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  • Syrette 25 Jun 2012 23:54:01 43,784 posts
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    People who 'LOL' at themselves on the internet.

  • localnotail 26 Jun 2012 00:47:37 23,093 posts
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    How do you feel about people who repeat themselves to ensure their messageboard posts aren't overlooked?

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  • BigOrkWaaagh 26 Jun 2012 14:31:12 2,102 posts
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    I hate it lol

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  • AceGrace 26 Jun 2012 15:47:02 1,207 posts
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    Anyone who says "done" when they should say "did".

    I am looking at you Alan Shearer etc..

    The boy done good.

    They done really well.

    /explodes
  • BigOrkWaaagh 26 Jun 2012 15:51:24 2,102 posts
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    @AceGrace Even if they said "did" instead of "done", the first sentence is still an affront.

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  • X201 26 Jun 2012 15:53:14 15,587 posts
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    When did 'across' become a verb?

    "We're across that story"
  • Syrette 26 Jun 2012 18:21:23 43,784 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    How do you feel about people who repeat themselves to ensure their messageboard posts aren't overlooked?
    Not half as silly as people trying to be clever on the internet with posts like yours, yet not bothering to check the (identical) post-times and quickly realising the poster in question had merely fallen prey to the ol' double post again.

    ;)

  • localnotail 26 Jun 2012 21:56:41 23,093 posts
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    I was only teasing, but I forgot to wink.

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  • mal 7 Jul 2012 01:43:51 22,710 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    When did 'across' become a verb?

    "We're across that story"
    That's not the verb in that sentence. The verb is ''re' or, more commonly 'are' - the first person plural form of 'to be'. Someone cleverer than me will have to tell you what part 'across' plays in that sentence though, and I agree that its semantic use is an affront.

    Tonight, Matthew, I'd like to nominate the word 'inflammable'. Surely it's spelt wrong? It should be 'enflammable' as in possible to enflame. Something that is possible to inflame is merely irritable, not flammable.

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  • RedSparrows 7 Jul 2012 17:48:27 23,329 posts
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    I have no idea what 'across' means in that sentence. Done? Finished? Doing?
  • PhoenixFlames 7 Jul 2012 17:58:43 9,189 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    I have no idea what 'across' means in that sentence. Done? Finished? Doing?
    Covering?

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  • mrpon 7 Jul 2012 18:23:16 29,203 posts
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    Angry?

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

  • RedSparrows 7 Jul 2012 18:28:43 23,329 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    RedSparrows wrote:
    I have no idea what 'across' means in that sentence. Done? Finished? Doing?
    Covering?
    That works better... but is still horrible to my ears.
  • johnson81 7 Jul 2012 18:38:29 383 posts
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    One word that pisses me off is "addicting".

    Everytime i read it, usually on a US website, it really winds me up. "This game is so addicting", i may be wrong but it just seems out of place. Addictive is the word i'd use. The only time i'd use it would be if "John was addicting me to crack". I may be way off but if does my head in.
  • Rajin 7 Jul 2012 19:09:21 632 posts
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    I dislike the excessive use of hyperboles in articles(eurogamer is guilty for this) or even double hyperboles ( a amazing mind blowing ....)

    Edited by Rajin at 19:10:27 07-07-2012
  • RedSparrows 7 Jul 2012 19:30:43 23,329 posts
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    Addicting is a word for idiots.
  • Moshbag 7 Jul 2012 19:43:26 106 posts
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    'For free': sadly this ship has sailed as the phrase is ubiquitous now. It still annoys me though, something is either 'free' or 'for nothing', there's no such thing as 'for free'.

    Another very common but incorrect phrase, which frequents BBC news far too often, is 'report back'.

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  • El_MUERkO 7 Jul 2012 19:53:54 17,077 posts
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    'at the end of the day'
  • mcmothercruncher 7 Jul 2012 20:42:42 7,238 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    RedSparrows wrote:
    I have no idea what 'across' means in that sentence. Done? Finished? Doing?
    Covering?
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  • Agent_Llama 7 Jul 2012 20:54:13 3,364 posts
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    mal wrote:
    X201 wrote:
    When did 'across' become a verb?

    "We're across that story"
    That's not the verb in that sentence. The verb is ''re' or, more commonly 'are' - the first person plural form of 'to be'. Someone cleverer than me will have to tell you what part 'across' plays in that sentence though, and I agree that its semantic use is an affront.

    Tonight, Matthew, I'd like to nominate the word 'inflammable'. Surely it's spelt wrong? It should be 'enflammable' as in possible to enflame. Something that is possible to inflame is merely irritable, not flammable.
    'Across' is the preposition. Tells you where 'are' happened in relation to 'story'. Sounds like an awful sentence though.

    Don't even get me started on 'addicting'.

    Edited by Agent_Llama at 20:54:41 07-07-2012

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  • ModishNouns 31 Jan 2013 13:45:10 4,656 posts
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    "Send me an invite".

    No. I won't even send you an invitation which is the noun you were looking for. Cunt.
  • imamazed 31 Jan 2013 14:46:41 5,797 posts
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    "obviously" gets my goat.

    It everything you say is so fucking obvious you don't need to bleddy signpost its simplicity!
  • jellyhead 31 Jan 2013 15:05:43 24,350 posts
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    All of them!
    I could fill this forum with stuff my pedant housemate gets riled by!

    It's awesome how easy he is to wind up. Watching Documentaries are especially good. He's completely unable to comprehend language being used creatively or adjusting explanations to fit the audience. I'm sure he has some form of problem and many, many people have mentioned this too. lol!

    I thought i was bad but seeing how he can't go for more than 45 seconds without commenting and gnashing his teeth i have to say he's cured me. I let a lot more slide by me with a shrug nowadays knowing it's annoying the fuck out of him and my apathy is grating even more.

    Bliss.

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  • Stickman 31 Jan 2013 15:14:04 29,666 posts
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    Yourself/Myself.

    As in, "I was talking to yourself earlier..."

    Just say 'you', you tosser.

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  • nickthegun 31 Jan 2013 15:58:35 60,510 posts
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    The way women speak in texts and on facebooks. It took every ounce of my willpower not to lay into your facebook mate who finishes every sentence with lol x AND NOT A FUCKING FULLSTOP.

    You should buy some cornflakes lol x or you wont have anything for breakfast lol x do you want to go to the pub after work lol x

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  • ZuluHero 31 Jan 2013 16:08:40 4,204 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    "obviously" gets my goat.

    It everything you say is so fucking obvious you don't need to bleddy signpost its simplicity!
    I'm so guilty of this. And "basically" too. Basically this and basically that, obviously.

    I do it when I'm nervous and end up kicking myself afterwards!
  • jellyhead 31 Jan 2013 16:09:33 24,350 posts
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    You could try ending sentences to her with "bol x" :)

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  • MetalDog 31 Jan 2013 16:10:10 23,740 posts
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    I reckon excessive lolling is just insecurity. The textual equivalent of exposing the belly - I'm not harmful lol, please don't hurt me lol.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • heyyo 31 Jan 2013 16:32:35 14,372 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    imamazed wrote:
    "obviously" gets my goat.

    It everything you say is so fucking obvious you don't need to bleddy signpost its simplicity!
    I'm so guilty of this. And "basically" too. Basically this and basically that, obviously.

    I do it when I'm nervous and end up kicking myself afterwards!
    One of my uni lecturers did the basically thing, "basically" ...followed by some mind-bendingly complicated sentence about double line integrals. I reckon she was toying with us.
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