Ugh, Don't Say That!

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  1. Irishdave

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    After reading dis, yous guys has took away tree quardors my vocab.
     
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    Instead of saying for sure, you might say...for shizzle!

    But that's keeping it clean. People keep the first letter of the word and add IZZLE in a way that still lets you recognize the obscenity.
     
  3. TeacherShelly

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    Oh dear (holding head in hands), it's worse than I thought. I still don't get it. Mothering and credentialing have conspired to make me oblivious to pop culture.


    oh well!
     
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    The instances you listed, TulipsGirl, are actually part of everyday vocabulary (even the equating of a girl to a "piece." I don't think that was what the other poster was saying. For some reason, I get the impression that it is something a little weirder than that!
     
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    It may be the Lawnguyland thing:p
     
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    When people give their opinion, but start with "in my opinion"...! (i.e. persuasive essays that start that way). Um.. whose opinion would you be stating except your own?? It only needs to be credited when you are giving some one else's opinion.

    Obvious questions. For example, when ever I go to my parent's house, I walk in the door and my mom says, "Oh, you're home?". No, actually, I am at the grocercy store.
     
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    That's funny and SO true!:p
     
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    That is so not true.
     
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    My pet peeves are:

    "I ain't doin nuttin" (That's right - nothing you should be doing.)

    or - "Oh I left it at home - but it's done." (Yeah, right.)
     
  10. pwhatley

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    What ever happened to "My dog/little brother/trash disposal ate it!"?
     
  11. Master Pre-K

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    basically, my instructor told me not to say basically...

    I guess if you don't know something...you just don't know it

    basically! LOL:D
     
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    we replace every item that we don't feel like mentioning with 'thing'

    where is, what is, how do you make this, this thing, that thing, the thing about it is...

    oh, how did we forget that one???

    ever argue with a 'the thing about it is" person??!

    they start off every single line like that!!!
     
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    it took me awhile to learn the chat/text lingo...IMO...this is a safe way to keep from getting yelled at in the next post :p

    how about.... "are you busy?"
    are you sleep?
    can I come in, (after they have one foot in the door)
    Can I tell you something???
    Let's talk
    I shouldn't really say this..

    And the real sensitive, they-need-an-Emmy people

    How do you feel? (just been fired, dumped, lost a loved one)
    It's not so bad! (please read above!)
    You are so sensitive!
    Jeez, lighten up will ya!
    You shouldn't feel that way!

    are you going to tell how to breathe now???
     
  14. pwhatley

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    Don't forget:
    thingamabob
    thingamajig
    thingy

    whatchamacallit
    whosit
    it
    you know! that!
     
  15. Master Pre-K

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    whatsit face! i personally like that one...it means I probably don't really care, so i can't remember...I'm terrible!

    Hey, what about the lingo the store clerks and bus drivers use! They think we don't know what they mean!!!...I started to learn some of it!

    Jane, I got a 90! (you have an overring, you messed up somebody's check in the register)

    I got scripts! (you have food stamps, or a link card in Illinois and it is invalid)

    I need the key (I messed up their order again, and you need to re-ring it)

    Bus drivers and police dispatchers have same lingo...

    What's your 20, (where are you?)
    I got 10-6s for you (I have people who want to transfer to your bus)
    10-9? (I learned that one first! Sounded like What?? to me! come again, please repeat!)
    Got a 10-2 (Oh no...a freight train!)
    Code Blue (the bus is about to die-get off now, before the a/c goes out!)
     
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    (Whining) I dooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnn't ggeeeeeeeeet it.

    Uh??? I dunno know

    On a personal note my 13 year currently responds to EVERYTHING with "Nevvvvahhh" (never) and "that's physically impossible" and "we're about to have a situation here"

    Example:

    Did you clean your room?
    Nevvvvahhh (with a growl)
    You need to clean your room.
    "That's physically impossible"
    Give the mom stare
    "we're about to have a situation here"

    These are the only three sayings in his vocabulary at the moment.
     
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    When I did Substituting
    Some kid would ask me "Are you the sub?"
    I'd say "Yes I am a meatball and cheese on Italian bread"
     
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    ROFL, Basam! I finally quit trying to get my daughter to clean her room -- I just closed her door! Now that she has her own home, it's neat as a pin! Go figure! Oh, I did make her clean out dirty dishes once per week as a health precaution!
     
  19. Master Pre-K

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    if your daughter is 23 or 24 I will faint! we must have been born at the same hospital!!!
     
  20. Irishdave

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    Just have a conniption
    The Definition of a conniption is (from Bill Cosby)
    [when his wife sees that he has given the kids cake for breakfast]
    Bill Cosby:
    I've always heard about people having a conniption but I've never seen one. You don't want to see 'em. My wife's face split. My wife's face split and the skin and hair split and came off of her face so that there was nothing except a skull. And orange lights came out of her hair and there was glitter all around. And fire shot from her eye sockets and began to burn my stomach and she said, "WHERE DID THEY GET CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM?"

    Works for me :D
     
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    Nah, she's an early bloomer -- she's nineteen and 1/2, married and has a 19 month old son! Here's a hint -- I was 25 when she was born.
     
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    Oh, so true to life! Love it!
     
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    My pet peeve is the word "mines."

    As in "mines already have it." or "mines are doing fine on a test."

    What I hate is that at my old school, it was the TEACHER'S who said "mines are doing better now."

