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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #100 on: February 15, 2019, 05:45:08 AM »
'woke' and 'lit' just seem dumb

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #101 on: February 15, 2019, 08:09:15 AM »
Breakfast-Dinner-Supper anyone?

I remember first encountering that in the Boxcar Children books as a child and being mildly irritated at Lunch being turned into Dinner.
I grew up in the South, and usually the midday meal was lunch, evening meal was supper, but on Sunday we had dinner after church.

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #102 on: February 15, 2019, 08:29:21 AM »
Ontario here.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner.

Supper isn't wrong in lieu of dinner, but I'd say dinner is far more common.
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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #103 on: February 15, 2019, 01:17:41 PM »
BC here.

Rushed coffee - Lunch - Snack - Snack - Bigger snack - Snack - Snack.

This has been my eating pattern more or less since leaving home for uni more than half my life ago.

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #104 on: February 15, 2019, 01:31:41 PM »
BC here.

Rushed coffee - Lunch - Snack - Snack - Bigger snack - Snack - Snack.

This has been my eating pattern more or less since leaving home for uni more than half my life ago.

I think we're talking more about what words are used for the three meals of the day but thank you for sharing your diet schedule. hahaha

This Monday I'm going to start intermittent fasting really hardcore. I am pretty good with it now but I don't always follow through.

12noon-7PM I can eat, Monday to Friday. Lunch and Dinner. For now it's homemade meal prep cuz there's no school lunches. Weekends I can eat whatever, whenever but I'm still gonna be mindful of what I'm eating. Just cuz it's Sunday doesn't mean I'm gonna down a bucket of chicken at 10PM. 

Every 14 days, I'm gonna take a day off and not eat.

We'll see what happens.
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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #105 on: February 15, 2019, 01:38:17 PM »
Referring to the use of a person's fingers as Digital or Digitally. The first time i heard it was a news story where they mentioned the phrase "digitally raped." I was thinking it must have been some time of cyber crime.
By the way, that's not modern usage at all. The original meaning of digit is finger/toe.

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #106 on: February 15, 2019, 01:41:21 PM »
Breakfast-Dinner-Supper anyone?

I remember first encountering that in the Boxcar Children books as a child and being mildly irritated at Lunch being turned into Dinner.
Where I grew up, it was Breakfast-Lunch-Supper and whatever meal was the big meal of the day was dinner. It just so happened that dinner was usually supper.

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #107 on: February 15, 2019, 01:54:47 PM »
BC here.

Rushed coffee - Lunch - Snack - Snack - Bigger snack - Snack - Snack.
I think we're talking more about what words are used...
Those *are* the words I use to describe my meals!  >:(

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #108 on: February 15, 2019, 01:58:34 PM »
Referring to the use of a person's fingers as Digital or Digitally. The first time i heard it was a news story where they mentioned the phrase "digitally raped." I was thinking it must have been some time of cyber crime.
By the way, that's not modern usage at all. The original meaning of digit is finger/toe.
Also note: A digital prostate exam does not use a computer.

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #109 on: February 15, 2019, 02:07:38 PM »
Those *are* the words I use to describe my meals!  >:(

Are you secretly a 7 year old? hahaha

Also, don't angry face me, young man. You can go straight to heck!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #110 on: February 15, 2019, 03:29:07 PM »
Those *are* the words I use to describe my meals!  >:(

Are you secretly a 7 year old? hahaha

Also, don't angry face me, young man. You can go straight to heck!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Heck is a place people get darned to when they don't believe in Gosh, and by Golly do I ever friggin' believe!

   Which brings us back to modern English words/saying that irritate me: minced oaths.
    If you need to sprinkle the flash and dazzle that only blasphemy and profanity can add to a sentence, why settle for week place-holders? Heck, if you really must cencer yourself (like at work, a funeral, or a prayer-meat for example), learn a second language and curse in that. No understanding, no harm. No harm, no fowl. Right?

Oh, and homophones. I mean, what, did English run out of words or something? Jeez, a little creativity here, please!  :rolleyes:

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #111 on: February 15, 2019, 03:31:39 PM »
Heck, if you really must cencer yourself (like at work, a funeral, or a prayer)

It's sensor, you doofus. Learn England language.
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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #112 on: February 15, 2019, 05:13:34 PM »
Anything that's considered text typing.

