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we all have one or more people around us in our home or work lives that just can't get terminology right; things like saying "oh es eks" rather than oh es ten".

there's a woman at my work who says "port hole" every time she refers to our company's website "portal". makes me chuckle inside every single time.

another guy always says "san disk" when referring to the tapes in our open systems "SAN" storage. ex: "hey, eric, i just boxed up those san disk tapes for our daily rotation". silly.


anyone else have any of these to share?

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*When people refer to the iPod touch as an itouch


*When you ask people what kind of computer they use, they say "A windows". Then you say, "I mean what company makes you computer" and they say "I just said windows, are you deaf?"

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There's been one going on for about 8 years now that I am happy to say will soon come to an end; it's George Bush saying "nuculer" all the time instead of nuclear.

It burns me up every time!!

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"How do install MAC on my PC"?

That bugs me to no end.
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There's been one going on for about 8 years now that I am happy to say will soon come to an end; it's George Bush saying "nuculer" all the time instead of nuclear.

It burns me up every time!!
But what if Obama says "Nuclar" ?




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"How do install MAC on my PC"?

That bugs me to no end.
I agree. then they say "thx for the help lol"


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When new members use a ridiculous amount of slang in their first post. I lose interest in answering their question.

Add this to a sticky--Your first post should not contain the word 'yo' unless you are posting in español and should never contain the word 'dawg'.
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When new members use a ridiculous amount of slang in their first post. I lose interest in answering their question.

Same here. It makes me think they are just 20 year old college students who haven't a clue about what they are saying.

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"heyy imma newb here and i have problem with my MACBOOK. whenever i try to open ichat and talk it wont let me. what is the matter with it.

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But what if Obama says "Nuclar" ?
Or "Febuary"? We must never misunderestimate the ability of our politicians to "misspeak" the language they utter.
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Or "Febuary"? We must never misunderestimate the ability of our politicians to "misspeak" the language they utter.
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*When people refer to the iPod touch as an itouch
I couldn't agree more with this one! When I see/hear someone say "iTouch", it affects me like hearing someone scratch their nails down a chalkboard!
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that's not what it does for me, but i had a thing for the lead singer of the divinyls in the 80s.

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when people call the apple store an ipod store.

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when people call the apple store an ipod store.
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i work with a couple of pretty country ladies and their vernacular kills me everyday! things like "ain't never gonna work" and "warsh my truck" are used repeatedly as well as other grammatical nightmares that would force you to flunk middles school english!

it really forces me to laugh out loud at them and then go shut to door to my office.
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