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BS: Language Pet Peeves

Doug Chadwick 26 Aug 21 - 09:00 AM
Mrrzy 26 Aug 21 - 11:40 AM
Steve Shaw 13 Sep 21 - 02:11 PM
Mrrzy 21 Oct 21 - 11:07 PM
G-Force 22 Oct 21 - 05:54 AM
G-Force 22 Oct 21 - 06:01 AM
Steve Shaw 22 Oct 21 - 06:18 AM
Steve Shaw 23 Oct 21 - 06:56 AM
Steve Shaw 24 Oct 21 - 08:55 AM
Mrrzy 24 Oct 21 - 08:56 AM
Steve Shaw 24 Oct 21 - 12:43 PM
Steve Shaw 24 Oct 21 - 02:46 PM
Mrrzy 26 Oct 21 - 07:36 AM
meself 26 Oct 21 - 12:07 PM
Senoufou 26 Oct 21 - 12:42 PM
meself 26 Oct 21 - 04:17 PM
leeneia 26 Oct 21 - 05:42 PM
Joe Offer 26 Oct 21 - 08:48 PM
Donuel 26 Oct 21 - 09:48 PM

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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 26 Aug 21 - 09:00 AM

When watching the UK Channel 4 coverage of the Formula 1 Grand Prix qualifying, I often hear the commentator, when referring to a driver having improved his lap time by 0.15 of a second, say "He's improved by a tenth and a half".

A tenth and a half equals three fifths, not three twentieths. If they must insist on using fractions instead of decimal notation, then it would be better to say fifteen hundredths.


DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Aug 21 - 11:40 AM

Thanks, meself.


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Sep 21 - 02:11 PM

We've just had a correspondent on our regional news programme pronouncing the word "annually" "anyullee" (twice!): aargh!


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 Oct 21 - 11:07 PM

Reading a fascinating article on dinosaurs with graphics and one said Click here for full-size image, and I was instantly afraid to click it.
Then I realized a) they didn't say *life*sized and b) idiot...


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: G-Force
Date: 22 Oct 21 - 05:54 AM

Every time I see 'This door is alarmed' I think in that case I'm bloody terrified!


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: G-Force
Date: 22 Oct 21 - 06:01 AM

And when I see the instruction 'Keep away from children' I think 'I do, if I can help it'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 22 Oct 21 - 06:18 AM

At the foot of the escalator the sign said "Dogs must be carried." So I couldn't use it because I didn't have a dog...


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 23 Oct 21 - 06:56 AM

I bought a gizmo for descaling teeth the other day. It takes a single AAA battery. The "instruction manual" that was in the box (a piece of paper as big as a sheet of toilet paper) warned me that I mustn't mix old and new batteries...


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 24 Oct 21 - 08:55 AM

Sign in the gents' toilet in Bude:

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK PLEASE KEEP A 2-METRE DISTANCE WHEN USING THESE TOILETS

Well I tried, dammit, but I couldn't make it go that far...

(And underneath that it said "Sorry for the inconvenience...")


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Mrrzy
Date: 24 Oct 21 - 08:56 AM

Also dumb, that one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 24 Oct 21 - 12:43 PM

From the minute-by-minute match report on the BBC website just now:
Man Utd 0-4 Liverpool
I'm looking at a stunned United fan, stroking his chin. He has tears in his eyes.


Well if MY team were losing 4-0 and you came up to me to stroke my chin, I'd be bloody annoyed !

It's 5-0 as I type..:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 24 Oct 21 - 02:46 PM

Following on from that, at the end of the match the BBC radio commentator said "In the first half, United had their trousers pulled down by Liverpool. In the second half, they just toyed with 'em..."

Bwahahaha!


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Oct 21 - 07:36 AM

Good'n!

I had been dogsitting for 2 weeks and the owners were coming home, and texted me I bet you're looking forward to sleeping in your own bed! I know I am!

Prompting me to ask why they wanted to sleep in my bed...


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: meself
Date: 26 Oct 21 - 12:07 PM

From the movies - and, I suppose, real life:

A: I love you!
B: Me, too!

A: I really want to see you!
B: Me, too!

Etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Senoufou
Date: 26 Oct 21 - 12:42 PM

Ha! This reminds me of my husband. A couple of nights ago I screamed blue murder at the sight of a huge spider in the bathroom. My hero rushed forward and dispatched it bravely. The following exchange was in French:
Me (sobbing with gratitude): You are the most amazing man!
Him:(grinning broadly) So are you darling!


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: meself
Date: 26 Oct 21 - 04:17 PM

Now that is funny ... !

I remembered that the one I'm always hearing in movies is: "I['ll] miss you!" - "Me, too!" ... try to work that one out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: leeneia
Date: 26 Oct 21 - 05:42 PM

California got a sizeable storm, and they don't call it a storm, they call it a bomb cyclone. Hearing that on the news will help little children sleep at night - I don't think.

Kids pick up on this stuff. When I was six or seven, I noticed headlines in the newspaper box about the Army. The army, the army. I asked my mother - are we having a war? What a relief- she said no. Much later I realized the headlines were about the Army-McCarthy hearings.

The "bomb cyclone" brought 5.4 inches of rain. In 1977, Kansas City had a storm that brought 16 inches of rain. Twenty-five people died. The weather service refers to it as a rainstorm.


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Oct 21 - 08:48 PM

Leeneia - Sacramento got more rainfall in one day that it has had in any one-day period in recorded history - it was a three-day storm that is still going on, and Northern California does not have the infrastructure to handle that sort of storm. And before that, Sacramento had more than 200 days without any rainfall at all. There has been localized flooding, but it's certainly not the worst I have experienced - the worst was 1986.


https://www.sacbee.com/news/weather-news/article255268351.html


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Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
From: Donuel
Date: 26 Oct 21 - 09:48 PM

Owned
Example: Patriots owned the libs on Twitter.
Translation: White Nationists harrased and scared off Democrats.
What do you call it when a person litterally owns another person?

Sports example: The Astros owned the Red Sox.


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