I’m starting to understand why people do not speak much anymore. As I research into defining a lot of this goofy language its becoming very clear that we ought to consider a complete and total destruction of it and form a new one. All literary material and dictionaries should be burned and outlawed. lol
Here is one example:
When someone would like to chime in to your conversation. Usually they politely ask if the may chime in.
Just more proof that people have no idea what they are saying!! This is not a big deal to anyone else because they themselves don’t know what is being said to them.
I’ll admit that I never knew what “chime in” meant, but I also never would say that or anything else that I do not have a least a general understanding.
My way of saying this would be direct. If I was politely asking- It would be “I’m sorry to interrupt, do mind if I join in this conversation?”
If being rude – it would be “Sorry, I have to stop you right now and tell you ….”
get the point? Well take a look and realize that “chime” is actually irritating and offensive by definition lol
So, I found a better alternative to “chime”.
LOOK AT THE DEFINITIONS AND YOU DECIDE.
1 the bells began to chime: ring, peal, toll, sound; ding, dong, clang, boom, bong; literary knell.
2 the clock chimed eight o’clock: strike, sound.
the chime of the bells: peal, pealing, ringing, carillon, toll, tolling; ding-dong, clanging, tintinnabulation; literary knell.
chime in “Yes, you do that,” Doreen chimed in: interject, interpose, interrupt, butt in, cut in, join in.
NOW DOESN’T THIS SOUND LIKE A BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO CHIME?
1 the tone of the tuba: timbre, sound, sound quality, voice, voice quality, color, tonality.
2 the somewhat impatient tone of his letter: mood, air, spirit, feel, sound, flavor, note, attitude, character, nature, manner, temper; tenor, vein, drift, gist.
3 a dial tone: note, signal, beep, bleep.
4 tones of burgundy and firebrick red: shade, color, hue, tint, tinge.
tone down the pastels in the upholstery will help to tone down the color scheme: soften, lighten, mute, subdue, mellow; moderate, modify, modulate, mitigate, temper, dampen.