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2 Apr 2010 - 9:15 AM

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 Grin

Any others?

Last Modified By User_Removed at 2 Apr 2010 - 9:15 AM
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thewaiter
thewaiter  121177 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:18 AM

one the young un's use...

"my bad"

what is that all about ?

Toonman
Toonman  71420 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:19 AM

What about 'Pacific' instead of 'Specific'.

montechoro
montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:22 AM

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? Smile

mohikan22
mohikan22  102185 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:25 AM

my most nigglin phrae is "Thats Amazing..." OMFG! i h8 it!!!!! or INNIT.

roxpix
roxpix  102236 forum posts Scotland11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:28 AM

'Awesome'...........when refering to any non-pacific, bog standard item

montechoro
montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:29 AM

We're all prawns in the game of life................................

joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:30 AM

"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?

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014714 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:35 AM

"going forward"

It's starting to die off a bit but there was a time when every sentence in corporate land ended with those words

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014714 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:36 AM

"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!!!!!"

montechoro
montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:37 AM

"Up to 75% discount" on all items - except the one thing I'm interested in only has a paltry 5% discount applied to it

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318432 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:40 AM


Quote: INNIT

Grrr "at the end of the day" that's recently being used on Eastenders regularly "Innit" "It's like" to start a sentence

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:42 AM

You know what I mean to end every sentence.

Last Modified By Coleslaw at 2 Apr 2010 - 9:43 AM
KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84253 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:43 AM

"Y'no"

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!

Last Modified By KarenFB at 2 Apr 2010 - 9:44 AM
montechoro
montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2010 - 9:44 AM

For Sure at the end of a sentence - especially in F1

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