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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 6th Sep 16, 1:19 PM
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    fairy lights
    Words n phrases what people done get wrong
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    • 6th Sep 16, 1:19 PM
    Words n phrases what people done get wrong 6th Sep 16 at 1:19 PM
    Following on from the bought/brought/brung discussion in the 'What's irritating you thread' I thought I'd start a new thread for words and phrases that people often get wrong.


    Something I've seen quite a lot on various selling pages on facebook are 'Chester drawers for sale'
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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 28th Sep 16, 10:38 AM
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    I don't get this one...
    Originally posted by Lily-Rose
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 28th Sep 16, 11:17 AM
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    Rain Shadow
    Haven't read the whole thread so this might have come up before.

    'The proof is in the pudding'.

    WTF is that supposed to mean? The proof of what?

    It's 'The proof of the pudding is in the eating'.


    Rant over.
    • catkins
    • By catkins 28th Sep 16, 11:53 AM
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    catkins
    On another forum someone recently wrote "I hope it doesn't end up a damp squid"!!!!
    Last edited by catkins; 11-10-2016 at 4:06 PM.
    The world is over 4 billion years old and yet you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie
    • lisa110rry
    • By lisa110rry 28th Sep 16, 1:11 PM
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    lisa110rry
    Just yesterday I got an email from an esteemed barrister who said something along the lines of "I thought about turning the heating back on yesterday but I put on a jumpa and had a cup of tea".

    That really surprised me!
    “And all shall be well. And all shall be well. And all manner of things shall be exceeding well.”
    ― Julian of Norwich
    In other words, Don't Panic!
    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 28th Sep 16, 1:53 PM
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    Sam Fallow
    On another forum someone recently wrote "I hope it doesn't up a damp squid"!!!!
    Originally posted by catkins
    Thanks for that, and for your appreciation of David Bowie (in your sig) I'm going to put you up on a pedal stool.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 28th Sep 16, 2:18 PM
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    I saw my mate walking on the opposite side of the road this morning, So I shouted out "Kenny hey! Mornin good! Day lovely..Goin wher'e you? Cuppa fancy a"..So embarrasing ...
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 11th Oct 16, 12:05 PM
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    Thought I'd resurrect this thread after seeing something on Facebook that I needed to get off my chest...
    "My brian won't switch off and go to sleep."
    "Need some headspace to get my brian in order"
    "Can't get my ex out of my brian"
    He's a pesky one, that Brian!
    • colinw
    • By colinw 11th Oct 16, 12:23 PM
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    colinw
    Thought I'd resurrect this thread after seeing something on Facebook that I needed to get off my chest...
    "My brian won't switch off and go to sleep."
    "Need some headspace to get my brian in order"
    "Can't get my ex out of my brian"
    He's a pesky one, that Brian!
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    I do that with the word wierd but that is due to me being an idiot and having a small Brian
    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 11th Oct 16, 12:41 PM
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    Izadora
    Someone on Facebook this morning wrote that people were "jumping on the bad wagon"
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 11th Oct 16, 1:10 PM
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    indesisiv
    I do that with the word wierd but that is due to me being an idiot and having a small Brian
    Originally posted by colinw
    You have to watch those Brians they never shut up.
    But can you not feed him up a bit?
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • LutonGirl
    • By LutonGirl 11th Oct 16, 2:59 PM
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    The your/you're thing drives me wild. Especially with my 16 year old nephew. He understood it once I explained the difference between knowing your !!!! and knowing you're !!!!.

    Prolly seems to have crept into use for probably. Arrrrgh!!

    Defiantly/definitely - yep, that's in the top 5 as is are for our and his for he's.

    Basically. I'm pretty sure no one used this until fairly recently. Now it peppers every conversation or TV/radio interview. I took a phone call at work from someone who said "basically basically" at the start of the call. I hung up...
    • LutonGirl
    • By LutonGirl 11th Oct 16, 3:00 PM
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    LutonGirl
    The your/you're thing drives me wild. Especially with my 16 year old nephew. He understood it once I explained the difference between knowing your !!!! and knowing you're !!!!.

    Prolly seems to have crept into use for probably. Arrrrgh!!

    Defiantly/definitely - yep, that's in the top 5 as is are for our and his for he's.

    Basically. I'm pretty sure no one used this until fairly recently. Now it peppers every conversation or TV/radio interview. I took a phone call at work from someone who said "basically basically" at the start of the call. I hung up...
    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 11th Oct 16, 3:56 PM
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    What's in my signature plus "would of, should of" especially when it's written in an online article about something.

    I also recently heard someone say "pacifically" when he meant specifically.
    Last edited by Dreamnine; 11-10-2016 at 3:58 PM.
    It is nexuses not nexi, dummy. And it's between you and me, not you and I.
    • FOREVER21
    • By FOREVER21 11th Oct 16, 4:14 PM
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    FOREVER21
    Many years ago when I worked for a legal company we were doing a recruitment fare at a university, a young woman approached us and said. " I am interested in soliciting"

    Made my day!
    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 11th Oct 16, 8:34 PM
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    Thought I'd resurrect this thread after seeing something on Facebook that I needed to get off my chest...
    "My brian won't switch off and go to sleep."
    "Need some headspace to get my brian in order"
    "Can't get my ex out of my brian"
    He's a pesky one, that Brian!
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    Recently one of our customers left feedback on our customer survey describing a member of staff as having "half a Brian cell", not an insult I am familiar with.
    Dogs return to eat their vomit, just as fools repeat their foolishness. There is no more hope for a fool than for someone who says, "i am really clever!"
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 11th Oct 16, 8:46 PM
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    Wizard of Id
    Many years ago when I worked for a legal company we were doing a recruitment fare at a university, a young woman approached us and said. " I am interested in soliciting"

    Made my day!
    Originally posted by FOREVER21
    Was she holding her briefs for you to look at?
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.


    Walk 1000 miles in a year challenge - 694.7
    This week - 44.5
    • marcelli
    • By marcelli 11th Oct 16, 10:53 PM
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    marcelli
    ... and the proliferation of literally, literally drives me up the wall, literally
    ... and off of
    ... and oftentimes - though that's american i suppose
    Last edited by marcelli; 11-10-2016 at 11:57 PM.
    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 12th Oct 16, 1:18 AM
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    Sam Fallow
    Thought I'd resurrect this thread after seeing something on Facebook that I needed to get off my chest...
    "My brian won't switch off and go to sleep."
    "Need some headspace to get my brian in order"
    "Can't get my ex out of my brian"
    He's a pesky one, that Brian!
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    I do that with the word wierd but that is due to me being an idiot and having a small Brian
    Originally posted by colinw
    You have to watch those Brians they never shut up.
    But can you not feed him up a bit?
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    For all the Brians that can't speel.

    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 25th Oct 16, 10:56 AM
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    Sam Fallow
    Read this comment this morning

    ...do this, do that, do the other and wala your done.
    WALA? How the ---- do they get to there from voila!
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 25th Oct 16, 11:05 AM
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    fairy lights
    Someone on facebook was having a rant this morning about her 'landlardy'. Not sure if it was a typo or an accurate description
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