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john stones 112/03/2020 19:54:18
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Anyone else weary of the new phrases coming into use ?

Self isolate, stop at home.

Hermione off Harry Potter went to an event, self partnered ? on her own.

Who comes up with this rubbish ?

Peter Jenkins12/03/2020 20:19:18
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It doesn't stop there John.

Singular verb with plural - there is lots of blokes who...

Split infinitives - To boldly go .... - in American English it seems that every infinitive has to be split and now it's happening here.

There is less people who... = There are fewer people who ...

Me and my friend went .... if you don't have a friend it would read .... Me went .... What's wrong with My friend and I went ....

Oh dear, that's got be going!

SIMON CRAGG12/03/2020 20:27:49
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........and the latest maddening sayings............start every sentence with "So", and add a few "likes" drives me batty.

Don Fry12/03/2020 20:28:56
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Oven ready plan?

Fantastic .......... , name your subject.

We live in an age where our leaders and influencers, believe that is the limit of our intellect. Mind, I can't say with certainty, they are wrong. No attempt at a reasoned argument.

Barren field. Depressing.

J D 812/03/2020 20:29:08
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Today we need to be "more better" not just better.

jrman12/03/2020 20:30:50
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Couldn't agree more Simon.angry 2

McG 696912/03/2020 20:55:01
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... disculpe, pero no entiendo. Soy de Bruselas...

Cheers

Chris

Don Fry12/03/2020 21:10:15
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You are probably happier that way Chris.

Jason-I12/03/2020 21:11:23
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"I didn't do nothing" is the one that gets me most. I usually answer it with "so you did something then", only to be confronted with blank stares.

That and the following phrases from over the pond:

"A whole bunch" - Seemingly a description for anything greater than 1. Other adjectives are available people!

"Lets go ahead and" - A completely unnecessary phrase. Lets go ahead and look at the next annoying phrase...

"Your all set".

So, that's it like. Fantastic.

Peter Miller12/03/2020 21:12:18
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Posted by SIMON CRAGG on 12/03/2020 20:27:49:

........and the latest maddening sayings............start every sentence with "So", and add a few "likes" drives me batty.

Yes, That is so irritating!!

But then years ago I was a technician in a school.

I had a stand up argument with the head of English. I said that the kids couldn't spell and had no idea of grammar or punctuation.

He said it didn't matter so long as they could express themselves.

I pointed out that with their lack of skills they could not express them selves clearly.

All this was accompanied by 3rd year pupils laying round the area making strange noises into tape recorders.

Don't ask me how that helped their language skills.

john stones 112/03/2020 21:18:43
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So, yep that one grinds, and let me be clear on that. wink

Nigel R12/03/2020 21:19:28
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You should try being part of an american owned large company.

Managers aren't managers, they are people leaders...

We all have to socialise our ideas (!) amongst other oxymorons.

I could go on.

john stones 112/03/2020 21:21:55
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Social media put down O.K Boomer, what I'm a Submarine ?

Jason-I12/03/2020 21:23:01
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Posted by Nigel R on 12/03/2020 21:19:28:

You should try being part of an american owned large company.

Managers aren't managers, they are people leaders...

We all have to socialise our ideas (!) amongst other oxymorons.

I could go on.

So long as you give it 110% you'll be good.

Lima Hotel Foxtrot12/03/2020 21:31:50
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Moan, moan, moan.

The English language is a constantly evolving, dynamic tool of communication and expression. Have none of you read Chaucer? Or medieval English? Shakespeare? In form, composition, vocabulary and meaning there are many differences between what was penned and what is now accepted as the norm.

Also, gentlemen, given the focus of discussion in this thread, I suggest some proof-reading before you submit your own poor examples.

Don Fry12/03/2020 21:34:40
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Posted by Jason-I on 12/03/2020 21:23:01:
Posted by Nigel R on 12/03/2020 21:19:28:

You should try being part of an american owned large company.

Managers aren't managers, they are people leaders...

We all have to socialise our ideas (!) amongst other oxymorons.

I could go on.

So long as you give it 110% you'll be good.

In fairness I see your point. The term was, usually , idiot ,in my day.

Jason-I12/03/2020 21:43:59
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Posted by Lima Hotel Foxtrot on 12/03/2020 21:31:50:

Moan, moan, moan.

 

The English language is a constantly evolving, dynamic tool of communication and expression. Have none of you read Chaucer? Or medieval English? Shakespeare? In form, composition, vocabulary and meaning there are many differences between what was penned and what is now accepted as the norm.

 

Also, gentlemen, given the focus of discussion in this thread, I suggest some proof-reading before you submit your own poor examples.

Sooo, lets go ahead and look at this. Ain't not nothin wrong with language evolving, but it's so like not evolving like. It seems to be devolving, like less expressive, with one word or phrase seemingly fitting all. It's like a whole bunch of words have gone missin like. You get me?

Edited By Jason-I on 12/03/2020 21:44:44

john stones 112/03/2020 21:48:51
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Not read Chaucer, nor Shakespeare, read Izaac Waltons The Compleat Angler, tough going.

So what you read ?

Stephen Ericksons my favourite just now. **LINK**

kevin b12/03/2020 21:51:37
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Coo.

This one's stirring up a hornets nest.

Innit ?

With regards to the thread title, I would like to ask of which of the several hundred variations spread across the planet are we referring to ? 

If it is the "Queens English" are we referring her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, or Rue Paul ?

devil 

Edited By kevin b on 12/03/2020 21:57:01

john stones 112/03/2020 21:57:20
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Mum n Dad would be proud of me, I made it to Grammar school. star

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