Are there certain words or phrases that you find "off-putting"? I really don't mind the "ef" word, (really), but there are certain other words or phrases that will block my mind from what the person is saying. When people make a mistake and say, "I lied," it takes my mind a little recovery time to get over the annoyance of that. "Imelda," might tell me her party is on Oct. 25th, and upon thinking again, say, "Oh, I lied, it's on Saturday, the 26th". Also, if a person makes a mistake and says,"I'm such a jerk, I turn off as well, or when people say "boobs" or "crap" or dog "do-do". Yours ?
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The "seen" and "saw" thing drives me crazy too. "Me and him went for a ride." Ugh. "He don't know no better." I find the "omg" kind of cute with young kids. I think they don't want to say "God" irreverently. Thanks Christin!
That's true with the omg never really thought of it that way, I just always thought "lazy" like text speak. OH another one "prolly" instead of probably, drives me bonkers and everyone in this area does it lol.
How could I hate YOU Peeples? You have such great comments and hubs :) My daughter has "boob" a lot in her stand-up comedy. She laughs at me though 'cuz I sling around the"f" word a lot. (I worked in a high school). For me it's like saying "darn"
Eb, I'm the same re: the "f" word, and I'm a 68 yr old woman! I wrote a poem abt being too silent in society: "...because women my age don't say f***" " I see where "just saying," might seem cunning. Aren't these unique likes/dislikes fascinating?
TL, Oh I AGREE! "I think you'll find." That's exactly how I feel. Did you ever see Fred Armisen's Weekend Update where he never finishes a sentence and pontificates on the next 1/2 topic?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z04ci47C5Ps ? That is ME!!!
Billie Kelpin, Thank you. I have just watched it and I know so many people who are just as incisive and good at developing a theme is this.... sometimes even more so!
TL, Hope you had a good laugh. That cracks me up because it's soooo me. I didn't realize it until I saw ME on SNL !!!
Sounds like a good policy, MrsGray32! The way people portray themselves makes all the difference, doesn't it. We can take almost anything if it's given with the right attitude. Thanks for your input :)
Think I"m guilty of "The thing is..." In analyzing why I say this, I might be trying to emphasize a point or clarify. It's really more of a "What I'm trying to say is this..." Thanks Mcbel, for your comment.
For some reason or the other, I find the "F" word liberating. But JT, respectfully, and this is an example of how crazy we (I) can be. I don't like the whole phrase "F BOMB". Isn't that peculiar? I can see your point on the use of "God"
Spew does have an ugly sound, doesn't it. I'm guilty of spewing forth all manner of nonsense plus the usage of "spewed forth" :) I thought we'd all have a few of these pet peeves in common, but looks like r annoyances are individualistic, like us !
Thanks, RT! I know ur feelings re: religion r like mine so when I read ur 1st sentence I was intrigued. Ironically, I don't like my husband to say "Jesus" b/c I find it disrespectful for him as a Christian to use. When I say it, I think "geezes" :)
Funny u should say that. My wife's family is Jewish & they say "Jesus Christ" a lot. I'm not Christian, but I always found someone of a different faith using JC like that offensive.
RT, I KNOW! Isn't that fascinating?
Reality Talk, you are correct in your premise. S@@@t is a word that is very overused in the conversation. Do these people have such an insufficient vocabulary that all they can think of is the "s" word? Really now!
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Say Yes, thanks for noting that Reality left hubpages. I was able to find his BEAUTIFUL blog. Hope he keeps in touch!