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Forum: General Chat 4th May 2007, 19:51
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Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

It can't be. I think it's just that the serious talent is concentrated elsewhere than Radio 1.

Stuart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe are doing a weeknight show every evening from 20:00 to 22:00. I...
Forum: General Chat 30th Apr 2007, 11:46
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Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

Of course you could argue that 'sexual' isn't necessarily 'pervy'.
Forum: General Chat 30th Apr 2007, 9:56
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Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

See? Context is everything! The above's not entirely convincing though because you'd use a word like 'felt' - 'fondling' is more akin to 'caressing' I think.
Forum: General Chat 27th Apr 2007, 12:44
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Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

Ah yes, 'could do better'. Why does that sound so familiar? ;-)

(Thanks, MrH! I'd been looking out for the transformation but completely missed it when it happened!)
Forum: General Chat 27th Apr 2007, 12:38
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

How's this then?
Forum: General Chat 27th Apr 2007, 11:42
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

Either way, I'd contend that ear-fondling is an entirely innocent activity, either between dog and master, or chaps at the boating club.
Forum: General Chat 27th Apr 2007, 10:54
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

If anyone thinks this sounds pervy, might I suggest it says more about the reader than the phrase? ;-)
Forum: General Chat 24th Apr 2007, 9:50
Replies: 436
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Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

I wish. Then again, the state of my liver is probably poor enough already.
Forum: General Chat 22nd Apr 2007, 11:47
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Posted By ono no komachi
Forum: General Chat 19th Apr 2007, 17:41
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Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

And back on topic:

pulchritude

Why does it sound the very opposite of what it means?
Forum: General Chat 19th Apr 2007, 17:38
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

To my mind, it's perfectly possible to disapprove of certain usages, whilst (if you know the person using them and are pretty confident they are not using them maliciously) not particularly think any...
Forum: General Chat 18th Apr 2007, 15:05
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

A new, and graphic, misuse of literally from this article (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/6565125.stm):



Possibly a little harsh to poke fun at his usage there, but what the hey.
Forum: General Chat 10th Feb 2007, 10:43
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

I once tried to clarify a string of meaningless corporate-speak with the writer of a document. He confessed to me that he didn't know what it meant either, but claimed it had to remain because "the...
Forum: General Chat 9th Feb 2007, 10:22
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

I'm dangerously close to fence-sitting on this subject. I review a fair bit of business documentation, which can be pretty poor in these areas. My concerns mainly centre around the following:

1....
Forum: General Chat 5th Feb 2007, 13:09
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

Ah, R4 is no longer immune to that kind of thing, I'm afraid. I recently heard a commentator say 'It was déj* vu all over again.'

Actually, it made me giggle, and to be fair, he may have been...
Forum: General Chat 21st Dec 2006, 10:24
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

Col, that's really quite grrr-making! Still, you'll soon forget the price tag in all the priceless fun you'll be having on them.
Forum: General Chat 21st Dec 2006, 10:14
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

Ooh, and "up to", as in "People are expected to spend up to £6 billion in the run-up to Christmas."

So, any amount between 1p and £6 billion then?
Forum: General Chat 18th Dec 2006, 9:59
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

I actually find your two examples less offensive than the type of usage often heard from soi-disant journalists or political press officers:

Our office has been literally flooded with letters of...
Forum: General Chat 4th Jan 2006, 17:21
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

*shrugs* They could be man-boobs. I assumed they must be.
Forum: General Chat 4th Jan 2006, 14:02
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Most Hated Words

As is its antonym, 'turgid'.
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