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Postby Zirco » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:33 am

Ok, this is the moan forum so I am gonna have a moan, so there! babbby babbby babbby

1. I hate a really soft 'T'....and there is someone on the radio (maybe 102 Today FM) who has the softest T in the business.

She says something like ..."And now for today's SPORSE.....AAAAAAAGHHHHHHH
NO, NO NO ....it is SPORT, SPORT, not SPORSE....AAAAAAGH.

This T is so soft it's horizontal, shouldn't be allowed, STOP, STOP, STOP.
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Zirco » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:55 am

I'm back, I just thought of a biggie....
I went to bed one night several years ago, woke up the next day and the world had changed in a really bad way......
You've guessed it......correctamundo!!!!!!

People were saying NOOS instead of NEWS. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
Why did this happen?
Where did it come from?
I don't know and I don't care.
Can everyone who says NOOS please desist!!!!!!!!!!!
Let's go back to proper pronunciation right now!!!!
After me......
NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. NEWS.
NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. NEWS
NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. NEWS.
NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. NEWS.
NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. NEWS.
NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. NEWS
NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. NEWS.
NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. NEWS
NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. NEWS.
NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. NEWS
NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. NEWS.
NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. NEWS

Repeat five times daily.
Thank you.
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Rocker » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:13 am

:lol: :lol: No matter how many times I repeat it ...it still sounds like NOOS...... BangHead

we always said YOOS too... instead of the country YE.....
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Zirco » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:19 am

English is SO difficult to learn....

I worked with a lovely guy in my last job...he was from Slovakia.
His English was very very good, I think he learned it at school in Slovakia.
He didn't use "a" or "the" at all eg ' door is locked......screwdriver is in box etc.
He asked me to explain ''a' and 'the'......I was hard pressed I have to say :roll: :roll:
One day he highlighted to me how daft the English language can be.....

The fire alarm in the building was acting up and was the topic of conversation of the day.
What was confusing for Marek was ...

When the alarm was set we said the alarm was ON, but for him it wasn't ON because it was QUIET, so it was OFF.
When we said the alarm was GOING OFF, he would say no, the alarm is ON, not going off.

Em, why do we say the alarm is going off when it is clanging?....it is ON!!
Why do we say the alarm is on when it is quiet?.....it is OFF!!
He is quite correct to point this out....weird English language. :shock: :shock: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Zirco » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:23 am

Zirco wrote:Ok, this is the moan forum so I am gonna have a moan, so there! babbby babbby babbby

1. I hate a really soft 'T'....and there is someone on the radio (maybe 102 Today FM) who has the softest T in the business.

She says something like ..."And now for today's SPORSE.....AAAAAAAGHHHHHHH
NO, NO NO ....it is SPORT, SPORT, not SPORSE....AAAAAAGH.

This T is so soft it's horizontal, shouldn't be allowed, STOP, STOP, STOP.
There, I've had my moan, thank you
P.S. I may be back with more moans, we'll see. :evil: :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :evil: :twisted:


I just heard her....she IS on TODAY FM !!!!!!!!!
She says. "TODAY FM SPORSE" NO....NO..... someone tell her it is SPORT, SPORT. AAAAAGH!!!! :o :o :o
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Zirco » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:28 am

Rocker wrote::lol: :lol: No matter how many times I repeat it ...it still sounds like NOOS...... BangHead

we always said YOOS too... instead of the country YE.....


Ah yes YOOS, also YIZ, if you said YE you were a culchie :D
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Zirco » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:39 am

Another moan on the way........

RTE, yes RTE, the role model for correct speakifyin..or somethin.....

Several newsreaders on RTE!!!!! Say HEES for HIS :shock:
Eg.....HEES car was found in the forest.
Er, no.....HIS car was found in the forest (or wherever, doesn't have to be a forest) :shock:
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Gerald » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:19 pm

I don't mind mispronunciations as I grew up with dem, but I can't stand the false accents that have sprung up in recent years. Rachel allen comes to mind; can't stand her voice. Someone please fill her mouth with cement.
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Strum » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:15 pm

Gerald wrote:I don't mind mispronunciations as I grew up with dem, but I can't stand the false accents that have sprung up in recent years. Rachel allen comes to mind; can't stand her voice. Someone please fill her mouth with cement.



What about garda gaaardee, gordee and the latest one l heard on the news gourdie. :roll:
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Dancer » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:08 am

What pissed me off about the English language a while back was when some bright spark
in RTE decided that the word "many" should be pronounced mannnnny when we always pronounced it menny as in too menny cooks etc.
I'm crap at punctuation but my pet hate is people using the wrong word ie " I remember been" instead of "I remember being"
Drives me nuts every time but it doesn't turn me off a person - I'm a live and let live kinda girl ! dnc1
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Toss » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:32 am

Dancer wrote:What pissed me off about the English language a while back was when some bright spark
in RTE decided that the word "many" should be pronounced mannnnny when we always pronounced it menny as in too menny cooks etc.
I'm crap at punctuation but my pet hate is people using the wrong word ie " I remember been" instead of "I remember being"
Drives me nuts every time but it doesn't turn me off a person - I'm a live and let live kinda girl ! dnc1


beings means heinz
beens means heinz
beans means heinz

how mean is that ? pretty average, if you know what I mean babbby
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Zirco » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:50 am

Dancer wrote:What pissed me off about the English language a while back was when some bright spark
in RTE decided that the word "many" should be pronounced mannnnny when we always pronounced it menny as in too menny cooks etc.
I'm crap at punctuation but my pet hate is people using the wrong word ie " I remember been" instead of "I remember being"
Drives me nuts every time but it doesn't turn me off a person - I'm a live and let live kinda girl ! dnc1



Very good Dancer....good moan...this is a moan safe zone...it's ok to moan....it's a kind of safety valve for us....we can let off steam here...it's beneficial to let off steam.....it brings down the blood pressure. Mine is high.....have to watch it.
Is it the Bruton bros say 'minnie' for 'many'? Minny as in minny mouse... :D :D

So....on RTE RADIO 1 no less, the epitome of correct speakifyin...or something....

