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everybody has a word that they dislike....what is yours?

Mine is supreme. supreme i don't know why but i hate it with a burning passion...haha

Instead of "you know?" among British children, particularly boys, the verbal tic seems to be "right" said with a falling intonation. "So I was going along the street, right, and I met this fellow, right, and he told me, right, that the exam was on Monday--right?" Irritating. Almost as bad as a minor group of people I knew at one time who called you by your name every two seconds in conversation! I got the impression after awhile they weren't sure who I was, or perhaps that I wasn't paying attention??

hahahaha. i like this.. and the pants thing. brings back memories. i'm from the south-west of england, land of the beautifully thick farmers accent with half of the word-sounds missing, and some beautiful slang. lots of the kids there use 'like' as well as, 'right' but they say it 'lyke' (and 'ryte') with a very strong 'y'. you'll get a lot of derogatory 'what are you lyyyyyyyke????'s too- with extra emphasis and volume on the on the 'lyyyyke'.

and 'innit' (isn't it) is another classic over there... with the variations 'in-em' (aren't they) and 'dun-em' (don't- they'). so you might get a colourful sentance like:

"ryte, my mate steve, rykte, 'e was was lyke, goin' down town, innit, and 'e 'ad som'a them-there m.c.-hammer trousers on, ryke, baggy as you LYKE, and i seen 'im, and i was lyke 'what are you lyyyke?, they make you look a ryte divvot, dun-em?, and 'e was lyke 'shuttup you fool, i look well lush'". (well-lush meaning really good).  ;D

basically, if you've ever watched 'Little Britain', the chubby blonde girl who witters on at high speed, and says 'yeah-but-no' is a good demonstration of the kind of thing i mean. it takes a skilled liguist to get to the bottom of that kind of thing.  :P

i love it, i really do. accents and colloquialisms are a big part of what makes us special.

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I have been known to use the "big girl panties" expression myself, in just that context.
Big girl ones may have lace, but they don't come in dotted Swiss!!
I still remember 25 yrs ago here in Spain, toddler girl's panties were Meant to be seen occasionally under their little dresses (with satin shoulder bows!) so they were ruffled as well as having lace, and were usually dotted Swiss.

Yeah-but-no-but-yeah, HCJ, I know, what's Vikky like, but, the question is, right--Am I bothered? No, am I bothered?

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I've been known on occasion to say "I seen that." And I hate it. It slips out sometimes. I try to correct myself.

I'm not fond of "irregardless" and "utilize," words that others have already mentioned. I don't hate these words--they are just useless.

My husband calls farts "farteetoes," and that really grosses me out. It sounds like farts that come from eating burritos. Ugh. Whenever I hear the name Nelly Furtado, I think Nelly Farteetoe.

I haven't read all the posts here, but it seems like I might be the only one who doesn't have a problem with "panties." If a man wants to call my underwear "panties," that's okay, it's kind of cute. "Underwear" is fairly mundane and unsexy. It's the same if a guy were to call me "baby doll" or some other cutie pie name--it's sweet.

You know what word really grosses me out? I don't even know if I can say it here. But I will. Jizz. I think that might be the most disgusting word I've ever heard.

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Rats, I don't actually know what that means and I'm embarassed to ask now...have to go google... :P

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LOL.  I can just imagine what'll COME up.

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I have a friend who ends almost every sentence with, "and stuff." Funny, but aggravating after a while. ;)

  Lately I've been hearing a lot of the similar "and what not" at the end of sentences. Drives me bughouse.

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Haha, I use slang ALL the time!  I often hang around a lot of verbal, fun African Americans.  So their colorful vocabulary has slipped into mine.  I love slang and accents of all kinds.  I think they're just another facet of a person's personality!

(And a little bit about the "N" word:  The N-word ending with ER is a horrible, dirty word that should never be said.  The "N-word" ending with AH is not a bad word.  It's something a black person would call another black person, as a friendly name (kind of....think of it similar to brother, dawg, bud, chum).  This word is used in sorts to reclaim the "-er" version of the word.  It's empowering, in a way, to use the "ah" version.)

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LOL.  I can just imagine what'll COME up.

LOL  ;D

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Instead of "you know?" among British children, particularly boys, the verbal tic seems to be "right" said with a falling intonation. "So I was going along the street, right, and I met this fellow, right, and he told me, right, that the exam was on Monday--right?" Irritating. Almost as bad as a minor group of people I knew at one time who called you by your name every two seconds in conversation! I got the impression after awhile they weren't sure who I was, or perhaps that I wasn't paying attention??

hahahaha. i like this.. and the pants thing. brings back memories. i'm from the south-west of england, land of the beautifully thick farmers accent with half of the word-sounds missing, and some beautiful slang. lots of the kids there use 'like' as well as, 'right' but they say it 'lyke' (and 'ryte') with a very strong 'y'. you'll get a lot of derogatory 'what are you lyyyyyyyke????'s too- with extra emphasis and volume on the on the 'lyyyyke'.

and 'innit' (isn't it) is another classic over there... with the variations 'in-em' (aren't they) and 'dun-em' (don't- they'). so you might get a colourful sentance like:

"ryte, my mate steve, rykte, 'e was was lyke, goin' down town, innit, and 'e 'ad som'a them-there m.c.-hammer trousers on, ryke, baggy as you LYKE, and i seen 'im, and i was lyke 'what are you lyyyke?, they make you look a ryte divvot, dun-em?, and 'e was lyke 'shuttup you fool, i look well lush'". (well-lush meaning really good).  ;D

basically, if you've ever watched 'Little Britain', the chubby blonde girl who witters on at high speed, and says 'yeah-but-no' is a good demonstration of the kind of thing i mean. it takes a skilled liguist to get to the bottom of that kind of thing.  :P

i love it, i really do. accents and colloquialisms are a big part of what makes us special.

