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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    I quit drinking, and now I'm sick of hearing all my alcoholic friends apologize every time the topic of alcohol comes up. "Sorry that we're talking about beer, man." Um, I can talk about beer. I'm just not drinking it. Stop making it weird for everybody.

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by jhiller21 View Post
    One more, as already mentioned, using nouns as verbs.

    Specifically that Mitt Romney commercial where he says "Champion small business"

    How do you "champion" something? That's like saying "I'm going to food my dinner now"
    I don't see the problem with the word champion. I've always known it to be a verb, as well as a noun.

    Champion the verb does not mean "to win or to be the best", it means "to defend/support".

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by jhiller21 View Post
    This one is incredibly overused (and wrongly used) by new reporters.

    I remember during hurricane Katrina, the idiot standing in the wind said "New Orleans is LITERALLY a ghost town"

    So, what there's ghosts flying all over downtown and scaring people? No one knows what "literal" means anymore.
    That meaning of the word "literally" is now an accepted form as far as Merriam Webster is concerned.

    So it is in-bounds for the "new reporters" you speak of to use it in that way. (I would argue that as long as the audience knows you don't truly mean it to be actually true, you are ok) i.e. not a person in the world thought the reporter really meant there were ghosts flying around.
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    So it is in-bounds for the "new reporters" you speak of
    Thanks for pointing out that I missed that "s" on "news". It makes me feel better that there are people online making sure we don't miss a key when typing

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    That meaning of the word "literally" is now an accepted form as far as Merriam Webster is concerned.

    So it is in-bounds for the "new reporters" you speak of to use it in that way. (I would argue that as long as the audience knows you don't truly mean it to be actually true, you are ok) i.e. not a person in the world thought the reporter really meant there were ghosts flying around.
    New Orleans? Are you sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    New Orleans? Are you sure?
    Exactly. New Orleans actually might literally be a ghost town.
    "And why do false truths persist, getting passed down the decades as if they were fact? It comes back to the same point: People believe things that are wrong because, individually, people rarely investigate their own beliefs, particularly when what they believe makes sense intuitively. Even more so when those around them agree with them." -K.F.

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Insurance companies who put you on hold because you just KNOW that you're going to get hung up on....

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by foxfire123 View Post
    Insurance companies who put you on hold because you just KNOW that you're going to get hung up on....
    I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that before.
    4 times today, just to correct their mistake. One of them even had the cojones to tell me *I* hung up on him. Um yeah, cuz I just LOVE your hold music so much....

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    I always laugh to myself at the people who hang up when we park their calls, only to call back again to me they got "cut off". Yes sir, our phone system just disconnects people randomly.
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    I assure you SunDeck, that *I* did not hang up--they'd put me on hold and within a minute-dialtone.

    Like I would WANT to prolong dealing with these turds.

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Ok here is one that makes me mad "drinking the koolaid". What makes me mad is people that say "drinking the koolaid" that have no idea of what they are talking about. I feel a little like a very annoying Sheldon Cooper, when I explain Jonestown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foxfire123 View Post
    I assure you SunDeck, that *I* did not hang up--they'd put me on hold and within a minute-dialtone.

    Like I would WANT to prolong dealing with these turds.
    Yeah. I get that a lot too, it definitely happens with some degree of frequency.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    I quit drinking

    things people say that irriate me

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamSelig View Post
    things people say that irriate me
    It only annoys me when people start back up within days of saying it. It's only been a few months for me, and I work in bars. I'm certainly not making it easy on myself.


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