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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014816 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 2:45 PM

go find an estate agent quick...........

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mikehit
mikehit  56484 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 2:59 PM


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
oldblokeh  3820 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 - 3:07 PM


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
mikehit  56484 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 3:33 PM

Looks like the dictionary is moving with the times. Smile

AlanPerkins
5 Oct 2012 - 4:34 PM

I think you'll find that the dictionary reflects current usage, not necessarily correct usage! Tongue

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64441 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 11:22 AM

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
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
6 Oct 2012 - 2:55 PM


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
SlowSong e2 Member 64441 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 6:18 PM

Picky, picky, picky. Do you say everything in full macro?
Grin

macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
6 Oct 2012 - 9:04 PM

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
6 Oct 2012 - 9:11 PM

that thing community

macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
6 Oct 2012 - 9:19 PM

"Lessons will be learned", until the next time.... Sad

adrian_w
adrian_w e2 Member 73355 forum postsadrian_w vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 11:04 PM


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
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
7 Oct 2012 - 11:09 AM

"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

Last Modified By macroman at 7 Oct 2012 - 11:10 AM
f8
f8  119169 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 6:00 PM

"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
Fishnet  104976 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 6:56 PM

Darcey Yeah? She was really annoying yeah? Craig needs to hit her yeah?

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