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  • Zomoniac 8 Mar 2017 06:44:11 9,227 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 81,721 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 1,661 posts
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    @Dougs

    Its an abomination :)
  • RobTheBuilder 8 Mar 2017 08:05:30 6,764 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 2,894 posts
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    Starting to think PES is Richard Herring.
  • LittleSparra 8 Mar 2017 10:34:31 6,042 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 17:57:36 552 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 10,628 posts
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    Just like "disadvantage"
  • b0rk 8 Mar 2017 18:32:08 7,141 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 17,036 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 9,227 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 2,993 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 15,156 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 2,085 posts
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    Have you axed them why they do it?
  • Mola_Ram 9 Apr 2017 01:48:15 15,156 posts
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    Yes, I just did. I think the police are on their way. :(
  • EMarkM 9 Apr 2017 07:19:14 4,354 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 5,821 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 10,628 posts
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    "Social medias". Argh
  • hedben2013 1 May 2017 08:37:27 367 posts
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    I'm amazed "Strong and stable leadership" hasn't featured here yet
  • richyroo 1 May 2017 08:40:32 37 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 3,072 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 1,544 posts
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    "Here's a thing"
  • MysteryLamb 12 May 2017 13:28:17 537 posts
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    Brexit pronounced "Bregsit"

    In fact, just 'Brexit' itself.
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