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23-02-2007, 00:14   #31
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This is nearly as bad as someone saying "For all intensive purposes!"
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23-02-2007, 00:20   #32
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Another one that is misconstrued by EVERYBODY is "Card Sharp" which is interpreted as "Card Shark" because of the similarity between that and "Pool Shark".

Seeing as we're all in agreement with "play it by ear" and "common or garden", i've had a row with a girl I know about whether the kids at the end of this ad are saying "Ohhhh, they're tired" or "Overtired".

It's so painfully obvious to me that it's the former. If it was "overtired" why the long drawn out "ohhhhhh" part?

BTW, when i was younger, i thought the Mars bar slogan on the ads was.....
"...helps you work less than play". Meaning that playful, active people eat mars bars. I was devastated when i found out the truth.
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23-02-2007, 00:30   #33
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Lolz @please to meet you. A couple of times when I wasn't paying attention and getting communion I have said "Thanks" instead of "Amen".
I'm such a rebel.
roffs

At least it wasn't cheers mate!


And that ad with the kids - it's overtired imhoe

those kids are creepy though

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23-02-2007, 00:32   #34
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Here's a bad one. In Mario 64, my friend was convinced that when you started a level, Mario said "Let's pickle" instead of a bad italian "Let's a-go"
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23-02-2007, 00:34   #35
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This is nearly as bad as someone saying "For all intensive purposes!"
That one is particularly painful alright.
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23-02-2007, 00:42   #36
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Here's a bad one. In Mario 64, my friend was convinced that when you started a level, Mario said "Let's pickle" instead of a bad italian "Let's a-go"
Pfft, all nintendo voices suck. Street fighter was unintentionally hilarious when listening to the voices and trying to interpret what the characters said;

Ryu; Attack that Veruca!

Sagat; Tiger Biker Uppercut!

There are plenty others I can't think of right now...
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23-02-2007, 00:55   #37
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When i was younger, i thought they were:

Ken: Rack-jack-baroooo-jack
Sagat: Cyber-Rubberduck
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Why do a lot of Dublin people say "pacifically" when they mean "specifically" ? ?
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And it's "I couldn't care less".
Exactly! "I could care less" really annoys me.
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23-02-2007, 01:19   #40
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Why do a lot of Dublin people say "pacifically" when they mean "specifically" ? ?
The same reason you say "wan" instead of "one".
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It's "play it by ear" specifically coming from the way musicians intepret what they're hearing and simulate on an instrument without notation. i.e. most guitarists (including myself).
"Common or garden" comes from a term relating to plants and occasionally animals/birds which are the usual ones you would come across in your garden. For example, a wild daffodil as opposed to a specially bred hybrid with strange colouration. The regular flower would be referred to as "Common, or garden variety."(note comma)
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This is nearly as bad as someone saying "For all intensive purposes!"
I hate that and it's far too common!
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23-02-2007, 16:06   #43
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Those kids say "Overtired" in their ugly Yorkshire accents.
My favourite; irregardless. Ooohh, listen to you and your fancy-schmancy book-learnin'
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I'm pretty sure "I could care less" and "I couldn't care less" are both correct and both eqaully common in use. Even though "I couldn't care less" logically doesn't make sense, it's basically sarcasm. I apparently comes from the dry upper class british wit, that uses a lot of self-deprivating and sarcastic remarks. (the way I think of it is "I could care less, but I'm not going to be bothered to" meaning they're not worth thinking about). And this proves that my years of watching Countdown were not a waste!

Also, "You can't have your cake and eat it." Yes you can! The actual phrase is "You can't eat you cake and have it". (I heard that one on Joe Duffy).
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Another one that is misconstrued by EVERYBODY is "Card Sharp" which is interpreted as "Card Shark" because of the similarity between that and "Pool Shark".
Card Shark and Card Sharp are two different phrases.

Form OED, Shark: to shark on or upon: to prey like a shark upon; to victimize, sponge upon, swindle; to oppress by extortion. Obs.

Also from OED, Sharp: a. To cheat, swindle, trick (a person).

In relation to poker wikipedia has this to say: A card shark is an expert card game player who feasts on weaker "fish" players. A card shark is different from a card sharp, who uses deception for purposes of either card tricks or to cheat at a game like poker.
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