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Forum: General Chat 25th Aug 2008, 22:01
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Re: Most Hated Words

Ah, okay. For some reason, that picture fits "comedian" better.
Forum: General Chat 25th Aug 2008, 20:35
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Posted By bill
Re: Most Hated Words

Is the writer of that piece the David Mitchell? Because if so...not what I expected.
Forum: General Chat 18th Aug 2008, 21:00
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Posted By bill
Re: Most Hated Words

Yes, "winningest" is about as old as "sticktoitiveness. Or "stick-to-it-iveness". I've never been clear how you go about spelling the latter word, or if anyone ever has actually written it out, but...
Forum: General Chat 14th Aug 2008, 15:39
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Posted By bill
Re: Most Hated Words

I guess we'll have to storm the gates of the OED. I'll bring the torches.
Forum: General Chat 14th Aug 2008, 15:30
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Posted By bill
Re: Most Hated Words

They should be cheered, but if they succeed it will be too late to save the US. "Medalled" is so common now that I'd almost forgotten how wrong it is.
Forum: General Chat 14th Aug 2008, 15:19
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Views: 38,598
Posted By bill
Re: Most Hated Words

Here in the US, a chain of office supply stores tried to turn the word "office" into a verb with their slogan "A New Way to Office". For a while there, hearing that slogan was like catching a...
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