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Rod Speed formulated on Thursday :

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Rod Speed explained on 6/10/2021 :
gareth evans wrote
Commander Kinsey wrote

Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.

Listen up and park up instead of listen and park

Visitation instead of visit.

That damned yankee phrase I cant think of for the moment.


Cayn't get theyah from heeyah.


Nar, not that one. Said when telling someone to do something
immediately. Still cant think of it but that's just my dyslexia.


Just thought of "I want it done yesterday if not sooner" but that's
probably not it either. It'll come to you at two thirty in the morning
when you don't need it - and forgotten by dawn if your memory works
like mine.
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On 10/06/2021 22:01, NY wrote:
People who use clichés or standard phrases, but get them the wrong way
round so they make no logical sense: "cheap at half the price"


That one is actually a joke. No-one says it seriously.

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Rod Speed explained on 6/10/2021 :

"FromTheRafters" wrote in message
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Rod Speed explained on 6/10/2021 :
gareth evans wrote
Commander Kinsey wrote

Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be
down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say
hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.

Listen up and park up instead of listen and park

Visitation instead of visit.

That damned yankee phrase I cant think of for the moment.

Cayn't get theyah from heeyah.


Nar, not that one. Said when telling someone to do something
immediately. Still cant think of it but that's just my dyslexia.


Post haste?


Nar, not that one.

Yeah, I could guess forever almost and still never hit the right one.


The one I am thinking of is very commonly used.

You buggers will get me watching my recorded First 48 to find it if you don't
watch out.

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On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:36:53 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
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Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.



" Bless me Father, for I have sinned. "

The Roman Catholic Church - as usual -
refuses to inch into the 19 th century ..

- historic and ongoing subjugation of women
- systematic extermination of indigenous races
- protecting and transferring pedophiles

etc etc

John T.

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"FromTheRafters" wrote in message
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Rod Speed formulated on Thursday :

"FromTheRafters" wrote in message
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Rod Speed explained on 6/10/2021 :
gareth evans wrote
Commander Kinsey wrote

Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be
down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say
hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.

Listen up and park up instead of listen and park

Visitation instead of visit.

That damned yankee phrase I cant think of for the moment.

Cayn't get theyah from heeyah.


Nar, not that one. Said when telling someone to do something
immediately. Still cant think of it but that's just my dyslexia.


Just thought of "I want it done yesterday if not sooner" but that's
probably not it either.


True. The one I want is only 2 words when one would be fine.

It'll come to you at two thirty in the morning when you don't need it -
and forgotten by dawn if your memory works like mine.


Mine usually pop up later in the day and I don't forget it.



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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 3:41:11 PM UTC-5, Rod Speed wrote:
"FromTheRafters" wrote in message
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Rod Speed explained on 6/10/2021 :
gareth evans wrote
Commander Kinsey wrote

Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.

Listen up and park up instead of listen and park

Visitation instead of visit.

That damned yankee phrase I cant think of for the moment.


Cayn't get theyah from heeyah.

Nar, not that one. Said when telling someone to do something
immediately. Still cant think of it but that's just my dyslexia.


"on the qt". ??????
as in on the quicktime
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On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:47:05 GMT, **** the git, the notorious,
troll-feeding, senile asshole, blathered again:


What about folks with disabilities who look and blink? Why don't they include
that?


You sick senile trolling swine are deliberately trashing these ngs with your
endless sick ****! What have these groups done to you, senile swine?
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:18:25 +1000, cantankerous trolling geezer Rodent
Speed, the auto-contradicting senile sociopath, blabbered, again:


Mine usually pop up later in the day and I don't forget it.


Well, I'm sure you two senile ****heads can blather about for a few more
days nevertheless!
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On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.


I don't have any phrases I especially dislike- but what I hate is when
people act all intellectual and stuff...talking about Mozart and
Beethoven when theyve never even seen one of their paintings.
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It happens that Wade Garrett formulated :
On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing else
- clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.


