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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #80 on: February 14, 2019, 09:05:25 AM »
"The feels"/"All the feels"

Has anyone noticed how much their own speaking style and writing style has changed since living here?  Sometimes I think that if my friends and family back home could hear how I speak and read my texts they'd say "alexisalex, why are you speaking so weirdly?"  :laugh:

I kept saying aiisshhhhhhhhhhhh at my bro's wedding in September. Everyone looked at me like I'd lost the plot.

Also, dropped the C-word (people don't like the word, I get it, but the way I used it was.......... contextually relevant and not the worst way imaginable? haha) around the campfire. THAT did not go over well. It's easy to forget I'm not around a bunch of Brits, Aussies, Kiwis etc. I find even a lot of the Yanks who live here don't get as mad at the word when they hear it because of all the different English versions we get jumbled around our head.

Middle class suburban Canadians? Not so much, hahaha.
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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #81 on: February 14, 2019, 09:17:11 AM »

How about the subjunctive mood? Anybody up for a good shouting match about whether or not it should exist?  :smiley:
to be honest, i could care less
:laugh:But irregardless of that, it's a great topic to upset people with. It brings out all the feels. Makes them shook.
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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #82 on: February 14, 2019, 09:20:53 AM »
Lol Kyndo  :laugh:

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #83 on: February 14, 2019, 10:14:04 AM »
"The feels"/"All the feels"

Has anyone noticed how much their own speaking style and writing style has changed since living here?  Sometimes I think that if my friends and family back home could hear how I speak and read my texts they'd say "alexisalex, why are you speaking so weirdly?"  :laugh:

A little, but “all the feels” is something my 20-something Canadian kids post on instagram, and they have never been to Lorea.

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #84 on: February 14, 2019, 10:18:11 AM »
"The feels"/"All the feels"

Has anyone noticed how much their own speaking style and writing style has changed since living here?  Sometimes I think that if my friends and family back home could hear how I speak and read my texts they'd say "alexisalex, why are you speaking so weirdly?"  :laugh:

A little, but “all the feels” is something my 20-something Canadian kids post on instagram, and they have never been to Lorea.

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #86 on: February 14, 2019, 10:23:50 AM »
"The feels"/"All the feels"

Has anyone noticed how much their own speaking style and writing style has changed since living here?  Sometimes I think that if my friends and family back home could hear how I speak and read my texts they'd say "alexisalex, why are you speaking so weirdly?"  :laugh:

A little, but “all the feels” is something my 20-something Canadian kids post on instagram, and they have never been to Lorea.

Oh yeah I should have noted they're separate points.

I just notice little things like saying "wow" for example.  I can't remember saying it much in England.  Or I find myself saying things like "I'm going to take a rest" or "I feel sleepy".  I suppose I'm mirroring the English spoken by those around me.  I've basically cut all idiomatic language from my speech (to avoid miscommunication) which is actually a very unnatural thing to do with English.

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #87 on: February 14, 2019, 10:31:55 AM »
"The feels"/"All the feels"

Has anyone noticed how much their own speaking style and writing style has changed since living here?  Sometimes I think that if my friends and family back home could hear how I speak and read my texts they'd say "alexisalex, why are you speaking so weirdly?"  :laugh:

A little, but “all the feels” is something my 20-something Canadian kids post on instagram, and they have never been to Lorea.

Oh yeah I should have noted they're separate points.

I just notice little things like saying "wow" for example.  I can't remember saying it much in England.  Or I find myself saying things like "I'm going to take a rest" or "I feel sleepy".  I suppose I'm mirroring the English spoken by those around me.  I've basically cut all idiomatic language from my speech (to avoid miscommunication) which is actually a very unnatural thing to do with English.

Totally agree.... I use words I would NEVER use at home..."handsome"... "delicious" etc. Any regional slang has all but gone too...(I now call "tea"....."dinner" much to the amusement of everyone back home up North haha).

My English is definitely mirrored from those around me. I find myself using the same awkward sentences.

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #88 on: February 14, 2019, 10:39:02 AM »
"The feels"/"All the feels"

Has anyone noticed how much their own speaking style and writing style has changed since living here?  Sometimes I think that if my friends and family back home could hear how I speak and read my texts they'd say "alexisalex, why are you speaking so weirdly?"  :laugh:

A little, but “all the feels” is something my 20-something Canadian kids post on instagram, and they have never been to Lorea.

Oh yeah I should have noted they're separate points.

