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Amazing!!

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Amazing!!

Much as I've enjoyed the Olympic TV coverage (when I've had the chance to watch it!) I'm amazed at the amazing number of times the verb/adjective amaze(d, ing, ly) is amazingly used by an amazing number of amazed interviewers and amazing participants, every other amazing word seems to be a derivative of amaze, indeed in one amazing interview of no more than a minute or so, it was used an amazing 18 times.
Most reality shows of one sort or another that involve interviews; cookery, property, Strictly come Dancing etc. and that type of show, the word(s) is/are used indiscriminately to the point of tedium. The arch exponent of this practice, must be Tess Daley on the Lottery show, in one notable interview she used it 3 times in a single sentence, but it would be worth a number count, as its used heavily during the entire show.
Can't somebody come up with a new word...please?
Amazing.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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dennisb66
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Re: Amazing!!

AWSOME  Grin
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Re: Amazing!!

bemusing.... Crazy
VileReynard
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Holey Moley (Diving)

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Re: Amazing!!

That's amazing Grin Grin
greyposter
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Re: Amazing!!

Stupendous or impassable.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Amazing!!

you know what I mean Grin Angry
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Quote from: pierre_pierre

you know what I mean

The only thing worse than continuous Amaze(d, ing, ly) is "know what I mean" serial users should be given a dictionary to read (not much of a story, but they explain the words so well  Roll eyes the old one's are the best)
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Amazing!!

Quote from: dennisb66
AWSOME  Grin

Now there's an Americanism that's taken over the world.  Derived of course from the English word "awful"  meaning "full of awe" Wink
John
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Absolutely......average Wink
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[me=Be3G]points out that the generally accepted spelling of 'awesome' includes an 'e'.[/me]
Jolly spiffing, don't you think.
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Quote from: pierre_pierre

you know what I mean

The only thing worse than continuous Amaze(d, ing, ly) is "know what I mean" serial users should be given a dictionary to read (not much of a story, but they explain the words so well  Roll eyes the old one's are the best)

Just met some lazy people, "Yu No", they cant produce a complete sentance "Yu No", perhaps we should give them a copy of War and Peace "Y No"
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Re: Amazing!!

So so.
or is that an example of one of those sentences that annoyingly have "so..." tacked on the end?