Stuff that you don't like it when people say it because it explains the thing that you already knew about


My pleasure.

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*Thanks, I’m grateful for that




*My pleasure, happy to.


*hahahahaha, that was a funny post



During one of my interviews for university I was asked to define tautology, unfortunately at the time I had no fucking idea. “Taut… tight… when a sentence is very short?” Looking at me like I was a bit of an idiot, the interviewer kindly offered a prompt: “Something about repetition?” This magically kickstarted a memory of actually knowing what tautology was, and I blurted out, “Oh yes, expressing the same thing in multiple ways, like in Henry V when Fluellen says ‘He is a magnanimous man, a generous man, a kind-hearted man’” (I’ve just looked and no such quote exists, god knows where I pulled that from).

Anyway, I got the place, and now I’m a big shot writer guy.


I first heard it as a kid when my day returned from a parents’ evening appalled that a teacher had said ‘me, myself, personally’.

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Nah, anyone who thinks they hate marmite aren’t going to be turned by more marmite, using less however they may be pleasantly surprised

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I don’t like it when people say eg ‘have you seen that bit of Alan partridge, it’s well funny’.

And you say ‘yes of course I have seen it’

And then they proceed to quote the entire scene at you anyway but obviously nowhere near as well or funny as the actual actors.


Do you ever listen to Nick Abbot on LBC?

Not that I know of (no)

I’d recommend it. You know when people say “it’s like a real life Alan Partridge!” and you’re like “yeah ok, whatever” but this is an actual late-night radio phone in show that is absurdly Partridge-like and equally as amusing IMO.

I’ve heard that about the Tony Blackburn auto biography and am tempted to read it.

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I can well imagine this being the case for Tony Blackburn. I have to stress how much I think Nick Abbot would scratch that itch more however.

What about when a joke is Quite Funny on a situational comedy (sitcom) on the television (TV) and is confirmed by a laughing track on said TV sitcom? It reaffirms my excellent sense of humour, I find.

Often what people attribute to “laughing track” is actually “people in real life laughing as part of a studio audience” as such I find it difficult to get too bothered about them beyond admiring the specific acting talent of “staying in the bit” until the laughter dies down.

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I got rebuked on Facebook for saying that I loved the smell of petrichor, because petrichor is actually the smell given off by the ground as rain falls on it after a long dry period.