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Old November 26 2012, 10:40 PM   #151
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I have just finished reading the novel Petrified by Barbara Nadel. It is a detective novel set in Turkey. Twice during the course of the novel it mentions that the standard response to hearing that someone has lost a family member is to say "May your head be alive". I am trying to work out what this means - is it talking about the memories of the person, or is saying that at least the bereaved is still alive?
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Old November 26 2012, 11:33 PM   #152
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Probably not... way too cerebral for most US TV networks.
This coming from the nation that gave us Benny Hill.


Who?

(No, I'm serious... never heard of him. Most of the TV I watch is sci-fi, QI, news quizzes etc.)
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Old November 27 2012, 12:06 AM   #153
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"Attention Whore" - Gets used way to much from people that are just looking to be the center of attention, to people with a legitimate complaint. It's not the same thing .

"Troll" or "Spammer" - Getting a lot of work out lately on other forums I'm on whenever someone (old or new) doesn't agree with the majority opinion. It can be a thought out, honest, intelligent opinion, but if you're not in lock step (see: Disney is going to rape SW, the end if NIGH!) you're a troll or spammer.

"First World Problem" - We get it, you're so above it all that you are passing judgement on the fact that I have a problem that someone else in a more impoverished part of the world wouldn't have. You're so enlightened. Now shut up and either help me shove my car out of the intersection before I get hit or get the fuck out of the way*.

"F word" - Just say "fuck", not "f word" or "f bomb" or "frack" just say fuck you fucking moron.

"Baby Daddy" - Do I even need to explain this one.



* - Few days ago my engine died (bad alternator, fried the battery too) in a busy 4 way intersection. Was trying to push it out of the way when a bicyclist rode up, stopped and asked what happened, told him and his says "Talk about your first world problems" with a smug tone. Then proceeded to stand there and gawk while me and a city police officer push the car on to the side to wait for a tow.
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Old November 27 2012, 04:10 AM   #154
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"In point of fact" is the way the phrase is supposed to go, I'm pretty sure.
It is, but it's not how my dad says it, or even uses it.
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Old November 27 2012, 06:31 AM   #155
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According to a study done by Oxford University researchers the 10 most irritating phrases are

1 – At the end of the day
2 – Fairly unique
3 – I personally
4 – At this moment in time
5 – With all due respect
6 – Absolutely
7 – It’s a nightmare
8 – Shouldn’t of
9 – 24/7
10 – It’s not rocket science
That list reads like a "Which one doesn't belong?" test. The one that doesn't belong is number 8. It's flat-out incorrect, while the others are just overused phrases.

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Few days ago my engine died (bad alternator, fried the battery too) in a busy 4 way intersection. Was trying to push it out of the way when a bicyclist rode up, stopped and asked what happened, told him and his says "Talk about your first world problems" with a smug tone.
Maybe the guy didn't understand what a "First World problem" actually is. Did he think poorer countries don't have traffic problems? Come to think of it, less developed countries are more likely to be full of older, well-used vehicles that break down frequently.

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It's not so much a phrase that's greatly common (at least I don't think it is) but it's an "in-joke" of sorts in my family, the phrase "The point and fact is..." it's something my dad says all of the time to preface his opinion on something as being the "final word" on the subject. (Regardless if it's a point or even a fact.)
"In point of fact" is the way the phrase is supposed to go, I'm pretty sure.
That's like saying "the proof is in the pudding," which makes no sense at all. The actual phrase is "the proof of the pudding is in the eating."

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. . .(white people saying, in affected ghetto-speak) "N'a'hm sayin'?"
Who the hell says that?
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Old November 27 2012, 07:18 AM   #156
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When you absentmindedly ask "What day is today?"and someone answers "Monday....all day long".Grrr.
in German, we have exactly the same saying. Only we add: "and in the evening with illumination, even"
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Old November 27 2012, 11:48 AM   #157
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Probably not... way too cerebral for most US TV networks.
This coming from the nation that gave us Benny Hill.


Who?

(No, I'm serious... never heard of him. Most of the TV I watch is sci-fi, QI, news quizzes etc.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_Hill

He was the funniest man on TV back when I was five years old.
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Old November 27 2012, 12:48 PM   #158
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"May your head be alive". I am trying to work out what this means - is it talking about the memories of the person, or is saying that at least the bereaved is still alive?
the latter. It's meant in teh same sense as "may your life be spared" or "yes, he/she is dead, but at least you are still alife and well"
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Old November 27 2012, 04:51 PM   #159
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"F word" - Just say "fuck", not "f word" or "f bomb" or "frack" just say fuck you fucking moron.
No. Some of us don't have potty mouths, thank you. I'd also never use that as a substitute, only using it when I absolutely have to describe what someone else just said.
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Old November 27 2012, 05:28 PM   #160
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I use neither. In English I usually say "bother" or "bloody". In German, I use one of our colourful Bavarian curses like "Kreiz, Birnbam und Hollerstauan" (cross, pear tree and elder bush) or "Himmiarschundzwirn" (heaven, ass and sewing thread)
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Old November 27 2012, 06:05 PM   #161
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"F word" - Just say "fuck", not "f word" or "f bomb" or "frack" just say fuck you fucking moron.
No. Some of us don't have potty mouths, thank you. I'd also never use that as a substitute, only using it when I absolutely have to describe what someone else just said.
Fun fact: Gary Carter, the former Mets catcher, invented the term "F-bomb".
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Old November 28 2012, 02:49 PM   #162
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one of the most hated phrases:

I told you so!
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Old November 28 2012, 07:01 PM   #163
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one of the most hated phrases:

I told you so!
Sometimes you just have to say it.
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Old November 28 2012, 10:23 PM   #164
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That one line from Big Lebowski about "That's just, like, your opinion, man."
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Old November 28 2012, 10:51 PM   #165
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I told you so!
Sometimes you just have to say it.
I hate to say 'I told you so,' but...
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