Words and phrases that are soooo...meh! Like meh (1 Viewer)

seanc

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Second person plural, and I totally agree with Ann Post. There needs to be word distinguishing "you person" from "you people".
 

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Em, I agreeing with yee.

I think ye/yee are totally valid words, and the queens english way of using "you" is silly and wrong.

Wouldn't say "y'all" personally, but it's the same thing.
 

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I once said to someone that a common expression in my work was "There's no I in team, but there's a you in cunt".

He laughed, but he said "It'd be better if you said "There's no I in team, but there's a whole bunch of "u's" in "You'se are a whole bunch of cunts you'se are".

It is a thing when working in multinational teams, that the "you" and the "ye/yee/youse" difference is very important, since most non-english speaking people understand that as the norm.

He doesn't get to call his colleagues cunts, I do, so he vicariously relished the idea. I reminded him It's a substitute for better wages.
 
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It is a thing when working in multinational teams
i deal with people from about 12 different countries and it's gas to hear some words and phrases which are neologisms based on understandable misconceptions, or simply phrases you wouldn't expect.

e.g. 'preponing' a meeting is something i'd hear a couple of times a year from the team in india, and 'final solution' every so often by german colleagues. (every so often, maybe 5 or 10 times in the last 12 years)
 

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