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Old 03-22-2018, 11:37 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Say one of those phrases and I will consider you a retard and never take you seriously again:
"Everyone has to believe in something."
"Only dead fish swim with the stream."
"Everything happens for a reason."
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:38 AM   #62 (permalink)
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A good one this - 'Axed' instead of 'asked'.

I've said it before but the word 'pussy' makes me cringe every time I hear it tbh.
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:44 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Something else that literally drives me insane is the increasing use of the so-called "Historic Present." This used to be confined to jokes told in an informal setting. "This guy goes into a bar...". Strictly speaking, if you are recounting a story, you should use a past tense. Of course nobody cares when they're listening to a joke, but more and more these days you hear it in otherwise reputable documentaries, " The Mayflower lands in Plymouth and the Pilgrim Fathers look for fresh water..."
If it happened four hundred years ago, it's the past, Mr.Should-know-better Presenter !
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:45 AM   #64 (permalink)
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* your's . It's possessive
"Yours" is a pronoun and so does not require an apostrophe. "Yours" is considered a possessive pronoun already, same as "its".

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Old 03-22-2018, 11:48 AM   #65 (permalink)
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^ I was joking, hence the "" I was suggesting Lucem could of added another mistake to his sentence.

..and yes, the "of" is a deliberate mistake too.
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:52 AM   #66 (permalink)
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"It is what it is". I ****ing hate this meaningless phrase.

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^ I was joking, hence the "" I was suggesting Lucem could of added another mistake to his sentence.

..and yes, the "of" is a deliberate mistake too.
Looked like you were being lightheartedly pedantic tbh.
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:00 PM   #67 (permalink)
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^ Yeah, these smilies don't always convey what you want them to.

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Say one of those phrases and I will consider you a retard and never take you seriously again:
"Everyone has to believe in something."
"Only dead fish swim with the stream."
"Everything happens for a reason."
^ I like the last one especially. It reminds me of people who say "It stands to reason" in an argument, which usually means,"I'm incapable of thinking of a reason."
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:14 PM   #68 (permalink)
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^Agree, although I hardly ever hear it used.

Another extremely dumb one that came to mind: "The exception proves the rule."
Especially when they started out arguing that something has no exceptions, then you name one or two and then they counter with this.

Oh and inb4 Frown starts teaching us about the original and actually sensible meaning of the phrase, here's a link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Except...roves_the_rule
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:32 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:50 PM   #70 (permalink)
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I don't think it's an issue in English but in German many people put 'quasi' before every second word. I suppose it's somewhat similar to 'like' in English.
**** those people. Whenever they say this I want to grab them by their lapels and scream into their dumb faces that no, it's not quasi this and that. It's exactly this and that. **** you, you dumb ****, thinking that using foreign words makes you sound smarter. It ****ing doesn't, you little piece of dumb ****.
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