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Expressions that annoy you


28 Oct 2012 11:01PM
Ok, its not so much an expression, but if there is one word i have heard waaaaay too much this year is 'legacy'. Ever since the Olympics it seems everything has to have a legacy now. At least we arent hearing lactic acid mentioned every two minutes, mind you... Tongue

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Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
28 Oct 2012 11:04PM

Quote: it seems everything has to have a legacy now.

Another over used word by politicians / journalists is "transparent".
petebfrance 2 1.3k United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 11:04PM

Quote:"Professional" camera

and 'prosumer' camera?
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
29 Oct 2012 10:52AM

Quote:No they are clearly swapping things for sausages..it seems to be a popular option.


That would be the Wurst of all possible worlds.
lemmy 7 2.0k United Kingdom
29 Oct 2012 11:01AM

Quote: try to fill time by saying the same thing over and over agai


Are you saying that it is more better to say something only once? Grin
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
29 Oct 2012 11:16AM
Indeed. You have got it in one. Hit the nail on the head. Understood perfectly, in fact. Grin
petebfrance 2 1.3k United Kingdom
29 Oct 2012 11:28AM
...a this moment in time Smile
User_Removed 2 155 2 South Africa
29 Oct 2012 12:08PM
any phrase in a foreign language that is mispronounced.

c'est la vie

cri de coeur

etc
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2012 1:05PM
How do you pronounce them?
User_Removed 2 155 2 South Africa
29 Oct 2012 1:08PM
LOL probably incorrectly but it annoys me when I see some pretentious nana using them and saying them REALLY incorrectly. I tend to stick to things I can pronounce Smile
macroman 11 15.3k England
29 Oct 2012 3:35PM
PPI. Grin
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
29 Oct 2012 4:11PM
"I prefer Version 2". Grin
thewilliam 6 4.9k
29 Oct 2012 5:46PM

Quote:try to fill time by saying the same thing over and over agai

Are you saying that it is more better to say something only once? Grin



When I was taught public speaking in the good old days when state schools were concerned with education rather than box-ticking, the advice was:-

Tell them what you're going to say, then tell them, and finally tell them what you've just said.


Under Islamic law, a husband has to say, "I divorce you" thrice for it to have legal effect.
lemmy 7 2.0k United Kingdom
29 Oct 2012 6:17PM

Quote:When I was taught public speaking in the good old days when state schools were concerned with education rather than box-ticking, the advice was:-
Tell them what you're going to say, then tell them, and finally tell them what you've just said.



Yes, me too. I gave a lecture on photography some time ago at Nottingham University and decided to read up on how to do it. Advice, exactly the same as at school.

I do some review videos on Youtube too and I use exactly the same technique. And if you watch the historians on The Vikings on TV, say, same technique again.
Ewanneil 4 1.1k 2 Scotland
29 Oct 2012 6:29PM
It's also the classic way in which news bulletins are delivered:-

Tell them what you're going to tell them - The headlines
Tell them - The news in detail
Tell them what you told them - A summary of the main news

The same approach also works really well when compiling a piece of written work.

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