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The english language, what has happened to it "anyways"!

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mamadadawahwah Thu 28-Apr-05 13:09:57

If i hear one more person say "anyways" i am going to scream! Its got to the point as soon as i hear someone using this word, i immediately wait to see what the last letter is going to be, a y or an s. "Going is another one. I am gooeeen to the shop. Are you commeeen with me? Arggh

And last but not least, the use of like. This word is riddled in usually younger generation conversations. Like, i was like, you know like, well, it was like this. Double arrgh.

Anyone with any similar bugbears? Oh yeah, my favourite, "at this point in time". WHat DOES THAT MEAN???? At this point in time. Everybody uses this particularly politicians. Do they think that time stops for a point? I dont get it.

beatie Thu 28-Apr-05 14:21:21

Today, on the news, I heard "A first floor flat was hit by a car that lost control"

The car lost control - what of? It's driver?

CountessDracula Thu 28-Apr-05 14:24:56

I hate like. Esp when used in conjunction with the very very irritating habit of the upwards inflection at the end of the sentence as used by most teenagers today. Makes everything sound like a question and should only be used by antipodeans.

CountessDracula Thu 28-Apr-05 14:25:42

Have not heard anyone say Anyways though.

Easy Thu 28-Apr-05 14:26:50

I hate it when someone uses the term "could of", as in "I could of killed him" instead of "could have". I am currently curing ds of this, a habit he's picked up from school.

Oh and saying drawing as if it had an 'r' after the w. I HATE drawRing.

popsycal Thu 28-Apr-05 14:28:25

mebys for maybe

horseshoe Thu 28-Apr-05 14:28:59

"Im gonna GIT a coat" I feel like shouting it's GET

popsycal Thu 28-Apr-05 14:29:01

easy - am with you on 'could of'etc

fastasleep Thu 28-Apr-05 14:29:19

Like I was brought up to say like in like every other's all the American teen moooovies maaan. Oh yeah even better with the scouse upwards inflection liiIIIIke.

psychomum5 Thu 28-Apr-05 14:30:18

Anyways like, my 14yr old niece like, speak like this like!!!!

And yes, highly irritating. BUT, she is only talking that way because they all do. Like me really.....the amount of time I find myself reverting to baby language and I hate it, but I don't even realise I am doing it half the time!!

fastasleep Thu 28-Apr-05 14:31:46

'Anyways like' is so scouse! 'Anyways like luv caaaaarm down caaaarm down aaarrraaaaayyy' love it!

psychomum5 Thu 28-Apr-05 14:32:31

LOL at fastasleep

Pinotmum Thu 28-Apr-05 14:33:38

I am always correcting my dd because she picks up all sorts of oddities at school and I can't stand it . Example : That will learn him a lesson - fgs I thought they were taught - grrr. The other day one of the mum's was kindly offering to lend me a book to help with an interview I was attending. I had to stop myself correcting her as she said "I'll borrow it to you if you like". Why do people get borrow and lend and learn and teach confused???

CountessDracula Thu 28-Apr-05 14:34:55

misplaced apostrophes gggggggrrrrrrrrr
Pinotmum do 200 lines

Pinotmum Thu 28-Apr-05 14:35:49

OK you got me

Pinotmum Thu 28-Apr-05 14:37:03

That will learn me a lesson.

Fimbo Thu 28-Apr-05 14:37:16

Mmm and then there's Supernanny Jo Frost and her asseptable instead of acceptable.

hunkermunker Thu 28-Apr-05 14:39:49

"People were evacuated..."

Er, no, unless they had mass enemas! I think that perhaps "Buildings were evacuated"...

fastasleep Thu 28-Apr-05 14:40:55

Mass enemas! That's the type of silly phrase I'd get all mixed up though I must admit..

Easy Thu 28-Apr-05 14:41:41

Troops were helicoptered in.

Altogether now "I helicopter, You helicopter, ...... "

I never met a word that couldn't be verbed.

Toothache Thu 28-Apr-05 14:46:04

Dinnae - Don't
Cannae - Can't
Um are - I am

...all spoken regularly north of the border, like!

My poor children.... I'm Scottish and DH is a SCOUSER... AAAAAAAARIGHT!

fastasleep Thu 28-Apr-05 14:47:11

The scouse accent is the best in the world...ever! Took me months and months to start to understand the real scousers when I moved

Sponge Thu 28-Apr-05 14:49:17

Horrible americanisms like "verbalise" and "timewise".

Sonnet Thu 28-Apr-05 14:55:28

Double negatives are my pet hate - I can currently overhear a collegue who says " I no nothing about it" on a regular basis. Makes me want too screeeeam....

My other pet hate is " I am going down the town" or "I am going up the park" - what happened to the word "to" as in I am going to town/park!!!

oliveoil Thu 28-Apr-05 14:55:35

I hate 'like' especially when said like a question? All the time? Very student or american way of speaking that my sister uses? grrrrrrrr.

People who miss t's out of words: war-oh (water) etc etc

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