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Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122260 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 5:12 PM

As of today...

"Going to get a grip" (as in BBC/Newsnight). The stand-in DG used this 6 times in an interview today. Apart from that he doesn't seem capable of speaking English as wot it ort to be.

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cuffit
cuffit  7174 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 6:39 PM

Gaucho, I thought his most interesting line was that he was going to determine: "If the public are going to get journalism they trust from the BBC I have to be, as director general, very clear on who is running the news operation and ensuring that journalism we put out passes muster." It appears neither he nor the acting DG know who is currently responsible for the standards of BBC journalism. In the spirit of the original thread I am, like, kindalike, gobsmacked.

Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122260 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 7:44 PM

At the end of the day and having all said and done I really ought to get a grip.

zebraboy
zebraboy  10197 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 - 7:51 PM

'not fit for purpose' & 'untenable position', these are getting a bit tired.

User_Removed
12 Nov 2012 - 8:26 PM

"Oh My God!! - I mean... (he/she) ACTUALLY...."

Spoken in nasal, 'Chav', raised - and female-only - voice.

mikehit
mikehit  56473 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 2:14 PM

When some self-proclaimed expert (particularly scientists) says " We used to believe that....but now we know....".
You just know that chances are in 5 years they will be saying the same thing about their new theory.

oldblokeh
oldblokeh  3820 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 - 2:21 PM


Quote: When some self-proclaimed expert (particularly scientists) says " We used to believe that....but now we know....".
You just know that chances are in 5 years they will be saying the same thing about their new theory.

That's how science works, unlike religion where self-proclaimed leaders utter the same hogwash forever despite having no evidence whatsoever to support them, or politics where self-proclaimed experts utter whatever hogwash they think will please the newspapers or rich party donors.

Canonshots
13 Nov 2012 - 2:38 PM

My pet hate is "...as many as... followed by some number, e.g. "As many as 30 Conservative MPs may vote against the government." Now there is only one number that is as many as 30, and that number is 30, so the "as many as" is totally redundant.

Canonshots
13 Nov 2012 - 2:44 PM


Quote: Does this annoy anyone else..... when people can't or won't say SIXTH.... they say SICTH ... Makes me SIC!!!

Try saying "fifths and sixths" rapidly, over and over again. It's the most effective tongue twister I ever encountered.

mellybear
mellybear  2
13 Nov 2012 - 6:42 PM

The comment which annoys me is..... bless or bless them, drives me CRAZY.

Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:05 AM


Quote: Does this annoy anyone else..... when people can't or won't say SIXTH.... they say SICTH

or a simple word like texts - as in more than one text message...the number of people who say "texties" cos they're seemingly incapable of stringing four consonant sounds together..



Quote: Try saying "fifths and sixths" rapidly

reminds me of when I went to the speech therapist and explained how I had difficulty pronouncing "f" or "th"..

he said..

"you can't say fairer than that, then..."

Last Modified By Tooth at 14 Nov 2012 - 1:32 AM
zebraboy
zebraboy  10197 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 1:14 AM


Quote: the number of people who say "texties" cos they're seemingly incapable of stringing four consonant sounds together

Never heard anyone say "texties"

Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 1:33 AM

Watch Jeremy Kyle....

Photoluv86
17 Nov 2012 - 4:34 AM

I think the one that bothers me the most is, "It is what it is."

monstersnowman
17 Nov 2012 - 6:33 AM

Football fans saying "the manager is tactically naive" .. Most of them don't know their backside from a cliche and just churn this out instead of saying "I said he was the next messiah but I honestly haven't got a clue so I will use the most common cliche I can remember when it all turns to sh*te" ..... The average caller on a talksport phone-in has got an iq lower than their age so what can we expect really ;0)

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