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Expressions that annoy you

User_Removed 13 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2010 9:15AM
Just been chatting to a neighbour (teacher) and during the conversation, she referred to something as being 'bog standard'. I mentioned it should be 'box standard' and it got me thinking about other sayings we use regularly that are either meaningless, irritating or just plain wrong.

Another that makes me gnash my teeth is:

"Cheap at half the price" What's that about? "Cheap at twice the price" you mean Grin

Any others?

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thewaiter 14 1.2k 9 England
2 Apr 2010 9:18AM
one the young un's use...

"my bad"

what is that all about ?
Toonman 8 1.4k 2 England
2 Apr 2010 9:19AM
What about 'Pacific' instead of 'Specific'.
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2010 9:22AM
Bog standard is indeed a part of the English language Barrie

BBC and Bog Standards

Things change or did you mean to post this yesterday? Smile
mohikan22 11 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2010 9:25AM
my most nigglin phrae is "Thats Amazing..." OMFG! i h8 it!!!!! or INNIT.
roxpix 11 2.2k 11 Scotland
2 Apr 2010 9:28AM
'Awesome'...........when refering to any non-pacific, bog standard item
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2010 9:29AM
We're all prawns in the game of life................................
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
2 Apr 2010 9:30AM
"Game changer". Why? Because just what does it really mean? Do you start out playing footie and then along comes someone with a bat and a small ball and you suddenly find yourself playing cricket?

And why is it always used in a positive sense? Surely a game can change for the worse, too?
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
2 Apr 2010 9:35AM
"going forward"

It's starting to die off a bit but there was a time when every sentence in corporate land ended with those words
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
2 Apr 2010 9:36AM
"we are where we are"

That translates as

"I've f**ked up but I don't want to talk about it, so lets move on"

I'd think "NO, if I'd screwed up, you'd bask in it for ages!!!!!"
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2010 9:37AM
"Up to 75% discount" on all items - except the one thing I'm interested in only has a paltry 5% discount applied to it
Pete Plus
14 18.7k 96 England
2 Apr 2010 9:40AM


Grrr "at the end of the day" that's recently being used on Eastenders regularly "Innit" "It's like" to start a sentence
Coleslaw 10 13.4k 28 Wales
2 Apr 2010 9:42AM
You know what I mean to end every sentence.
KarenFB Plus
9 4.5k 165 England
2 Apr 2010 9:43AM

When being interviewed, the reply has many (many) "You know"s. NO, I don't know, that's why you are being interviewed!!!! Once you've realised they are using "y'no" that's all you can hear!
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2010 9:44AM
For Sure at the end of a sentence - especially in F1

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