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Aug 24, 2014 06:46 AM


I dunno maybe I'm being a tad snobby but when someone says "muscles" instead of mussels I move on pretty quick.


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  1. How can you tell when someone is saying "muscles" instead of mussels, they sound the same to me...

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    1. re: Marge

      Could the OP have meant "writes" instead of "says"?

      1. re: Multifoiled

        Sure, but it's pretty ironic to bitch about other people's spelling mistakes and at the same time not being able to write a logical and 'correct' post.

        Oh, the irony. It hurts, it hurts.

      2. I move on pretty "quickly" when someone uses "dunno".
        But "muscles" could be autospell on a mobile device. Also, not everyone speaks English as their primary language. Chillax! LOL

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        1. re: wadejay26

          I would "of" thought "dunno" is more intentionally ironic than a sign of ignorance. In any event, my first reaction to the OP was "huh?"

          1. re: wadejay26

            The op is Canadian. This might help explain what is at the centre of this behaviour.

              1. re: James Cristinian

                Thanks for the correct spelling, James.
                If Newfie, it's moosuls or moosles, eh?

                (The double 'o' is short as in look, not moose.)

                    1. re: James Cristinian

                      But, could it have been a problem? Why is it not a problem? :)

                      1. re: fryerlover

                        Hal2010 was thanking me for the correct spellings of centre and behaviour, a little Canadian/US back and forth fun, no problem, eh.

                        1. re: James Cristinian

                          I think @fryerlover was making a comment on the ubiqitous use of "no problem" for "you're welcome."

                            1. re: Multifoiled

                              True dat! I was just getting in on the fun. ;).......and learning all at the same time.

                              1. re: fryerlover

                                There's a place for the use of the phrase "no problem" and its variations. That's as used by James.

                                Where it does not have a place is coming out of the mouth of a restaurant server. As in "I'll have the seabass please" ....."No problem". Of course it's no fucking're a restaurant and it's on your fucking menu.

                                1. re: Harters

                                  I definately agree on that point. Can't stand when it's used in the service industry.

                                  Or when a teenager says it after you asked them to do something around the house. Damn right! It better not be a problem or the fact that you don't pay rent will soon be a problem. Rant over. Thank goodness she's in her 20's now!

                  1. re: wadejay26

                    Could have been worse. In addition to using "dunno", she could have thrown a "prolly" in there.

                    1. re: dmjordan

                      I would hear "prolly" as slang hundreds of years ago when I was a child. We didn't use it at home, and subsequently forgot about its usage. Well, until the internet anyway.

                      Related to that slang word: another one that comes to mind - and also out of favor - is calling someone named Charles "Cholly." I heard that one way more often.

                      I have to do a little research on this, it's interesting.

                      1. re: breadchick

                        I had a cousin Cholly. I didn't know that his name was Charles until his funeral. Welcome to Bawlemer, Hon.

                  2. The double exclamation point and the "I dunno" are what bother me, as well as one missing comma. I wouldn't notice how someone pronounces "mussels."

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                      1. re: hal2010

                        Thank you for the adverb. I'm hoping that if I keep thanking those who use them, they'll come back into regular usage.

                      2. re: GH1618

                        Shouldn't that be "points"? LOLOL!

                      3. Jeanne Claude van Damme is known as the "Muscles from Brussels" precisely because Muscles and Mussels are pronounced alike.

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                          1. re: babette feasts

                            I've often thought of JCvD as the Mussel from Brussels. Those molluscs get all the best parts.

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