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Oh boy. Even followers of wielders of the Force aren't immune to the phenomenon.

I saw one the other day going on and on about "lite savers". Then there was the TV talking head who kept referring to Mr. Solo as "Hans". When she was corrected by one of her co-blonds, she said "I thought it was plural".

 

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Ok, had to post my second favorite comedian's routine on language.  I would have posted the one by George Carlin which is my most favorite, the I am sure that I would have gotten my knuckles rapped because George uses some pretty course language.  That one you will have to look up on your own.  In the mean time here is Gallagher on the English language!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfz3kFNVopk

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Ok, had to post my second favorite comedian's routine on language.  I would have posted the one by George Carlin which is my most favorite, the I am sure that I would have gotten my knuckles rapped because George uses some pretty course language.  That one you will have to look up on your own.  In the mean time here is Gallagher on the English language!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfz3kFNVopk

That would be coarse language. (Man, once this stuff gets started, it's hard to stop  .?)

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Ok, had to post my second favorite comedian's routine on language.  I would have posted the one by George Carlin which is my most favorite, the I am sure that I would have gotten my knuckles rapped because George uses some pretty course language.  That one you will have to look up on your own.  In the mean time here is Gallagher on the English language!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfz3kFNVopk

Carlin was one of the best observers of the ordinary.

I ran across this joint a couple of years ago while in the South Bronx. The guy who owns this deli paid some serious change for the neon sign in the window. You should have seen the expression on his face when I pointed out that it's "Doughnuts" or "Donuts", not "Donnas" and it's "Bagels" since he sells more than one kind. I also mentioned that the sign maker owed him a comma. 

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While we are correcting each other;) someone(yes, I am to lazy to look it up) mentioned the phrase " for all intensive purposes."  The correct phase is "for all intents and purposes" and dates back to the 1500's.  When one considers that a person may have intent and purpose in a legal environment it makes the statement more understandable.

Other great Gallagheresque words would be- cents, sense, since.  So close in sound and so far apart in meaning.  

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Other great Gallagheresque words would be- cents, sense, since.  So close in sound and so far apart in meaning.  

I've seen "mirrow" (is that even a word?) for mirror, "draw" for drawer, ink "pin", the non-word "marinaise" used for both marinate and mayonnaise, "garders" for garters, "hugh" for huge...these are all pretty common. 

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One thing that just irritates me to no end is "corporate-speak." When I was still working in the corporate world, listening to some of those mid-level paper-pushing desk jockeys talk, I swear it was like nails on a chalkboard. I just wanted to slap the next person that talked about "synergy," or "revisiting" an issue at the next meeting, or 'leveraging our assets," or "deliverables." Aaaaaarrrggggghh!!!! Who talks like that in the real world? And why do they talk like that at work? It's absolutely maddening.

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One thing that just irritates me to no end is "corporate-speak." When I was still working in the corporate world, listening to some of those mid-level paper-pushing desk jockeys talk, I swear it was like nails on a chalkboard. I just wanted to slap the next person that talked about "synergy," or "revisiting" an issue at the next meeting, or 'leveraging our assets," or "deliverables." Aaaaaarrrggggghh!!!! Who talks like that in the real world? And why do they talk like that at work? It's absolutely maddening.

If they spoke in real-world English, it would become apparent pretty quickly they had no clue as to what they were talking about...and someone might catch them making a statement they'd have to take responsibility for.

Corporate-speak is nothing more than the institutionalized version of "dazzle 'em with BS" strategy for taking essay-question exams when unprepared.

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The mixing of the use of the words "cavalry" and "calvary"..............."I axed him", Oh Yeah, did he bleed to death?.............the pronunciation of ambulance as AMbeeooLANCE....and INsurance...............twerk, selfie, hashtag...........someone who begins every statement with "basically".............redonculous............someone saying "I'm DOWN with it",   when I'm down with something it's usually a cold..............ANY use of gansta speak............and lastly, for now, the use of either "like" or "you know" before every seven words or so in a sentence. Am I showing my "old fartedness yet?????

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1 hour ago, Harry P. said:

Said Harry P: One thing that just irritates me to no end is "corporate-speak." When I was still working in the corporate world, listening to some of those mid-level paper-pushing desk jockeys talk, I swear it was like nails on a chalkboard. I just wanted to slap the next person that talked about "synergy," or "revisiting" an issue at the next meeting, or 'leveraging our assets," or "deliverables." Aaaaaarrrggggghh!!!! Who talks like that in the real world? And why do they talk like that at work? It's absolutely maddening.

Yes, it's part of corporate life...I hear some of it every day at work.   I just go on my way, in my cube leveraging my core competencies to actionize on deliverables that create shareholder value... client asked today if I'd re-up for another 6 month tour...been there 18 months, not a bad place to leverage synergies and make bank..

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Loving this thread guys, agree with all of these comments!

Sad thing Downunder is 'Aussie Slang' is rarely used these days, in case you don't know, here's a select few.....

As mentioned in this thread...'Like' and 'OMG' is used all the time now.....does my head in, especially kids who say 'like' multiple times in a sentence :D

 

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Ed reminded me...price POINT, rain EVENT, change UP. All those concepts worked just fine in their single-word iterations.

And what the hell is a value-added-reseller, anyway?  Just a middle-man who marks-up the price. I fail to see the added-value

Yah, VARs... my last consulting firm was a VAR...we sold licenses and installed products from various big name software vendors and provided consulting services around using and customizing those products...

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Here's a cliche that's been around but is picking up fast: New albums/singles/videos are no longer being released, they're being "dropped."

That's not new at all. I spent almost 20 years in records from the early 80s to 2000, and I heard that one all the time, from kids to clerks to major labels and magazines.

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