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  • heyyo 12 Oct 2010 11:00:04 14,374 posts
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    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]

    On my old no-name GPS (maybe RAC) it used to shout "at this roundabout turn straight"
  • figgis 12 Oct 2010 11:01:00 7,383 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    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.

    Big Society = Do it for free.
  • localnotail 12 Oct 2010 11:01:14 23,093 posts
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    Doomspoon wrote:
    Local, did you hear the Eddie Izzard voice package for TomTom? "Bear left, monkey right".

    Ha no, excellent :D

    I've never owned a TomTom, I'm fine with maps and my internal compass.

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  • Doomspoon 12 Oct 2010 11:04:10 2,417 posts
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    I was a passenger in a full car going from Surrey to South Shields, with the Eddie Izzard voice going. I think it was just running for general amusement more than anything.
  • localnotail 12 Oct 2010 11:04:19 23,093 posts
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    figgis wrote:
    localnotail wrote:
    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.

    Big Society = Do it for free.

    Through our valuable work we can empower local communities to take ownership of a wide range of vital social responsibilities and enable full membership of The Big Society.

    Excuse me, I just threw up a bit in my mouth.

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  • mal 12 Oct 2010 11:32:47 22,341 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 indicate on approach, and indicate before you turn off.

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  • mrpon 12 Oct 2010 11:36:35 28,487 posts
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    I was in Bath earlier this year and the GPS amusingly announced "Go straight on Gay Street".

    I laughed.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • jonsaan 12 Oct 2010 11:43:03 25,326 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    I was in Bath earlier this year and the GPS amusingly announced "Go straight on Gay Street".

    I laughed.

    :D

    FCUTA!

  • localnotail 12 Oct 2010 13:07:25 23,093 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    I was in Bath earlier this year and the GPS amusingly announced "Go straight on Gay Street".

    I laughed.

    :D Bear left. Chicken right.

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  • Cadence 12 Oct 2010 16:01:08 1,680 posts
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    SaucyGeoff 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.

    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.

    Do you work in the same building as me?! I deliberately don't take pens into meetings any more, as I have an uncontrollable urge to stab people in the eye every time they try to butcher the English language.
  • TOOTR 12 Oct 2010 16:05:36 9,498 posts
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    Rocktober.

    Everybody should just calm down a little bit and have a nice cup of tea.

  • sonicyoda 12 Oct 2010 16:23:03 3 posts
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    This whole thread has reminded me of the Monty Python sketch about tinny and woody words. The image of a load of gamers screaming and running away at the word 'tin' is just too good to let go.
  • TechnoHippy 12 Oct 2010 17:03:57 14,698 posts
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    "Super" as in "This is super important".

    There is a special place in hell reserved for these people.

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  • Deleted user 12 October 2010 17:04:35
    I agree Techno.

    Your post is wicked sick.
  • spamdangled 12 Oct 2010 17:18:50 27,271 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    I was in Bath earlier this year and the GPS amusingly announced "Go straight on Gay Street".

    I laughed.

    :D Bear left. Chicken right.

    :-D

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  • spamdangled 12 Oct 2010 17:20:15 27,271 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    transparency and transparent in the way they are used lately.
    "We aim to have a completely transparent government" etc.

    Whenever I hear the Tories say that I just think "well yeah, you will be transparent because you'll have privatised so much you won't have anything left to f*cking govern"

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  • jonsaan 12 Oct 2010 17:22:08 25,326 posts
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    Transparent is just code for so damn confusing you'll stop trying to work it out.

    FCUTA!

  • Syrette 14 Nov 2010 20:37:10 43,108 posts
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    "Naff",

    To be fair the word describes itself perfectly.

  • JBlokeUK 15 Nov 2010 06:38:09 2,309 posts
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    Lady Gaga

    I like it when he's angry.

  • Genji 15 Nov 2010 06:55:35 19,691 posts
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    "no"
  • Genji 15 Nov 2010 06:56:03 19,691 posts
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    TOOTR wrote:
    Rocktober.
    How about Movember?
  • coda 15 Nov 2010 07:01:36 1,868 posts
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    It's not really a word but people use it so often that it may aswell be. Yur-know.

    I hate people who say that yur-know between yur-know every yur-know word. >:|
  • sirtacos 15 Nov 2010 07:36:33 7,271 posts
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    "Toleration". Apparently it's a proper word, but it just seems totally unnecessary.
    Like irregardless. Except not retarded.
  • FutureDave 15 Nov 2010 07:58:03 535 posts
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    'yourself' and 'myself'

    I sometimes use them myself. But that would be the correct usage. For all other times, 'you' and 'me' should be used.
  • mal 15 Nov 2010 08:39:23 22,341 posts
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    sirtacos wrote:
    "Toleration". Apparently it's a proper word, but it just seems totally unnecessary.
    Like irregardless. Except not retarded.
    I don't think I've ever heard a sentence using the word 'toleration'... except for this one. Like you say it seems unnecessary - what's wrong with 'tolerance'.

    On the other hand, 'irregardless' is not a proper UK word according to any UK dictionary, and it will remain so providing people remember it's only a word used by silly foreigners.

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  • dr_swin 15 Nov 2010 08:47:22 4,867 posts
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    'moving/going forward' seems to be the latest managementese to be getting on my tits.
  • Zerobob 15 Nov 2010 09:09:08 1,605 posts
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    When southerner (normally from Hackney) purposely and relentlessley use the sound "ff" instead of "th".

    A prime example is the word "fink", or "think" as it is known to most people.

    This appiles to a lot of words however, so essentially I hate all those words in question containing "th" when spoken by a southerner.
  • Scimarad 15 Nov 2010 09:35:14 8,530 posts
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    I know I do the above and do not have the slightest inkling of how one might actually pronounce a 'th' sound - Or at least, I can't manage it no matter how hard I try. When Thor comes out I will be referring to it as "That film with the norse god in it"... ;)
  • mal 15 Nov 2010 20:50:46 22,341 posts
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    You'll be in trouble if it's turns into a franchise and you end up asking to see Thor Four.

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  • ronuds 15 Nov 2010 20:53:16 21,788 posts
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    That's Soufferner to you!
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