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    • parkrunner
    • By parkrunner 3rd Aug 19, 6:41 PM
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    Phrases that annoy you
    • #1
    • 3rd Aug 19, 6:41 PM
    Phrases that annoy you 3rd Aug 19 at 6:41 PM
    I'll start,

    "There are no words"
    It's nothing , not nothink.
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    • Trains
    • By Trains 4th Aug 19, 7:54 AM
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    Trains
    innit, like, bro.
    • Puddleglum
    • By Puddleglum 4th Aug 19, 8:05 AM
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    Puddleglum
    In this day and age.

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

    April 2019 - pick myself up, dust myself down and give myself a stern talking to.
    Grocery spend £5814/£80
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 4th Aug 19, 8:17 AM
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    Cornucopia
    Thread relocated to The Arms.
    Last edited by Cornucopia; 04-08-2019 at 8:28 AM.
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    • Mrs Arcanum
    • By Mrs Arcanum 4th Aug 19, 8:20 AM
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    Mrs Arcanum
    "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
    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 4th Aug 19, 8:20 AM
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    "Thread moved" has to be one of the most annoying phrases around here.
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 4th Aug 19, 8:21 AM
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    ceredigion
    Thread moved.
    Dose it mater.
    What's the point.
    Coz I can.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 4th Aug 19, 8:21 AM
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    hollydays
    Okey dokey ,said repeatedly
    • HighamKneeDee
    • By HighamKneeDee 4th Aug 19, 8:22 AM
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    Yea gods.

    Powers that be.

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

    Meedja.

    But most cringe worthy yet are "Peoples' Vote" or "Confirmatory Vote" .
    • z1a
    • By z1a 4th Aug 19, 8:53 AM
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    z1a
    "Very unique."
    • Ted Bloke
    • By Ted Bloke 4th Aug 19, 10:09 AM
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    Ted Bloke
    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.""
    Last edited by Ted Bloke; 04-08-2019 at 10:12 AM.
    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
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 4th Aug 19, 10:28 AM
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    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.
    Last edited by Cornucopia; 04-08-2019 at 10:36 AM.
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    • parkrunner
    • By parkrunner 4th Aug 19, 10:54 AM
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    Can't think of a phrase but the using the word "hero" for someone who has done nothing even slightly heroic.
    It's nothing , not nothink.
    • Iwanttobefree
    • By Iwanttobefree 4th Aug 19, 11:16 AM
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    Iwanttobefree
    When it's gone, it's gone
    The way things are going, soon we are all going to be victims of something or other.

    Who will we blame then?
    • tommix
    • By tommix 4th Aug 19, 12:15 PM
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    tommix
    "My Bad".......
    Originally posted by couriervanman

    Oops, I say that..My Bad.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 4th Aug 19, 12:21 PM
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    A lot of these phrases are inevitably short-lived because they are more a question of fashion than much else.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    A couple of current ones would be:

    It is what it is.

    and

    Happy Days!!
    • tommix
    • By tommix 4th Aug 19, 12:24 PM
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    innit, like, bro.
    Originally posted by Trains

    Whenever somebody asks me that question, I always reply with "Innit, like what bro?" To which the answer is usually "Standard Bruv, you get me!" To which I reply, "Sweet Bruv, you're not wrong..."
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 4th Aug 19, 1:36 PM
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    unforeseen
    Not forgetting:



    "either" (followed by a choice of more than two)
    Originally posted by Alan Cross
    No limit on how many 'or' you can have after 'either'

    Says somebody used to working with 3 and 4 input OR gates.
    • Charlton King
    • By Charlton King 4th Aug 19, 4:14 PM
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    Charlton King
    No limit on how many 'or' you can have after 'either'

    Says somebody used to working with 3 and 4 input OR gates.
    Originally posted by unforeseen
    Incorrect.
    • savvy
    • By savvy 4th Aug 19, 4:27 PM
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    And someone who begins every sentence with 'so'.
    Grrr!!
    Originally posted by Morbier
    So that's a lot like me


    The one that annoys me is the overused 'it is what it is', aaarrggg and what is that then?? Grrr it's such a cop out to me!
    • savvy
    • By savvy 4th Aug 19, 4:30 PM
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    savvy
    Whenever somebody asks me that question, I always reply with "Innit, like what bro?" To which the answer is usually "Standard Bruv, you get me!" To which I reply, "Sweet Bruv, you're not wrong..."
    Originally posted by tommix


    Those ones annoyed me when I was teaching in Hampshire and they were all trying to sound like London gangsters - you get me blud innit? Trouble was, I kept hearing it all day every day in the workplace and started picking some of it up myself arrrrggg
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