Wednesday, October 15, 2008

When Did This Happen?

When did the spelling of LOSE become LOOSE?
When did I'M SORRY become MY BAD?
When did YOU'RE WELCOME become UH HUH?

When did I become so EASILY ANNOYED??


  1. Oh my gosh..I DO say supposably! Even though it looks totally wrong when typed out.

    When did we start saying 'typed out' instead of 'written out'? haha!

  2. My 2 current language pet peeves are:

    Having said that

    At the end of the day

    I swear if I had a nickel for each time I heard those phrases, I'd be a rich woman.

    I read on a list months ago (maybe and end of 2007 list) that this phrase is "out" but I can't stop using it! I can't find another phrase that fits as well and sometimes this just works:

    It is what it is.


  3. "My bad" makes me shudder!! Right next to that is "No problem" and "You got it" when ordering in a restaurant. And making ASAP a word - do they do that where you live? Long A-sap. And script instead of prescription. I guess I'm just getting old. :-)

  4. LOL...I'm with you in the annoyance department!

  5. Hear hear! I guess we have texting to blame for some of it.

    BTW, in answer to your question on my blog Dip Gem means Diploma of Gemmology. I could use FGAA but no-one knows what that means either LOL.

  6. I absolutely agree! Now, I'm not an English Major (or even Minor...) but I am disappointed in the slide in spoken language. And no, I'm not a linguist either. It is bad enough when everyday people ignore all grammar rules and butcher words like "supposably" but what really gets me going is when you hear poor grammar or slang from news readers. I hear the word "busted" used instead of broken quite a lot here in the Dallas, TX area. Oh my,,,, I better get off my soap box and back to making jewelry!