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Friendly reminder to everyone.
This site has always been G rated and for good reason. We have young members and also kids who read the posts with their parents.
I understand that there are differences in language usage around the world and what's considered acceptable varies.
Please keep this in mind when posting video's and replies. If you wouldn't say it to your mother, grandmother or a judge then it's best left unsaid.
 

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Could you do something about the overuse of the word "like"? And how about the difference between "when" and "whenever". I am so sick and tired of the misuse of these words.
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Folks who 'tear down' their bikes, and 'throw' parts onto them.

The word I'm thinking of would breach the family friendly guidelines …..
 

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One of my peeves is when someone states that 'random thing' needs painted, needs repaired, or some other past tense action that has not already occurred.

Is this syntax from another language other than North American 'English'?

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'Dismantle', 'take to pieces', 'take apart', even 'strip down', all sound better in my book.

I suppose it's like 'breaking in' an engine, just sounds so brutal, I prefer 'run in'.

I blame my duff shoulder, it's making me limp wristed. :eek:
 

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But over there, 'breakers' dismantle bikes for spare parts... here, we call them 'salvage yards'... why so harsh as to break them apart?? :mrgreen: :lol:
 

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I accept that I’m getting old.

Generally people who swear either verbally or typing it will get their message across less effectively.

People who shoehorn “like” as many times as they can into a sentence can’t possibly understand how shallow they sound.

Younger people in England seem to be ever more likely to have a rising intonation on their sentences. It makes statements sound like weakly constructed questions and I hate it.

Finally, the use of the word of instead of have. “I should of, I could of”. That’s cringingly bad. I imagine people have failed interviews by using it.
 

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Very possibly the most entertaining thread in weeks! :grin::grin::grin:

As someone who has spent far too much time engaged in research on colonial North America (when we were the same country as GB), this evolution of language is all too familiar. Aggravating as it can be, relax fellas. It has been ongoing for centuries!

While I seldom see it used here (thank goodness!!!) the one usage that's made my hackles raise for over a decade is "disrespected." As in "you disrespected me." When did THAT use become okay? :-?

Personally, I'm probably at least as guilty as anyone of being a butcher of the Queen's English and I hereby apologize to one and all. Perhaps my greatest fault though, is simply saying too much. :grin:
 

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While I seldom see it used here (thank goodness!!!) the one usage that's made my hackles raise for over a decade is "disrespected." As in "you disrespected me." When did THAT use become okay? :-?
Past tense. Am I missing something?

Are you sure its hackles you feel rising?;)
 

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When writing I have no problem keeping my language in check, my issue is when speaking. The F bombs come out without me even thinking about it.
 

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My pet hate in this country is the belief that a sentence is not complete unless it begins and ends with "so" and "going forward"

For example. "I told the team captain we must improve our bowling." Must now be spoken as "So I told the team captain that we must improve our bowling going forward."
 

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My pet hate in this country is the belief that a sentence is not complete unless it begins and ends with "so" and "going forward"

For example. "I told the team captain we must improve our bowling." Must now be spoken as "So I told the team captain that we must improve our bowling going forward."
Yeah, I'm not a big fan of the 'going forward' thing either
 
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