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KTea88 17th November 2006 03:46 PM

Grumpy old Men
There we go we can spout off in this thread to our hearts content.
About what ever winds you up.

Have you ever played board room bingo
its fab! shout out house when you have all the crapo babble.
singing from the same hymn sheet I HATE THIS drivel.
There got that one of my chest.

ARRR predictive TXT I cant do it I want to throw the phone accross the room. (phone rage or TXT rage)

Stu2006 17th November 2006 03:55 PM

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And grumpy young men, Im only 28.

KTea88 17th November 2006 04:00 PM

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Not quite over the hill myself at a mere 40

Shane 17th November 2006 04:03 PM

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OK, pet hates:

"Bored of" instead of "bored with" and, worse than that, "fed up of" instead of "fed up with".

I've given up bothering about split infinitives...

NickG 17th November 2006 04:07 PM

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About two years ago, we decided at work to inverstigate the new wizzy (then) web methods, J2EE, SOAP, AJAX etc. I spent days reading the docs, and having understood nothing of what they were saying, I sadly decided it was me getting past it, and it was the begining of the end for me. After a few more months, I realised, that they were actually not saying much at all, and what little they were saying was so simple and obvious that it didn't seem worth saying. I had assumed its couldn't be that simple, so I must be missing the point.

Computer books are the same, one book with 1000 pages, may actually contain about 10 actual idea's, the rest is padding and fluff. In the past I was used to books being thin but very very dense with information, K&R being an example.

Another good example of books full of information seem to be anything by Morgan Jones. I have a book by John Rankin thats the other way, maybe 10-20 bits of information, many of which I have real doubts about, repeated many many times over 500 pages.

Now, what else can I find to be grumpy about....

NickG 17th November 2006 04:09 PM

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Oh, another pet hate: The use of the word "totally" in every part of a sentence other than where it should have been.

Shane 17th November 2006 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by NickG
Oh, another pet hate: The use of the word "totally" in every part of a sentence other than where it should have been.

like, you're SO right, like...

Shane 17th November 2006 04:12 PM

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And then there's "basically".

Others have hidden meanings:

I hear what you say = I'm not listening

At the end of the day = I need more time to remember wht I was going to say

with all due respect = you're a complete pratt

NickG 17th November 2006 04:38 PM

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with all due respect = you're a complete pratt
I must admit to using that one myself.

It works though, "with all due", if you are not due any, that the translation makes perfect sense.

Pedro 17th November 2006 05:03 PM

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how about these ....they get me mad..

the increasing tendency for staff/presenters at meetings to mix up "affect" and "effect".

the trend for presenters to "talk to" a subject or point rather than simply "talk about" it. "box things off"... be "on the same page" as your client.. "cover off" an "issue" rather than discuss a problem...
.....the overuse of "best in class"....
..... to "message manage" rather than tell someone whats actually happening !

rgds pete

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