Thursday, April 20, 2006

Annoying Things People Say

  1. "At this point in time." People, please stop saying this. It makes no sense. It doesn't make you sound smarter, because it's redundant and retarded and oh, incorrect. Your choices are either "At this point." or "At this time."
  2. When you're outside, and you drop something, you dropped it on the "ground." When you are inside, and you drop something, you dropped it on the "floor." There is no floor outside, and the only time there is a ground inside is if you have a dirt floor in your house, then "ground" is acceptable.
  3. "I feel badly about that."If you feel bad, then you feel "bad," as in "not good." You don't feel "badly"--unless your ability to feel is impaired for some reason.
  4. You dig?
  5. Thank you.
  6. Love,
  7. Anne
  8. p.s. Feel free to attack my math skills, I'm terrible and still count on my fingers.


whipcreamy said...

you got the first one from mom! admit it! you know you SO used that term and mom corrected you and now you can't stand when others say it! by the is in a wicked bad mood

newbluebaby said...

9. Perturbed. Say you're pissed off, f'n angry, badly mad or any other way you can say "upset". Never say perturbed.

Lametemp said...

10. By the by. A verbose and unnecessary way to signal a subject change, by the bye the correct spelling of the phrase is 'by the bye".

Liz said...

11. neither here nor there.

okay, i love the phrase because it's crazy dumb and therefore a joke but using it in all seriousness: no

Liz said...

i have to make a comment on the "i feel bad" one. the reason people say "i feel badly" instead is because it's grammatically correct. feel is a verb and therefore needs an adverb, badly, not an adjective, bad. and while maybe it doesn;t have the same kick that "bad" does, don't we have to allow it on those terms? of course, this coming from a girl who wishes the beatles had sung "i want you so badly". yeah, it's not as "cool" sounding but the beatles can do anything...they could have made "badly" work just as well.

anne altman said...

Must interject: Feeling badly --refers to a sense of touch

"Ro feels badly" means Ro doesn't have a keen sense of touch.

However people use it in terms of emotion or health and slap an LY on the end and it's w-r-o-n-g but more so irritating but that's neither here nor there nor anywhere

Lametemp said...

I have to agree with Two Can here:

Bad is an adjective, to be used after forms of the verb be and other linking verbs, such as become, seem, and appear, and feel—when feel acts as a linking verb. Linking verbs serve to connect a descriptive word, an adjective, to its subject:

(a) I was so happy, knowing that my work was appreciated.

(b) I felt very happy, knowing that my work was appreciated.

(c) I felt very bad, realizing that nobody appreciated my work.

Badly is an adverb, used to modify action verbs:

(d) Leon usually plays golf superbly, but today he played very badly.

(e) Sam dances very badly

Trust me, I talk good all the time.

whipcreamy said...

that 's why i used it! to signal a subject change...jeesh lametemp! you may know grammer but you dont know sarcasm!

newbluebaby said...

"Not for nothing". I hear more and more people saying that. I have no idea what it means.