of "than". Probably don't pick it up in speech, but I see it a lot on the Internet.

Hmm, what to write...
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  Reply # 1407861 16-Oct-2015 13:20
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jonathan18: How about "somethink"? "Everythink"?

Ekcetera?

These are two that annoy me. The latter could make sense if you weren't aware of the full spelling of etc. so didn't know the second letter was a "t", but really there's no excuse for the former... it's a "g" for god's sake...

And then there's 'youse' as in 'youse guys' - that literally makes my blood boil.


Oh no, these are useful. It is as good as an IQ test in distinguishing stupid people. As in "I have everythink I need to apply for this job"..."goodbye"




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  Reply # 1407868 16-Oct-2015 13:31
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Cant say that I have ever heard of 'on accident' either - it sounds wrong though.

I recently had an argument with someone (and found I was wrong - sort of).

I said that 'lucked in' meant you were in luck (ie fortunate) and 'lucked out' meant you were out of luck (ie unfortunate).
Apparently in some parts of the world (possibly the UK according to urbandictionary.com) lucked in and lucked out both meant you were fortunate.
Dumbest thing ever!!!




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  Reply # 1407870 16-Oct-2015 13:32
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mdooher:
jonathan18: How about "somethink"? "Everythink"?

Ekcetera?

These are two that annoy me. The latter could make sense if you weren't aware of the full spelling of etc. so didn't know the second letter was a "t", but really there's no excuse for the former... it's a "g" for god's sake...

And then there's 'youse' as in 'youse guys' - that literally makes my blood boil.


Oh no, these are useful. It is as good as an IQ test in distinguishing stupid people. As in "I have everythink I need to apply for this job"..."goodbye"


Dangerous assumption I reckon!

I work in the training/education field with someone with a Masters; she is also generally excellent in her role, but succumbs to "somethink" and "everythink".

This is evidence to me that much of this is also reflective of our own personal prejudices and desire to maintain cultural capital (or a form of snobbery, to call a spade a spade) - and before I'm pounced on for this statement I too plead guilty to this.

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  Reply # 1407871 16-Oct-2015 13:33
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jonathan18: How about "somethink"? "Everythink"?

Ekcetera?

These are two that annoy me. The latter could make sense if you weren't aware of the full spelling of etc. so didn't know the second letter was a "t", but really there's no excuse for the former... it's a "g" for god's sake...

And then there's 'youse' as in 'youse guys' - that literally makes my blood boil.


Fully agree.  The loss of 'ing' in kiwi pronunciation is painful.  I hear that a lot, and obviously (? benefit of the doubt) the smart people saying it just don't realise they're doing it.

I laugh at myself as being a father who is overly picky about this, but anythink just literally makes my head explode.

One uses a tool, and I'll show it to all of you, or to you all etc.
Yous fullas crops up everyone once in a while and I'm like so annoyed that it literally twists my guts into a huge mess every time I hear it.
So, like, there, there's that.



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  Reply # 1407873 16-Oct-2015 13:37
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Yes - there is a danger of becoming the old geezers that dont like change - still find these things annoying though.
I suppose language changes continuously and always has.


"Aks" instead of ask - morons!

"Would of" instead of "would have" - come on people!




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  Reply # 1407875 16-Oct-2015 13:37
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At the end of the day if you regularly use phrases at work like youse guys, bro, somethink, or like... like.... like, you will languish in level 1 techie land for life.  If you want a promotion, get rid of the t-shirt with the cool skull motif and drop the slang. 

Hmm, what to write...
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  Reply # 1407876 16-Oct-2015 13:37
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jonathan18:
mdooher:
jonathan18: How about "somethink"? "Everythink"?

Ekcetera?

These are two that annoy me. The latter could make sense if you weren't aware of the full spelling of etc. so didn't know the second letter was a "t", but really there's no excuse for the former... it's a "g" for god's sake...

And then there's 'youse' as in 'youse guys' - that literally makes my blood boil.


Oh no, these are useful. It is as good as an IQ test in distinguishing stupid people. As in "I have everythink I need to apply for this job"..."goodbye"


Dangerous assumption I reckon!

I work in the training/education field with someone with a Masters; she is also generally excellent in her role, but succumbs to "somethink" and "everythink".

This is evidence to me that much of this is also reflective of our own personal prejudices and desire to maintain cultural capital (or a form of snobbery, to call a spade a spade) - and before I'm pounced on for this statement I too plead guilty to this.


This is why it is stupid to talk like you are and idiot, people will think you are an idiot. Think of what happens on this forum when a newbees first post looks like a text message from someone who has never seen a vowel. I for one tend to think "what an idiot".




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  Reply # 1407878 16-Oct-2015 13:39
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Re op. Colloquialism

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  Reply # 1407881 16-Oct-2015 13:42
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mdooher: I live in Dunedin, I don't hear the work "bro" used in everyday conversation


I have experienced the limited cultural diversity of the south island first hand travelling around there for work, it is very white down there. The lack of bro does not surprise me.

I also have a teenage stepson and teenage nephews - their use of language is entertaining.



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