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I'll start.

 

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6 minutes ago, Toast said:

I'll start.

 

Winningest

Yes.

You are. With that.

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That said.

 

Gotten.

 

Yes, yes, I know if you look it up its roots are old English not new American, but it's fallen into disuse here and it grates like a bastard this side of the pond. I'm not loving it.

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Phlegm. 

 

I have no idea why they have to call mucus something different just because it comes from a different place, but maybe it’s just me... 

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Medalling.

 

Yech.

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Wellness

 

It just sounds wrong.

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Not used here much admittedly** but, 'moist' creeps me right out :unsure:

 

 

 

** cue everyone suddenly using it gratuitously in posts :(

 

Or is is it 'que'?

 

NO IT ISN'T!

 

ETA Pacifically and on route. And Spirited Children.

 

Toastie, this is a great thread, except I could be here all night...

 

 

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1 hour ago, En Passant said:

I'm not loving it.

 :lol:

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Deplaning.  Swearing smiley face emoticon (Angry Emoticons)

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I had to google that. Seriously, what is wrong with people?

 

I fly 10-12  times a year and have never heard it.

 

Easyjet, defenders of plain English! 

 

B.A probably do it though, I've seen the sort of people who come along when their own cushy flights have been cancelled.

 

Apart from all the DL gentlemen travelers, who I am sure aren't loud, braying, LOOK AT ME, I'm SOOOO important, types of course :unsure:

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Call me weird on this one, but I can't stand the word "meal" for some reason.

 

My ears just puke whenever i hear that word :puke:

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Though rarely heard here. Absolutely and Amazing are over used in the media.

Used together it just makes it impossible to take anything seriously.

Every morning within 2 minutes on the radio,some useless cretin will say it.

I tried counting them one day and gave up in about 10 minutes.

Go on try counting yourself it'll drive you mad.

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7 hours ago, Joey Russ said:

Phlegm. 

 

I have no idea why they have to call mucus something different just because it comes from a different place, but maybe it’s just me... 

No phlegm.Then there is no phlegmatic. Which is a wonderful word. 

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3 hours ago, FixedBusiness said:

Call me weird on this one, but I can't stand the word "meal" for some reason.

 

My ears just puke whenever i hear that word :puke:

Yes! I think it's because too many people don't know the difference between lunch and dinner.

 

Can of worms North / South divide etc I was amazed XH2 family would call the midday thing dinner and they really would have gravy on  it and some woman was available to do that. Not just to him but to the elderly inlaws  despite having small pre school children. A roast every day at lunchtime!

 

fuck knows what they had after work. but my XH grandmother would send a plate to husband and his parents every day.

 

And thinking about it it's fucking strange, who want want meat and potatoes and three veg at noon. I know people who work hard outdoors and even they would be 'oh fuck off with it I'll get my own when I'm finished or I'll have real food" no time for lunch fffs.

 

Interesting.

 

But to me it's the same as 'lovely property' no it's  a house or flat.  Infuriating!

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‘Paradigm ‘. At my workplace around ten years ago we recruited a bloke who had a military background ( officer material apparently). Quite quickly he rose through the ranks on the back of spouting bullshit, making brave but ultimately dodgy decisions and an uncanny knack of being able to shift blame. In management meetings one of his favourite words was paradigm and it pissed me off as he as clearly from the ‘fur coat and no knickers’ brigade. Anyway after ten years and rising to position of COO our company finally saw through the bollocks sufficiently to fuck him off. I will always associate this word with this disingenuous individual.

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Outsourcing. (Means you are going to lose your job! :burnash:)

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Fantastic. An adjective for this thread, and also an adjective I despise. If you're describing something in such an admiring way, you've got so many gorgeous words to choose from. Tremendous is a tremendous word. Sublime? Glorious? Brilliant? Magnificent? Phenomenal? Amazeballs? (alright, maybe not that one) So why would one choose such a vacuous, dumbed-down word as fantastic? 

 

There's not that many words I dislike, though. The English language is fantastic.

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"Scrumptious"

 

Why? 

 

Go away. You are infantile and you remind me of Chitty  Bang Bang. Horribly terrifying, although  pretty normal for those of us of a certain age. And we survived <with PTSD>

 

And anyone who goes on any sort of "journey", emotional , non drinking or spiritual. Go away. Go on the M25 and come back to me. If you want sheer fucking terror , danger, then redemption and peace just drive up one junction.

 

 

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Robots (means you are going to lose your job.)(robotization is occuring in many sectors in Norwegian society, especially in Administrational and Educational institutions:o.) 

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Our New countryman (means that those people already in your country, both native-born and older immigrants, who have low-paying jobs, unskilled jobs, will lose their jobs to the New countyman, and the New countrymen can then be exploited by the rich even more.):rip:

 

.....because, it is often said in Norway, they do jobs no one else wants to do. Meaning low-paid or jobs where the rich want to reduce the power of unions....

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