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Old 09-21-2012, 12:55 PM   #99
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"Thanks a lot!"

Because no one ever says, "Thanks just a little!"
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:09 PM   #100
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Interesting thread - I forget now whether or not I have contributed, but here is one that is more strange an hard to explain than actually annoying.

Why do people when replying or commenting, so often they will preface their reply by saying "Yes--No" followed by their reply !?

Is there any logic at all behind it, or is it maybe just some nervous response that just gets blurted out out automatically whilst we collect our thoughts and decide how to reply?.

I'm probably guilty of doing it myself, but I try not to do so!


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Old 09-21-2012, 01:27 PM   #101
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Interesting thread - I forget now whether or not I have contributed, but here is one that is more strange an hard to explain than actually annoying.

Why do people when replying or commenting, so often they will preface their reply by saying "Yes--No" followed by their reply !?

Is there any logic at all behind it, or is it maybe just some nervous response that just gets blurted out out automatically whilst we collect our thoughts and decide how to reply?.

I'm probably guilty of doing it myself, but I try not to do so!


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It must be a north of the border thing. I've don't recall hearing someone do that. I'm betting it would annoy me if I did.

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Old 09-21-2012, 01:28 PM   #102
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30% chance of rain

Why do weather forecasters pretend it means 70-80% chance it will rain?
In English it should mean 70% chance it wont rain.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:36 PM   #103
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I'm annoyed by incomplete sentences.

"Annoying phrases."

You would have been OK if you left off the period!

I don't use emoticons, but insert one here, so you know I'm joking.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #104
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"…6:00 a.m. in the morning…"

Has there even been a 6:00 a.m. in the evening? This one never used to bother me too much, until I heard a WWL-TV newscaster say it on-air.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:22 PM   #105
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:32 PM   #106
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"Hot water heater"

You don't need to heat hot water. It's just a water heater.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #107
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The "bumper-to-bumper" warranty I purchased when I bought my truck does not cover the bumpers or a bajillion other parts on the truck.


And the other day I was told by the store I bought my "waterproof" work boots at and also the manufacturer (Rocky) that waterproof does not mean you can stand in water.

Then they better change their marketing to "water-resistent" down to one inch lol
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:54 PM   #108
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"Hot water heater"

You don't need to heat hot water. It's just a water heater.
I have a cold water heater and it uses propane, so it is not very efficient; I haven't been able to find one of those hot water heaters that uses no fuel.

Annoyances:

"if I offended anyone".

Not using apostrophes.

A company asking for all sorts of personal information "for my protection".

Saying some "spoke untruthfully" or similar ways of avoiding saying "you are a liar".

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Hi,

Unleaded gas.

Unleaded regular.

Unleaded mid-grade.

Unleaded Premium.

Why do they have to add the Unleaded part? I haven't been able to buy leaded gas for about 30 years. It's all unleaded.

"My Diesel gets great GAS mileage."
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Not a phrase either, but:

Who convinced radio advertisers that it's smart to have an aimless, repetitive and not especially musical riff as background to the babbling?

Does the gummint really require the 90-words-per-second disclaimer that gets blabbed at the end of every car commercial? Or did some lawyer get paid a mint to recommend it as defense against idiots?
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This thread has been fun ... Don't that just rip the rag off the bush.
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"Head over heels"

Isn't that the normal way most people stand?
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