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

Thanks

My pleasure.

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*Thanks, I’m grateful for that

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Hahahaha!

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*My pleasure, happy to.

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*hahahahaha, that was a funny post

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Fixed.

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.

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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.

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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.