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Postby Paco » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:33 am

Bwis53 wrote:Wisc.
Wis.


WI preferred by the USPO

I use Wisco. Sounds cooler, and we need all the cool we can get.

I know someone who uses 'pressies' instead of presents. Worse than prezzies.

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Postby mrak » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:42 am

Paco wrote:Worse than prezzies.

My peeps and I agree.

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Postby doppel » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:48 am

IED's as a substitute for the less politically correct booby trap.

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Postby magic moose » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:09 am

punkarchivist wrote:I hate all the cornball abbreviations used in news reporting/crawls, especially on Fox Noise, because they tend to get a little too cute. One that comes to mind is "Sec Def". Sounds like a rapper name.

Do people actually use "Wisco" and "Mad-Town" with a straight face? Never liked those much.

Always hated FUBAR, TTYL, LYLAS, LOL, abs, bro, cukes, etc.

I'm very irritated when people write like them text message. Like, "I C U L8R".

I have a friend who always says "hang a Roger" when he wants you to make a right turn, and to "do a Louie" for a left. I guess that isn't an abbreviation, but it bugs the heck out of me.

One abbreviation I can't stop using is 'dise to refer to The Paradise.


Mad-Town - thumbs down. On the surface, it looks fine, but the syllable savings is completely wasted in the consonant clash of the "d" and "t". The microsecond pause and the more awkward "ow" sound (dipthong - temptation to drawl) can easily waste away whatever savings you might think you've got.

Roger and Louie actually constitute net losses in time. People who use these regularly are literally throwing time down the drain. "Hang a Ralph" - even with the one syllable "Ralph", this still constitutes a grave inefficiency from its more spartan alternative - "Turn Right" - because of the introduction of "a"

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Postby blunt » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:12 pm

Sorry, I have missed an earlier mention, but the one ab. that drives me tot. craz. is :

za.
Instead of pizza I'm eating a Gabor sister.

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Postby Oprah » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:36 pm

Me too hatey za for pizza, but me likey butt for buttocks.

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Postby DMeister » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:40 pm

magic moose wrote:Roger and Louie actually constitute net losses in time. People who use these regularly are literally throwing time down the drain. "Hang a Ralph" - even with the one syllable "Ralph", this still constitutes a grave inefficiency from its more spartan alternative - "Turn Right" - because of the introduction of "a"


Turn Left.

Left?

Right.

Ok. I'll turn Right.

No, I said Left!

Ok. You want me to turn Left?

Right.

Ok. I'll turn Right.

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Postby cute hat » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:42 am

magic moose wrote:
Roger and Louie actually constitute net losses in time. People who use these regularly are literally throwing time down the drain.


What bugs me is people using the word "literally" to me "figuratively." Or mean nothing, really. Unless there was an actual drain involved, and time were a tangible substance that someone had thrown down it. . . .

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Postby blunt » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:29 am

cute hat wrote:
magic moose wrote:
Roger and Louie actually constitute net losses in time. People who use these regularly are literally throwing time down the drain.


What bugs me is people using the word "literally" to me "figuratively." Or mean nothing, really. Unless there was an actual drain involved, and time were a tangible substance that someone had thrown down it. . . .


It's so ironic.

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Postby thebookpolice » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:38 am

See, now we're getting into a whole different ball of worms. I'm gonna have to start a new thread.

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Postby cute hat » Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:01 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:a whole different ball of worms.


Anyone want to chime in about mixed metaphors?

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Postby white_rabbit » Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:22 pm

cute hat wrote:
TheBookPolice wrote:a whole different ball of worms.


Anyone want to chime in about mixed metaphors?


Now you're putting the cart before the apple.

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Postby Oprah » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:21 pm

Ribbies for RsBI.

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Postby Ducatista » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:43 pm

Oprah wrote:RsBI.

Nice! And with that, you really should go see the Runners Up at High Noon tonight.

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Postby thebookpolice » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:12 pm

Bumped cuz I'm feeling saucy.


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