I don't have any phrases I especially dislike- but what I hate is when people
act all intellectual and stuff...talking about Mozart and Beethoven when
theyve never even seen one of their paintings.


I've seen one of Frank Zappa's paintings on Antiques Roadshow. He
seemed highly influenced by that Art Deco fella who was all the rage.


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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 6:00:20 PM UTC-5, Wade Garrett wrote:
On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.

I don't have any phrases I especially dislike- but what I hate is when
people act all intellectual and stuff...talking about Mozart and
Beethoven when theyve never even seen one of their paintings.


Rembrandt was a heckuva fiddle player.
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"Dean Hoffman" wrote in message
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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 3:41:11 PM UTC-5, Rod Speed wrote:
"FromTheRafters" wrote in message
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Rod Speed explained on 6/10/2021 :
gareth evans wrote
Commander Kinsey wrote

Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be
down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and
nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say
hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.

Listen up and park up instead of listen and park

Visitation instead of visit.

That damned yankee phrase I cant think of for the moment.

Cayn't get theyah from heeyah.

Nar, not that one. Said when telling someone to do something
immediately. Still cant think of it but that's just my dyslexia.


"on the qt". ??????
as in on the quicktime


Nope, just two words instead of just one. Very common with yanks.

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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 6:32:23 PM UTC-5, Rod Speed wrote:
"Dean Hoffman" wrote in message
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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 3:41:11 PM UTC-5, Rod Speed wrote:
"FromTheRafters" wrote in message
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Rod Speed explained on 6/10/2021 :
gareth evans wrote
Commander Kinsey wrote

Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be
down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and
nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say
hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.

Listen up and park up instead of listen and park

Visitation instead of visit.

That damned yankee phrase I cant think of for the moment.

Cayn't get theyah from heeyah.
Nar, not that one. Said when telling someone to do something
immediately. Still cant think of it but that's just my dyslexia.


"on the qt". ??????
as in on the quicktime

Nope, just two words instead of just one. Very common with yanks.


Hurry up?
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In alt.home.repair, on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 14:31:35 -0400, Ralph Mowery
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In article , says...

And we don't say "parkway" in the UK. It's a road.



In the US a parkway is a road usually in the mountains that is designed
for the people to enjoy looking at the mountains and what they can see.
Not really ment for peopel to get anywhere very fast. Often restricted
to not let commercial vehicles on it.


Yes, like the Blue Ridge Parkway, very nice.

There is also the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, between, as you might
guess, those two cities. No trucks allowed, barely any shoulders, no
gas stations or any businesses at all, mostly through woods.

A mile from US-1` and two miles from I-95 which are parallel US 1 is
very commericial and I-95 is 6 or 8 lanes. Also parallel to

OTOH, traffic has increase on the parkway 5-fold since it opened


"Plans for a parkway linking Baltimore and Washington date back to
Pierre Charles L'Enfant's original layout for Washington, D.C. in the
18th century but did not fully develop until the 1920s. Major reasons
surrounding the need for a parkway included high accident rates on
adjacent US 1 and defense purposes before World War II. In the
mid-1940s, plans for the design of the parkway were finalized and
construction began in 1947 for the state-maintained portion and in 1950
for the NPS-maintained segment. The entire parkway opened to traffic in
stages between 1950 and 1954. Following the completion of the B–W
Parkway, suburban growth took place in both Washington and Baltimore. In
the 1960s and the 1970s, there were plans to give the segment of the
parkway owned by the NPS to the state and make it a part of I-295 and
possibly I-95; however, they never came through and the entire road is
today designated as MD 295, despite only being signed on the
state-maintained portion. Between the 1980s and the 2000s, the NPS
portion of the road was modernized. MD 295 is in the process of being
widened from four to six lanes, with more widening and a new interchange
along this segment planned for the future. "

In other words, it won't be so pleaant anymore.

