People Say The Silliest Things

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  1. Ina I. Wonder

    Ina I. Wonder Very Well-Known Member
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    Sometimes I hear people say some funny and odd things. While watching Wheel Of Fortune, I hear women and men say, "I'm married to my husband/wife" .... That kind of statement seems redundant to me.

    Another one that drove me crazy was when I was pregnant, and someone would ask, "Do you want a boy or girl?" My answer was always, yes, one of those would be nice.

    What sayings or questions drive you up a wall?
     
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    Thank you for your service.
     
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    I am annoyed when someone would make a remark about age - you are not getting any younger. That's a really very silly remark to me that sometimes I rebut with my own nonsensical retort... why, do you know someone who gets younger?

    In our language, there are more nonsense expressions but I need not post it here for you will not understand it anyway.
     
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    Well the other day I said - 'what are you incinerating ?'
    I meant to say - what are you insinuating !
    I can only get worse :p
     
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    People who write "defiantly" when they mean "definitely".
    Then there's the people who always end a conversation with, "well, see you later". I always ask, "What time"? It throws 'em all out of sync.:)
     
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    That's cruel .............:p
     
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    My husband is good for this. I find myself waiting to see if he is going to rephrase his statement and he never does.:confused:

    One thing that boggles me is how quick we are to agree with something said and that after we thought about it realized how it didn't make sense and we agreed with it.o_O Too late to retract it now :rolleyes:.
     
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    maybe not. I'll bet you get better.
     
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    To some, these questions/sayings are ridiculous, while to others they are humorous and can be just a truthful question.
     
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    This crack me up, my poor hubby, he was telling me that the lady at 7-11 was laughing, and he asked her why, and she told him, I know you don't smoke, and he said how do you know that, because of how you ask for the brand, Marlboro, mento, 100. where is should be Marlboro, menthol, 100. I started laughing.

    Another saying that some people say: Can I axed you a question, lol you gonna to kill me?
     
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    I come across errors of that sort in my writing sometimes, and attribute it to autocorrect because I have caught autocorrect changing what I wanted to say into something that I didn't want to say, and sometimes it is insistent.
     
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    Yes, autocorrect is a nightmare sometimes but it sure helps when you aren't sure of the spelling...otherwise I would just turn it off.

    You take the good with the bad.
     
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    iPads are a pain at times auto correcting.... :D:D I must look at turning it off ..but it can also save time if your quickly responding to a post
     
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    Or when they say that, you could reply "Are you Lizzie Borden?!?" :p:p:p
     
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    Auto-correct was driving me crazy, too, and putting in the most ridiculous words when I didn't type someting correctly.
    Sometimes, I didn't even notice that auto-correct had put in a different word than I was trying to write,
    And then I would read through a post later and see the totally wrong word in there.
    I turned that auto-correct OFF !
    I figured that when I am not sure of the spelling of a word, since I have an iPad, all I have to to is put my finger on the word and the iPad will show the correct spelling for me.
    Even if I don't realize that I have misspelled a word, and don't get it fixed, at least people can see what word it was supposed to be and tell what I was writing, instead of something totally out of context that the auto-correct put in for me instead.
     
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    Yes I agree @Yvonne Smith My iPad comes up with words I've never heard of ,let alone try to pronounce ..if I let the iPad have its way fellow members would think I've lost my marbles :p:D
    I'm not sure where you turn the spell correction off ,thanks for the info on how to get it to add the correct word :D
     
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    Hey @Kate Ellery don't worry about the marbles. If we give it a little more time, maybe we'll find enough loose ones to play a good ole fashion game of marbles.

    Now all we have to do is remember how to play the game. I've still got about 25 marbles from when I used to beat my brother when we were kids. Now everytime my brother see my hard won trophy marbles, he likes to argue that I cheated, but worst of all he hated being beaten by a girl. :p:D:cool:
     
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    I went downstairs the other day and said ' Anyone found any marbles - I've lost mine' :p
    Also I said yesterday - 'I've got ginger nuts - do you want them ?'
    :D
     
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    @Ina I. Wonder - they are ginger biscuits - for some reason they found my question funny
     
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    I read this to my 25 year old grandson, and he laughed too. When I asked, "What's so funny?" He just rolled his eyes, and said "Grams!!!"
     
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    If you want to turn off the auto-correct, then go to "settings", then "general", and then "keyboard". There you will find all of the options for spelling and other keyboard options.
    I leave mine with the spell-check option on, that way, I can touch the word and if it is spelled incorrectly, it shows the correct spelling and changes it with a touch.
    The only one I turned off was the auto-correct; so now the iPad does not make up words when I mis-spell something.
     
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    For "some" reason !!! You know exactly why they found it funny! @Ina I. Wonder 's grandson got it!
     
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    Revolving Speakers : "So I turned round and said .....(" ...") and he turned round and said ...("..."). I was so angry that I turned round and said ...(" ...") and do you know what his brother did? He turned round and said ... (" ... "). Well, I turned round and I said to him ... (" ... ")

    I think that this may be a British English thing used in a gossipy conversation ..... makes me dizzy!
     
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