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    Default Too phased = worried? bothered?

    Hi, my friend says 'too phased' when she means 'worried' or 'bothered'... I've never heard of that ever. I checked the Longman Dictionary and Cambridge Dictionary but the meaning 'worried/bothered' was never included. I did some Google search and there were a few sentences from articles that came out which seemed to fit the meaning 'worried/bothered', therefore, it does exist. How come that meaning doesn't seem to be in any dictionary? Is it slang in any way? Is it UK/NZ slang?

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    Default Re: Too phased = worried? bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    Hi, my friend says 'too phased' when she means 'worried' or 'bothered'... I've never heard of that ever. I checked the Longman Dictionary and Cambridge Dictionary but the meaning 'worried/bothered' was never included. I did some Google search and there were a few sentences from articles that came out which seemed to fit the meaning 'worried/bothered', therefore, it does exist. How come that meaning doesn't seem to be in any dictionary? Is it slang in any way? Is it UK/NZ slang?

    ***** A NON-TEACHER's COMMENT *****


    I think that you are looking for faze.


    Respectfully yours,


    James

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    Default Re: Too phased = worried? bothered?

    Hmm... But James, she's very confident and is dead sure about it. I've seen it thru her texts and emails many times. Anyway, here are the phrases I got from Google search:
    1. Give it up Glazer you were too PHASED to make that shot!

    2. I'm happy that mine was a typo and not too phased if you mistook it for bad grammar!
    3. My mind certainly doesnt seem too phased.
    4. Boys obviously not too phased about the stop from Uis, Namibia
    5. Paul Ashworth of Capital Economics, a private forecasting group, doesn't seem too phased by this morning's GDP number.
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    As a developer I myself am not too phased by the word 'craftsman' although I'm not entirely sure if there may be subtle connections we make...
    7. He didn't seem too phased by its hairy legs and the cluster of eyes on its forehead.
    8. This is a positive sign that the financial markets are not too phased by the new coalition.
    9. and since I always wear SPF under my makeup anyway, I wasn't too phased.
    10. Anyway, we at Trust K9 aren't too phased by this. We have a couple of fantastic weapons in our armoury to deal with bed bugs...
    11. I wasn't too phased by this as I'd heard stories of this hardly being a rare occurance whilst playing this particular game.
    12. I try not to get too phased by meeting people and I just about managed it with him!
    13. I'm not too phased by it anymore but help would be nice, too.
    14. In my opinion it's better to get her ears pierced when she's still too young to be too phased by it. Babies get over pain faster than older ...
    15.
    Oracle customers haven't seemed too phased by the $1 billion lawsuit filed by Oracle
    16. I'm an experienced cyclist, cycling most days in the UK and am not too phased by traffic
    17. I always felt that the older generation weren't too phased by death.
    18. We've had a few accidents of not getting there in time, but I'm not too phased about those as she at least knew she had to go. ...
    19.
    He tends to get too phased by stuff and I just wish whoever picked him a ton of luck and be grateful for whatever little success he produces ...
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    I'm at the point now where I'm not too phased by anything. I used to be freaked out by meeting new people, especially people who had something positive to ...
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    We learn to trust this process to a very real point of not being too phased or frightened of what comes into our awareness. ...
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    Personally i'm not too phased, at the price I got it for!
    23. I'm listening to indie. Which is most unlike me. You like indie? (i'm not even too phased by it.)

    I just really don't know why any dictionary doesn't seem to have it...

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    Default Re: Too phased = worried? bothered?

    I just really don't know why any dictionary doesn't seem to have it...
    Because the word is "faze." Google only proves that lots of people don't know the correct word they are using.

    Even lots of "confident and dead sure" people can be 100% wrong.

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    Default Re: Too phased = worried? bothered?

    Hahahahaha! I'm crackin' up! I love your comment, Soothing Dave! Thank you very much And my thanks to you, too, Parser. I'm sorry, Parser, I was pretty skeptic at first.

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    Default Re: Too phased = worried? bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    Hmm... But James, she's very confident and is dead sure about it. I've seen it thru her texts and emails many times. Anyway, here are the phrases I got from Google search:
    1. Give it up Glazer you were too PHASED to make that shot!