Also parallel to Telegraph Road, named after the telegraph line that
Samuel Morse built from Baltimore to DC to illustrate the power of the
telegraph. This you guys will definitely find interesting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltim...telegraph_line
In March 1843, the US Congress appropriated US$30,000 (equivalent to
$833,250 in 2020) to Samuel Morse to lay a telegraph line between
Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, along the right-of-way of the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Morse originally decided to lay the wire underground, ......

The first time people could communicate instantaneously at distances
greater than what smoke signals and signal fires could accomplish.
Although I've read that even 2500 years ago, a relay of signal fires was
used to notify people 100's of miles away of official determination of
the new moon.


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In alt.home.repair, on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:08:12 -0700 (PDT),
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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 3:01:13 PM UTC-4, FromTheRafters wrote:
Rod Speed explained on 6/10/2021 :


That damned yankee phrase I cant think of for the moment.

Cayn't get theyah from heeyah.


I don't think he means "Yankee" the way we mean "Yankee".

He'll probably think of it at some point and enlighten us.

Cindy Hamilton


To the rest of the world, a Yankee is an American.
To Americans, a Yankee is a northerner.
To a Northerner, a Yankee is someone from New England.
To a New Englander, a Yankee is someone from Maine.
To someone from Maine, a Yankee is someone who eats apple pie for
breakfast.
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In alt.home.repair, on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 22:01:57 +0100, "NY"
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I also don't like "different than". It should be "different from".



People who use clichés or standard phrases, but get them the wrong way round
so they make no logical sense: "cheap at half the price" (it should be
"cheap at twice the price" if you mean "very cheap")


I don't know the origin of that one.

and that Americanism "I
could care less": no, you *don't* mean that, it makes no sense; you mean "[I
care so little that] I could *not* care less".


But this one started with a sarcastic line from a Catskill commedian***,
saying "I could care less?" where the intonation** showed that he meant,
Could I care less?, and his implied answer was, "No, I couldn't care
less."

So it wasn't backwards when it started but at some point, the intonation
and the question mark at the end got ignored and dropped and what was
left was "I could care less."


***It might have been one specific commedian, but I was little and I
don't remember, and if there was one in particular, I don't remember
who.

**I'm not good at recognizing pitch, but I think you can make most
affirmative statements into questions by raising the pitch of the last
word, "You're done already?" when the spearker doesnt' think he's spent
enough time to actually be done..

If your name is NY, you should know that before airplanes and
air-conditioning, the Catskills was the most popular resort area for New
York City and the entertainment every night included a commedian.
Because of higher elevation, it's cooler there than in the city.

Then there's the ultimate "should of" ("I should of noticed that you were
wearing a new dress"). Grrrr. "Should have"... And that makes its way into
written English, so it's not just sloppy/hurried speech.


I've only seen that a couple times, but both of them in the last month
or so.


The thing that really makes my strangling-fingers start fidgeting (!) is
American-style business-meeting bull****: "leverage" (always pronounced the
US way - levveridge, even by Brits),


What's the other pronunciation?

"blue-sky thinking", "thinking out of
the box", "OpEx and RatEx", "run that up the flagpole and see who salutes",
"Reaching out [to someone]" etc. I suppose it's an offshoot of business
letter clichés from earlier times, such as "I beg to inform you that...",
"Assuring you of our best intentions at all times, I remain your loyal
servant" (*), and "Please find enclosed/attached..." (what's wrong with
"Here is..."?).


I don't know but I've used one or two such phrase on a few occasions, in
letters usually to businesses.

(*) Someone overdosed on the Uriah Heep obsequiousness tablets! So cringing
that it's prostrate. FFS, just say "Yours sincerely/faithfully" depending
whether you started with "Dear [name]" or "Dear Sir/Madam". Except that
addressing "Dear Sir/Madam" is not sufficiently gender-inclusive for the
Wokesters of today.


