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‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 21, 2023 02:33PM
I just ordered a small pizza from Zachary’s in Pleasanton.

(They closed their San Ramon store.)

The Gen-something had a problem taking an order.

She asked me what I wanted on the pizza, whether I wanted thick or thin, and then asked me “What were those toppings again?”

That was only slightly annoying.

The thing that really bugged me was her use of ‘perfect’ after every single response I gave.

‘What were those toppings again? … Perrrfect’
Thin or deep dish? … Perfect.

‘Are you in Pleasanton or Pleasant Hill? … Perrrfect.’

After all that, the price of $32 for a small deep dish pizza actually seemed OK.

I hear the response of ‘perfect’ to a response, all the time

Like using ‘super’ in place of ‘very’, this really irritates me.


Now excuse me while I go chase some kids off my lawn, and pick up my pizza.






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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 21, 2023 02:34PM
How was the pizza?



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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 21, 2023 02:45PM
The phrase they use that gets me is “no problem”. Every kid seems to use it. Where did this come from?Are they taught this in school? I go nutz when I tell them “thank you” and I always get “no problem” for their reply. I guess they have never heard the reply “ You’re welcome!”

I can’t wait to tell one to get off my lawn. old fogey smiley



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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 21, 2023 02:46PM
Absolutely!
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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: wurm
Date: November 21, 2023 02:49PM
"No problem" and "Awesome" are the newer versions of "Far out" or "Solid". smiling smiley
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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: Bernie
Date: November 21, 2023 03:05PM
Copy That




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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: November 21, 2023 03:06PM
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mattkime
How was the pizza?

Guessing it was perrrrfect.

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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 21, 2023 03:10PM
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JoeM
The phrase they use that gets me is “no problem”.

“Think nothing of it.”
“De nada.”
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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: kj
Date: November 21, 2023 03:16PM
Honestly, when people say they are glad to help me, I don't care if they say it through their rectum, that's a good thing.
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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: archipirata
Date: November 21, 2023 03:17PM
Just keep adding to the ETNTGA thread.



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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: DP
Date: November 21, 2023 04:22PM
After all that, the price of $32 for a small deep dish pizza actually seemed OK.

WHAT?





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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 21, 2023 06:17PM
I remember years ago ordering a pizza by phone from the Hut. I wasn’t even 40; I was working the evening shift in the office. I asked the older-than-high-school young woman for a Meat Eaters pizza. Cracked her up because it was called Meat Lovers. She couldn’t stop laughing. After I paid for it in the store, she turned away and again started to laugh hysterically. I don’t know what she had in her mind but she was obviously more experienced than me in the ways of the world.



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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: November 21, 2023 06:22PM
Quote
DP
After all that, the price of $32 for a small deep dish pizza actually seemed OK.

WHAT?

I was thinking that, must be a higher cost of living there than here in Western Mass.

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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: lost in space
Date: November 21, 2023 07:02PM
"Perrrrfect" —what, you're judging me on my answer to the question, "Your name please?" Drives me crazy.



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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: Rolando
Date: November 21, 2023 10:30PM
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wurm
"No problem" and "Awesome" are the newer versions of "Far out" or "Solid". smiling smiley

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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: PeterB
Date: November 21, 2023 11:39PM
I wonder if the "perfect" thing is their management's answer to Chick-Fil-A's "my pleasure" ...

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JoeM
The phrase they use that gets me is “no problem”. Every kid seems to use it. Where did this come from?Are they taught this in school? I go nutz when I tell them “thank you” and I always get “no problem” for their reply. I guess they have never heard the reply “ You’re welcome!”

I can’t wait to tell one to get off my lawn. old fogey smiley

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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 22, 2023 04:09AM
How was the pizza?


It's excellent, as I still have half left for tomorrow.

The thing weighed about three pounds maybe a little more.

And it's a real deep dish pie.

But yes, $32 is a lot to pay, and I won't be doing it anytime soon.

It's about a 40min drive if traffic is light, and by the time I got home it was cooler that I'd like.

It's best eaten at the restaraunt, fresh out of the oven, as the cheese is the proper pizza consistency.

Yes, most any beef product out my way is considerably more expensive post COVID pandemic.

Beef bologna has been non-existent at my local Safeway, for months.

Hotdogs are now five to a pack for many brands, and some that have more are skinnier than pre-COVID.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: Schpark
Date: November 22, 2023 09:44AM
The ETNTGA that annoys me the most is the "I'm good" response instead of "No thank you".
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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 22, 2023 10:51AM
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Schpark
The ETNTGA that annoys me the most is the "I'm good" response instead of "No thank you".

Better than “I’m evil”. devil smiley
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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: PeterB
Date: November 22, 2023 12:16PM
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DeusxMac
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Schpark
The ETNTGA that annoys me the most is the "I'm good" response instead of "No thank you".

Better than “I’m evil”. devil smiley

Only if you're NOT really evil. devil smiley




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FU: Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: lost in space
Date: November 22, 2023 01:37PM
Just now got off the phone with my furnace maintenance outfit, which brought this thread to mind. The rep said' "puurrrrrrfect" in reply to EVERY question I answered, eight times in a four-minute phone call. ARRGGHHH.

Odd, I only hear this from young women.



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Re: FU: Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: Diana
Date: November 22, 2023 03:24PM
Yes, it is quite annoying especially when you say something that isn’t actually “perrrfect.”

It would seem that some response is needed else the young lady isn’t apparently listening (said in my old granny voice). I DO know, however, if you make no response to the answer given to you, it has a high probability of being followed with a “did you hear me?” which begins a rather antagonistic period in the discussion. So I often let it slide.
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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: hal
Date: November 22, 2023 03:36PM
whatta buncha whiners...

Just after I read this thread the other day, I got on a CS call where the response to everything I said was, 'perfect!' - I giggled the first time she said it thinking back to this thread.

I chose not to be offended/upset, instead, I was amused.
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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 22, 2023 05:32PM
My pleasure!
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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: PeterB
Date: November 22, 2023 05:49PM
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Lux Interior
My pleasure!

Perrrrrfect! grinning smiley




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Re: ‘Perrrfect’ Newspeak peeve.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 22, 2023 08:18PM
The ETNTGA that annoys me the most is the "I'm good" response instead of "No thank you".


There are situations where 'I'm good' works, but so often I've heard it where 'No thank you' should have been the obvious choice.

A variation of that is when someone is asked 'how are you' and the response is invariably 'I'm good' instead of I'm well.

Once, at band camp, a young woman replied 'I'm well, thank you' and I was impressed.

I pointed this out to an 'I'm good' friend.

He was not impressed.

Another variation is the 'Are you good with that?'

That drives me nuts.

I knew someone who I swear would make statements just so he could say that.



Odd, I only hear this from young women.


Yes, same here.

I'm often tempted to ask in a secretive manner — 'Are you Cat people, I've got some gasoline for that.'

But where did 'purrrrfect' come from?

Some Gen-something movie?

Hang on, it's dark out, but I think — yes, there are kids on my lawn!

Begone you demon spawn!






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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