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Sada 04.09.2009 17:26

Re: Stupid everyday expressions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jacek (Post 540377)
More often: "I am not in a mood today" :D

I see.

S/he's got this 24/7 thing yunno, to be honest, I'd be lyin' if I didn't tell you its for the best, its a chronic thing yunno I saw it with my own eyes, and its a déjà vu too, tomorrow's another day. LOL LOL. Yes right. I've got a headache. Yo man, I gotta go man.

Dervaish 04.09.2009 17:28

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Once I asked a girl.. What you doing this saturday?
and she said... Im having a headache"

She was a true Seer, she did have a headache that weekend.

Dervaish 04.09.2009 17:29

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Originally Posted by Sada (Post 540383)
I see.

S/he's got this 24/7 thing yunno, to be honest, I'd be lyin' if I didn't tell you its for the best, its a chronic thing yunno I saw it with my own eyes, and its a déjà vu too, tomorrow's another day. LOL LOL. Yes right. I've got a headache. Yo man, I gotta go man.

We need to touch base on that :D:p

Guest 04.09.2009 17:39

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Another pet hate is this new craze for saying "I'm loving...[insert latest fad/newest purchase]" instead of "I love this weather" or "I love my new handbag".

"I am loving your new curtains".

What??

Dervaish 04.09.2009 17:40

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Another pet hate is this new craze for saying "I'm loving...[insert latest fad/newest purchase]" instead of "I love this weather" or "I love my new handbag".

"I am loving your new curtains".

What??
maybe its a new fetish... no? :)

Find the time 04.09.2009 17:45

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I hate it when a politician or the like changes their official position on something - ie they used to support gay marriage and now they are against it - and some media commentator says they have "done a backflip" - no they haven't!! if you do a back flip you end up facing the same way you did before!!

spacelab 04.09.2009 18:03

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"it seems to me .. " always comes across as self-aggrandizing.

Guest 04.09.2009 18:14

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People who order an "expresso" :D

Nasir 04.09.2009 18:14

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Knowing that one or more seats next to a person are free, but asking
"ist der Platz noch frei"

Slaphead 04.09.2009 18:17

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I don't think I'll say anything ever again - at least not in front of you lot ;)

argus 04.09.2009 18:20

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People who order an "expresso" :D
It means they want an extra-quick one.

Ghaladh 04.09.2009 18:22

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I hate when people see you wet for the rain and say: "it's raining, eh?". :confused:

I find pretty annoying when people say "how do you do", during hand-shaking. I know it's a common ritual phrase, but I like more things like "nice to meet you" or "it's a pleasure" or similar. I find that "How do you do" is meaningless and impersonal, in some ways "mechanical".

Louis Wu 04.09.2009 21:34

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Quote:

Originally Posted by argus (Post 540417)
It means they want an extra-quick one.


There's a lot to be said for an extra quick one, I prefer things a little more drawn out though, not quite melange but latté certainly, it's that extra creamy frothy sensation if you know what I mean :D

i-b-deborah 05.09.2009 09:00

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With a friend down under, who was ordering us both a coffee, I almost p1ssed meself apon hearing, "I'll have two cups of chino please."

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People who order an "expresso" :D
And, "I turned around". Is this an Aussie thing? It seems that down there, before anyone does anything they turn around!! As in, "I turned around and said - yous are all a pack of mongrels".....

Oldhand 05.09.2009 09:13

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When in full conversational flow and the other person say's "I'm telling yer, I could have killed him". Like who else are they telling? There's only two of us!

Guest 05.09.2009 09:29

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Originally Posted by i-b-deborah (Post 540718)
And, "I turned around". Is this an Aussie thing? It seems that down there, before anyone does anything they turn around!! As in, "I turned around and said - yous are all a pack of mongrels".....

No, it's also a British thing, too. Expression of choice for a friend of mine who, when relaying the story of some barney she's had with someone....

"I turned round and said..., so she turned round and said..., then I turned round and said...".

Got visions of two people spinning around on the spot while they are arguing. :D

i-b-deborah 05.09.2009 09:30

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Ya do the hokey pokey and you turn around......
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No, it's also a British thing, too. Expression of choice for a friend of mine who, when relaying the story of some barney she's had with someone....

"I turned round and said..., so she turned round and said..., then I turned round and said...".

Got visions of two people spinning around on the spot while they are arguing. :D

argus 05.09.2009 10:59

Re: Stupid everyday expressions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Louis Wu (Post 540536)
There's a lot to be said for an extra quick one, I prefer things a little more drawn out though, not quite melange but latté certainly, it's that extra creamy frothy sensation if you know what I mean :D


I'm not quite sure if you're talking about beverages or sex. Anyway, here in CH, I'm a bit miffed when I ask for a Caffe Macchiato and the waiting staff will say in a condescending manner, "You mean a Latte Macchiato, don't you?" No, I don't. A Caffe Macchiato is coffee 'dirtied' with a bit of milk and a Latte Macchiato is milk 'dirtied' with a bit of coffee. :p

Guest 09.09.2009 10:10

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People seem now to have dropped the word "sea" from their vocabulary and refer to every stretch of salty water as "ocean". Why?

I have heard this more and more over the summer: "We are going to Italy/South of France/Corfu to spend some time at the ocean."

Since when did the Mediterranean Sea (or Ionian Sea in the case of Corfu) get re-classed as an "ocean"? :confused:

Mel07 09.09.2009 10:23

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Since I was a kid I have always hated the expression "to keep your eyes peeled". I always got a mental image of a potato peeler across the eyeball.

I also can't stand when people say 110% or 150% or 1000% (or some other random and mathematically impossible number over 100) when they like something or agree with it. As in "yeah, I agree 110%". Annoying.

Even though they are silly, I am guilty of often saying "at the end of the day" and "to be honest". I was once videotaped giving a presentation and I must have said "basically" at the beginning of a sentence 30 times. It was so annoying to watch (must have been awful for the audience) and I have made a supreme effort not to say it ever since.


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