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In alt.home.repair, on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:00:14 -0400, Wade Garrett
wrote:

On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.


I don't have any phrases I especially dislike- but what I hate is when
people act all intellectual and stuff...talking about Mozart and
Beethoven when they’ve never even seen one of their paintings.


LOL I may steal that from you.


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On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:

Nothing you listed bothers me.

The only thing that bothers me - that truly makes no grammatical sense -
is "I could care less".

If you COULD care less, that means you care. The phrase you want is "I
couldn't care less".

Meaning, I care so little, I can't care any less.
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On 6/10/21 7:00 PM, Wade Garrett wrote:

I don't have any phrases I especially dislike- but what I hate is when
people act all intellectual and stuff...talking about Mozart and
Beethoven when theyve never even seen one of their paintings.


LOL nice.

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"Rod Speed" wrote in message
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"Dean Hoffman" wrote in message
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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 3:41:11 PM UTC-5, Rod Speed wrote:
"FromTheRafters" wrote in message
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Rod Speed explained on 6/10/2021 :
gareth evans wrote
Commander Kinsey wrote

Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be
down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and
nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say
hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.

Listen up and park up instead of listen and park

Visitation instead of visit.

That damned yankee phrase I cant think of for the moment.

Cayn't get theyah from heeyah.
Nar, not that one. Said when telling someone to do something
immediately. Still cant think of it but that's just my dyslexia.


"on the qt". ??????
as in on the quicktime


Nope, just two words instead of just one. Very common with yanks.


Finally...

Using "go ahead" instead of leaving both words out when
saying something like "go ahead and order the new car" etc

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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 6:32:23 PM UTC-5, Rod Speed wrote:
"Dean Hoffman" wrote in message
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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 3:41:11 PM UTC-5, Rod Speed wrote:
"FromTheRafters" wrote in message
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Rod Speed explained on 6/10/2021 :
gareth evans wrote
Commander Kinsey wrote

Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be
down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and
nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say
hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.

Listen up and park up instead of listen and park

Visitation instead of visit.

That damned yankee phrase I cant think of for the moment.

Cayn't get theyah from heeyah.
Nar, not that one. Said when telling someone to do something
immediately. Still cant think of it but that's just my dyslexia.

"on the qt". ??????
as in on the quicktime

Nope, just two words instead of just one. Very common with yanks.


Hurry up?


Didnt see this until I just posted it.

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I also don't like "different than". It should be "different from".



People who use clichés or standard phrases, but get them the wrong way
round
so they make no logical sense: "cheap at half the price" (it should be
"cheap at twice the price" if you mean "very cheap")


I don't know the origin of that one.

and that Americanism "I
could care less": no, you *don't* mean that, it makes no sense; you mean
"[I
care so little that] I could *not* care less".


But this one started with a sarcastic line from a Catskill commedian***,
saying "I could care less?" where the intonation** showed that he meant,
Could I care less?, and his implied answer was, "No, I couldn't care
less."

So it wasn't backwards when it started but at some point, the intonation
and the question mark at the end got ignored and dropped and what was
left was "I could care less."


***It might have been one specific commedian, but I was little and I
don't remember, and if there was one in particular, I don't remember
who.

**I'm not good at recognizing pitch, but I think you can make most
affirmative statements into questions by raising the pitch of the last
word, "You're done already?" when the spearker doesnt' think he's spent
enough time to actually be done..

If your name is NY, you should know that before airplanes and
air-conditioning, the Catskills was the most popular resort area for New
York City and the entertainment every night included a commedian.
Because of higher elevation, it's cooler there than in the city.

Then there's the ultimate "should of" ("I should of noticed that you were
wearing a new dress"). Grrrr. "Should have"... And that makes its way
into
written English, so it's not just sloppy/hurried speech.


I've only seen that a couple times, but both of them in the last month
or so.


The thing that really makes my strangling-fingers start fidgeting (!) is
American-style business-meeting bull****: "leverage" (always pronounced
the
US way - levveridge, even by Brits),


What's the other pronunciation?


