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To really hate the term "end of"?

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Rovinja Thu 13-Aug-15 07:52:14

I don't know what it is about that term but it just sets my teeth on edge. Perhaps it's because everyone I've ever seen say something like "If it was me that would never happen. End of." has been an almost unbearable boor with a massive sense of entitlement. See the train seat thread from yesterday. Does anyone else hate the phrase?

TheFirstOfHerName Thu 13-Aug-15 07:56:53

The only people I know who use this phrase in real life are primary school children.

I can't imagine an adult using it; it's so childish. It's what you say if you are incapable of forming a coherent argument to back up your position.

NotSparta Thu 13-Aug-15 08:38:50

Urgh, yes. So annoying. Makes me laugh though when I see people post a rant on Facebook, finish it with "end of!" or "rant over!", then continue said rant in the comments of their post.

"I thought you said you were done ranting..." confused grin wink

mochindu Thu 13-Aug-15 09:01:06

YANBU. The only phrase that sets my teeth on edge even more is 'just saying'. Or worse, #justsayin.

ilovesooty Thu 13-Aug-15 09:04:01

Or <gavel>

AlbrechtDurer Thu 13-Aug-15 09:08:17

Some one posted a link to a thread on Net Mums the other day. It's the sort of phrase that seems to get used on there. I did actually think, OP, that the poster you're referring to on the train thread might have wandered over from that site (something about the username format as well)

Readingwritingandarithmetic Thu 13-Aug-15 09:46:08

'At the end of the day'........always gets me!..End of! wink

silverstreak Thu 13-Aug-15 10:11:35

I used this on a thread the other day but now you mention it I do actually think it's the first time I've done so... shock and tbh yes, it was cos I couldn't be arsed to continue the "rant" in my post (it was a suggestion for an objection for the Op on the thread) as it was self explanatory and unnecessary, IMO. But also now you mention it it is entirely possible that I am indeed an entitled bore as well! I can totally live with that.... wink

FirstWeTakeManhattan Thu 13-Aug-15 10:16:18

I absolutely bloody hate it. YANBU. I've only ever seen it attached to half-arsed, arsey POV. It's an irritating, arsey thing to say.

It's right up there with Nom nom. It's that bad.

I don't mind <gavel> actually, as it suggests humour, rather than 'fuck off, my half arsed arsey opinion is the definitive one.'

Rovinja Thu 13-Aug-15 10:17:51

YANBU. I've only ever seen it attached to half-arsed, arsey POV.

^^ This x 100!

MythicalKings Thu 13-Aug-15 10:18:54

Yup. Sounds so ignorant and rude.

silverstreak Thu 13-Aug-15 10:40:59

So in the thread I used it (about ungrateful and inconsiderate in-laws inviting themselves over for Xmas again even though they were rude to the Op constantly, made it clear they'd had a horrible time, and generally treated her like the hired help the whole holiday) I was saying that the Op should just say to them (not word for word, can remember it exactly) Sorry she wasn't going to go through that again this year and that it was someone else's turn to host, end of.... Not even acceptable in those circs??? Slightly rude and ignorant, I concede, but warranted when communicating with folk clearly even more rude and ignorant (& therefore possibly the only kind of language blunt enough to get through?!)??

MrsMook Thu 13-Aug-15 10:49:28

I have used it to kill off a futile, trivial argument that was wasting my time. It's crude, but it does clearly indicate that negotiations will be unsuccessful. (In a no you're not going to the toilet when break time is in 7 minutes type of argument)

RainbowRoses Thu 13-Aug-15 10:55:12

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 13-Aug-15 10:56:29

I prefer Amengrin

Charley50 Thu 13-Aug-15 12:00:54

YANBU. End of. sorry for my pathetic attempt at humour

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