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Old 04-28-2018, 07:14 AM
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Not to mention 'fed up of.'

One piece of internet baby talk that's very popular at the moment is 'calling someone out.' People no longer criticise one another - they call someone out. My mind visualises a wild west saloon, and a gunfight outside in the street.
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I agree wholeheartedly with Sam's first point. I'm also becoming increasingly irritated by people answering questions with a superfluous introductory 'so'.

And don't get me started on those who refer to London as The Big Smoke. It's just The Smoke, surely?
Thank god for that. Its not just me. Where has this come from?

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Quiz show host : “does IT stand for Irritating T**t?”

As for The Big Smoke, couldnt agree more. It also pisses me off when TV announcer constantly, endlessly and annoying persist in referring to Coronation Street (which i hate) as The Cobbles!
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I find that irritating too. That and the widespread use of 'super' as the adverb of choice.
Yes thats hateful too Debra.

Also why is the word ‘really’ never used on its own?

Everything is “really, really great.”

Or “really, really funny.”

I wish they’d “really, really piss off.”
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Something i noticed in the series Elementary but i dont know how widespread it is. Ive heard it in other situations.

To ask for help has become ‘reaching out.’

“I reached out to Chicago Police to see if they had.....”
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'Reaching out' sounds like herd talk - all hugs and cuddles - like 'I'm here for you.' Bleat, Watson. Unmitigated bleat.
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Not to mention 'fed up of.'

One piece of internet baby talk that's very popular at the moment is 'calling someone out.' People no longer criticise one another - they call someone out. My mind visualises a wild west saloon, and a gunfight outside in the street.
Not to be confused with 'calling a woman's name out', which is an old expression apparently meaning to impugn her morals. A woman who took that particular liberty with Biddy the Chiver was rewarded by having her head smashed against a wall.
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It also pisses me off when TV announcer constantly, endlessly and annoying persist in referring to Coronation Street (which i hate) as The Cobbles!
I always thought cobbles were rounded stones packed down into cement. What I see in Coronation Street are what I call setts, squared granite pieces laid on top of concrete or mortar feed and then pointed.
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I love cookery progs on the box, but what really pisses me off is the way the camera stays on the face of whoever is doing the cooking, so we are unable to properly see precisely what's happening on the stove! The worst in this respect is Saturday Kitchen. The much-missed Keith Floyd always ordered the cameraman - usually a bloke called Bruce - to focus on the food and not on his face.

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Similarly if there’s a band playing on stage and the camera is swooping around like Douglas Bader in a dogfight! Why cant they just point it, face on, at the band. Who wants to watch the audience?
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Similarly if there’s a band playing on stage and the camera is swooping around like Douglas Bader in a dogfight! Why cant they just point it, face on, at the band. Who wants to watch the audience?
You're right there, HS. Saw hardly anything of Chrissie Hynde when The Pretenders were on stage at last year's Glastonbury.

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