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BS: Buzz Words

Ed T 04 Nov 14 - 03:47 PM
Ed T 04 Nov 14 - 03:26 PM
Mrrzy 04 Nov 14 - 03:03 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 04 Nov 14 - 02:38 PM
Ed T 04 Nov 14 - 02:26 PM
MGM·Lion 04 Nov 14 - 02:15 PM
Mrrzy 04 Nov 14 - 01:51 PM
GUEST,DTM 04 Nov 14 - 01:12 PM
Jeri 04 Nov 14 - 10:21 AM
Big Al Whittle 04 Nov 14 - 09:14 AM
GUEST,# 04 Nov 14 - 09:04 AM
G-Force 04 Nov 14 - 08:30 AM
MGM·Lion 04 Nov 14 - 06:57 AM
MGM·Lion 04 Nov 14 - 06:53 AM
Musket 04 Nov 14 - 06:32 AM
GUEST, topsie 04 Nov 14 - 06:27 AM
GUEST,Andy 04 Nov 14 - 05:45 AM
Musket 04 Nov 14 - 05:43 AM
GUEST,Steve Shaw, ex-grammar cop 04 Nov 14 - 04:11 AM
Musket 04 Nov 14 - 02:55 AM
meself 04 Nov 14 - 01:32 AM
Ed T 04 Nov 14 - 12:42 AM
Mrrzy 04 Nov 14 - 12:28 AM
Mrrzy 04 Nov 14 - 12:21 AM
GUEST,# 03 Nov 14 - 08:03 PM
GUEST,Steve Shaw, grammar cop 03 Nov 14 - 07:46 PM
GUEST,DTM 03 Nov 14 - 07:42 PM
bobad 03 Nov 14 - 07:36 PM
Ed T 03 Nov 14 - 07:35 PM
GUEST,DTM 03 Nov 14 - 07:33 PM
GUEST,# 03 Nov 14 - 07:21 PM
GUEST,Steve Shaw, grammar cop 03 Nov 14 - 07:19 PM
michaelr 03 Nov 14 - 07:05 PM
Jeri 03 Nov 14 - 05:32 PM
olddude 03 Nov 14 - 05:05 PM
olddude 03 Nov 14 - 05:04 PM
GUEST, topsie 03 Nov 14 - 04:52 PM
GUEST, topsie 03 Nov 14 - 04:49 PM
Ed T 03 Nov 14 - 04:49 PM
Ed T 03 Nov 14 - 04:12 PM
Mrrzy 03 Nov 14 - 03:44 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 03 Nov 14 - 12:36 PM
GUEST,Steve Shaw, grammar cop 03 Nov 14 - 12:27 PM
Mrrzy 03 Nov 14 - 12:05 PM
GUEST,# 03 Nov 14 - 11:49 AM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 03 Nov 14 - 11:29 AM
Jeri 03 Nov 14 - 11:23 AM
GUEST,HiLo 03 Nov 14 - 11:17 AM
Steve Shaw 03 Nov 14 - 11:05 AM
Jeri 03 Nov 14 - 10:56 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 03:47 PM

Wazzup?


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 03:26 PM

I used to enjoy the John Cleese answer to just about anything on Month Python, without saying anything-"not as such"


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 03:03 PM

Priorize = get abbot kicked?

I love John Wyndham, as an aside.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 02:38 PM

mrs punkfolkrocker has recently started exclaiming "But hey" as an expression of wearied resignation....

Her job brings her in daily contact with young people
so she tends to absorb teen kiddiespeak....


At least she seems to have stopped saying "whatever"...


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 02:26 PM

prioritise- UK  
prioritize - US
WTF is with priorize?


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 02:15 PM

I recall from my days of mildish fandom that people who were really into Science Fiction disliked the term Sci Fi, and generally would use SF as the preferred abbreviation: esp the actual writers & practitioners (of whom I knew many as I happened to share a Hampstead flat in youth with one, John Brunner, who was a great partygiver so that visiting great US writers like Tom Disch & Phil Heinlein & Phil Dick, & British ones like John Wyndham, Brian Aldiss, John Christopher, Arthur C Clarke, et al, often came by, or were at the regular Thursday SF meet at the Globe in Covent Garden. John Brunner went on to win Hugo Awards & such.}

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 01:51 PM

Or spellings! Syfy? Really?


