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Posted: Oct 14, 2014 - 1:13pm

 Alexandra wrote:
The use of "totes" for "totally"
 
 
 
Because that is just annoying. Right up there with "jelly" (jealous") "breakie" (breakfast) and "outtie" (out of here).
 
 

 
 
And the 'Nati (Cincinnati) and the 'Couv (Vancouver)
 
 
 
Yeah, I know. Strong opinion much?           

 
Agreed. 
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Posted: Oct 14, 2014 - 1:11pm

The use of "totes" for "totally"
 
 
 
Because that is just annoying. Right up there with "jelly" (jealous") "breakie" (breakfast) and "outtie" (out of here).
 
 

 
 
And the 'Nati (Cincinnati) and the 'Couv (Vancouver)
 
 
 
Yeah, I know. Strong opinion much?           
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Posted: Oct 8, 2014 - 1:32pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
"boots on the ground"


{#Frustrated}  
Yeah, that's a bad one, even worse than "waiting for the next shoe to drop".
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Posted: Oct 8, 2014 - 12:53pm

"boots on the ground"
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Posted: Oct 7, 2014 - 10:14am

 Proclivities wrote:

I can see how it could be used in the graphic design field as being "body copy that you aren't expected to read or write, you just have to make it fit" (maybe this term has come up before).  In that use it still has a slightly negative or (at least) disinterested connotation.  The way I saw it this morning said something about "useful" or "pertinent" verbiage, which is kind of contradictory.

 
Yeah.

You're right about the disinterested angle. I don't have to care, I just know some words go there. 
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Posted: Oct 7, 2014 - 10:06am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

In my line of work, it has an understood meaning that's not in the dictionary... maybe it's just a common misuse that I'm accustomed to, but I imagine it will eventually become an accepted definition. I do see that usage leak out into corporatespeak sometimes, so I assume that's what you saw. 

In advertising, or printing generally, the word "text" has a narrow definition: the "guts" of a book or ad copy. So "verbiage" is used to mean, essentially, *any* copy, be it headline or boilerplate. "We have the ad images and a headline, we still need the final verbiage from legal" Or "the front cover of the book is finished but we're waiting on verbiage for the dust jacket." I guess it usually means "I ain't writing that crap."
 
But yeah. Most people don't use it with the negative connotation it's traditionally had. I had a boss who always said "blurbage" and not in a self-aware that-would-be-a-cool-word-if-he-knew-what-he-were-saying sort of way.

 
I can see how it could be used in the graphic design field as being "body copy that you aren't expected to read or write, you just have to make it fit" (maybe this term has come up before).  In that use it still has a slightly negative or (at least) disinterested connotation.  The way I saw it this morning said something about "useful" or "pertinent" verbiage, which is kind of contradictory.
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Posted: Oct 7, 2014 - 9:46am

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verbiage  It's not a bad word but I've almost never seen it used appropriately; just saw it in a company email today - used incorrectly.
 
In my line of work, it has an understood meaning that's not in the dictionary... maybe it's just a common misuse that I'm accustomed to, but I imagine it will eventually become an accepted definition. I do see that usage leak out into corporatespeak sometimes, so I assume that's what you saw. 

In advertising, or printing generally, the word "text" has a narrow definition: the "guts" of a book or ad copy. So "verbiage" is used to mean, essentially, *any* copy, be it headline or boilerplate. "We have the ad images and a headline, we still need the final verbiage from legal" Or "the front cover of the book is finished but we're waiting on verbiage for the dust jacket." I guess it usually means "I ain't writing that crap."
 
But yeah. Most people don't use it with the negative connotation it's traditionally had. I had a boss who always said "blurbage" and not in a self-aware that-would-be-a-cool-word-if-he-knew-what-he-were-saying sort of way.
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Posted: Oct 7, 2014 - 6:01am

verbiage  It's not a bad word but I've almost never seen it used appropriately; just saw it in a company email today - used incorrectly.


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Posted: Oct 3, 2014 - 8:54am

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I guess it depends on what kind of business they are running.

 
Yeah, that's true.  I guess a loan shark or a protection outfit could benefit from notoriety.  Then, there's always Johnny's Dysentery Dining Room.
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Posted: Oct 3, 2014 - 7:47am

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I guess it depends on what kind of business they are running.

 
{#Lol} Excellent point.
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Posted: Oct 3, 2014 - 7:45am

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Using 'notoriety' when one means 'fame', 'notice', or 'attention'.  I came across it today in a song comment thread, but I overheard someone use it the other day when they were telling another person how to go about getting 'more notoriety' for their business.  Shouldn't being notorious be the last thing a business would want?

 

Yeah, just like they shouldn't want to be "infamous," another frequently misused word.
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Posted: Oct 3, 2014 - 7:43am

 Proclivities wrote:
Using 'notoriety' when one means 'fame', 'notice', or 'attention'.  I came across it today in a song comment thread, but I overheard someone use it the other day when they were telling another person how to go about getting 'more notoriety' for their business.  Shouldn't being notorious be the last thing a business would want?

 
I guess it depends on what kind of business they are running.
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Posted: Oct 3, 2014 - 7:05am

Using 'notoriety' when one means 'fame', 'notice', or 'attention'.  I came across it today in a song comment thread, but I overheard someone use it the other day when they were telling another person how to go about getting 'more notoriety' for their business.  Shouldn't being notorious be the last thing a business would want?


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Posted: Sep 20, 2014 - 1:06pm

"at the end of the day" 
you sleep, gotdamit

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Posted: Sep 20, 2014 - 9:29am

Epic,

Now everything is EPIC? 


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Posted: Sep 19, 2014 - 11:11am

"in this space," referring to commercial business offerings (especially those emanating from the tech sector).
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Posted: Sep 19, 2014 - 9:38am

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"So" must be the new "like".  They're especially deadly when used in combinations.

 
{#Yes}
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Posted: Sep 19, 2014 - 9:35am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
so

When used to begin every sentence. 

 
"So" must be the new "like".  They're especially deadly when used in combinations.
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Posted: Sep 19, 2014 - 9:11am

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Oh.........don't come to Portland. First thing I noticed when I got here. 

 
Is that where everyone interviewed on NPR comes from?
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Posted: Sep 19, 2014 - 9:04am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
so

When used to begin every sentence. 

 

 
Oh.........don't come to Portland. First thing I noticed when I got here. 
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