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Thread #132499   Message #3994332
Posted By: leeneia
28-May-19 - 01:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
That's a good observation about the shooting, Jos.
There's a pompous habit that gets on my nerves. Example:

phone rings

Leeneia: Hello
Pompous twit: Leeneia? Arthur Fotheringay.

Not "This is Arthur Fotheringay." or "My name is Arthur Fotheringay, and I'm calling about..."

Apparently I am supposed to be so focused on the incredible Arthur Fotheringay that all he has to do is utter the two words, and I'm completely absorbed in his personality. Also, I am so unimportant that he cannot waste a few polite syllables on me.