I like "and/or." It's very useful for memos.
I like "and/or." It's very useful for memos.
"There's no crying in baseball!"
-- Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own
While I admit to occasionally using the word "freaking" whilst typing while enraged (got to keep those moderators in mind even in the middle of a fit of rage ), in general I loathe euphemisms for swearing. If you're going to swear, then swear. If you have some moral opposition to swearing, then the use of "gosh", "darn", and "fudge" is just hypocritical. Words are what we make them, and the sentiment behind the euphemisms is exactly that behind the original expletives.
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken .
I'm a "G".
I'm the "OG".
Or anything gangsta-related.
(I live with teenagers.)
I'm the daughter of a sailor and while he rarely swears, I have an absolutely foul mouth - when nobody is around except my husband or good friends.Originally Posted by Rattus;3758863;
My husband surprised me by laughing in the car yesterday when I said something and threw the "F" word in there like 2nd nature. 11 years of marriage and I can still throw him for a loop.
I make it a point to clean up my act around mixed company. I use "freaking" generally, I admit. I don't like it, but I prefer to cater my language to my company.
I had a very religious friend in high school. I never swore around her. But one day when getting off the bus, a neighborhood bully challenged me to a fight by pushing me off the bus. It took me so off-guard that I stood up, fists raised, and proceeded to use every foul word under the sun - right in front of my friend.
I apologized after, but it didn't really bother her.
Anyway, I do tend to gear my language to my company. I did a paper on it in speech in college. Speak Queen's English in some places and you'll get your ass kicked. While gutter-speak is best kept out of conversations with people with whom you are not well acquainted.
Ahh, I love language.
I don't have a moral opposition to swearing, but "Gosh" and "Darn" (or sometimes Dangit) are explitives that I use commonly. They just come out naturally with no premeditation. Is that the same as what you consider being hypocritical, or can you just tell when someone is forcibly censoring themselves and it's the tone of the words that make them so distasteful? I would never use "Gosh darnit" That just sounds to fake and weird, but I do regularly use "Geez Louise!"Originally Posted by Rattus;3758863;
Oh yeah, I forgot to say can we also please stop calling things 2.0
As in (whatever/whoever 2.0) UG THAT IS SO ANNOYING! And it sounds so dated.
~There is no way to Happiness. Happiness is the way.~
Oh No! Your mother says that?Originally Posted by ClosetNerd;3758800;
One of my European clients once asked me about going to "the O.C." (train vs. rental car, etc.). I couldn't understand what he was asking for, and then he explained: "You know, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach?" Apparently he was a fan of the TV show. I had to explain to him that NO ONE here calls Orange County "the O.C." LA, yes. PB, OB, IB -- yes. MB, no. SD, no.[/QUOTE]
Where I live, OC stands for Ocean City, MD, a very popular beach community.
I don't have a problem saying or hearing "no problem" or "not a problem." I like knowing my request is not a problem. And I like letting others know their request is not a problem. So...I don't see the problem.
But "it is what it is" comes in so handy at times and sums up certain situations perfectly! . I use it, but not to death.Originally Posted by cablejockey;3758616;
Even worse, most of the time they don't even use it correctly. They say it for any and every situation and often makes no sense.Originally Posted by PGM35;3758636;
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Have you done your Green deed for the day?
[QUOTE=ArchieComic Fan;3758943;]I don't have a problem saying or hearing "no problem" or "not a problem." I like knowing my request is not a problem. And I like letting others know their request is not a problem. So...I don't see the problem.
Re: "no problem" -- it is mis-used when "you're welcome" would be a more appropriate response. When one says "thank you" "no problem" is not the correct response. It just sounds off-hand to me. Just my humble opinion.
Originally Posted by Luv2Lurk;3758763;
Originally Posted by ClosetNerd;3758800;
I was about to post both of these, more especially the second, which I hate hearing.
I have found the Truth and it doesn't make sense.