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Old 07-01-2016, 04:58 AM
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Here are mine:

veggies
hubby
at the end of the day
the words basically and like being inserted into sentences when
they aren't needed

What are yours?


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Old 07-01-2016, 05:03 AM
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My bad.

Just say I'm sorry or I made a mistake. Ugh
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:12 AM
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*Whatever - so rude!

*Anywho - just say anyhow
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:15 AM
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Totes adorbs
Amazeballs
Incorrect use of literally
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:15 AM
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preggers
just sayin' - especially when it comes out of 4th graders' mouths after they have said something rude to someone

Edited to add:
I agree with no elephants with the incorrect use of literally. It annoys me anytime someone overuses words/phrases like horrible, literally, worst day ever, etc. I work with someone like this. If you have to say you had the "worst day ever" (multiple times a week, mind you!) because your kids were crazy, then you obviously have had a very blessed life!



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Old 07-01-2016, 05:18 AM
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that (instead of who as in "the man that...")
It is what it is.
like
(instead of said as in "I was like...")
actually
used incorrectly
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:30 AM
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*bae - I laugh when I see people refer to a person as this. The Danish translation is poop.

*preggo, preggers, etc...

*BFF - It doesn't bother me when I see kids use it, but when mature adults use it, it just seems out of place to me.

I am sure there are many more, but my coffee has not worked it's magic yet!
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:36 AM
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at the end of the day (I know one person you uses this phrase to death and I want to scream every time she says it.)

preggo/preggers

kiddos

wifey

totes

brah (like bro, but even lazier)

sissy (for sister)

I hate to admit it, but "to the moon and back" is starting to get under my skin as well.

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Old 07-01-2016, 05:41 AM
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"The thing about that is...is ____". My principal says this at least once every staff meeting. Yes, with the double "is". Drives me crazy!

Also, "anyways" when it should be "anyway".
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:45 AM
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I also don't like when someone says "We're pregnant". No -- the woman in the relationship is pregnant, and the man isn't.


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Old 07-01-2016, 05:52 AM
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I don't like that "up" has been made into a verb.
- Gas stations have upped their prices for the holiday weekend.
-Local colleges are upping tuition again.
What happened to the words raised & increasing?

I also don't like kiddos (sounds fake & condescending) anyways (should be anyway) & could care less (should be couldn't care less).
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:12 AM
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that (instead of who as in "the man that...")
OMGosh, Amiga, I hate that!

DH interjects my name a kazillion (obviously an exaggeration) when he's speaking to me. "So today, PCSLackey, we went here and did this, PCSLackey. Later, PCSLackey, so and so said that, PCSLackey." It drives me crazy. I know it's a tactic to make sure someone is paying attention and I've not had the nerve to ask if that's why he does it or if it's just habit at this point. He is a former teacher so some habits die hard.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:30 AM
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I agree with "at the end of the day" - drives me nuts.

And I don't like "moving forward" when it refers to politics. Often leaving it out of the sentence makes no difference to the meaning...
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:30 AM
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baby daddy
awesome
awesome sauce
That sucks.

Would all be at the top of my list.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:38 AM
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I think we are the same person. I hate all the ones you do. I also hate when people say the thing about the definition of insanity. Stop it! That is not the definition of insanity
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:39 AM
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fur babies
pet parent
preggo
kiddos
supposably instead of supposedly.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:45 AM
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Basic
the squad
slay
warsh/wersh for WASH
"sick" used to mean cool


There's another phrase I can't think of now that drives me bananas because it means the opposite of what the words actually say (or an over exaggeration). I can't think of it, which is annoying, haha.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:51 AM
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kiddos
preggo, preggers
anywho
When a cashier says, "The total will be $___." No, it won't be anything. It IS some amount.
When I am handed back change and am told it's 36 cent. No, it's 36 centS.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:54 AM
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"We shall see." A "friend" (don't know if I'd even call her that but we used to go walking at our kid's soccer practices) would say that. She'd often start by stating something that she knew would raise a discussion but then end it by saying, "We shall see." Um, yeah, we shall by why bring it up? It'd be something like, "I think so-and-so is pregnant but we shall see."
I also hate the phrase "Little Man" when referring to little boys or babies.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:00 AM
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I know right
Fit-when the person means fought
Using year instead of years.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:00 AM
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"I seen"
"Baby bump"
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:04 AM
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Preggers
"it is what it is"
"Everything happens for a reason"
"Pop" when speaking about a drink
"Can hardly wait" - no, you can't hardly wait
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:04 AM
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"tipping point"- I know that this was a book at one point but still it's an overused expression

"mindset"- I remember when that used to be called resilience or overcoming tough situations

"clearly" when making a point-it just can sound very condescending

I also don't like when students talk to me like kids talk to adults on Disney or Nick shows. So disrespectful

