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Old October 30 2013, 01:58 PM   #181
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Re: Things people often say you find amusing...

I wouldn't comment on this in any other thread, but here...

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That reminds me of a fan fic writer who sent me a story to proof read. The scene involved a character entering a room and being shocked by the large number bowls that covered a dinning room table---only she misspelled it as "bowels."

I wrote back, "EWW! I'd be pretty damn shocked at that, too!"
A dinning room table? Is that where you dinn?
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Old October 30 2013, 02:55 PM   #182
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Re: Things people often say you find amusing...

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When chicks say: "I'm in love with love."
I find this "I'm loving it" McDonalds ad highly annoying. It's grammatically wrong. "I am loving" means I do it only now, this very moment, and shall stop in a second. That message is surely not the ad's intention. Gramatically correct (or is it "correctly"? I'm never sure), it must be "I love it".
I've always just assumed the McD-people had a better understanding of their customers than most such corporations have; that they know you start hating it the moment you're not hungry any more and the realisation of what you've just eaten hits you.
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Old October 30 2013, 03:19 PM   #183
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Re: Things people often say you find amusing...

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I wouldn't comment on this in any other thread, but here...

A dinning room table? Is that where you dinn?
It's where you eat your dinn-dinn.
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Old October 30 2013, 05:31 PM   #184
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Re: Things people often say you find amusing...

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I find this "I'm loving it" McDonalds ad highly annoying. It's grammatically wrong. "I am loving" means I do it only now, this very moment, and shall stop in a second. That message is surely not the ad's intention. Gramatically correct (or is it "correctly"? I'm never sure), it must be "I love it".
Yes, but "I love it" doesn't work as a catchy slogan. Sometimes it's permissible to stretch the rules a bit.

For example, does anyone remember the Smothers Brothers? Tommy's catchphrase was "Mom always liked you best." The superlative "best" is grammatically wrong, of course, because there were only two of them. The comparative is the correct form. But "Mom always liked you better" isn't funny!
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Old October 30 2013, 06:38 PM   #185
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Re: Things people often say you find amusing...

It's not often, but has happened more times than it should.

When people ask me if our pork is kosher.
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Old October 30 2013, 07:11 PM   #186
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Re: Things people often say you find amusing...

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It's not often, but has happened more times than it should.

When people ask me if our pork is kosher.


I kinda love that.
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Old October 30 2013, 07:16 PM   #187
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ROTF! That made my day
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Old October 30 2013, 09:19 PM   #188
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It's not often, but has happened more times than it should.

When people ask me if our pork is kosher.
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Old October 31 2013, 01:07 AM   #189
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Re: Things people often say you find amusing...

Of course it is. It never eats shellfish, or mix meat and cheese.
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Old October 31 2013, 10:42 AM   #190
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Re: Things people often say you find amusing...

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When chicks say: "I'm in love with love."
I find this "I'm loving it" McDonalds ad highly annoying. It's grammatically wrong. "I am loving" means I do it only now, this very moment, and shall stop in a second. That message is surely not the ad's intention. Gramatically correct (or is it "correctly"? I'm never sure), it must be "I love it".
I've always just assumed the McD-people had a better understanding of their customers than most such corporations have; that they know you start hating it the moment you're not hungry any more and the realisation of what you've just eaten hits you.
They're intentionally using slang. McDonald's is hip and cool.
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Old October 31 2013, 12:32 PM   #191
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^and if BurgerKing were a bit tastier and more customer-friendly (publishing the origin of their ingredients, for a start) I'd switch to them out of sheer grammar-naziism
But things being as they are, I simply frequent the Turkish and Asian restaurants in my neighbourhood instead They can spell, use locally grown seasonal ingredients and their food tastes awesome!

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Of course it is. It never eats shellfish, or mix meat and cheese.
Shellfish are forbidden too? - Hmm, at second thought: makes sense for the religion of a desert-dwelling people.

Paradoxely, petroleum, in spite of being the result of decomposition of all kinds of animals and plants, counts as clean when it's been processed into clear plastic. A rabbi explained to me that plastic (like glass) counts as crystal and therefore is always kosher, by definition.

Boy, am I glad that I'm an atheist and need't bother with this complicated stuff! (and I may eat shellfish! Yay! )
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Old October 31 2013, 01:26 PM   #192
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That's like "free gift" (as opposed to a gift you have to pay for?)

Or "advance planning" (as opposed to planning something that's happening right now?)

How about all those "All NEW Episode" announcments. There is no such thing as a "part new episode"....maybe if its a clip-show but still....lol
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Old October 31 2013, 01:37 PM   #193
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"Does this dress make me look fat?"
According to Buffy the correct answer is "No, it just makes you look purple" ;-)
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Old October 31 2013, 02:14 PM   #194
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Re: Things people often say you find amusing...

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That's like "free gift" (as opposed to a gift you have to pay for?)

Or "advance planning" (as opposed to planning something that's happening right now?)

How about all those "All NEW Episode" announcments. There is no such thing as a "part new episode"....maybe if its a clip-show but still....lol
And of course businesses who tell you can call and speak to a live person. I know they mean instead of a recording, but my first thought is 'as opposed to speaking with a dead person?'
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Old October 31 2013, 02:58 PM   #195
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. . . I seriously hate it when the last "i" is missing from the name of the metal aluminium... but that's also just an americanism afaik.
Well, I think it sounds silly to put an "o" in the middle of airplane.
Do you mean aeroplane? Which does make kind of sense since we talk of aerodynamics, aeronautics.
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