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 01:12 PM

Dislike the abbreviating the names of tv shows to make it sound as if everybody loves them.
My biggest loathing is for "Strictly"
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Jeri
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 10:21 AM

Oh, that is SO random!


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 09:14 AM

without doubt the biggest stream of shit flowing into the English language comes from Simon Cowell and his mates.....

he's nailed it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,#
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 09:04 AM

It's good to see we're moving forward.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: G-Force
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 08:30 AM

Gridlock. It has a very specific meaning, not just any old traffic jam.

The BBC recently referred to the M4 motorway as being gridlocked. How on earth can a straight-line motorway be gridlocked?

Enjoy (that's another one).


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 06:57 AM

... particularly as the one who could reasonably been called "assistant referee", who takes charge of the substitute board, the behaviour of the bench &c, had to be called "fourth official" when they introduced him not that long ago, coz "assistant ref" had been bagged by then.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 06:53 AM

Absolutely agree re 'sea change'. All Will's Ariel meant in The Tempest, as quoted above, was a change to something connected with the sea: hence bones becoming coral, eyes becoming pearls. Might have gone on to hair becoming seaweed or some such. The misunderstanding of the phrase to mean any great change is very irritating indeed.

Regret we must blame FIFA for 'assistant referee', which they made their official designation a few years ago. I too preferred 'linesman', but you can't fight City Hall!

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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Musket
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 06:32 AM

Many years ago, BBC style guide dictated that full time scores were called scores and latest scores could be referred to when relaying a batch of them, as score line.

On a related subject, they are called linesmen, not bloody assistant referees...


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 06:27 AM

ARIEL

Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell

Shakespeare, The Tempest


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 05:45 AM

Two that get up my nose are 'sea-change' and 'scoreline'. Whats wrong with CHANGE and SCORE??

Andy


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Musket
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 05:43 AM

Did you chow any good meal's?


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw, ex-grammar cop
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 04:11 AM

I must say that I did manage to chillax on a couple of staycations this year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Musket
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 02:55 AM

✌️dude


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: meself
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 01:32 AM

More coffee? - Sure. - Awesome!

________________

How about when journalists tell us that the "suspect" committed the crime - as in, "The suspect shot two men." Um - if you are telling us that he shot two men, why are you also telling us that he is a mere 'suspect'? Isn't he 'the perpetrator', 'the shooter', or 'the criminal'?


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 12:42 AM

Use of the term "that's awesome", when it is clearly not intended as such.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 12:28 AM

Oh, yeah, and another pet peeve is the media failing to distinguish between Injury and Wound.

You aren't *wounded* by a fall down the stairs unless someone pushed you and even then, it's the push that ended up wounding you, not the stairs. The stairs are what injured you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 12:21 AM

Holibags? What you pack, or the amount of fun you have?


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,#
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 08:03 PM

Stopped in to see what's trending.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw, grammar cop
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 07:46 PM

I should like to emphasise that I stand shoulder to shoulder with those in this hotbed of a forum who, like me, eschew axes to grind which serve merely to play into the hands of those people who would ride roughshod over others in order to get them to toe the line. That practice, along with the needless and excessive use of metaphor in written English, will never be my Achilles' heel. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 07:42 PM

The ones that do me in are ...
"no probs"
"holibags"
"absolutely"

Also (in UK) adding 'ie' to the end of sportsmens'surnames to make them sound cute. e.g. Jonesie, Bestie, Greavsie, etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: bobad
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 07:36 PM

At the end of the day....WTF?


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 07:35 PM

Or, boxing outside of the think?


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 07:33 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,#
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 07:21 PM

That's thinking outside the box.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw, grammar cop
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 07:19 PM

I hate the misuse of apostrophe's. And who the hell needs rhetorical questions!


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: michaelr
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 07:05 PM

Truthiness! (coined by Stephen Colbert)

"veggies" I can stomach, but I abhor the English "vedge".


