The language thread

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  1. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    Teenagers who must use the word 'like' incessantly when expressing themselves.

    'I was like and then she was like and he was like and then oh my God, he was like'

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  2. Mo Mouse

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    You need to get down and kickin' with the kids, Sar.
     
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    Like, totally......
     
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  4. Emelee

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    Last year, I found out that I was mispronouncing the Swedishified word accessoar (The Englishified French loan word accessory).
    I had been walking around pronouncing it [Assessoar], completely unaware that it's supposed to be [Axessoar]. :eek:
    Not the biggest fail ever though, lots of Swedes say it wrong. Probably the reason why I did it too.
    I still should have known better. It's not an original Swedish word for heaven's sake!
     
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  5. tommie

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    Å = Eau.
    x
     
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  6. Mo Mouse

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    I'm here for you Ems if you ever want basic grammar lessons. Maybe we could go for a smorgazboard afterwards.
     
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  7. Emelee

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    It's smörgåsbord, Mo. Copy & paste 10 times, and then you have the Lord's forgiveness.
     
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  8. Mo Mouse

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    Oh Ems, you fell for it.
     
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  9. Sarah

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    But then I'd be like..oh well I'd be like...oh I dunno I'd be like...OMG!
     
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  10. Mo Mouse

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    The perfect bird, Sar. Dead brainy but relevant.
     
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  11. Mel O'Drama

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    The Harvey Weinstein business has really flagged up a trend for what I consider the "American" pronunciation of the word "harassment" becoming prevalent in the UK.

    In the wake of the scandal, numerous British sources - news reporters, MPs and even Emma Thompson - have pronounced the word with an emphasis on the "ass" à la Frank Spencer.

    That font of Britishness, the OED still has the traditional pronunciation as the preferred one, but I wonder for how much longer this will be the case.


    I did a little rooting round and found this article on changing British pronunciations, which pretty much says the same thing (with a fun little video to back it up).

     
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  12. Mel O'Drama

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    Add John Bercow to that list. We're officially mid-Atlantic. :rip:
     
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  15. Mel O'Drama

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    My pleasure, Mr Mac. I thought you'd appreciate it. :hat:
     
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  16. Mel O'Drama

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    I'm happy to have found someone who shares my bugbears.

    Especially number 2!!

     
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    The overuse of the word 'canon' makes me want to boil my own eyes.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Totes amazing or whatevs.
     
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    I have dogs and a wee girl in a park actually said out loud:

    'O.M.G!'

    I also absolutely detest the use of this - preggers. It has the same amount of letters as pregnant. Just say the correct word. :censer:
     
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    So have you noticed the modern trend to begin sentences with the word "so"? So there are people use it even when it's not required and to me it often sounds ridiculous.

    So when and why did this pattern of speech begin? So I find it quite annoying because I always thought "so" was primarily used as a conjunction in the middle of a sentence (e.g. that sentence wasn't very good so I'm going to phrase it differently) so hearing it used widely as an interjection at the start of a sentence seems very odd.
     
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