Port Phillip Sailor

annoying use of the language

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27 minutes ago, HuronBouy said:

Ok how about just plain ole wrong word for something else?? I waited in the DMV in Maryland years ago to get my car tags (license plates to the rest of the world) for three hours!

When I got to the counter I was asked How y'alldoin? I mildly complained about the three hour wait to which the lady replied "It gonna be worse tomorra it being the end of the physical year".  I thought Physical year? Physical year? (it was not Dec 30th) WTF is physical year? Then it dawned on me she meant fiscal year.

Apparently you aren't physic or you would have immediately known what she meant.

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16 minutes ago, Port Phillip Sailor said:

Then there is the school yard stuff used here such as "elk" instead if "ilk", and "Eva Dent" instead of "evident" and "moran" instead of "moron".

Some of  those who use them think it's clever. It's not. It's just an indication of low intelligence. 

The concept of an inside joke eludes you doesn't it?

Along with many other things.

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Apparently you aren't physic or you would have immediately known what she meant.

 

Very well  er ....I mean good 

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40 minutes ago, Port Phillip Sailor said:

Then there is the school yard stuff used here such as "elk" instead if "ilk", and "Eva Dent" instead of "evident" and "moran" instead of "moron".

Some of  those who use them think it's clever. It's not. It's just an indication of low intelligence. 

Hogwash says I

We're just celebrating our cultural heritage. Keeps the Tribe together. Know what I mean ?

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1 hour ago, SloopJonB said:

The concept of an inside joke eludes you doesn't it?

Along with many other things.

The concept of humour has apparently never taken root.

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1 hour ago, Ishmael said:

The concept of humour has apparently never taken root.

Yes, although the "Pompous" is deep in the Swastika fan...

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I am a big fan on 'malapropisms' especially those of Norm Crosby. Looking for some of his I found this little collection

  • "Your ambition - is that right - is to abseil across the English channel?"
       Cilla Black
     
  • "It is beyond my apprehension."
       Danny Ozark, baseball team manager
     
  • "Listen to the blabbing brook."
       Norm Crosby
     
  • "This is unparalyzed in the state's history."
       Gib Lewis, Texas Speaker of the House
     
  • "She's really tough; she's remorseful."
       David Moorcroft
     
  • "And then he [Mike Tyson] will have only channel vision."
       Frank Bruno, boxer
     
  • "Cardial - as in cardial arrest."
       Eve Pollard
     
  • "Marie Scott... has really plummeted to the top."
       Alan Weeks
     
  • "He's going up and down like a metronome."
       Ron Pickering
     
  • "He's on 90... 10 away from that mythical figure."
       Trevor Bailey, cricket commentator
     
  • "Unless somebody can pull a miracle out of the fire, Somerset are cruising into the semi-final."
       Fred Trueman
     
  • "We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile."
       George W. Bush
     
  • "The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder."
       Richard Daley, former Chicago mayor
     
  • "He was a man of great statue."
       Thomas Menino, Boston mayor
     
  • "Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."
       Dan Quayle, Vice President
     
  • "Well, that was a cliff-dweller."
       Wes Westrum, about a close baseball game
     
  • "If Gower had stopped that [cricket ball] he would have decapitated his hand."
       Farokh Engineer
     
  • "We seem to have unleased a hornet's nest."
       Valerie Singleton
     
  • "This series has been swings and pendulums all the way through."
       Trevor Bailey, cricket commentator
     
  • "Be sure and put some of those neutrons on it."
       Mike Smith, ordering a salad at a restaurant
     
  • "It's got lots of installation."
       Mike Smith, describing his new coat 
     

 

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2 hours ago, Dorado said:

Hogwash says I

We're just celebrating our cultural heritage. Keeps the Tribe together. Know what I mean ?

Zactly, just saying.  Gunz.

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Found this on Norm Crosby, not so much of his usual shtick but very timely when he gets started on politicians. I'd love to hear him go on about Trump.

 

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32 minutes ago, Shootist Jeff said:

Zactly, just saying.  Gunz.

Is this the only place with the highly useful grabbers and nutters terms? 

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2 hours ago, Owen said:

Is this the only place with the highly useful grabbers and nutters terms? 

No, Bill Cosby's trial is an alternative.

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5 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

I am a big fan on 'malapropisms' especially those of Norm Crosby. Looking for some of his I found this little collection

  • "Marie Scott... has really plummeted to the top."
       Alan Weeks

 

 

A similar one to that one is the oft-heard "meteoric rise to fame"...

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6 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

I am a big fan on 'malapropisms' especially those of Norm Crosby. Looking for some of his I found this little collection

  • "Your ambition - is that right - is to abseil across the English channel?"
       Cilla Black
     
  • "It is beyond my apprehension."
       Danny Ozark, baseball team manager
     
  • "Listen to the blabbing brook."
       Norm Crosby
     
  • "This is unparalyzed in the state's history."
       Gib Lewis, Texas Speaker of the House
     
  • "She's really tough; she's remorseful."
       David Moorcroft
     
  • "And then he [Mike Tyson] will have only channel vision."
       Frank Bruno, boxer
     
  • "Cardial - as in cardial arrest."
       Eve Pollard
     
  • "Marie Scott... has really plummeted to the top."
       Alan Weeks
     
  • "He's going up and down like a metronome."
       Ron Pickering
     
  • "He's on 90... 10 away from that mythical figure."
       Trevor Bailey, cricket commentator
     
