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Post by maxgal » November 24th, 2020, 11:47 am

"Gift" as a verb.
"Dialogue" as a verb.
"Parent" as a verb.
"Friend" as a verb.
"Lay" as a synonym for "lie."
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Post by Monaxi » November 24th, 2020, 4:41 pm

maxgal wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 11:47 am
"Gift" as a verb.
"Dialogue" as a verb.
"Parent" as a verb.
"Friend" as a verb.
"Lay" as a synonym for "lie."
I agree!
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Post by loupo » November 27th, 2020, 4:09 pm

In voice over work my absolute pet hate is the word 'digital'. I also loathe 'qualitative and quantitative'

Quite like moist 😁

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Post by ashleighjane » December 31st, 2020, 12:47 pm

in regards to trying to actually say them ...vehemence and vehicle! just...why?! :lol:

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Post by maxgal » January 5th, 2021, 5:55 pm

"Grasped."
Possibly even more annoying than "gasped."
Louise
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Post by maxgal » January 30th, 2021, 12:53 pm

"Ejaculate" used to describe a way of speaking.
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Post by maxgal » January 30th, 2021, 12:54 pm

"Prepuce" ... I had to look it up, and now can't quite banish it from my mind. :evil:
Louise
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Post by ashleighjane » January 30th, 2021, 12:56 pm

maxgal wrote:
January 30th, 2021, 12:54 pm
"Prepuce" ... I had to look it up, and now can't quite banish it from my mind. :evil:
:lol:

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Post by maxgal » January 30th, 2021, 4:55 pm

ashleighjane wrote:
January 30th, 2021, 12:56 pm
maxgal wrote:
January 30th, 2021, 12:54 pm
"Prepuce" ... I had to look it up, and now can't quite banish it from my mind. :evil:
:lol:
O sure, go ahead and laugh!
It's not your mindworm. :evil:
Though it could be.... :twisted:
Louise
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Post by ashleighjane » January 30th, 2021, 5:01 pm

maxgal wrote:
January 30th, 2021, 4:55 pm
ashleighjane wrote:
January 30th, 2021, 12:56 pm
maxgal wrote:
January 30th, 2021, 12:54 pm
"Prepuce" ... I had to look it up, and now can't quite banish it from my mind. :evil:
:lol:
O sure, go ahead and laugh!
It's not your mindworm. :evil:
Though it could be.... :twisted:
:shock:

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Post by mightyfelix » January 30th, 2021, 7:11 pm

maxgal wrote:
January 30th, 2021, 12:54 pm
"Prepuce" ... I had to look it up, and now can't quite banish it from my mind. :evil:
Well, now I have to...

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Post by maxgal » February 6th, 2021, 6:11 pm

OK, let's climb back up out of the gutter.
Currently my peeve is: "...I don't wonder he acts so..."
(just try to say it c...l...e...a...r...l...y...)
Louise
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Post by JayKitty76 » February 8th, 2021, 3:57 pm

maxgal wrote:
February 6th, 2021, 6:11 pm
OK, let's climb back up out of the gutter.
Currently my peeve is: "...I don't wonder he acts so..."
(just try to say it c...l...e...a...r...l...y...)
This is the same for me except with the name “Thomas Sawyer” ! :lol: I end up doing a long hissing S but a soft break between the words, if that makes sense. Just so I don’t run the two words together and make it mumbo jumbo.

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Post by dronald » February 9th, 2021, 8:15 pm

"Sects"

Reading mostly theology and church history, this word drives me nuts. The singular is easy but the plural sounds like a different word. I tried at least 12 times to say it right until I gave up and assumed it probably doesn't sound that bad to someone listening.

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Post by KevinS » February 9th, 2021, 8:26 pm

dronald wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 8:15 pm
"Sects"

Reading mostly theology and church history, this word drives me nuts. The singular is easy but the plural sounds like a different word. I tried at least 12 times to say it right until I gave up and assumed it probably doesn't sound that bad to someone listening.
Say 'insects,' then drop the 'in.'
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