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post #81 of 176

I used to live in Central PA and some of the regional colloquialisms used to drive me nuts..Such as "that needs fixed/washed/done/finished/etc. Argh!

 

Also, my husband (who was born and raised there) puts 'then' at the end of every question, such as "Can I have that then?" That also makes me nuts.

 

 

Then there are the PA Dutch expressions such as "Red up the room", "Outen the light"...etc.

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 Another one is the whole "supper" "dinner" dilemma. I've always called it dinner, but we move out here and no one knows what I'm talking about.



 I hate the word "supper". Just hearing it makes my skin crawl. I, too, have always called it dinner.


Ah, but there is a proper general etiquette to calling it "supper".  If you've had your main meal mid-day (what is called lunch or dinner), then have a light meal in the evening, it's supper.  There is a proper place for that term.  My pet peeve is when it's misused.

 

 

Using "set" for "sit", as in "I will set down to eat breakfast."

 

My dad's wife puts a "k" at the end of every "mart" store and an "s" at the end of every other one.  Target is "Target's", Wal-Mart is "Wal-Mark", K-Mart is "K-Mark", Meijer is "Meijer's", Barnes & Noble is "Barnes & Noble's", Kroger is "Krogers" and Panera is "Panera's".  Ugh!  Not to mention that "lightning" is "lightLing" and "toilet" is "toRlet" and there are many, many more.

 

 

 

Still hate the word "supper". Where I live, lunch is lunch, dinner is dinner and there is no supper. lol

 

Good one about your dad's wife, though. Torlet! We say torlet all the time as a joke in my house. My grandpa used to say "earl" for "oil". Funny stuff!

post #83 of 176
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Cupboards that don't close properly or when people don't close them all the way! I'm going to look at an apartment that I might rent tomorrow and I just noticed in the pictures that 2 of the kitchen cupboards are not closed all the way. I don't know if the current tenant just didn't close them or if they don't close properly. If they don't close all the way then they are coming off the hinges and will be stored while I enjoy nice open cupboards.

Another thing when apartment hunting via craigslist and other sites where they can post pictures. When you post a picture of the bathroom, please close the lid to the toilette or at least put the seat down! LOL
post #84 of 176
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Another thing when apartment hunting via craigslist and other sites where they can post pictures. When you post a picture of the bathroom, please close the lid to the toilette or at least put the seat down! LOL

No kidding! That is just gross.

I thought of another one, my DP says dumps like for going to the dump. Like, "I'm going to haul this trash to the dumps." I'm always like, "It's dump! There is no S!" Oh, my mom always says Italian with a long I at the beginning. We're like Mom, it's not Eye-taly. My inlaws also do lots of things that bug me, but I'm not even going to get started on that.eyesroll.gif
post #85 of 176
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LOL Italian with the eye sound gets me too! I notice a lot of people around me using an S on words that they really don't need to. One woman told me "I don't like to wear make ups".
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Spelling and grammar are big ones for me.  It particularly grates my nerves when it's from the school or one of my homeschooling friends (via Facebook).  How can adults not understand the language they have been learning since birth?  We use it daily!

 

An ex-boyfriend used to say "cousint" instead of "cousin."  It drove me crazy.  I chalked it up to his learning disability though.  My DH uses "cupboardt" instead of "cupboard."  Apparently, I just attract men that like to add a T to the end of words.  Lucky me.

 

Any Rachael Ray speak like EVOO, sammie, yum-o, makes me want to plug my ears and scream. 

 

People that don't recycle.  It's 2011 already!  Get with the program!

 

People that post those cryptic Facebook statuses so everyone has to say "OMG, what happened?"  I started just sarcastically responding to people to irritate them.  A friend of mine posted yesterday "I can't believe this..." and my response was "Don't worry, they have a cream for that."  I just can't take those anymore.

 

post #87 of 176

With the recycling...I hope you mamas are upset with people who have the same resources as you and do not recycle. Not everyone has the option. We don't greensad.gif

 

 

I agree with Supper being a regional thing. We have breakfast, dinner, and supper here.

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Any Rachael Ray speak like EVOO, sammie, yum-o, makes me want to plug my ears and scream. 

 

Yes!!! I hate that too. The words brekkie, delish, and etc make me stabby.

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I notice a lot of people around me using an S on words that they really don't need to. One woman told me "I don't like to wear make ups".

My ex always says "WalmartS" ugggh. I used to ask him if he was going to several different Walmart stores? If not why are you speaking in the plural? Grrr. Also, his family adds "the" to things. Like they are going to "the Walmarts". hopmad.gif

post #90 of 176

Yeah on the recycling thing-the nearest place for recycling drop off (no pickups here) is 25 miles away.  when I used to work in that city I would drop off everything. Now the question is drive 50 miles to recycle or stay home?

post #91 of 176
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I used to live in Central PA and some of the regional colloquialisms used to drive me nuts..Such as "that needs fixed/washed/done/finished/etc. Argh!

 

Also, my husband (who was born and raised there) puts 'then' at the end of every question, such as "Can I have that then?" That also makes me nuts.

 

 

Then there are the PA Dutch expressions such as "Red up the room", "Outen the light"...etc.


Living in Lancaster Pa I would have to agree lol.gif but would add "Ain't" (as the whole sentence can be used as a question) and "it's all" (as in it is all gone/finished)
post #92 of 176
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With the recycling...I hope you mamas are upset with people who have the same resources as you and do not recycle. Not everyone has the option. We don't greensad.gif

 

 

I agree with Supper being a regional thing. We have breakfast, dinner, and supper here.


