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    As long as it's written clearly enough to be understood, then I have no problem with the use of dialect or slang. If I can't understand it, then what's the use of posting it?

    Formalized spelling, sentence structure and punctuation has only been around for about 150 years in English anyhow. There are places in Louis and Clark 's journals where the same word is spelled 3 different ways on the same page.
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    For clarification, it is never informative, helpful, nor does it ever have anything whatsoever to do with the topic of discussion, that's what makes it forced and annoying.

    If it were a thread about where you grew up, where you came from, or what you do for a living, then obviously it would be welcome and interesting. Instead it's just obnoxious because it has absolutely nothing to do with the subject at hand but is just pointless irrelevant references to something that nobody ever asked about.
    Furthermore, as previously stated, it's always stereotypical, so you'll never see it coming from someone employed in a business which isn't manly or exciting. You'll never see a dentist, or a chiropractor, or a cardiologist show up in a thread spouting work-related jargon, yet you'll see plenty of truckers, construction workers, engineers, etc doing so. Oh, and by the way, over the course of my life I've been employed in a bakery, sales, customer service, technical support, and security. I've also trained in a number of vocations, at one point I wanted to be a pilot, at one point I was going for a stationary engineer's license for a job for maintenance/repair of high pressure steam boilers, then I was pursuing a career as a print journalist. Yet how often have I spoke of any of those things outside of context? They were jobs, aspirations, not defining characteristics of my personality which I feel the need to broadcast as if any of them say anything about me that cannot better be expressed by simply being myself.

    Don't get me wrong either, if it ever struck me as someone merely being enthusiastic about their work, then it wouldn't annoy me. It's like John Madden likening everything to Football, it's his life, his passion, not forced. But when someone feels the need to constantly reference their state/city, race, or career constantly, especially when they already have all of said information listed publicly on their profile, it's just forced and distracting.
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    Oh i can tell by most posts they are in the state of confusion or denial, racing towards a train wreck and can't seem to keep a job.

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    The only time it bothers me is if they laud their credentials or personal details when it has nothing to offer to the conversation. I mean if you're from NYC and have never even held a real firearm, I really don't care what your position is on gun safety. In the same aspect, If you're a lifetime mechanic and I ask about a recall for my (insert year, make and model of choice) then your commentary is invaluable. It's really no different than the hearsay bashing of Taurus firearms. If you haven't personally have such a failure, your opinion doesn't mean squat to me.
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    So it is jargon that is at issue here?

    I can see that being a hidrance to normal conversation, especially engaging one who is not conversant with that particular "jargon:.

    Then the issue of "persoality" is merged with that, placing the jargon speaker in a much narrower channel of understandability.

    Unfortunately, most people have never had the opportunity to view a candid video of themselves taken uaware. A salutary experience for anyone, I should thik.
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    that was THE best comeback I've ever read in my 68 years of being white, southern born and bred baby sitter for the thug gang in the peach state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash60601 View Post
    So it is jargon that is at issue here?

    I can see that being a hidrance to normal conversation, especially engaging one who is not conversant with that particular "jargon:.

    Then the issue of "persoality" is merged with that, placing the jargon speaker in a much narrower channel of understandability.

    Unfortunately, most people have never had the opportunity to view a candid video of themselves taken uaware. A salutary experience for anyone, I should thik.
    Jargon has it's place.

    Every activity has it's own lexicon. Jobs from tree surgery and sailing to finance and computer programming, sports, even cooking, sewing and baking have their own 'language'. Knowing and using the right words and phrases specific to a certain activity makes the need for clear and concise communication easier.
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    It’s the internet...

    We have the option of click or not click on posts.

    If the person making an entry is known to you to have annoying habits I suggest not clicking.

    But if you are looking for something to set off your triggers then clicking on them would be the ticket.

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    Well, as a one-legged gopher pest control specialist I know a thing or two about legs and the lack thereof. Most people know nothing of controlling gophers and precious little about missing legs. That makes me better than 99% of all ya'll "normal" folks. I graduated from an ivy league pest control school with a certification in gophers. I'll bet no one else on this board can say that with a straight face.







    Okay, neither can I.
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