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    Words or Phrases that You or Others Overuse

    A bloke I worked with started just about every sentence with 'It's a case of....', e.g. 'I's a case of we need more pencil sharpeners' - It used to drive me mad. Luckily he moved on to another department before I was forced to kill him with a stapler.

    For me I have noticed that I am now saying 'cool' far too regularly.

    Example:

    Derek: "danbo, I've brought in a pair of bongo drums for you."
    danbo: "Cool."
    Derek: "Yeah, I don't need them any more. My wife has run off with the
    postman and I'm committing suicide tonight.
    danbo: "Cool."

    This is a recent development and I have no idea how it started. I'm not 100%, but I think that it is very uncool to say 'cool'; kinda like a Geography Teacher trying to rap.
    Back off Margaret, you're on a sugar rush!

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    I use people's names too much.
    Even when they are the only person there and I am obviously talking to them, I'll say "Do you want a drink Nick" or "Did you watch the rugby yesterday Fidel?"

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    I was listening to a couple of council workers, who were meant to be cleaning the local park

    "yeah, it is really fuckin hot, you know"
    yeah, fuk it, too fukin hot for me"
    "I dunno when that fukin bloke is fukin coming, but I aint fukin waiting"
    "yeah, fukit"
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    Like, Yea, Ya know what I mean, do ya hear what I'm saying, UUUH ,,awww, ya know what I mean.

    But I think I say fuckin a little to often,, I said it 25 times last night on the phone call to my credit card company, the fuckers cut my card off at least once every 6 weeks and I have to call and verify that it is me making the grocery purchases at Tesco-Lotus., and I just called em 3 days ago when my new cards came and I called to activate em.

    So them fuckers now know that I can at least say fuck. Fact that brain dead jerk last night said if I didn't quit it he was gonna hang up,, fucker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    "Do you want a drink Nick"
    Nice cup of tea would go down nicely, thanks

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    Well, anyway, actually I don't use any of these fill-in words myself, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    Well, anyway, actually I don't use any of these fill-in words myself, you know.
    Very good old chap .

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    ^^I am sure glad of that, I hate to talk to people that do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Well, anyway, actually I don't use any of these fill-in words myself, you know.
    I'm terribly guilty of this kind of thing in my writings. The instructions for an essay that I had to write for a course restricted the number of words that could be used and it was amazing how much better the essay read when all of the clutter was removed.

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    When I go back to England to see my parents who are both rather well educated I have a quite inpressive working vocabulary but as soon as I get back to Thailand I revert to a monosyllabic, ungrammatical patois. "errrr" appears in my English speach with a worrying frequency.

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    I use the term 'bastard' quite a lot, probably too much, but I do like it. It is not really a swear word and it can be used as both an adjective, 'It's been a bastard day' and also as a not-too-insulting noun, 'You bastard.' - The two can even be combined, 'He's a bastard bastard'

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    "Stupid" - I use that far too much. But it's the only word my g/f understands.

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    I use "mai tem baht", that has the advantage of not spoiling her mood for the entire day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog
    my parents who are both rather well educated
    You bragging?

    Are they Chinese?

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    I tend to over use the phrase "the other day"

    I can say it at least 50 times a day even though I am consciously trying not to.
    Last edited by Spin; 15-04-2007 at 02:18 AM. Reason: spelling

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    I strongly suspect that every woman in the English speaking World overuses the term, "Yeah, I know" when on the phone.

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    I tend to preamble a fuckin' thought with
    Truthfully, ....
    Honestly, .....
    To be honest, .....
    Actually, .....

    What the fuck does that mean anyway? Does it mean, "I usually tell big fucking lies but this one's real?" Maybe it means, "I think this shit is important and you better listen?" Or, "you're all talking bullshit and I'm the only one that knows any-fucking-thing?"

    Dunno if I use it when I speak but I 'magin I do. Fucking irritating habit, you ask me. Gonna fuckin quit it.
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog
    I have a quite inpressive working vocabulary
    Yep, you're Teakdoor's most eloquent yabba head

    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog
    "errrr" appears in my English speach
    ok, but what about your speech?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helicopter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog
    I have a quite inpressive working vocabulary
    Yep, you're Teakdoor's most eloquent yabba head

    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog
    "errrr" appears in my English speach
    ok, but what about your speech?
    MD, may I suggest Mozilla. . .


    As for the following:
    Truthfully, ....
    Honestly, .....
    To be honest, .....
    Actually, .....
    Yup . . . honestly.

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    Why do people go when about to answer question?

    "yeh, no"

    ...

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    When I lived in Australia I used to say fuck or fucking in every sentence. I'm much better now, my mrs hates it after I explained it to her.

    It got so bad that I would say something like "Fucking fuck!" as just saying it once didn't convey the seriousness of the situation. Like if you came out of the pub and found your bicycle stolen.

    I still say "Or yeah" (in a thick Aussie accent) in reply to too many things in a way a Pom might say "I see".
    Fahn Cahn's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helicopter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog
    my parents who are both rather well educated
    You bragging?
    Yes. Mother dear can do the Times of London crossword in half an hour. I'm the black sheep of the family.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helicopter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog
    my parents who are both rather well educated
    You bragging?

    Are they Chinese?
    He said 'educated', not 'uncivilised'.

    I think I use the word 'fuckwit' too much, but it's the perfect word in so many situations here...

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    'fck' is a strange one. Some folks, myself included I think, can use it effortlessly, casually, and in the always in the right place. Others always sound as though they are using a 'naughty' word for the first time...."Fck knows" and "Fcking hell" are two of my favourites....The trick is to not put too much effort into the word 'Fck' and to never use it where the person you are speaking to may be offended by its use. Unless that is your aim of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog
    Mother dear can do the Times of London crossword in half an hour
    My mother actually compiles the Times crossword

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