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Kenneth

  • Wednesday 11th April 2018, 12:35pm
  • Australia
  • 4,932 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 10th April 2018, 11:38 PM

Hearing radio announcers who are too lazy to pronounce the letter G at the end of words such as Learnin' , Runnin' , Livin'

Reminds me of one of my favourite youth-oriented shows from the '80s, Nosin' Around. Class.

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Briosaid

  • Wednesday 11th April 2018, 4:48pm
  • Scotland
  • 191 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 10th April 2018, 11:38 PM

Hearing radio announcers who are too lazy to pronounce the letter G at the end of words such as Learnin' , Runnin' , Livin' .

It's not that they can't. It's just sheer laziness.

When they say Singing they say Singin'. If they really had a problem they'd say Sin'in'.

Exactly. There's one reporter, Beth Rigby, who drives me nuts with this. She speaks perfectly clearly in every other way except for 'ing' words. I did ONCE hear her say 'ing', so she can do it. I don't think it's laziness in her case - I think it's some sort of weird affectation, but whenever she appears I scream and shout.
Teary

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 11th April 2018, 7:13pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 28,935 posts
Quote: Briosaid @ 11th April 2018, 4:48 PM

Exactly. There's one reporter, Beth Rigby, who drives me nuts with this. She speaks perfectly clearly in every other way except for 'ing' words. I did ONCE hear her say 'ing', so she can do it. I don't think it's laziness in her case - I think it's some sort of weird affectation, but whenever she appears I scream and shout.
Teary

It always makes me cringe.

Quote: Bill Poster @ 10th April 2018, 11:55 PM

I've been here for 12 years and I've only noticed young and youngish women do it.It is annoying.

Everyone says "two times " nowadays not "twice",that bugs me as well.

Is that because you've heard them the first time

Quote: Definitely Tarby @ 10th April 2018, 10:57 PM

To make it a perfect Incredible Hulk moment they go up in pitch at the end of every sentence. It's a style of enunciation that seems to come from Australia because everyone does it there. It's giving a statement but with the vocal sound of a question and it shouldn't bother me, no....but it does. Within minutes of watching that Australian airport TV show I'm so enraged I tear off all my clothes and try to pick up and throw the nearest person.

Do you remember the scene in Family Guy where Stewie is talking to Brian and his voice keeps going higher and higher?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1SmFGiNeKg

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Ronish Baxter

  • Thursday 12th April 2018, 12:32pm
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 7 posts

Picking the nose. I hate it and it is absolutely gross on part of the people who do it.

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fasty

  • Thursday 12th April 2018, 2:08pm
  • Derbys, England
  • 288 posts

Tom Allen

The Boots hearing aid advert -

"Hello everyone, my names Nav, I'm an audiologist with .....Boots?"

I don't know, are you? :(

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Chappers

  • Thursday 12th April 2018, 7:39pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 28,935 posts
Quote: Ronish Baxter @ 12th April 2018, 12:32 PM

Picking the nose. I hate it and it is absolutely gross on part of the people who do it.

Picking the nose? Whose nose? Your nose? Yes I can understand how annoying it must be for somebody picking your nose.

Quote: fasty @ 12th April 2018, 2:08 PM

Tom Allen

The Boots hearing aid advert -

"Hello everyone, my names Nav, I'm an audiologist with .....Boots?"

I don't know, are you? :(

Is she wearing them?

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Frankie Mildly Perturbed

  • Thursday 12th April 2018, 8:17pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 5,448 posts

Women in short skirts who are always pulling them down trying to make sure they don't show too much leg.

Bloody hell, love if you don't want to show too much leg wear a bleedin' longer skirt in the first place!

QED

:)

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Saturday 14th April 2018, 11:50am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 3,428 posts

I chose my nose.
I hate it when people use participles as nouns, but that's a given.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Sunday 15th April 2018, 11:53pm
  • South South West, England
  • 1,110 posts

Celebrities who sell out just for the extra buck really piss me off as it's a growing trend and something I would never do myself. I've never been money driven and my modest lifestyle and principles make me who I am and no-one can ever change that which is what I cherish the most. For me it's what makes life worth living and I spring from bed each morning ready for the day ahead with an honour beyond reproach.

Anyway, round about now I usually have a - POT NOODLE.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot_Noodle

https://www.unilever.co.uk/brands/food-and-drink/pot-noodle.html

Unilever UK Limited
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Bill Poster

  • Monday 16th April 2018, 12:19am
  • melbourne, Australia
  • 115 posts

Yummy! Now I want one.

(hope this helps)

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Briosaid

  • Thursday 19th April 2018, 12:06am
  • Scotland
  • 191 posts
Quote: Briosaid @ 11th April 2018, 4:48 PM

Exactly. There's one reporter, Beth Rigby, who drives me nuts with this. She speaks perfectly clearly in every other way except for 'ing' words. I did ONCE hear her say 'ing', so she can do it. I don't think it's laziness in her case - I think it's some sort of weird affectation, but whenever she appears I scream and shout.
Teary

Just caught her saying the 'ing' in 'trying' so she can do it. What is she trying to prove with all this 'in' stuff?

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DaButt

  • Thursday 19th April 2018, 12:31am [Edited]
  • The Lone Star State, United States
  • 13,237 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 10th April 2018, 11:38 PM

Hearing radio announcers who are too lazy to pronounce the letter G at the end of words such as Learnin' , Runnin' , Livin' .

From a recent interview with Morrissey:

MORRISSEY: London is debased. The Mayor of London tells us about "Neighborhood policin " - what is 'policin'? He tells us London is an "amazin " city. What is 'amazin'? This is the Mayor of London! And he cannot talk properly! I saw an interview where he was discussing mental health, and he repeatedly said "men'el " ... he could not say the words 'mental health'. The Mayor of London! Civilisation is over!

http://www.morrisseycentral.com/messagesfrommorrissey/there-is-a-light-that-must-be-switched-on

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