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fairwater
Posts 2095


03/11/2011 08:27:36
GRUB, I just cant stand this word to describe food.





Green-ish
Posts 9419


03/11/2011 08:32:18
"Kid"

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





salsB
Posts 8468


03/11/2011 08:38:28
I hate the word "Bab". I also don't like being referred to as "Darling".





Princess_I
Posts 2454


03/11/2011 08:39:10
i hate being refereed to as "sister" and i also hate the word "revert"

Also Kid - what are they baby goats????





Appletiser
Posts 7472


03/11/2011 08:39:41
Sweetie as in "Hi Sweetie". Ugh! Sounds so fake and insincere.





Di@DXB
Di@DXB
Posts 4006


03/11/2011 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





janesul
Posts 4131


03/11/2011 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





Redlesley
Posts 7181


03/11/2011 08:51:28
I can't bear it when people use ''nom nom'' when talking about food!





louisedvs
Posts 4318


03/11/2011 08:55:01
Babe....





shaks
Posts 3940


03/11/2011 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.





Kathyt
Posts 733


03/11/2011 09:02:37
The phrase, "going forward" used about non-business stuff





outheredxb
Posts 369


03/11/2011 09:05:28
Di@DXB wrote:
When you're dealing with people and they say 'My dear' its completely insincere and rude.


Exactly!!





Dan Lou
Posts 3791


03/11/2011 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!!





hiccup
Posts 3560


03/11/2011 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





ilovewine
Posts 1472


03/11/2011 09:26:19
"tell me" Whaaaaa?





louisedvs
Posts 4318


03/11/2011 09:26:34
ilovewine wrote:
"tell me" Whaaaaa?


Haha YES i sooooo agree





Big blue
Posts 549


03/11/2011 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





Sparkysair
Posts 43


03/11/2011 09:46:42
Misuse and overuse of the word 'avail' drives me potty - eg radio adverts telling you to 'avail an offer' Grrrrr!





hilbos
Posts 416


03/11/2011 10:20:45
louisedvs wrote:
Babe....


and Hun
edited by hilbos on 03/11/2011





mushypeas
Posts 2855


03/11/2011 10:35:45
I hate it when people say ' at the end of the day' !!!!!!!!!!!!! arrrrrrraaaahhh !





summerdream
Posts 1024


03/11/2011 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'





Kakariki
Posts 1079


03/11/2011 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!





MomOfTwins
Posts 707


03/11/2011 11:07:34
"YES, MAAAAAAAAAAAAAM................"





Gege_DXB
Posts 390


03/11/2011 11:07:46
MaaaaamSiiiiiiir

Simsim - erything simsim maaaam





manufan
Posts 1073


03/11/2011 11:15:09
'Gift' used as a verb rather than a noun grrrrr





dramaqn
Posts 1340


03/11/2011 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"





IAMVP
Posts 855


03/11/2011 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"





Nostal
Posts 14


03/11/2011 11:30:01
mushypeas wrote:
I hate it when people say ' at the end of the day' !!!!!!!!!!!!! arrrrrrraaaahhh !


I agree hahahahah





Kathyt
Posts 733


03/11/2011 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?





nnair
Posts 71


03/11/2011 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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