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    It annoys me!

    Is speaking proper English boring to some people? Why do we 'invent' new words, new expressions and odd phrases? The current phrase that is ridiculously overused is...."having said that" or "that said"!


    There is no need for this filler....just continue on with your statement. Any 'new words' get on YOUR last nerve?

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    Ducky

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    LOL!! I think I may have been involved in some of these.

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    I don't think women who like younger men should be referred to as, "Cougars".

    Benthere

    .... I agree, predator is better
    Ducky

    Moderator
    @Ben….Lots of male predators around I guess?
    tabber

    the comedian Mom's Mabley said, "I would rather pay a young man's way to Chicago, than to tell an old how to get there."

    .... I agree

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Any 'new words' get on YOUR last nerve?

    I don’t like unwords, bad grammar, or lazy speech. Ain’t as a true verb and who was it that invented “bigly”? Aaaauuurrr!

    Some of the new words we are supposed to use to reference a person besides "he", "him", "she", "her"..... I can't even list them for you, since I won't be using them. 


    "Having said that"/"That said" - aren't they the same as "But" or "However"? What's wrong with "But" and "However"? 

    Clonge

    It can be offensive to some, e.g. "You're pretty, however, you have a big but."
    Bob/PKB

    Butt, butt, butt
    Ducky

    Moderator
    But, having said that, maybe?
    Bob/PKB

    Perhaps, however....
    Ducky

    Moderator
    ….if I'm being honest...
    Bob/PKB

    Basically. (can't stand that word)
    Bob/PKB

    Wow, Clonge, how on earth did you find that??
    Clonge

    Even though she is "extra-terrestrial", I suspected I could find this on an "earth" website, and I was right. LOL! She has no tolerance for answers like this. Most common from her is " Um is not an answer", which is how many litigants respond when thinking of an answer.
    Bob/PKB

    I'll stay out of her courtroom!

    Going forward, if I have a window I will put you on my radar. Then we can jump start some new beginnings, that would be Awesome or Arsum as Will. I. am says it.

    ROMOS

    Blue sky thinking from Dave!

    "no problem"  my thought is if it's no problem, why is problem in your sentence.

    no one said " Having said that " ......until Simon Cowell said it alot on American Idol.

    Bob/PKB

    Oh, not really. He didn't invent the phrase, nor did he popularize it.


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