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Postby Zosherooney » July 8th, 2019, 4:48 am

A girlfriend who has recently become a grandparent is leaning towards Nonna - I don't think they have any Italian side to the family, she just prefers it to Grand Mamma.

I don't think I could have ever called my parents by their names.....they were always Mum and Dad, in Dad's later years I sometimes called him 'Tractor' as my Dad had a smallholding and had a tractor, so was Grandad Tractor and the other Grandfather had a newspaper business and was Grandad Papers.
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Postby Herbidacious » July 8th, 2019, 7:58 am

It would be just weong to call my mother by her first name. It sounds odd when my husband does!
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Postby cyprusmoira » July 8th, 2019, 8:51 am

A British friend here has step grandchildren, they live on the island with their parents. Blood grandmother is Granny, E is Yia-yia, Cypriot for Granny
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Postby suffolk » July 8th, 2019, 11:09 am

I have two step grandchildren ... when they speak to me they use my name ( they’re both young adults now) but when they talk about me I’m referred to as “Spare Gran” :lol:
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Postby Pepper Pig » July 8th, 2019, 2:01 pm

Zosherooney wrote:A girlfriend who has recently become a grandparent is leaning towards Nonna - I don't think they have any Italian side to the family, she just prefers it to Grand Mamma.
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I’m Nonna too. To my new great niece I am Auntie Nonna!!!
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Postby earthmaiden » July 8th, 2019, 9:44 pm

[quote] Have you noticed 'perfect' yet? If not, you will now :lol:.[quote/]

How right I was. I have seen an ad tonight for Surf washing soap with the catchline 'perf with Surf' ..... :rolleyes: :shock:
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Postby StokeySue » July 8th, 2019, 10:09 pm

I fortunately get a form of selective deafness when it comes to ads. :lol:

I have been reminded of an old favourite regular used where the speaker means frequent
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Postby uschi » July 9th, 2019, 6:58 am

aero280 wrote:"Train station" grates with me. Is that an American one that's been adopted by the BBC.

What was wrong with "Railway Station"?

Guilty as charged. I forget and use both terms.
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Postby Herbidacious » July 9th, 2019, 8:36 pm

Train station makes more sense. We don’t call bus stations road stations ;)
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Postby earthmaiden » July 9th, 2019, 8:48 pm

Have you always said 'train station' though Herbi? Did your parents use the term when you were small? As I said in a previous post, I rarely heard it prior to around the time of privatisation which means I had nearly 40 years of 'railway station'. Old habits die hard :lol:.
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Postby suffolk » July 9th, 2019, 8:48 pm

But for me ‘railway station’ makes more sense ... the ‘stations’ are particular places along a railway line :)
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Postby miss mouse » July 9th, 2019, 9:53 pm

Agreed Suffs.

A newsreader referred to a 'Railway Station' this week, can't remember why, it cheered me up though.
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Postby Ratatouille » July 10th, 2019, 9:44 am

Our young made us laugh when they arrived yesterday . When greeted with "hello, lovely to see you. How are you?" They both strted to say "Good but swiftly changed it to fine and very well thanks"
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Postby StokeySue » July 10th, 2019, 10:34 am

I’m with those to whom station unqualified involves rail tracks and trains but others are qualified, bus station, coach station etc. If asked to be specific I’d tend to say railway station or possibly rail station because I’m old enough to remember British Rail /Snail. Wouldn’t even blink if someone else said train station though.

And to add to the complication living in London I’d be most likely to say Overground Station, mainline station or tube station! Not sophistry - I’ve just worked out that’s why I seldom use or hear the others
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Postby PatsyMFagan » July 11th, 2019, 9:14 am

Something that annoys me these days is the change to the phrase 'It was so much fun' to 'it was so fun' … It just doesn't sound right to me, although I am sure it is grammatically correct :? :rolleyes:
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Postby earthmaiden » July 11th, 2019, 9:51 am

The term has been used in the USA for a long time Pat. I agree, it is very hard on the ears indeed!
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Postby Herbidacious » July 29th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Just heard collegaue use the word 'impactful'. Shudders.
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Postby StokeySue » July 29th, 2019, 2:07 pm

That’s bad Herbi

One that’s been annoying me is the peppering of speech with unnecessary prepositions, in particular “swap out” and “change out”
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Postby Gruney » July 29th, 2019, 2:22 pm

Celebrity chefs increasingly referring to items as "these bad boys".
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Postby miss mouse » July 29th, 2019, 2:41 pm

Reduce down...
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Postby StokeySue » July 29th, 2019, 3:14 pm

Return back, reply back...

What worries me is that people clearly don't understand the need for a clear direction in speech, at least swap out is clear I suppose
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Postby miss mouse » July 29th, 2019, 4:23 pm

StokeySue wrote:at least swap out is clear I suppose


It isn't to me. I imagine that one thing is exchanged for another, eg 'I swapped the chairs in the sitting room and it looks better now' or 'I swapped the X I never use for a Y'. What does 'swap out' mean please?
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Postby StokeySue » July 29th, 2019, 5:34 pm

No it's used for substitution, "I changed/swapped out the cream for yogurt to make it less rich"
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Postby Ratatouille » July 29th, 2019, 6:40 pm

When the British young man - 15 - who won the Fortnight game fortune second place and was interviewed on the BBC this morning. WHY? Mr R counted 17 likes in a 30 second itteration. WE think he should have been kept as far away from any sensible media as possible.
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Postby Busybee » July 29th, 2019, 6:45 pm

Ratatouille wrote:When the British young man - 15 - who won the Fortnight game fortune second place and was interviewed on the BBC this morning. WHY? Mr R counted 17 likes in a 30 second itteration. WE think he should have been kept as far away from any sensible media as possible.


I bet there are hundreds of parents very annoyed that this was shown on national news............my DS aged 23? ‘ see mum, you shouldn’t have limited my playing time, I could have won a million!’ Grrrr, and I expect I am not alone ! :lol:

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Postby miss mouse » July 29th, 2019, 6:54 pm

Ah. Thanks for the explanation Stokey. I still don't see the need for 'out' but I am old and dotty.
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