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Phrases that annoy you

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • PuddleglumPuddleglum Forumite
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    In this day and age.

    "A thousand candles can be lit from a single candle without shortening the life of that candle."

    I still am Puddleglum - phew!
  • edited 4 August 2019 at 9:28AM
    CornucopiaCornucopia Forumite
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    edited 4 August 2019 at 9:28AM
    Thread relocated to The Arms.
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  • Mrs_ArcanumMrs_Arcanum Forumite
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    "Will of the People" - 26% or so of the population is anything but.
    Truth always poses doubts & questions. Only lies are 100% believable, because they don't need to justify reality. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Labyrinth of the Spirits
  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    "Thread moved" has to be one of the most annoying phrases around here.
  • ceredigionceredigion Forumite
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    Thread moved.
    Dose it mater.
    What's the point.
    Coz I can.
  • hollydayshollydays Forumite
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    Okey dokey ,said repeatedly
  • HighamKneeDeeHighamKneeDee Forumite
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    Yea gods.

    Powers that be.

    Cheeky (as in 'I had a cheeky pint').


    But most cringe worthy yet are "Peoples' Vote" or "Confirmatory Vote" .
  • z1az1a Forumite
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    "Very unique."
  • edited 4 August 2019 at 11:12AM
    Ted_BlokeTed_Bloke Forumite
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    edited 4 August 2019 at 11:12AM
    Journalistic habit of the last two or three years: here's why, here's how Like you think you know Trump Can't be re-elected.climate change can't be stopped, Chlorinated chicken can't be good, et cetera et cetera, The economy will go into freefall/boom/wilt the NHS can't be saved, The world is going backwards, the world is going fast forward, You'll never have a holiday on Mars,a lot of things that a lot of people think are obvious. They are wrong.

    Here's why

    It seems to mean " I know a lot of you peasants out there have Maybe got the impression that things are like this is nothing to be done about it, but in the circles I mix in we see through to the other side, we already have the solutions for these things. I'm willing spend some of my precious time Bringing you up to speed on the answers so pin your ears back. Here's how.""
    Witch hunt saboteur. Sorry my posts so long - not time write shorter ones. A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - “The very first step we must take is the acquisition of enough self-respect and self-confidence to say that we have met an enemy and that he is not us, but someone else.” De asini callidi nauseatum sum
  • edited 4 August 2019 at 11:36AM
    CornucopiaCornucopia Forumite
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    edited 4 August 2019 at 11:36AM
    I'm okay with Here's How/Here's Why as long as the explanation that follows is reasonably accurate and well researched.

    A lot of these phrases are inevitably short-lived because they are more a question of fashion than much else.

    A few years ago, people took to using "pants" as a adjective, but before anyone could get too worked up about it, it fell out of usage, after having gone through a phase of mass adoption making it less fashionable.
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