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    Hence. Particularly when used in the phrase “hence why”.

    aka_Gilo
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    “Leverage”. Hear it about 50 times a day at work.

    Ex boss : “we need to leverage capability from x team”

    Me : “so we need them to help us?”

    Ex boss : “err, yes”.

    FFS.

    yossarian
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    Chapeau
    Muchly
    Methinks
    Nowt (when uttered by southerners)

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    Anything M&S use in an advert.

    I almost forgot – “Ass”, when used to describe the behind. The word is “ARSE”.

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    Out, as in ‘swap out’.

    Off, as in ‘Fry off’.

    Unecessary Americanisms, used exclusively by pretentious morons.

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    Rustic. To me it means it looks crap.

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    ‘prolly’ – no, it’s probably you illiterate/lazy ****.

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    “Quality.”

    Anything that self-proclaims to be, almost invariably isn’t.

    See also, “new” and “original”. I saw a pack of Refreshers sweets on sale last week with “new” emblazoned across the packaging. Do me a quaver, I was eating those in the 70s.

    boblo
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    Artisan is good when used in a French context. Trouble is, those bloody French Artisans are about as reliable as our ‘craftsmen’….

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    ‘prolly’ – no, it’s probably you illiterate/lazy ****.

    “UR” and “B”. Because “your” and “be” are such bloody long, tricksy words.

    boblo
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    One that’s infecting these pages: ‘proper’ as in ‘that was proper dangerous that was’ or some such bolleaux….

    Pembo
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    Agree with the OP about Artisan and Eclectic, along with Organic.

    ski
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    Touch base

    Helicopter view

    Let’s park that idea

    Chillax, Lol’s, sic, or any other text speak I don’t understand 😉

    matt22
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    Kitty, when used for money collection

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    Couscous. Don’t know why.

    bikebouy
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    Artisan, Shirley just a pseudonym for “shonky” 😉

    but eclectic is more than “mixed” it also makes my rather random music collection sound like a deliberate artistic endeavour.

    project
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    ENJOY, when somebody delivers a crap meal,

    Cheers mate, from somebody i have no intention of mating with,

    Loving your work,

    Antidisestablishmentarianism – when used by smug morons who have spent weeks practicising how to say it so they drop it in to conversations whenever they can but cant explain what it means when asked…

    wrecker
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    “Can I get?”
    No you **** can’t!
    It’s “may I have?”
    Didnt your mum teach you any manners?

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    Epic

    Very few things in our life are really epic. Really winds me up.

    GoPro owners: very little of your homegrown footage is epic

    And any words ending in balls. Amazeballs grrrr

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    Couscous. Don’t know why.

    Say it like the old peado in Family Guy, with a slight lisp. It suddenly becomes the best word ever.

    My choice:
    Engage. Used my middle management instead of “talk with”.

    RichieBoy
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    i hate ‘pack’, as in ‘pack of biscuits’.
    Its a packet. Or a box, or a tube.
    Pack is an action not an object. Theres some toothpaste advert on TV calling a tube of the stuff a ‘pack’. Winds me up no end.

    RichieBoy
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    Oh, and ‘legend’. Usually used to describe someone who is anything but.

    chewkw
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    “Better?”

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    26ers- Don’t brand normal size wheels with your stupid buzzwords invented for those silly new ones.
    Loose- when what they mean is ‘lose’. Really grinds my gears that.
    Expresso- just……..arrgghhh!

    But nowt (from the Wirral which is dead north) really bothers me really.

    buzz1024
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    my daughter came out with diaper – it’s a f***** nappy – and I’m going to have the b****y disney channel disconnected in our house as that is where she is getting all the p**s boiling americanisms.
    rant over.

    eskay
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    Can I have a phrase instead of a single word?

    ‘No brainer’.

    Drives me ‘kin insane when I hear people say that.

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    Uni.
    Are you so lazy you can’t say university?

    pymwymis
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    Management speak of all kinds drives me nuts.

    I finally jacked in working for big corporates when at what became the daily middle management bollocking, one of the directors started rattling on about “the delta”.

    After a few blank minutes we realised what was being referredt to was “the difference” (between actual and planned sales) or some such bollocks.

    At that point I burned my CV, binned my excellent education and started work as a self employed handyman until I recovered.

    And I felt better !

    Gary_M
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    Not a real word but anyone using ‘mahoosive’ really bugs me oh and ‘swap out’, you mean “change’ so why not say that. And ‘thrutch’, “thrutching’ used by mountain bike journalists.

    marcus7
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    “critical path” really? no one will die you know… 🙂

    rexated
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    Traumatic. As in “I’ve had a really traumatic day at work”. Really?

    And ‘So’ when used to start thread titles on STW. “So, I was picking my ass….”

    🙂

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    “Ourselves” and “Yourselves”

    As extensively used by cretins trying to sound businesslike on the phone.

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    Based on a recent encounter with an artisan loaf, when used in conjunction with organic, it means contains something that looks horribly like mouse poo 😯

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    Why would words irritate me? People who complain about words and get upset about the wonder of the evolution of language irritate me 🙂

    first on my list is: Artisan – “craftsman” is much more descriptive.
    second on the list is: Eclectic – “mixed” or “varied” will do just fine.
    third on the list is: Moreover – “also” is a fine word.

    What, you’re just hating on synonyms? We’re taking the Communist economy view of language now, and the state issues one word per broad meaning, to be used by all? But what about “mixed” and “varied”? Isn’t one of those an evil redundant artefact of capitalist language? And “craftsman” isn’t more descriptive, it means the same thing as “artisan”; it’s just that the latter has just been absorbed from another language – do you insist on ordering Black Forest Cake or buying a bag of Small Peas?

    “Organic”? How can you get annoyed by “organic”? What’s the alternative there? “Hence”? Really? What is annoying about a word?

    Bah!

    Pack is an action not an object.

    Pack of cards? Backpack? Woolpack? Pack of dogs? Six-pack? Battery pack? Ratpack? Jet pack?

    Lazgoat
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    Mine is …”a couple of three…” To try and say two or three of something.

    And …”whaaa?” It’s whaT. There’s a T on the end.

    … first on my list is: Artisan – “craftsman” is much more descriptive.
    second on the list is: Eclectic – “mixed” or “varied” will do just fine.
    third on the list is: Moreover – “also” is a fine word.

    What words madden you?

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