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Sayings that irk me

Assistant Professor

Re: Sayings that irk me


@maratsade wrote:

 

---Standing "online" instead of "inline".

Never heard this one!  (And it should be "in line")

 

Oh, I hear it all the time even from news people. Guess my ears are tuned to detect it. And I debated the one word versus two thing and went with the single, my bad, agree the split is correct. I was joking about the shave thing, just sounds off to me and never use bald in that context.

 

Assistant Professor

Re: Sayings that irk me


@GabeU wrote:

@Reggie wrote:

Do you mean piebald? If you do that make sense to me. Thank you for the response. 

Ugh.  Yes, I meant piebald.  LOL.  


Or did you mean in line instead of on line?  Smiley Wink

Senior Instructor

Re: Sayings that irk me

For anyone that was involved in Government: "Physical Year" instead of "Fiscal Year"... this one drove me absolutely bonkers for decades. I'd face palm every time I heard it.


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Professor

Re: Sayings that irk me

" "Physical Year" instead of "Fiscal Year"."

 

ROTFL

Assistant Professor

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@MarkJFine wrote:

For anyone that was involved in Government: "Physical Year" instead of "Fiscal Year"... this one drove me absolutely bonkers for decades. I'd face palm every time I heard it.


Oh man I forgot about that one. Even had folks in the military doing it.

Senior Instructor

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@BirdDog wrote:

Oh man I forgot about that one. Even had folks in the military doing it.

Mostly.


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Professor

Re: Sayings that irk me

You got another thing coming
It's a doggy dog world
For all intensive purposes

Distinguished Professor III

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In regards to

Irregardless

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Advanced Tutor

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@BirdDog, Standing "on line" is an east coast, especially NYC/DC expression, which is why you hear many east coast journalists use it. East coast sitcoms use it too. Jerry Seinfeld used to annoy me with it weekly, haha! To me, it sounds like someone painted a line on the floor and everyone's standing on it. To my daughter, it sounds like they are somehow standing on the internet, lol! On the other hand, standing "in line" is insufferable to those who grew up learning "on line."

That reminds me of how jarring it is to my ears to hear anyone refer to a soft drink as a "pop," when obviously the correct term is "soda." ;-)

@maratsade, Let's all get with the British way and just "queue up" and be "in the queue!"

@GabeU, my mother, who was an English teacher, and even more of a grammar/spelling/pronunciation police officer than I, would have loved you and your list! Three terms I would add:
•Frustrated, not fustrated
•Library, not libary
•February, not Febuary

Things I cannot abide seeing in print:
•I need to loose weight.
•I want to see that show to.
•Anything with the word "prolly."
•I actually saw this in a submitted academic journal article from a full professor: I like to have my students pier review each other's work. (What does this entail? Study groups sitting out on a pier? Critical analysis done at the local Pier One Imports?)
•I wish I wouldn't of done that.
•Your welcome!
Advanced Tutor

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@maratsade @GabeU @BirdDog @MarkJFine et al.

I once text messaged my son, whose reply came back, "You are the only person I know who would use a semi-colon in a text!"

To which I replied, naturally, "How else do you expect me to join two independent clauses?"

@MarkJFine, I've never heard "physical year," but I love it!!