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Postby TeresaFoodie » June 25th, 2019, 5:29 pm

'Obviously...'

Well what are you telling me for then?
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Re: My pet hate 'word' - LIKE

Postby StokeySue » June 25th, 2019, 6:41 pm

Just been reminded of one that really annoys me

Using “the best” and “the worst” without any specification

For example “Dogs are the best!” No further information required apparently. Best breakfast?
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Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » June 25th, 2019, 7:26 pm

Hate the over use of ‘like’! And ‘gifted’ as has been mentioned.

Loads of other words which bizarrely annoy me for no sensible reason... frock, butty, brew, blouse, holibobs, hun... I could go on :D
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Postby aero280 » June 25th, 2019, 10:47 pm

I was in a coffee shop at a motorway services. The choice of coffee included "regular". I asked if they did a "costive" size, but the server wasn't with me on that and just looked blank...
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Postby Rainbow » June 25th, 2019, 11:50 pm

karadekoolaid wrote:My current favourite words to hate are " gobsmacked" ( such an ugly word!) and " going forward" , as in " I think the team, going forward, will have to tighten up its defence". What on earth is wrong with " in the future"???

Agree with both of those, KK - gobsmacked sounds really ugly. Also agree with a lot of the previous ones, but I admit I sometimes/often start sentences with 'so' :oops:

I have heard 'perfect' recently - one woman on the phone said it after each piece of information I gave her, such as my address!! Well, glad I got that right ;)

How about 'too easy' ? My son says it a lot and so do other younger people over here. I always want to say 'yes, it is, isn't it?' especially when he says it after 'borrowing' some money!! (He hasn't done that for ages as he now has a permanent full-time job, which is great :D )
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Postby Gruney » June 26th, 2019, 6:09 am

aero280 wrote:I was in a coffee shop at a motorway services. The choice of coffee included "regular". I asked if they did a "costive" size, but the server wasn't with me on that and just looked blank...


Excellent! :lol:
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Postby WWordsworth » June 26th, 2019, 7:05 am

It's not a word but I also really really dislike American-style whooping.
Especially when the person doing it is next to me.
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Postby jrc » June 26th, 2019, 7:06 am

I have to be aware my son has a slight Australian drawl. He does use the “Can I get .......” if we are in a restaurant etc. It is better than “ I want ....”

I was always taught “Please may I have ......”

What I can’t stand is when people start a sentence beginning with “Basically ....... “ :twisted:
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Postby cyprusmoira » June 26th, 2019, 8:12 am

WWordsworth wrote:t's not a word but I also really really dislike American-style whooping.
Ditto
At the moment I have a thing about the word vibrant being used inappropriately to describe all sorts of things.


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Postby Ratatouille » June 26th, 2019, 8:30 am

Or Iconic - that is another freqently misused word.
I'm with ltc on silly baby words like hoibobs and something that made Mr R serious cross yesterday was someome telling him "I'm sat here waiting" His reply was "By whom?"
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Postby Rocky » June 26th, 2019, 10:36 am

One of my colleagues says ‘you know’ every three words - particularly when nervous. He is really clever so this seems odd.

On the flip side of this there are some delightful phrases here ‘to walk with’ means to bring - please can everyone walk with the right amount of money to pay for xxx
I’m almost slightly amused by the look on tourists’ faces in supermarkets (no plastic bags) being told in BVI you have to walk with your bags :D
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Postby uschi » June 26th, 2019, 10:41 am

Rocky wrote:I’m almost slightly amused by the look on tourists’ faces in supermarkets (no plastic bags) being told in BVI you have to walk with your bags :D


On a lead???
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Re: My pet hate 'word' - LIKE

Postby Herbidacious » June 26th, 2019, 10:56 am

I use the word 'normal' (a word now maligned) or medium in this context. Also big and small. I refuse to ask for a 'Grande', tall etc. Not that I buy coffee in such places very often.
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Postby karadekoolaid » June 26th, 2019, 11:11 am

The word "regular" is taking over from eg. "the ususal"

It´s American English, Gruney. Burger with regular Coke ( ie, not one of those 3 1/2 lts buckets of fizz :o :o :D :D :D )
A regular serving is no "giant-sized" or a "kid´s portion".
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Postby Prettykiwicrazy » June 26th, 2019, 12:12 pm

I don’t think many of these annoy me at all . Repetitive use of the word like can grate a little , but that’s it really. I do hate it when on Facebook and while messaging , people use the word hun constantly .

