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Old 04.09.2009, 13:12
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Stupid everyday expressions

Just heard one of these on the radio, an everday expression that people use but which when examined is pretty daft:

"I saw it with my own eyes" - yes really? as opposed to what possibly borrowing someone else's?

Any others out there?
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

When people say, "Wow, that was literally..." followed by something hyperbolic and figurative.
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

When people point to their wrist when asking for time... I mean like you dont point to your crotch when asking for way to toilets?

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Old 04.09.2009, 14:05
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

"Let's touch base"

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Old 04.09.2009, 14:26
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

"To Die For"

Is anything worth that????????????

I HATE that expression..........
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Old 04.09.2009, 14:31
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

IMHO is totally stupid. Sorry all you EFfers that use it but, IMHO it's stupid and a totally superfluous expression.
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Old 04.09.2009, 14:33
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

Or on business TV where the CEO of the company says "going forward" to describe the future.

When is the last time we heard someone talking about "going backward".

I am almost ill every-time I hear this term.
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Old 04.09.2009, 14:35
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

One I frequently hear on American based news shows: "Deja Vu all over again".
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

- When people say, "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too". Fking right! What good is a cake if you can't eat it?

- When people say "it's always the last place you look". Of course it is. Why the heck would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they?

- When people say while watching a film "did you see that?". No tosser, I paid £5 to come to the cinema and stare at the frikkin floor.

- People who ask, "Can I ask you a question?". Didn't really give me a choice there, did you sunshine?

- When something is 'new and improved!'. Which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it.

- When people say, "life is short". What the hell?? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!! What can you do that's longer?

- When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks, "Has the bus come yet?” If the bus came would I be standing here, Knob head?

- People who say things like 'My eyes aren't what they used to be'. So what did they used to be? Ears, football boots?

- When you're eating something and someone asks 'Is that nice?' No it's really revolting - I always eat stuff I hate. You tit.

- People who announce they are going to the toilet. Thanks that's an image I really didn't need. Cheers dude.

- McDonalds staff who pretend they don't understand you unless you insert the 'Mc' before the item you are ordering.....It has to be a Mc Chicken Burger, just a Chicken burger gets blank looks...........Well I'll have a Mc Straw and shove it in your Mc Eyes you Mc Bloody Tosser.

- When you're involved in a accident and someone asks 'are you alright? Yes fine thanks, I'll just pick up my limbs and be off!
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Old 04.09.2009, 14:55
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

50% of your examples are bad Dervaish, but I'm too lazy to go into it.
What I dislike is the frequent and wrong usage of "per se".
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- When people say, "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too". Fking right! What good is a cake if you can't eat it?

- When people say "it's always the last place you look". Of course it is. Why the heck would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they?

- When people say while watching a film "did you see that?". No tosser, I paid £5 to come to the cinema and stare at the frikkin floor.

- People who ask, "Can I ask you a question?". Didn't really give me a choice there, did you sunshine?

- When something is 'new and improved!'. Which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it.

- When people say, "life is short". What the hell?? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!! What can you do that's longer?

- When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks, "Has the bus come yet?” If the bus came would I be standing here, Knob head?

- People who say things like 'My eyes aren't what they used to be'. So what did they used to be? Ears, football boots?

- When you're eating something and someone asks 'Is that nice?' No it's really revolting - I always eat stuff I hate. You tit.

- People who announce they are going to the toilet. Thanks that's an image I really didn't need. Cheers dude.

- McDonalds staff who pretend they don't understand you unless you insert the 'Mc' before the item you are ordering.....It has to be a Mc Chicken Burger, just a Chicken burger gets blank looks...........Well I'll have a Mc Straw and shove it in your Mc Eyes you Mc Bloody Tosser.

- When you're involved in a accident and someone asks 'are you alright? Yes fine thanks, I'll just pick up my limbs and be off!
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Old 04.09.2009, 14:58
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

Thanks for that. Best laugh, I've had for ages. Got this message though
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Dervaish again.
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Old 04.09.2009, 15:03
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Thanks for that. Best laugh, I've had for ages. Got this message though
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Dervaish again.
Always a pleasure.

