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why do politicians and journalists say what they say?

     
7:42 pm on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Is it possible for a politician or news analyst to speak without using the word "fundamental" or other form of the word? And why do they have to emphasize each syllable with special emphasis on the first one?

I've got a bunch more, but rather than post a long list, how about we limit ourselves to one or two per post.
3:43 am on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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@Shaddows, the nice thing about "unamerican" is that as I am clearly not American there is no reason I should not be unamerican. I was particularly amused when Bill Gates called open source unamerican.


"I'm not racist, but..." does that complete "I believe what the Daily Mail says"?

@kalen, please stop saying things I agree wholeheartedly with. I was perfectly happy disagreeing with you about everything.
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"I'm not racist, but..."


Good call - I've never heard anyone say this without it being followed by something that is sickeningly ignorant and racist.

Do people in the states say this? It's really common in the UK.
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Careful . . . this is not a thread about racism.
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Don't you ever sleep lawman? ;)
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Never. :)
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Another one I just remembered when I saw it yet again is "Passionate about".

"We are passionate about web design, SEO, graphic design, whatever, whatever."
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(C)rap music.
I don't like to hear people call it music, it's not, it is rhythmic doggerel. All part of the conspiracy to dumb everything down so even the dull and talentless can become "superstars".

What about "issues"? When someone says "I have issues with that" I just think "moron!".
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RE : (C)rap music

Trust me, I only used the suffix "music" so that people would know what I was referring to - I was in no way implying that I consider it sufficiently meritorious to actually be described as "music".

Kaled.
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Reread - O, wrong reply in wrong place.

[edited by: Orangutang at 1:30 am (utc) on Mar 11, 2011]

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