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Old 07-01-2016, 07:05 AM
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use of "of" instead of "have" as in "we could of gone..."
"I fell pregnant" (I just want to ask "Where did you fall? I need to know so I can avoid falling there.")
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:09 AM
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Knock yourself out--- not really sure why it bugs me, but it does.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:10 AM
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heavily pregnant, preggers

super as in super fun or super anything
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:18 AM
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Preggers, Oregon etc

I seen. I mentally scream every time I hear it.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:19 AM
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I know, right?
Pee
Butt
Fur baby
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:23 AM
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Many of the same:[LIST][*]cheese that is described as being "melty"[*]I agree with travelingafar: she's pregnant, not we're pregnant[*]prego, preggers[*]knocked up[*]bae[*]moist[*]veggies[*]taters, p-taties
  • vaycay



(Won't start the pop v soda conversation. )
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:25 AM
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Epic. It's overused here in this area. Everything is "going to be EPIC!" Ugh. If everything is epic then nothing is epic.

Any shortening of words: totes, adorbs, hubby

Weird words: redonkulous, janky, "it's my jam", bedonkedonk (I think it's in a country song)

"This too shall pass." You know what? That's not encouraging at all when someone is having a bad day and wants company.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:26 AM
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Quote:
I think we are the same person.
I've never seen any of us together so maybe we ARE all the same person!

*veggies--I've made Man stop saying that
*hubby--also hubster, hubman, hubs
*my bad--every single time I hear it, I think "my bad what" or "bad is an adjective, not a noun!"
*anywho--I always wonder if they're spelling it incorrectly in their heads when they're saying it and then I wonder if they say "who many times do I have to explain...."
*supposably instead of supposedly--I think to myself "are you doing that on purpose? or do you think Everybody Else is saying it incorrectly"
*preggo, preggers--any of those just seem disrespectful
*could care less--Man says this and it drives me nuts (THAT'S the definition of insanity! Just kidding, peanut21!). I've explained over and over again but to no avail.
*that (instead of who as in "the man that...")--I silently correct it unless it's on the radio when I correct it loudly
*frigging--really? you think I don't know what you mean? learn some vocabulary!
*what the--I've now started asking children to complete the question, "what the what?" and look expectantly at them. If they look confused (which they always do), I explain that 'the' is a determiner and always needs a noun or adjective noun to complete it. 'the' can't be by itself so what is it you're trying to say?
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:28 AM
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preggo/preggers
wifey
"Everything happens for a reason"
like…like..like…like… - drives me crazy
I’m not a scientist but,
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:30 AM
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You guys are my people! So many of the ones posted here annoy me. I once heard someone say, "At the end of the day it is what it is". I almost screamed and ran out of the room.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:33 AM
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Well, there are many, but lately it really irks me when people say, "Everything happens for a reason." Really? Kids die for a reason? Women are raped while unconscious for a reason? Ridiculous!
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:42 AM
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that I have already read here. Some of my top picks:

Quote:
*supposably instead of supposedly--I think to myself "are you doing that on purpose? or do you think Everybody Else is saying it incorrectly"
I knew a very arrogant teacher that said this all the time. Very frustrating.

brah - like bro - I had a student who used that and he didn't understand why I asked him not to.

Using "had went" in a sentence. I hear it so much and it's all I can do to ask, "Do you mean had gone?"
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:54 AM
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Hah! Well, today I learned I prolly drive all y'all nuts!

It's pop.
"My bad" is a solid apology.
"That's sick" and "That's epic" are both common exclamations!
My kiddos and I "brah" each other all the time.
I use hyperbole and literally say it basically all the time. Like...every day.
"What the...?" is a valid question to communicate confusion and/or indignation.
I'm sure it's redonkulous, but I love a good vaycay.


Anywho, clearly, I should totes up my vernacular game. I'd hate for anyone to think I'm basic.

Using "that" when "who" is correct bugs me. I don't love fur babies. It just sounds gross.
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:05 AM
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When a young server or cashier calls me "honey."
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:09 AM
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I notice the that/who problem amiga mentioned; also less vs. fewer.

I hate the overuse of crude language like frigging, effing, etc. which seems to be rampant in many blogs that are supposedly well-written and entertaining.

I hate "do" somebody. But don't replace do with f***, because I don't like that either, remember?

I don't like hot for sexy.
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:39 AM
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Oh yeah I don't like when in inanimate objects are called sexy, like the car was sexy.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:11 AM
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Bestie
Just sayin
Spelling used and supposed as use and suppose
That frosts my cookies
Calling children kiddos, little chickens little monkeys, etc.
Lord love a duck
Hubs or hubby
Comfy
I had went to the store when it should be I had gone to the store
Yummy, especially referring to people as yummy
Tummy
Potty
Jelly for jealous
Abbreviating words to make acronyms that no one has ever heard of. Then no one can understand what the person is saying.
Using the word super before everything "super fun"
Fur babies

I am sure there are many more that I will remember later.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:12 AM
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delish
We're pregnant (A man isn't pregnant.)
my jam as in "Beach volleyball is my jam".

