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26-07-2018, 11:57   #361
 
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I don't think it was meaningless. It has a meaning which is defined in dictionaries and stuff.
Its meaning (if any) had absolutely nothing to do with the information that the interviewee was trying to communicate to her listeners!

In that context it was completely redundant so, I would contend, had no meaning! (When one is being pedantic, context is all!)

Anyway, my point was that it is an irritating phrase, which is what this thread is all about!

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26-07-2018, 12:00   #362
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"Do the housework"
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You start a gripping opening paragraph and then.....

"Want to read more?"
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Homemaker.

This dreadful Americanism is creeping in here.
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26-07-2018, 16:45   #365
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Homemaker.

This dreadful Americanism is creeping in here.
A builder in other words
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Another example of unnecessary corporate speak is the term "results-driven".

You're motivated by the prospect of getting a good result? WOW, what a unique characteristic to have! Why didnt I think of that? You're hired!
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Heard someone say "differently abled" in front of a disabled person today. One of the stupidest things I've ever seen in my life.

I'm sure they thought they were being nice but in reality, they were saying "I want to be nice and avoid your accepted term because I don't think your accepted term is a nice thing."

Good luck calling a black person differently coloured because you're "being nice".
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Discourse.
Seems to be a word used now largely by those in the media in an effort to try give an air of gravitas to whatever they are talking/debating/waffling about.
Completely pretentious.
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virtue signaling, it's irritating because its often a last refuge when talking rubbish.
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Discourse.
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Usually the same ones who go on about
  • the story we tell ourselves about...
  • weaving narratives
  • we need to have that conversation
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The use of “yes ma’am” by Americans or just ma’am in general if you’re not french. I’m on some Facebook groups for my job and when I see this it irrationally annoys me and makes me hate the poster.
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Whenever anyone uses snog for kiss. I always hated it or shag, I just think Austin Powers.
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Seems to be a word used now largely by those in the media in an effort to try give an air of gravitas to whatever they are talking/debating/waffling about.
Completely pretentious.
Not in talking of things linguistic and it is a word that accurately describes what you are doing!
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