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 05:32 PM

"Like is another we like shopping": what's that mean in English? For the other thing, I think you meant "cray-cray" (crazy).


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: olddude
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 05:05 PM

Like is another like we shopping. A new one today is Grey Grey


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: olddude
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 05:04 PM

British cheeky still don't get it


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 04:52 PM

. . . and I really despise people who purchase things instead of buying them . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 04:49 PM

HiLo, Americans don't say 'Mom', they only write 'Mom'. What they say is 'Maahm', as in 'haahckey maahm'.

My current hate is 'inspirational' - 'inspiring' is so much better.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 04:49 PM

People who misuse the term liberal, as a buzz word for just about everything they dislike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Ed T
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 04:12 PM

Pond, for the Atlantic Ocean.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Mrrzy
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 03:44 PM

One-word sentences? Eliminate.

Also not to be confused with wolf sentences, such as, this is the best salad I ever put in my whole mouth.

I love the 2-fingers thing!


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 12:36 PM

Ok.. non verbal communication,... but the great British "V" sign is now almost completely extinct
due to the perniciously invading middle finger...

Yank greys killing off our red squirrels is bad enough,
but please spare us our indiginous traditional 2 finger salute...


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw, grammar cop
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 12:27 PM

I have to say that, at the end of the day, I personally always go the extra mile in order to avoid cliches like the plague. And no sentences without verbs! And hyperbole to me is by far the worst thing in the world by a million miles. I believe that one hundred and ten percent.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Mrrzy
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 12:05 PM

There was a commercial for a car where the only line was Dude! spoken with mounting alarm before the railroad tracks and with admiration after when nobody's coffee had spilled... very effective bit caricaturish use of that dooood thing which, I agree, doesn't belong in adult conversation.

Back to words that make me want to take a buzz saw to the speaker:
Worthiness - what's wrong with Worth?
Healthiness - how about Health?
And other make-up-a-long-word-becuase-I-don't-know-the-short-ones.

Wellness. Health was already there. And well is a declension of good, anyway, and goodness is also already there.

And so on. The exception is "warminess" which is what's left in the blankets you didn't want to get out of. Warmth is a whole n'other thing.

Also phrases from the department of redundancy department or those that are oxymoronic. A TV reviewer on one of those introduce-the-old-movie channels once described performances of the cast as "uniformly outstanding" and I had to turn off the TV and try to picture individuals standing out from the crowd while still being exactly the same as the crowd. It wrinkled my brain, as they say.

On the other hand I like the *subtle* oxymorons like "once again" (if it's again it's at least twice) and "meteoric rise" (don't meteors fall?).


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,#
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 11:49 AM

A win-win situation: translated to plain English that means one side has a crappy negotiator.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 11:29 AM

'Dude'... and the even worse, drawn out whiny 'Doooooooood'

If you are American, ok.. fair enough.. carry on DOOOOOOding as much as you must..

But if you are British, Scandinavian, Eastern European, any European at all...

Please stop now.. immediately...


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 11:23 AM

A lot of people just call it "grass".


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 11:17 AM

One Americanism that I don't get at all is "erb" instead of Herb. Is there a reason for this . The other american word I don't get is Mom...instead of Mum.


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 11:05 AM

I appreciate most Americanisms, and most American spellings, but "normalcy" gets right up my nose, it does. And I was just saying to the missus a few minutes ago how regrettable it is that our railway stations have now all become "train stations". And I've said it before and I'll say it again: use the word "albeit" and you're marked out immediately as a total prat. And it's "before", never "prior to".


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Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 10:56 AM

"Empowered" ?

"Due diligence" - This a whole new way for a person to pat hirmself or someone else on the back for just freaking doing their job. 'I did my due diligence and researched the...' instead of just 'I researched the...'"

BTW, it's not "yum, yum", it's "om, nom, nom". I don't have that much of a problem with it, since this past weekend, during which I went on a cat video bender and watched one with a "talking" cat. It was eating, and clearly enunciating "om, nom, nom". I DO think that if a person is going to say it, they should only do it with a mouth full of food.


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