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    Quote Originally Posted by aspenx View Post
    Inflammable = Flammable

    Irregardless = Regardless

    Please learn your English first before passing judgement on which one "by right" is right or not.

    I can't think of any annoying phrases at the moment, but the bad usage of "whereby" pisses me off ALOT.

    "You can sit here whereby you can see more clearly." <- It's so bad that I have no idea how they even form such sentences!
    Inflammable was the correct word; however, there were so many people confused, thinking that it meant not capable of burning that they changed the word to flammable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bousozoku View Post
    Inflammable was the correct word; however, there were so many people confused, thinking that it meant not capable of burning that they changed the word to flammable.
    inflammable and flammable both mean the same thing.

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    I really hate "ownself"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Goi View Post
    Even the title's wrong ... shouldn't it be "Bad, annoying English phrases"?

    Either "Annoying bad English phrases" or "Bad English : annoying phrases" should be better than the thread title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    "Thank you so much"

    Yuks....

    Just say:
    "Thank You"
    Nothing wrong with the expression. Nothing is more annoying than Singapore broken English a.k.a Singlish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    inflammable and flammable both mean the same thing.
    Yes, but to avoid confusion it is better to use flammable. Inflammable kinda give ppl an impression that it is noncombustible. The effects of negative prefix hehehe

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    Two things come to mind

    Firstly, why do a number of CS-ers keep saying "len" and "lense"? Go figure.

    And secondly, I really hate is those sentences which start with "Kindly". e.g "Kindly note that the photocopier is spoilt". Why must I note the fact that the photocopier is spoilt in a kind way, whatever that means. It doesn't make sense.

    Just buggers the hell out of me! Ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bousozoku View Post
    Inflammable was the correct word; however, there were so many people confused, thinking that it meant not capable of burning that they changed the word to flammable.
    Quote Originally Posted by Burnings View Post
    Yes, but to avoid confusion it is better to use flammable. Inflammable kinda give ppl an impression that it is noncombustible. The effects of negative prefix hehehe
    As I was saying, but it wasn't a negative prefix in the case of inflammable; it's just that people were confused that "in" and "in" don't mean the same thing.

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    "please revert"

    horrible misuse and lack of understanding. Revert ? Revert into what? A white snake? F-ing hell.

    Also, "please advise", "synergise" and any other dumb office/corporate email jargon.
    Last edited by superbeng; 14th December 2009 at 04:50 PM.

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    I find the generic usage of the word "blur" strange in Singapore...

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    what is wrong being more polite?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    Either "Annoying bad English phrases" or "Bad English : annoying phrases" should be better than the thread title.
    IMO "Annoyingly Bad English Phrases" sounds righter ...

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    "at the end of the day..." - person dying liao... better do wat he wants.

    "seriously speaking..." - past conversations all not serious.

    "tell you the truth..." - whatever said last time all lies.

    "noted" - as if really took note of what was mentioned.

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    i dun see anything wrong with this sentence....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoomster View Post

    And secondly, I really hate is those sentences which start with "Kindly". e.g "Kindly note that the photocopier is spoilt". Why must I note the fact that the photocopier is spoilt in a kind way, whatever that means. It doesn't make sense.

    Just buggers the hell out of me! Ha ha.
    Yeah, just say: "The photocopier is spoilt." Nice and simple.

    Adding redundant words doesn't make any sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Goi View Post
    IMO "Annoyingly Bad English Phrases" sounds righter ...
    Hyphen after first two words in title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Goi View Post
    IMO "Annoyingly Bad English Phrases" sounds righter ...
    "righter" ?

    should be "right" or "more correct"


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    Quote Originally Posted by johnlim View Post
    Yeah, just say: "The photocopier is spoilt." Nice and simple.

    Adding redundant words doesn't make any sense to me.
    So many words? The last time that happen, I just stuck a piece of paper "I'm screwed" on it ... everyone else got the message ...

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    Excuse -- esscuse
    Exam -- essam.
    Experiment -- essperiment
    Explain --essplain,

    OMG. its an X for goodness sake, not an S. sheesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aspenx View Post
    Inflammable = Flammable

    Irregardless = Regardless

    Please learn your English first before passing judgement on which one "by right" is right or not.

    I can't think of any annoying phrases at the moment, but the bad usage of "whereby" pisses me off ALOT.

    "You can sit here whereby you can see more clearly." <- It's so bad that I have no idea how they even form such sentences!

    It should be .... pisses me off a lot instead of "alot"

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