Leeever-idge.

"blue-sky thinking", "thinking out of
the box", "OpEx and RatEx", "run that up the flagpole and see who
salutes",
"Reaching out [to someone]" etc. I suppose it's an offshoot of business
letter clichés from earlier times, such as "I beg to inform you that...",
"Assuring you of our best intentions at all times, I remain your loyal
servant" (*), and "Please find enclosed/attached..." (what's wrong with
"Here is..."?).


I don't know but I've used one or two such phrase on a few occasions, in
letters usually to businesses.

(*) Someone overdosed on the Uriah Heep obsequiousness tablets! So
cringing
that it's prostrate. FFS, just say "Yours sincerely/faithfully" depending
whether you started with "Dear [name]" or "Dear Sir/Madam". Except that
addressing "Dear Sir/Madam" is not sufficiently gender-inclusive for the
Wokesters of today.




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On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:00:14 -0400, Wade Garrett, another mentally
challenged, troll-feeding senile asshole, babble:


I don't have any phrases I especially dislike- but what I hate is when
people act all intellectual and stuff...talking about Mozart and
Beethoven when they¢ve never even seen one of their paintings.


Is there NO bait set out by that trolling Scottish attention whore that is
idiotic enough that you senile ASSHOLES will NOT take it? It's not only
absolutely IDIOTIC (as per usual), but entirely off-off-off topic (as per
usual)! tsk
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On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 23:05:02 -0400, Bob Campbell, another brain dead,
troll-feeding senile asshole, driveled:


Nothing you listed bothers me.


What REALLY bothers me is that NONE of you troll-feeding senile ASSHOLES
understands what's going on here. That's of course because of your advanced
senility! G
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On 10/06/2021 17:36, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.


At this present moment in time.

At the end of the day.


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On Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:29:31 +1000, cantankerous trolling geezer Rodent
Speed, the auto-contradicting senile sociopath, blabbered, again:

Finally...


Using "go ahead" instead of leaving both words out when
saying something like "go ahead and order the new car" etc


Brilliant! The Usenet can breath a sigh of relief now; now that the trolling
senile Ozzie pest found the word he was looking for! What an absolute freak
show Usenet has become thanks to all you senile assholes!
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:44:57 +1000, cantankerous trolling geezer Rodent
Speed, the auto-contradicting senile sociopath, blabbered, again:


The thing that really makes my strangling-fingers start fidgeting (!) is
American-style business-meeting bull****: "leverage" (always pronounced
the
US way - levveridge, even by Brits),


What's the other pronunciation?


Leeever-idge.


Such brilliant senile assholes! LOL

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In alt.home.repair, on Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:44:57 +1000, "Rod Speed"
wrote:



The thing that really makes my strangling-fingers start fidgeting (!) is
American-style business-meeting bull****: "leverage" (always pronounced
the
US way - levveridge, even by Brits),


What's the other pronunciation?


Leeever-idge.


So I bet lever is also/still pronounced differently!
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In alt.home.repair, on Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:46:33 +0100, Andy Bennet
wrote:

On 10/06/2021 17:36, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.


At this present moment in time.


Yeah, that bothers me too, although I think what I've heard is slightly
different. It seems like a phoney effort to look competent and precise
because the things described don't even happen in a moment. Often they
take weeks. I first noticed this, and I think it started, from people
in the Nixon administration

At the end of the day.


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On Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:46:33 +0100, Andy Bennet, another brain dead,
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At this present moment in time.

At the end of the day.


Do you senile assholes really know NO shame AT ALL? What has your senile
**** got to do with the three ngs you crossposted it to? And you assholes
KNOW what's the matter with that sociopathic Scottish troll whose idiotic
baits you senile morons THANKFULLY take, every time! tsk
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In alt.home.repair, on Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:44:57 +1000, "Rod Speed"
wrote:



The thing that really makes my strangling-fingers start fidgeting (!) is
American-style business-meeting bull****: "leverage" (always pronounced
the
US way - levveridge, even by Brits),

What's the other pronunciation?


