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    Stop saying "no worries"! I don't care if you're worried or not!
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    My lads are always saying 'I'm not gonna lie' before most things.

    Keep telling them it's like I'm not racist but... and the next sentence is usually racist so I assume the are going to tell a lie. Doesn't stop them.
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      #3
      I am guilty of "no worries" and I've picked up "no bother" in more recent years.

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        #4
        Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
        I am guilty of "no worries" ..
        That's one of the annoying thing about phrases, if people say them often enough I catch myself starting to use them!

        For example, "if I'm honest .." (followed by some possibly unwelcome opinion)
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          #5
          Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
          I am guilty of "no worries" and I've picked up "no bother" in more recent years.
          Odd. I went the other way!

          Given the lack of proper English these days (hey, I'm old, I was taught this stuff...) little winds me up. Fake Jamaican by some dope from Bristol or estuary English done badly by 90% of non-Londoners trying to be hip are way more irritating.

          Blog? What blog...?

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            #6
            Happy days.

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              #7
              Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
              Stop saying "no worries"! I don't care if you're worried or not!
              "No worries" means "Do not worry yourself, I'm happy to do it" ,unless it's in the context of Hakuna Matata.
              Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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                #8
                "Don't worry about a thing
                'Cause every little thing gonna be all right
                Singin': "Don't worry about a thing
                'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

                Rise up this mornin'
                Smile with the risin' sun
                Three little birds
                Pitch by my doorstep
                Singin' sweet songs
                Of melodies pure and true
                Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou")

                Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing
                'Cause every little thing gonna be all right"
                Singin': "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing
                'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

                Rise up this mornin'
                Smiled with the risin' sun
                Three little birds
                Pitch by my doorstep
                Singin' sweet songs
                Of melodies pure and true
                Sayin', "This is my message to you-ou-ou:"

                Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
                Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry!"
                Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" – I won't worry!
                "'Cause every little thing gonna be all right"

                Singin': "Don't worry about a thing
                'Cause every little thing gonna be all right"
                I won't worry!
                Singin': "Don't worry about a thing
                'Cause every little thing gonna be all right"
                Singing: "Don't worry about a thing (Don't worry about a thing)
                'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

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                  #9
                  So, beginning a sentence with a conjunction really gets my goat

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                    #10
                    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.

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