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Ganto 11 769 2 Ireland
2 Apr 2010 6:40PM

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Toonman 11 1.4k 2 England
2 Apr 2010 6:42PM
'Now then Matey boy'. ..... from somebody you have never met. Argh...........
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2010 7:39PM

Quote:H pronounced haitch instead of aitch.

Interestingly enough I was recently asked by an Iranian guy I work with why I said "Its ot and I ave an ead ache" rather than "It's hot and i have a head ache". I explained to him that in 1780 the people of Essex sold all their H's to Kent to pay for the purchase of Canvey Island from the royal estate. And since then us Essex folk aint been allowed to use the letter H in conversation.

I think he believed me Wink
trivets12 14 1.3k
2 Apr 2010 10:14PM
People that now say 'I would of....' instead of 'I would have...' - this now seems to be the norm even though it is rubbish.
And 'fill out this form' instead of 'fill in'. You empty out, and fill in. You cannot say 'fill out' - another stupid americanism we have picked up.
f8 14 9.2k 22 England
2 Apr 2010 10:17PM
People that say "pin number" instead of pin.
trivets12 14 1.3k
2 Apr 2010 10:22PM
Oh, and those that say ' there are lessons to be learned from this' (b............ks!) and the other old chestnut ' we're reviewing our procedures and will be taking steps to work with blah blah blah' - another couple of NHS favourites!
Alan_Warriner 12 545 England
2 Apr 2010 10:29PM
The death of the letter (ledder?) 'T'

Ledder - Letter
Bedder - Better
Unided - United

And politicians (and broadcasters more and more) continually prefixing everything "Look"
and saying " I think it's important" three times in every sentence because some spin doctor says they should,
Big Bri 16 16.3k United Kingdom
2 Apr 2010 10:45PM
Crikey, no wonder everyone's so bloody stressed all the time.
Can't believe one of Barrie's rants got 5 pages of other folk joining in. LOL

At the end of the day though, all this blue sky thinking is just really really really really awesome, innit.
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2010 10:52PM

Quote:"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"

My current favourite in the same vein is:
"The past is not within the realms of management"
Paree 13 616 3
2 Apr 2010 11:09PM
love this thread,Grin

h pronounced with an H at the beginning,

NO it hasn't.


and one i heard yesterday ,

bye . . later

as in see you later
Paree 13 616 3
2 Apr 2010 11:11PM
blue sky thinking

gob smacked.

hi ya
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2010 11:12PM

Quote:bye . . later

as in see you later

So random, of course all us hip people who are down wid da young folk know that the correct thing to say is:
Paree 13 616 3
2 Apr 2010 11:19PM


you cool devil lol
cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
2 Apr 2010 11:24PM
The rot started after we exported the English language to our American cousins....Smile

They have rewritten it now we are importing it back, Complete with spelling mistakes...Sad

" Tires " Color " " We are SO not going there " Wink
Rev2 8 302 2 England
3 Apr 2010 12:26AM
Recently heard on Radio 5 Live; "Back in the day" what day? You mean before or years ago or in the past.

Darren, the weather person - "The engineers haven't gotten there yet" it's got there or haven't arrived.

Another - Darren has the weather "Yes I do", no Darren, you have, you're not being proposed to.

Middle management speak; Drill down, do the math, (where's the s?) pushing the envelope, threw a curved ball.

I'll have to stop now, my negative stress levels are rising...

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