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#669473 - 22nd Feb 2012 9:17am Irritating Media Language *****
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I am not a pedant but why on TV and Radio can no conversation take place without the word 'Absolutely'?

Other irritating phrases such as '110 per cent'.

Educated people who cannot express themselves without saying 'um' or 'er' every fourth word.

Why does everything have to be 'mega mega exciting', why not just 'exciting'?

Why don't so called experts not know there is no such word as 'hieroglyphics'.

I could write several more, but let's have your 'nightmares'

Have come to the conclusion the English Language is losing it's edge, and the standard of education is declining.
Is this due to texting etc?

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#669475 - 22nd Feb 2012 9:31am Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: paxvobiscum]
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Originally Posted By: paxvobiscum
Why don't so called experts not know there is no such word as 'hieroglyphics'.


Really? Is it just 'hieroglyphic'?
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#669477 - 22nd Feb 2012 9:33am Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: paxvobiscum]
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Here we go...
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#669478 - 22nd Feb 2012 9:35am Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: paxvobiscum]
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The standard of education is declining due to the upbringing of scum by scum who have no respect whatsoever for their elders and cannot be told what to do.

Therefore cannot be taught.

learn
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#669479 - 22nd Feb 2012 9:41am Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: paxvobiscum]
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Thankfully I gave up watching TV a long time ago, but I still hear the garbage on radio.

I do totally agree, its like most people are either pretending to be a management sales executive by talking useless idioms and phrases or a complete imbecile that mashes words together to save brain power, init?.

Aside from the general trash-talk that most people seem to use, politicians seem to be good ones for it.

Just a few of my pet hates;

Grass roots (usually followed by 'campaign')
Austerity Measures
Percenters
Networking (when aimed at people just talking to each other)
At the end of the day
Oh, and most teenage speak

The list goes on and on.

Gone are the days when you were told 'theres a 't' in *insert word of choice here*', now its 'thats not even a word'. lol


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#669482 - 22nd Feb 2012 10:00am Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: paxvobiscum]
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I don't like it when words (especially acronyms) become used out of context so if you look at the sentance properly they no longer make any sense. Examples

GM Food - Genetically Modified Food - that works correctly but over time "GMs" became the term - as in "He had GMs for his tea" which is cobblers.

PIN number is another one - as the N stands for number so are we talking about a Personal Identification Number Number?

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#669486 - 22nd Feb 2012 10:12am Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: AR_One]
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Originally Posted By: AR_One
I don't like it when words (especially acronyms) become used out of context so if you look at the sentance properly they no longer make any sense. Examples

PIN number is another one - as the N stands for number so are we talking about a Personal Identification Number Number?


Yes, another is VIC check, vehicle identity check check.
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#669488 - 22nd Feb 2012 10:16am Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: paxvobiscum]
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Mph - miles an hour (somehow!)

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#669493 - 22nd Feb 2012 10:24am Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: bazzoh]
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Originally Posted By: bazzoh
Mph - miles an hour (somehow!)


Miles Per hour

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#669495 - 22nd Feb 2012 10:34am Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: paxvobiscum]
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How about people that use 'nauseous' when they should be using 'nauseated'.
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#669508 - 22nd Feb 2012 11:14am Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: Wheels]
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Originally Posted By: Wheels
Originally Posted By: bazzoh
Mph - miles an hour (somehow!)


Miles Per hour


Sorry wheels - yeah I know it stands for miles per hour it just always seems to be referred to as miles an hour
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#669512 - 22nd Feb 2012 11:17am Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: paxvobiscum]
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Another one is "can I axe you a question?" I even heard a radio presenter using it "last night I axed you a question" - turned off after that!

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#669526 - 22nd Feb 2012 11:49am Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: ex0__]
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Originally Posted By: ex0__
Originally Posted By: paxvobiscum
Why don't so called experts not know there is no such word as 'hieroglyphics'.


Really? Is it just 'hieroglyphic'?
A single character is a "glyph", so I think OP's suggestion is that "hieroglyphs" is the correct pleural.

Certainly the use of hieroglyphic as a noun looks to have fallen from favour in academia.

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#669535 - 22nd Feb 2012 12:03pm Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: paxvobiscum]
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White kids who talk patois, in Canada they call them "whiggers". The Jamaicans have their own speak so let them get on with it, no need for our indigenous crowd to start doing it, we have a perfectly robust language of our own. Just me on a rant. Absolutely.
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#669544 - 22nd Feb 2012 12:22pm Re: Irritating Media Language [Re: little_pob]
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Originally Posted By: little_pob
A single character is a "glyph", so I think OP's suggestion is that "hieroglyphs" is the correct pleural.

Certainly the use of hieroglyphic as a noun looks to have fallen from favour in academia.


Interesting. Cheers.
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