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Thread #132499   Message #3000902
Posted By: Sarah the flute
06-Oct-10 - 08:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
My pet hates are....

Use of the word "There" by broadcasters. Why do they have to say at the end of the reporters piece ..."Fred Bloggs there" why not "Thankyou Fred Bloggs in Afghanistan" or wherever.

Use of the phrase "Give it up for....." Give what up ? Why not just say a round of applause for.

Weather forecasters using the phrase "as the day goes along" where is it going and along which route!!!

Sarah