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Sayings... that never were
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Post 1 made on Thursday September 6, 2007 at 17:28
bcf1963
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It drives me crazy when I see people use "Sayings" that they obviously misunderstand.

For example, saw a thread here earlier today in one of the forums that said that "it's not nice to leave your customers, in the lurge. Now... lurge is not even a word I could find, but I'm assuming he means "in the lurch".

How about giving us some of your favorite "bad sayings" and their correct versions.

Here's a good one I heard yesterday:

Bad: Five of one, half a dozen of another!
Good: Six of one, half a dozen of another!
Meaning: Both options are equally correct.
Post 2 made on Thursday September 6, 2007 at 20:47
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One thin red dime! WTF!!! Last i looked dimes were silver. One red cent, one thin dime sure. Don't mix your metaphors.
OP | Post 3 made on Friday September 7, 2007 at 11:18
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This one was on TV last night...

Bad: There wasn't a dry tear in the room.
Good: There wasn't a dry eye in the room.
Post 4 made on Friday September 7, 2007 at 11:57
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Bad: a mute point
Good: a moot point

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Post 5 made on Friday September 7, 2007 at 13:13
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How about: We need to take a different "tact"
Rather: We need to take a different tack.

How about: irregardless (no such word)
Rather: regardless

I could go on and on ...
OP | Post 6 made on Monday September 10, 2007 at 16:08
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On April 19, 2007 at 14:09, RTI Installer said...
Well actualy I am going to be pushing the MCE-CI concept.
Sure it is micro Bills company, we know he is a globalist,
and I personaly dont like the product, but they asked
me, so I will give them my two sence worth, I am not going
to put all that much time into it so there you go.

Perhaps it would make more sense, if you gave them their two cents worth!
Post 7 made on Tuesday September 11, 2007 at 10:16
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How about Know what I'am sayin

No! Not until you say it
Post 8 made on Tuesday September 11, 2007 at 13:10
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Don't get me started!!!

I once worked in a high-end print shop and the Production Manager, who was used to old-style work and the corresponding terminology (before the computer age for print shops) always called it a "bit mat", instead of a "bit map". It used to drive me nuts!

I could fill a few pages with "Sayings that never were" or "Misused words" from this ONE GUY!!! Seriously!!!

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Oh, oh, oh... and the gal that worked there also who would say "It's a doggy dog world!" ROFL

Like I said, don't get me started!!!

This could be a funny thread though... !!! :-)
When ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.
Post 9 made on Saturday October 13, 2007 at 21:25
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Gregor - I had a old friend who'd always mix his up...
I'm sure you've heard the term "I need to pi$$ so bad my teeth are floating"?. and also the one "I need to pi$$ like a racehorse"?

Well how about his way..., "I need to pi$$ so bad my horse is floating"?
Post 10 made on Sunday October 14, 2007 at 00:48
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On September 7, 2007 at 13:13, jeffreadysea said...
How about: We need to take a different "tact"

Rather: We need to take a different tack.

How about: irregardless (no such word)
Rather: regardless

I could go on and on ...

Actually, irregardless is a word. But I agree, don't use it, you sound retarded.

[Link: merriam-webster.com]

"I could care less." Well, that's nice that you sill care a little bit. I really COULDN'T care less because I don't care AT ALL....


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Post 11 made on Sunday October 14, 2007 at 13:03
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On October 14, 2007 at 00:48, kingnothing said...
Actually, irregardless is a word.

So is . . .

acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylprolylserylglutaminyl-
phenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucylserylserylvalyltryptophylalanyl-
aspartylprolylisoleucylglutamylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinyl-
threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminylphenylalanyl-
glutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminylalanylarginylthreonylthreonyl-
glutaminylvalylglutaminylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylvalyl-
tryptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylserylthreonylvalyl-
arginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspartylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosyl-
arginyltyrosylasparaginylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleucyl-
threonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenylalanylaspartylthreonyl-
arginylasparaginylarginylisoleucylisoleucylglutamylvalylglutamyl-
asparaginylglutaminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylglutamyl-
threonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginylvalylaspartylaspartyl-
alanylthreonylvalylalanylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucyl-
asparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylvalylarginylglycyl-
threonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginylglutaminylasparaginylthreonyl-
phenylalanylglutamylserylmethionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophyl-
threonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine


but I don't use it very often.
Post 12 made on Sunday October 14, 2007 at 18:46
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You knew that I'd have to look that up...

Anyway thanks :-) A bit more trivia, probably useless, but good for those quiz nights!
I knew this was a mistake; my grip on reality's not too good at the best of times. Glitz, in "The Ultimate Foe"
Post 13 made on Sunday October 14, 2007 at 20:56
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but will you remember it?
...
Post 14 made on Sunday October 14, 2007 at 22:10
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On October 14, 2007 at 20:56, Anthony said...
but will you remember it?

The actual name no. But I will remember that the chemical name for Tobacco Mosaic Virus is one of the longest words in the English language. With more than 1100 letters!
I knew this was a mistake; my grip on reality's not too good at the best of times. Glitz, in "The Ultimate Foe"
Post 15 made on Monday October 15, 2007 at 04:17
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What about Titin?

Last edited by djy on October 15, 2007 04:25.
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