I think you cant give the Reps more than once to the same person, not atleast in a row.

Its ok.. its the thought that counts, rite
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Old 04.09.2009, 15:08
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Always a pleasure.

I think you cant give the Reps more than once to the same person, not atleast in a row.

Its ok.. its the thought that counts, rite

Actually I'm rather fond of that expression - it's saved me a fortune in birthday, anniversary and christmas presents over the years
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Actually I'm rather fond of that expression - it's saved me a fortune in birthday, anniversary and christmas presents over the years
I know... once this nicelady said to me "I wish I could strangle you" and I said the same thing..

Its the thought that counts, rite
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Old 04.09.2009, 15:11
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- When people say, "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too". Fking right! What good is a cake if you can't eat it?....
etc.
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until you get to.....
- When you're involved in a accident and someone asks 'are you alright? Yes fine thanks, I'll just pick up my limbs and be off!
Most excellent
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- When people say, "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too". Fking right! What good is a cake if you can't eat it?

- When people say "it's always the last place you look". Of course it is. Why the heck would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they?

- When people say while watching a film "did you see that?". No tosser, I paid £5 to come to the cinema and stare at the frikkin floor.

- People who ask, "Can I ask you a question?". Didn't really give me a choice there, did you sunshine?

- When something is 'new and improved!'. Which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it.

- When people say, "life is short". What the hell?? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!! What can you do that's longer?

- When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks, "Has the bus come yet?” If the bus came would I be standing here, Knob head?

- People who say things like 'My eyes aren't what they used to be'. So what did they used to be? Ears, football boots?

- When you're eating something and someone asks 'Is that nice?' No it's really revolting - I always eat stuff I hate. You tit.

- People who announce they are going to the toilet. Thanks that's an image I really didn't need. Cheers dude.

- McDonalds staff who pretend they don't understand you unless you insert the 'Mc' before the item you are ordering.....It has to be a Mc Chicken Burger, just a Chicken burger gets blank looks...........Well I'll have a Mc Straw and shove it in your Mc Eyes you Mc Bloody Tosser.

- When you're involved in a accident and someone asks 'are you alright? Yes fine thanks, I'll just pick up my limbs and be off!

Thanks for this, it really cheered me up, others in the office wondering why I am laughing to myself, but best to let them think i am mad ha, don't think it would be a s funny if I try to translate
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Old 04.09.2009, 15:14
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One I frequently hear on American based news shows: "Deja Vu all over again".
That was made famous by a baseball player by the name of Yogui Bera...misspelled probably...sorry
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- When people say, "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too". Fking right! What good is a cake if you can't eat it?

- When people say "it's always the last place you look". Of course it is. Why the heck would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they?

- When people say while watching a film "did you see that?". No tosser, I paid £5 to come to the cinema and stare at the frikkin floor.

- People who ask, "Can I ask you a question?". Didn't really give me a choice there, did you sunshine?

- When something is 'new and improved!'. Which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it.

- When people say, "life is short". What the hell?? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!! What can you do that's longer?

- When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks, "Has the bus come yet?” If the bus came would I be standing here, Knob head?

- People who say things like 'My eyes aren't what they used to be'. So what did they used to be? Ears, football boots?

- When you're eating something and someone asks 'Is that nice?' No it's really revolting - I always eat stuff I hate. You tit.

- People who announce they are going to the toilet. Thanks that's an image I really didn't need. Cheers dude.

- McDonalds staff who pretend they don't understand you unless you insert the 'Mc' before the item you are ordering.....It has to be a Mc Chicken Burger, just a Chicken burger gets blank looks...........Well I'll have a Mc Straw and shove it in your Mc Eyes you Mc Bloody Tosser.

- When you're involved in a accident and someone asks 'are you alright? Yes fine thanks, I'll just pick up my limbs and be off!
Thanks for the laugh!
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Old 04.09.2009, 15:19
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

Not so much an expression, but when someone says "like" or "right" at the end of a sentence.
Also, people who end every phrase with an upward inflection, as if every bloody thing they say is a question.
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