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  1. Blackpool
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    10 May '13 23:01
    Taking a bath?
    Fix me a drink? WTF? Who broke it?
    I'm a comin... What's with the a?
    Ordering food, gimme a side! Side?
    "Would you like to supersize that double 2 pounder cheeseburger and 1LB of fries and side?"
    "Is that To go" Go where?
  2. Blackpool
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    10 May '13 23:03
    9/11

    What exactly happened on the 9th of November???
  3. Blackpool
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    10 May '13 23:10
    A light hearted look at Americans on a Blackpool Football Club message board.

    http://fansonline.net/blackpool/mb/view.php?id=1448201

    Thoughts please?
  4. SubscriberKewpie
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    10 May '13 23:561 edit
    Some of their words can be useful - e.g. "guys" when you're talking to a mixed group of young people, because a "guy" is androgynous - but mostly they're inexact and sound as if the person didn't finish school. That thing where they stick on an extra preposition annoys me though - visit {with} a friend, close {out} a bank account and even park {up} a car - oh wait, that's a Pom one I think, sorry.

    Anyone noticed how we're all doing it?
    cheaper = lower-priced, so cheaper prices = lower price prices (bought any prices lately?)
    watch = look on, so watch on = look on on

    Words don't mean what they used to mean. 🙁
  5. Blackpool
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    10 May '13 23:59
    I gocha 🙁
  6. SubscriberKewpie
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    11 May '13 00:02
    Originally posted by Blackpoolmad
    A light hearted look at Americans on a Blackpool Football Club message board.

    http://fansonline.net/blackpool/mb/view.php?id=1448201

    Thoughts please?
    It's far more interesting than this General Forum ...
  7. Dublin Ireland
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    11 May '13 00:07
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    The funniest one I think is,


    park and ride.
  8. SubscriberKewpie
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    11 May '13 01:161 edit
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    The funniest one I think is,


    park and ride.
    That one actually means what it says here: a larger-than-usual free carpark at an outer-suburban railway station, sometimes even with security staff. It goes with trains that run express from that station, and the idea is to keep commuter cars out of the city centre - leave the car parked and ride on the train instead.
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    11 May '13 02:35
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    You almost got it right.
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    11 May '13 02:47
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Some of their words can be useful - e.g. "guys" when you're talking to a mixed group of young people, because a "guy" is androgynous - but mostly they're inexact and sound as if the person didn't finish school. That thing where they stick on an extra preposition annoys me though - visit {with} a friend, close {out} a bank account and even park {up} a car - o ...[text shortened]... tch = look on, so watch on = look on on

    Words don't mean what they used to mean. 🙁
    You know what else is annoying? Your pseudo-intelligent pedantry.

    Also, guy is not androgynous.
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 May '13 02:581 edit
    Originally posted by Kewpie

    Some of their words can be useful - e.g. "guys" when you're talking to a mixed group of young people, because a "guy" is androgynous - but mostly they're inexact and sound as if the person didn't finish school. That thing where they stick on an extra preposition annoys me though - visit {with} a friend, close {out} a bank account and even park {up} a car - oh
    watch = look on, so watch on = look on on

    Words don't mean what they used to mean. 🙁
    Here are few more examples before someone unfriends us and pulls the plug on this thread:

    http://moreintelligentlife.com/content/ideas/anthony-gardner/youve-been-verbed
  12. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    11 May '13 02:58
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    Also, guy is not androgynous.
    Except for that guy Michael Jackson.
  13. SubscriberBusygirl
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    11 May '13 03:05
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    face/palm
  14. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    11 May '13 03:09
    Originally posted by Blackpoolmad
    Thoughts please?
    Quit bellyaching.
  15. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    11 May '13 03:39
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Quit bellyaching.
    Blimey 😞
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