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Post by pablo on Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:40 pm

Don't it just drive you mad how the "youth of today" keep saying "no worries" eg you go to a pub, give your waiter/tress your order, and they say no worries. Or you go into the cinema and say yould like tickets for a film and they say no worries.
Do they really think ordering food in a pub or tickets in a cinema causes me deep anxiety? Maybe I should have ordered something else on the menu? Maybe I won't enjoy the film? Am I sweating, shaking, is my voice trembling? do I look like I'm on the edge of a nervous breakdown? Frankly I AM NOT WORRIED aaaaaggggghhhhh!



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Re: No Worries

Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:57 am

pablo wrote:Don't it just drive you mad how the "youth of today" keep saying "no worries" eg you go to a pub, give your waiter/tress your order, and they say no worries. Or you go into the cinema and say yould like tickets for a film and they say no worries.
Do they really think ordering food in a pub or tickets in a cinema causes me deep anxiety? Maybe I should have ordered something else on the menu? Maybe I won't enjoy the film? Am I sweating, shaking, is my voice trembling?  do I look like I'm on the edge of a nervous breakdown?  Frankly I AM NOT WORRIED aaaaaggggghhhhh!



Aussie speak Pablo , no worries  hugegrins
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Post by boxerman on Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:28 am

pablo wrote:Don't it just drive you mad how the "youth of today" keep saying "no worries"

Youth of today? I've been using that expression for donkey's years and I no longer consider myself a youth smile! I think I may have picked it up from an Australian guy I worked with [who we called Ned].

I do get irritated at people who use 'don't it' in place of 'doesn't it' though rolleyes

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Post by Gromit on Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:45 am

I'm not getting at you Frank, but your post reminds me of one of my grumpy dislikes.

Why are everyone called "Guys" by many younger people these days?? Surely women can't be guys?? scratch head  The two young presenters at the paralympics must have said it hundreds of times!!

How did we manage to address each other without that irritating terminology?

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Post by boxerman on Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:53 am

'A gentleman of antipodean origin' was a bit too much of a mouthful Dave content

I don't have any problems [worries smile! ] about being called a 'guy', except on Nov 5th. hugegrins

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Post by groundhog on Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:36 pm

I guess it is just another case of dialects transcending international borders now we all travel so much, you rarely here the words "fellow" or "chap" these days? A friend in Canada does insist on calling me "bloke" though, no matter how much I explain that is not what we say I still get "Good morning bloke" scratch head  I am guilty of using "No worries" I am afraid. "Whasson" is another expression I tend to use which people outside Cornwall scratch their heads at! blushes
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Post by mr standfast on Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:35 pm

The lads in our local bike shop cycle  usually greet you with "Morning Chap" or 'can I help you chap ?" Sounds a bit odd to me but I much prefer it to "mate" or .........."pal" aaaaarrgh !hugegrins
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Post by boxerman on Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:48 pm

I don't mind what people call me as long as it is friendly and isn't derogatory.
If it comes to that, derogatory is OK if its a mate having a bit of craic.

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Post by logburner on Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:57 pm

I get concerned when youths, with a strong Irish accent, call me, or finish a sentence, with the word "Boss".......... shrugg
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Post by willy eckerslike on Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:22 pm

An Aussie import like the upward inflection at the end od a sentence as though it were a question. Now that is irritating.

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Post by rogerblack on Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:39 pm

In Scotland you'll frequently hear the local version:  "Nae bother!" which is a common response when asking for something to be done; it just means "It's no trouble for me to do that for you".

I agree with Willy's comment about that annoying upward inflection at the end of sentences, also used by some Americans and a growing number of mainly younger Brits.

And don't get me started on the liberal sprinkling of sentences with "you know" or "like".

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Post by Gromit on Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:45 am

When I saw Roger's post, I was like, "What you on about Roger?"  hugegrins

When I first heard the phrase I was baffled, and started twiddling the knobs on my hearing aid! shrugg  After a while I realised that "I was like" means "I said".  scratch head confused3

Where on earth did that one come from???

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