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    Can I get a small skinny latte?

    Can I get a green tea ?

    Can I get an Americano?

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    They're all at it!!!

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    Can I get a ree-eeewind?

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    Got a new contract working behind the counter in a cafe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gricerboy View Post
    Can I get a small skinny latte?

    Can I get a green tea ?

    Can I get an Americano?

    Can I get....

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    Can I get Can I get Can I get Can I get
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    They're all at it!!!
    Can I conclude that you disapprove of the Americanisation of the English language? If so then I agree. Last time I visited family in the UK, I was disturbed to see signs in public houses pointing to 'restrooms'. Having visited the US, I realised that these were not rooms for the purpose of sleeping or lying down, but why is it necessary to use Americanisms when 'ladies' and 'gents' would be so much clearer?

    Other things that annoy me;
    - using the word 'like' in the wrong parts of phrases or sentences, e.g. ' I'm like so-o-o not impressed'
    - likewise the silly use of the word 'not' and the exaggerated 's-o-o-o-o'
    - corporatespeak in general
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    My pet hate is when shop-assistants try and sound polite by adding "at all" to the end of every sentence.

    "Can I help at all?"

    "Do you need anything else at all?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Got a new contract working behind the counter in a cafe?
    I hear it every day in the Wild Bean Cafe concession at client co.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    Can I conclude that you disapprove of the Americanisation of the English language? If so then I agree. Last time I visited family in the UK, I was disturbed to see signs in public houses pointing to 'restrooms'. Having visited the US, I realised that these were not rooms for the purpose of sleeping or lying down, but why is it necessary to use Americanisms when 'ladies' and 'gents' would be so much clearer?

    Other things that annoy me;
    - using the word 'like' in the wrong parts of phrases or sentences, e.g. ' I'm like so-o-o not impressed'
    - likewise the silly use of the word 'not' and the exaggerated 's-o-o-o-o'
    - corporatespeak in general

    Yes, you are correct in your assertion.

    Indeed, if one wishes to be correct then the request should be in the conditional so, for example, I would always phrase my requests "please could I have..."


    One certainly wouldn't use "Can I get.." at my golf club. In fact any prospective members who even hint that they indulge in such grammatical monstrosities are roundly black balled at the earliest opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    Other things that annoy me;
    - using the word 'like' in the wrong parts of phrases or sentences, e.g. ' I'm like so-o-o not impressed'
    - likewise the silly use of the word 'not' and the exaggerated 's-o-o-o-o'
    - corporatespeak in general
    They like literally make me incandescent with rage. Literally!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSauce View Post
    My pet hate is when shop-assistants try and sound polite by adding "at all" to the end of every sentence.

    "Can I help at all?"

    "Do you need anything else at all?"
    Infinitely worse than this in my world is being called love, darling, gorgeous, mate, fella etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Infinitely worse than this in my world is being called love, darling, gorgeous, mate, fella etc
    unsubtle but desperate attempt to get us all to call you Darling - hey mate?

    Can i get called love - at all?
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