People who say "correct" a lot ...

  • gallus81

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    Feb 23, 2011 11:14 PM GMT



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    Feb 24, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    Correct.
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    Feb 24, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    correctamundo..............icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 24, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    Pales in comparison to 'amazing'...icon_exclaim.gif
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    Feb 24, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    hahaha correct! you are absolutely correct! 10/10 for you!!




    now bend over.
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    Feb 24, 2011 1:46 AM GMT

    One phrase that bothers me a lot more....

    "Having said that..."
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    Feb 24, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    I'm guilty of saying "correct" a lot in person. It comes from my military days, but doesn't play well with civilians. No more than "negative" and "positive" do.

    We were taught to say those because of radio communications. A simple yes or no could be clipped on a combat radio, especially with noise all around us.

    Still, most Officers knew to say yes or no socially, and only positive or negative in a military situation. Only the enlisted said negative & positive in social speech. And "correct" was sorta in-between, that I still find myself using.

    If "correct" has become offensive, I need to know this. It's not like I can't learn the changing times. I just never heard this before.
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    Feb 24, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    Let me make this perfectly clear.................I....am not............a crook..................who said that?................icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 24, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    stilsurchin saidLet me make this perfectly clear.................I....am not............a crook..................who said that?................icon_wink.gif

    Richard Nixon, everyone knows that.
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    Feb 24, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    Yeah, my roomate is all about that word, I fixed him by asking him if he would use the word "incorrect" if he didnt agree with something - it worked icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 24, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImJU_0GVqsM
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    Feb 24, 2011 2:36 AM GMT
    MarriedAdam saidPales in comparison to 'amazing'...icon_exclaim.gif

    True. "Amazing" is a zillion times higher on the banality scale.
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    Feb 24, 2011 3:02 AM GMT
    Affirmative.
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    Feb 24, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    You go gurl!
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    Feb 24, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    How about guys like me who say "Indeed"? (and yes I usually do it in the voice to see if people are paying attention)



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    Feb 24, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    gallus81 said
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    Love the ABC... wouldn't be caught dead watching anything else! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 24, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    I say "correct" a lot at work.
    I dispense information and a lot of time the student or whoever im talking to will repeat it back to me to clarify what I've just said. I respond with "correct"

    Student: when is the deadline to apply for the Fall semester.
    Me: May 1.
    Student: ok, How much financial aid will I be getting?
    Me: I don't know. Have u filled out ur FAFSA?
    Student: No. Ok, so the deadline to apply is May 1 ?
    Me: Correct.
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    Feb 24, 2011 5:05 AM GMT
    Sometimes I feel I'm on trial, when I hear "correct" being used by some.The word is so bureaucratic and impersonal ... I like a softer pitch when someone gives me a confirmation, like " you got the idea"..it doesn't come across as 'cut~throat', to me. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 24, 2011 10:09 AM GMT
    My favorite is people raising their hand to ask a question and prefacing their question by saying, "Question........."......icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 24, 2011 10:41 AM GMT
    I would have thrown the wine over his face too.
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    Feb 24, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
    I see your "correct" and raise you a "Did you read?"

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    Feb 24, 2011 7:40 PM GMT
    The problem with the word in normal conversation is that it is abrupt (with a hard consonant sound at the beginning and end), is a single-word reply/answer, and so creates difficulty adding modulating emotion to the vowels.

    A friendlier version is, "Yes, that is correct," or "Yes, that's right," the latter particularly if the response is to a question that is not clarifying longitudinal orientation (you know, "left" and "right").
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    Feb 24, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
    I say "correct" when someone asks me if they should turn left.
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    Feb 24, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    Someone saying "correct" bothers you more than "like"?!?icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Feb 24, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    Eh, I find the mis pronunciation of words to be more annoying.