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AIBU to be pissed off by people saying they are pissed when they are pissed off?

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falange Tue 29-Mar-16 19:50:51

I have noticed on here that increasingly people are saying they are pissed instead of pissed off. This pisses me off no end. Pissed means drunk. Pissed off means annoyed. Just wanted to get that off my chest. Doesn't really matter.

Tartyflette Tue 29-Mar-16 19:52:00

Pissed = American for pissed off.

DextersMistress Tue 29-Mar-16 19:52:33

It's American. This site isn't just for Brits you know...

Tartyflette Tue 29-Mar-16 19:53:17

grin i get pissed off about it too. I'd hate to lose the Brit version.

AllPowerfulLizardPerson Tue 29-Mar-16 19:53:23

I agree with you.

It can't be a widespread dialect though, as it's not seen that often. And pissed=drunk really is the dominant and established usage. I always have to pause and reread if it doesn't appear to mean drunk.

cruikshank Tue 29-Mar-16 19:53:26

It's a creeping Americanism and as such must not be tolerated. See also: 'I'm good'; 'Can I get a coffee?' etc. A swift and thorough lamping should suffice.

RudeElf Tue 29-Mar-16 19:53:46

Agree OP.

cupcakesarah Tue 29-Mar-16 19:53:58

I think it's an americanism OP, so it'll probably be on the increase...

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Tue 29-Mar-16 19:55:48

I say it sometimes. Meh.

I could care less...

falange Tue 29-Mar-16 19:56:16

I know it's American. I'm very grumpy and prefer good old British swearing, V signs instead of the finger etc.

Tartyflette Tue 29-Mar-16 19:58:46

But there's quite a bit of potential for misunderstandings over this particular expression, Dex and Americanisms can be all too readily adopted, especially by younger people.
Viz --
'Guys' when addressing both sexes
'Can I get....'

EverySongbirdSays Tue 29-Mar-16 19:58:46

I know it's American but I hate it too. To me "I'm pissed" = I'm drunk.

YANBU it gets right on my tits

MadamDeathstare Tue 29-Mar-16 19:59:26

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EverySongbirdSays Tue 29-Mar-16 20:00:11

Oh god Cashmere - I could care less is THE WORST

clam Tue 29-Mar-16 20:00:45

"Can I get..." gives me the rage too.

But not as much as "one on one." It's "one TO one," ffs!!! As in ratio, with a colon. angry

MadamDeathstare Tue 29-Mar-16 20:01:01

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MadamDeathstare Tue 29-Mar-16 20:01:35

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DontBuyANewMumCashmere Tue 29-Mar-16 20:03:01

Sorry EverySongbird couldn't resist. It really annoys me too.

falange Tue 29-Mar-16 20:06:23

Yes, of course American people are allowed to post on here. I will try to remember this the next time I'm pissed off by pissed. Thanks for the helpful tips re rubbers. That kind advice is very handy.

SoftBlocks Tue 29-Mar-16 20:09:18

It's ok if you're in America but I like the British use of pissed to mean drunk so YANBU.

Vintage45 Tue 29-Mar-16 20:09:20

Doesn't bother me in the slightest due to knowing not everyone is English on here. So what!

SoftBlocks Tue 29-Mar-16 20:12:26

Can't stand 'can I get' and yet heard myself saying it the other day.

MadamDeathstare Tue 29-Mar-16 20:17:58

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LikeDylanInTheMovies Tue 29-Mar-16 23:15:44

As Chas & Dave put it:

2016namechangecomingalong Tue 29-Mar-16 23:17:40


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