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What words or phrases a person utters makes you turn off to his/her ideas?


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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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    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!


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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    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"

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    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.

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    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!!!


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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    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 :)

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    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?

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    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" :)


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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    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 !

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    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"