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    • parkrunner
    • By parkrunner 3rd Aug 19, 6:41 PM
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    Phrases that annoy you
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    • 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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    • colinw
    • By colinw 2nd Sep 19, 8:46 AM
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    People talking about "Remoaner's tears"
    • need an answer
    • By need an answer 2nd Sep 19, 8:47 AM
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    need an answer
    I dislike someone "reaching out" to me especially when written in an email.

    I also find apologies insincere if followed by the word "nevertheless"

    or "i'm not having a go,but…."
    Last edited by need an answer; 02-09-2019 at 8:51 AM.
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 2nd Sep 19, 8:54 AM
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    Cornucopia
    Beginning a sentence with "so" only started a couple of years ago.
    Originally posted by Mistral001
    I used to work in a big company corporate office. People were using "so" in this way at least 10 years ago, possibly longer.

    They also had several other questionably dark phrases as part of their corporate culture:-

    "not going to die in a trench over [that]"
    "drop dead point" (deadline)
    "raising the standard"

    Also some Colmanballs phrases like:

    "across the piste" (that's "across the piece" for people who've done way too much skiing).
    Last edited by Cornucopia; 02-09-2019 at 9:30 AM.
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    • FunnyUseName
    • By FunnyUseName 3rd Sep 19, 12:01 AM
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    "Hom sap" - some people are just too pretentious with their intellect signalling
    Last edited by FunnyUseName; 03-09-2019 at 12:52 AM.
    Be Thankful and Gracious.
    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 4th Sep 19, 8:26 AM
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    'Everyone's talking about'
    I am someone and I am NOT talking about it

    'Unmissable'
    I missed it and nothing has happened.
    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 8th Sep 19, 2:11 PM
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    I hate it when political commentators are talking about the Labour party on TV and then say "There is momentum, no pun intended" as if they are the first person to make that same annoying comment!
    Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Sep 19, 2:34 PM
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    "Leave means leave"
    Weekly Distance Walked 30km / Total For Year 1162 km
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 8th Sep 19, 3:56 PM
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    "24 Hours to save the NHS"
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    • Morbier
    • By Morbier 8th Sep 19, 4:34 PM
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    "Hom sap" - some people are just too pretentious with their intellect signalling
    Originally posted by FunnyUseName
    Mea culpa.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
    I agree with you, honestly!
    I can't imagine a life without cheese. (Nigel Slater)
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 30th Sep 19, 6:03 PM
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    One that seems popular this month with the London media set is 'Doubling Down'. Not sure what it means. Is it like 'doubling up' for people who wish they were American?
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 1st Oct 19, 7:27 AM
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    One that seems popular this month with the London media set is 'Doubling Down'. Not sure what it means. Is it like 'doubling up' for people who wish they were American?
    Originally posted by coffeehound


    Yes.

    What the hell does that mean?
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 1st Oct 19, 7:41 AM
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    One that seems popular this month with the London media set is 'Doubling Down'.
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    Yes - some of our own meme-hounds also seem to have been using it recently.

    Not sure what it means. Is it like 'doubling up' for people who wish they were American?
    Yes. It comes from the US Blackjack tables.
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    • jjhdee
    • By jjhdee 1st Oct 19, 11:25 AM
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    I also find apologies insincere if followed by the word "nevertheless"
    Originally posted by need an answer

    To me, when an apology is followed by "but", "however", "nevertheless" or other similar words, it is likely really not an apology, or at least a bad one. Sounds more like making excuses rather than owning up mistakes.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 2nd Oct 19, 10:31 AM
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    I really do not like the deliberate misspelling of politicians' names, usually on DT.

    Pretty childish to talk about Bliar, Clown Bozo and others.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • greatgimpo
    • By greatgimpo 2nd Oct 19, 10:44 AM
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    Oh purleeeze

    and

    every gameshow's phrase of the day - it's up for grabs

    Sickening!
    • couriervanman
    • By couriervanman 2nd Oct 19, 10:47 AM
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    "my bad"...
    • Mistral001
    • By Mistral001 2nd Oct 19, 10:58 AM
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    To me, when an apology is followed by "but", "however", "nevertheless" or other similar words, it is likely really not an apology, or at least a bad one. Sounds more like making excuses rather than owning up mistakes.
    Originally posted by jjhdee
    A good response is to this is "apology accepted".

    They want to disagree with you so they think they will be polite when they prefix what they say with "I am sorry but". They are not being polite but just annoying and patronising. The "apology accepted" answer usually puts them on their hells and they stop doing it.
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 2nd Oct 19, 12:24 PM
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    A good response is to this is "apology accepted".

    They want to disagree with you so they think they will be polite when they prefix what they say with "I am sorry but". They are not being polite but just annoying and patronising. The "apology accepted" answer usually puts them on their hells and they stop doing it.
    Originally posted by Mistral001
    You can apologise for upsetting someone while standing your ground!
    • Long Gone Silver
    • By Long Gone Silver 2nd Oct 19, 12:32 PM
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    Roger that.
    • halogen
    • By halogen 2nd Oct 19, 1:17 PM
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    halogen
    Frequently and regularly are different words with different meanings.
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