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Briosaid

  • Thursday 14th November 2019, 11:11pm
  • Scotland
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Quote: Chappers @ 14th November 2019, 10:54 PM

From the get go.

What does it mean? It's not grammatically correct. It is crap!

That's what I said after the Tory conman used it on Question Time.

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 14th November 2019, 11:13pm
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Quote: Chappers @ 14th November 2019, 10:54 PM

From the get go.

What does it mean?

The "get-go" (note the hyphen) originated in African-American vernacular English and has been in use since the early 60s - if not before.

It refers to the moment at which something gets going and means "the very start".

You're welcome. Laughing out loud

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Chappers

  • Thursday 14th November 2019, 11:24pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Yes but its bollocks

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Briosaid

  • Thursday 14th November 2019, 11:28pm
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Quote: Chappers @ 14th November 2019, 11:24 PM

Yes but its bollocks

YES! And we're British, not Afro-American.
The same numpty has just used the hateful 'going forward.

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Rood Eye

  • Friday 15th November 2019, 2:31pm
  • England
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Quote: Briosaid @ 14th November 2019, 11:28 PM

YES! And we're British, not Afro-American.
The same numpty has just used the hateful 'going forward.

At least he didn't say "my bad". Laughing out loud

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Billy Bunter

  • Friday 15th November 2019, 3:16pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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... or "snuck". Sick Makes me feel ill just to think about the growing use of it.

I even heard it said on the BBC News the other night.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Friday 15th November 2019, 3:16pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Quote: Briosaid @ 14th November 2019, 11:28 PM

YES! And we're British, not Afro-American.

Some people are both?

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chipolata

  • Friday 15th November 2019, 3:29pm
  • England
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Language changes and evolves,, that's the nature of it, I'm not convinced there was some golden age when it was somehow better.

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Briosaid

  • Friday 15th November 2019, 4:28pm
  • Scotland
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People who, in public, cough into the air, open-mouthed with no attempt to cover it. This happened to me twice today in Morrison's and although I held my breath till I was well past them, I'm still convinced that I'll shortly develop symptoms of the Black Death.

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Billy Bunter

  • Friday 15th November 2019, 4:36pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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Quote: chipolata @ 15th November 2019, 3:29 PM

Language changes and evolves,, that's the nature of it,

Yes, I agree. Otherwise we'd all still be speaking Shakespearian & Chaucerian. But evolving is not the same as degenerating. Just spouting jargon that means only what you want it to mean, and that half your audience does not understand anyway, is not an example of evolving.

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Chappers

  • Friday 15th November 2019, 10:18pm
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Quote: Briosaid @ 14th November 2019, 11:28 PM

YES! And we're British, not Afro-American.

Do you mean black? Whoops - sorry!

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Briosaid

  • Friday 15th November 2019, 11:01pm
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Quote: Chappers @ 15th November 2019, 10:18 PM

Do you mean black? Whoops - sorry!

No, nothing to do with colour.

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DaButt

  • Friday 15th November 2019, 11:26pm
  • The Lone Star State, United States
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Quote: Briosaid @ 15th November 2019, 4:28 PM

People who, in public, cough into the air, open-mouthed with no attempt to cover it. This happened to me twice today in Morrison's and although I held my breath till I was well past them, I'm still convinced that I'll shortly develop symptoms of the Black Death.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/13/health/china-plague-intl-hnk-scn-scli/index.html

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Briosaid

  • Saturday 16th November 2019, 12:23am
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Quote: DaButt @ 15th November 2019, 11:26 PM

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/13/health/china-plague-intl-hnk-scn-scli/index.html

I knew it! And to think people believe I'm a hypochondriac.

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chipolata

  • Saturday 16th November 2019, 10:41am
  • England
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Wet leaves on the ground. They're way more lethal than ISIS.