Words that annoy you…
Afgan, as a place, military folk talk of tours of duty in Afgan. The country is Afganistan.
I think if you’ve done a tour of the place, you can call it “Brian” if you like.
Any word that loses its ‘g’ ending to be replaced with a k.
My dad calls a glass receptacle a “bokkle”. And yet inexplicably he still lives.
As used in every third Android Store review. HULK SMASH.Posted 4 years agokayak23Subscriber
Bez – Member
“Colourway. Price point.”
A synonym for “colour scheme” actually winds you up?
Yes. Make it stop.
And a concise way of saying “approximate price range which is differentiable and identifiable within an economic market”? You wouldn’t get more annoyed by that phrase?
No. The first one.Posted 4 years agoshortcutSubscriber
Literally – it is usually pointless and adds nothing to a sentence aside for to say you want to exaggerate something boring.
Best Practice – it doesn’t exist. Good practice is the best you can really hope for.
Lol – especially when spoken – laugh if its funny, don’t say lol it makes you look me an idiot. It’s no better I. Text to be honest.Posted 4 years agoddaySubscriber
Ok, not a word per say, but:
Hunting Elephants (relating to American sales speak – easy deals)
Low hanging fruit – as above.
Oh, and myself. There is never a right time to use this word. Myself is just a no.
Any sentence that starts with “You know..” No. In fact I don’t know.
My real hate is reserved for “Me and John went for a ride”
That’s “John and I went for a ride”
The rules are easy:
1. Never put yourself first.
2. If in doubt, remove 2nd or 3rd party, and test the sentence:
“Me went for a ride” No! “I went for a ride” Yes!
Simples!Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
For me its ‘brought’ instead of ‘bought’, ‘expresso’ instead of ‘espresso’ and ‘gotten’. But what really annoys me is Eastenders grammar such as “I ain’t got none”, which is a double negative and actually means you have some, so not just bad grammar but actually wrong.Posted 4 years agorhyswilliams3Member
Random – but only when used by teenagers which want to describe something that is out of the ordinary. Used in good context it is fine.
Reem – need i explain?
Amazeballs – I don’t understand how this ever caught on…
Loam – no reason, just gets on my tits
Plush – I couldn’t describe this feeling if i tried as i don’t know what it is, but it really **** annoys me
And one that seems to be a trend with young girls who fancy themselves ..Posted 4 years ago
Prinsor Prinnies (presumably short for princesses) – that one really makes my piss boil
Vast majority meaning I haven’t done any research and I’ve no idea what the actual figure is but I need it to be a big one or my argument falls flat on its facePosted 4 years ago
Clearly when spoken by a politician. Actually any word when spoken by a politician. As serial violators of language, politicians should only be allowed to communicate using glove puppets. (Maybe this protocol is already in force—how else to explain what Nick Clegg is for?)CountZeroMember
RichieBoy – Member
‘vexes’ is a great word!
I love ‘vexed’, when used to describe someone who’s practically incandescent with rage. That little bit of understatement always makes me smile. 😀
Prinsor Prinnies ❓Posted 4 years ago
Never heard the term. Not down wit da yoof, though, me. 😉BezSubscriber
“Oh, and myself. There is never a right time to use this word. Myself is just a no.“
Er, yes there is: it’s for when you’re both the object and subject of a transitive verb. For example, “I made myself look stupid”, or “I tried to blow myself”.
““my bad” always makes me want to ask what the utterer is talking about, on account of it being an incomplete sentence.“
Leaving aside the precise definition of a sentence for a moment, a noun phrase is a perfectly valid statement if there’s an implied verb (the explicit use of which would make it a sentence by anyone’s definition). You’d be ok with someone saying simply “my fault”, implying “that’s my fault”, right? So “my bad” is fine, given that “bad” has been nounified to become a synonym for “fault” or “mistake”. If you refuse to accept that “bad” has been nounified (or that “noun” has been verbified into “nounify”, and that “verb” has also been verbified into “verbify”) then fine, but you’re basically objecting to the mechanism by which we arrived at the rich language we have today and if you want a durable moral high ground you should really go about simply grunting and pointing at things.
“Or, as someone at school used to say ‘can I lend your pencil?’ No, lend out your own pencil. He also used to say ‘borrow us your pencil’ so he got it doubly incorrect.“
There are a number of vernaculars that show this sort of inversion, though. A common example is “that’ll learn yer” where “learn” means “teach”. Is it wrong or just different? It makes perfect sense to people who speak in that vernacular so it’s really just different; same goes for “ain’t got no somethingorother”, words get inverted in specific contexts.
Fascinating fun, innit? 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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