lewiscapaldi · 17/03/2023 19:50
MorrisZapp · 17/03/2023 12:18
I'm annoyed that people are annoyed by this!
It's just the way people speak. Loads of words we use are redundant but it would be a sad day if we only clipped back to only the exact words necessary to be understood.
I hear you. And some examples of that I don't mind...
Eg when people say "literally" and don't mean it - eg "I LITERALLY shat myself in that meeting."
But this 2am in the morning one for some reason really gets to me 😂
JoanThursday1972 · 31/03/2023 16:42
AuntieStella · 17/03/2023 19:58
I remember having this very debate with my DSis yonks ago.
Based on Mike Oldfield's single 'Moonlight Shadow' which includes the immensely irritating line "4 am in the morning"
They could have just as easily said 4 o'clock in the morning.
MorrisZapp · 31/03/2023 16:53
Songwriters know what they're doing. 4 am in the morning sounds much more flowy and ethereal than 4 o'clock. Each syllable is chosen with care.
I've got to get the tea on but I'm well up for a full discussion about this so I'll come back later. Not... too much later though.
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