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post #271 of 351
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Originally Posted by WorkingClassDude View Post

What's the rule behind when you say something as, say in a used car ad: 'used car, needs repaired'. Or you order your kid: "Hey, before you go out, your room needs cleaned.' People say and write this, what's up with that? It just bugs me for some odd reason.

Damn, this was a real question, too. Has no one ever seen this before?
Edited by WorkingClassDude - 7/15/11 at 12:04am
post #272 of 351
One of them looks, to me, like an appositive. Strictly speaking, I think an appositive needs to rename something though. I'm sure there's a name for those kinda broad incline comma'd clauses though.
post #273 of 351
Empathy and humanism especially on the net
post #274 of 351
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Originally Posted by WorkingClassDude View Post


Damn, this was a real question, too. Has no one ever seen this before?

The first is, like much advertising, following the headline style guide, which has its own special set of rules. Often there's no copula, past events can be written in the present, predictions are written in infinitive form, etc. This is a pretty good run-down of what's going on.

The second is just plain incorrect.
post #275 of 351
underwears......
post #276 of 351
"Know what I'm sayin'," especially when used as every second or third sentence - know what I'm sayin'? "Old school," though the unintended irony of being uttered by the unschooled is quite humorous.
post #277 of 351
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Originally Posted by curzon View Post

"Know what I'm sayin'," especially when used as every second or third sentence - know what I'm sayin'?

That's racist.
post #278 of 351
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Originally Posted by WorkingClassDude View Post


Damn, this was a real question, too. Has no one ever seen this before?

No but that's because I don't hang around with complete and utter douchebags. If I do I'm sure the guilty party will receive a good fisting.

"From" in the sense of "X won the race from Y"
Normally its in a list so you'd have "X from Y from Z"
Only seems to be on the BBC so far. I wish they'd hack my phone to see how much I hate it.
post #279 of 351
"My brand" used by nobody losers to make themselves seem important. Also, "authentic" as a term for human interaction. Annoys the shit out of me. Landmark Forum creeps.
Edited by Mark it 8 - 7/24/11 at 6:47pm
post #280 of 351
'My guy' for one's tailor.
post #281 of 351
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post

'My guy' for one's tailor.

My guys is definitively better...
post #282 of 351
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post


My guys is definitively better...
I find it fairly easy to say 'my tailor.'
post #283 of 351
Like, uh, um, do you know what I mean/am saying?
post #284 of 351
The word "curated" is now abused by almost every asshole with a clothing store or a clothing blog. Make it stop.
post #285 of 351
"Epic" still rules the abused words category.
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