to think you are NOT weary

(107 Posts)
DontPanicMrMannering Thu 31-Oct-13 00:33:25

DH and everyone else. You are not in fact tired of something that concerns/elicits caution of you. You are WARY of it.

Ok OK? I'm right and in no way unreasonable <<crosses arms>>

Festive, "shall we go to mine?" is a bit lazy/colloquial but not wrong, is it?

At least she didn't say he'd "radished" his dinner grin

DuchessFanny Sun 03-Nov-13 21:02:01

Defuse/diffuse !

And my parents say to my utter annoyance 'he woofed it down'

Wolfed ! It's wolfed !!

ElephantsEye Sun 03-Nov-13 21:04:39

Had a meeting last week in which the most senior person there kept saying "gambit" instead of "gamut".

gambit = a manoeuvre which you are using to give you an advantage;
gamut = the whole range.

Quite different!

A colleague says "relative" when she means "relevant".

Both bring on my nervous tic. But them I'm well known as a the office pedant.

Except I guess they call you the office pendant

FestiveEdition Sun 03-Nov-13 21:22:04

Stealth - I hold up my hand to having frequent, quite irrational, response to some colloquialisms. I find them wearisome smile

oooh aye they are that'm

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