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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, 12:13)
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Me, myself and I
I sit opposite a girl who uses 'myself' instead of 'me' in every possible instance. It's 9.10 am and I've already heard:

'I believe it was myself you spoke to'
'If you could just pop an email over to myself'
'If you're going to the Special K bar machine can you get one for myself'

I know in some circumstances it's fine but it sounds so pompous. Also, you know when you just fixate on one thing - a mole on someone's chin, for example - and then that's all you can focus on? All I can hear in an office full of 30 people, piercing through the general phone and conversation noise, is 'myself'.

I'm either going to piss in her tea, put Tipp-Ex on her spider plant or stab her in the arsecheek with a biro.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 8:16, 10 replies)
Try simply telling her, quietly and calmly
That you'd rather she didn't use the phrase, and that you know where she lives.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 8:17, closed)

Piss on her arsecheek, put Tipp-Ex in her tea, and stab her spider plant.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 8:19, closed)
"I know in some circumstances it's fine"
No it shittingly well isn't.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 8:44, closed)
Oh, right then.
I'll put the Tipp-Ex away and get the napalm out then. It's justified.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 9:10, closed)
Napalm is the only reasonable response to the misuse of the reflexive personal pronoun.

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 9:19, closed)
"A" reflexive personal pronoun.

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 9:21, closed)
Nope: the.

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 9:35, closed)
No YOUR mum.

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 10:17, closed)
Talking of mums
T'other day I heard:

'Your mum's so fat, when she fell down the stairs I thought it was the end of Eastenders'

Not about my actual mum though, she's quite slim
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 10:23, closed)
Like this you mean?


Never fails to make me laugh.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 10:28, closed)

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