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Hugeknot 13 1.2k 2 Iceland
17 Apr 2010 8:29PM

Quote:It's nothing to boast about

What about the fact that I escaped?

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AlanPerkins 12 557 England
17 Apr 2010 9:55PM

Quote:What about the fact that I escaped?

NOw that is something to be proud of Smile
magnus 13 661 5 United Arab Emirates
18 Apr 2010 10:44AM

Quote:Just to hijack this

why is "fulsome" only ever used with "apology"
"catastrophic" with "failure"

any others?

abject and poverty. I have never heard the word abject used without being followed by poverty!
magnus 13 661 5 United Arab Emirates
18 Apr 2010 10:48AM


Another - Darren has the weather "Yes I do", no Darren.....

No Darren - you haven't got the weather! You would have nowhere to put it. You perhaps have the weather FORECAST. The weather is outside where it belongs.
col.campbell 14 1.2k 4 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 9:05PM
I didn't trawl through the thread, so please forgive me if I'm repeating someone else's pet hate...
"March 11th", "April 15th" etc.
Fine by me in written form, but if you're saying it, it's the eleventh OF March. I blame the Americans, until such time as someone enlightens me. Grrr.
Camairish 12 1.4k Scotland
18 Apr 2010 11:57PM
'man up'

'...ready' e.g 'HD ready' or '3D ready'. Consumerist claptrap.
SamLS 12 232 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 7:22AM
Once again, sorry if this has already in the thread and not really an expression, but what really gets up my nose is pronouncing the letter "H" as "haich".

Maybe this is a South-of-England thing but when I was a kid the humiliation you got (from both the other kids AND the teachers) if you pronounced this "incorrectly" made sure this wasn't used.

Seems to be accepted now. The BBC presenters say it this way...
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
19 Apr 2010 7:51AM
Another thing that gets to me is the mispronunciation of 'nuclear' as 'nuculer'. This one was popularised by George W. Bush and it sadly seems to have gained a lot of ground in the last ten years.
dwilkin Plus
11 24.3k United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 1:36PM
also, missiles as missals. I always thought that missals were prayer-books... Wink
davey_griffo 8 213 165 England
19 Apr 2010 7:15PM
Will you leave the "haitch" alone, it's been said a dozen times, & it's how we say it up north, OK?

Here's another one, as a long-standing geek. Wallpaper is wallpaper, not a b****y SCREENSAVER!!!

Quote: 'HD ready' or '3D ready'.

It is consumerist nonsense. It's when a manufacturer wants to jump the gun & be the first to add a feature to something as a selling point, but the standard hasn't been confirmed yet. They did it with 802.11G modems for ages before the standards bods ratified it. In other words "we're putting it in because we know the propellor heads will buy our stuff to be the first to have one, & we don't care if the standard is changed at the last minute, cos then they'll buy another".
Billlee 11 5.5k England
19 Apr 2010 8:38PM

Quote:Will you leave the "haitch" alone, it's been said a dozen times, & it's how we say it up north, OK?

W'eer up north does tha cum fra ? Aitch is aych , allus wor, allus will be... Smile
davey_griffo 8 213 165 England
19 Apr 2010 9:37PM
Norrif yer a scouser!!Smile
Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
19 Apr 2010 10:58PM
"The natural world"

I hate the idea people belive and enforce the idea that there are two "worlds" in operation on the earth - the natural and the human. I mean heck does the "natural world" just sorta stop at the city boundary limits or the greenbelt line?
Billlee 11 5.5k England
19 Apr 2010 11:14PM

Quote:Norrif yer a scouser!!Smile

I guess that explains it then Wink
Tooth 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
20 Apr 2010 4:16PM
That thing scousers say..., as in..

First scouser "what's that low calorie chicken chop suey without the chicken or chop suey taste like, soflad?"

Second scouser "eeeeuuuhhhh....it's all rice"

maybe it loses in the translation? Wink

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