OMG for example.

UR another example.

Just examples of being lazy in my opinion.

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #113 on: February 15, 2019, 07:33:03 PM »
Those *are* the words I use to describe my meals!  >:(

Are you secretly a 7 year old? hahaha

Also, don't angry face me, young man. You can go straight to heck!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Heck is a place people get darned to when they don't believe in Gosh, and by Golly do I ever friggin' believe!

   Which brings us back to modern English words/saying that irritate me: minced oaths.
    If you need to sprinkle the flash and dazzle that only blasphemy and profanity can add to a sentence, why settle for week place-holders? Heck, if you really must cencer yourself (like at work, a funeral, or a prayer-meat for example), learn a second language and curse in that. No understanding, no harm. No harm, no fowl. Right?

Oh, and homophones. I mean, what, did English run out of words or something? Jeez, a little creativity here, please!  :rolleyes:
one of my friend's mum's used to tell her off for using the 'f' word. her mum one day said, "well, at least it's not as bad as the Z word". she never figured out what the Z word was, and believed it was some really bad, secret word that only really bad people knew, until she was about 13, when she finally realised her mum was having her on

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #114 on: February 16, 2019, 02:12:00 PM »

one of my friend's mum's used to tell her off for using the 'f' word. her mum one day said, "well, at least it's not as bad as the Z word". she never figured out what the Z word was, and believed it was some really bad, secret word that only really bad people knew, until she was about 13, when she finally realised her mum was having her on
So what you're saying is that you don't know the "Z word"?  :huh:
Poor zod sod. :laugh:

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #115 on: February 27, 2019, 02:29:43 PM »
'chillax' or 'take a chill pill'

nothing would make me think of the benefit of genocide more than to hear someone say 'hey, take a chill pill'.  it's a particular kind of person that says it to.

i've always said 'tea' for dinner too, but if you want to find out where your British dialect may come from, you can try this quiz....

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/15/upshot/british-irish-dialect-quiz.html

'bap', all day long...

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #116 on: February 27, 2019, 02:36:57 PM »
'chillax' or 'take a chill pill'

nothing would make me think of the benefit of genocide more than to hear someone say 'hey, take a chill pill'.  it's a particular kind of person that says it to.

i've always said 'tea' for dinner too, but if you want to find out where your British dialect may come from, you can try this quiz....

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/15/upshot/british-irish-dialect-quiz.html

'bap', all day long...

Get outta here with your "bap" it's clearly a "barm"  :laugh:

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #117 on: February 27, 2019, 02:53:01 PM »
'chillax' or 'take a chill pill'

nothing would make me think of the benefit of genocide more than to hear someone say 'hey, take a chill pill'.  it's a particular kind of person that says it to.

i've always said 'tea' for dinner too, but if you want to find out where your British dialect may come from, you can try this quiz....

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/15/upshot/british-irish-dialect-quiz.html

'bap', all day long...

Get outta here with your "bap" it's clearly a "barm"  :laugh:

you can take your barm, 'stuck in the mud' and your scally and twag it  :laugh:

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #118 on: February 27, 2019, 02:57:39 PM »
'chillax' or 'take a chill pill'

nothing would make me think of the benefit of genocide more than to hear someone say 'hey, take a chill pill'.  it's a particular kind of person that says it to.

i've always said 'tea' for dinner too, but if you want to find out where your British dialect may come from, you can try this quiz....

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/15/upshot/british-irish-dialect-quiz.html

'bap', all day long...

Get outta here with your "bap" it's clearly a "barm"  :laugh:

you can take your barm, 'stuck in the mud' and your scally and twag it  :laugh:

Aha I had to google "twag it" never heard that one before!

Scally forever though. None of this "chav" business.

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #119 on: February 27, 2019, 03:26:03 PM »
'chillax' or 'take a chill pill'

nothing would make me think of the benefit of genocide more than to hear someone say 'hey, take a chill pill'.  it's a particular kind of person that says it to.

i've always said 'tea' for dinner too, but if you want to find out where your British dialect may come from, you can try this quiz....

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/15/upshot/british-irish-dialect-quiz.html

'bap', all day long...

Get outta here with your "bap" it's clearly a "barm"  :laugh:

I think the term you're both looking for is "bread roll"  8)