Buzzwords

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  1. LadyOnArooftop

    LadyOnArooftop UKChat Familiar

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    To relieve the boredom, the other half and I play a game when we're watching the news. If we hear the words 'protect the nhs',the winner is the first to shout 'Bingo!'. The loser has to do a forfeit. Matt Hancock always gets my full attention because you can guarantee he will say it. I suppose I should get out more, but I can't :rolleyes:
     
  2. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UKChat Familiar

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    Jokingly, and occasionally, quite seriously, I mention current buzzwords in the chat rooms because the Media is reliant on clichés and sound bites. The most popular ones that I seem to hear repeatedly are:
    Exponentially
    Unprecedented
    Ecosystems
    Algorithms
    And, apparently, amid has been a word of choice in the Media. Mind you, it is somewhat versatile in the circumstances.
    Global and Viral have become popular for obvious reasons but they already had been over-used to death!​

    I have also found it amusing that people graduated from the mundane Coronavirus to the clinical Covid-19.
    There are bound to be lots more that will become adopted, household words in the very near future.

    Watch this space.
    ;)
     
  3. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UKChat Familiar

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    Damn! I totally forgot Britain's most favourite word of the year: FURLOUGH(ED)!!!!
     
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    xxwhite_dovexx Hello from Florida

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    PPE.....well ya know what i mean ..lol
     
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  5. Tandy

    Tandy UKChat Familiar

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    flatten the curve

    whatever it takes

    scientific advice

    the front line

    clap for the heros

    social distancing


    meanwhille the world just im time system is dead, our supply chains are dead, our agriculture is on bypas, not to mention the world was all ready fucked before this virus, ok dont sh** your pants but if you havent alreay sh** your pants, you obvuously dont were pants!
     
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    WickedPerdition UKChat Familiar

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    Apologies, but I also forgot to add "Stay Safe". Something that was rarely mentioned in the past unless you were engaged in a high-risk activity. It is now, seemingly, the valediction of choice.
     
  7. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UKChat Familiar

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    The latest addition is 'baby steps', which I think is an analogy of the country's predicted, economic recovery.

    I'm sure that more will become prevalent in the foreseeable future.
     
  8. Dong

    Dong UKChat Initiate

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    'Ya know' every few words makes me boil.
    Also 'like.
    It;s so fekin repetitive...yaknow!'
     
  9. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UKChat Familiar

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    My current favourite buzzword, used on this site, is GOADING.

    Cambridge ENGLISH Dictionary Definition: to make a person or an animal react or do something by continuously annoying or upsetting them.

    To put this into 'chat perspective'.... it means that you have the option to IGNORE anyone whose chat you find contradictory to yours.

    Essentially, goading is only something that makes someone react to something they find unpleasant, which again, is open to interpretation.

    Why isn't the option to ignore chatters who 'goad' being encouraged?

    At the end of the day, there cannot be a 'victim' .... only someone who isn't aware of, or chooses to ignore that capability.

    I expect that my most ardent follower (SAD) will leap at the opportunity to say something utterly pointless.

    The rest of you, feel free to respond with something equally pithy …..
     
  10. LadyOnArooftop

    LadyOnArooftop UKChat Familiar

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    'Ramping up' seems to be getting uttered quite often in the Corona press briefings.
    Am I to take it your permission to access the chat rooms has been denied and that you are now suspended (Banned)?
    I only enquire because you appear to be ramping up your exasperation with the site, i'd desist if I were you. There's an old saying "He who fights a battle he knows he can't win - is a fool" :rolleyes:
     
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    Ermm .. Ermmm
     
  12. Words

    Words UKChat Familiar

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    Your permanently Banned wicked :)
     
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    WickedPerdition UKChat Familiar

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    You started off this Thread and now you don't even make a relevant post to something you created!

    I have now found barely a handful of people who actually do make relevant and intelligent posts in the Forums, hence my own Thread requesting interesting and sensible topics.

    I knew I was being far too optimistic ......
     
  14. NGJames

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    Matt Hancock's Protective Ring. :D:D:D:D:D
     
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