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21-11-2020, 11:46   #586
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Big deal? What's the big deal with the rest of the thread?



We're all just pi55ing into the wind, instead going out into the real world..
Getting to that point where we should be giving it a quick shake and putting it away till the next time.
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21-11-2020, 11:58   #587
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21-11-2020, 11:58   #588
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My one major bugbear is Math, as in "You do the Math".


FFS its Maths short for Mathematics and even the feckin snidey spellchecker picks it up as wrong. Pretty sure they should be saying Arithmetic in any case.
Arithmetics.
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21-11-2020, 12:11   #589
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baloney sandwich instead of ham sandwich
Baloney isnt ham its a type of sausage meat. The real is issue is the use of the word baloney instead of bologna.
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Baltimore

Ball ta moir instead of Bal tee more.
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21-11-2020, 20:26   #591
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Golf.

Birdie is one under par for a hole.
Eagle is two under par for a hole.
Albatross is three under par for a hole.
Continuing the ornothology theme, a Condor is four under par for the hole.

In America? An albatross (3 under par) is called a Double Eagle. It makes no sense. Mathematically, a double eagle is 4 under i.e. a Condor but that's what they call it.
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I don't mind the new use of the word takeaway

It's when they extend it and start asking what's your " key takeaways"

I get this urge to start replying about curry chips and burgers
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21-11-2020, 21:52   #593
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I don't mind the new use of the word takeaway

It's when they extend it and start asking what's your " key takeaways"

I get this urge to start replying about curry chips and burgers
You have adapted OK to the oddity that is "curry chips".
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I don't mind the new use of the word takeaway

It's when they extend it and start asking what's your " key takeaways"

I get this urge to start replying about curry chips and burgers
Like most of these words, it made an easy transition to business bullshít bingo here.
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Baloney isnt ham its a type of sausage meat. The real is issue is the use of the word baloney instead of bologna.


If you dhink abboud id tho, them eyetalians fresh from the docks would prolly have pernounced it data way.

The last syllable is a sloppy pronunciation that does away with the "a."
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I get a bug kick outta this thread. I am on the receiving end of it, and it makes me think back to the shock of dealing with another vernacular when living in Ireland.

Quebec French differs quite a bit from that in France, but that is the fun of it, and it is valid unless you think the "mother country" has the last word on words. We need a world that isn't totally standardized.
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Why do most Irish radio stations use American accents in their jingles? Do they outsource the recording to a third party in the US or is there another reason?
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Probably covered already but need to get these off my chest:

- Winningest
- Burglarized

Bonus one Irish people say even though it's not a word:

- Irregardless
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Why do most Irish radio stations use American accents in their jingles? Do they outsource the recording to a third party in the US or is there another reason?

They think it sounds more authentic and/or the person doing the jingle actually has one those dreadful mid atlantic acCENTS? You what the ones that go up at the end of every senTENCE? Like everything is a quesTION?
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Probably covered already but need to get these off my chest:

- Winningest
- Burglarized

Bonus one Irish people say even though it's not a word:

- Irregardless
Really bugs me that one and its use has become quite common.

I notice that Irregardless gets the red squiggly line under it as a spelling mistake but googles spell checker is happy with the other two

Aren't people just mixing up irrespective and regardless to get irregardless?
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