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  • Deleted user 1 September 2010 00:09:04
    Addicting does exist and has been in the OED for decades. No-one ever uses it correctly and it has started to be treated as though it has the same meaning as addictive. It does not.
  • mal 1 Sep 2010 00:11:36 24,196 posts
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    @Razz 'vehicle' should be pronounced 'vee-hickle'. There's an H there for a reason (see M*A*S*H)

    @sharks re surely. I didn't even realise I was making a mistake. Cheers.

    @cozeny And WTF does irregardless mean?
  • Login-Industry 1 Sep 2010 00:11:46 271 posts
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    I'll see your 'Addicting" and raise you a "Standart" and "Serie".

    FUCKING HATE THEM!!
  • FWB 1 Sep 2010 00:14:10 48,557 posts
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    Vehicle doesn't have to have the "h". In fact pronouncing it is less common than not pronouncing it. Both are okay though.
  • mal 1 Sep 2010 00:17:43 24,196 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Vehicle doesn't have to have the "h". In fact pronouncing it is less common than not pronouncing it. Both are okay though.
    Shush now. The 'vee' is the important part anyway, and should be pronounced as long as possible (without sounding silly of course)
  • FWB 1 Sep 2010 00:21:22 48,557 posts
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    You mean /i:/?
  • Login-Industry 1 Sep 2010 00:24:27 271 posts
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    Oh yes, I almost forgot one.

    The word.

    That terrible word.

    That most overused word, which has been bent out of all shape from its original meaning. So bent in fact, it doesn't need a mirror to see up its own arse.

    You know the one I'm talking about.

    Gentlemen, I present to you...

    "Awesome"

    End of argument.
  • Sharks 1 Sep 2010 00:25:07 5,121 posts
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    mal wrote:
    @sharks re surely. I didn't even realise I was making a mistake. Cheers.

    Think of it this way. If you're going to say 'sure' where you might otherwise say 'certainly', you're making a mistake. That's how I keep myself from slipping up. And 'surely' sounds much nicer too.
  • FWB 1 Sep 2010 00:26:45 48,557 posts
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    Login: Yeah, it is pretty awful, but I am guilty of using it. Still with me from my time over there. Still I pronounce it the British way which is a not as bad.
  • Sharks 1 Sep 2010 00:27:16 5,121 posts
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    mal wrote:
    @cozeny And WTF does irregardless mean?

    It means the same thing as regardless, and that's why it's a horrible word. It doesn't make sense. I can sort of understand it, it sounds more emphatic than regardless, but I still couldn't forgive anyone who dares to use it.

    @Login Industry: Couldn't disagree more, I love awesome and I love America for popularising usage of it in everyday speech! Aweeeeeesome!
  • mal 1 Sep 2010 00:38:04 24,196 posts
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    I blame 'inflammable'
  • man-of-steel 1 Sep 2010 01:46:32 21 posts
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    "Glorious" and "stunning" and all other adjectives that SKY use to promote HD
  • Genji 12 Oct 2010 06:18:19 19,682 posts
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    I really hate the word "LARP", actually.
  • Tonka 12 Oct 2010 07:17:10 23,031 posts
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    transparency and transparent in the way they are used lately.
    "We aim to have a completely transparent government" etc.
  • Genji 12 Oct 2010 07:26:38 19,682 posts
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    I'm fairly sure they've been used like that for quite some time, though. And imo it's easy to see what they mean by that, even if it is just a pipe dream.
  • Fab4 12 Oct 2010 07:27:46 6,740 posts
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    I cringe when I hear the word 'clutter'. No idea why.
  • Tonka 12 Oct 2010 08:17:21 23,031 posts
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    Genji wrote:
    I'm fairly sure they've been used like that for quite some time, though. And imo it's easy to see what they mean by that, even if it is just a pipe dream.

    It's more the fact that it has gone from something relevant, transparent government, to just another worn out buzz word.

    "Our transparency is our strength"
    "OK, how much does product X really cost?"
    "Euuhhmmmrr..."

    "Every corporation needs to be fully transparent in today's media landscape!"
    "In what way are Apple transparent? Or Nintendo? Or Google?"
    "AHA! Google have this transparency page! Got you!"
    "How does their search algorithm work?"
    "Eeuuuuhmmm...."

    But I guess any word makes this journey. See eco-system.
    "MS have created their own eco-system with XBOX-live and Zune!"
    "The smart phone slots nicely into the eco-system of the office IT blah blah blah"
  • roz123 12 Oct 2010 08:40:19 7,112 posts
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    work
    coddle
  • Cadence 12 Oct 2010 09:25:56 1,769 posts
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    I work in the civil service. I'm not sure this is something that happens outside the civil service, but almost everyone, without exception, will say "around" instead of the word "about". It fucks me off no end.
  • Marky78 12 Oct 2010 09:50:40 4 posts
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    Gash & clunge
  • Genji 12 Oct 2010 09:52:45 19,682 posts
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    Cadence wrote:
    I work in the civil service. I'm not sure this is something that happens outside the civil service, but almost everyone, without exception, will say "around" instead of the word "about". It fucks me off no end.
    What if they say "around about"?
  • boo 12 Oct 2010 10:03:59 12,163 posts
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    Genji wrote:
    Cadence wrote:
    I work in the civil service. I'm not sure this is something that happens outside the civil service, but almost everyone, without exception, will say "around" instead of the word "about". It fucks me off no end.
    What if they say "around about"?

    Then you kill them under 'Unnecessarily Vague Speech Directive 66782/1b'
  • Cadence 12 Oct 2010 10:28:59 1,769 posts
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    Exactly.
  • King_Edward 12 Oct 2010 10:38:20 11,471 posts
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    Rhinoplasty. Makes me rub my nose.
  • mrpon 12 Oct 2010 10:40:58 30,601 posts
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    My GPS says "round about" for roundabout. Was amusing for a while, then got on my tits. At least I don't live in Milton Keynes.

    [Yes, if I lived there why would I need GPS etc.. blah blah]
  • Saucy 12 Oct 2010 10:46:26 2,671 posts
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    Cadence wrote:
    I work in the civil service. I'm not sure this is something that happens outside the civil service, but almost everyone, without exception, will say "around" instead of the word "about". It fucks me off no end.

    Big time. I have particular hate for the phrase, "we need to have conversations around....", seems to come up in every bloody meeting I go to.
  • heyyo 12 Oct 2010 10:47:17 14,364 posts
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    Penis
  • localnotail 12 Oct 2010 10:53:15 23,084 posts
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    I hate the phrase "The Big Society". Aside from the fact that it grates to see the tories reanimating a corpse killed by their beloved Führer, it pains me to have to rewrite all my work's funding bids in light of it.

    mrpon wrote:
    My GPS says "round about" for roundabout. Was amusing for a while, then got on my tits. At least I don't live in Milton Keynes.

    [Yes, if I lived there why would I need GPS etc.. blah blah]

    I don't like TomTom, it lies to me about wildlife. Keeps going on about a bear on the left or right, but I never see them :(
  • Doomspoon 12 Oct 2010 10:57:14 2,557 posts
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    Local, did you hear the Eddie Izzard voice package for TomTom? "Bear left, monkey right".
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