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    #21
    Originally posted by La Petite Valse View Post

    I've never known what that means but this one was definitely pronounced with a H so probably not that one.
    Oh yes - the oh tends to get lost so its just yes.

    I used to work with a militant scot who wanted Scottish dialects recognised as an actual language. Nice bloke, terrible drinker.


    or if with NLyUK


    OOOOHHHHH YESSSS!
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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      #22
      Originally posted by vetran View Post

      Oh yes - the oh tends to get lost so its just yes.

      I used to work with a militant scot who wanted Scottish dialects recognised as an actual language. Nice bloke, terrible drinker.


      or if with NLyUK


      OOOOHHHHH YESSSS!
      O.I.C

      Originally posted by vetran View Post


      I hadn't realised beans on toast were actually British. learn something new. I assumed they were Mexican or similar.

      https://minimalistbaker.com/easy-bak...20white%20bean.
      I believe they're originally from the US. Isn't the bean in baked beans a navy bean & these are predominantly grown over there? Also think cowboys, Blazing Saddles etc
      Last edited by La Petite Valse; 7 February 2022, 10:37.

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        #23
        Originally posted by La Petite Valse View Post

        O.I.C



        I believe they're originally from the US. Isn't the bean in baked beans a navy bean & these are predominantly grown over there? Also think cowboys, Blazing Saddles etc
        Oh beans in sauce are American/Mexican but the on toast bit is British.

        "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

        I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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          #24
          Originally posted by HoofHearted View Post
          So, beginning a sentence with a conjunction really gets my goat
          God yes, and we've had a load of that with all these Covid academics they've wheeled out over the last couple of years to pontificate!
          Work in the public sector? Read the IR35 FAQ here

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            #25
            Originally posted by La Petite Valse View Post
            A project manager used to always start his meetings with "okay..."

            But, instead of pronouncing it okay he would, bizarrely, pronounce it "hock-eye" instead. Maybe he had some kind of speech impediment, or something, but it really got my goat.
            Maybe he wanted to sound vaguely Japanese, in the (probably forlorn) hope of subliminally encouraging renowned Japanese speed and efficiency in his staff!
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              #26
              Originally posted by HoofHearted View Post
              So, beginning a sentence with a conjunction really gets my goat
              And why is that? It's not incorrect.
              'CUK forum personality of 2011 - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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                #27
                Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post

                Maybe he wanted to sound vaguely Japanese, in the (probably forlorn) hope of subliminally encouraging renowned Japanese speed and efficiency in his staff!
                Fair you should be - Kaizen and Kanban make massive improvements implemented properly.
                "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                  #28
                  "To be fair...." - someone trying to justify something they know doesn't have support of others

                  "I, personally, ....." - as opposed to someone else personally?

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                    #29
                    When people use literally incorrectly. Only this morning some put in our chat they 'literally drank their bodyweight on Friday night'
                    'CUK forum personality of 2011 - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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                      #30
                      Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

                      And why is that? It's not incorrect.
                      Beginning with "so" is incorrect, if there is no preceding statement from which this statement follows on, or if "so" is followed by a justifying statement (as in, "So, because people start speaking with the word 'so', they are irritating f***wits"). "So, I'm James and I'm a f***wit" is grammatically incorrect.
                      Blog? What blog...?

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