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  • Words and phrases that Incur a lifetime ban
  • kayak23
    Full Member

    Unfortunately, despite my hatred of ‘can I get’ I’ve accepted that language changes.

    It does change, but not when it doesn’t make any sense. If it makes no sense than we should push back against it!
    The person you are asking is literally paid to get things for you. At no point will you be getting the thing yourself.

    See also, ‘I could care less’ for so called evolution of language that literally does not make sense unless you have the excuse of not knowing how to speak.

    Oh yeah, ‘literally’ when not literal…. 😂

    Poopscoop
    Full Member

    No, no I won’t, that sounds boring and frankly against my entire life philosophy.

    Unless you drink poison everyday or cross the road with your eyes closed, you are probably staying safe a lot more than your philosophy says you are.😉

    vintagewino
    Free Member

    also when people say ‘6am in the morning’ when ‘6am’ is perfectly sufficient!

    northernsoul
    Full Member

    ‘Journey’ for anything that does not involve a physical displacement (or the band 🙂).

    Pronouncing etc “ickcetera”

    In a similar vein, pronouncing espresso “eckspresso”.

    vxaero
    Full Member

    I’ve pushed back but while it plays out we’ll socialise our response with other clients.

    northernsoul
    Full Member

    Shaun

    You’re being a bit sheepish there – can you elaborate?

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    In a similar vein, pronouncing espresso “eckspresso”.

    Or sickth.

    chestercopperpot
    Free Member

    about to pull the trigger on

    And rock up. I know it’s tongue in cheek but it’s so shit.

    schmiken
    Full Member

    I absolutely hate the word colorway. It’s a colour scheme.

    oceanskipper
    Full Member

    Nearly forgot,

    Snowflake and Woke.

    I actually don’t even know what they mean and I don’t want to either – I’m never going to use them in conver… Oh crap, now look what this thread has made me do.

    howsyourdad1
    Free Member

    A lifetime ban from the moaning old bastards on gravel bikes club?  Stoked from the get go!

    WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    Are you bored enough?

    Cougar
    Full Member

    You lot need to join this Facebook group.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/178512478935475

    sillyoldman
    Full Member

    @howsyourdad1 Charming. Hadn’t realised we’d met?

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Snowflake and Woke.

    I actually don’t even know what they mean

    See, I really like those. It’s a handy shibboleth that you are in fact talking to a ****.

    See also, “triggered,” with a Brucie Bonus if it’s accompanied by the photo of that little girl who must just love that she’s become a meme beloved of bigoted morons.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    I love animals. But people talking about their ‘fur babies’ or trying to rehome pets looking for their ‘forever home’ just makes me boak.

    RamseyNeil
    Free Member

    Starting a sentence with so
    Hence why
    Cockpit
    Colourway
    Gotten
    People giving human names to their bike or car or any other inanimate object

    Onzadog
    Free Member

    Smash the like button.
    It’s on a screen. I do not have the ability to vary the force I might activate it with. Even if I could, why does it need to be smashed?

    salad_dodger
    Full Member

    Swap out

    Also, any of the regular STW clique who post on the SKS thread.

    seadog101
    Full Member

    Synergise the way forward.

    ransos
    Free Member

    gotten

    What possible reason could there be for objecting to this word?

    Chest_Rockwell
    Free Member

    North of (when referring to money etc.)

    ernielynch
    Full Member

    What’s wrong with ‘gotten’?

    It’s not British, that’s what is wrong with it.

    The past tense of get is got.

    And yes, can I get is not the same as can I have, in the United Kingdom.

    BillMC
    Full Member

    To be honest (liar!)
    If that makes sense (no, use the words that do make sense)
    So much of the language has been dumbed down by Neighbours, Home and Away and Friends and yet these numbskulls think they’re being cool. If we had to source insightful, funny and beautifully obscene language I’d recommend Chaucer, Rabelais, Shakespeare and Joyce. Wot ho!

    shermer75
    Free Member

    ‘Performed faultlessly’
    ‘Capable’

    oceanskipper
    Full Member

    See, I really like those. It’s a handy shibboleth that you are in fact talking to a ****.

    You make a valid point there👍. I still hate the use of them though, even if they are a useful bellend identifier.

    creakingdoor
    Free Member

    Redoubling
    As in “we’re going to redouble our efforts to…(insert impossible target here).
    Hard yards. I remember when Francois Pienaar uttered the phrase in (I think) 1995 and suddenly every man and his dog was saying it. Never heard it prior to then, now it seems to be in every sports commentators phrasebook.
    Aks instead of ask.
    So basically…
    Yeah, used as every third word in a sentence (by every 15 year old)
    Innit, see also Ennit.
    Get me.
    Blud.
    Fam.
    Cuz.
    Staaaaaaaaandard.
    Oh my days (particular hate that one).

    mogrim
    Full Member

    It does change, but not when it doesn’t make any sense. If it makes no sense than we should push back against it!

    I bet you’re still pushing back at the non-geometrical use of “square” to describe people that aren’t “cool”, right grandad? And what does bodily temperature have to do with anything, anyway?

    🙂

    creakingdoor
    Free Member

    Forgot “medalled”
    And aluminum (said as aLOOOminum). Although I begrudgingly concede that the American spelling is actually the correct one. Apparently.

    blokeuptheroad
    Full Member

    It’s not British, that’s what is wrong with it.

    The past tense of get is got.

    Maybe not

    “Gotten has been in use since the 4th century in Britain and was used by Shakespeare. In Richard III he writes:

    With much ado at length have gotten leave,
    To look upon my sometimes royal master’s face.

    When America was colonized, speakers of English‏‎ in both the old country and the new country all used gotten. However, over time in Britain the original past participle faded away and was simply replaced by got”.

    In this case, as in may others, words we perceive to be Americanisms are actually Old English or Elizabethan etc, which have remained in use in the US but fallen out of favour here.  Fall for Autumn is another.  Bill Bryson’s ‘Mother Tongue’ goes into this a lot.  Many ‘American’ words, phrases and spellings are British English in origin. Maybe they speak better English than we do? I can hear heads exploding all over STW land as I type that!

    ransos
    Free Member

    It’s not British, that’s what is wrong with it.

    Completely wrong.

    sc-xc
    Full Member

    Two choices, when you really mean two options.

    oceanskipper
    Full Member

    Not sure this really counts as it’s neither a word nor a phrase but I do hate the upward inflection at the end of a sentence used by some people when attempting to explain anything.

    gowerboy
    Full Member

    I have a colleague who says he’d like to “circle the wagons” when he wants to meet to discuss a problem. And he likes to get his “arms around the issue”

    Many of the colleagues also like a “deep dive” and “granularity in the data” and they always want a response by “close of play” or even “COP”

    oceanskipper
    Full Member

    close of play

    Oh yes I hate that. It’s not “play” its bloody work. “Close of business” would be just about acceptable but close of play is objectionable.

    bullandbladder
    Free Member

    “Of” instead of “have”
    As in “shouldn’t of said it like that”

    ernielynch
    Full Member

    However, over time in Britain the original past participle faded away and was simply replaced by got”.

    Exactly my point. It’s not British.

    Btw I would find anyone talking in Elizabethan English quite annoying, whatever the entertainment value of Shakespeare.

    bullandbladder
    Free Member

    Also the word “Granularity”,
    Ok in science, not ok in business – project managers, I’m looking at you.

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    Deep dive can get in the sea.

    And I’m never joining another organisation that has an onboarding process. I should have followed my gut instinct and run in the opposite direction.

    redthunder
    Free Member

    Level Up!

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