My main bugbear is how few people can spell correctly . I hate when people I know, in their fifties , use are instead of our or your instead of you’re. Someone put home word bound on FB the other day .
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Postby Herbidacious » June 26th, 2019, 2:30 pm

Have we mentioned the misuse of 'literally'?

As in "The gold fish was so big. It was literally, like, 10ft long."
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Postby WWordsworth » June 26th, 2019, 3:46 pm

Using should of instead of should have
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Postby Herbidacious » June 26th, 2019, 3:51 pm

I literally just heard someone misuse literally on the street outside..

Should've morphs into should of, I suppose.
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Postby StokeySue » June 26th, 2019, 5:00 pm

Herbidacious wrote:I use the word 'normal' (a word now maligned) or medium in this context. Also big and small. I refuse to ask for a 'Grande', tall etc. Not that I buy coffee in such places very often.

I got screamed at in Chicago airport for requesting a large espresso
The menu said doppio
There were only two sizes, espresso and doppio espresso
I don't think she should have been client facing.
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Postby earthmaiden » June 26th, 2019, 5:14 pm

I found that assistants (hate the word 'servers'!) in USA coffee shops had difficulty understanding 'tall' said in an English accent. In the end I always said it in the American way which sounded a bit odd to me but I didn't have any more trouble.

Getting a bit worried now, I probably use some of the hated words we've mentioned! As for written words, I think predictive text on phones has a lot to answer for. Quite often it will add a greengrocers' apostrophe or change words which I only notice later. It is much harder to read back on a phone.
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Postby Gruney » June 26th, 2019, 9:13 pm

earthmaiden wrote:Getting a bit worried now, I probably use some of the hated words


Me too - as a Northern lad, I instinctively use "butties" and "love".
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Postby aero280 » June 26th, 2019, 11:14 pm

"Mission" seem to have gone out of fashion lately, but "journey" still exists in the wild...
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Postby patpoyntz » June 27th, 2019, 10:46 am

I get very irritated by the misuse of ‘you and I’ and ‘you and me’ particularly on tv, when really experienced people get it wrong...I shout at them!
And like many others, I find that the ‘SO’ at the beginning of each answer, particularly in a lengthy tv interview, becomes very tedious.
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Postby earthmaiden » June 27th, 2019, 11:07 am

Gruney wrote:Me too - as a Northern lad, I instinctively use "butties" and "love".

I have never minded 'love' or any similar things (darling, dear, ducks etc). They are usually meant in a kind and friendly way and I like being treated in a kind and friendly way.

I have never used the word 'butty' or 'sarnie' though. I don't dislike either (well, I do dislike 'sarnie' a bit) but they are just not part of my vocabulary.

Interesting article (apart from the word 'internalized' but it is from the USA ;) ). https://theweek.com/articles/455277/vs
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Postby karadekoolaid » June 27th, 2019, 12:10 pm

Here´s one redundancy I ´ve just remembered. "Totally" . As in " If it rains , it will totally ruin my day". Or " I totally forgot your birthday".

???????? :terrified:
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Postby Ratatouille » June 27th, 2019, 12:42 pm

The only time butty is apropriate in my vocabulary is when paired with bacon, otherwise it is a sandwich. Or as my late aunt called then "sangwitches"
As a North eastener, love doesn't feature but hinny and pet are used frequently and Mr R's West country granny always called children "My loverrr"whereas in north Northumberlan little girls were/are addressed as "There's a maiden"
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Postby karadekoolaid » June 27th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Have to disagree with you there, Rats. A sausage butty was the catchword in my house :lol: :lol:
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Re: My pet hate 'word' - LIKE

Postby Herbidacious » June 27th, 2019, 1:02 pm

What about chip butties?!

In my mind, a butty is quite substantial. Almost certainly using a bap rather than sliced bread. (A substantial sliced bread sandwich is, of course, a doorstopper.)

I would only tolerate being called 'love' by someone up north, and/or somewhere it's used in equal measure to address both men and women. 'Duck' (singular) is commonly used, along with love, back 'home'.
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Postby Ratatouille » June 27th, 2019, 1:30 pm

I've never had a chip butty - I must have had a sheltered life. I have never been able to stand carbs on carbs. I like chips but I can never manage more than a few.
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Postby earthmaiden » June 27th, 2019, 2:05 pm

I've never had one either. I adore chips and they are such a treat I wouldn't want to adulterate them with bread and butter! If the bread is meant to eke out the chips I will just have fewer chips.

