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01/10/2012 at 17:57

Lush cosmetics factory is situated on the same industrial estate where I work...I say work where I go to drink tea and lean on things......

The smell is glorious and covers the smell from the sewage farm, dump and foul smelling pond very well

01/10/2012 at 18:46
Definition of lush adjective
  • 1(of  by Text-Enhance" href="http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/lush#"vegetation, especially grass) growing luxuriantly:lush greenery and cultivated fields
  • very rich and providing great sensory pleasure:lush orchestrations
  • 2British informal sexually attractive.
  • very good:I had some really lush pressies Copied and pasted from the Oxford English Dictionary.
Blisters    pirate
01/10/2012 at 22:10

Aha, the AQI. Now that is something else that I really do hate.
(Now that is something else that I really do hate?)
By contrast, I find a thick Bristolian accent quite comical, "if you get my ideal".

I don't remember people adopting AQI until Neighbours invaded our shores and was adopted by anyone who lives in Milton Keynes. There was a place that was invented, and 20 years after its major growth phase it had adopted a London overspill/AQI blend for its own accent. Although it is in Northamptonshire, very few people there have that nasal country burr.

01/10/2012 at 22:16

*coughs* upwardly of course.

We had lessons in ensuring our intonation rose in our speech. It's important you know

 

01/10/2012 at 23:00

Isn't MK in Bucks?

Blisters    pirate
02/10/2012 at 08:17

That just shows how hard I try to avoid the place.

seren nos yn canu    pirate
02/10/2012 at 08:24

I just hate those people who can't get basic geography right..............math and geography is what all children should know from school....how do people expect to be part of normal society if they have such an appalling knowledge of geography...........I wouldn't give them a job with some lack of the basic skills for life

LIVERBIRD    pirate
02/10/2012 at 10:27

MATH?

MATH?

Seren - they've got you! They've Americanised our Seren!

seren nos yn canu    pirate
02/10/2012 at 10:28

only when talking to pedants.....

Pethead    pirate
02/10/2012 at 12:02

When it comes to language I'm sure I commit many sins, but not as many as the cohort that's about 5 years younger than me. I can't even convert some of their latest "words" into text - for example, what is a 'kaah' - seems to be used to imply something's nasty/disgusting, and pronounced as close to a grunt as possible.
Does anyone else think that the English language is evolving ever-faster? I mean, I know it's changed since Shakespeare's time, but that was 400 years ago, and now there seem to be changes every week.

Lee the Pea    pirate
02/10/2012 at 12:39

The only word that I think should be banned for life is 'moreish'.  Argggggggg, I hate that word, gives me the heebie-jeebies for some reason.  My cousins who are Welsh have always referred to anything nice as being 'lush', so I always thought that was a Welsh thing.  To me it means an old alkie!

02/10/2012 at 12:40

I really hate it when people write 'should of' instead of 'should have' - it really really annoys me because it is just lazy and if this is how children are taught at school, then I have no hope for the future!!!!  

I also hate the fact that people say something is 'sick' meaning that it's good - what on earth is the English language coming to? 

02/10/2012 at 12:57
Blisters wrote (see)

Aha, the AQI. Now that is something else that I really do hate.
(Now that is something else that I really do hate?)
By contrast, I find a thick Bristolian accent quite comical, "if you get my ideal".

I don't remember people adopting AQI until Neighbours invaded our shores and was adopted by anyone who lives in Milton Keynes. There was a place that was invented, and 20 years after its major growth phase it had adopted a London overspill/AQI blend for its own accent. Although it is in Northamptonshire, very few people there have that nasal country burr.

MK should never be visited nor mentioned in these here circles.

IronCat5    pirate
02/10/2012 at 17:19

Meh!

 

 

 

 

 

seren nos yn canu    pirate
02/10/2012 at 17:23
Beth Roberts wrote (see)

I really hate it when people write 'should of' instead of 'should have' - it really really annoys me because it is just lazy and if this is how children are taught at school, then I have no hope for the future!!!!  

I also hate the fact that people say something is 'sick' meaning that it's good - what on earth is the English language coming to? 

it what I said and wrote for years.....even now I have to think hard which is correct.....so you are welcome to hate me Beth........

People put so much importance on their own understanding of the english language.........

if I want my car repaired i would prefer the mechanic who can fix my car cheaply and permanently rather than one who can talk me out of a fortune and produce a nicely written bill for 5 times the correct amount.....

The same if I was in hopsital...........give me the surgeon who can do the operation successfully 100 times out of a hundred rather than the one who has impechable english but kills half his patients

as long at the written or spoken word can be understood i don't cae about the grammar or the spellings.................unless you are in one of the very few jobs where it is the specialised skill needed

02/10/2012 at 20:59

The language is evolving constantly, but at varying rates.

Around here, for example, inanimate objects still have gender. Eg " Her'll be fine" = It (she) will be alright.

Sometimes it feels like a different language " Dunna ask cus a wunna" = don't ask me because I shall not do it.

Of course, a few miles west they speak cymraeg, or a mix of both.

Having said that, neighbours speak is annoying and gangsta speak is just alien.

 

02/10/2012 at 21:16

My partner's family is from old Scottish farming stock and they have some very weird phrases. They say 'in-a-blow' or 'doon-a-blow' instead of 'below' or 'under'. When comparing, they say they'd 'rather have this one as that one', not 'than that one', which really bugs me. They say someone's 'old getting' instead of 'getting old'. And they swap vowels and consonants about with no apparent consistency, sometimes calling a tarp (tarpaulin) a harp, a crane a cran, saying something's wat instead of wet, and loads of other annoying things. So I don't agree with people who say linguistic standards have declined in recent years, as my father-in-law is 80 and despite being perfectly intelligent, his English is just CRAP!

02/10/2012 at 22:18

if anyone describes something as 'Moreish', I would take it to have a Medieval Moslem influence, such as parts of Southern Spain

02/10/2012 at 22:55
Pethead wrote (see)

 for example, what is a 'kaah' - seems to be used to imply something's nasty/disgusting, and pronounced as close to a grunt as possible.

'Kaah' is the noise that you make when you've tried with all your might to open a jar then it defeats you and you finally breathe out.

My pet hate is 'a big ask'. Ask is NOT A NOUN!!!

03/10/2012 at 06:48
Johnny again wrote (see)

 Her'll be fine


Surely noone has ever used this phrase ever.

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