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...i think that's a Scottish thing. As is changing the sound of every vowel. Sometimes i hate where i live.
but i do say 'Sam-wich' which annoys me every time i do it.
and am proud.
is a "joint" in north london called samwiches.... its in kentish town i believe
"Tell you what, that Crack is really moreish"
when used by english people, because they're usually absolute tools / estate agents.
"season" instead of "series" when referring to TV...
when referring to american television though.
but when Channel 4 or Sky use it ALL THE TIME for any show be it American or British...
I dont care mind.
But then what do you call a series?
because it's clearly "teaspoonsful". I also get annoyed at people (mainly music critics) who use the word "coruscating" when they mean "excoriating".
as in "i need you to action that"
every time I see "in a relationship" on facebook I cringe a little. You have a boyfriend/girlfriend ok? Stop trying to make yourself sound all grown up. That word should never be heard outside of a Friends episode.
and any other cutesy variation on a word.
Who on Earth would refer to someone they sleep with as their lover?
But we'll use it to refer to anyone regardless of whether we've slept with 'em or not.
makes my skin crawl
'sassy' if used outside of women's magazines, is one of the best adjectives ever!
(yeah, I have a top five)
I expected better
when describing a member of a sports team.
along with the overuse of "stunning"
Thats pretty annoying as well..
- how does one sound like a giant block of ice?
- as a fan of all things icelandic, saying something sounds 'icelandic' is like saying "oooh, that chorus sounds very swedish".
bottom line, if you want to say "sounds like sigur rós", just fucking say it. there's more than one band from iceland y'know...
"gritty" and "uncompromising". Most likely said by Jo whiley about the arctic monkeys or dizzee rascal.
That a great deal of bands from Iceland have a very similar feel to their music - veering between giant, powerful orchestration and found-sound glitches?
Sigur Rós; Múm; Björk; Jóhann Jóhannsson...
They don't all work in the same genre but there's a lot of musical emotional crossover in their work.
The same going for Swedish bands, who favour twinkly, twee sounds, synths and toy percussion - Loney, Dear; Jens Lekman, The Knife, Moonbabies...
I also have a ridiculous dislike for the word 'meal'. It just sounds horrible, makes me cringe inside whenever I hear it.
is a sensational word!
You know, lady bits.
I hate that word with a passion. And it gets EVERYwhere.
Don't make me say it :(
I like the word, not because of what it means, it sounds quite nice.
It's better than pussy.
it's an ugly, ugly word!
Pussy is and will always be the best word for lady-bits - it creates an air of naughtiness without being overtly vulgar or insulting. I also happen to like fanny, but that confuses Americans.
....conjurs up just the right level of moistness!
Being used after EVERY sentence, innit. Grrr.
"Oh we're so random" - No you're not, you go out and get mildly drunk on bugger all booze you stupid lightweights. "I'm so random" - how can you be? Random is a pattern of choas. You can describe events in the past as having been random but how can something in the present or future be random? Surely it would not be random if a pre existing value could be attached to it?
Additionally, I would like 'Pop' used when referring to a carbonated drink and 'Partner' when referring to a boyfriend or girlfriend to be taken into consideration.
"like" in the middle of sentences.
Just reminds me of shite American TV such as Friends
Customers in shops who say "Can I get" instead of "Can I have".
Flamin' Yanks bastardizing our language
yes, yes, the bastards at my work do this all the time. Variation 'I'll get a' - which is even ruder.
Whatever happened to 'can I have' or 'may I have'?
Assumed it was a north of the border thing then. But I do hear it more now.
Yes, there's nothing wrong with your alternatives or even 'I'd like'.
CLASSIC - that is exactly waht I was going to say.
It's entered the Englaish language stright from the toothy mouth of Sarah Jesicca Parker: 'Can I get a Soy Moccacino'. Infuriating! The correct phrase is 'Can I have a...'. (Sigh)
but use "can I get" all the time.
When used for reasons not related to management or guitar pedals.
Stop calling me boss! I'm not your boss! If I was I'd make you stop calling me boss!
yeh the chip shop guy near my college would say 'yes boss?' every time. so annoying
when people use it to mean "good". Mainly Scousers from my experience.
"i was absolutely sloshed off my tits"
"i'm getting leathered tonight"
Also, "chilling out"...
"yeah, I think we're just gonna chill out this evening"
who say stuff like "This album sounds like Bob Dylan meeting Throbbing Gristle in a dark alley while David Bowie scavenges in a bin for leftover Jalfrezi scraps".
Usually to be found in the NME when describing the latest middle class indie shite that that they mistakenly think will save the world.
"My other half"
it has been totally trivialised by 18 year olds trying to be all enthused by everything. it's supposed to mean 'something that leaves you awestruck' or that is so big/significant it's hard to describe it as just 'big' or 'great'.
hate this too.
that annoys me so much
Especially when used at a time when it would make no sense to say isn't it.
and bands releasing their "sophomore" album. "Second" is a perfectly good word.
including legitimate uses of it.
mad - as in we're 'mad' us lot (substitute 'random', 'trouble')
sweetie/hun - an aversion to sloanie ponies rather than sugary things or germans.
chaos - as in "excuse the chaos in here": it's not chaos it's just a bit untidy. Shut up.
spiritual - "I'm a very spiritual person", says celebrity implying everyone else is without a soul.
it's more people being self-obsessed melodramatics that annoys you?
