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    I notice that the usage of 'on an industrial scale' is at a new high, dodgy tickets for football games and lost documents seem to be on an industrial scale this morning.

    'Not fit for practice' seems to be on the decrease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    I notice that the usage of 'on an industrial scale' is at a new high, dodgy tickets for football games and lost documents seem to be on an industrial scale this morning.

    'Not fit for practice' seems to be on the decrease.
    The one that gets me is when journalists, politicians and other 'educated' types say 'bog standard' when they mean run of the mill or average.

    The phrase originates from contract terms and was used extensively in the military where the quartermaster issuing kit would say something like 'Boots, durable moulded sole, size 9, bulk standard, 1 pr, for the use of.

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    Rather horrible thought. A conveyor belt of, hmmm no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tractor View Post
    The one that gets me is when journalists, politicians and other 'educated' types say 'bog standard' when they mean run of the mill or average.

    The phrase originates from contract terms and was used extensively in the military where the quartermaster issuing kit would say something like 'Boots, durable moulded sole, size 9, bulk standard, 1 pr, for the use of.
    "Tool, entrenching, for the use of" was my introduction to the world of quartermaster descriptions.

    At the time it sounded daft but when I started work on stock control systems I realised that it was a way of classifying objects into a hierarchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sysman View Post
    "Tool, entrenching, for the use of" was my introduction to the world of quartermaster descriptions.

    At the time it sounded daft but when I started work on stock control systems I realised that it was a way of classifying objects into a hierarchy.
    Exactly and now, the morons have sunk it into a morass of swampland, bog standard indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tractor View Post
    Exactly and now, the morons have sunk it into a morass of swampland, bog standard indeed!
    I suspect a weak attempt at toilet humour. Misplaced, obviously.

    Whatever happened to the phrase "common or garden"?
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