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Old 01-31-2010, 09:57 PM
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Random.
To quote Jenna Marowni:

"That's so tandem!"

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Utilize is a crappy word utilized by crappy people.
Hilarious!
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:40 PM
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I hate it when people mispronounce "coup de grâce." Ashe does it in a cutscene in FFXII and it annoys me every time.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:46 PM
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In that same vein, I recently heard deus ex machina as "Doos ex machine-uh."
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:47 PM
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I agree with random being overused, and incorrectly used. Random does not mean the same as unexpected. I get that a lot too because I'll change conversation subjects on a whim.

The worst one has to be the word "EPIC". Fucking horrible misuse of a word. That throwaway joke on your favorite tv series was mildly amusing. NOT EPIC! Also, the word fail got old 3 years ago. Especially stupid when put together. Epic fail......ick
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:06 PM
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I hate it when people mispronounce "coup de grâce." Ashe does it in a cutscene in FFXII and it annoys me every time.
Considering how "marquis" is pronounced in that game (still correctly, but not conventionally), I'd assume it was intentional.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:09 PM
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I don't know if I hate their use of the word 'super' but I sure hate their use of the word 'cute'. Not that I hate the word cute, but they use it excessively.
they super love to say super words like super and cute!


I think random will continue to be overused in high schools for a while to come. I mean, it's been at least four years; any older data points want to chime in?
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:19 PM
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Irregardless. I can hear the English language whimper every time someone says that.

Thought shower. Allegedly "brain storm" is offensive to epileptics.

I'ma. Or I'm going to. Is I'm gonna too long for you, you idle tossers?
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:28 PM
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The worst one has to be the word "EPIC". Fucking horrible misuse of a word. That throwaway joke on your favorite tv series was mildly amusing. NOT EPIC! Also, the word fail got old 3 years ago. Especially stupid when put together. Epic fail......ick
I always avoid using "Epic" except as a noun (in those cases in which there's no other appropriately precise synonym), or as its original adjectival meaning, "long and boring."
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:34 PM
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Thought shower. Allegedly "brain storm" is offensive to epileptics.
I assume this is just a UK thing, like "spaz."


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I'm going to. Is I'm gonna too long for you, you idle tossers?
This seems backwards.
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The first time I turned on a PS2, I definitely felt some sort of attraction. I won't say it was precisely sexual, but it might've been.
This precise quote quite precisely gives me a precise-as-hell erection.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:57 PM
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I stopped being annoyed at the use of the word "literally" to mean "figuratively, but forcefully" when I found it it's been misused that way since the 18th century.
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I forgot one. "I digress". Why does every person that writes on the internet always have to start an article with a completely off topic paragraph, then at the end say "I digress". It's not a meme, but it feels like one because everyone seems to use it. And it's only in the last 4 or 5 years that I've really noticed it. It doesn't even fit when they say it. They say it at the END of a paragraph, where the proper term would be, "I have digressed". You should only be able to say "I digress" BEFORE you go off topic. Yeesh.....
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Thought shower. Allegedly "brain storm" is offensive to epileptics.
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I assume this is just a UK thing, like "spaz."
The uniquely British worry over offending epileptics is bewildering and alien to me. But now that I think of it, wouldn't the need for epileptic-specific euphemisms over there seem to imply that there is a standing tradition in the UK of being a bastard to epileptics? Why would someone even do that?
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:50 AM
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I think random will continue to be overused in high schools for a while to come. I mean, it's been at least four years; any older data points want to chime in?
Yeah, since the early 90's, as far as I know.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:32 AM
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I hate it when people use the phrase "roll a character" unless doing so actually requires dice rolling.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:10 AM
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I think that the practice of using "I'm looking at you, SUBJ" has to go.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:17 AM
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I seem to remember you jerks nailing my nuts to the wall for complaining about people using stupid words a while back. So what gives here?
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:09 AM
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"lulz"
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:41 AM
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This seems backwards.
What I mean is that "I'm gonna" while not great English is a generally accepted abbreviation. To abbreviate again is really irritating.

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The uniquely British worry over offending epileptics is bewildering and alien to me. But now that I think of it, wouldn't the need for epileptic-specific euphemisms over there seem to imply that there is a standing tradition in the UK of being a bastard to epileptics? Why would someone even do that?
This is the thing - to my knowledge "brain storm" has never been used against epileptics ever. This is just someone being weird and pre-emptive.

However, British kids have come out with other monstrous words like "flid" and "joey", so I guess some people could be theoretically capable of being nasty to epileptics. Children are horrible little beings.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:44 AM
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I seem to remember you jerks nailing my nuts to the wall for complaining about people using stupid words a while back. So what gives here?
Secret best is still too cool to die. No, I will not let it die.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:56 AM
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What I mean is that "I'm gonna" while not great English is a generally accepted abbreviation. To abbreviate again is really irritating.
So I take it you meant:

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"I'ma," meaning "I'm going to." Is "I'm gonna" too long for you, you idle tossers?
When I read it as:

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"I'ma" and "I'm going to." Is "I'm gonna" too long for you, you idle tossers?
This led to my confusion, since "I'm going to" is longer than "I'm gonna."


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However, British kids have come out with other monstrous words like "flid" and "joey", so I guess some people could be theoretically capable of being nasty to epileptics. Children are horrible little beings.
I had to look up the meanings and origins of those, and...yeah.
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The hideous overuse of the term "personal responsibility" to shove blatant fault for an action on the victim of said action.
Oh yeah. We might be seeing this phrase a lot when da prez starts slashing social spending like a ninja.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:06 AM
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"Intellectually dishonest."

"My favorite..."

"I like how..."
Wait... those are things I say all the time!


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W-what the hell guys? You're listing a bunch of stuff I like.
how does the irony taste bitch I bet it tastes bitter
Yes, I'm using irony correctly: it's irony of fate, or cosmic irony. Look it up on Wikipedia!
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:26 AM
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lulz

But for real I imagine I'll be putting a ton of these in here because I hear new examples almost constantly. Cathartic!
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:49 AM
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This led to my confusion, since "I'm going to" is longer than "I'm gonna."
No, I understand your confusion. Could have phrased that better.

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I had to look up the meanings and origins of those, and...yeah.
They're also on the list of words I hate.
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Abbreviations like LOL, WTF, &c. when used in a real-life conversation. Stop it! You're no longer saving anything by saying OMG instead of oh my gosh/oh my god!
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:24 AM
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You all realize that you're divulging your weaknesses right?
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I only hate things I don't understand.

What the hell does "twee" mean?
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:36 AM
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I only hate things I don't understand.

What the hell does "twee" mean?
• adjective (tweer, tweest) Brit. excessively or affectedly quaint, pretty, or sentimental.
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:41 AM
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Irregardless. I can hear the English language whimper every time someone says that.
I was actually surprised to find this word in my Merriam-Webster's dictonary the other day, so it's apparently official here in the states.
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