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AIBU to say I do not concur?

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longwayoff Thu 28-Mar-19 08:50:04

I don't concur. I agree. We've always agreed but now I can't get through a day without hearing 'I concur'. Why? How has this come about. Agree with me and banish concur to the nether regions of hell.

ChocChocButtons Thu 28-Mar-19 08:53:10

I’ve never heard it in my life, but my work colleague is 18 months so that’s probs why.

SleepingStandingUp Thu 28-Mar-19 08:53:29

Sorry, I simply do not concur with your argument. It's a proper word, what's your problem with it?

longwayoff Thu 28-Mar-19 09:19:40

I know it's a word. An archaic word in fact that usually just knocks around in parliamentary debate or court. Is that why its use is spreading? Because we're listening to more debate? I wouldn't say I have a problem with it, I just, just, personally, find it irritating and to me it sounds out of place in everyday speech.

StarEclipse Thu 28-Mar-19 09:51:31

I say this to DH and he does it back to me grin but it is sort of an in joke referencing Catch me if you can, the film with Leonardo DiCaprio.

We are really sad and often quote films to eachother in general conversation grin

zoellafortitude Thu 28-Mar-19 09:52:24

Kath from "Kath & Kim" used it quite a bit, as I remember...

longwayoff Thu 28-Mar-19 09:58:04

Ah ha! So 'cultural creep' then? America, Australia. Gotcha, thanks

zoellafortitude Thu 28-Mar-19 10:09:06

There is a UK company called SAP Concur grin

CallMeCora Thu 28-Mar-19 10:09:56

@StarEclipse that's why I use it as well.. Catch Me If You Can!

Jojoanna Thu 28-Mar-19 10:10:38

I used to love kath & Kim

shumway Thu 28-Mar-19 10:11:21

I say it as a joke because of Catch Me If You Can too.

Proudirishnotpaddy Thu 28-Mar-19 10:12:32

Sap concur used to be concur technologies. Before that it was the portable software corp. it was started by two American Asian brothers in the early 1990s.

Expense management software. It’ll never catch on. Said I. 😂😂

zoellafortitude Thu 28-Mar-19 10:13:10

I concur!!! grin

CombineBananaFister Thu 28-Mar-19 10:13:40

Same here grin me and DH are film geeks so use because of that in a piss taking way

dontfluffthefluffer Thu 28-Mar-19 10:14:34

I've said it since the 90's. Started as an ironic "so clevvaahhhhh" thing to say and just kind of stuck itself into my vernacular.

I get why some words bother people, though for me, concur isn't one of them.

CombineBananaFister Thu 28-Mar-19 10:15:31

Going to have to go and dig Kath and Kim out now

zoellafortitude Thu 28-Mar-19 10:16:31

Kath & Kim is currently up on YouTube - I am watching it there because I can't be bothered to dig out my DVDs.

zoellafortitude Thu 28-Mar-19 10:17:47

Word of the Day

11 second video grin

dontfluffthefluffer Thu 28-Mar-19 10:21:01

Kath & Kim is also on Netflix now (or was the other month) not that I binged it all over again or anything.

SleepingStandingUp Thu 28-Mar-19 10:34:33

Some people just have a greater vocab range. Just because you have one word for something doesn't mean you can't have two. Unless its being used to deliberately obfuscate a discussion, it comes across as inverted snobbery to object to it.

zoellafortitude Thu 28-Mar-19 10:36:06

Hermes concurs!

Quartz2208 Thu 28-Mar-19 10:42:49

There is a difference though I concur means that I have looked at the facts and come up with that opinion on my own (in legal terms as well it is often a written opinion). I agree means I have listened to what you have said and I have decided that I also think that as well

So Parliamentary debates will used it a lot because its them saying I had this opinion as well not that I have listened to you and you have made me have that opinion.

Does that make sense?

VeganCow Thu 28-Mar-19 17:31:24

oh god Ive never heard this in day to day converstion, please tell me its not a thing

ZippyBungleandGeorge Thu 28-Mar-19 17:34:28

I hear it a lot but work in the justice/legal sector, what would you prefer, true dat?

SleepingStandingUp Thu 28-Mar-19 17:38:24

@VeganCow you realise it's a perfectly normal, proper word right? Not a made up or invented modern one. Totay you learnt a new word, surely that's good not bad

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