Things that piss you off Page 1792

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 17th November 2020, 10:56am
  • England
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Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 17th November 2020, 10:36 AM

Remember when the dustbin men came and they had to walk down your path and lift the heavy metal dustbins and tip them in the lorry. Then take them back down your drive.

I clearly (obviously!) remember those old dust carts too, where the men even came into your back garden and emptied your bin into like a larger open bin (with all the fire ash dust swirling everywhere!), then carry it on their shoulder to empty into a dustcart that was about a third of the size of what we see now. So they didn't actually take your bin to the dustcart.

Clearly we didn't have so much rubbish then! No packaging to speak of, apart from a few tin cans, and things like glass bottles were 100% recyclable/returnable.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 17th November 2020, 10:20pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Have you ever watched Nothing to Declare? Fascinating stories but in a half hour programme they go backwards and forwards between 2 stories and when they go back to one they have to repeat everything that happened previously.

It could all be over in 10 minutes.

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Chappers

  • Friday 20th November 2020, 10:17pm
  • Surreyish., England
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I love the image of whisky, it looks so enticing in pictures - but it tastes bloody awful!

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john tregorran

  • Friday 20th November 2020, 10:21pm
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 1,460 posts

Even Malt?
That's nice and smooth :)

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Billy Bunter

  • Saturday 21st November 2020, 5:24pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 21st November 2020, 11:04 AM

LIKE A LOAD OF FUCKING SHEEP Angy

Image

Don't forget the ghastly - and ever increasingly used (even on the BBC) - " snuck". ugh

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john tregorran

  • Saturday 21st November 2020, 9:52pm
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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Change the flags and stick Trump on it and you could use that picture in the USA

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Monday 23rd November 2020, 3:26pm [Edited]
  • England
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 21st November 2020, 5:24 PM

Don't forget the ghastly - and ever increasingly used (even on the BBC) - " snuck". ugh

Those were the ones that quickly sprung to mind "heads up" etc. when I put that together, and sadly I've now thought of more, such as "seasons" for series.Grrrrrrrrrrrrr Angy

Effin' Yank influences.

If anyone else has any suggestions for American words that have insidiously crept into the English language, please post on this thread and I'll do the graphic again with those words.

So here's your starter for ten.............

Snuck
Seasons

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A Horseradish

  • Monday 23rd November 2020, 4:36pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 23rd November 2020, 3:26 PM

Those were the ones that quickly sprung to mind "heads up" etc. when I put that together, and sadly I've now thought of more, such as "seasons" for series.Grrrrrrrrrrrrr Angy

Effin' Yank influences.

If anyone else has any suggestions for American words that have insidiously crept into the English language, please post on this thread and I'll do the graphic again with those words.

So here's your starter for ten.............

Snuck
Seasons

Yes.

Winky, twinky, binky, hooters, john, sarsapirilla, grits and bint.

Also, "round the ol' joanna".

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paulted

  • Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:28pm
  • 127 Inkerman Terrace, Newcastle, England
  • 635 posts

School careers advisors. Forty years ago the destroyed my dreams by telling me I would never achieve my ideal vocation. Who says I could never be Spider-Man?

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Chappers

  • Monday 23rd November 2020, 8:40pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,249 posts

So................................

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Billy Bunter

  • Monday 23rd November 2020, 10:37pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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Quote: paulted @ 23rd November 2020, 8:28 PM

School careers advisors. Forty years ago the destroyed my dreams by telling me I would never achieve my ideal vocation. Who says I could never be Spider-Man?

A few years ago I read of a man who left school in 1970 (as did I) and took up a clerical job with the FA in London, where he shared the use of offices with Alf Ramsey. He progressed over the years to become the official FA Archivist.

Given that all my school reports said something to the effect that I spent too much time thinking & talking about football, wouldn't that have been the ideal vacancy for my careers master to put me in touch with? Instead I spent 46 years doing a clerical job elsewhere, counting the days to retirement. Ever since I read about this chap, I have never forgiven my careers master (whoever he was).

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Monday 23rd November 2020, 11:04pm [Edited]
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,713 posts

My school careers adviser took some of us to Foxs biscuit factory to watch what a biscuit packer does.
Then to a rag mill...They had high hopes for me.

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billwill

  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 1:07am
  • North London, England
  • 5,833 posts

"Bint" is an arabic word meaning woman.

"shufti bint" means "look at that woman" (used in the same manner as a wolf whistle ?)

British (troops) were using that phrase many many years ago.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 8:18am
  • Mirfield, England
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Ken Dodd's wife wore a semi-shufti nighty