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It’s ‘champing at the bit’ I tell you.

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fluffiphlox · 26/11/2018 12:13

Not ‘chomping’ you numpties. (Ah that’s better).

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LaBelleEpoque · 01/12/2018 11:43

Oh crikey. I too have found my people. The one that gets me (often seen around Christmas) is the wetting of appetites. Gahhh

HSMMaCM · 01/12/2018 15:07

I want to see a picture of the giant canapé outside their front door 🤣

LtGreggs · 01/12/2018 15:19

The construction "the baby needs changed" (cf "needs to be changed") is a Scottish thing, and is accepted formal grammar up here. I've lived here 12 years and am adopting it.

Also the use of the word "outwith", which sounds made up to people down south.

I agree with all the others, I think!

LtGreggs · 01/12/2018 15:22

I thought decimate meant to leave only 1/10 - thus closer to obliterate? Am off to educate myself.

MsPavlichenko · 01/12/2018 15:29

Scary pedant here. But to confirm as a Scot. Baby needs changed/ changing is accepted construction here. In no way recent.

Ihaventgottimeforthis · 01/12/2018 15:30

Hear, hear.

bringincrazyback · 01/12/2018 20:19

Simon Cowell just pronounced 'hyperbole' as 'hyperbowl' on the X Factor. I think my ears are bleeding.

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