I thought my dislike for 'freshers' was exclusive.
"Oh my god, you HAVE to come out for freshers' week!!!"
"Revolutionary" or "Revolutionise".
But that's very rational, in that these so called 'revolutionary' events or people don't ever actually cause revolutions.
I don't know why.
saying "pacifically" rather than "specifically", or "ekksetra" rather than "etcetera"
Using "seminal" to mean "good" rather than what it actually means
instead of 'expensive'...grrr...
"ooh Jean, that's a bit dear!"
because it's a lot shorter and easier to say?
as an abbreviation of 'vomit.'
Saying 'vom' makes you sound like a posh, braying twat.
"Oh, it was dreadful Rupert - I got so squiffy at the college bop I had to go home and vom."
you are a bit of a knob, really
Seminal is a really good shout also in the musical context
culture of complacency
is an established word and concept in anthropology and related fields. it exists for a reason.
but only if it's used with tongue firmly in cheek.
I am loving (eg) Klaxons
instead of I love Klaxons
Makes my blood boil.
females tend to say this an awful lot.
when they food carriage calls up on trains, i flinch for at least 30 minutes after. completely irrational.
when used by music critics describing the kaiser chiefs or some other shit band
on the phrase 'fine-toothed comb'. It seems to me that at least 50% of people are suggesting that they used a 'fine tooth-comb'.
What the fuck is a tooth-comb?
Does this make me a pedantic twat or a right thinking individual?
No, don't answer that.
chris moyles says Newcastle in an incredibly annoying way.
he emphasises the 'Castle instead of the New - does my head in
as well as many other people in The North.
emphasize the 'ed' of fine-toothed comb - I'm pretty certain most people are saying it properly, just another linguistic last consonant casualty.
The stress should be on the first two words 'fine-toothed' or 'fine-tooth' because they are describing the comb.
Putting a stress on 'tooth comb', which is what tons of people do, makes it sound like they're talking about a particularly good (ie fine) tooth-comb. And as far as I know there's no such thing as a tooth-comb.
Listen out for it and you'll hear what I mean.
you need to chillax mate
'mall' when used by eglish people
Pall or shopping pronunciation?
typing them was hard enough
when used in an incorrect context.
F*ck you! I want a refund on my flirting!
the posh version of "top" which I much prefer
the word 'supper'.
The sound of it, what it means, i just hate everything about it.
the word supper, it's super.
Totally agree - supper is a vile word. It's got a gluttonous slurping note to it....I immediately see stuffy toffs from the 1950s when I hear it, and eight types of fish knife.
My sister-in-law uses the word and it is the most irksome thing to hear my brother now use it. Eurgh.
makes me want to hurt things
Or maybe it's just the people who use it.
Professional footballers are always talking about the banter they enjoy at their club.
I can't help thinking that this consists mostly of calling each other wankers and queers. But I could be being unfair here.
Only ever used by stupid fucking newspapers when describing a bunch of drunk people. I bloody hate that word.
as a prefix. e.g cyberbullying. Does it really need a name all of its own? And what the fuck is "cyber"? The media desperately want us to be living in a science fiction film
1) 2 cups of coffee
2) 2 coffees
i have no idea why this bothers me so much. i sit next to a girl who says "is anyone making the coffees?"
NO I AM NOT
It's 'Confab' you morons. From 'confabulation'.
Just say 'chat'. It's easier.
is when everyone chatting is carrying a few extra pounds.
This should prove your point perfectly.
You might want to let it cool down a bit first though.
Health & Safety - I didn't used to hate these words together but now I do.
People say "Health & Safety" like it's an answer in itself. Brother, it ain't.
it's being used as an excuse to get out of doing something that is either too difficult or expensive.
Equally though. it pisses me off when people moan on about Health and Safety as if an executive set up to make working practices in this country less hazardous to our health is somehow a bad thing. We have a lot to be thankful for.
for reasons I can never fully explain. I just think it's a preposterous word.
'Hurrah'. Just a cat-call of approval/victory in general.
Popular in cutesy corners of colour supplements like the Guardian and usually talking about fashion. Borrowed from Heat magazine.
As in: 'WERE LOVING Kate Moss's new babygro moccassins'. Or 'we're loving Jool's new no-make-up look'.
It's as bogus as anything... conjuring up a mental picture of a group of people, all matey, all united around a point of view - when the reality it is just the hastily cobbled together opinion of one solo fashion journo, at 2am. Hate it.
it seems to be my mum's favourite road-rage insult to other drivers and it really annoys me
Unless someone is really summing it up with whatever they say after this word, it's the bullsh*tter's alternative to 'Er' or 'Uh'. It's a pause-while-you-think-of-something-pithy, made to look clever.
...which I'm terribly guilty of, at times.
