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    I hate "got"

    It is the worst word in the English language. It is guttural, short, sharp, and useless. It is also used way too much. There is not a single instance where another word cannot be substituted for "got."

    Don't even get me started on "You've got mail."

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    I ain't got no mail Un-Safe Alpine.
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    I got ya.
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    screw all y'all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    It is the worst word in the English language. It is guttural, short, sharp, and useless. It is also used way too much. There is not a single instance where another word cannot be substituted for "got."

    Don't even get me started on "You've got mail."
    I, like, totally agree. It's like, completely dumb, and like, who needs it, right?

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    screw all y'all.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    You've GOT to get over it!
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    Your mind is in the gotta.
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    "got-ta get you into my life!"
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    NICE!

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    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

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    Git is so much better.

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    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Don't knock the guttural, short and sharp.

    From Politics and the English Language:
    Quote Originally Posted by George Orwell
    i. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
    ii. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
    iii. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
    iv. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
    v. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
    vi. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.

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    If I could murder one person, it would be either the guy who came up with the "got milk?" campaign, or the guy who said "that's a great idea!" to the "got milk?" campaign.

    So much unbelievable stupidity has grown from just two words used to advertise something that doesn't need advertising in the first place.

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    Whenever I see those posters or commercials I usually decide that I gotta get me a glass of milk. Seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    It is the worst word in the English language. It is guttural, short, sharp, and useless. It is also used way too much. There is not a single instance where another word cannot be substituted for "got."
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    I've got a crossword puzzle that disagrees with you.
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    I have gotten tired of these english words.
    they make my head spin, gotta go get..
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