I just notice little things like saying "wow" for example.  I can't remember saying it much in England.  Or I find myself saying things like "I'm going to take a rest" or "I feel sleepy".  I suppose I'm mirroring the English spoken by those around me.  I've basically cut all idiomatic language from my speech (to avoid miscommunication) which is actually a very unnatural thing to do with English.

Totally agree.... I use words I would NEVER use at home..."handsome"... "delicious" etc. Any regional slang has all but gone too...(I now call "tea"....."dinner" much to the amusement of everyone back home up North haha).

My English is definitely mirrored from those around me. I find myself using the same awkward sentences.

i am so confused. my whole life, i thought i spoke english... until i just read this.

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #89 on: February 14, 2019, 10:43:04 AM »
"The feels"/"All the feels"

Has anyone noticed how much their own speaking style and writing style has changed since living here?  Sometimes I think that if my friends and family back home could hear how I speak and read my texts they'd say "alexisalex, why are you speaking so weirdly?"  :laugh:

A little, but “all the feels” is something my 20-something Canadian kids post on instagram, and they have never been to Lorea.

Oh yeah I should have noted they're separate points.

I just notice little things like saying "wow" for example.  I can't remember saying it much in England.  Or I find myself saying things like "I'm going to take a rest" or "I feel sleepy".  I suppose I'm mirroring the English spoken by those around me.  I've basically cut all idiomatic language from my speech (to avoid miscommunication) which is actually a very unnatural thing to do with English.

Totally agree.... I use words I would NEVER use at home..."handsome"... "delicious" etc. Any regional slang has all but gone too...(I now call "tea"....."dinner" much to the amusement of everyone back home up North haha).

My English is definitely mirrored from those around me. I find myself using the same awkward sentences.

i am so confused. my whole life, i thought i spoke english... until i just read this.

The tea/dinner thing? Yeahhh where I'm from it's  Breakfast/Dinner/Tea opposed to Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Regional innit.  :laugh:

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #90 on: February 14, 2019, 10:46:07 AM »
I think it's safe to say we all learn quite a bit about our own language while we're here, despite everything.
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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #91 on: February 14, 2019, 10:50:51 AM »
i am so confused. my whole life, i thought i spoke english... until i just read this.

The tea/dinner thing? Yeahhh where I'm from it's  Breakfast/Dinner/Tea opposed to Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Regional innit.  :laugh:

excuse me what the ****. lol that's wiiiiild. where are you from?

my 2 new irritating things are people calling the 3rd meal of the day tea instead of dinner. do you not eat food? do you even have tea? tea with the food? you're breaking my world debbie

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #92 on: February 14, 2019, 11:13:18 AM »
i am so confused. my whole life, i thought i spoke english... until i just read this.

The tea/dinner thing? Yeahhh where I'm from it's  Breakfast/Dinner/Tea opposed to Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Regional innit.  :laugh:

excuse me what the ****. lol that's wiiiiild. where are you from?

my 2 new irritating things are people calling the 3rd meal of the day tea instead of dinner. do you not eat food? do you even have tea? tea with the food? you're breaking my world debbie

Haha I have NO idea why we call it tea. I'm from North England....so even the Southerners think we are insane. All I know is my nan thinks I'm suddenly all airs and graces since I've started saying dinner  :laugh:
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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #93 on: February 14, 2019, 12:05:18 PM »
Dinner's at twelve, tea's at five  :laugh:  Christ I miss England...


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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #94 on: February 14, 2019, 12:06:21 PM »
Dinner's at twelve, tea's at five  :laugh:  Christ I miss England...



Haha I'm glad someone agrees!

My family near disowned me when I called it dinner.

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #95 on: February 14, 2019, 12:14:42 PM »
Breakfast-Dinner-Supper anyone?

I remember first encountering that in the Boxcar Children books as a child and being mildly irritated at Lunch being turned into Dinner.

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« Reply #96 on: February 14, 2019, 12:18:46 PM »
I think in the past 5 pm tea was called High Tea.
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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #97 on: February 14, 2019, 01:52:52 PM »
My grandparents used to have breakfast, elevenses, lunch, dinner, supper. Posh-oes

I had breakfast, lunch, tea

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« Reply #98 on: February 14, 2019, 01:56:38 PM »
My grandparents used to have breakfast, elevenses, lunch, dinner, supper. Posh-oes

I had breakfast, lunch, tea

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Re: Which modern or relatively modern English words/sayings irritate you.
« Reply #99 on: February 14, 2019, 02:08:39 PM »
FOURTH MEAL!!!!