I'm sure there's more.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:44 AM
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I hate "draw" for "drawer"

It's a drawER people! Even worse, when someone writes it. I can kind of understand it as a speech pattern, but don't you know how it's really spelled?!
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:36 AM
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Grow, as in "Grow our family" or "Grow a business". I have a mental image of that person with a huge watering can! It just sounds wrong.
Along with most everything else listed above
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:46 AM
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I almost forgot these....

data
nonnegotiable

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Old 07-01-2016, 11:52 AM
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I did think of something while doing dishes of all things. I cringe when middle-aged white women use outdated, inappropriate slang.

As in, "Listen up, peeps," or "Fo shizzle," or "Bomb diggity," and "Hey, dawg."

I didn't have an issue when those phrases were current. I don't know why it bugs me so much, but it really does!
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:56 AM
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Some of mine have been listed above. I do have some that I won't post to PT because they might "out" me.

One word that I cannot stand is "barf". For some reason, the word grosses me out more than the actual stuff!

My most hated phrase(s) would be: "ain't got" or "don't got". I will correct anyone that uses those two phrases in front of me.

And one of my students obviously shares this one with me... the word "draws" or "drawers" for underwear (I think I would rather hear the word "barf" instead). I saw one of my students at Kohls one day recently. He was correcting his mother when she was putting his "draws" in their buggy. It was extremely hard not to laugh.
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:18 PM
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Amazing...I have the most AMAZING husband or my child is so AMAZING!

Seriously....ugh just can't stand it.

I hate when some of my students say "I got to use it". They are asking to go to the restroom. So I have to teach them to ask properly.
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Old 07-01-2016, 01:33 PM
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I'm sure there are quite a few that get under my skin, but here are the words/phrases I always think of:

- moist

- intensive purposes instead of the correct "intents and purposes"
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Old 07-01-2016, 01:35 PM
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I just have one phrase that I cannot stand...when it is said, but also when it is written!!

yah all
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Old 07-01-2016, 02:24 PM
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I hate hate hate it when people say hysterical and they mean hilarious.

ETA: And I hate it when I say "Thank you" and the response is "No problem." Whatever happened to "You're welcome?"

ETA #2: It makes my teeth hurt when people say "I am wanting" instead of "I want."

ETA #3: I hate "try and..." when the speaker means "try to..."

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Old 07-01-2016, 02:36 PM
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It's like nails on a chalkboard (remember that sound) when people say less when the proper use is fewer. I hear this all the time on the news. Trader Joe's is the only store that gets their Express Lane right with 15 items or fewer.

I also hate when people say "Bruh" for brother or friend. I always sounds like they are calling them a bra!

"We're going to unpack the standards" Uuum, no, we aren't unpacking anything.

"Sucks" it always sounds vulgar and uneducated to me.
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Old 07-01-2016, 02:38 PM
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I don't like when people say the following words---

stoked

repeat the word like a bunch of times when talking (it drives me nuts!)

agree with others when they said preggers


I am sure there are more but I can not think of them right now.

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Old 07-01-2016, 03:18 PM
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When speakers begin with "So.... " I especially dislike it when newscasters/journalists begin this way. Way to show off that college education on a national forum!!

Haters... very jr. high
Basically
Actually
Expresso instead of espresso
Using "he's like, I like or she goes, we go" when the word said is needed.

Ya know what I'm sayin...?
Just sayin...
Using be as in "Don't be hitting your sister."
Amazing
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Old 07-01-2016, 04:56 PM
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There are so many here that irritate me, too.

One poster mentioned that "can't hardly wait" is correct. Hardly is a negative word and so is can't, so wouldn't "can hardly wait" be correct? It's like saying you are almost not able to wait.
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:32 PM
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I agree with you about the correct form being "can hardly wait." I was second guessing myself as I read it.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:30 PM
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Wait, what?
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:19 PM
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That moment when.....
Haters
Kindies, firsties, etc.
Preggers or Preggo
Eye candy
Everything happens for a reason
You only live once
My bad
Life happens (so uncaring)

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Old 07-01-2016, 07:30 PM
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**barf

**fart

**I seen
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:40 PM
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I thought of another one: gifted: He gifted his high school son with a new car. It's "gave". And "gifted children", that's a whole other rant.

I was looking at an article about this very thing and found that what we all suffer from is word aversion. Who knew?
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:19 PM
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Quote:
I thought of another one: gifted: He gifted his high school son with a new car. It's "gave".
Not necessarily.
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