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Thread #132499 Message #2999263
Posted By: Hrothgar
04-Oct-10 - 08:32 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Surplus prepositions (if anybody needs to know what a preposition is, PM me and I'll explain without telling anybody) as in "signed off on". What's wrong with "signed"?
Nigel, I am of the opinion that anybody who is being interviewed should be cut off after ten "y'know" (or "y'knows?") in the interview, or possibly after five in the one sentence.
I have counted up to ten in one long, rambling sentence, Usually they seem to be preceded by "um". It appears to be a disease amongst those of the football persuasions, especially soccer and rugby league.
Yes, I'm a snob.