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Old 05-13-2013, 09:56 AM   #15
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We hear the misuse from time to time when folks call in for reservations. We ask for the type of RV they have (for space allocation). When the response is "RV," then we know they're not too familiar with relevant terminology.


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Old 05-13-2013, 11:35 AM   #16
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I hate it now the way people use the term "on point". "Hey come to the party... everything is going to be on point".

I guess people adapt words and phrases to fit whatever it is they are into.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:50 AM   #17
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I hate it now the way people use the term "on point". "Hey come to the party... everything is going to be on point".
Haven't heard that one. Guess I'm not on point. But I am getting tired of people saying they're ready to "pull the trigger" whenever they make a decision. Oddly, even a person I know to be staunchly anti-gun, who would neveró everó pull a real trigger, verbally "pulls the trigger."
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:13 PM   #18
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Haven't heard that one. Guess I'm not on point. But I am getting tired of people saying they're ready to "pull the trigger" whenever they make a decision. Oddly, even a person I know to be staunchly anti-gun, who would neveró everó pull a real trigger, verbally "pulls the trigger."
I agree, but now it's time to pull out all the stops and get our ducks in a row.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:39 PM   #19
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I agree, but now it's time to pull out all the stops and get our ducks in a row.
Well at the end of the day, you're right on point.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #20
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Unless I'm using it for business, they're all RV's. My motorcycle, trailer, boat, bicycle are all recreational vehicles. Hell, if I'm going downtown for a movie, even the city bus is a recreational vehicle.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:39 PM   #21
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Yeah, well when push comes to shove it's still six of one, half dozen of the other.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:29 PM   #22
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Look here even how we differ. Technically it stands for 'recreational vehicle' so anything within that category qualifies.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:07 AM   #23
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I hate being asked the question, "Are you all set?". This question is commonly asked by waiters/waitresses in restaurants in the Northeastern United States. I don't quite get the meaning nor do I know the response. All set to do what or to go where?
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:09 AM   #24
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We hear the misuse from time to time when folks call in for reservations. We ask for the type of RV they have (for space allocation). When the response is "RV," then we know they're not too familiar with relevant terminology.


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Maybe you should ask what type of "equipment" and the length...
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:35 AM   #25
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I hate being asked the question, "Are you all set?". This question is commonly asked by waiters/waitresses in restaurants in the Northeastern United States. I don't quite get the meaning nor do I know the response. All set to do what or to go where?
You're from Mississippi, so I'm sure you understand - but we have some northerners on this forum as well. While it was proper for the waitress to ask "Are you all set?" when you were by yourself, if there had been more of you, she should have asked, "Are all ya'll set?"

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:23 AM   #26
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It all depends on your point of view. I have lots of clients that refer to their trailer, 5th wheel or motorized unit as an 'RV'. Then I have the upper crust; those with way too much money and time on their hands, who refer to their $million + motorhomes as a 'coach' as in motorcoach. They don't want to be considered in the same category as a mere 'RV'. They feel that they are 'special' and need everyone to know it!

Then there is the one client that I have from Maine who owns the largest Ford dealership in the state. He is an old 'Mainer' and refers to his $million + Prevost as a 'camper', but pronounces it with his heavy Maine accent as 'camp-ah'. He is a blast and infuriates his fellow owners in the 'Motorcoach Resort' where he lives in the winter in FL on a regular basis with his down home descriptions of what he has. Just a regular guy with a bunch of bucks!
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Yep, something similar. My wife usually asks for what "kind" of rig they have, which usually results in something like "Jayco XLS3254." Completely uninformative info. I suggested what "type" rather than what "kind."

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:53 AM   #28
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I hate people referring to it as a mobile home. I've even got a ceramic plate given to me by a friend with a drawing of a Silver Streak on it and the caption "God Bless Our Mobile Home".
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