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At the end of the day....the bottom line is...

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mumsfretter Tue 13-Nov-12 12:56:09

AIBU to find these ridiculous expressions rather irritating......

Why do people feel the need to preface a point with such crap? Where do they come from and why do people use them 'willy nilly' grin

MummyPig24 Tue 13-Nov-12 12:58:57

"she turned round and said", "I turned round and told him". Why do these people keep turning around?!

Whatnowffs Tue 13-Nov-12 13:00:55

At the end of the gets dark! The bottom line the bottom of the page!

Gigondas Tue 13-Nov-12 13:01:40

Literally ..or "I was like" when they are not using a simile.

fluffyraggies Tue 13-Nov-12 13:02:16

grin @ mummypig

My mums family all say this! Londoners. As a kid i pictured them all spinning around trying to have a conversation!

mumsfretter Tue 13-Nov-12 13:02:32

grin mummypig

They even have an acronym IYSWIM ! It is totally unnecessary to add that to any sentence.

Fakebook Tue 13-Nov-12 13:13:16

At the end of the day, it's just another expression innit?

Beksybob Tue 13-Nov-12 13:15:25

literally drives me nuts. Especially as it is always used when about to say something quite the opposite of literal.

Bluebell99 Tue 13-Nov-12 13:17:37

My dh and his mum both use "if the worse comes to the worse" and "apart from anything".

mumsfretter Tue 13-Nov-12 13:20:22

Yes Beksybob

I literally froze like. grin

MummyPig24 Tue 13-Nov-12 13:31:50

"Basically, yeah..." is another one I don't like. I've watched Jeremy Kyle today whilst ironing, its got me all riled up! They all do the turning round thing. Oh and innit!

MummyPig24 Tue 13-Nov-12 13:33:09

Mumsfretter whats yhe acronym for the turning round?!

whywhywhywhywhy Tue 13-Nov-12 13:35:36

To be fair, I think that it is unreasonable at the end of the day.

Spuddybean Tue 13-Nov-12 13:41:41

the turning around statement stems from the plague apparently. people spoke to each other back facing back, but when particularly animated would 'turn around and say...' thus proving that it was so infuriating/important to say it to the persons face it was worth dying of the plague for.

i can't help but start every sentence with 'to be honest' and i cringe when i hear myself doing it.

Bubblemoon Tue 13-Nov-12 15:10:35

I'm not being funny but believe you me, we are where we are.

Dahlen Tue 13-Nov-12 15:47:03

I can be pedantic when it comes to the written word in formal contexts, but I rather like the richness of colloquialisms in everyday use. They are simply a form of expression to provide emphasis, and as long as the meaning is clear, they serve their purpose completely.

What annoys me are malapropisms that are not funny (but I don't mind humorous ones), such as pacific instead of specific.

fuzzpig Tue 13-Nov-12 15:52:22

YES to the "she turned round and said..."
And "at the end of the day..."

What REALLY riles me up though is any way, shape, form or fashion" - there are three completely unnecessary words! angry

fuzzpig Tue 13-Nov-12 15:52:51

(Actually, 4 unnecessary words, I forgot the 'or')

Lemonylemon Tue 13-Nov-12 15:57:46

"AIBU to find these ridiculous expressions rather irritating......"

Well, to be fair, you might need to think outside the box and do some blue sky thinking and take this thing forward.......

LadyMacbethIsBored Tue 13-Nov-12 16:00:10

News readers saying "allegedly" really winds me up. I can see that it has it's place but yesterday someone on the BBC said that Margaret Moran (ex-MP) was "allegedly accused of false accounting" over her expenses. There was no allegedly about it, she was definitely accused of it as the case had gone to court. Rant over.

littleladyindoors Tue 13-Nov-12 16:00:27

I hate "no offence" -you are obviously about to offend me in some way!
I also hate " its in the last place you looked" obviously- im not going to keep looking
And apparently my need to add obviously to every sentence. Obviously grin

ClippedPhoenix Tue 13-Nov-12 16:00:40

When my DS says "I didn't do nothing"

That's right love, you DID do something! grin

Jenski Tue 13-Nov-12 16:03:37

These expressions are a bit of a joke here, as DH's Welsh family use them all the time.

At the end of the day...
When all is said and done....
To be honest....
I'm not gonna lie...
To be fair....
The bottom line is ...

I'm sure I've missed some!

PacificDogwood Tue 13-Nov-12 16:03:43

"I'll tell you what it is..."

Yes, dear.
Please do.
Otherwise it is really difficult for me to guess.

Drives me potty.

The other one is 'with all due respect' when heavily imnplying there is no respect whatsoever grin

mumsfretter Tue 13-Nov-12 16:06:41

It's not rocket science lemonylemon We've been pushing the envelope and touching base with fuzzpig to find a ball park figure in order to move the goal post to bubblemoon

Do you know what I mean?

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