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Going forward I am starting a shame file. That's me personally.

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I've had it! This epidemic has to stop.

This is going to be my shame file.

If you don't want to be in it, don't write things like this:

Personally, I have no desire to buy anything from TM ,

If it's what YOU think, or what YOU are going to do, the "PERSONALLY" bit is redundant, so STOP IT!!!!!!! Please!!!!

Use "personally" only if people would otherwise think that someone else did it or thought it.

Eg. The manager of the plumbing company said that he PERSONALLY repaired the pipes, whereas you'd otherwise assume it would be an employee.

Anytime I see " Going forward " it's getting a mention too. These idiotic BS "business language" atrocities have no place in normal conversation. Use that term in a meeting, let alone in a frickin' golf forum and you've lost the respect of every semi-literate person around. There is nothing wrong with "from now on" or "in the future".

Going forward, I, personally, am compiling a list. I won't name names.

Shame me if you like for being a jerk or for any other reason, but FFS, it's out of control.

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You forgot to put "personally" in the thread title Edit: Oh wait no you didn't. I personally didn't read all of it. Going forward I will be sure to read the entire thread title.

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Speaking of obnoxious business buzz words, can we add "utilize" to this thread? Just use the word "use."

"Utilize" means to use something in a way you wouldn't normally use it. Such as, "lol, I utilized my screw driver to pick my nose just now lol."

Otherwise, if you're just trying to sound smarter by replacing the word "use," you sound like you're trying too hard.

Sadly, no one actually uses it the correct way, so I'm pretty sure the English language has been irreparably bastardized at this point.

In the end though, I guess don't really care. Just throwing this out there. And keep in mind that I was chuckling to myself as I wrote this, so no, I'm not this much of a sticker, even though I don't think ill of people who get bothered by poor language skills. :-D

To be honest, Shorty, I will say that I don't see "going forward" as that bad, but I'll try to refrain from using it in the future ... not that I ever used that phrase myself, but I'll make an effort not to.

PS- You forgot to mention your disdain for people who begin a thread with, "So..."

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Innovative is pretty bad, too. And then there are the people who say literally when they mean figuratively, or simply when it's not needed at all.

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Innovative is pretty bad, too. And then there are the people who say literally when they mean figuratively, or simply when it's not needed at all.

Agreed on "literally." That word has gotten out of control in the past few years.

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Last week a coworker said the me, "At the end of the day, it is what it is."

I never wanted to slap someone so hard in my life.

Another word for the shame file - 'Basically..."

Much like "Literally" it is overused and misused. It's word salad croutons, used to fill dead space with noise. Someone said to me once, "He literally swept me off my feet!" I said, with what, a broom? He metaphorically swept you off your feet.

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Much like "Literally" it is overused and misused. It's word salad croutons, used to fill dead space with noise. Someone said to me once, "He literally swept me off my feet!" I said, with what, a broom? He metaphorically swept you off your feet.

That's a good one.

The classic one is, "I couldn't care less".

Another is more spoke, when the person keeps saying the word "like" before everything.

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That's a good one.

The classic one is, "I couldn't care less".

Another is more spoke, when the person keeps saying the word "like" before everything.

"Couldn't care less" is correct........what is annoying are those that say that they " could care less", which clearly says that they do care at a certain level.

I think "actually" is overused, as in "Actually, I could care less....."

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, but FFS, it's out of control.

My new favorite internet acronym - never saw that before.

BTW,  Tiger loves that one ... his latest on mic rant after an OB drive & throwing the club in his backswing ... muttering to himself "FFS Tiger" - LOLOLOLOL !!

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Dave used to say "in actuality" a lot. I say "y'know" too frequently when speaking. I talk fast and it's how I've developed to slow down and make sure the person with whom I'm speaking is still with me. In writing Lowest Score Wins, we found that we put an inordinate number of words in quotation marks when they were completely "unnecessary."

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Dave used to say "in actuality" a lot.

I say "y'know" too frequently when speaking. I talk fast and it's how I've developed to slow dine and make sure the person with whom I'm speaking is still with me.

In writing Lowest Score Wins, we found that we put an inordinate number of words in quotation marks when they were completely "unnecessary."

So you slow dine people? What, with candles and wine?

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Office/business jargon is the worst.

Last week a coworker said the me, "At the end of the day, it is what it is."

I never wanted to slap someone so hard in my life.

:doh:

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Eh, go ahead and add me to this list now. Having taken many business classes, owning a few businesses and working with customers for all of my professional life, it's second nature to include the word personally in my sentences as a disclaimer that stands out.

Example:  I would not recommend that you purchase that item.
Example: I, personally, would not recommend that you purchase that item.

However, @Shorty , make sure that you add yourself to your own list for doing stuff like this:

This is going to be my shame file.

If you don't want to be in it, don't write things like this:

Clearly, those two sentences don't require a return between them. You can't be a partial grammar-Nazi. You have to commit 100%. :beer:

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

In writing Lowest Score Wins, we found that we put an inordinate number of words in quotation marks when they were completely "unnecessary."

Semi off-topic but when I was studying Computer Science, I had a class where on the first day, the teacher (an adjunct) gave us a writing test (prose, not software).  The second day of class, she came in and explained:

Quote:
If I see a sign that says no "fishing" [highlighted by exaggerated air quotes], then I know that I can fish there because the sign said no "fishing."

It had nothing to do with the course, but 12 years later I still remember that ridiculous teacher being more concerned with where we put our quotes than designing correct finite state machines.

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I've had it! This epidemic has to stop.

This is going to be my shame file.

If you don't want to be in it, don't write things like this:

Personally, I have no desire to buy anything from TM,

If it's what YOU think, or what YOU are going to do, the "PERSONALLY" bit is redundant, so STOP IT!!!!!!! Please!!!!

Use "personally" only if people would otherwise think that someone else did it or thought it.

Eg. The manager of the plumbing company said that he PERSONALLY repaired the pipes, whereas you'd otherwise assume it would be an employee.

Anytime I see "Going forward" it's getting a mention too. These idiotic BS "business language" atrocities have no place in normal conversation. Use that term in a meeting, let alone in a frickin' golf forum and you've lost the respect of every semi-literate person around. There is nothing wrong with "from now on" or "in the future".

Going forward, I, personally, am compiling a list. I won't name names.

Shame me if you like for being a jerk or for any other reason, but FFS, it's out of control.

So that's how you press your buttons.. :-)

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So that's how you press your buttons.. :-)

His buttons are highly reactive. Anything could work. :-D

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I conversation I say the word "like" way to much. Like, it's ridiculous.

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Nails on a chalkboard individually to me; to hear them both in the same sentence would have sent me over the edge. "Could care less" annoys me to no end as well. And, I have a boss who repeatedly says "irregardless." I mean, seriously?? No one has told this late 40-something, otherwise very intelligent chick, that is not a flippin word??? FFS!!! (That one is new to me too but I dig it).

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