Ugh, Don't Say That!

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  1. pwhatley

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    Unfortunately, it is those BOZOs on TV that spend the most time with our youth! Aside from their teacher/s, kids spend more time in front of the tube than with their parents or friends. And just how much do kids want to emulate their teachers? Nah, it is easier and more fun to do it like "Brittany," "Paris," or Dubbya!
     
  2. Master Pre-K

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    you learned the language..now use it correctly

    I struggle, as an adult first, and a teacher second..to prevent myself from screaming when people keeping reversing the order of words in a sentence! Grant me more patience as I deal with our English learners....


    I work have to now.

    I back store come from.

    I need the control remote! auggh!!! Well, that is better than clicker!!

    Did we fail to mention words in print? How on earth are store owners permitted to fracture the English language, in neon signs!!???

    Happy Naills - manicure shop

    Store opend at Nine

    We closed at 10:00

    Thanks for you being customers with us!
     
  3. pwhatley

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    I think we should start a national grass roots movement: Learn your Grammar or Else! We could fine or jail repeat offenders!
     
  4. TeacherShelly

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    Gnome sane? (Know what I'm saying?) repeatedly used at the end of every sentence. Gnome sane? My sister's boyfriend says this constantly and she has started it too. I Hate It. Gnome sane?
     
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    aka...

    do ya feel me??

    ya' know??
    ....and the threatening! Right? or Am I right?

    and back in the day...

    yeah, I'm hip
    I think it is a lack of self-esteem and a deep need to have someone agree to the fact that you do not know what you are saying or doing! Be on the lookout for these phrases from anyone who may be in a relationship with you!!!

    are you straight??

    and if you want visual effects... point two fingers at your eyes and say,

    you and me, we is right here, right??

    ya hear me??? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Master Pre-K

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    Well, doggonne it, we got a whole blanky-blank thread on profane words...:D
     
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    Ok, here's a question. I may be guilty of a huge grammatical error.
    For those of you who don't like the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard, cover your ears (close your eyes. whatever.)

    I say pairs instead of pair.
    1 pair of scissors, 2 pairs of scissors.
    1 pair of shoes, 2 pairs of shoes.
    1 pair of pants, 2 pairs of pants.

    Now, hear me out: I think of "pair" as a "set of 2." Would you say 2 set? No, you'd say 2 sets. So... why, on a package of socks, does it always say 6 pair??
     
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    stop it, stop it!! I want to go to bed!!!

    A pear, is a fruit! or two of anything

    because...there are six sets of 2 socks. two socks equal one pair. It is not six pairs... pair does not need a 's'

    a pair of pants, is one color. Please send 2 pair of pants. Pair is plural...like fish!

    you don't need the 's'

    AND whatever you do, please don't say

    a scissors!

    aughhh! It can't be 'a', because it has two blades. It is a pair of scissors, and no...not two sets.

    tulips...you remind me why I don't like math :rolleyes:


    eduk8r and teachergroupie -- Where are you????? Help please!!!
     
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    My contribution...

    I hate when people say "supposably"...:eek:
     
  10. love2teach

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    i just hate hate hate.......

    Yous! How did that become a word???
     
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    More than one you is two yous isn't it? LOL

    I, too, hate excessive cussing. I went to the Taste of Chicago for fireworks on the 3rd and it seemed like every naughty high school student in town was there and cussing in my ear. I went back the next day to see John Mayer in concert and didn't hear a single cuss word...so much nicer!! ahhhhhhhhhh!
     
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    Speaking of pair v. pairs, Stacey on "What Not To Wear" has me saying "pant" instead of "pants" and "sock" instead of "socks" to mean a pair of pants or a pair of socks! :D

    I'll wear this pant with that sock.
     
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    Mine is

    THESE ONES....ugh!!!
     
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    aahhhhh..... now THAT makes sense to me.

    from now on, it's 2 pair of socks, 2 pair of scissors, 2 pair of shoes, 2 pair of gloves.... I could go on and on and on.....
     
  15. kildoonan

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    using the ter-let

    at my "inner-city" school, the kids all say:

    "Mister, I gots to USE it...."

    They don't ask, they tell me.....at first, I had no idea what it was they were telling me. I don't mean a few kids, I mean hundreds of them.


    After you USE it, go get on the ComPROOTer and ax it for the correct way to spell restroom......

    Don't even get me started about the improper use of tense....ugh. That's what I'm gonna did, ya know.
     
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    I think that the rudeness rules need to be even tougher than those for grammar infractions!

    I'm still looking for the guy who has prostrate cancer. I've even heard a doctor saying that!
     
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    yes zoe, please help me explain the local chicago venacular...

    da bears da=the Chicago Bears
    da bulls Chicago Cubs
    hizzonner His Honor= the mayor

    yous guys = more than one guy
    whaddyameeen = what do you mean
     
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    and, then...they call you back anyway! :D
     
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    no, no, no!

    pants they always have an s

    these pants, those pants, your pants, my pants.

    only, and only do you say...pant leg! because that is one!

    hand me a sock, put on your socks...

