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AIBU to detest this new-fangled propensity for made up words?

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Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:00:32

I have just recently come to terms with Brexit.
I understand that language evolves.
But it's bloody pissing me off!!!!

Just now I've gotten a notification on my phone that Donald Tusk is going to advise the EU to allow the 'flextension'.
I actually want to scream!!!!!!!

AIBU? Do I need to chill out? FFS

Please tell me that I'm not alone?

Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:01:54

FFS just type out your words! Driving me bonkers.

Partridgeamongstthepigeons Fri 05-Apr-19 11:02:50

Yup.. was wondering yesterday what the difference between 'woke' and 'pc'( politically correct) is/was... tiswas (sorry Partridge reference there).

PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Fri 05-Apr-19 11:03:42

Strictly does this all the time - fecking 'armography', 'danceology' and apparently 'physicality' has now made it to the dictionary

Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:04:14

Do they have some half-witted twit employed on a full-time basis to come up with contractions to fucking coherent sentences and invent new words for themselves?????????????????

Note to self: Calm down.

Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:05:21

Ah! Thank God (T'god) I'm not alone.

Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Fri 05-Apr-19 11:05:54

chill out? FFS?

What do these modern usages mean? Outrageous!


Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:07:47

Ok I'll CHILL DA FUCK OUT FOR FUCK'S SAKE lol (that's laughing out loud - well - smiling anyway) Grumpy.

Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:09:30

Never found out who Fuck was and why I'd be doing it for his sake either, but I do a lot for the sake of Fuck - the prick.

Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:10:51

This is a notification from The Guardian. A newspaper! Not just my good self ranting. A bloody newspaper.

notacooldad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:10:56

Ha! Language is always changing and evolving.
I understand Shakespeare pissed his elders with new fangled words and sayings he used.

TrendyNorthLondonTeen Fri 05-Apr-19 11:12:12

I have bad news for you about how literally all words were invented...

Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Fri 05-Apr-19 11:12:35

Derailing slightly - but I really like the word 'newfangled'. And it isn't grin.

Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:13:00

It's an extension to Article 50. Not a fucking flextension. FFS.

Monty27 Fri 05-Apr-19 11:13:45


Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:15:08

Well I must head into Uni and request a flextension to my thesis deadline at Oxford - and tell the cnuts that they need to fuck off allowing 'new' words into their fucking dictionary! grin

Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:15:54

REMOANER! noun; pejorative

DantesInferno Fri 05-Apr-19 11:16:19

FFS just type out your words!


onalongsabbatical Fri 05-Apr-19 11:17:03

This tendency towards langorphosis, I blame the Apocalexit, it’s a head-mangling-event (henceforth known as a hamglingent).

Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:18:08

It looks less offensive if I type FFS. Otherwise I'd be f'n and blinding all over the shop.
Ok, I'll chill.

Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:20:00

I think my irritation is more the fact that newspapers are doing it. You can understand conversational informal chat using such shite, but a newspaper? I'll eat me hat when the Times start at it.

Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:21:29

I actually quite like the Apocalexit - seems more appropriate than the most used word of the past 3 years.

AirBiscuit Fri 05-Apr-19 11:22:12

Sounds like you are blamestorming here.

And as far as Brexit is concerned, it seemed like an epiphinot at the time but really it is just a dullema

Whatad Fri 05-Apr-19 11:22:17

I actually want to find and kill the person who first coined the word 'Brexit'.

PrincessAndThePee Fri 05-Apr-19 11:23:37

Physicality has been a word for hundreds of years!

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