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Martin Scroatman
30th October 2015, 14:06
Annoying Speech Affectations

1) People who say "Hock-Eye" instead of OK. I suspect it's Welsh.
2) People who pronounce one "wonn" instead of "wun". That's very annoying that isdate

Bluespider
30th October 2015, 14:13
Up here we can have one, wahn, yin, wun

all acceptable.

I was on a cisco course ages ago where the instructor insisted of saying 'simultaneously... and at the same time.'

misuse of acronyms is almost more annoying than the actual use of acronyms. One guy uses A.K.A in place of every other acronym you could think of.

oracleslave
30th October 2015, 14:18
Annoying Speech Affectations

1) People who say "Hock-Eye" instead of OK. I suspect it's Welsh.
2) People who pronounce one "wonn" instead of "wun". That's very annoying that isdate

Pontificating gobshite indeed

PurpleGorilla
30th October 2015, 14:36
Starting a sentence with "So".

FatLazyContractor
30th October 2015, 15:19
Coolio
Ok, kewl
Ok, Magic!
actually

If anyone uses those words regularly, please head to America and :suicide:

_V_
30th October 2015, 15:30
Really?
REALLY?

People who say, really?, in that way. Annoys the crap out of me for some reason.

Martin Scroatman
30th October 2015, 15:31
Up here we can have one, wahn, yin, wun

all acceptable.
I was on a cisco course ages ago where the instructor insisted of saying 'simultaneously... and at the same time.'

misuse of acronyms is almost more annoying than the actual use of acronyms. One guy uses A.K.A in place of every other acronym you could think of.

Fair enuff.

BUT NOT WONN!!

original PM
30th October 2015, 15:37
Coolio
Ok, kewl
Ok, Magic!
actually

If anyone uses those words regularly, please head to America and :suicide:

Really?

Wow.

Hokey Dokey

mudskipper
30th October 2015, 15:37
My sister alternates between "hysterical" and "too funny" for anything that raises a vague smile of amusement.

As she's in Australia, I can't slap her.

FatLazyContractor
30th October 2015, 15:51
As she's in Australia, I can't slap her.

As if that punishment isn't enough :rolleyes:

JRCT
30th October 2015, 15:54
Me "Fancy a pint tomorrow at 1pm?"
ANY of my Scottish mates "Aye. I'll see you the 'morn"
Me "No. We're meeting at 1pm. That's the afternoon"
AOMSM "Aye, the 'morn"
Me "No. You're using 'morn as an abbreviation of morning, as in 'I'll see you in the morning'. We're meeting at 1pm".
AOMSM "Och. F-yooo!"


Over the last 15 years, I have forced this conversation on more occasions than I have ended up having a pint with any of my Scottish mates.

VectraMan
30th October 2015, 15:59
"Specially designed" seems to be a new one.

WTF? If it's designed then it's already been done specially.

Bluespider
30th October 2015, 16:08
Me "Fancy a pint tomorrow at 1pm?"
ANY of my Scottish mates "Aye. I'll see you the 'morn"
Me "No. We're meeting at 1pm. That's the afternoon"
AOMSM "Aye, the 'morn"
Me "No. You're using 'morn as an abbreviation of morning, as in 'I'll see you in the morning'. We're meeting at 1pm".
AOMSM "Och. F-yooo!"


Over the last 15 years, I have forced this conversation on more occasions than I have ended up having a pint with any of my Scottish mates.

'the morn' is actually an abbreviated form of 'the morrow's morning' so you are both correct and incorrect in your statement as it alludes to both tomorrow and the morning. Its used to mean tomorrow though. different areas interchange 'the morra' and 'the morn'

i'm surprised you didn't get a response of 'Aye, the morra, back a wan' see you there wee man'

Bluespider
30th October 2015, 16:10
oooh...

New and Improved!

one or the other FFS!

Also people who say 'You have two choices!'

No I have one choice, I may have multiple options but its still only one choice.

original PM
30th October 2015, 16:13
I dunno sometimes it is good to use these phrases just to annoy pedantic tw@s who know full well what is being said but seem to think they must show off the obvious intellectual superiority by pointing out that the well know phrases you have just used is not factually correct.

Maybe it's just me.

FatLazyContractor
30th October 2015, 16:15
Over the last 15 years, I have forced this conversation on more occasions than I have ended up having a pint with any of my Scottish mates.

Next time you meet them lot, ask why their collective IQ as a nation is less than 20.

Gumbo Robot
30th October 2015, 16:15
"We are where we are"

Bluespider
30th October 2015, 16:18
Next time you meet them lot, ask why their collective IQ as a nation is less than 20.

Well I've covered the 20... doesn't look good for the rest of my countrymen...

JRCT
30th October 2015, 16:31
Next time you meet them lot, ask why their collective IQ as a nation is less than 20.

I am married to one of them. ALthough she never uses the 'morn phrase.

However we have a similarly tedious conversation almost every day. Tedious because I choose to make it so.

When getting 'the child' ready in the morning.

Wife "Can you put "child's" shoes on"
Me "They won't fit me"
Wife "On her"
Me "That's not what you said"

Every single day.

Martin Scroatman
30th October 2015, 16:33
'the morn' is actually an abbreviated form of 'the morrow's morning' so you are both correct and incorrect in your statement as it alludes to both tomorrow and the morning. Its used to mean tomorrow though. different areas interchange 'the morra' and 'the morn'

i'm surprised you didn't get a response of 'Aye, the morra, back a wan' see you there wee man'

I fink wot e's sayin', me old china, is it's all a gorn a bit farrer an' ball :smile