    I'm going to grab something to eat!!! ..Yous guys are just getting ludicris (ridiculous) on me!
     
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    sad to say, he also wants me to have a mammry gram...
     
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    Word History (Pants): One would not expect a word for a modern article of clothing to come ultimately from the name of a 4th-century Roman Catholic saint, but that is the case with the word pants. It can be traced back to Pantaleon, the patron saint of Venice. He became so closely associated with the inhabitants of that city that the Venetians were popularly known as Pantaloni. Consequently, among the commedia dell'arte's stock characters the representative Venetian (a stereotypically wealthy but miserly merchant) was called Pantalone, or Pantalon in French. In the mid-17th century the French came to identify him with one particular style of trousers, a style which became known as pantaloons in English. Pantaloons was later applied to another style that came into fashion in the late 18th century, tight-fitting garments that had begun to replace knee breeches. After that pantaloons was used to refer to trousers in general. The abbreviation of pantaloons to pants met with some resistance at first; it was considered vulgar and, as Oliver Wendell Holmes put it, "a word not made for gentlemen, but 'gents.'" First found in the writings of Edgar Allan Poe in 1840, pants has replaced the "gentleman's word" in English and has lost all obvious connection to Saint Pantaleon.
     
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    Thank you, TeacherShelly! Not only did I laugh, but I also learned something -- two things I love to do!
     
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    PW :)

    Now if I can shake the idea that Stacey is cooler than I, and actually start saying pants again!
     
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    Lucky it is a short drive
     
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    I don't get it. "This piece..." Can someone provide an example?
     
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    Late (for later or see you later)
    pitcher (picture)
    I'm on it

    Why does every sportscaster use verbs only in the present tense these days?

    I'm so over it ......
     
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    After reading dis, yous guys has took away half my vocab.
     
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    Ah....... This piece of pie is mine?
     
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    Are you sure? This doesn't immediately appear annoying at all. ??
     
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    I need clarification as well!

    I'll check back after we eat the bacon, eggs, and biscuits I'm trying not to burn in between posts!
     
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    Some people use the term 'piece' when referring to things that aren't tangible - this piece of the project took x hours, but the other piece was more involved.....
     
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    Hmmm.... I'm still not annoyed - maybe I have a piece of tolerance for this one :) Hahaha! Here's a usage of "piece" that is annoying. "Mmmmm.. that piece is some tasty morsel!" about a teacher. Now that's annoying.
     
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    Will this help?
    Main Entry: Piece
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *pettia, of Gaulish origin; akin to Welsh peth thing
    1 : a part of a whole: as a : FRAGMENT <pieces of broken glass> b : any of the individual members comprising a unit -- often used in combination <a five-piece band> <a three-piece suit> c : PORTION, ALLOCATION <a piece of the jackpot>
    2 : an object or individual regarded as a unit of a kind or class <a piece of fruit>
    3 : a usually unspecified distance <down the road a piece>
    4 : a standard quantity (as of length, weight, or size) in which something is made or sold
    5 : a literary, journalistic, artistic, dramatic, or musical composition
    6 : FIREARM
    7 : COIN; also : TOKEN
    8 : a movable object used in playing a board game; specifically : a chessman other than a pawn
    9 : OPINION, VIEW <spoke his piece>
    10 a usually vulgar : an act of copulation b usually vulgar : the female partner in sexual intercourse
    11 : INSTANCE, EXAMPLE <silly piece of nonsense> <a nice piece of acting>
    synonym see PART
    - of a piece : ALIKE, CONSISTENT
    - piece of one's mind : a severe scolding : TONGUE-LASHING
    - piece of the action : a share in activity or profit
    - to pieces
    1 : without reserve or restraint : COMPLETELY
    2 : into fragments; also : into component parts
    3 : out of control <went to pieces from shock>
     
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    The one that annoys me is when kids say "awn" for "on"... just typing it makes me crazy!!!
     
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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned all the shizzles!!!
    Thanks a lot Snoop Dog!!
    And Jamie Kennedy from Malibu's Most Wanted!!
     
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    My students use Barely to the extreme

    They never use :

    Just
    Hardly
    Scarce
    Scarcely
    Almost
    Approximately
    Nearly

    "I Barley got to class."
    "I Barley use a pen on tests.", ETC.
     
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    In my school it's "random"

    As in "totally random questions on that test", "I knocked some totally random kid over when I turned around" and so on, ad nauseum.
     
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    Explanations that begin or include the word BASICALLY when it serves no purpose at all!!!
     
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    I started noticing the misuse of the word random while watching THE HILLS on MTV last school year. Now I hear it every where!!
    I've forgotten how it's supposed to be used!
     
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    What is shizzles? I'm so out of it!
     

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