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Over used phrases & cliches

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JackBunion Report 4 Dec 2012 20:17

:-D :-D :-D Eldrick. Brilliant. Not a mention of turkey either. Bit of bull.

Paula+ You will be thrilled by that contribution :-D ;-)


Eldrick Report 4 Dec 2012 20:11

For what it’s worth, Clichés are old hat to be honest. When the chips are down, I prefer to pick the low hanging fruit and hit the ground running. Whilst not averse to some poetic license, my world view is that some serious reality checks help prevent rose tinted glasses. So if you absolutely must use mixed metaphors, it’s time to grab the bull by the tail and look him in the eye. Use plain old England, it’s like falling off a piece of cake. Here endeth the lesson.


JackBunion Report 4 Dec 2012 20:06

"Squad will move to the left in threes"
"You are like a group of Chinese washerwomen with no work to do" from the RSM - "sharpen up, lads" would have sufficed.


Robert Report 4 Dec 2012 19:52

Misuse of LESS and FEWER.

When asked "How are you?" The answer often given is "I am GOOD"


Bobtanian Report 4 Dec 2012 19:34

" Any road up"..............."run that by me again?"


JackBunion Report 4 Dec 2012 19:34

Maggie Never heard silos - perhaps more recent.

But "let's brainstorm", "let's run it up the flagpole" were common expressions.


Jenxx Report 4 Dec 2012 19:24

Lush and Basically
my 2 pet hates


Annx Report 4 Dec 2012 18:53

'No worries' and being called 'guys' and 'catch you later' from someone you will probably never meet again!!


maggiewinchester Report 4 Dec 2012 18:36

A few years back, managers at work kept talking about 'silo's' - silo thinking, silo mentality etc what was that about?
I used to spend the rest of the meeting working out how a silo could possibly think or have a brain.

Another bugbear, currently in use is starting the answer to a question with 'So'.


David Report 4 Dec 2012 18:34

All things considered


GlasgowLass Report 4 Dec 2012 18:19

Nothing more annoying than the incorrect use of the word ... LIKE.
Point it out, and the response is usually "talk to the hand coz the face isn't listening"

It gets me like, annoyed!!!!!


Sue Report 4 Dec 2012 18:07

The most recent i can think of is. - it was gifted to me not it was a gift to me

Ive got a small window, i can fit you in!!!


Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 4 Dec 2012 17:36

You wont get one much older than this one.

"Ceteris paribus or caeteris paribus"

and all things being equal .... wazzat all about then? :-S


Cooper Report 4 Dec 2012 17:27

Whateverrrrrrr, from my Daughter when she was a teenager :-|



JackBunion Report 4 Dec 2012 17:26

Sylvia. Just thinking that my idea of mwahing everybody instead of saying "How Are You?" might not work so well in a doctor's surgery.

Friendliness could really become contagious :-( :-(


Maryanna Report 4 Dec 2012 17:19

Not a phrase I know but the one that really annoys me is Haitch, instead of Aitch. M


Sylvia Report 4 Dec 2012 17:16

How many times have we asked someone we see in the doctors surgery "how are you " I have done this myself . Silly question really .


JackBunion Report 4 Dec 2012 17:12

We always ask "How Are You?" I always ask that of an 87yo uncle via email. Last time he replied with an attachment. A page and a half of hospital notes.

And the answer to the greeting "How are You" and "Alright" is to say the same words back. Why don't we just mwah everybody instead? :-)


Barbinsglos Report 4 Dec 2012 17:09

"If you ask me "

Would love to say "nobody has so shut up"


Sylvia Report 4 Dec 2012 17:07

Oh thats Awesome, is what I do not like to hear.
Also "And he turned round and said"