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RE: Words & phrases that should be banished.

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  • Ritu
    ... For an entire year, I had a Chemistry teacher who insisted that he d make us born intelligent if we only paid attention in class... Ritu
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 2, 2006
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      Dave Land wrote:

      > That's exactly what makes these expressions worth getting rid of...
      > the mindless repetition. "I hearrrrd THAT!" was one that my little
      > brother got hooked on for a while. I had a co-worker for whom
      > everything happened "from the get-go", an expression I learned to
      > hate about the second time I heard it.

      For an entire year, I had a Chemistry teacher who insisted that he'd
      make us 'born intelligent' if we only paid attention in class...

      Ritu

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    • Robert Seeberger
      ... From: Dave Land To: Killer Bs Discussion Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 2:36 PM Subject: Re: Words & phrases
      Message 2 of 8 , Jan 2, 2006
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        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Dave Land" <dland@...>
        To: "Killer Bs Discussion" <brin-l@...>
        Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 2:36 PM
        Subject: Re: Words & phrases that should be banished.


        > That's exactly what makes these expressions worth getting rid of...
        > the mindless repetition. "I hearrrrd THAT!" was one that my little
        > brother got hooked on for a while. I had a co-worker for whom
        > everything happened "from the get-go", an expression I learned to
        > hate about the second time I heard it.
        >
        > And I expect to continue to dislike such expressions "on a going-
        > forward basis."
        >
        Heh! "From the get-go" is an ancient phrase here, at least 40 years
        old if not much much older.
        During the 80s I used to hear "I know *that's* right" (meaning "I
        agree") with stomach turning frequency.
        One of my current unfavorites is "Bling" or "Bling Bling".
        You would think that if one were to make up a word, that is could
        sound like a word.
        "Truthiness" for example.<G>

        xponent
        Truth Inclusions Maru
        rob


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