Originally posted by Thecakeisalie
What really irritates me is the misuse of the words 'literally' or 'surreal'.
For example, "My jaw literally hit the floor" sure it did, because i punched it for hearing such a stupid remark.
Or this one- "I seen a guy wearing the same shirt as me, it was surreal" No it wasn't. Seeing a banana playing bagpipes on the forest moon of Endor would be surreal.
And being an Aussie there is one part of our lingo that annoys me: When someone gets asks a question,the response would be "Yeah, Nah."
But the one that grinds my gears the most is that great sporting term "Full credit to the boys". If I had a drink for every time I heard that line I would've succumbed to liver failure years ago.edit on 1-2-2013 by Thecakeisalie because: I was like trying to spell something when i had this surreal momement where the keys literally jumped out at me.
Originally posted by CthulhuMythos
reply to post by Logos23
What's wrong with 'chuffed'? We say it all the time in Scotland, though it means a bit more than just being happy or pleased, it has an additional quality of delighted surprise at an unexpectedly good outcome usually related to a personal achievement or something that turned out really well that someone else did for you rather than being pleased /happy for someone else, e.g. you go to the hairdresser and come out with a totally new look and really like it, you could be really chuffed with the result.
Do note, that 'chuffed' must never be mixed up with word 'chuff/chuffed' in the context of 'the passing of rather offensively odorous gas from the nether regions'..... especially when accompanied by the word 'eggy' unless you are unexpectedly proud of this and feel it was a bit of an achievement, where you may wish to say how chuffed you were with your eggy chuff
Originally posted by AtcGod
Is that where all the slang comes from in Britian? I must say that it seems all British people talk as if they are always asking a question. It took me quite a while to get used to it after moving here 3 years ago and it still gets on my nerves, doesnt it?
I live on a military base and I hear everyone saying sorted.... EVERYONE!!
Originally posted by canucks555
Stop being "anal" about the subject.
I hate that word. reminds me of anuses.
Originally posted by panicman66
EVERY= BODY or ONE
When this is used by some one to explain some thing, really bugs me.
"every one was there!" or "everybody was laughing"
I wasn't there or wasn't doing that, aren't i part of "everyone/body?
OOPS! FORGOT but the one at the top of my list is "AWESOME"edit on 2-2-2013 by panicman66 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by saladfingers123456
It is perhaps a fair observation that in many of the cases presented here the annoyance was probably caused by a single person who they didn't like anyway, so anything that came out of their mouth grates.
Originally posted by Beast Of Gevaudan
as well as "off of" which just sounds stupid.
Originally posted by captaintyinknots
"I could care less".
I can't stand it when people say this, without realizes what they are actually saying....i always have to mess with people on that.
Also, this is more of a lack of use of a phrase that gets to me, but seems a lot of people these days hate the words "to be". As in "the dog needs fed". No, the dog needs TO BE fed.