No, I'm referring to my neighbors who have 20 bags of trash weekly (in black bags) and never have recycling out. 

They don't get fined or tagged because the trash collectors can't see what's in there. 

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Any Rachael Ray speak like EVOO, sammie, yum-o, makes me want to plug my ears and scream. 

 

Yes!!! I hate that too. The words brekkie, delish, and etc make me stabby.



 Me, too!

post #94 of 176
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How do you feel about people who say "The point is mute"? That confuses me, I assume they mean moot, but you know, 'mute' sort of has meaning in that context as well.


Hmmmm, probably about the same way.  Like they are using the wrong word (although I don't think of amuck as being a real word like I do mute).  But the meaning is changed a bit, but I always thought it kind of made sense.  Like it's mute, it can't talk, it's not something we need to talk about.  So like with run amok, I picture elephants running around in a rage, run amuck, I just picture kids making a big mess in mud or something

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"I need to lose weight" I think of someone going on a diet.  

"I need to loose weight" I visualize someone taking off a girdle. 

 

"She's so excepting"  I think of it as a person who has standards beyond the ordinary, and may actually be exclusionary.

"She's so accepting" She's open-minded and not picky.

 

"I was given a complimentary ticket"  I got a free ticket as a special honor or gift.

"I was given a complementary ticket"  The ticket was in a color scheme that really looked good with the program.

 

"I like working with him; he is a good complement to our group."  He completes our work group and his strengths and weaknesses work well with the whole.

"I like working with him; he is a good compliment to our group."  We are such a great work group that he was given to us as a special honor.  Or maybe: he tells us how good we look all day long, and we love that.

 

"How can I nurse discretely?"  She is breastfeeding so much the nursing sessions all run together.  Or maybe: A giant mass of babies attacked me, and I just can't breastfeed them all.

"How can I nurse discreetly?"  I don't want to get naked from the waist up just to nurse in public.

post #95 of 176
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Yes!!! I hate that too. The words brekkie, delish, and etc make me stabby.



ROTFLMAO.gif  Funny.  I don't like preggie, brekkie, prezzie or nummy.  Yummy is fine, nummy makes me stabby.  Stabby doesn't make me stabby, however.  The relatively recent trend of people referring to their children as littles or LOs makes me just a tiny bit stabby.  I am trying to become desensitized to it, however--actually, I am more desensitized to it.  I don't mind LO so much anymore, and I absolutely hated DH when I first heard it, but I use it and like it now.

post #96 of 176
Ooh ooh. I want to play. lol.gif

Misspellings that are becoming widely accepted drive me nuts. It's SEPARATE - not seperate; or devine for divine hopmad.gif. And the ever present "lay" vs "lie" cemented by Snow Patrol playing over and over on the radio... "if I lay here, if I just lay here..." What are you laying exactly? eggs? It's LIE!!!! duh.gif I believe Howie Day is also guilty with his "Come lay down on the air" banghead.gif
I saw a sign for "seperates" on sale in Target recently. I inwardly exploded (is that an oxymoron?) splat.gif

DH never closing any of his drawers after pulling out clothes is a pet pieve but I think I lost that battle, now I just stew.

And a giant pet pieve - people throwing recycleables into trash even though a recycling can is right next to the trash (or even 20 feet away) and worst of all people who throw trash into recycling cans. Oh I go postal if I see that. FIREdevil.gif
post #97 of 176
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"if I lay here, if I just lay here..." What are you laying exactly? eggs? It's LIE!!!! duh.gif I believe Howie Day is also guilty with his "Come lay down on the air" banghead.gif
I saw a sign for "seperates" on sale in Target recently. I inwardly exploded (is that an oxymoron?) splat.gif

DH never closing any of his drawers after pulling out clothes is a pet pieve but I think I lost that battle, now I just stew.


The drawer thing, yeah, that bugs me.  My kids leave the clothes half hanging out of them, and all the drawers open.

 

I guess if you inwardly explode, you implode.

 

Lay vs. lie?  Rediculous, why do you have a problem with that?  ROTFLMAO.gif Sorry.  But seriously, remember that Paula Cole song where she said "say a little prayer for I" ?  And it wasn't just a case of rhyming, me would have actually sounded better.

 

 

post #98 of 176
Oh yes! I remember THAT song. eyesroll.gif
Implosion, yes, I thought about it, but somehow it didn't fit. My rage was all directed outward, only it was contained by my brain. I guess it was a "controlled explosion" like the ones used in demolition. orngbiggrin.gif
I have to admit that I've used LO recently (often because I couldn't remember the baby's gender on the spot bag.gif) I'm getting a little more used to the internet speak but I used to be so lost in all the acronyms.
post #99 of 176
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Ooh ooh. I want to play. lol.gif

Misspellings that are becoming widely accepted drive me nuts. It's SEPARATE - not seperate; or devine for divine hopmad.gif. And the ever present "lay" vs "lie" cemented by Snow Patrol playing over and over on the radio... "if I lay here, if I just lay here..." What are you laying exactly? eggs? It's LIE!!!! duh.gif I believe Howie Day is also guilty with his "Come lay down on the air" banghead.gif
I saw a sign for "seperates" on sale in Target recently. I inwardly exploded (is that an oxymoron?) splat.gif

DH never closing any of his drawers after pulling out clothes is a pet pieve but I think I lost that battle, now I just stew.

And a giant pet pieve - people throwing recycleables into trash even though a recycling can is right next to the trash (or even 20 feet away) and


I can't resist - a pet pieve is an Italian church for dogs and cats, right? ;)

post #100 of 176
is a little pet pieve a church for goldfish and hamsters then? orngbiggrin.gif
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