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Most Abused Words

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by dexterhaven, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Senior member

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    Expresso.

    Plus effing one.

    skrimps. And skrippers.

    My fiancÃ[​IMG]e and I say this all the time as a joke. Do people actually call them skrimps?
     


  2. sjmin209

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    Also, people who confuse "everyday" and "every day"
     


  3. chenc

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    "Thanks"
     


  4. Andrew V.

    Andrew V. Senior member

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    surreal
    just
     


  5. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    utilize
    impact (verb) and it's various spin-offs. i got a press release the other day where somebody wrote "impactful".
     


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    in addition to my 'aks' contribution....'hurted'
     


  8. subafosho

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    their there they're everyone is mixed up with these words.
     


  9. xkhol

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    "irregardless"
     


  10. XenoX101

    XenoX101 Senior member

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    Though I am a bit guilty of using the words, the amount of times I've heard people throw around "objective" to enforce their opinion, "subjective" to condemn someone elses or to allow their opinion, and "relative" to the same end; makes my blood boil.
     


  11. ZhiMingBuFanDe

    ZhiMingBuFanDe Senior member

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    ^On a similar note, I see a lot of people using the word relatively, but it's not relative to anything.
     


  12. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    Japanese shop staff make stupid mistakes a lot and it drives me nuts.

    Proper humble Japanese would be "this is what will become used by you," ご利用になります。 But when serving food they just plug in a noun and it becomes something such as "this will become coffee." if it's going to become coffee, then what the fuck is it now? Am I allowed to drink it? There is a polite form, コーヒーでございます, which is actually understandable, and basically means "this is your coffee."
     


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  14. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    When people use tact instead of tack, as in "maybe you should try a different tact." It's so misused that I'm afraid the descriptivists will start calling it correct.
     


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    Threak

    j/k, but from what I have found is this is a SF-exclusive meme... what are it's origins??

    oh and here's one. When people say '...with baited breath'. It's bated, fools!
     


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