Thanks to wonderful Netflix, I living here in Middledenowhere Texas (Uvalde) have seen Little Britain.  We rented and loved the first series.  Didn't care as much for the second because of the older lady who projectile pukes at the slightest provocation and the adult (30ish?) man who still breastfeeds.  Vickie Something is the girl's name.  I loved the skit where they tried to reunite her with her long lost father and he was totally appalled by her and wanted a DNA test.  Currently we're renting and loving Ballykissangel.  We start the 2nd disk of the 5th and last series tonight.  Why did Ambrose have to die!  :'(   Are there any other series that you can recommend that we might enjoy as much as Ballyk.  We're going to try Monarch of the Glen.  Is it good?

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Ahhh, cultural differences in language...Wikipedia UK has this to say....
"Jizz is the term used by birders to describe the immediate recognition of a bird from the briefest of glimpses."

Guess it all depends on a) where you were raised and b) where your mind is.

So there.

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Editorial comment: Yes, I know what it means now!! I also live a very sheltered life so I'm not up on all the slang. For the last week the only thing I've read has been The Merchant of Venice and part of the Morte D'Arthur. In the original. Yes, there's lots of drugs, sex and rock and roll in those, but the vocabulary is a little more classical and therefore sounds classier....if you don't actually know what things like "Aroint thee, witch!" (MacBeth) actually mean.

...and yes, it means exactly what you think it means.

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Well, it's no secret where my mind is.

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Ahhh, cultural differences in language...Wikipedia UK has this to say....
"Jizz is the term used by birders to describe the immediate recognition of a bird from the briefest of glimpses."

Guess it all depends on a) where you were raised and b) where your mind is.

So there.

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Editorial comment: Yes, I know what it means now!! I also live a very sheltered life so I'm not up on all the slang. For the last week the only thing I've read has been The Merchant of Venice and part of the Morte D'Arthur. In the original. Yes, there's lots of drugs, sex and rock and roll in those, but the vocabulary is a little more classical and therefore sounds classier....if you don't actually know what things like "Aroint thee, witch!" (MacBeth) actually mean.

...and yes, it means exactly what you think it means.

Well, I don't know where other people's minds are, but I'm a bird watcher. I mean it just bothers the hell out of me when a fellow birder says, "I just jizzed a Great Horned Owl."

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Are there any other series that you can recommend that we might enjoy as much as Ballyk.  We're going to try Monarch of the Glen.  Is it good?

hmmmmm. i never really got into ballyk (i have the attention span of a small fish) but my parents both enjoyed it very much, and they liked monarch of the glen too, so its quite hopeful that you'll enjoy it also. i think that maybe you'd like Hamish Mcbeth, which is also set in rural scotland, but its got an underlying police drama to it, and has the bonus of staring the dishy robert carlyle, and includes a cute westie pup called 'wee jock'. You might also like Dr. Finlay, and Heartbeat- a police drama set in 60's rural yorkshire.

slightly off track, they like a lot of the quaint english countryside murder mystery type things like Midsomer Murders too, as well as Morse, and A Touch of Frost- i don't know if you like that kinda thing but they're actually quite good!

both my family and my canadian bloke also like the sit-com series The Last of the Summer Wine, though that show is a little slower paced, and the episodes are more self contained than anything like ballyk- its probably best described as 'easy watching humour'- like easy listening music. mind you, they also like sit-coms like Keeping Up Appearances, Waiting For God, and even Mr Bean, all of which make me shudder- i'm quite picky with my comedy.

if you liked the first episodes of Little Britain, you might like The Fast Show too, its a similar style of sketch show, but i find it a smidge less nausea inducing (less gross, less body functions, more family friendly, slightly more silly generally, but still funny). to be honest, i tend to like my comedy a little drier and more intellectual (just a little, mind you!) than Little Britain, i'm more of a Blackadder kinda girl. you can't go wrong with Blackadder, if you ask me.

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and 'innit' (isn't it) is another classic over there... with the variations 'in-em' (aren't they) and 'dun-em' (don't- they'). so you might get a colourful sentance like:

"ryte, my mate steve, rykte, 'e was was lyke, goin' down town, innit, and 'e 'ad som'a them-there m.c.-hammer trousers on, ryke, baggy as you LYKE, and i seen 'im, and i was lyke 'what are you lyyyke?, they make you look a ryte divvot, dun-em?, and 'e was lyke 'shuttup you fool, i look well lush'". (well-lush meaning really good).  ;D

HHAHAHHAHA my husband and I say "innit?" and (the newer) "isit?" ALL the time!!!! We do it in a joking way to each other but we were in London in a few months ago and I kept smacking him cuz he would say "innit" in our sarcastic way on the tube and people could hear. I thought I would die.

