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Offline Johnstantine

Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #175 on: December 30, 2016, 07:07:41 PM »
Rural.

In my native language, Portuguese, it's really simple to pronounce, but in English it's a complete torture :mozgus:

And I'm really curious: you guys have trouble or think it is annoying to pronounce it, or the problem it's me who is not an English native speaker?

No, most people just end up looking like idiots when they try to say it.

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #176 on: December 31, 2016, 11:18:18 PM »
No, most people just end up looking like idiots when they try to say it.

Thanks God! I had a landscape laboratory at Uni for 6 months and every time I had to present my work and say Rural I felt ~really~ retarded  :ganishka:

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #177 on: January 07, 2017, 12:55:53 AM »
"Thanks!" has really started to bug me. Every work email I get ends with it. For example:
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Hi Bob,

I forwarded you that email.

Thanks!
Bob
What the fuck are you thanking me for? Why the excitement? There are so many other ways to end an email, so stop with the thanks!

Huh, I also worked with a person who would say it, not as often as that, though. She was a pretty positive person, but sometimes shit just happened and it was her way of saying "Well, this sucks, let's accept it's suckage, quit whining about it and move forward."  :ganishka: I guess it depends on the person who's using this phrase's attitude and the context it's used in. I never particularly liked the saying and sometimes it seems like people just use it to be dismissive, like "It sucks, but I don't want to deal with it."

Just today, my coworker said it three times.

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #178 on: January 08, 2017, 03:54:24 PM »
"Thanks!" has really started to bug me. Every work email I get ends with it. For example:What the fuck are you thanking me for? Why the excitement? There are so many other ways to end an email, so stop with the thanks!

I'm with you. I find this annoying as hell.

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #179 on: January 08, 2017, 05:49:00 PM »
SJW
Beta Cuck
Alt-right
Echo chamber

I've gotten real sick and tired of hearing these all the time this past year.

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #180 on: January 08, 2017, 08:24:16 PM »
SJW
Beta Cuck
Alt-right
Echo chamber

I've gotten real sick and tired of hearing these all the time this past year.

Maybe you should hang out with a different crowd.

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #181 on: January 09, 2017, 03:28:39 AM »
Maybe you should hang out with a different crowd.

Or get off of Reddit.

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #182 on: January 09, 2017, 12:51:51 PM »
Or get off of Reddit.

Reddit and Twitter. People leaving those places would solve a lot of problems.

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #183 on: January 09, 2017, 10:54:14 PM »
G-A-T-T-S

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #184 on: February 05, 2017, 11:14:47 PM »
G-A-T-T-S
G-A-T-T-S-U
G-U-R-I-F-I-S-U
K-A-S-K-A

In a way I actually love to hate those translations. I only read online scanlations so it's all I knew.
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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #185 on: February 06, 2017, 06:43:21 AM »
K-A-S-K-A

It's "KYASUKA" actually.

I only read online scanlations so it's all I knew.

That was long ago I hope!

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #186 on: February 10, 2017, 02:24:00 PM »
That was long ago I hope!

I've been trying to get all the volumes together, up to Vol. 20 now. Nearly there now.
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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #187 on: February 10, 2017, 06:34:10 PM »
I've been trying to get all the volumes together, up to Vol. 20 now. Nearly there now.

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #188 on: February 25, 2017, 01:49:19 PM »
Selfie.

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #189 on: February 25, 2017, 04:09:57 PM »
Edgy

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Arkansas/Bologna (I pronounced these words for years and nobody corrected me and even after I learned the real pronunciations I still read them wrong.)

Edit:

Forgot to mention that I also dislike the term: "I could care less" when you intend to imply that you dont care.. Its an unfinished statement which is roughly: "I could care less, but I dont know how."

However, when it's unfinished it implies that you do infact care, and it could be that you care a little, or a ton.
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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #190 on: March 07, 2017, 07:47:24 AM »
Forgot to mention that I also dislike the term: "I could care less" when you intend to imply that you dont care.. Its an unfinished statement which is roughly: "I could care less, but I dont know how."

However, when it's unfinished it implies that you do infact care, and it could be that you care a little, or a ton.

It's required by state, federal, and international law that I post this every time someone brings that subject up:

When you want to colloquially express that you don’t care at all about something, you might say “I couldn’t care less.” This phrase first popped up in British English at the turn of the 20th century and is still popular today. In the 1960s, a controversial American variant of this phase entered popular usage: “I could care less.” Many native English speakers, both in the UK and US, find this expression to be logically flawed. If you couldn’t care less, then it’s impossible for you to care any less than you do. If you could care less, however (and you want to be taken literally), you’re saying that it is possible for you to care less than you care now. Those who take issue with this believe the later variant says very little about your level of caring, and so they fervidly avoid it.

Etymologists suggest that “I could care less” emerged as a sarcastic variant employing Yiddish humor. They point to the different intonations used in saying “I couldn’t care less” versus “I could care less.” The latter mirrors the intonation of the sarcastic Yiddish-English phrase “I should be so lucky!” where the verb is stressed.

The argument of logic falls apart when you consider the fact that both these phrases are idioms. In English, along with other languages, idioms aren’t required to follow logic, and to point out the lack of logic in one idiom and not all idioms is…illogical. Take the expression “head over heels,” which makes far less sense than “heels over head” when you think about the physics of a somersault. It turns out “heels over head” entered English around 1400, over 250 years before “head over heels,” however, the “logical” version of this idiom hasn’t been in popular usage since the late Victorian era.


So, interestingly enough, both are correct.

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #191 on: March 07, 2017, 03:26:48 PM »
So, interestingly enough, both are correct.

It also explains the emphasis in your Daiba signature! :guts:

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #192 on: March 08, 2017, 12:12:20 AM »
It also explains the emphasis in your Daiba signature! :guts:

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Offline NoneTheNarrator

Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #193 on: March 27, 2017, 05:49:08 AM »
OCD.

some people think they have OCD just because they like keeping things clean. this sounds offensive and stupid.

1.) "My OCD is kicking in every time I see Zodd's horn."

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #194 on: March 28, 2017, 01:56:03 AM »
OCD.

some people think they have OCD just because they like keeping things clean. this sounds offensive and stupid.

1.) "My OCD is kicking in every time I see Zodd's horn."

It really is offensive. It's one thing to keep things clean, but that's not OCD. I dated someone who struggled with ritualized OCD. It's actually pretty scary to see.

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Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #195 on: March 28, 2017, 03:36:24 PM »
Never really thought about it before, but this thread made me realize it probably is 'cuck' right now.

It just makes me cringe instantly. Just childish, insecure psuedo-alpha male nonsense.

That is likely the first and only time I will actually write that word out.

Offline Gamehowitzer

Re: Your most hated words
« Reply #196 on: May 03, 2017, 07:52:46 AM »
OCD.

some people think they have OCD just because they like keeping things clean. this sounds offensive and stupid.

1.) "My OCD is kicking in every time I see Zodd's horn."
I think its more of that they don't know what else to call it or its just easy to throw out there.