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EvenBob
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April 11th, 2020 at 7:34:13 PM permalink
People who waste food. You go to their house and their fridge is huge and jammed tight mostly with food they'll never eat. Leftovers from the last 3 weeks that they couldn't throw away yet knew they would never eat. Their chest freezer is packed right to the top with frozen food half of which they will eventually throw away.

I never waste anything. If I have something left over from tonight's meal I'll eat it tomorrow night. Leftovers are never in my fridge for more than one day.
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Lovecomps
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April 11th, 2020 at 8:25:18 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

It drives me crazy when people use the word "think," like in the following examples:

"I'm going to an Ivy League school (think Harvard, Yale)."

"We might get some Chinese food for dinner (think fried rice, won tons)."

I hate it. Just ****ing say what you mean. Stop trying to obfuscate it for no reason.



With me it's "disrespect." He done disrespected me...

There is no such word. You need to say "disrespectful".
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Minty
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April 12th, 2020 at 1:39:41 AM permalink
There are quite a few people that use loose instead of lose. For some reason that one bothers me more than most grammatical issues. Seeing people disrespect retail workers is a big one for me. The willful ignorance of people online to fact check things. I guess I'd also say the judgement that sometimes comes with telling someone you're not interested in having kids. That one really throws people off!
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FleaStiff
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April 12th, 2020 at 4:34:27 AM permalink
Quote: Lovecomps

With me it's "disrespect." He done disrespected me...
There is no such word. You need to say "disrespectful".

Interesting. Care to explain your point to the next gang-banger you encounter.

loose control??? only with my keyboarding skills.
Lovecomps
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April 12th, 2020 at 10:34:04 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Interesting. Care to explain your point to the next gang-banger you encounter.

loose control??? only with my keyboarding skills.



I don't go to Vegas often enough to even know which casino the gang-bangers hang out at. I'll just stay with the odd types on Freemont Street.
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TigerWu
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April 12th, 2020 at 11:00:28 AM permalink
Quote: Lovecomps

With me it's "disrespect." He done disrespected me...

There is no such word. You need to say "disrespectful".



Well, I don't know about the context in which you're describing it, but "disrespected" is a legitimate word. Past tense of the verb "to disrespect."
pwcrabb
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April 12th, 2020 at 12:55:08 PM permalink
In which year did "disrespect" become a verb?

After how many years of widespread popular usage will a neologism become acceptable for inclusion in dictionaries?
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jmills
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April 12th, 2020 at 2:52:20 PM permalink
Quote: pwcrabb

In which year did "disrespect" become a verb?

After how many years of widespread popular usage will a neologism become acceptable for inclusion in dictionaries?



The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published in 1928 and defines disrespect as both a noun and a verb. It gives examples of its use as a verb back to 1614.

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.31134/page/n519/mode/2up

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