"This y it's all about x" where y is the season and x is the last bit of junk someone slippe the journalist a tenner to plug.reminds me of the lazy cheating journalist scum sketch on this morning with richard not judy.
It's just a nauseating term
And the word 'bop' when I was in university, in reference to parties or something.
aw gawd - that one makes me wince. it's so twee - I went out with a girl who always describes her nights out with her 'girlfriends' as going out for a 'bop' - all cute and bestbuddy...and they all hated each other!
just not funny any more, if it ever was.
i'm guilty of using a lot of these words but consciously avoid using random, unless in the right context
I've been giggling for about 2o minutes.
Ok then! I wondered if I'd said something inordinately silly and checked it up and I don't think I'm wrong... but still.
Makes me shiver with rage every time I hear it.
when used by Motson or a drooling ITV commentator to describe the latest bog standard right midfielder to play three games as a substitute for Manchester United
Grr if anyone calls me babes it makes me want to inflict pain on them
Instead of saying gossip. Annoyance times by ten if it's said by Fearne Cotton. "Let's get all the gos"
The other one: chortle. It doesn't sound right.
punctuating every third sentence.
Though the inference may be an offer to interject, it's usually spoken as though I'm this complete idiot who cannot fathom the depths of his insight. Know what I mean?
and 'at the end of the day'. i usually say 'it gets dark'. most people don't pick up on it.
and 'on the other hand'...the answer: 'different fingers'.harhar
when it concerns the band, though.
Boy, there's another one for the reunion wishlist.
a couple of people who don't like "lush" as well. One of them doesn't like the word "pussy" either, so i combine the 2 for extra annoyance.
although it seems somewhat unavoidable in Swansea. Anything remotely good immediately becomes "lush", or if it's particularly good then it's "well lush". Hate it, hate it, hate it.
"fuck off" used in terms of size
as in "It was bare good" or "You've got bare credit on your phone, innit?".
God, that fucks me off something chronic.
Sophomore, as above, also pisses me off.
I get the point of it but way, way overused round these parts.
and "laddism" or "laddist"
and banter. fucking banter.
I don't like the use of "adore" for liking stuff. Gets over-used on here ("Oh gawd I simply adore that album"). Smacks of nobbishness as I imagine people actually saying it in real-life speech and me thinking "FUCK OFF".
but this is in no way irrational. it's cunt-language
as in "oh god, last night was EPIC." meaning "I went to a club, had a few drinks with the lads, who were all wearing striped polo shirts, nearly pulled but didn't and then got a kebab on the way home. And we "randomly" took a traffic cone from a nearby road works, which is now humourously placed in my halls/room." WILD.
and of course banter (which has recently been shortened to "bant", which makes me just want to die when i hear it), and, of course, legend (leg-end, ledge).
worn by the right person.
i should probably say it is specifically the burton "worn look with scribbly writing/fictional, frayed sport's team badges sewn on" striped polo shirts that are worn by the protagonists of these epics.
people who say 'EXpresso' instead of 'ESpresso' am I the only one immensely irked by this? Who thinks the barista should then be allowed to garotte the customer? I hope so.
The word 'moist' I also find repulsive.
maybe its because I'm not street and think that this should mean ok instead of let it go..that or because this is just the speech of fools.
annoys me most when it is seen as a good thing, like when used as a superlative for describing food. Then I feel the desire to voimit.
as a prefix (as in super-casino) drives me insane!
It's not super, it's just a little bit bigger than the rest
Argh it's like a different language.
skeen was still around. lol or Hench. Is Tonk still being used?
Cotch - to sit down and 'chillax'
Skeen - "Oh, right"
Hench - ugly, gross
Gret - cigarettes
hench was big? Like, big shouldered or something
is pretty bad, but "ledge" is far worse.
as in: 'Chuck Norris is a total ledge'
and when people put twice on the end of this..."fish and chips twice". Twice on its own is fine though.
Usually said by stuck up old wankers.
i hate it. as invariably the person is NOT laughing out loud, they are simply amused. even worse is megalolz or something stupid like that.
but at the end of the day, people can say what they want. im not going to judge them for saying lol.
and probably a million more.
would only be used by a person that is particularly fond of you no? therefore you could tell them not to say it!
though i hate people calling each other 'pet' i think its a northern thing but i find it so unattractive
and even if someone who is fond of you is using it, I still don't like it :(
I always think of some greasy old man calling me "sweetheart" and it makes me cringe.
It annoys me when girls that work in shops/eateries get called "sweatheart" by men who don't know them, it just seems demeaning.
and also 'darlin'
it sickens me.
saccharine and concur.
or rythym ryyhttmhhmm ririopwjasefafe
i love words.
What's wrong with 'use'?
it's just yuk.
Shut it, bint.
IT DOESN'T MAKE YOU SOUND INTELLIGENT. IT MAKES YOU SOUND LIKE A FUCKING ASSHOLE.
Asshole doesn't make you sound American etc
carry on then.
when used to describe a bread roll.
Allow me to explain:
A 'roll' is a bit of bread that you put bacon or salad in between.
A 'bun' is a fairy cake, preferably topped with a glace cherry.
Don't let me see any of you getting it wrong again.