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#1 Post by 6pt-sika » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:17 am

I get so darn tired of some words ! Seems like “iconic” and “epic” are way over used . Especially by TV folks and even on gun auction sights . I blame the clowns in “American Pickers” for iconic , seems like every thing they touch they use that word as an adjective. The younger folks kinda irk me using “like” all the time . And here recently the word “run” used in the context of “shooting a gun” , now to me if you run something typically it has a motor and key ignition . Which brings me to the word “harvest” on the TV hunting shows , I DO NOT harvest deer , dove , geese or pheasants I KILL them . I do however harvest corn wheat vegetables .
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#2 Post by mark » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:46 am

I't "immortal", if you count footballers.

What do they expect?, consult the Websters[/i}, the "Oxford" and the "Macquarie".

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#3 Post by Ray » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:52 am

I suppose the one that has irked me the most over the years is "ton(s)" to denote "alot" .......

"Wheelguns" when revolver is meant really seems to bother many.....

Another one that appeared out of nowhere and took root is the verb "regifted"....
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#4 Post by GunnyMack » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:59 am

Like and you know irritates me to no end. Another phrase that bothers me is going forward.
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#5 Post by 2ndovc » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:48 am

The one that gets me all the time is when people write of say Calvary instead of cavalry. There's ton more, Umberti, Where is there an M in Uberti?? It's Jaguar, not "Jagwire"! While we're at it, let's figure out their, they're and there!

As far as firearms go, I agree with "wheel gun" being irritating. Along with referring to a barrel as a tube, and this idea of referring to different types of firearms as "platforms" is as annoying as it gets!

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#6 Post by Ray » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:39 am

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The one that gets me all the time is when people write of say Calvary instead of cavalry. There's ton more, Umberti, Where is there an M in Uberti?? It's Jaguar, not "Jagwire"! While we're at it, let's figure out their, they're and there!

As far as firearms go, I agree with "wheel gun" being irritating. Along with referring to a barrel as a tube, and this idea of referring to different types of firearms as "platforms" is as annoying as it gets!

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#7 Post by 2ndovc » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:12 am

:D :D

Wondered if you would catch that. :lol:


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#8 Post by Pete44ru » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:49 am

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For me it's when someone offers their opinion in a FTF conversation, starting with the word "obviously".... (IMO it seems like they're calling you stupid)

Also, when someone uses "Winny" ILO "Winchester".

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#9 Post by Malamute » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:54 am

One that I see a lot is "alot". Its not a word.
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#10 Post by J Miller » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:05 pm

I see this a lot on U-Tube; conversation ------ then a pause as if they loose their train of thought, then: "and yeah", then they continue talking. It's almost as bad as " you know".

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#11 Post by jnyork » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:29 pm

Young people who say "awesome", "perfect" "like" etc. every other word. "No problem" instead of "You're welcome". "Know what I'm talking about?"

When did bullets become "pills" ? :roll:

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#12 Post by jeepnik » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:10 pm

Things like LOL, FTF, etc. i understand when you were texting . But when speaking it’s absurd.
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#13 Post by Sixgun Sr » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:24 pm

How about what 99% of gun writers write...."inherent accuracy".

Personally, I can think of a whole lot more things in life to be annoyed about than the twisting of simple words....we can start with the butchering of the Kings English with Ebonics and how the libs want to teach it in schools.---6
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#14 Post by 6pt-sika » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:31 pm

Sixgun Sr wrote:
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How about what 99% of gun writers write...."inherent accuracy".

Personally, I can think of a whole lot more things in life to be annoyed about than the twisting of simple words....we can start with the butchering of the Kings English with Ebonics and how the libs want to teach it in schools.---6
I left the Ebonics thing alone as I assumed I’d be called racial . But the big word in that group to me is “conversate” that isn’t a word for sure !
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#15 Post by Sixgun Sr » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:45 pm

I don't consider the condensation of Ebonics as a hateful racial thing as I know black guys that if you were talking to them on the phone, you'd never know they were black......I think it's a choice and a sign of laziness , no different than the way some hillbillies talk.

