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Re: Words I hate

People that end sentences with smilies instead of full stops.
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I see what you're doing there.  It's not big or clever.
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You're just as bad as +4.
I need to think of more words I dislike. "Seperate" is another of those.
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"you say that..."  I know I did, I felt my lips move.
"I'm not being funny but ..." means they're about to say something rude or hurtful, and want to pretend they're not.
John
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Nod.  Very similar to "I don't mean to be rude but" whereas you know that that's blatantly what they're about to do.
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"Can I pick your brain?"
"With all due respect" followed by some comment that most certainly shows none  Grin
Mix and match from the following:
Empower
think outside the box
Blue sky thinking
Park that thought
Moving the goalposts
Rocket science
Push the envelope
Same hymn sheet
Excessive verbosity in communicative discourse such as "At this moment in time" instead if "Now".
Verbification of nouns eg "google for it" Wink
Lazy verb usage eg "get" used for all occasions: "I get up and get breakfast, then I get washed and dressed before I get into the car to get to work".
Then there's the niggles like "their" vs "there", "people that" instead of "people who", grocers' apostrophes, etc...  Grin
Eek.... looking at that lot of whinges and I think I've turned into Victor Meldrew!
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absolutely instead of yes.
best wishes
Gordon
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Quote from: dhookham

Then there's the niggles like "their" vs "there", "people that" instead of "people who", grocers' apostrophes, etc...  Grin

Just to add some more niggles: it's instead of its and vice versa!
it's = it is
its = belonging to it
Then there's dependant when dependent is what should have been used.
As for phrases, another one for the list:
Just to give you a "heads up" on the situation.
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I know I'm not going to win this one but:
collective nouns are singular
There is only one government, so "The government is on holiday again."
"Plusnet has moved some of its programming to India."
rant, rant, rant
John
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Can I propose a vote?
Shall we remain this thread "101 things James hates"?
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Works for me. Smiley
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Nod.  Very similar to "I don't mean to be rude but" whereas you know that that's blatantly what they're about to do.

Yeah - same as "I hope you don't mind me saying .." which means something is about to be said which you probably will.
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The pet hates here fall in to two categories, verbiage and grammatical / spelling mistakes.
Putting aside the verbiage and concentrating on the mistakes I wonder if any of you have noticed that grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes decrease proportionately to the amount of time spent typing the words?
As an example dhookham mentioned people mixing up ‘their’ and ‘there’(I have even seen 'they’re' mixed in as well)!
If I am sitting typing a letter I would be 99% sure that I wouldn’t use the wrong version, however if I was cranking out a quick reply on the forum there is a possibility that I might do it.
Worst of all is typing at high speed in an instant messaging program. In an animated conversation you are typing as near as you can to the speed that you talk at. I have spotted myself transposing their and there, also on occasion here and hear. I can only think that when typing at speed the brain handles the task differently.
Anyone else spotted this?
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Quote from: God
Anyone else spotted this?

I've noticed it too, although I sometimes even throw in the odd word here or there that shouldn't be in the text! I always guessed that it happens when you are thinking of more than one thing.
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One that (thank goodness) seems to have fallen into disuse is "what is occuring?"
American spelling in general should be illegal.
And is it only people in my profession, who refer to a building as a "premise"?  As in "I went to the premise, but no-one was in."
John