In some seaside towns, a plate of bread and butter is offered with sit down fish and chip meals but I think it depends what part of the country you are in or catering for.
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Postby Busybee » June 27th, 2019, 2:43 pm

Definitely offered bread and butter when eating fish and chips in Yorkshire.........I always decline as I find I have trouble polishing off a full portion without the extras, although I always have room for Yorkshire caviar AKA mushy peas :hungry:

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Postby Herbidacious » June 27th, 2019, 3:02 pm

I don't know whether I have or not. Certainly not in the last 30 years. I eat chips about twice a year. But it is a 'thing' whether you eat it or not. A chip sandwich just doesn't sound right.
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Postby suffolk » June 27th, 2019, 3:05 pm

A plate of sliced Mother’s Pride and Stork margarine always accompanied fish and chips in the ‘sit down’ chippy near the bus station in the Old Cattle Market in Ipswich back in the Sixties. Thank Dog British cuisine has improved since then :rolleyes: :lol:
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Postby WWordsworth » June 27th, 2019, 4:28 pm

I like dogs better than religion as well Suffs ;)
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Postby karadekoolaid » June 29th, 2019, 2:39 am

Yes, Herbie! A chip buttie! Nothing like it !!

( Another family favourite!)
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Postby uschi » June 29th, 2019, 5:58 am

Pommes (Fritz) und Butterbrot???? Igittigittt!!!!! :sprout:
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Mind you, with all the Döner pitas we see these days I saw a "chips in pita" a few years ago ... :spank:

Give me Pommes mit Mayo any day. :fnc:
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Postby Herbidacious » June 29th, 2019, 8:36 am

oh I do miss Germany... I wonder how long before I can persuade husband to go back. Maybe a weekend on my own somewhere next year

Here's another one that I find myself doing :shock:
'Try and' rather than 'try to'. I also often say "I guess" Which is, I guess, ok. I think both leftovers from writing a lot of dodgy American genre fiction for fun years back.

I wonder if we should have a 'favourite words' thread to counterbalance this one... All the best words begin with p...
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Postby TeresaFoodie » June 29th, 2019, 8:45 am

I have plenty for a favourite words thread, great idea. :grin:
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Postby uschi » June 29th, 2019, 9:12 am

One of my favourite words came to me while sleeping :shock: . "Ensnugglement" :aww: ... no need to look it up, it does not exist, but it sounds lovely and intrigueing ... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Seatallan » June 29th, 2019, 11:17 am

WWordsworth wrote:Using should of instead of should have


Oh goodness yes! One of my ultimate pet hates.
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Postby aero280 » June 29th, 2019, 12:21 pm

A chip butty really only works with salad cream! :D

But a crisp butty can be wonderful with the right flavour crisps. Roast beef (or the old Oxo) ones do it for me! :)
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Postby Ratatouille » June 29th, 2019, 12:23 pm

Slightly less bad than should of :lol:
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Postby Gruney » June 30th, 2019, 6:16 am

When grown men say "yummy".
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Postby Prettykiwicrazy » June 30th, 2019, 8:20 am

I have an old school friend on FB who writes every word starting with a capital letter. I have no idea why , as not only is it incorrect, but must take so much longer to type
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Postby TeresaFoodie » June 30th, 2019, 10:36 am

I tried to post this last night....

Chips in bread is a chip butty. Crisps in bread is a crisp sandwich, never butty. It does have to be squashed firmly before eating so that the crisps are crushed into the butter. Crisp flavour for me can be any!
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Postby suffolk » June 30th, 2019, 11:29 am

Gruney wrote:When grown men say "yummy".


When grown men say Yummity yum yum about my cooking I find that quite acceptable :chops: :chef: :lol:
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Postby Pepper Pig » June 30th, 2019, 3:11 pm

Every time I hear the phrase “Builds up to a Crescendo” I shudder. Please go back to your dictionaries chaps.
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Postby StokeySue » June 30th, 2019, 3:38 pm

Small niggle but you can’t grind anything in a pestle and mortar

You can grind something in a mortar <full stop
If you want to be detailed you can grind in a mortar with a pestle
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Postby Ratatouille » July 1st, 2019, 9:03 am

I was reminded of another minor irritant yesterday when someone spoke about a small little something. I've never seen a sall big anything have you?
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Postby Herbidacious » July 1st, 2019, 9:10 am

Misusing 'enervated' is infamous, and almost amusing, but not that many people use the word anyway.

I am wondering if the meaning of 'bamboozled' has shifted. I keep hearing young people using it to mean confused. As in "I am bamboozled by quantum physics'. I always thought it meant essentially when someone (an agent) has pulled a fast one over you, possibly by confusing you. Something that's done to you, at least, rather than a state you find yourself in when trying to get to grips with something.

Anyway it bugs me :)
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