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Most irritating cliche's


filmforever 7 695
1 Jun 2011 11:04AM
One of the most irritating phrases I hear repeated over and over, usually by silly female TV reporters at showbiz events......."Flashbulbs were popping"......grrrrrr. Don't they realise the last flashbulb "popped" around 1961???...

Another irritant, uttered by every politician when he/she is backed into a corner....."Lessons will be learnt"........(when you know damn well they won't)

And why in TV terms is every photographer a "paparrazi"?.......(e.g. "the paparrazi were out in force today")........outside a Crown Court???.....I don't think so.

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SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
1 Jun 2011 11:19AM
My pet hate is when someone is being "treated" to a slap up meal! Doesn't sound like much of a treat to me. Sad
Nigeyboy e2
6 537 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2011 11:37AM
How about "that went down like a lead balloon"? Surely a lead balloon would go down very well indeed?!Grin
MikeA e2
10 1.2k England
1 Jun 2011 11:38AM
"My pet hate is when someone is being "treated" to a slap up meal! Doesn't sound like much of a treat to me."

Especially when it is not youWink

"Going forward" what ever that is.
ChrisTom 6 72 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2011 11:42AM
Hate, 24 / 7.

Chris R.
thewilliam 6 4.9k
1 Jun 2011 11:51AM
Let's not beat about the bush because at the end of the day it's much better to cut to the chase or else cut and run by just telling it as it it ...........
randomrubble
10 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2011 11:51AM
"World Class"
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
1 Jun 2011 12:05PM
Rubber-necking - particularly galling when used by Everyone on TV and radio in a holier-than-thou way when traffic has to slow down because there's been an accident.

What are we supposed to do, jump over all the other cars in front and whizz by regardless of whether there's rubbish in the road? Grrrrr, makes my blood boil. Sad
MikeA e2
10 1.2k England
1 Jun 2011 12:06PM

Quote:Let's not beat about the bush because at the end of the day it's much better to cut to the chase or else cut and run by just telling it as it it ...........


Wow, I am impressed, the total vocabulary of a Premier league footballer / commentator in one sentence.
adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
1 Jun 2011 12:28PM
Actually Mike I think thats both the footballer and the commentator together.
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2011 12:46PM
People who say 110% about things where the maximum is 100%. Some idiot on tv the other day said "I'm going to give a million and one percent". I also hate "at the end of the day" favoured by people on Jeremy Kyle type shows.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
1 Jun 2011 12:57PM

Quote:People who say 110% about things where the maximum is 100%. Some idiot on tv the other day said "I'm going to give a million and one percent".

+1
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
1 Jun 2011 12:59PM
At the end of the day I agree 237% with the statements above. Smile
Carrera_c 5 271 3 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2011 1:08PM
"Swings and Roundabouts" hate that phrase!
digicammad e2
11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2011 1:19PM

Quote:What are we supposed to do, jump over all the other cars in front and whizz by regardless of whether there's rubbish in the road?


There's no rubbish in the road when the accident is on the opposite carriageway. Smile

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