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ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
5 Oct 2012 2:45PM
go find an estate agent quick...........

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mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 2:59PM

Quote:
'Haich' for the letter 'H' Let's give all letters the same bizare phonetic treatment shall we? Let's start with lell, mem, nen, sess ......



Especially when 'haich' is the only damned word in which they prounounce the opening 'haich'. They will say 'orse....'urricane....'ouse...but oh, no, it has to be 'haich'
oldblokeh e2
3 925 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 3:07PM

Quote:That reminds me of another one: 'a big ask' instead of, say, 'a challenge' or 'a difficult job'.

'Ask' is a verb as in a 'doing word'. It is not, and never has been, a bleedin' noun!!



From OED online:


Quote:noun
[in singular]1US the price at which an item, especially a financial security, is offered for sale:
[as modifier]: ask prices for bonds
2[with adjective] informal a demand or situation that requires a specified degree of effort or commitment:

it is a big ask for him to go and play 90 minutes

it was a tough ask, but they delivered

mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 3:33PM
Looks like the dictionary is moving with the times. Smile
AlanPerkins 9 484 England
5 Oct 2012 4:34PM
I think you'll find that the dictionary reflects current usage, not necessarily correct usage! Tongue
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
6 Oct 2012 11:22AM
Oh No! Watching Strictly last night and Darcy Bussell is using one of my pet hates. She says "Yeah?" after nearly every phrase. I could kill her. It's going to bug me the whole series now. I hope those in power tell her about it. I feel an email to Points of View coming on.
macroman e2
11 15.3k England
6 Oct 2012 2:55PM

Quote:Oh No! Watching Strictly last night


Not finishing a phrase, title or comment ie 'Watching Strictly', what does that actually mean?

Do you have a very precise fixed agenda when viewing TV? Grin

How about watching 'Dancing', 'Coronation', 'Home And',' East', 'Emmer', 'Count', 'Egg', and even 'X'? Grin Grin
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
6 Oct 2012 6:18PM
Picky, picky, picky. Do you say everything in full macro?
Grin
macroman e2
11 15.3k England
6 Oct 2012 9:04PM
I do try to, but am guilty of the occasional lapse.
After all, what will you do with the couple of seconds saved?

It's rather like the petrol heads getting orgasmic becoause the new Jaguarri XP47 gpes from 0-60mph 0.1 sec quicker than the Ferarguar PX74.
What will they do with the 0.1 Secs? Grin Grin
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 9:11PM
that thing community
macroman e2
11 15.3k England
6 Oct 2012 9:19PM
"Lessons will be learned", until the next time.... Sad
adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
6 Oct 2012 11:04PM

Quote:Oh No! Watching Strictly last night

Not finishing a phrase, title or comment ie 'Watching Strictly', what does that actually mean?

Do you have a very precise fixed agenda when viewing TV? Grin

How about watching 'Dancing', 'Coronation', 'Home And',' East', 'Emmer', 'Count', 'Egg', and even 'X'? Grin Grin



No, she was watching strictly ( bit like an old fashioned school mistress) to ensure they did not make any mistakes or grammatical errors. Tongue
macroman e2
11 15.3k England
7 Oct 2012 11:09AM
"He/she is a national treasure".

As spotted in a program listing "stephen Fry is a national treasure, blah, blah...".

Perhaps he should be buried then. Smile
f8 e2
11 9.2k 22 England
7 Oct 2012 6:00PM
"its not cheap, but at least its nasty"
That gave me a laugh,
My pet hate is: Why do we have to have all these Americanisms like "cool" when we can find our own English ones.
Fishnet e2
10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 6:56PM
Darcey Yeah? She was really annoying yeah? Craig needs to hit her yeah?

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