The road traffic section guy says. 'THE EH EH" , should be 'THE AA'. :shock: I mean to say, really.... dontknow

Also a guy on TODAY FM says 'IIIIIIIIIIMMMMMMMMM PPPPPAAAAAUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLL CCCCCCCOOOOOLLLLLIIIIINNNNNSSSSSS'. He starts off slow and gets slower and slower.....you know how the sound of a train changes as it speeds past you?, well this guy is like a speeding train sound... :shock:
And that's just his name! Well, to be fair, it's just him saying his name takes so long... dontknow dontknow
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby grammer » Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:12 am

We as I have said on many occasions have become Americanised-
We all speak with a mid Atlantic accent-
Give each other high fives -
Listen to the Doirt accents -girls from Dalkey talk in this strange strangulated accent -a cross between American and posh English---
Then there' that s the little skinny lad on the telly -with his total copy of U.S. chat shows -cards in hand -drum your fingers on the desk-stupid mugs as well -AGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH.
While the rest of us -talk -"in a flat monotone-"Hows it goin'????" Any sign of yer man/wan.?????
I could go on and on -----------------
but I did before so I wont again. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Zirco » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:59 am

Toss wrote:
Dancer wrote:What pissed me off about the English language a while back was when some bright spark
in RTE decided that the word "many" should be pronounced mannnnny when we always pronounced it menny as in too menny cooks etc.
I'm crap at punctuation but my pet hate is people using the wrong word ie " I remember been" instead of "I remember being"
Drives me nuts every time but it doesn't turn me off a person - I'm a live and let live kinda girl ! dnc1


beings means heinz
beens means heinz
beans means heinz

how mean is that ? pretty average, if you know what I mean babbby

Ha Ha Ha, very good Toss
U is a mean bean :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Sinead » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:29 pm

Even worse is 'wreath' being pronounced as 'reid'
and 'draw' as drrraw', 'Gael' as 'Gwaul'.
They never went to the Tech or had elocution lessons.

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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Zirco » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:40 pm

Sinead wrote:Even worse is 'wreath' being pronounced as 'reid'
and 'draw' as drrraw', 'Gael' as 'Gwaul'.
They never went to the Tech or had elocution lessons.

Sinéad


Yes indeed....terrible. wuu wuu
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Zirco » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:49 pm

Also, I hate English folk putting an R on words which should end in A.

Eg....AMERICAR....SALIVAR......HARMONICAR....not good. :o :o :shock:

Also, DRAW-RING for DRAWING...

and they do something funny with FIFTH and SIXTH....FITH..SIKTH or similar :( :o :shock: :( :o :shock:

Weird English Language :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby jabra » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:49 pm

What about Kerry people pronouncing million as milon
And lots of Irish saying sangwich instead of sandwich
and ulster for ulcer and antrim for anthem
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Toss » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:57 pm

jabra wrote:What about Kerry people pronouncing million as milon
And lots of Irish saying sangwich instead of sandwich
and ulster for ulcer and antrim for anthem


Ah JAYsus, youv some bleedin neck ..... sure its a foren language to the Oirish ;) :lol:
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Zirco » Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:04 am

jabra wrote:What about Kerry people pronouncing million as milon
And lots of Irish saying sangwich instead of sandwich
and ulster for ulcer and antrim for anthem



Dead right....or dead wrong....depending. :roll: :D

Sure doesn't our very own Minister of the Piggy Bank say BILLUN :o :shock: :o :shock:
How can you trust someone who says BILLUN? babbby babbby babbby
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Strum » Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:34 am

Oh ye who cast the first stone! :mrgreen:


I have some class ones from the 7 Bus over the years. Here's a starter.

Down: dowen, dowin, dowan...no that's not a Status Quo song. :D

There are a few universal words used around here.

"sconehead" (how's it going head)

"storybud" (that's when somebody is walking past and you want to tell them your story but they're gone, bud.)

"awlryman" (that's when somebody is walking past and you want to tell them you're alright but they're gone, man.)

"whassup" (that's when somebody is walking past and you want to tell them what's up, but they're gone)

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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Rocker » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:51 am

Strum,

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
You have just reminded me...a friend of ours is Austrian and has a great knack for accents and languages. She asked me for some typical Sherriff St words ( I was working ther at the time)...I told her

STOREEEEE :lol: :lol: :lol: that is all you hear from morning till night in Sherriff...storeeee bud....storeeee...

Now when the phone rings and it is she.......you guessed it ...storeeee.....
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Zirco » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:05 am

Strum wrote:Oh ye who cast the first stone! :mrgreen:


I have some class ones from the 7 Bus over the years. Here's a starter.

Down: dowen, dowin, dowan...no that's not a Status Quo song. :D

There are a few universal words used around here.

"sconehead" (how's it going head)

"storybud" (that's when somebody is walking past and you want to tell them your story but they're gone, bud.)

"awlryman" (that's when somebody is walking past and you want to tell them you're alright but they're gone, man.)

"whassup" (that's when somebody is walking past and you want to tell them what's up, but they're gone)

:lol:


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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Dancer » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:19 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Anyone ever notice a lot of people say "member" instead of "remember" ? dontknow
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Postby Zirco » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:27 am

Dancer wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:

Anyone ever notice a lot of people say "member" instead of "remember" ? dontknow



Ha Ha a Ha...very good....I member now :lol: :lol:
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