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Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:48 pm

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I can't stand the word "Queue". It isn't commonly used in US English, but I hear it all the time when I travel in Europe. In the US we would say were were waiting in line, not in queue.


Depends where in the USA you happen to be. In some areas you wait ON line, not IN line.
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Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:22 pm

One of my colleagues recently has been *ending* each meeting she hosts by saying, "Okay, then we can convene the call," or something similar using the word "convene." I actually had to double-check to make sure I hadn't missed for my entire life that "convene" also means, "to end a gathering." Sure enough, it doesn't mean that, so... the more she uses it, the more irksome it becomes.
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Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:25 pm

BobPatterson wrote:
falstaff wrote:
I can't stand the word "Queue". It isn't commonly used in US English, but I hear it all the time when I travel in Europe. In the US we would say were were waiting in line, not in queue.


Depends where in the USA you happen to be. In some areas you wait ON line, not IN line.

And with everyone having smart phones these days, it's quite likely people are waiting on-line while they're waiting in line ;)
 
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Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:25 pm

Redouble (when you haven't doubled yet)

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Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:53 pm

Toolbox or toolkit when it's talking about resources of help in an organization.
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Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:44 pm

ER757 wrote:
BobPatterson wrote:
falstaff wrote:
I can't stand the word "Queue". It isn't commonly used in US English, but I hear it all the time when I travel in Europe. In the US we would say were were waiting in line, not in queue.


Depends where in the USA you happen to be. In some areas you wait ON line, not IN line.

And with everyone having smart phones these days, it's quite likely people are waiting on-line while they're waiting in line ;)


Very interesting. Never having owned one of the new-fangled phones, that idea didn't occur to me.

You raise an important point about the evolution of language and our constant need for the creation of new words. Old fogies like me tend to dislike new jargon while knowing full well that we are going to lose in the battle to resist change.
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Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:09 am

Oh there are too many!

But the one that really makes me want to punch the perpetrator repeatedly in the face is "lush".

"This meal is lush"

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No it is not lush. It is good, satisfactory, nice, amazing, tasty. Any adjective you can think of. But it is NOT lush.

Im not sure if this is a thing outside the UK as ive never noticed it abroad.

Like with many of our modern social stereotypes in this country, I blame The Only Way is Essex.
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Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:56 am

michaelg90222 wrote:
Oh there are too many!

But the one that really makes me want to punch the perpetrator repeatedly in the face is "lush".

"This meal is lush"

:tapedshut:

No it is not lush. It is good, satisfactory, nice, amazing, tasty. Any adjective you can think of. But it is NOT lush.

Im not sure if this is a thing outside the UK as ive never noticed it abroad.

Like with many of our modern social stereotypes in this country, I blame The Only Way is Essex.


One can easily see that "lush", in the sense of a tasty meal, could be derived from "luscious" (having a delicious taste or smell).

But, to my surprise, my Webster's 9th Collegiate Dictionary also lists "lush" with definitions:

2a. Savory, Delicious
2b. Appealing to the senses.

Now, if you DRINK your meal, that can open another can of worms.

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