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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm puzzled by that, too. I don't think there's and kind of prohibition against using et cetera in everyday speech

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/14070/did-et-cetera-gain-its-popularity-from-the-king-and-i

It is, after all, "the King's English," so to speak:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-t7uVdID3s

although I tend to prefer "yadda, yadda, yadda.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=yadda%20yadda%20yadda

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John
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The King's English ? Bah, which king ? Peeves do NOT have to be reasonable for Goodness sake. That is why they are PEEVES ! Etc, etc, etc.
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm peeved by unreasonable peeves Very Happy

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John
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well....................................PEEVE OFF !
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such peevishness! Ura!!!!
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it'snotmyfault



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

English footballer Steven Gerrard being interviewed after a game.

Interviewer: "Are you feeling down after that loss?"
Steven Gerrard: "Steven Gerrard doesn't get down, he just pulls his socks up and gets on with it"

it'snotmyfault gets peeved by (usually) famous people talking about themselves in the third person
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Great Vozhd Sasha agrees with you!
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've had 'baited breath', but have we had 'a hare's breath' yet? Peeves me no end. For all I or anyone else here probably knows, hares can hold their breath indefinitely. So let's just stick to the correct form of 'hair's breadth' and try and spell it right, eh, chappies?
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scot47



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had "antidotal evidence" too althouigh that is more of a laugh than a peeve. A laugh at the fact that someone else is not as clever as we are !
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear scot47,

"A laugh at the fact that someone else is not as clever as we are !"

Since that includes all of humanity except for you and me, we must be laughing all the time Very Happy.

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John
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Reader'. Peeves me how this word has become a techie-tool. Peeves me no end that people who use such devices to amuse themselves on public transport with all sorts of media say they are 'reading'. Piffle!

Books! They can and should be read!
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Bespoke'. I object to the use of this word by high street retailers unless they are selling some sort of custom-made item! Like a tailored suit!!

Death the the bespoke-abusers! Not one step back!!
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Commoner garden variety'. Shocking word, commoner, to begin with. But to confuse it with 'common, or garden-variety' should mean public flogging. The only variant that is worse is 'commoner gardener' variety.

I am empurpling with peeved rage.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christmas, Santa Claus and reindeers !!
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teacheratlarge



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
'Commoner garden variety'. Shocking word, commoner, to begin with. But to confuse it with 'common, or garden-variety' should mean public flogging. The only variant that is worse is 'commoner gardener' variety.

I am empurpling with peeved rage.


But don't only 'common' teachers use that...



Some people just don't when to quit while they are still 'behind' (but not by much....). Cool
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