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Old 08-21-2019, 03:57 AM
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Quoth Gidgetdigit View Post
Never go to Australia, then. That is Ground Zero for abbreviated wordies.

I know language use changes over time, and it's going to change whether I like it or not, but you will never hear me saying:

"a new build" - is it so hard to say building, or house, as appropriate?
"a big ask" - it's a request, and this way sounds like "big a$$" to me
"going to gym", instead of to the gym
"pant", "shoe", and all the endless variations where a plural word for a piece of clothing becomes singular - it sounds so pretentious to me

I am going OT, though. This could be another thread in itself.
The one that bugs me is "a red lip" (or pink or whatever), or "your pout".

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Old 08-21-2019, 11:51 AM
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Then there were the times people would ask for a recommendation of a good wine to take to someone's house. Now, I am a nondrinker who finds most alcohol disgusting, and what I know about wines even today would fit in a thimble.
Every few months our wine shop has some sale, and we're all supposed to wear shirts advertising it. I think the back says something like "Ask Me About Vino Day". Even the warehouse guys are supposed to wear them. Most of Grocery doesn't drink wine very often.

I don't drink at all and two of our Storytellers are actually underage...we were able to successfully argue why we can't wear the shirts. Not only would forcing a minor to advertise wine be sketchy (and possibly violate some law), we don't know near enough to actually help customers with wine and asking a nondrinker for wine recs is like asking a llama about particle physics.
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