Leeever-idge.


So I bet lever is also/still pronounced differently!


Dunno, havent noticed how you yanks pronounce it.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lever
has both. So do the other obvious dictionarys.

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On 10/06/2021 10:01 pm, NY wrote:
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I also don't like "different than".Â* It should be "different from".



People who use clichés or standard phrases, but get them the wrong way
round so they make no logical sense: "cheap at half the price" (it
should be "cheap at twice the price" if you mean "very cheap") and that
Americanism "I could care less": no, you *don't* mean that, it makes no
sense; you mean "[I care so little that] I could *not* care less".

Then there's the ultimate "should of" ("I should of noticed that you
were wearing a new dress"). Grrrr. "Should have"...Â*Â* And that makes its
way into written English, so it's not just sloppy/hurried speech.


The thing that really makes my strangling-fingers start fidgeting (!) is
American-style business-meeting bull****: "leverage" (always pronounced
the US way - levveridge, even by Brits), "blue-sky thinking", "thinking
out of the box", "OpEx and RatEx", "run that up the flagpole and see who
salutes", "Reaching out [to someone]" etc. I suppose it's an offshoot of
business letter clichés from earlier times, such as "I beg to inform you
that...", "Assuring you of our best intentions at all times, I remain
your loyal servant" (*), and "Please find enclosed/attached..." (what's
wrong with "Here is..."?).


I don't think "Please find enclosed/attached" is an Americanism. Scrooge
and Cratchit would have been familiar with it (had they existed).

"Here is / are" doesn't really work as well as "Please find enclosed".
The idea is to leave no doubt that the item or information being sent is
in a separate document (or might be a cheque / banker's draft, etc).

(*) Someone overdosed on the Uriah Heep obsequiousness tablets! So
cringing that it's prostrate. FFS, just say "Yours sincerely/faithfully"
depending whether you started with "Dear [name]" or "Dear Sir/Madam".
Except that addressing "Dear Sir/Madam" is not sufficiently
gender-inclusive for the Wokesters of today.


:-)


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On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.



The leftist MSM propagandists calling themselves journalists.

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On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 7:08:29 AM UTC-4, Buck Fiden wrote:
On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.

The leftist MSM propagandists calling themselves journalists.


The most annoying thing ever said (and repeated over and over again):

"I won this election, by a lot!"

Oh, wait...it's supposedly better if you yell it like the originator did (and still does).

"I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!"
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On 2021 Jun10, gareth evans wrote
(in article ):

On 10/06/2021 19:23, Peeler wrote:
On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 18:54:19 +0100, gareth evans, another mentally
challenged, troll-feeding, senile idiot, blathered:


Listen up and park up instead of listen and park


What about "Don't feed the troll", troll-feeding asshole?


You are one sick kiddie.

I wonder if it is possible for the community of contributors
to this NG to get you shut down on the simple basis of
your repeatedly exceeding the Breidbart limit?


Just killfile him. I did.

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On 6/11/2021 7:08 AM, Buck Fiden wrote:
On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.



The leftist MSM propagandists calling themselves journalists.


Tucker Carlson
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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 4:53:14 PM UTC-4, charles wrote:
In article ,
Ed Pawlowski wrote:
On 6/10/2021 3:53 PM, charles wrote:
In article ,
Rod Speed wrote:
gareth evans wrote
Commander Kinsey wrote

Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.

Listen up and park up instead of listen and park

Visitation instead of visit.

That damned yankee phrase I cant think of for the moment.

'expiration date' or 'expiry date'


OK, I'll bite. What is wrong with that commonly used phrase?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expiration_date

why not use expiry? It's shorter.


It doesn't fit the pattern of similar words.

Does it really matter? Both are understandable.

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