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Old 04-09-2012, 09:50 PM
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Default Words and Phrases That Should Be Banned from the Language

  • "vay-cay"
  • "same ol' same ol'"
  • "politically correct" (also "PC"...when not referring to a computer)
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:24 PM
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  • "vay-cay"
  • "same ol' same ol'"
  • "politically correct" (also "PC"...when not referring to a computer)
"plain and simple".
They've gotten better about it, but a few years ago, conservatives used to proceed their every moronic utterance with this phrase.
I'm not sure whom they were all emulating; I never heard anyone other than a fringe-y conservative extremist use this phrase, but they all used it, all the time. And they still do, occasionally.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:40 PM
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"plain and simple".
They've gotten better about it, but a few years ago, conservatives used to proceed their every moronic utterance with this phrase.
I'm not sure whom they were all emulating; I never heard anyone other than a fringe-y conservative extremist use this phrase, but they all used it, all the time. And they still do, occasionally.
Oh yeah...Check out these fringe-y conservative extremists...

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“Democrats are prepared to hear from a single witness today, a Georgetown Law student, Sandra Fluke, to testify before the committee,” Pelosi said in her opening remarks.

“We are proud to bring Sandra before our Steering and Policy Committee to deliver the testimony she was denied last week, to stand firm in the cause of women’s health -- to no longer be held silent. Sandra is a bold and passionate leader for young women and all women, at Georgetown and across the country. She understands that this issue that we’re discussing is a matter of women’s health, plain and simple.”
Obama on Death Panels: "It's a Lie, Plain and Simple"

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Rep. Mike McMahon (D-SI), meanwhile, said he'll return just $1,000 of the $70,000 he got from the disgraced Harlem Democrat.

A spokesman for McMahon insisted all of the money was clean, but said McMahon nevertheless would return $1,000 received after ethics investigations of Rangel opened in July 2008.

"These accusations about contributions from Congressman Rangel are a manufactured issue, plain and simple. Congressman McMahon's potential opponents would like nothing more than to see him with less money in his coffers," the campaign wrote in a statement to The Post.
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted the first-ever event at the State Department to commemorate Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) Day on Feb. 16.

...“Let’s be clear,” Clinton said. “This is a deeply entrenched practice. We need to be unrelenting and understand what works.” She said that it is important to approach the work to end FGM/C with humility. Honest and direct conversation with those with first-hand experience with this issue makes all the difference. To those who would argue that local customs should be respected, Clinton argued that many cultural practices that used to be common are now seen as inexcusable. “[FGM/C] is plain and simple a human rights violation.”
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James Clyburn on Immigration

What my amendment does is simply says that the U.S. Government cannot tip off the Mexican officials as to where these folks are located. Plain and simple, nothing fancy about it. I am sure the Border Patrol will say, oh, no, we are not doing that, and yet one of the Web pages of the Secretary of Mexico had the information very explicit, and we just do not believe that is a good practice.
Of course, you know I could do this all day...

In fact, quoting Dems using this phrase would be very....ummm....errrr....

What two words am I thinking of again?...
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:49 PM
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I would ban any words that pertain mostly to your flucking job or career including initials. I hate it when people start talking about work and throw some jargon down no one else cares about except their associates. If it's a bill of laden call it that in a conversation not a ball. That's a bad example I know but you get my drift.
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I would ban any words that pertain mostly to your flucking job or career including initials. I hate it when people start talking about work and throw some jargon down no one else cares about except their associates. If it's a bill of laden call it that in a conversation not a ball. That's a bad example I know but you get my drift.

I have been railing against work-speak for 20 plus years.

When I worked at the local public library we had employees who would tell patrons that we would see if we could find a book on alley-cat. For those who do not work for an Alabama library, the acronym is ALiCat. It stands for Alabama Libraries Catalog.

Now I have created my own little hell by living with a woman who works in telecommunication. I don't think those people even bother with actual English at work. They seem to only speak acronym.
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I would ban any words that pertain mostly to your flucking job or career including initials. I hate it when people start talking about work and throw some jargon down no one else cares about except their associates. If it's a bill of laden call it that in a conversation not a ball. That's a bad example I know but you get my drift.
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I have been railing against work-speak for 20 plus years.

When I worked at the local public library we had employees who would tell patrons that we would see if we could find a book on alley-cat. For those who do not work for an Alabama library, the acronym is ALiCat. It stands for Alabama Libraries Catalog.

Now I have created my own little hell by living with a woman who works in telecommunication. I don't think those people even bother with actual English at work. They seem to only speak acronym.
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Then again another idea for banned phraseology is OC Speak.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:19 AM
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Quite often it's used for a power play with the layman.

I rarely let someone get away with it. Standard response is: Okay, I'm impressed. Now say it in English. Most have the good grace to blush at that point.
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Quite often it's used for a power play with the layman.

I rarely let someone get away with it. Standard response is: Okay, I'm impressed. Now say it in English. Most have the good grace to blush at that point.
When people tell me to put my declamations in English, I direct them to the dictionary.
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When people tell me to put my declamations in English, I direct them to the dictionary.
You have your techno speak. I have mine. Hopefully, n'er the twain shall meet.
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