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Thread #132499   Message #2999372
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
04-Oct-10 - 11:11 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Here are four expressions which deserve pet-peevehood. They are from a recent thread, but bear repeating.
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picking his brains (what an ugly image)

diddley or diddley squat (Just act yourself what it really means.)

verbal diarrhea (I'm eating!)

anal, or anal retentive (meaning merely "More particular than I")