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You're not alone in this thread on that. 

Oops. Should of read the whole thread. 

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6 hours ago, Wookie said:

Well no it isn't but our accent is fairly non-descript, but dialects (Leicester doesn't really have one) don't mean people are morons. Are Geordies morons because they speak in non standard English?

I'm going to go with yes, yes they are, for that reason (and more)

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3 minutes ago, HighPeakFox said:

Can we perhaps avoid regional judgements in this thread? Thanks.

 

Can Nottingham be exempted from that, please?

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6 minutes ago, HighPeakFox said:

Can we perhaps avoid regional judgements in this thread? Thanks.

I’m out.

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People who, when asked a question, start it with "so".

 

It's either an adverb, "she's so pretty", or it's a conjunction, in which case you need something to connect to, you can't start a sentence with it!  Watch any game show and practically every contestant, when ask what they do or where they live will say, "So, I..." :angry:

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Have to say though I don't like people writing in full, grammatically-correct sentences on the internet. Kind of passive aggressive, need a bit of ellipsis in there. 

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1 minute ago, bovril said:

Have to say though I don't like people writing in full, grammatically-correct sentences on the internet. Kind of passive aggressive, need a bit of ellipsis in there. 

 

No worries, Bovvers, you won't see any of that on here...

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3 hours ago, HighPeakFox said:

It's not even a region :)

Woo-hoo, is it game on again then if we narrow it down to Newcastle? I was a bit worried there and haven't even started on Birmingham yet ??

 

 

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9 hours ago, Bellend Sebastian said:

Three of my favourites:

 

"Jesus wet!"

"Swinging the leg" (apparently complete with visual demonstration)

"Part of the parcel"

 

 

lol what is this meant to be, ive never heard it

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"the" Ukraine.

 

No! its like saying......... The England

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12 hours ago, Babylon said:

How do people get this wrong, it blows my mind.

I don't know but would love to go for a swim in the specific coast.

 

I will admit that grammar, punctuation and spelling isn't my strong suit but i will computate the shite out of statistics, math and computer coding/database  tasks.  Can't  win them all :(

 

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3 minutes ago, SouthStandUpperTier said:

Which part pacifically?

Soooooo defiantly the specific central area with lots of damp squid.

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I can't believe this thread made it this far without "less" / "fewer" being raised.

 

I am an utterly annoying pedant on this one.

 

I know my pedantry on this is not proportionate to the linguistic damage done when people say "less houses", and so on, but it really rips my knitting.

 

My wife, having become aware of my affliction, now throws the odd incorrect one in on purpose, just to wind me up.

 

My boss, who is an otherwise likeable and intelligent bloke, is a persistent offender.

 

When we are on a conference call and he says something like "He will work less hours" or "They now have less cars than they used to have", I have to stop myself blurting out, Tourettes-style, "FEWER".

 

My mind can't then concentrate on whatever point was being made.

 

I have a problem.  

 

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Instead of "definitely", with the emphasis on the first syllable, people in Scotland quite often say "definATEly" (rhymes with Mark Hateley) and then spell it like that... :blink:

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Vacamion said:

 

I can't believe this thread made it this far without "less" / "fewer" being raised.

 

I am an utterly annoying pedant on this one.

 

I know my pedantry on this is not proportionate to the linguistic damage done when people say "less houses", and so on, but it really rips my knitting.

 

My wife, having become aware of my affliction, now throws the odd incorrect one in on purpose, just to wind me up.

 

My boss, who is an otherwise likeable and intelligent bloke, is a persistent offender.

 

When we are on a conference call and he says something like "He will work less hours" or "They now have less cars than they used to have", I have to stop myself blurting out, Tourettes-style, "FEWER".

 

My mind can't then concentrate on whatever point was being made.

 

I have a problem.  

 

I agree - I really wish people would do it fewer...

 

(rips my knitting - class)

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6 hours ago, ozleicester said:

lol what is this meant to be, ive never heard it

Its meant to be swinging the lead ...   old nautical expression and used to describe a lazy person ...   

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33 minutes ago, Countryfox said:

Its meant to be swinging the lead ...   old nautical expression and used to describe a lazy person ...   

It's excitingly obscure, isn't it? I must admit I knew what it meant, but not where it came from

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12 hours ago, ketteringscott said:

It drives me mad when people write "can't be asked". I can't work out what they think it means

My Mrs does this and it bugs me every time so I ask her to do what she "can't be asked" to do then say I just Fvcking asked you so you can. She refuses to say arsed. 15 years and she still does it, but I think she's doing it now just to annoy me. 

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