Sunday, 13 August 2017

Mini rant

I keep meaning to offload the fact that the latest over-used phrase that I find as irritating as the 2 second repeating video clips that some people here use as header photos is 'any way, shape or form'.

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  1. I mean, what is the difference between shape and form in any case? Kinell.

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  2. And the are usually lying.

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    1. I stop thinking about it as soon as those words.

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  3. About a year ago Lady Magnon used the phrase 'at the end of the day'; everybody gasped in horror. She hasn't used it since.

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    1. Oh yes, ghastly! The only answer is "You go to bed."

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    2. I bet she was as sick as a parrot.

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  4. I hate the phrase "..110 percent.." Oh, and also "..to tell you the truth..".

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  5. "Honestly!!" I call a lot of that crap "Sprach-Bazillen" - "Bacillus of speech" (my creation). As to "anyway, shape or form" I do not even understand it. (sent as a min-reply on my way to the gym, just to shape and form...)

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  6. I think you are ready for a holiday.

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    1. Yes, but I can hold out for a year or so if needed. I am good at going blank.

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  7. Poor Tom , my current pet peeve, given we are coming up for an election, is "..the fact that..." when it is not followed by an actual fact. But when you do it in a mini rant, it is endearing!

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    1. Here, obfuscation is usually prefixed with, 'I am very clear that...'

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    2. Yes, so many qualifying phrases mean the exact opposite! Methinks the speaker often is hoping that we will just buy into it. And sadly so often this tactic works.

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  8. (sent as a min-reply on my way to the gym, just to shape and form...)


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