    As I always tell my students, there are gold mines and coal mines, but everything else is mine, mine, mine!
     
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    well, here's another blast from the past..

    DUH! Remember Big Moose from the Archie comic books? He is still out there!

    I remember you told me in the age-page.

    I was 24 when my daughter was born!

    ohhh, no! you said 19 1/2...what is with the half PW....;)

    what is six months gonna do? forgive me, I don't get it...that would just make you 44 1/2...

    I don't want half!!!

    haf

    haf the time, I don't always mean what I say! :D
     
  25. Master Pre-K

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    how many old sayings can you think of Dave???

    More scared than a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs
    Faster than two shakes by lamb's tail
    Tall as a Georgia pine

    and my favorite...I gotta go folks..because...

    It's raining cats and dogs!

    computer gets fussy when it rains!

    nite nite!
     
  26. Master Pre-K

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    I have taken over the thread!!

    That's it! I have taken over this thread!!

    How did we leave out the infamous...NCLB...nickleby

    No child left behind?? Don't they mean, no children left behind! Or rather, leave everyone behind who can't past a stupid high-stakes test?

    Let's give low-achieving students a test every year for the rest of their lives, and if they don't pass, well...they will be retained.

    wait..retained, doesn't that mean left behind?

    If the school averages poor tests scores, they will be sanctioned! Sanctioned, as in..not get federal money. Withholding money, so I will be further behind and not have materials and supplies I need?

    Yes, I know...this is an entirely new thread!!!

    And, I know we are having fun here..but

    we purposely left out the whole racial/ethnic thingy!

    why are we confusing the heck out of our kids telling them they are white, black, and Jeez....Yellow?!

    and income...

    trailor park trash??


    or worse, age identification....

    I am just 2 years shy of being Gray!

    gender?


    Sportscaster- "Who is that girl in the duggout?" You mean the team doctor, occupational therapist...somebody with a degree helping others?

    sigh...

    I am in preschool, but I don't need a label on everything!

    master pre-k
     
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    My husband used to say "onliest" instead of only and it drove me NUTS!! I trained him out of it. I couldn't have lived the rest of our lives togehter listening to that.
    Kim
     
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    Good thing it is a short drive
     
  29. Irishdave

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    You Go girl!!
     
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    Ha ha! thanks Dave!


    I think I go start a new thread...NCLB, take it or leave it!
     
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    I'm not Dave, but my dad is and I learned these all from him:
    - Finer than frog hair
    - How are you? On this side of the ground, so I can't complain.
    - Older than dirt
    - So poor I can't afford to pay attention
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Haven't laughed so hard while nodding my head up and down in ages. Thanks for that. Especially the retention thing being the same as leaving them behind. I had not heard nickelby before, that one might just go on my "Ugh! Don't Say That" thread.
     
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    oh, I just pick on Dave..just 'cause he is special ;)

    right now,

    I guess we all have buzzard's luck
    can't kill nothing, and won't nothing die!

    My checks are slow as molassess in February!

    I'm robbing Peter to pay Paul!

    well, I better high tail it outta here...gotta get to class,

    ya know?!
     
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    Oh wait! THIS is the "don't say that" thread! Good grief!

    This is John Wayne toilet paper. It's rough and tough and don't take (expletive deleted) off nobody.
     
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    glad you enjoyed it!

    Hey, I was a teacher at an Accelerated school! You know what that meant! They had to pay us extra and recruit people from all over, because these kids scores were so low! sigh!
     
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    must be ssdd

    same s*** different day!

    gotta roll out! Gots to get to class so I can gets mo edjumucation!
     
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    My dad (yes, he is an educated guy) still pronounces Italian as EYE-talian! Drives me bonkers! I mean, geez act your IQ and not your age!

    Any time my mom is asked her age, she says "Old as dirt and twice as old as mud!" And get this, her birthday is EARTHDAY! LOL
     
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    This may open a can of worms... but I completely agree with this! I HATE it when I hear a teacher speak incorrectly in front of the children. Now, I'm not talking about the occasional brain freeze we all experience when we cannot think of the correct term, so we just sort of make one up and it makes no sense! I mean repeatedly using the incorrect term, and being so oblivious to the fact.
     
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    yes, and sadly...long before 9/11...anyone from that neck of the woods was called A-rab! long a, never short.

    rather be old as dirt, than dumber than dirt!

    my ex-whoa...that is a whole new thread! :p Prononunces the 's' on any word he sees. Arkansaws, Dess Moyns (Des Moines)
    Illi- noise (ok I know there is posed to be there but we never use it!)
    oh wait...he actually said to me, "Why do all these Chinese folks open up restuarants with their cousins?" (What? Oh, I saw the sign...Chinese cuisine!!)

    (please note! Don't want to offended my Asian friends! --:eek: -- please excuse my ex! I quickly corrected him! I told him there are plenty of restaurants with ethnic cuisines! They are not cousins!!)
     
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    MissScrimmage:
    I agree with you 100%! And yes, I know that when we are posting things here, we are on "down time," and shouldn't be judged by our grammar or word usage, but man alive! It really starts to get to me when I see professional teachers -- educated educators -- mangling the English language/grammar. If you don't know how to spell something, look it up! Sorry for the rant....

    LOL, Master Pre-K! I had forgotten about A-rabs! (Remember the song "Ahab, the Arab"?)

    Sorry if I opened yet another can of worms, lol.
     

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