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Quote: What about the fact that I escaped?
NOw that is something to be proud of
Quote: Just to hijack this
why is "fulsome" only ever used with "apology"
"catastrophic" with "failure"
abject and poverty. I have never heard the word abject used without being followed by poverty!
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.
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.
'...ready' e.g 'HD ready' or '3D ready'. Consumerist claptrap.
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...
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.
also, missiles as missals. I always thought that missals were prayer-books...
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".
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...
Norrif yer a scouser!!
"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?
Quote: Norrif yer a scouser!!
I guess that explains it then
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?
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