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The Irreverent Mr Black 28th April 2017 08:26 AM

Language Peeves
 
Yeah, um, no, I mean like there's already a few in another thread, but I think we can find enough to fill a topic, without trying hard.

I've always got the local what-passes-for-media to fall back on. Good old Toowoomba Chronicle, what would I do without you?

Car impaled by tree with miracle baby inside

And what that miracle baby was doing in the tree, we'll never know.

The Irreverent Mr Black 30th April 2017 04:54 PM

Re: Language Peeves
 
Sports fans, there's always a perennial favourite in football news: so-and-so is "sidelined with a hamstering injury", whatever that may be.

The phrase conjures up imagery of dark deeds in the locker room. :D

The Irreverent Mr Black 21st May 2017 11:15 AM

Re: Language Peeves
 
http://i.imgur.com/Ye4EiZU.png
Fixed now, of course.

I was wondering what it was about hammerheads, that didn't turn out as it seemed.

Goldenmane 21st May 2017 12:34 PM

Re: Language Peeves
 
Ya can't drive nails with 'em?

hackenslash 22nd May 2017 05:29 AM

Re: Language Peeves
 
I could fill a book with language peeves, let alone a thread. Come to think of it, probably about two-thirds of my output is about language in one way or another.

knowledge is power 22nd May 2017 08:21 PM

Re: Language Peeves
 
I think this is appropriate for this thread,


The Grammar Prayer by Rita Brent
https://youtu.be/xnl9h24MMxg

The Irreverent Mr Black 27th May 2017 11:53 AM

Re: Language Peeves
 
And now, the latest to make me foam at the mouth: "Wellness".

In modern usage, "wellness" appears to be the accepted term for "health", provided it is used by a woo-peddling shonk who cannot legally lay claim to being a properly-accredited health professional.

Antibiotics are "health", but aromatherapy is "wellness".
Orthopaedics - "health", crystals on chakras = "wellness".

The word is useful, as it can be taken to mean "Grasp your wallet tightly and get the fuck away".

two dogs 27th May 2017 03:23 PM

Re: Language Peeves
 
I've posted about my dislike of "yeah no" many times, and have wondered why "yeah yeah" seems to have become a thing.

To my dismay, I recently heard twice in one day "yeah yeah no".

I guess I now have to look forward to "yeah yeah no no"? ;)

Azurisan21 27th May 2017 09:16 PM

Re: Language Peeves
 
I've read the thread and checked the linked source but I've no idea what this thread is all about, TIMB.

wolty 27th May 2017 09:20 PM

Re: Language Peeves
 
Quote:

two dogs said (Post 588776)
I've posted about my dislike of "yeah no" many times, and have wondered why "yeah yeah" seems to have become a thing.

To my dismay, I recently heard twice in one day "yeah yeah no".

I guess I now have to look forward to "yeah yeah no no"? ;)

Urgh.


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