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  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,178

    Oh this thread has made me chuckle!  There are so many verbal tics that drive me mad - the overuse of the word "like" is an obvious one.  There's the nonsense of future intention "going forward" (politicians are the worst offenders I think).  Then there's the constant mispronunciation of "dissect" - even on medical programmes.  Diss (double consonant) rhymes with miss.  You bisect (by-sect) an angle and dissect a body. 

    For all those of a nervous English "like wot it is spoke and written" disposition, I thoroughly recommend the book "Eats Shoots and Leaves".

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,757
    BrendaScott53 wrote (see)

    Don't think I've ever heard anyone say 'spess', Dove.  Although as you say, that's the correct pronunciation.  'Spek' seems to be pretty endemic.  A bit like ground elder.....image

    They used to, back when I was involved in the building business ... standards dropped when I left .......... image


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  • B3B3 Posts: 24,469

    The hobby horses have left the stable and are running amokimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Comfort zones image  In the zone image At the end of the day image

    My daughter and her friends use the word 'safe' in place of 'good'.

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  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    I really like the image of hobbyhorses running amok image

    Do they produce anything useful for the garden, I wonder?

    I think I prefer spec with the hard C.

  • B3B3 Posts: 24,469

     So it can be use in a similar way to rocking horse $$$$ but for obvious reasons can be difficult to collect as it is spread over a wider area of the comfort zone but it can have amazeballs results if use to the correct specks.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,985

      - especially Fishy image

    Why does my daughter say "so" so much? She was brought up in France, doesn't meet many English people, watches French TV and is an English teacher in a French school image


    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,985

    I didn't type it in bold image

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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