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  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,930
    When worn as a patch on the arm it apparently means you can totally disrespect and be abusive to any official.

    Respect - II.
    When used to mean...I'm not quite sure what 'respect' means when it's used in conjunction with 'that' (other hand symbols are available) hand symbol.
    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,930
    Ok this is two words - but actually it is just one...

    Positive Discrimination = Discrimination

    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,401
    Just between you and me, I is not posher than me. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AngelicantAngelicant CheshirePosts: 102
    Replacing 'about' with 'for' as in 'I am excited for the party'  It really grates. I know you can be excited for a person but can you be excited for an event?
  • BigladBiglad East LancashirePosts: 2,479
    edited May 2021
    Topbird said:
    "Can I get a coffee?" instead of "I'd like a coffee please"

    .... and don't get me started on which type of coffee you can have - still don't know what a flat white and a skinny latte are.
    Most folk seem to have progressed from getting to grabbing a coffee now @Topbird :(
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,085
    Positive Discrimination = Discrimination

    Yes, there has always been positive discrimination, and there still is. You see it every day. Discrimination in favour of the male part of the population.

    I suggest a new term, negative discrimination.  That is, no discrimination. 
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,401
    All discrimination is positive and negative at the same time.
    In positively discriminating in favour of one thing, you are negatively discriminating against the other.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 724
    I am so glad that someone said “like” it drives me crazy when I hear a conversation which is peppered with it…..”it’s like I know what you mean like when we went to xxxxx like you know like….” Argh… learn to talk properly.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,555
    edited May 2021
    There is a seemingly endless supply of words/phrases with have entered common parlance recently. 
    Snowflake, Gammon, hacks, cancel culture, moving forward, reaching out, I've/ we've/ you've "got this" . 
    Don't even start me on " My bad "  >:)
    It seems an endless rolling bandwagon onto which I refuse to jump. 
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,376
    Why do so many people say "I'm good" when asked how they are? They aren't being asked if they behaved themselves. 

    Another little niggle is when people "plant" seeds. Seeds are sown, plants are planted.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
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