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#16 Post by Griff » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:53 pm

What a bunch of old fuddie duddies(sp?)! I know my parents did, and I'd bet your parents also complained about the way you talked growing up. Especially during our teen years... embrace the change! Feel young again! Besides, it's all TV's fault... Do like I do... when it gets really tough to understand... lapse into Spanish or German.. give 'em a real treat, Sottish Gaelic. I ain't got a clue how it's really spoken, so I just make it up!

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#17 Post by Old Savage » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:39 pm

What be the haps?
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#18 Post by piller » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:53 pm

Irregardless is a mosh pit of a word which bothers me. Double negatives are annoying.
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#19 Post by 6pt-sika » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:01 pm

Griff wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:53 pm
What a bunch of old fuddie duddies(sp?)! I know my parents did, and I'd bet your parents also complained about the way you talked growing up. Especially during our teen years... embrace the change! Feel young again! Besides, it's all TV's fault... Do like I do... when it gets really tough to understand... lapse into Spanish or German.. give 'em a real treat, Sottish Gaelic. I ain't got a clue how it's really spoken, so I just make it up!

Want a challenge? Read some of Robert Burns' poetry... after that, Tennyson & Keats is easy!
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#20 Post by piller » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:10 pm

One English Teacher in High School could speak Irish Gaelic. She read Burn's poetry in Gaelic with an Irish accent. Knowing that she was from Krakow made it all the more interesting.
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#21 Post by Griff » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:39 pm

piller wrote:
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One English Teacher in High School could speak Irish Gaelic. She read Burn's poetry in Gaelic with an Irish accent. Knowing that she was from Krakow made it all the more interesting.
:lol: I have an 1877 edition of the Complete Works of Robert Burns, I've read it about 3 times... with a Scottish dictionary at my side!!!
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#22 Post by AJMD429 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:41 pm

My favorite time is in the morning drive/commute, when I listen to WIBC's Tony Katz, and when they go to commercial breaks, I hit the 'NPR' station..... the GAME is to see how far they can go to twist ANY news item to disrespect Trump.... their imagination and creativity is AWESOME...!

Anyway, it is humorous to listen to the 'superior intellects' totally DESTROY the English Language and use terrible grammar, and tons of "like" in their verbiage.

The most awesome thing is when they say to tune in, so they can "...help me understand the newsworthy events of the day..." Yeah, right. My IQ is over 150, and the average news-babe from NPR is likely 100 at best. I read and digest and analyze many different news sources, and the NPR news babe's cultural and intellectual horizon is limited by whatever is discussed at Starbucks over her morning latte.

I'm really glad the are so willing to "help me understand the days news events".... :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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#23 Post by TWHBC » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:51 am

Surprising from this gaggle of guys..... denigrating individualism! :lol:

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#24 Post by JimT » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:26 am

When it comes to gun stuff I have an intense dislike when people write "boolit". I ain't the best when it comes to spelling but deliberately distorting some as sacred as "bullet" is just wrong. I also dislike "wheelgun" ... "bottom feeder" ... "bang stick" and ....
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#25 Post by Old Savage » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:10 am

Lingo is constantly changing and people want to be cool. "Back in the day" it was the same "daddyeo"
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#26 Post by GunnyMack » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:07 am

Old Savage wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:10 am
Lingo is constantly changing and people want to be cool. "Back in the day" it was the same "daddyeo"
That's one I really cant stand- back in the day...before the wheel? Sliced bread? The internet?
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#27 Post by Malamute » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:32 am

Griff wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:53 pm
What a bunch of old fuddie duddies(sp?)! I know my parents did, and I'd bet your parents also complained about the way you talked growing up. Especially during our teen years... embrace the change! Feel young again! Besides, it's all TV's fault... Do like I do... when it gets really tough to understand... lapse into Spanish or German.. give 'em a real treat, Sottish Gaelic. I ain't got a clue how it's really spoken, so I just make it up!

Want a challenge? Read some of Robert Burns' poetry... after that, Tennyson & Keats is easy!
This may be helpful

https://www.reddit.com/r/languagelearni ... ge_gaelic/

It was on youtube but they made it age restricted. I dont have any youtube account, so found it elsewhere. She has a few funny videos on youtube. Irish GPS was good.
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#28 Post by Grizz » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:09 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ0aINUzMSU

https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/ns/345

I love words, which is to say that I love language.

