Annoying phrases that when uttered should kill the speaker Page 38

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  • Zomoniac 8 Mar 2017 06:44:11 9,513 posts
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    Lit. It apparently means amazing (I think). It seems to have sprung up suddenly and now all the young 'uns are saying it.
  • Dougs 8 Mar 2017 07:31:56 84,278 posts
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    cov wrote:
    recently we have had an infection of... and I don't even want to write it...

    disbenefits

    *sob*
    What on earth is wrong with 'cost'?!
  • cov 8 Mar 2017 07:42:21 1,720 posts
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    @Dougs

    Its an abomination :)
  • RobTheBuilder 8 Mar 2017 08:05:30 6,976 posts
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    Disbenefits is utterly irredeemable
  • Deleted user 8 March 2017 08:06:05
    "when is International men's day"

    It's November 19th
  • GoatApocalypse 8 Mar 2017 08:08:45 3,320 posts
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    Starting to think PES is Richard Herring.
  • LittleSparra 8 Mar 2017 10:34:31 7,405 posts
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    cov wrote:
    recently we have had an infection of... and I don't even want to write it...

    disbenefits

    *sob*

    In one document we have: outcome, deliverable, impact, benefit, and goal
    Urghhh
  • ghostgate2001 8 Mar 2017 17:57:36 637 posts
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    cov wrote:
    recently we have had an infection of... and I don't even want to write it...

    disbenefits

    *sob*
    I know the description is over-used, but "disbenefits" is genuinely Orwellian...

    Given, for instance, the word good, there was no need for such a word as bad, since the required meaning was equally well — indeed, better — expressed by ungood. All that was necessary, in any case where two words formed a natural pair of opposites, was to decide which of them to suppress. Dark, for example, could be replaced by unlight, or light by undark, according to preference.

    - George Orwell, "Nineteen Eighty-Four"
    Appendix: THE PRINCIPLES OF NEWSPEAK

    :(
  • DrStrangelove 8 Mar 2017 18:25:29 11,657 posts
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    Just like "disadvantage"
  • b0rk 8 Mar 2017 18:32:08 7,527 posts
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    "problematic"

    Kermode uses this a lot. It's a lazy way of describing something you have a problem with without actually saying what the fucking problem is.
  • shamblemonkee 8 Mar 2017 18:47:53 17,763 posts
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    Zomoniac wrote:
    Lit. It apparently means amazing (I think). It seems to have sprung up suddenly and now all the young 'uns are saying it.
    It's actually pretty old and mostly American I think. But yes.
  • Zomoniac 20 Mar 2017 21:34:38 9,513 posts
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    "Acca". Hideous 'word' that seems to be on every other advert on TV.
  • Juz 20 Mar 2017 23:49:01 3,131 posts
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    "Curate"

    Am I behind the times, cos this seems to be everywhere?

    I should curate a list of shit uses.
  • Mola_Ram 7 Apr 2017 11:33:22 16,902 posts
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    Has anyone noticed people pronouncing "escape" as "ekscape"? One of my housemates (who was originally American) does it on a consistent basis, and it's driving me nuts. THERE'S NO C OR K BEFORE THE S.
  • DukeSilver 7 Apr 2017 11:36:52 2,654 posts
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    Have you axed them why they do it?
  • Mola_Ram 9 Apr 2017 01:48:15 16,902 posts
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    Yes, I just did. I think the police are on their way. :(
  • EMarkM 9 Apr 2017 07:19:14 4,416 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Yes, I just did. I think the police are on their way. :(
    :D
  • BigOrkWaaagh 9 Apr 2017 07:19:57 7,072 posts
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    If hes consistently saying he wants to escape you should probably let him out.
  • DrStrangelove 1 May 2017 00:24:47 11,657 posts
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    "Social medias". Argh
  • hedben2013 1 May 2017 08:37:27 534 posts
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    I'm amazed "Strong and stable leadership" hasn't featured here yet
  • richyroo 1 May 2017 08:40:32 119 posts
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    I'd add "racist" and "xenophobic". These words are falsely thrown about so much nowadays that they are starting to lose their original meaning.

    Edited by richyroo at 08:41:23 01-05-2017
  • funkstar 1 May 2017 09:56:54 3,214 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Has anyone noticed people pronouncing "escape" as "ekscape"? One of my housemates (who was originally American) does it on a consistent basis, and it's driving me nuts. THERE'S NO C OR K BEFORE THE S.
    One of the main guys on Prison Break had this problem, iirc. Was kinda funny when they had to talk about 'ekscaping' all the time :D

    Edited by funkstar at 09:57:11 01-05-2017
  • Nanocrystal 12 May 2017 00:02:59 1,637 posts
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    "Here's a thing"
  • MysteryLamb 12 May 2017 13:28:17 544 posts
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    Brexit pronounced "Bregsit"

    In fact, just 'Brexit' itself.
  • billythekid 1 Jun 2017 11:32:22 12,187 posts
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    "I forgot it at home".
  • AceGrace 1 Jun 2017 14:56:01 3,154 posts
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    People who have shorted the word Penalty to Pen.

    I mean, how hard is it to say Penalty. What's the point in shortening it?

    It fucks me right off. There is one particular forum user who is guilty of it as well as all the low intelligence footballers/commentators/pundits.

    Edited by AceGrace at 14:56:53 01-06-2017
  • drhickman1983 1 Jun 2017 18:38:11 5,118 posts
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    "magic money tree"
  • DasBooter 24 Aug 2017 22:42:33 336 posts
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    Has anyone noticed the cringingly awful use of the word 'Basic' as some kind of insult?

    I can't quite believe I heard it.
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