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Ronaldinhio Wed 07-Oct-09 23:01:28

the use of the words "stood" where standing is appropriate and "sat" where sitting is appropriate.

It is driving me insane.

It is everywhere.

My husband and friends feel that this is the final signal that I have tipped over into madness.

Am I being unreasonable to twitch and switch the radio to Radio 4 in disgust, muttering under my breath all the while....

offof is also tres irritating imho

bah humbug, down with the young

TigerBitesAgain Wed 07-Oct-09 23:02:30

Are you Terry Wogan? In disguise, obviously?

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 07-Oct-09 23:03:24

yy off of gets me frothing big time

budge up on the grumpy step

gerontius Wed 07-Oct-09 23:03:51

Ronaldinhio, I love you.
"You've all been sat so well."

Ronaldinhio Wed 07-Oct-09 23:04:13

no, why?

Although I don't know any Irish people who do perhaps
Has el Tel got a bee in his thatch about it also?

BobbingForPeachys Wed 07-Oct-09 23:04:49

A lot of it is regionalthough isn;t it?

I never write off of,I know it is incorrect, but I talk broad Somerset and frequently say it.

DH OTOH writes it; I tell him off.

TigerBitesAgain Wed 07-Oct-09 23:05:10

Pedant alert: everyone here's saying yy all the time. What is it? Is it Yaay (cringe) or Yes, Yes, Yes (Harry met Sally) or what?

Sorry, thick emoticon.

Ronaldinhio Wed 07-Oct-09 23:06:59

It was on the Radio 1 news today.....I wanted to throw the radio on the floor and jump up and down on it
Might not have gone down so well as I standing in an office at the time

<<ponders when smashing a radio is appropriate..?>>

note standing

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 07-Oct-09 23:08:42


yy is [nodding vigorously] for lazy sods


Ronaldinhio Wed 07-Oct-09 23:10:08

I don't think it's regional, I think it is having Scott Mills and his ilk on the radio and the ongoing dumbing down of the English language and grammar

i know I'm mental btw

TigerBitesAgain Wed 07-Oct-09 23:11:09

Ronald - el Tel has a real go about "I was sat here" as opposed to "I was sitting or I was seated (asif you'd say that), and also stood standing. It features on his show a lot around 8.45 (when I am listening, so probly more than that). Not Irish, just grammar.

But what with the yy?

Ronaldinhio Wed 07-Oct-09 23:11:10

also agree with yy

moves over on step..offers sherbet lemon

TigerBitesAgain Wed 07-Oct-09 23:13:25

Oh, so I shouldn't bother to type "yes! I agree with you". I should just go "yy". AAARRGH

Well thank you ladies for setting me right on that one, which I won't be using anytime soon grin.

TheCrackFox Wed 07-Oct-09 23:14:29

I don't understand it. Jeez, I really am thick.

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 07-Oct-09 23:15:17

arf tiger

Ronaldinhio Wed 07-Oct-09 23:21:25


BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 07-Oct-09 23:21:45

And newsreaders randomly stressing words or parts of words in a sentence - grrrrrr.

eg Four THOUsand pounds.

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 07-Oct-09 23:22:40

Only Chandler can get away with it.


<sucks sherberts>

TigerBitesAgain Wed 07-Oct-09 23:23:38

Who's Chandler?

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 07-Oct-09 23:25:38



From Friends

<crunches sherberts>

Ronaldinhio Wed 07-Oct-09 23:26:46

I agree with the weird stresses on words!!

Thank goodness someone in the world agrees...hooray

Sometimes they make absolutely no sense at though they have been employed straight from Mars with a speaks English 101 chip installed but not functioning properly.

There was again a particularly bad one working on the news at Radio 1 no one else I knew had even noticed it...arggghhh

TigerBitesAgain Wed 07-Oct-09 23:28:25

BALD - sorry, I don't WATCH tv. No, really, I don't watch TV, not really. I just know by osmosis who all these people are. The one who are stood about, like. YY.

pruneplus2 Wed 07-Oct-09 23:30:43

What does yy offof mean? How is it used?

I think I am also thick.

Ronaldinhio Wed 07-Oct-09 23:31:20

how can it be that you don't watch television?
Don't you even sneakily sky plus all the crap you want in the week and watch it when you are feeling weak or tired or mindless or MORTAL

SussexVille Wed 07-Oct-09 23:31:51

One of my favourites is the bbc sports reporter who announces a record-breaking sprint (or similar - he does it a lot) as 'the fastest time IN the world this year'.


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