Slip Mahoneynisms

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Technological?

Let's face it people just say stupid things. Today, I heard someone talking to a tech line. It went a little something like this:"Well, why don't you tell me... I mean you are the technological help line, right?" Hmmm, something just didn't sound right. Let's see what dictionary.com says about it.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Murial?

While out to dinner with some ladies last week and one of the ladies was telling us about her favorite local artist. "She is wonderful and she has painted several murials around town. She even painted a murial at one of the local restaurants." Hmmmmmm Murial? Let's see what Dictionary.com has to say... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Disciplinary?

Today's Slip: While talking to a friend who is now a single mother now. She stated "I am tired of his dad always getting to be the fun parent while I get stuck with always being the disciplinary" Hmm, let's see what dicitonary.com has to say about it. disciplinary adj 1: relating to discipline in... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Fraudulent?

Today's Slip: I overheard a coworker talking with a customer the other day: "We have put that information out sex times." Realizing what was said the now very embarrassed coworker then announces "Well, if that wasn't a fraudulent slip, then I don't know what one is." Hmmmm, I think they meant to say... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Comprising?

Today's Slip: Is brought to you by me. Yes, that is right. I made a slip on a comment I posted. the other day on Deirdre's Blog Coming of Age, on the Tea and Sympathy Essay. (check out her blog it is very good stuff) I argued with my drama teacher that there were two card guards in the script and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Irregardless... YUCK!

Today's Slip: Okay so this is not necessarily a true slip, but it is a pet peeve of mine. I heard an interview on my favorite talk radio station the other day. The person being interviewed owns the leading software company in the world. He kept repeating the word irregardless. YUCK! That word is... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Wung?

Today's Slip: I was talking to a friend the other day and he said: "Well, I just kinda wung it." Since there is no such word as wung, I can only assume that what he intended to say was that he had been winging it. Let's see what Dictionary.com says. wing it Informal To say or do something without... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Constative?

Today's Slip: A friend was telling me how her boyfriend told her the same thing over and over. "He said it six constative times." I think she was trying to say consecutive. Let's see what Dictionary.com has to say. con·sta·tive adj. Relating to or being an utterance that asserts or states something... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Sieve?

Today's Slip: A coworker was telling me how someone got hurt and that the accident victim was bleeding profusely. "Oh yeah, he was bleeding like a sieve." Let's see what dictionary.com says a sieve is. sieve n. A utensil of wire mesh or closely perforated metal, used for straining, sifting, ricing,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Which word would you use?

Not an actual slip but it just sounded weird. I was listening to talk radio this morning and I heard this statement. "Rosa Parks was a normal person just looking for equity." Hmmmmmm, I think I would have chosen Equality. Here is what Dictionary.com says about the two words, and maybe either would... Sign in to see full entry.

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