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If five words were banned from the English Language, Daily Express would collapse ...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Luvsskiing, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. Luvsskiing

    Luvsskiing Established commenter






    plus a bonus phrase: "long range forecast shows ..."

    We can but dream ......
  2. HistoryEducator

    HistoryEducator Occasional commenter

    I wonder what the articles would look like if all those words were redacted?
  3. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Just one for the DM


    Will leave it to your imaginations to work it out what they refer to when they use it.
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  4. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    Hilarious is another one, which is used to mean mildly amusing if you are drunk.
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  5. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    I particularly dislike the meaningless expression "shuts down", as in "Boris shuts down Jeremy Corbyn".
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  6. WB

    WB Senior commenter





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  7. WB

    WB Senior commenter

    My imagination says boobs.
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  8. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    I should have included "assets"
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  9. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Slams, as in, "Mum slams school for objecting to Chardonnays new tattoo".

    Only doors are slammed in real life (and desk tops in former years), it seems to happen a lot in the papers though.
  10. WB

    WB Senior commenter

    Could we add the sad face picture of Chardonnay and her mum expressing astonishment that the rules that apply to everybody apply to them to the list?
  11. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    The only fing I wants for 'er is that she 'as a good educashun, that's the important fing 'ere and it ain't happenin' wiv 'er at 'ome.
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  12. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Nobody under 87 ever reads the excess.
  13. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Reality is quite different.
  14. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    You forgot:


  15. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Pals, chums, war, betrayal, pledge
  16. towncryer

    towncryer Lead commenter

    The word crisis used by much of the media. They have been using this word so librally over the past couple of years.It was possible on some days to count the word crisis in at least 5 seperate articles on the front page of almost any online rag.
    Well now they do have a crisis.A real one.
  17. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    An aside but similar tack - ‘amazing ‘ features a lot on LinkedIn alongside people speaking very highly of themselves
  18. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    "On Our Streets"
    "new terror on our streets"
    "surge in ethnic numbers on our streets"
    "Corbyn leaves destruction on our streets"
    "snow chaos on our streets"
    "crackdown on our streets"
    "Knife hell on our streets"
    "Jihadist shadows on our streets"

    It's just really weird mind, that each time I have looked out of my window and all I have seen on our street is some trees, some cars, some chatting neighbours, and some kids playing with a ball. That's our street. Strange.

    It's all about patience, I get that. So I've been watching every day now since last week for the latest "rampant goats on our streets".

    Sports section, anyone?
  19. burajda

    burajda Star commenter


  20. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

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