English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

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English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Postby Graham » 22 Oct 2015, 9:03pm

Contemporary language usage : what a rich source of emotion.

So, apparently, everyone and everything is . . . "on a journey" . . . . . puke ! lazy, hackneyed metaphore !

Every other sentence begins with a completely superfluous "So" . . . like even on Radio 4 - The Archers. ( The writers must be really desperate to fill the time. )

"Like" - the new conjunction - in yoof-speak - for attaching set clauses together : e.g. "It's like really cool like I really want to do that."

Aaaargh . . . It does my head in and leaves me gutted at the end of the day. :wink:

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Postby beardy » 22 Oct 2015, 9:15pm

"Going Forward"
"Passionate"

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Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Postby Psamathe » 22 Oct 2015, 10:17pm

ASAIR it is *** and I have to use Google to find out WTFIGO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc explains it in clear terms (IIUCly)
(Classy well done video as well)

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Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Postby windysmithy » 22 Oct 2015, 10:47pm

"Does my head in"

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Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Postby honesty » 22 Oct 2015, 11:03pm

Write me. Gahh.

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Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Postby Shootist » 23 Oct 2015, 7:12am

'The True Facts'. Drives me nut. All facts are, by definition, true.
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Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Postby Richard Fairhurst » 23 Oct 2015, 8:05am

"Cyclists are protesting Eurostar's decision"...

Protesting _against_. Using it as a transitive verb is a horrid Americanism.
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Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Postby Young@Heart » 23 Oct 2015, 8:39am

LIterally....

This quite literally 'Does my head in' , only it didn't, not literally!!!

Gahhhh!!

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Postby AlaninWales » 23 Oct 2015, 11:14am

I thinke it tru saddd yat so changedd iB yis tong bi furrayn words of Frenshe e oder unatturails/ yat hei be nie ded

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Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Postby Ray » 23 Oct 2015, 2:45pm

"Myself and a friend were sat on a bench"

AAaarrgghh!
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Postby NUKe » 23 Oct 2015, 2:53pm

Pedantry
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Postby DaveGos » 23 Oct 2015, 3:11pm

My pet hate is "cool" , it generally says I like something , but does not say why . It also says it in a way that attempts to sound objective when it is subjective.

Also its an Americanism and in a hot country cool is a positive term , here such an implication is meaningless

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Postby Psamathe » 23 Oct 2015, 3:14pm

"Uni" (it's really called a "University")

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Postby NUKe » 23 Oct 2015, 3:15pm

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Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Postby Ray » 23 Oct 2015, 3:16pm

NUKe wrote:Pedantry


That's a cheap, easy jibe. Of course, we should be wary of being excessively intolerant of minor errors or idiosyncrasies, but neither should we have to put up with linguistic anarchy.

Sloppy use of English - or any other language - can cause confusion, may subject the user to ridicule, and is often simply ugly. If someone, apparently unknowingly, utters mangled sentences, uses the wrong parts of speech, or simply confuses the meanings of words, what are we to infer about their understanding of the subject or their ability to think straight?
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