Some people just can't speak...

Discussion in 'The Red Room' started by TheLonelySquire, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. TheLonelySquire

    TheLonelySquire Fresh Meat

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    I see and hear this on television, on the radio, and in person. Just heard it again and want your feedback. It drives me crazy and in some ways I feel sorry for them.

    Just heard, "She knows that we're there". Not, "she know we there".

    Or the popular tune (insert eyeroll), "Ain't nobody tell me nuthin".

    Do you guys take these folks seriously? What can be done for them?
  2. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    okay boomer! :lol: Seriously I just try to ignore it most of the time unless something is so fucked up that I can't figure out what somebody is trying to say. I don't mind it so much in "real time" speech but when it's written it's harder to ignore.

    For example at the exterior door on one end of the office building in which I work there is a sign that says "KEEP DOOR CLOSE" :facepalm:
    What, as in keep the door close to my heart or something? It's not a special door - I have no sentimental attachment to it.
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  3. Man Afraid of his Shoes

    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    From a local Facebook group I'm a member of just now...

    "I seen this dog on Hovis rd. About 10 minutes ago"

    It seems like everybody from around here talks like that, but I'm from around here and I don't talk like that. :wtf:
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  4. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    could be worse - they could have said "I sawded this dog....."
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    I like it when you're taking your leave of someone and they say "Have a ghuwon." :wtf: A "good one" what?
  6. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    I'm from Brooklyn originally. Ax me somethin'. :P
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  7. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    A good day.

    When I hear someone talk like an ignoramus, I mentally label them as such and modify my interactions with them accordingly. Whaddyagonnado? :shrug:
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  8. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    you can always tell when there is a new clerk at a Circle K store. When people enter they say "welcome to Circle K!" :)
    The ones who have worked there a while say "welsuK" :zzz:
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    for a while we had a gate guard (contracted security) who descended from "have a nice day!" to "ha day...."
    Not even a "nice" day just a plain old generic day. :no:
    The same company had a guy who descended from "welcome to Fort Gordon!" to "wufaguuuh….." :no: Damn it would be fun to be an "undercover boss" and come through the gate with these jokers on duty! :D
  10. spot261

    spot261 I don't want the game to end

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    It's time to eat, children.

    It's time to eat children.

    Grammar saves lives.
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  11. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    You ever have a job where you had to say the same thing 1,000 times a day? Like the obligatory big smile and "Have a nice day!" from store clerks, the guy himself may be having a bad day - fight with the wife, sick kid, or maybe his feet hurt from standing all day - but he's got to dance to the boss's tune.
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  12. spot261

    spot261 I don't want the game to end

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    Or, "don't worry, keep working with us and you'll get discharged....eventually"
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    perhaps, but when he says it lazily every single day we have a problem. Granted gate security isn't fun but damn dude....
    But check this guy out! He's a fucking legend! Enthusiastic, pumped up and charged with energy - they interviewed him in the post newspaper.
    He keeps things moving and doesn't let the inexperienced guards slack off. He communicates great - he doesn't stand like a statue staring off into the woods or staring at cars wiggling his finger when he wants you to come forward or barely raising a hand when he wants you to stop. This guy communicates fully with each driver, always friendly always fired up - he's like a shot of human high caffeine coffee!
    Granted he is LOUD when he shouts for the next car to come forward and if it's your first time encountering this guard he might scare the shit out of you because he yells right next to your ear. He freaked my wife's small dog out one time and she thought it was going to piss itself! :lol:

    Here is just a sample of his typical technique:

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    these are civilian contracted gate guards. Sometimes they are augmented with military members of all ranks even officers.
  15. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    my Grammar passed away some years back
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  16. TheLonelySquire

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    Gotta be some 50 million Brooklynites scattered across the country...
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  18. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    got a couple of friends from there who now live here.

    poor dears are under the impression that they've some special type of cynicism-and superior bagels to those found in montreal :O
  19. TheLonelySquire

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    Bagels and pizza....NYC and New Haven...none better on the continent.
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    There is a much better place for you to find good bagels in CT. It is called bridgeport. Just walk around and you will find what you need.
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    Apparently, the official lyrics say, "Can't nobody tell me nothin'." However, and as any number of John Wayne movies will testify, "Cain't" fits better than "Ain't'" or "Can't." So, until somebody produces video of Lil Nas X explaining why it's "Ain't" instead of "Cain't" or "Can't," I'm opting for "Cain't." YMMV.
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    Let us just remember when southern rednecks make new words because of their thick accents it is quaint, humorous, and something to be emulated because they are southern and white and stupidity and bad grammar are funny when Larry the cable guy does it. However, when the black guy des it then it is horrible and we need to be offended because talking black is wrong while talking white redneck is what people do.

    It is sort of like butt cracks. They are funny when the obese southern dude bends over and shows them, but if a black kid has his pants falling down while sporting a pair of boxer shorts that are in decent condition and never shows his butt crack, then we have to have laws and freak the fuck out. I have seen many black people show off their expensive and clean underwear. This is underwear made of silk and you could probably wear it without pants and look good. Meanwhile I have seen a white fat redneck expose more ass with his brown feces stained tighty whities than the south bronx can expose in a decade.
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    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    Sorry I can't understand your post. Are you writing some bizarre corruption of French and German?
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  24. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf Hamachi is a fish best served cold

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  25. Tererun

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    Who are you talking to?

    If it is me please show me where you are confused and I will try to better explain it.

    Really, I am trying to extend a little respect here considering you are trying to read what I am saying. I will try to restate it anyway.

    Southern people talk with an accent of their own. It has been sort of charming and fun to talk with folksy southern types. Their poor grammar and ways they combined words or said things was considered quaint and part of their culture that we should get along with. Speaking redneck was considered reaching out to the locals in a positive way. The people with low education were not just tolerated but looked on in a positive light because they helped society get food and resources. Of course, that accent and their mutilation of the language was inherently white.

    Now the black people do the same thing. They start saying things that are grammatically incorrect. They have their own accent and their own way of joining words. That is looked down upon as being bad and improper. That is said to be stupid and negative.



    I was also comparing another cultural division. When black people wear their pants down showing their underwear they often buy expensive underwear that looks good and does not expose their ass crack. It is clean and in decent condition. It is sort of a layered effect that they have to have a good clean pair of shiny boxer shorts on covering their privates. White people bitch incessantly about this. That is hypocritical considering a few points. First off is we often see large white men showing their butt crack because they are doing work in briefs, aka tighty whities, and they also end up showing nasty dirty underwear no one wants to see, but we forgive that because they are white. On top of that white people complain that it is stupid to wear your pants down because it makes it hard to walk while they put women in high heals and high fashion outfits that also mess with how you walk.

    So this whole post is really covert racism by @TheLonelySquire.
  26. Tererun

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    Oh, and thanks for the set.
  27. TheLonelySquire

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    Complete shit hole. Top 3 worst city in America. Of course, run by Democrats.
  28. TheLonelySquire

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    It sounds stupid on all sides. Looks stupid too.
  29. TheLonelySquire

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    Since you're calling me a racist, I'll address the black side of the equation. The cultural choice by many of them (myself excepted) to not speak normally or dress properly locks them out of higher paying jobs and causes them to be looked down upon by society. Rightfully so. I'm hiring someone right now for a 90k job in California. You think I'm hiring someone who can't speak and dress well? Not a chance.
  30. Tererun

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    Are you saying you could not handle it there? Why would that be?