Originally Posted by indydebi
I also go batty when people refer to their "blinker" instead of a "turn signal". (I bet it's a regional thing because no one around here calls it a "blinker" but it seems like I hear it in all the shows out of California.) If you ever get a ticket for failing to use these, I'm sure it's a "turn signal violation" not a "blinker violation".
Indydebi, I love this one, I can't stand it either. I live in MN and here the only other problem with the "Turn Signals" is that they seem to be "an options on most people's cars" You never know where the He## these people are going!! This is the only time while in the car, I will say anything out loud to other drivers like
"the signal is not an option on your car, I know it comes standard!!!!"
My 5 year old is starting to get it and now says, Mommy that was not a safe driver
and I agree everytime! I am pretty sure it's not just a MN thing either!! Anyone else!
My first language is french and I hear people butcher stuff all the time. Like many of you I try and explain it once or twice, then I'll give up for that day and try again another day!
I have a weird first name it's the french of Paula so it's Paule, I usually spell it out for people P.A.U.L.E like Paul with an "E" at the end. But you pronounce it like "North Pole". You have no idea how many people will look me straight in the eye and say, so it's spelled P.O.L.E?? I try not to make a
face and I smile and say, no it's P.A.U.L.E like some of your said before, I know people dont listen! I know it's hard sometimes and I am the first one to forget someone's name, but it's so funny when friends or ours notice this conversation for the first time, I can see their heads going up and down with this Oh, I get what they said now!
Well I respond to anything that is kind of close since my DH's name happens to be Paul not to confuse anyone, but phone calls at our house are sometimes very confusing or extremely funny.... do you want to speak to MR or Mrs Paul ... you get the long pause at the other end, then we say, is there an e or not at the end?
Anyhow I have several friend that call me POOL or Pooly or they always want to write Paule with an accent on top! I gave up a long time ago on my name. But when it comes to food, I always try a few more times.
By the way, thanks for starting this one, I have yet to hear Fondue for Fondant, and I will surely try not to LOL when I do hear it, but I am sure I will smile from ear to ear and remember this post.
Ok, I am done...