    2. I'm happy that mine was a typo and not too phased if you mistook it for bad grammar!
    3. My mind certainly doesnt seem too phased.
    4. Boys obviously not too phased about the stop from Uis, Namibia
    5. Paul Ashworth of Capital Economics, a private forecasting group, doesn't seem too phased by this morning's GDP number.
    6. As a developer I myself am not too phased by the word 'craftsman' although I'm not entirely sure if there may be subtle connections we make...
    7. He didn't seem too phased by its hairy legs and the cluster of eyes on its forehead.
    8. This is a positive sign that the financial markets are not too phased by the new coalition.
    9. and since I always wear SPF under my makeup anyway, I wasn't too phased.
    10. Anyway, we at Trust K9 aren't too phased by this. We have a couple of fantastic weapons in our armoury to deal with bed bugs...
    11. I wasn't too phased by this as I'd heard stories of this hardly being a rare occurance whilst playing this particular game.
    12. I try not to get too phased by meeting people and I just about managed it with him!
    13. I'm not too phased by it anymore but help would be nice, too.
    14. In my opinion it's better to get her ears pierced when she's still too young to be too phased by it. Babies get over pain faster than older ...
    15. Oracle customers haven't seemed too phased by the $1 billion lawsuit filed by Oracle
    16. I'm an experienced cyclist, cycling most days in the UK and am not too phased by traffic
    17. I always felt that the older generation weren't too phased by death.
    18. We've had a few accidents of not getting there in time, but I'm not too phased about those as she at least knew she had to go. ...
    19. He tends to get too phased by stuff and I just wish whoever picked him a ton of luck and be grateful for whatever little success he produces ...
    20. I'm at the point now where I'm not too phased by anything. I used to be freaked out by meeting new people, especially people who had something positive to ...
    21. We learn to trust this process to a very real point of not being too phased or frightened of what comes into our awareness. ...
    22. Personally i'm not too phased, at the price I got it for!
    23. I'm listening to indie. Which is most unlike me. You like indie? (i'm not even too phased by it.)

    I just really don't know why any dictionary doesn't seem to have it...

    ***** A NON-TEACHER's COMMENT *****


    (1) I have found the answer!!!

    (2) Mr. Bryan A. Garner in his A Dictionary of Modern American

    Usage tells us:

    Phase for faze is an increasingly common blunder. (In plain English:

    more and more people are making the mistake of spelling "faze"

    as "phase.")



    (3) In other words, your friend -- I say this with the greatest

    respect -- is wrong. Is she a young person? With total respect,

    some young people are not the best spellers in the world. (Just

    ask any high school or even university instructor.)

    (4) I, too, love "Professor Google." But as you know, there are

    many things on the Web that are, well, just wrong.

    (5) Thanks a million for your post this morning. I had never heard of

    this misspelling until I read your post.


    Respectfully yours,


    James

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    Default Re: Too phased = worried? bothered?

    Hahahahahah! James/Parser, your reply is amazing. It surely brightened my day! I love the enumerated items! lol
    Wow! And where on earth did you get that book of Garner's? How did you know the answer was there?! :)
    Now it all makes sense. Well, yeah, my friend's young but is a native speaker from here, New Zealand. I was totally FAZED when I heard the word. I've never seen that word used in that context so I checked my two most favorite dictionaries. Gosh! Do you know I've been trying to figure that out in about two months?! It's just now that UsingEnglish crossed my mind. Was so frustrated and way too desperate.
    I love your 4th item! I'm starting to become one of the Wikiots and Googliots,you know...P eople who believe that anything and everything in Wikipedia and Google is true even though I know that most aren't. lol
    You're welcome, James. Same here! That misspelling I've never ever heard. Ever. I'm glad you and Dave are here. UsingEnglish has been a great world to learn. I've been a member for almost 5 years and I was, am, and will always be very proud of it. :)

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    Default Re: Too phased = worried? bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Google only proves that lots of people don't know the correct word they are using.

    Even lots of "confident and dead sure" people can be 100% wrong.
    I love this comment. And it surely has applied to me as well!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I love this comment. And it surely has applied to me as well!
    I know, right? Gosh, I almost used it as a Facebook status!
    Barb_D! I miss you!!! You helped me lots before! Ages ago, when I was very very active here. Around 2006-2009. You and Dave, Anglika and many more. :) Nice to see your names again. :)

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    Default Re: Too phased = worried? bothered?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Because the word is "faze." Google only proves that lots of people don't know the correct word they are using.

    Even lots of "confident and dead sure" people can be 100% wrong.


    The substution of 'ph' for 'f' must be one of the commonest hypercorrections in English. (As an example, Google has 12,500 hits for 'phorensic'.) Whenever a dictionary doesn't list a word, it's possible you're looking up a misspelling.

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