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Marketing bollocks, buzzword bingo, or your mum saying "fudge" when she really wants to swear like a trooper. Let's ride the hockey stick curve of this top hat product, solutioneers.

Thanks to simbosan for the idea

(, Thu 8 Apr 2010, 13:13)
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The Daily Mail
For their shite grammar, but most of all for putting 30pc instead of 30%. Why, for fucks sakes?
Argh, I've just remembered that I hate the weather being described as mild, especially when mild has a modifier before it, like 'very mild' or 'quite mild'.
Mild is not much or weak, for example a mild dose of the squits, so the forecasters informing me that there is 'not much weather' around today irritates me a lot. But not as much as being told that there is a lot of not much happening with the weather.
Quite is misused as well, it really means 'a lot' but people use it for 'a little'. Not really annoying though.
People using obviously for things which are not obvious gets on my nerves. And the word Plush, as a noun, or at all for that matter.
(, Tue 13 Apr 2010, 9:00, 1 reply)
Mild I can forgive. Weather forecasters now can't seem to give a bulletin without using the teeth-achingly twee "spits and spots". "Mist and murk", huts, but not as much as "spits and spots". Bloody hate weather forecasts, takes up valuable time, and if I want to know what the weather is like I'll stick my head out of a window.

Don't get me started on "pan-frying"... Just a way of poncying up good old frying. You aren't fooling me Gordon.
(, Tue 13 Apr 2010, 23:19, closed)

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