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Old 09-06-2008, 09:30 AM   #121
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I'm 100% with Dana on this one.
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:48 AM   #122
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Actually Dana, pronouncing the t in often is not limited to brits...I don't think this has a bit to do with the Brit vs US dynamic.

Tons of US people do it that aren't half-brights or less. I think UG is aiming at offending globally.
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:16 PM   #123
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UG ofTen offends.
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:37 PM   #124
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Spotted in another forum, on a thread regarding Ike:

title waves

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Old 09-12-2008, 05:45 PM   #125
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Oh oh oh...I hate it when someone uses "yet" when they mean "still" as in "Do you have that recipe yet?" What they mean to ask you is if you kept the recipe because they had given it to you last month, and wondered if you still had it in your possession.

Drives me batty.
Do people where you live say "please" when they mean "what did you say?" I know it's a Cincinnati affectation - I do it, and yes, it causes problems when I'm on the phone with someone from another state. Just wondered how far away the custom goes.

Curious, though -- what do you say when you want someone to repeat something? "Huh?" "Pardon?"
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:03 PM   #126
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Usually, I'll say either "say again", or "what was that sorry?"
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:22 PM   #127
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We say either "wha?" or "fuckyousay?"
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:39 PM   #128
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To customers I say, "Could you say that again?", but to everyone else its "huh?"

I dont prounounce the 't' in often unless Im reading it, otherwise its awfin...as in 'how awfin do you go to the store?'

FStop - I think there some similarity between Pittsburgh English and the way people from Chi-Town talk.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:56 PM   #129
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Spouse constantly "confuses" words - combines drowsy with groggy & he's usually "droggy" in the morning. He also says "prior before" which DRIVES ME CRAZY!
I do the same thing, a lot. I also mix up phrases. I once said a can of beans when I meant a can of worms...
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:17 AM   #130
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I overheard some terribly terribly nice ladies who lunch the other day and they dropped the T in ofTen. They pronounced it "orphan". I thought of UG and laughed.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:43 AM   #131
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title waves
Oh, that happens when all the Realtors in town go bugfuck, all together.

What, you hadn't heard?

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Do people where you live say "please" when they mean "what did you say?" I know it's a Cincinnati affectation - I do it, and yes, it causes problems when I'm on the phone with someone from another state. Just wondered how far away the custom goes.
That may be drawn from other languages -- specifically, German and Russian both do it that way. Romance languages pick the word for "how" rather than "what," figuring what to be flatly rude, and the Turkish uses an inquiring "M'lord?"
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:47 AM   #132
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Orphan... okay, now this is beginning to resemble the first act of Pirates of Penzance.

"...O'fen-frequently only once!!"

Yeah, I'm in rehearsal. My first experience of G&S.
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:31 PM   #133
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There may be a better thread than this one to resurrect for what I wanted to share, but I couldn't find it, so this will do.

I'm taking two online classes this quarter and they're always a rich source of funny typos and mistakes. I saw this one today and it made me chuckle. Maybe you will too. A little.

I work two jobs and go to classes. I am a very very orangized individual. I play tennis and watch movies in my spare time. Later.
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:34 PM   #134
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I have some great scholarship application quotes from my old job. I'm not sure where my notebook is, but two that stand out in my mind are:

I want to major in medical assassinating.

and:

(end of a sentence.) Because I like to see things through and I never leave anything undone. (start of another sentence.)

My sis-in-law was one of my committee members (I was chair and she's VP of Development) and we probably laughed reading scholarship applications more than was nice.
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