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IAMVP
Posts 855



24/11/2011 17:36:39
Pants.
Not when used correctly, like I am going to buy some new pants today, but when people say 'That's Pants'!
edited by IAMVP on 24/11/2011


Green-ish
Posts 9415



24/11/2011 15:11:00
joeccy84 wrote:
cozzie (as in swimming costume).....soooo annoying!


Uh oh...more Aussie slang makes the list. Can I say "Aussie"? Lol


mama_toto
Posts 15



24/11/2011 14:56:48
Sanddy_Dogg wrote:
mama_toto wrote:
Dear....
when it is used by someone that I don't know Whaaaaa?
makes me maddddd.....


"Dear" as in "Hello, Dear" or as in "Dear Ms Xxx"?


just "Dear", like "Dear, we would like to offer you this and this...." Grrrrrr..... I am not your dear... you don't know me and I don't know you.... very annoying.


joeccy84
Posts 51



24/11/2011 14:54:04
cozzie (as in swimming costume).....soooo annoying!


Sanddy_Dogg
Posts 9475



24/11/2011 13:24:50
YorkshireTea wrote:
Sorry, but....Princess. Cant stand it.


Even said "Allo, Princess" a la Dirty Den?


YorkshireTea
Posts 22



24/11/2011 13:13:43
Sorry, but....Princess. Cant stand it.


Sanddy_Dogg
Posts 9475



24/11/2011 12:53:30
mama_toto wrote:
Dear....
when it is used by someone that I don't know Whaaaaa?
makes me maddddd.....


"Dear" as in "Hello, Dear" or as in "Dear Ms Xxx"?


Green-ish
Posts 9415



24/11/2011 12:49:27
carriesue wrote:

...
Xmas
...


What's wrong with Xmas? It means the same thing and is a common (and quite ancient) abbreviation derived from the Greek alphabet.

ETA: if people say "ex-mas", now that I find irritating.
edited by Green-ish on 24/11/2011


mama_toto
Posts 15



24/11/2011 12:17:24
Dear....
when it is used by someone that I don't know Whaaaaa?
makes me maddddd.....


baked mushrooms
Posts 206



24/11/2011 08:52:55
No-brainer

I despise this!!!! I can feel my BP rising when someone uses it!


jaso
Posts 217



24/11/2011 08:11:36
palpable as in "the tension in the room was palpable " .Makes me think of rotting pears that are all puffed up .......and it is so over used by authors and journalists to describe a situation.


Sanddy_Dogg
Posts 9475



23/11/2011 20:39:29
Baby, as in "Don't forget to put a hat on baby before you take him out", like it's the baby's name. To me it would be like saying "Don't forget to put the lead on dog before you take him for a walk".

I am aware that I have probably p***ed of 98% of EW-ers, but......


Dan Lou
Posts 3791



23/11/2011 19:37:18
ornery

Read it in a novel last night, makes me think of horny instead of stubborn!


mareike76
Posts 533



23/11/2011 18:40:34
I HATE Mamsir when you walk into a shop! Especially when I am alone!!!!
And dear or my dear.....
Makes my blood boil every time


JoyceB
Posts 3107



23/11/2011 18:32:58
emmess wrote:
'erm' and 'er' - every time I see these written, it's like I can hear in my head how ridiculous these words would sound in an actual spoken conversation.


Have never understood why the "R" is in there to be honest as most people would say "Eh" or "um"


carriesue
Posts 135



23/11/2011 18:14:46
Baby Daddy/Mommy
Crimbo
Xmas
Bubs
the over use of iconic and bespoke

I could go on but it makes me look like I'm getting cranky in my old age!


jens
Posts 35



23/11/2011 16:56:20
'dear'
'my dear' from someone you don tknow or not dear to you.
'bhe' - shortcut for baby
'like' - some people use like too much in their sentences.. so annoying..


jens
Posts 35



23/11/2011 16:52:41
emmess wrote:
'erm' and 'er' - every time I see these written, it's like I can hear in my head how ridiculous these words would sound in an actual spoken conversation.


haha! i dont like this word too.


Brit expat 78
Posts 19



22/11/2011 15:14:40
outheredxb wrote:
'dear' coming from someone I don't know (sales ladies, ladies at the salon)
'furnish' a letter..


