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"Blue Sky Thinking" banned

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Travellerman, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Wee Steve

    Wee Steve Computer stained fingers

    Baseball and beyond: Grumpy Alert

    There are several nasties, taken presumably from a minority American game, that I would happily ban like, as someone has suggested, "touch base".
    "Left field" is another that for most English English-speakers is surely meaningless, unless they're trying to be ever-so, yah, trendy.
    "Step up to the plate", equally, conjures visions in my mind of a nasty accident in the kitchen, or else means nothing.

    As for dates, in typical fence-sitting fashion, I hate HEARING "June 27", preferring to HEAR "June the 27th", but I detest SEEING "June the 27th" or "the 27th of June", which are both ugly and unnecessary. In the Good Old Days, the written form "June 27th" would be pronounced as "June the 27th/the 27th of June" without further explanation.

    I'll go and put the milk on for a nice cup of Camp, shall I?
  2. Wee Steve

    Wee Steve Computer stained fingers

    Oh yes and...

    ... while I'm here, "Can I get the sugar?" instead of "Could I have the sugar?" or "Could you pass me the sugar?", and the verb "to grow" used as an active verb in terms of businesses and such-like, as in "We're going to grow our trade by 20% this year".
    "Build" would be much nicer. I'll accept "Our business will grow" - that's fine - but the organnic meaning of to grow, as in "We're going to grow hyancinths this year" imputes far too high a level of honesty and integrity, in, of course, my grumpy opinion.
    And it sounds ugly.
  3. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    That's quite some "journey" you are on Steve.
  4. Wee Steve

    Wee Steve Computer stained fingers

    Ay, and it's all downhill ...
  5. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Sorry, I do, yes...absolutely!:rofl: Did I say it a lot on the podcast then? And 'Right' and 'Okay' are another two of my favourites..sometimes I even use them all in one breath: 'Right...okay...absolutely'!:biggrin:

    Oh well, there'll be no loitering when we 'do coffee' then as I shall obviously annoy you intensely within five minutes. Absolutely!:wink: But coming to Yorkshire just for coffee, well, that's a bit far. It would have to include bed and breakfast for me...:D
  6. Wee Steve

    Wee Steve Computer stained fingers

    Absolutely ...

    The more you look, the more you find:
    as well as abso-blooming-lutely, a lot of our "leaders and trendsetters" resort to an awful "Oh, very much so" as a sort of verbal nod of agreement.

    I think I need a lie down.
  7. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Hate words/phrases

    Organic growth [of companies whose fat cats cream off all the profits!]
    Don't do rain
    Life's a bitch when you haven't got one
    Thank you for flying with British Airways
    You're joking
    You're welcome
    Have a nice day
    Dictionary corner
    Back to the drawing board
    Hey ho Jo!
    Ho hum
    Do doo
    The first cut is the deepest
    I love my dog as much as I love you
    The sun always shines on the righteous
    Don't walk on the cracks in the pavement
    Danger of death
    Out of order
    Toilets closed
    Butler I hate you
    Wherefore art thou?
    Hell and damnation
    Close to the edge
    You're barred
    Is the pope a catholic / do bears **** in the woods / is tommorow sunday?
    What's your URL man?
    Where were you when John Lennon died?
    That's sweet man


    ps Just lost a whole posting about Pompey review!
    <refrained from doing a Grrrr then!> Will try again later.
    Did any of you see the Pink Floyd article in the Sunday Times mag yesterday?
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  8. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    "de-plane" as in to disembark from an aircraft, gets me every time :cursing: :D
  9. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    Takes two to tango
    More power to your elbow
    2p or not 2p? That is the question
    Romeo wherefore art thou?
    Praise be to God
    All our lines are busy right now
    Whoa whoa
    Prima donna
    Meat and two veg
    Six of the best
    Lunchbox/four pack
    Dingle dangle

    and finally...Thatcherism [it's even in effing Chambers dictionary!]..do you think Johnathan Ross should have been additionally rebuked for asking Dave Cameron that infamous question?

    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  10. Wee Steve

    Wee Steve Computer stained fingers

    Some Okay-Yah just used the coinage "trilemma" on the "Today" programme and then dared laugh at his own wit.

    May the gods save us.
  11. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    "Here I fore art" - Bugs Bunny

  12. wobbly bob

    wobbly bob I've got a zappy little nappy

    well, seeing as how we're having 'coffee', AND 'bed and breakfast', i'm sure i can overlook one or two endearing little idiosyncrasies!!!:wink:
    tbh, it doesn't matter what you say. as long as you say it in that horny, posh accent, I'm in!:D
  13. telemonster

    telemonster I've got a zappy little nappy

    anyone got a bucket of cold water for wobbles?
  14. telemonster

    telemonster I've got a zappy little nappy

    fiscal f**k... hahahaha... that's genius!

    looks like the bully wee are doomed, eh...? :m17:
  15. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Clearly, spring has sprung and the sap is rising.... :D
  16. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Totally and utterly. Best not contemplated! :banghead:
    (unless it involves John Brown and a swift kick in his nuts LOL)
  17. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    :rofl: I'm going to be such a disappointment when we do meet....:wink:

    Fix me the room and the date, and I might be there!
  18. SimonF

    SimonF I've got a zappy little nappy

    Er, is that when you have to pay for it:confused1:
  19. pete c

    pete c I've got a zappy little nappy


    magazine at blueyonder dot co dot uk

    or pm me

    (is that forceful enough PR?) :wink:
  20. telemonster

    telemonster I've got a zappy little nappy

    hahaha.... nice one!!!

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