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Just been chatting to a neighbour (teacher) and during the conversation, she referred to something as being 'bog standard'. I mentioned it should be 'box standard' and it got me thinking about other sayings we use regularly that are either meaningless, irritating or just plain wrong.
Another that makes me gnash my teeth is:
"Cheap at half the price" What's that about? "Cheap at twice the price" you mean
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one the young un's use...
what is that all about ?
What about 'Pacific' instead of 'Specific'.
Bog standard is indeed a part of the English language Barrie
BBC and Bog Standards
Things change or did you mean to post this yesterday?
my most nigglin phrae is "Thats Amazing..." OMFG! i h8 it!!!!! or INNIT.
'Awesome'...........when refering to any non-pacific, bog standard item
We're all prawns in the game of life................................
"Game changer". Why? Because just what does it really mean? Do you start out playing footie and then along comes someone with a bat and a small ball and you suddenly find yourself playing cricket?
And why is it always used in a positive sense? Surely a game can change for the worse, too?
It's starting to die off a bit but there was a time when every sentence in corporate land ended with those words
"we are where we are"
That translates as
"I've f**ked up but I don't want to talk about it, so lets move on"
I'd think "NO, if I'd screwed up, you'd bask in it for ages!!!!!"
"Up to 75% discount" on all items - except the one thing I'm interested in only has a paltry 5% discount applied to it
Grrr "at the end of the day" that's recently being used on Eastenders regularly "Innit" "It's like" to start a sentence
You know what I mean to end every sentence.
When being interviewed, the reply has many (many) "You know"s. NO, I don't know, that's why you are being interviewed!!!! Once you've realised they are using "y'no" that's all you can hear!
For Sure at the end of a sentence - especially in F1
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