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littlepieces



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:54 pm    Post subject: This gets to me Reply with quote

When there is a launch of something ie movie musical perfume and its raining or cold 9 out of 10 reports say celebraties "braved the weather"
Its only a small thing but it gets right up my nose.If i now go and stand outside will i be called brave? Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends where you're standing

If you're standing just outside the British Army HQ in Afghanistan then very likely Laughing
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John W



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha ha, littlepieces, things get to me too. Eventually I'll think of all of them and post them here.

Like, whenever there's a boat capsized and helicopters have to go and rescue the survivors, they are always PLUCKED from the sea!

Dunno, it just gets me. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It annoys me when people talk about forgetting their PIN number

Why do they have to repeat themselves? Confused

And what about how often we hear the phrase 'quite unique'

Something is either unique or it isn't and it's incapable of being qualified

It's almost as bad as when we hear people describing something as 'terribly good' Rolling Eyes
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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With me it's mostly the creeping Americanisation of our language, mainly due to commentators in the news and press. A few examples: These days you might get 'Breaking News' when an occurence of great importance has happened. Whatever happened to 'News just in' or 'News Flash' (the latter usually preceded by "We interrupt this programme for an important...")? For me, 'Breaking News', like 'Have a nice day', just doesn't sound right or convincing without a genuine North American accent!

This one I've noticed more in the press rather than TV/Radio and that is 'Rap' when someone has been arrested on suspicion of a (usually serious) crime. That person is facing a Charge. Rap is a sharp blow in the form of punishment (e.g. Rap on your knuckles) Or a modern form of music / dance which personally doesn't appeal much to me.

And when they mention the appalling & calamitous events of 11/9/2001, why can they not write the shortened numerical date that way in this country? Yes, I know that in Canada & USA they write dates a different way round, but in the UK 9/11 is 9th November!!

Please can we have our English English back!!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the use of the American style word 'issue' very annoying when it is used in place of the traditional English word 'problem'

If my car won't start in the morning that to me is a problem not an issue Evil or Very Mad

I also hate the expression 'raised in' when people are talking about where they were brought up - it's just not a proper British way of talking

And why on earth these days do people talk about going to the 'train station' when anyone with even a modicum of intelligence knows they mean 'railway station' - after all nobody going to an airport describes it as a 'plane station' Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Severe Americanisation goes back to the 1920s and the song titles of popular songs. Having made careers singing songs like 'Let Me Dream In Your Arms Again' fine British singers like Stanley Kirkby or Maurice Elwin were compelled to record songs such as:

There Ain't No Maybe In My Baby's Eyes
My Baby Just Cares For Me
I Ain't Never Been Kissed
She Don't Wanna
I Ain't Got Nobody
I Wanna Be Loved By You
Ain't We Got Fun
Baby Watcha Gonna Do Tonight?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When we've watched something we've recorded on our Tivo box, it asks, "Are you done with this recording?" That really grates on me. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, what I said (below) doesn't 'get me'. I LOVE those songs! Razz


John W wrote:
Severe Americanisation goes back to the 1920s and the song titles of popular songs. Having made careers singing songs like 'Let Me Dream In Your Arms Again' fine British singers like Stanley Kirkby or Maurice Elwin were compelled to record songs such as:

There Ain't No Maybe In My Baby's Eyes
My Baby Just Cares For Me
I Ain't Never Been Kissed
She Don't Wanna
I Ain't Got Nobody
I Wanna Be Loved By You
Ain't We Got Fun
Baby Watcha Gonna Do Tonight?

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