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Hugeknot
Hugeknot  91212 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2010 - 8:29 PM


Quote: It's nothing to boast about

What about the fact that I escaped?

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AlanPerkins
17 Apr 2010 - 9:55 PM


Quote: What about the fact that I escaped?

NOw that is something to be proud of Smile

magnus
magnus  9661 forum posts United Arab Emirates5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2010 - 10:44 AM


Quote: Just to hijack this

why is "fulsome" only ever used with "apology"
"catastrophic" with "failure"

any others?

abject and poverty. I have never heard the word abject used without being followed by poverty!

magnus
magnus  9661 forum posts United Arab Emirates5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2010 - 10:48 AM


Quote:

Another - Darren has the weather "Yes I do", no Darren.....

No Darren - you haven't got the weather! You would have nowhere to put it. You perhaps have the weather FORECAST. The weather is outside where it belongs.

col.campbell
18 Apr 2010 - 9:05 PM

I didn't trawl through the thread, so please forgive me if I'm repeating someone else's pet hate...
"March 11th", "April 15th" etc.
Fine by me in written form, but if you're saying it, it's the eleventh OF March. I blame the Americans, until such time as someone enlightens me. Grrr.

Camairish
Camairish  81276 forum posts Scotland
18 Apr 2010 - 11:57 PM

'man up'

'...ready' e.g 'HD ready' or '3D ready'. Consumerist claptrap.

SamLS
SamLS  8232 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 - 7:22 AM

Once again, sorry if this has already in the thread and not really an expression, but what really gets up my nose is pronouncing the letter "H" as "haich".

Maybe this is a South-of-England thing but when I was a kid the humiliation you got (from both the other kids AND the teachers) if you pronounced this "incorrectly" made sure this wasn't used.

Seems to be accepted now. The BBC presenters say it this way...

joolsb
joolsb e2 Member 927107 forum postsjoolsb vcard Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 7:51 AM

Another thing that gets to me is the mispronunciation of 'nuclear' as 'nuculer'. This one was popularised by George W. Bush and it sadly seems to have gained a lot of ground in the last ten years.

dwilkin
dwilkin e2 Member 724249 forum postsdwilkin vcard United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 - 1:36 PM

also, missiles as missals. I always thought that missals were prayer-books... Wink

davey_griffo
19 Apr 2010 - 7:15 PM

Will you leave the "haitch" alone, it's been said a dozen times, & it's how we say it up north, OK?

Here's another one, as a long-standing geek. Wallpaper is wallpaper, not a b****y SCREENSAVER!!!


Quote: 'HD ready' or '3D ready'.

It is consumerist nonsense. It's when a manufacturer wants to jump the gun & be the first to add a feature to something as a selling point, but the standard hasn't been confirmed yet. They did it with 802.11G modems for ages before the standards bods ratified it. In other words "we're putting it in because we know the propellor heads will buy our stuff to be the first to have one, & we don't care if the standard is changed at the last minute, cos then they'll buy another".

Last Modified By davey_griffo at 19 Apr 2010 - 7:17 PM
Billlee
Billlee  75525 forum posts England
19 Apr 2010 - 8:38 PM


Quote: Will you leave the "haitch" alone, it's been said a dozen times, & it's how we say it up north, OK?

W'eer up north does tha cum fra ? Aitch is aych , allus wor, allus will be... Smile

Last Modified By Billlee at 19 Apr 2010 - 8:39 PM
davey_griffo
19 Apr 2010 - 9:37 PM

Norrif yer a scouser!!Smile

Overread
Overread  53745 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 10:58 PM

"The natural world"

I hate the idea people belive and enforce the idea that there are two "worlds" in operation on the earth - the natural and the human. I mean heck does the "natural world" just sorta stop at the city boundary limits or the greenbelt line?

Billlee
Billlee  75525 forum posts England
19 Apr 2010 - 11:14 PM


Quote: Norrif yer a scouser!!Smile

I guess that explains it then Wink

Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2010 - 4:16 PM

That thing scousers say..., as in..

First scouser "what's that low calorie chicken chop suey without the chicken or chop suey taste like, soflad?"

Second scouser "eeeeuuuhhhh....it's all rice"

maybe it loses in the translation? Wink

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