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Old 07-21-09, 10:22 PM   #1
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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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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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Git is so much better.
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Don't knock the guttural, short and sharp.

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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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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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