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Terms I find annoying

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9 minutes ago, Half Deaf Hoss Deveraux said:

Not sure why people are still replying.  Black Angus already won haha.

 

Yeah, but he should have ended his post with 'just sayin''

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"What's the best..........?" :wacko:

 

"But the rules don't say............." :wacko:

 

"The rules SHOULD say................" :wacko:

 

"How about this for a new category.............?" :wacko:

 

"GAMER!" (When used to describe someone who cares about winning and actually practices to reach that goal) :angry:

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Bison  (Carl Linnaeus named it in 1758)  and we've been calling it Buffalo ever since until some gifted literary geniuses decided to revise all of history)

 

Cool

 

Doooode!!!

 

Lubbick instead of Lubbock 

 

Absolutely

 

 

 

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CCW Weapon

CCW referring to a permit

 

MSDS Sheet

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3 minutes ago, Yellowhouse Sam # 25171 said:

Bison  (Carl Linnaeus named it in 1758)  and we've been calling it Buffalo ever since until some gifted literary geniuses decided to revise all of history)

 

Then should it be Bison Wings? :unsure:

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 I don’t want to tell you what to do but...........

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Any and all of the above terms posted in a cursive font. I blow right past those posts and will not even attempt to read them.

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Awesome.

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21 minutes ago, The Rainmaker, SASS #11631 said:

Yeah, but not Bison Bill

 

That would be a great alias.

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You guys make valid points on most of them and some are really funny. My annoyance is a very small one. When someone writes about how it is "here", ( hot, cold, rainy ,,,, weather, whatever) and you look at their profile and they don't have a location. Humph ! :rolleyes:

Isom

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My list is HUGE!

 

Generating that list annoys me and gets my blood pressure up.

 

I opt not to play...Life's too short.

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15 hours ago, Black Angus McPherson said:

I know what you mean.  I had a period correct, 4th generation Colt, calvary

 

:D

Angus

Calvary when Cavalry is correct...

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The .45 Long Colt on the left, and the .45 Short Colt on the right.  The headstamp on both is ".45 Colt WFACO", the same as the longer .45 Colts, even down to the "W" on the primers.

250gr vs 230gr

40gr BP vs 30gr BP

 

Of course, neither had an extractor groove, so they couldn't be chambered in a rifle... despite the many novels that would have it so.  Which annoys the crap out of me, when they can't get something as simple as that right!

 

45sc3.jpg

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7 hours ago, Captain Bill Burt said:

Advice when they mean advise

Who when it should be whom

On that same note me when it should be I (and the reverse)

Ending a sentence with ‘at’ ie ‘where is Captain Bill at?

 

Then you don't like that classic movie line:

Where the white women at?

          :D:D:D

 

 

 

I work for Mel Brooks.

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2 minutes ago, Marauder SASS #13056 said:

 

Then you don't like that classic movie line:

Where the white women at?

          :D:D:D

 

 

 

I work for Mel Brooks.

Of course not!  It should have been "Where are the white women?"  You can't end a sentence with a preposition!  ;)


It probably wouldn't be as funny my way.

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4 hours ago, Lead Friend, SASS #53635 said:

 

That would be a great alias.

It’s available.

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As one English book actually said,

 

"Never use a preposition to end a sentence with."

 

But, who am I speaking too?

:D

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5 minutes ago, Captain Bill Burt said:

Of course not!  It should have been "Where are the white women?"  You can't end a sentence with a preposition!  ;)

 

Yes, you can.   There is no good reason why you can't do it.  "This is the sort of nonsense up with I shall not put."

 

But seriously, there are many ways to end a sentence with a preposition and still be perfectly understandable and natural sounding.  Doing otherwise makes your speech sound pretentious and stilted.

 

What am I referring to?

 

Insisting that the above should be...

 

To what am I referring?

 

You can also split infinitives.  Just because you can't do those two things in Latin does not mean you can't do them in English.

 

And you can start a sentence with the word this one started with.  

 

You can also start one with but and because and be perfectly understood.

 

Irregardless of what some may say, I started this sentence with a real word.

 

If we take the arguments of the grammar police seriously, then we would all know the correct way to use thee and thou, the "est" verb ending, and speak in perfect King James English.   Which by the way, includes split infinitives, sentence ending prepositions and other "broken" rules of English grammar throughout.  To say nothing of its at best British, and at time obsolete spelling.

 

The English language is a living breathing changing over time one.  To say otherwise is to watch it stagnate.

 

In other words, I don't like overly pedantic grammarians. 

 

LOL

 

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20 hours ago, Marauder SASS #13056 said:

I thought I lived in an incorrect period - until I realized it was only a comma. 

 

 

:D HAHAHAHAHAHAH

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"Probably be okay at a monthly match"

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6 hours ago, Yellowhouse Sam # 25171 said:

Bison  (Carl Linnaeus named it in 1758)  and we've been calling it Buffalo ever since until some gifted literary geniuses decided to revise all of history)

 

 

Buffalo existed elsewhere in the world long before 1758.  Linnaeus has never seen one, he just New the were big beasts with horns.  When he saw these large beasts on the American Plains, he drew the conclusion that they were buffalo.

 

we are lucky that in his ignorance he didn’t call them rhinoceros.

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3 hours ago, Marauder SASS #13056 said:

As one English book actually said,

 

"Never use a preposition to end a sentence with."

 

But, who am I speaking too?

:D

 more English rules broken:  "i before e except after c" - that's just weird

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More corporate-type terms, but used in law enforcement:  Lt: I need to get some "face time" with my boss (Capt). Another, one manager (Lt) to another (Lt): What's going on in your "shop"? Another is "best practices".

Don't get me started on proper English. I was taught not to use double adverbs, yet I hear them all the time nowadays. I guess they want to stress how "very seriously" they are on a subject! 

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At the end of the day, it is what it is. 

 

There!  I guess I told you!

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