Dear is an annoying one that i can say makes me cringe i unfortunately here my self using it when ive spent too long in the presence of people who insist on using it to every person they Dont know lol!


outheredxb
Posts 369



21/11/2011 21:54:02
'dear' coming from someone I don't know (sales ladies, ladies at the salon)
'furnish' a letter..


Catawba KSE
Posts 1362



21/11/2011 20:55:00
simpleasabc wrote:
"Heigh ho" is an Elizabethan expression of boredom or sadness. See much Shakespeare. V different from Disney's dwarves.


Regardless of its origin, it still bugs me. And given the way people use and spell it......more dwarf less Shakespeare to me.

edited by Catawba KSE on 21/11/2011
edited by Catawba KSE on 22/11/2011


simpleasabc
Posts 7641



21/11/2011 20:00:38
"Heigh ho" is an Elizabethan expression of boredom or sadness. See much Shakespeare. V different from Disney's dwarves.


Catawba KSE
Posts 1362



21/11/2011 19:46:57
I hate the word 'squat.' I don't know why -- just a vulgar sounding word. Maybe linked back to grade school when we were made to do squat thrusts in PE!

I also hate the phrase 'hey ho.' What are you -- the seventh dwarf?!


trailmix
Posts 357



21/11/2011 18:17:11
Hearing the word "stuff" used as "stuffs" is annoying.


LMAO-DXB
Posts 741



21/11/2011 18:09:02
Sanddy_Dogg wrote:
arohadxb wrote:
Sanddy_Dogg wrote:
arohadxb wrote:
well, thats me on the worlds most annoying person list...I actually thought that whatsit, whosit, thingy and thingummy were legitimate words Big Grin



Nope, it's thingimabob
edited by Sanddy_Dogg on 21/11/2011


really? I thought it was a whoseywhatsit! You learn something everyday....



No, but if it's the oojamaflip you're referring to then you can use the word doobrey.



Hahaha!! I love the word Doobery!! for some reason me and hubby refer to Dubai as Doobery! Big Grin
edited by LMAO-DXB on 21/11/2011


Sanddy_Dogg
Posts 9475



21/11/2011 18:05:05
arohadxb wrote:
Sanddy_Dogg wrote:
arohadxb wrote:
well, thats me on the worlds most annoying person list...I actually thought that whatsit, whosit, thingy and thingummy were legitimate words Big Grin



Nope, it's thingimabob
edited by Sanddy_Dogg on 21/11/2011


really? I thought it was a whoseywhatsit! You learn something everyday....


No, but if it's the oojamaflip you're referring to then you can use the word doobrey.


LouiseBerlin
Posts 133



21/11/2011 17:57:41
when people say 'myself and...'. It's grammatically incorrect as 'myself' is reflexive i.e. 'I wash myself'. It doesn't make you sound 'posh' but stupid!
I hate the way people are misspelling 'definitely' 'definately' all of a sudden. Why?
Other words and expressions that bug me are 'date night', 'yummy mummy', calling one's son 'little man' and 'concept store'. Don't ask why, they just do!


arohadxb
Posts 6336



21/11/2011 17:57:23
Sanddy_Dogg wrote:
arohadxb wrote:
well, thats me on the worlds most annoying person list...I actually thought that whatsit, whosit, thingy and thingummy were legitimate words Big Grin



Nope, it's thingimabob
edited by Sanddy_Dogg on 21/11/2011


really? I thought it was a whoseywhatsit! You learn something everyday....


LMAO-DXB
Posts 741



21/11/2011 17:50:32
Sanddy_Dogg wrote:
*whispers* I use one when I'm out with the dog as it means I have my hands/arms/back free but can still carry tissues, dog poo bags, phone and GPS.

I hate the word fanny, full stop (I was going to say 'period' but that's another word I don't like).


Im with you on that one too.....esp when people decide to tell you all about theirs in way too graphic detail when you just dont want to know about it full stop!! makes me want to gag!!


emmess
Posts 588



21/11/2011 17:48:01
'erm' and 'er' - every time I see these written, it's like I can hear in my head how ridiculous these words would sound in an actual spoken conversation.


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