Not being picky, but...Another silly epithet: 'pro-active'. It means 'active', but pro-active has spread throughout media networks, and especially at the BBC.
Nope...So you agree. Active means the same as pro-active.
I have woken up grumpy this morning so I will share my current pet hate. Why do so many people nowadays start every sentence with "So".
They are asked a simple question and they pause and say, "So - I work for the civil service", as though they are delivering some sort of proclamation rather than just answering a straight forward question. No one used to say this but nowadays like most affectation it is now common place,
Couldn't agree more. So, so, so! It's awful, superfluous, and a most inefficient way of communicating.
Moreover, the practitioners of "so" usually add "like" to the middle of sentences.
All absolute tommyrot, of course.
Don't get me going on all these 'addon' words!
Guilty on all charges, although in my defence I have to work with awesome yoofs and yoofettes innit!
Obviously all legends when they swap their green provisional for a well cool pink fill licence. Tidy!
It started off with 'you know', and some people, even some very well known people, use these two words so often that it becomes ridiculous. Even one of the political party leaders does it, over and over!
It's moved on to 'basically', some people can't seem to start a statement without using it.
And no-one's ever upset or worried about a problem or an incident these days, they're always 'devastated'.
All of the above would be sensible if one makes the assumption that the function of government is to provide services to the people. In fact, government services the people (if you have spent any time on a farm, you will understand the difference.)THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE . Well round here we would like out street lights to be back on when it,s dark, so you don't run pedestrians over staggering back from the pub, swerving to miss animal you used to be able to see but you can't now until it's to late, hit cars parked on a unlit road, or drive down bloody big holes as no one puts lights on the road works anymore.
THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. Can we have our refuse collected once a week again , like it was up to recently , when our streets were clean, bedding was not dumped in the hedgrows, and garbage was not all over the pavements.
THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE . Can our local bus route run the last bus 15 minutes after the cinema closes not 15 minutes before it does.
All of this and much more is the will of the people , but no B listens , to the will of the people
........the function of government is to provide services to the people. In fact, government services the people
Another kindred spirit.as I've said on many occasions I dislike computers,
Oh yes, around these parts most of them seem to be BMWs, usually driven by unduly short drivers who are sitting so low in their seats that they're looking THROUGH the steering wheel! Perhaps it's some sort of fashion statement, as it also seems to go along with baseball hats worn backwards...………..But I'm getting seriously charred-off at the sheer number of vehicles I see being driven with their front number plate behind the windscreen in the where it can barely be seen. UK construction & use regs. state that plates should be clearly visible front and rear at all times.
Agreed. I was also singularly unimpressed with the food in the restaurants there too when I was last in France. It used to one of the top three cuisines in the world, and 25 years ago you could hardly go wrong when eating out. Two years ago it was barely possible to find anything other than US type fast food. I had bigged up the gastronomie to my wife beforehand and then looked like a right Charlie when I tried to find some of it to impress her. At one place she had a steak which was so tough that she almost choked on a chunk, followed by a dessert course which purported to be home-made but was straight out of a Lidl packet. Quel dommage.Whilst I'm at it, in this land of red elixir..... make that ex-red elixir. What the hell is happening to the wine? . The quality has been going down and down, thinner and thinner, more and more acidic. Supermarket pressure no doubt quite apart from the climate affecting the crop. However, it has now reached the stage that we use boxed wine for cooking. The only one that is passable and identifiable as wine rather than vinegar, is artificially smoothed and flavoured with oak in some way.