I just have to say that your little bit that I quoted above was amazing!! I had to read it outloud! "dun-em?" LOL!!!!! So true!!!

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Having been a fan of both BallyK and Monarch I'll add my thoughts.

The first couple of seasons of BallyK are WONDERFUL.  Once they offed Quigley and his doofuses, got rid of the younger priest, it when down hill.  Monarch is great, as long as Archie and the cook he married were on it.  Once they nixed that story line and brought in a sham laird, it went down hill.

THe problem that I have with so much of British TV is this bate and switcheroo they do with characters.  I get attached. I love ER because the characters have come and gone and as a rule, they make some good excuses for people leaving, like when Anthony Edwards "Dr. Greene" left ER.  He was lovingly written out with some very realistic and heart wrenching writing about dying of a brain tumor.  It was wonderful.  On Brit TV, there is no such thing as an artful write out.

Now, if you can get Clatterford (known as Jam and Jerusalem in the UK) it is a MUST MUST WATCH.  It is written by Jennifer Saunders who wrote Absolutely Fabulous.  It is priceless in parts.  My favorite is character played by Sue Johnston, an actress I think is excellent whenever I see her. 

The other Britcom I LOVE is "One Foot in the Grave" which is starting to come out on DVD and Netflix has season 1 and I think 2 also.  I can't wait to see how they kill of Victor Muldrew because the old so and so has it coming for the way he treats people.  This is my favorite of all time, period, end of the story.  It is all about absolutely nothing and it tangential in the way that Seinfeld was.  It is about Victor, an old, opinionated buffoon of a man and his long suffering wife Margaret.  There is the couple next door and Mrs. Warboys who is so dotty that she once chose a wax statue of herself over 500 pounds...eegit!

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To me, "Exclusive" is one of the most evil words in the English language.

As in,

"This restaurant/club is very exclusive."

"An exclusive sorority"

"Upcoming news exclusive"

"Available exclusively at . . . "

The assumption is that what makes a thing valuable is that someone is left out!  :-\

We're better than you are - so we get better stuff. We're the "exclusive" ones. Those people aren't good enough to be one of us.

It's just mean spirited.

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"WHAT"

we are not allowed to say it in our house, we have 6 children (combined) and it seems as if it is a favorite for them to say.  Any time someone wants to say it they have to think of another alternative for it!

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Shades of Bridget Jones' mother..."Don't say what, dear--say pardon."  ;D ;D

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I thought of two more!

I don't like  "Jew"  used in modernday slang. My brother and his friends say that all the time if some body does something they don't like or in any other way displays an unpleasant character attribute they say "Stop bing such  Jew!" or "Man, thats so Jewish!" I asked my brother why he does this. He has one of the most calm and gentle spirits of any one I know. It doesn't make sense for him to be saying something so inappropriate. It makes me sad. He just turned 18, maybe he will grow out of it.

The other is when people use the word "Arab" to describe any one from the middle east or someone of the Muslim faith. The other day someone I know was referring to an "Arab" and I asked (in order to clarify) So they are from Saudi Arabia? "No" Then they are from the United Arab Emerits(sp)? "No, they worship Allah!" As if I was the one with a problem....

I'm not the most politcally correct person int eh worlsd and tehre is a lot I dont know and understand about world politics, but htat sjust seems so offensive to me even though Im not a part of that group of people.

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I thought of two more!

I don't like  "Jew"  used in modernday slang. My brother and his friends say that all the time if some body does something they don't like or in any other way displays an unpleasant character attribute they say "Stop bing such  Jew!" or "Man, thats so Jewish!" I asked my brother why he does this. He has one of the most calm and gentle spirits of any one I know. It doesn't make sense for him to be saying something so inappropriate. It makes me sad. He just turned 18, maybe he will grow out of it.

The other is when people use the word "Arab" to describe any one from the middle east or someone of the Muslim faith. The other day someone I know was referring to an "Arab" and I asked (in order to clarify) So they are from Saudi Arabia? "No" Then they are from the United Arab Emerits(sp)? "No, they worship Allah!" As if I was the one with a problem....

I'm not the most politcally correct person int eh worlsd and tehre is a lot I dont know and understand about world politics, but htat sjust seems so offensive to me even though Im not a part of that group of people.

i live in a small town and all of the immature guys dub everything that sucks "jewish". Thats Jewish, You're Jewish....Do you even know any f****** Jewish people??!?!?

The whole arab thing offends me so much. I was in the middle of wal-mart and a group of "middle eastern" men from some fraternity group was there and some of my family were talking about how they're probably terrorists. i wanted to cry or say something soooooo badly. I also hate when indian people get called terrorists. Anything that "disses" indian people offends me so much. Most likely because i value their culture and i want to convert to hinduism.

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