  • "Unless somebody can pull a miracle out of the fire, Somerset are cruising into the semi-final."
       Fred Trueman
     
  • "We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile."
       George W. Bush
     
  • "The police are not here to create disorder, they're here to preserve disorder."
       Richard Daley, former Chicago mayor
     
  • "He was a man of great statue."
       Thomas Menino, Boston mayor
     
  • "Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."
       Dan Quayle, Vice President
     
  • "Well, that was a cliff-dweller."
       Wes Westrum, about a close baseball game
     
  • "If Gower had stopped that [cricket ball] he would have decapitated his hand."
       Farokh Engineer
     
  • "We seem to have unleased a hornet's nest."
       Valerie Singleton
     
  • "This series has been swings and pendulums all the way through."
       Trevor Bailey, cricket commentator
     
  • "Be sure and put some of those neutrons on it."
       Mike Smith, ordering a salad at a restaurant
     
  • "It's got lots of installation."
       Mike Smith, describing his new coat 
     

 

No Yogi Berra? 

  

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On 4/13/2018 at 5:42 PM, Port Phillip Sailor said:

Then there is the school yard stuff used here such as "elk" instead if "ilk", and "Eva Dent" instead of "evident" and "moran" instead of "moron".

Some of  those who use them think it's clever. It's not. It's just an indication of low intelligence. 

Lighten up Francis.

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My grandmother had her own beauty shop.  In grade school, I think it was 1st or 2nd grade, we had to write a letter to someone and actually mail it.  So i wrote a nice letter to my grandmother, who lived only a few miles from our house.  I carefully addressed my letter to Lada's Beauty Saloon.

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On 4/13/2018 at 11:42 AM, Port Phillip Sailor said:

Then there is the school yard stuff used here such as "elk" instead if "ilk", and "Eva Dent" instead of "evident" and "moran" instead of "moron".

Some of  those who use them think it's clever. It's not. It's just an indication of low intelligence. 

 

One annoying thing to me is when an angry noob comes along, likes nothing about the site or its denizens, bitches about every little thing and takes up space.

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2 minutes ago, mainsheetsister said:

"Have a good rest of your day" makes me cringe.

Is this a common saying everywhere, or just where I live?  

Not heard it in Aus. yet  ....  yet!

Just plain "have a good day" has worn out. As if anyone really cares, except family.

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On 4/12/2018 at 6:12 AM, random said:

....... really shits me.

What dose thisse meane?                                    :)

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1 hour ago, Snaggletooth said:
On 12/04/2018 at 8:12 PM, random said:

....... really shits me.

What dose thisse meane?              

It's a potentially annoying use of language,  means something stronger than just "pisses me off" or just "annoys the fuck outta me"

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On 4/17/2018 at 10:05 AM, mainsheetsister said:

"Have a good rest of your day" makes me cringe.

Is this a common saying everywhere, or just where I live?  

Closely related to "How's your day been so far?" I have been sorely tempted at times to answer along the lines of "Well, take a seat and I 'll fill you in on the details"... like they really give a shit?

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21 minutes ago, Last Post said:

Closely related to "How's your day been so far?" I have been sorely tempted at times to answer along the lines of "Well, take a seat and I 'll fill you in on the details"... like they really give a shit?

I regularly respond with "Are you really interested or just making chit chat?" typical responses is a sheepish "chit chat..." 

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2 minutes ago, bowman81 said:

I regularly respond with "Are you really interested or just making chit chat?" typical responses is a sheepish "chit chat..." 

How's your day been so far?"

My usual response to that is "it's early yet".

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1 hour ago, Last Post said:

Closely related to "How's your day been so far?" I have been sorely tempted at times to answer along the lines of "Well, take a seat and I 'll fill you in on the details"... like they really give a shit?

I've always been sorely tempted to respond to that with:  "Actually not great so far.  I woke up this morning with this burning desire to punch some douche-knuckle in the face for no particular reason and just haven't run across one yet.  But maybe my day is looking up finally......"  :lol:

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8 hours ago, Last Post said:

Closely related to "How's your day been so far?" I have been sorely tempted at times to answer along the lines of "Well, take a seat and I 'll fill you in on the details"... like they really give a shit?

Had a staff member once who you never asked "How are you"?

She'd tell you - and she was a competitive hypochondriac.

All new staff were warned to never use that particular greeting with Maude.

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15 hours ago, Port Phillip Sailor said:

How's your day been so far?"

My usual response to that is "it's early yet".

The question asks how "...your day been SO FAR?" As in up to this point in the particular day. Early doesn't matter.

Swastikas, on the other hand, are evil all day, early or late.

 

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Clerk: How's your day going?

Me: Good so far

Clerk: Great.

Me: Yes, I'm always prepared for disaster to strike.

Clerk: Um.

 

 

 

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58 minutes ago, Mark K said:

"I don't give a shit." 

No one asks for a shit.  
 

I charge for mine.

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3 hours ago, Mark K said:

"I don't give a shit." 

No one asks for a shit.  
 

"Went down like a lead balloon."

Wouldn't a lead balloon go down well?  I use "went down like a cup of cold sick"  I think it gets the message across more clearly.

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4 hours ago, Mark K said:

"I don't give a shit." 

No one asks for a shit.  
 

I fucking hate when people use profanity for no fucking reason!

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On April 13, 2018 at 8:36 PM, Mark K said:

No Yogi Berra? 

  

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.   Yogi

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19 hours ago, silent bob said:

I fucking hate when people use profanity for no fucking reason!

I don't give a fuck. 

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