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Words and phrases you would like to be banned!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by jubilee, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    I'll kick off with Pre-order and Steam dry.

    When you ORDER something, you do so because it is not immediately available. You place an order for it. Pre-order hence means to place an order before the actual ordering ... a sort of giving notice that you will be ordering the item in the future. Totally unnecessary.

    Steam drying has become a buzz word on cookery programmes and in recipes in the past year. Please take note ... you cannot dry anything by letting it steam! Steam makes things DAMP! What they should actually be instructing is AIR-DRYING after draining potatoes etc , to let the steam escape.
    guinnesspuss, cissy3 and lizziescat like this.
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Support... it does not mean ~ Ah Mr X you are struggling with this aspect of your job allow us to assist you in a fair and balanced way to improve your performance. Instead it now means ~ we have sensed weakness, feeble-mindedness, insecurity, hunt it down, slaughter it and sacrifice it to our new twin Gods ... the mighty Ofsted and the all seeing Data!
  3. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Do you, Croesus, take...?
    Didactylos4 and lanokia like this.
  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

  5. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    two-way dialogue
  6. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

    Hey guys

    Can I get...?

    My 'go to'....usually food related.
  7. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    For sure
    cissy3 and lindenlea like this.
  8. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    To be fair, on Amazon, you can pre-order a book that is not yet available to buy and pay for when it is published but I take your point.

    I hate pan-fry - what else would you fry it in?
  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Squeaky Bum Time
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  10. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    "How are you?"
    " I'm good thanks."

    No you're not!!!!!!
    Fith, sickth - lazy lazy lazy!!!!
  11. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    bat*** insane
    There are no recorded instances of bat guano causing insanity
    Mrsmumbles likes this.
  12. jomaimai

    jomaimai Established commenter

    Outstanding and Inadequate
  13. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    At the end of the day......

    Closing the gap.......

    Levels of progress.....
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  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter


    Once it meant ~ hey teacher just check the kids work over, correct some obvious spelling errors, give them a mark out of 10, no-one really cares.

    Now it means... this is life and death people! Your marking is all that stands between them and the void of failure! Sacrifice your lives, your writing hand, your first born! Sacrifice them all on the altar of 'progress' and never ever expect that you will come even close to being up to scratch! Your marking will never be as good as the member of SLT who teaches 7 sixth formers three times a week! Accept it!
  15. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    newsreaders who say vunerable instead of vulnerable
  16. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

    I work with a teacher who says 'skelington'. Yikes..
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  17. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter


    Nucular power
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  18. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    'come to terms with' as in 'the people of x are coming to terms with their grief'. It is totally meaningless and they always say it on the news, after something terrible has happened, that leaves people quite devastated and not in any state to come to terms with anything at all. It makes me so cross.
    Mrsmumbles and cissy3 like this.
  19. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

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  20. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    People who tell me they or their friends or relations are suffering with their 'prostrate'.

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