Phrases and words you like to say

You know, I didn’t know they said ‘duck’ in Lincoln too! :open_mouth:

Bonza
Amazing!
Outrageous
DWIW

“errant nonsense” has steamrolled into my lexicon lately.

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(Should be ‘arrant’)

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My youngest replaces the word “hell” with the word “hem” so it isn’t, in his words " a swear" now “oh hem!” Is my favourite exclamation.

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As is my wont
(and ‘as is their wont’ especially for cats)

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I’m going through a phase of this, too.

As is my wont.

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“I’ll level with you”

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Yeah, there’s an argument to be had for both in spelling and meaning. Arrant = complete, Errant = deviant etc.

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“Contrarian”, that’s a great word. I don’t get to use it often though but when I do, what a treat.

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I’ve always thought the phrase meant ‘complete nonsense’ (hence arrant) but I suppose the alternative makes sense too.

Longman’s English Usage comes down firmly on the side of ‘arrant nonsense’ (I didn’t go out an buy a copy specifically for this discussion- my wife’s a professional proof reader).

Well i think it’s a vague east midlands thing. Was pretty diluted in Lincoln but more prevalent in Mansfield and the outskirts round Notts.

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Not sure that is a great word actually

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^ very funny joke

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“Proof, if proof be need be”

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Nice. :smiley:

Oh for fucking out loud!

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I like to say this too. Also “Go on then, walk!” and many more from The Bureau.

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I say things are “outrageous” all the time, good or bad it still works

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“Shit the bed” is a favourite for when surprised/shocked.