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9 hours ago, Elder Sister said:

I love this topic.  I also hate this topic because the words I use most say a lot about me.  I use "awesome" way too much.  I also use phrases like, "fixin' to" which I know is completely wrong, but it's a southern thing and I can't stop it.  I also say, "no way" constantly like I'm a 10 year old boy in 1977.  I don't have a good understanding of why that's happening, but there you go.  My go-to phrase for when I am speechless and can't be sure what sort of reaction is expected of me is, "Well, isn't that something?!?"  It works in pretty much any scenario.  

All of my pets are "Bubbas."  I have no idea why.  They all have names, but I call them Bubba, Little Bubba, Bay Bay, etc, ad nauseum.  I bet they want to slap me.  

But word-wise, my top offenders are definitely "awesome", "dammit", and "sweetie."

My son is Bubba.  Or Bubs.  Or Bubs McBubs.  Or Bubbalicious (he hates that one but when he was a squishy baby he was bubbalicious.  He just was).  

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16 hours ago, Jaxom 1974 said:

I haven't read the whole thread yet...but the correct answer is, "fuck", right? I mean, I know I probably use it a might too much...

Read my post about about how my language use changed after being exposed to Board members at Cons…

:bawl:  :P  :lol:

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3 hours ago, Fragile Bird said:

Read my post about about how my language use changed after being exposed to Board members at Cons…

:bawl:  :P  :lol:

Many years ago while taking a social psychology course, the professor told us of a story about a minister in a church, who wanted to understand his blue collar congregation better so he took a factory job. Apparently the job changed him so much that he was never able to go back to the pulpit as exposure to the constant repetition of swearing changed his language habits so much.

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18 hours ago, A True Kaniggit said:

Do you say “y’all” ?

It’d be awesome if board members got you to use “y’all”

My law school roommate, who is a very close friend, is from Merrick Long Island (which she pronounces Mayrick Lonk Eyelandt.  By the end of 2L year, she was absolutely saying “y’all”, which adorably came out “yoawl.”

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19 minutes ago, Mlle. Zabzie said:

My law school roommate, who is a very close friend, is from Merrick Long Island (which she pronounces Mayrick Lonk Eyelandt.  By the end of 2L year, she was absolutely saying “y’all”, which adorably came out “yoawl.”

I myself, am a non-native Y’all user.

One of my dad’s girlfriends from Texas got me into it when I was 12. 

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On 9/8/2021 at 11:20 AM, Stannis Eats No Peaches said:

“Sorry” of course. What else?

Someone asked me if I was in the queue at the coffee shop today and my response was "Sorry. Yes. Sorry!" To which they responded "Sorry, I'll just squeeze in behind you then." Delightful

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On 9/11/2021 at 9:10 PM, A True Kaniggit said:

Do you say “y’all” ?

It’d be awesome if board members got you to use “y’all”

Always.  I say "I'm fixin' to..." nonstop.  Of course I say "y'all."

I also say 'bless your heart" but it's not a slam for everything.  Sometimes it means, "I'm sorry this has happened to you," or "this is awful - how can I help?"  People think it means something ugly, but where I live it's an actual expression of sympathy a lot of times.  I have stopped saying it so much because I don't want people to think I'm being ugly.

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On 9/13/2021 at 3:38 PM, Elder Sister said:

Always.  I say "I'm fixin' to..." nonstop.  Of course I say "y'all."

I also say 'bless your heart" but it's not a slam for everything.  Sometimes it means, "I'm sorry this has happened to you," or "this is awful - how can I help?"  People think it means something ugly, but where I live it's an actual expression of sympathy a lot of times.  I have stopped saying it so much because I don't want people to think I'm being ugly.

I am into “y’all” and SOMETIMES can burst out with an “all y’all”!!!

I use “bless his heart” to talk to my boss about HIS boss, who is losing it. Has no idea what “quarantine” means, thinking because he took three rapid tests that he is covid-free and can go to a corporate event. I’m not being ugly, but it is a bit of an eye roll combined with a prayer.

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On 9/11/2021 at 5:56 PM, maarsen said:

Many years ago while taking a social psychology course, the professor told us of a story about a minister in a church, who wanted to understand his blue collar congregation better so he took a factory job. Apparently the job changed him so much that he was never able to go back to the pulpit as exposure to the constant repetition of swearing changed his language habits so much.

One might say he was "saved".

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On 9/5/2021 at 5:13 PM, Theda Baratheon said:

 

“It is what it is”

 

Is this a Brit thing? My bf is Brit and he has a tendency to say the most pessimistic, dire stuff and then end with 'oh, well - it is what it is', lol. Can be endearing or annoying, depending on my mood. 

My words:

Fuck (obviously) and 'chutiya + bhenchod': staple Urdu/Hindi swear words

Also: indeed, ludicrous, and whatever - the last one is particularly embarrassing!  

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