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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 08:27:36
GRUB, I just cant stand this word to describe food.
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 08:32:18
"Kid"

For some inexplicable reason, "kids" doesn't worry me, but "My kid ..." just irritates me.
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 08:38:28
I hate the word "Bab". I also don't like being referred to as "Darling".
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 08:39:10
i hate being refereed to as "sister" and i also hate the word "revert"

Also Kid - what are they baby goats????
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 08:39:41
Sweetie as in "Hi Sweetie". Ugh! Sounds so fake and insincere.
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 08:45:57
When you're dealing with people and they answer you saying 'My dear' .... its completely insincere and rude.

seems to be a very common Dubai thing, never had it said to me anywhere else in the world.
edited by Di@DXB on 03/11/2011
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 08:50:56
Green-ish wrote:
"Kid"

For some inexplicable reason, "kids" doesn't worry me, but "My kid ..." just irritates me.


Same here. "My kid" sounds like you don't love them somehow
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 08:51:28
I can't bear it when people use ''nom nom'' when talking about food!
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 08:55:01
Babe....
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 08:55:23
Foe me it is an arabic word "Maalesh" that means something like nevermind. I also hate Crimbo : a slang word for christmas, Barbie for BBQ.....why not use the proper word.
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 09:02:37
The phrase, "going forward" used about non-business stuff
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 09:05:28
Di@DXB wrote:
When you're dealing with people and they say 'My dear' its completely insincere and rude.


Exactly!!
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 09:09:37
shaks wrote:
Foe me it is an arabic word "Maalesh" that means something like nevermind. I also hate Crimbo : a slang word for christmas, Barbie for BBQ.....why not use the proper word.


"Barbie" is Australian slang, we shorten anything and everything, very lazy!
It should only annoy you if non-Aussies are using it!!
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 09:13:26
Inshallah

Beautiful word ... but when you say "Inshallah I would meet you at 3:00 pm", "Inshallah your tap would stop leaking" it just annoys the **** out of me. Grrrrr
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 09:26:19
"tell me" Whaaaaa?
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 09:26:34
ilovewine wrote:
"tell me" Whaaaaa?


Haha YES i sooooo agree
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 09:32:41
let's see, specific to Dubai, the most annoying abuse of the English language ever:
-do the needful
-the same, the same, the same (till you turn blue in the face)
-the same the above (a variation on the same theme)
-to intimate something
-abusing 'the'
-abusing apostrophe 's
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 09:46:42
Misuse and overuse of the word 'avail' drives me potty - eg radio adverts telling you to 'avail an offer' Grrrrr!
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 10:20:45
louisedvs wrote:
Babe....


and Hun
edited by hilbos on 03/11/2011
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 10:35:45
I hate it when people say ' at the end of the day' !!!!!!!!!!!!! arrrrrrraaaahhh !
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 10:39:47
Chill or Chillax or the like when used in response to someone's genuinely difficult situation.

For example, when I was trying to get out of a mad, abusive, empty marriage and hit roadblocks that meant further delays or possibly the divorce not coming thru and a good friend's response would be 'Chill'
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 10:52:07
Redlesley wrote:
I can't bear it when people use ''nom nom'' when talking about food!


Was just reading this word on a friends facebook page - it drives me mad as well!
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 11:07:34
"YES, MAAAAAAAAAAAAAM................"
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 11:07:46
MaaaaamSiiiiiiir

Simsim - erything simsim maaaam
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 11:15:09
'Gift' used as a verb rather than a noun grrrrr
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 11:26:38
hiccup wrote:
Inshallah

Beautiful word ... but when you say "Inshallah I would meet you at 3:00 pm", "Inshallah your tap would stop leaking" it just annoys the **** out of me. Grrrrr


Same. Also "Madam" and "Babe"
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 11:29:19
When sales staff say "for a while", instead of asking me to wait for a minute or two.

"do you have this T-shirt in blue?"
"for a while maaaaam"
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 11:30:01
mushypeas wrote:
I hate it when people say ' at the end of the day' !!!!!!!!!!!!! arrrrrrraaaahhh !


I agree hahahahah
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 11:38:16
IAMVP wrote:
When sales staff say "for a while", instead of asking me to wait for a minute or two.

"do you have this T-shirt in blue?"
"for a while maaaaam"


Isn't this more of a language issue?
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Latest post on 2011/11/03 at 11:39:34
Kakariki wrote:
Redlesley wrote:
I can't bear it when people use ''nom nom'' when talking about food!


Was just reading this word on a friends facebook page - it drives me mad as well!


Pardon my ignorance...is that a word in some language?

ETA...Oh as in the sound?
edited by nnair on 03/11/2011

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