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To hate this new trend for people using the word "think" unnecessarily

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tidalwaveover Fri 19-Jun-15 20:10:21

I've only noticed this over the last couple of months. This kind of thing:

"I work in an office - think blue chip multinational"

What's wrong with saying "I work in an office for a blue chip multinational"


"You may be entitled to a parking space if you are a healthcare professional - think Doctor, nurse or midwife".

What's wrong with "You may be entitled to a parking space if you are a healthcare professional such as a doctor, nurse or midwife."?

Does anyone else hate it? Am I alone here? Think - nobody agrees with me.

JeanSeberg Fri 19-Jun-15 20:11:23

Thank god I've not come across this.

PattiODoors Fri 19-Jun-15 20:12:50

Not new but yairs, tres annoyant

As is folk speaking pretend-forrin wink

hesterton Fri 19-Jun-15 20:13:35

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tidalwaveover Fri 19-Jun-15 20:15:24

That's it Hesterton.

I got mildly annoyed the other day in my car - think very minor road rage incident.

FarFromAnyRoad Fri 19-Jun-15 20:15:26

So yes, I kind of know what you're saying but I find it hard to care - think disinterested - because it doesn't really affect my life. But if it annoys you you can't help that I suppose. C'est vraiment tres annoyante!

SpudCunt Fri 19-Jun-15 20:17:41


"We went for dinner, think Italian...."

You went to a fucking Italian restaurant. I don't require your 'help' or 'encouragement' to conjure the bloody scene, it's not complicated.

tidalwaveover Fri 19-Jun-15 20:17:50

Agree farfromanyroad.

I've been irritated a few times in my life before - think mild annoyance, so it's not unfamiliar to me.

squoosh Fri 19-Jun-15 20:17:51

No that doesn't annoy me.

What does annoy me though <gets comfy> is people using the verb 'to love' in the present continuous tense. 'I'm loving the new Daniel O'Donnell album' for example. What's wrong with 'I love the new Daniel O'Donnell album'?


MoominMama22 Fri 19-Jun-15 20:17:54

It's "In terms of" that's really getting my goat at the mo. Watch any news programme or anything with interviews and just count how many times people say it. It's getting ridiculous!

goodnessgraciousgouda Fri 19-Jun-15 20:18:25

I've never come across this but it does seem realllllly irritating.

tidalwaveover Fri 19-Jun-15 20:18:53

SpudCunt I am LOVING your work (and your name, awesome thread).

I am fond of a few posters on here - think girlcrush.

ReluctantCamper Fri 19-Jun-15 20:19:27

Yes, it drives me nuts. Sounds really pompous to me when I read it in any post. It's in the same drawer as saying 'IMHO'. Of course it's your bleeding opinion, that's given. You wouldn't be stating someone else's opinion without explanation, would you?

tidalwaveover Fri 19-Jun-15 20:19:54

Haha squooush, sorry grin - think apologetic.

tidalwaveover Fri 19-Jun-15 20:20:50

Yep reluctantcamper I always feel like they're talking down to me - think being patronising.

hesterton Fri 19-Jun-15 20:21:19

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squoosh Fri 19-Jun-15 20:22:48

Ha! grin And you capitalised it too tidal!

OverAndAbove Fri 19-Jun-15 20:23:44

Oh god, I'm having a new wave of rage against certain turns of phrase.

The one that's really getting on my wick is "for me". People use it unnecessarily, to show, I think, that they appreciate other people feel differently. It just weakens everything and makes it too personal. Gah!

tidalwaveover Fri 19-Jun-15 20:24:11

Les Dawson underboob nudge!

I'm laughing away here sitting on my sofa - think DFS brown leather special.

OverAndAbove Fri 19-Jun-15 20:26:02

Crossed posts as IMHO is the online equivalent of "for me"!

DoTheDuckFace Fri 19-Jun-15 20:27:55

Oh yes it bugs me too. I can think what I want, I don't need instructions!

Worse for me though, is when someone puts no, or non, on the end of a sentence.

It's so annoying, no?

ShipwreckedAndComatose Fri 19-Jun-15 20:28:29

I can't stand 'my bad'

What happened to 'I am sorry I made a mistake'

SpudCunt Fri 19-Jun-15 20:29:26

What does annoy me though <gets comfy> is people using the verb 'to love' in the present continuous tense.

SpudCunt I am LOVING your work

I feel like I've somehow helped something beautiful and evil happen, but I'm not sure how- Think not Gru, but confused minion.

littlehouseinthebigwoods Fri 19-Jun-15 20:29:49

Yanbu! It's almost as bad as starting every single sentence with 'so..'
This happens so often now I can't even remember what the alternative is..

ChwatFeechers Fri 19-Jun-15 20:29:49

tidal's 'think' in every reply is the best thing in this thread grin

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