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Forum: General Chat 13th Feb 2007, 14:48
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Re: Most Hated Words

Briefly going back to hated words - I hate it when people describe a place as vibrant. I Immediately envisage the place mentioned as being full of insufferable arseholes!

Phrases - surely the...
Forum: General Chat 12th Feb 2007, 14:54
Replies: 436
Views: 38,551
Posted By davidp
Re: Most Hated Words

Normalcy is often and wrongly thought to be an americanism with Warren G. Harding always cited. It is in fact a much older British word.
I thought this was the case but did double check with Bill...
Forum: General Chat 9th Feb 2007, 21:11
Replies: 436
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Posted By davidp
Re: Most Hated Words

Most people think it's an Americanised word but Normalcy originates from 16th century England. It might help you to like it better! I think it's quite quaint.

I hate it when people use the word...
Forum: General Chat 9th Feb 2007, 11:46
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Views: 38,551
Posted By davidp
Re: Most Hated Words

I despise and visibly flinch when the word key is used on its own as in Such and such is key.

On the subject of apostrophes Wimbledon FC (nicknamed the Dons) when they were at Plough Lane, I...
Forum: General Chat 5th Feb 2007, 12:50
Replies: 436
Views: 38,551
Posted By davidp
Re: Most Hated Words

I hate the over use of the word 'random' too. Similarly, the word 'generic', which I used to like, has become over-used recently and often incorrectly.

(Driving home the other day a news reader...
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