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David Hayward.28/02/2018 22:10:56
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Can't believe no one has brought up the excessive use of the word 'like' which many people, dare I say particularly the younger generation appear to adore squeezing as many as possible into a sentence; and of course that wonderful expression 'I'm like' also used to excess (once is too much).

It's like they can't string a sentence together properly anymore and I'm like, whats that all about; there was a time when we were taught like English at school but now it's like that does not happen anymore and I'm like, rather concerned.

cymaz28/02/2018 22:15:35
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So, that’s awful devil

Gary Manuel28/02/2018 22:44:04
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Posted by Stuart Coyle on 28/02/2018 17:28:36:

Knock! Knock! Whom is there??? When did the verb "to be" start taking an object?

Indeed!

"Who's there?" will do for me.

ChrisB28/02/2018 23:10:58
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Like OMG lol

onetenor28/02/2018 23:38:16
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Knock knock WHO is there , However the use of like in this way isn't new. It was prevalent when I was a lad and I'm 75 in a few days. The other were the use of thingy instead of thing. and y'know Like The like as used in that instance can be applied to both of them. There are probably other examples but can't think of more just now.

Cheers John

Martin Harris01/03/2018 01:22:52
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Like was usually a suffix, like. Know what I mean, you know?

Phil 901/03/2018 02:09:15
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Trying t​o over emphasise thing by using super instead of very.

Glyn4401/03/2018 07:24:22
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The one I really dislike is

” At this moment in time “

Now, or at the moment will do for me me.

Phil 901/03/2018 09:25:17
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Cool!

The Wright Stuff01/03/2018 09:34:27
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Posted by Phil 9 on 01/03/2018 02:09:15:

Trying t​o over emphasise thing by using super instead of very.

Yup. Formula One tyres really ought to be:

Very, very, very soft.

Very very soft.

Very soft.

Soft.

Medium.

Hard.

Very hard.

Levanter01/03/2018 09:44:37
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Trouble is:

​Veryyacht and Verycar simply don't cut the mustard!

TJ Alexander01/03/2018 09:54:13
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Don't be so verycilious!

Geoff Peacock01/03/2018 13:35:47
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Posted by TJ Alexander on 01/03/2018 09:54:13:

Don't be so verycilious!

Shouldn't that be 'really really' verycilious!

Keith Lomax01/03/2018 20:13:37
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How about people who utilise (or utilize) four extra letters when they mean "use"?

There are two sorts of people that I can't stand, those who are intolerant of other nationalities, and Americans.

I sometimes confuse Aussies and Kiwis ..... by using long words.

Phil 901/03/2018 20:18:25
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There ​are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those that don't.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator01/03/2018 20:48:13
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Posted by Phil 9 on 01/03/2018 20:18:25:

There ​are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those that don't.

Is there an echo in here?

BEB

Martin Harris02/03/2018 11:03:32
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An @ sign prefixing names - I believe it's a convention on Twitter but I don't tweet or twitter (I might witter on a bit) and I don't understand what it adds to a reply on a forum or other means of communication.

Former Member02/03/2018 20:52:04
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Dave Hopkin02/03/2018 20:57:09
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So if you want to see a grown man reduced to a so totally a seething rage by the misuse of English...

 

When my 20 year old daughter shrugs and says "whatever" in THAT tone of voice

 

#fumingoldfart

Edited By Dave Hopkin on 02/03/2018 20:57:26

Dave Bran02/03/2018 21:33:18
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Posted by Dave Hopkin on 02/03/2018 20:57:09:

So if you want to see a grown man reduced to a so totally a seething rage by the misuse of English...

MIsuse of English? Whatever...............................

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