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johnslat



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

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

Regards,
John
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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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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



Joined: 17 Apr 2007
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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



Joined: 14 May 2012
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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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