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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by famita View Post
    First, Queenb-Thank you for the snort and snorkle! I want to do lunch w/you sometime!

    I tend to make up words when the correct one doesn't come to mind. I do it to keep the conversation flowing, and people who know me keep it flowing back.
    The worst part is when I hear a phrase that irritates me SO often that I hear it coming out of my own mouth (my bad, just sayin', etc. ) I do promise that you will never hear me make that Godawful misuse of "myself' , however. Come on down, we'll do lunch and conversate.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Speaking of "do lunch" That's another phrase that's annoying. "I did a roasted chicken, then I did a salad to go with it" I dislike the use of "do and did" when its used instead of lets have lunch, I made a roasted chicken. Where does this stuff originate from?

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    It seems as if people have forgotten all the verbs except "do"!! I cant stand the did/do stuff either.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by GuardianAngel View Post
    Speaking of "do lunch" That's another phrase that's annoying. "I did a roasted chicken, then I did a salad to go with it" I dislike the use of "do and did" when its used instead of lets have lunch, I made a roasted chicken. Where does this stuff originate from?
    It originated during Middle English, following the Norman Conquest in 1066, when French was the dominating force in the development of the English language. The French language uses one verb, faire [to do; to make], in many expressions. During the Early Modern English period, "to do" and "to make" (from German tun and machen) were "re-absorbed" in various expressions, along with a sprinkling of other verbs, so we have more verbs to express what other languages, including German and French, do with just one. (Idiomatic English is less efficient than idiomatic German and French.) German continues to use machen and French continues to use faire. So in these languages (and others), "do" with the expressions mentioned is correct. Such is no longer the case in standard English, of course, but that's where "this stuff" originated.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Thanks Ellen!
    I thought it was good old southern lazy language

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthegarden View Post
    Thanks Ellen!
    I thought it was good old southern lazy language
    I heard people from "up NAWTH" talking about 'doing' lunch, on TV, years befor I ever heard it here, in the same way I hear "waiting ON line"; I notice things like that!
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by queenb View Post
    I heard people from "up NAWTH" talking about 'doing' lunch, on TV, years befor I ever heard it here, in the same way I hear "waiting ON line"; I notice things like that!
    Me too. Us lazy Southerners aren't the only ones to take language shortcuts.

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    YouTube - Bert and I

    Bert and I - the Maine accent has always amused me.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    My pet peeve is the word "irregardless". I cringe every time I hear it.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter View Post
    YouTube - Bert and I

    Bert and I - the Maine accent has always amused me.
    I love it. It also amuses me when folks think that all Northerners speak the same way. The Maine accent is a language of it's own and completely distinguishable from the Eastern New England accent which is completely different from that of people living in Westen New England and then you have the numerous and varied New York/Midatlantic accents.

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