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21-08-2016, 04:44 PM
RE: Words: phrases & misuses that bug you!
Breaking news...

It used to mean that they...

"would interrupt your regularly scheduled program to give you some important breaking news..."

because it "broke into another show" (a.k.a "interrupted")

Now they "break news" every damn day, except they don't really, because it's on a 24/7 news channel that is reporting news (allegedly) and I don't think you can interrupt "news" with newer-(ish) "news" and call it "breaking news".

Especially when it's about something stupid like "breaking news...the press conference that we expected to happen in 5 minutes has now been delayed for 10 more minutes..."

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22-08-2016, 10:49 AM
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"Totally unique" breed of dog.

"Fully eliminate" the virus.

"Decimated" the species. (Uh... killed only 10%?)

"Completely devoid" of emotion.

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22-08-2016, 12:49 PM
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(21-08-2016 03:51 AM)SYZ Wrote:  Where do I start? Big Grin

Should of instead of should've. Dribble instead if drivel. Avocado's $1 each, two pizza's for $14, and the 1980's.

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—There's literally [sic] hundreds more, and I see the above types of errors every day in our media.

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22-08-2016, 01:43 PM (This post was last modified: 22-08-2016 01:47 PM by Gloucester.)
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Just occurred to me, if you have a load of fine powder under your nose and snort it will go everywhere, in the local environment, but up your nostrils!

And, how did a "blow job" get its name one might wonder?

Sorry 'bout that last one, folks, it sucks.

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22-08-2016, 01:50 PM
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On my way home today I drove on the Parkway and then parked in my driveway. Huh

Eh.

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22-08-2016, 05:04 PM
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I'm not vegetarian, but I am a vegetarian. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.

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22-08-2016, 05:25 PM
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(22-08-2016 01:43 PM)Gloucester Wrote:  ...
And, how did a "blow job" get its name one might wonder?
...

South-East England prostitutes.

"Here Mista, djoo wanna below job?"

"below" became "blow".

Don't ask me how I know.

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22-08-2016, 05:35 PM
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22-08-2016, 05:53 PM
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People spell whoa "woah"

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22-08-2016, 06:08 PM
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Nuclear

Pronounced: new-clear

NOT nuke-yew-ler
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