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#29 Post by Old Savage » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:31 pm

So, the idea is old words are good, new words are bad.
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#30 Post by piller » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:48 pm

Perhaps it is that some new words are unacceptable when they are not intended to advance the language, but merely to give a secret password to a group. Copascetic is a word that was made up in the late 80s, and has come into common use. It cuts down from 3 to 7 words into 1 for describing a situation. It has a purpose. I remember hearing it from the kids from detonation-troit back then. The motor city seems to be where it started.
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#31 Post by Grizz » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:09 pm

I think, besides the tower of Babel, some languages are an effort to deliberately make one's people group secure from the outsiders. The two different Chinese languages come to mind. Or French. A type of encryption perhaps. Which coincides with the information that, in every case I've seen, the word for a tribe or clan is something like "the people". And the word for everyone else is "the barbarians"... this seems to be universal. And an indication of which one someone is, is coded in the language...

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#32 Post by Old Savage » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:12 pm

Actually copacetic has been used since at least 1919 as per the Oxford English Dictionary.
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#33 Post by Stevie » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:58 pm

Some firearms related terms that irritate me.....'shottie' or 'scatter-gun' means shotgun I guess....referring to a Winchester as a 'winnie' or referring to a Remington as a 'remy'...then you have 'wheel-gun' to me that would imply something with tires on it such as artillery rather than a revolver

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#34 Post by rock-steady » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:50 pm

+1 on "shottie" :twisted:

One that sticks in my craw....."prolly"....instead of probably. Oh, and referring to a rifle as a "stick". :twisted: :twisted:
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#35 Post by jeepnik » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:17 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:07 am
Old Savage wrote:
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Lingo is constantly changing and people want to be cool. "Back in the day" it was the same "daddyeo"
That's one I really cant stand- back in the day...before the wheel? Sliced bread? The internet?
Hey, most of us here are B(efore) I(nternet). And I was born AD not CE.
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#36 Post by Old Savage » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:18 pm

Here in Oldfogeyville we don't want anything to change goldurnit.
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#37 Post by jeepnik » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:03 pm

Old Savage wrote:
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Here in Oldfogeyville we don't want anything to change goldurnit.
You spelled it wong. :lol:
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#38 Post by bikerbeans » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:56 pm

Any seller describing a firearm as "minty" raises my blood press.

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#39 Post by Grizz » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:03 pm

how about the baseball 'person' referring to an RBI as a ribby ?

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#40 Post by Old Savage » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:25 pm

I don't think so.
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#41 Post by jeepnik » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:42 pm

In the immortal words of Foghorn Leghorn “It’s a joke son.”
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#42 Post by Old Savage » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:45 pm

Copacetic was misspelled earlier unless you were talking about other words there Foghorn.
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#43 Post by piller » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:53 am

Old Savage wrote:
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Copacetic was misspelled earlier unless you were talking about other words there Foghorn.
So I put the two common spellings into one word, as copasetic is the earliest known spelling and copacetic has become the slightly more common spelling, it is just immaterial. We knew which Chicago and Southern slang word was referred to. It is a completely American word which the American dictionaries spelled with the "s" until the Oxford dictionary pushed the "c" into the more common usage. It was still considered regional and colloquial slang until some time in the 80s or 90s when it became common.
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#44 Post by JimT » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:39 am

What really upset me was when they quit using "daisy" and in "You're a daisy if you do."

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#45 Post by Old Savage » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:03 am

So you can spell it with an s or a c but you decided to use both?

That certainly seems to be a mispreapprehension of spelling where you must be pacific.

I have heard it used in the Northeast since at least the 60s.
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#46 Post by Booger Bill » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:42 am

Huckleberry, daisy, whats the diff?
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#47 Post by JimT » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:49 am

Booger Bill wrote:
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Huckleberry, daisy, whats the diff?
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#48 Post by bikerbeans » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:37 pm

"I'll be your Huckleberry."

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#49 Post by Chuck 100 yd » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:41 pm

I have been around guns all my life and have yet to see or handle one that had a “ PLATFORM”. Another “ ain't I cool “word used today.

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Re: Words

#50 Post by AJMD429 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:01 pm

Sixgun Sr wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:24 pm
....we can start with the butchering of the Kings English with Ebonics...
Candace Owens really rips into the blacks who feel somehow that they don't have to bother to learn the English language...and they can't fight back, because she be black too... :mrgreen:
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