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Postby welsh wizard » Sun May 11, 2014 10:54 am

Right, here we go.......................Is there anyone out there who is fed up to the back teeth of people saying "enjoy" each time you receive some food? Enjoy exactly what? Enjoy my life, enjoy my rant, enjoy putting my shoes on etc etc. Last week got some petrol in Morrissions and a mars bar to keep my energy up and guess what, the bloke on the till said that's £30 for the petrol and would you like the mars bar on the receipt," yes please" said I and as he passed me my mars bar the word enjoy came out of his lips - ye gods! to cap it all, this week I was served in a pub by a very nice young lady (who could pull a proper pint thank god) who on passing it over said "enjoy" in a jovial manor, I asked why she had said "enjoy" and she told me it was company policy AGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!! Anyway, old fart I may well be, not well educated I may well be, but at least I can say "I hope you enjoy your food" or I hope you enjoy your mars bar" or I hope you enjoy your beer". I really do have the capacity to string a few words together and not to just rely on "enjoy" to get message across...............and calm BP 180 / 110...............Cheers WW
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Re: Rant coming on

Postby Ruralidle » Sun May 11, 2014 11:18 am

I enjoyed that rant! It must be a "grumpy old man" thing 'cos it really irritates me as well! When I buy food I damn well hope that I will enjoy it otherwise I wouldn't have spent my money on it in the first place so saying "enjoy" is unnecessary!!
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Re: Rant coming on

Postby corromant » Mon May 12, 2014 11:14 am

I would surmise that its come from accross the pond.
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Postby derekmiller » Mon May 12, 2014 11:18 am

Well how do you send it back.
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Re: Rant coming on

Postby Wunderdave » Mon May 12, 2014 5:45 pm

corromant wrote:I would surmise that its come from accross the pond.

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Re: Rant coming on

Postby vagreys » Mon May 12, 2014 8:42 pm

No problem. Have a nice one!
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Postby sundodger » Mon May 19, 2014 2:47 pm

Plastic cheerfulness :D
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Postby SumpRat » Mon May 19, 2014 5:45 pm

I hate it when people use 'momentarily', which means for a very short time, when they should say 'soon'.
My stock answer these days, when informed that my meal will be here momentarily si to reply, "I hope it will be here long enough to eat it all". I usually get blank looks
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Re: Rant coming on

Postby johngaltsmotor » Mon May 19, 2014 8:27 pm

They're borrowing that one from this side of the pond. In the US momentarily is synonymous with soon (in a moment) while momentary means for a short time.
Apparently somewhere along the way someone wanted to cause confusion so they decided to invert some words :-D
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Postby Wunderdave » Mon May 19, 2014 10:50 pm

SumpRat wrote:I hate it when people use 'momentarily', which means for a very short time, when they should say 'soon'.
My stock answer these days, when informed that my meal will be here momentarily si to reply, "I hope it will be here long enough to eat it all". I usually get blank looks


I like using "presently" in this situation for "soon" because it confuses uneducated people.
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Re: Rant coming on

Postby welsh wizard » Tue May 20, 2014 5:04 pm

Thank god for that, I thought I was the only old f***t on the forum. I am so pleased other people find certain words "rant worthy" And whilst we are on the subject (well whilst I'm on the subject) does anyone get a tad miffed when people put the word "of" after the word "off" in a sentence i.e. (or is it e.g.) "get off of that wall" surely its just "get off the wall" - or am I wrong? I expect I am so time to get off of the forum...........

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Re: Rant coming on

Postby vagreys » Tue May 20, 2014 7:00 pm

Hey! You! Get off of my cloud!

Language is a living thing. Off of was acceptable to Shakespeare and Samuel Pepys. Seems to have fallen out of favor in the 18th century. Is "of" superfluous in the phrase? Perhaps. Neither its presence nor its absence affects the meaning in use; and, since it has been used off and on over time, I think it is hard to say that one is proper and the other poor grammar. Opposition to its use is certainly out of proportion to its impact. Its use in American formal text and speech is discouraged. It's use in dialectal, regional, informal text and speech is as common as not. For some, it seems to come down to a matter of cadence in speech, and a perception that the use of off without of causes an unwanted break in delivery. i was taught to use off, not off of, but i'm American and I'll use it or not, now that I know it irritates some of my British friends.

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Re: Rant coming on

Postby yotmon » Tue May 20, 2014 9:50 pm

My little bugbear is when the word 'Of' is used in place of the word 'have'. I know colloquially speaking the 'have' can be commonly pronounced as 'of', but please don't write it down as such !

Ps don't get me going on the way people drive !!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Rant coming on

Postby BriCan » Wed May 21, 2014 4:52 am

yotmon wrote:Ps don't get me going on the way people drive !!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


Wood never dream ov that, :wink: ..... besides ... I drive on the 'right' side ov thu road :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Rant coming on

Postby welsh wizard » Wed May 21, 2014 6:07 am

The addition of the word "of" is very much a regional thing over here. My wife who is from down south uses it all the b****y time! more so now to annoy me than for anything else, sorry I digress. Although I agree the word "of" does not affect a sentences meaning, it is still another word this deaf old soul has to listen out for, so not only annoying (to me), but yet another word I strain to hear.

Right BriCan - people doing 50mph (or slower) on the motorway - overtaking on a corner - people coming through temporary traffic lights when your on green - caravans in country lanes (well anywhere really) - people who cant reverse, especially people who cant reverse caravans (yep I lived in the Devon lanes for a number of years) - people who always hit the brake at night when something comes towards them, oh god, on and on and on and on and on....................................

This is all quite cathartic really - cheers WW
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