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MartinHewitt

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Post Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:51 pm

Amazing!

Didn't know where else to ask ...

In Germany there is a funny book about an author (written by that author) and an anarchistic kangaroo called "Die Känguruh-Chroniken". (If you understand German I highly recommend the first two and perhaps a halve books.) In this book appears a tourist girl, an air-head, which talks a lot without saying anything, you know, and that is totally amazing! One word which she really says often is "amazing". Last week I met in London a French girl living for a few years in London and the word "amazing" was really noticeable.

Now my question is: Where does this style of talking come from? Who is talking like that? Is it really a known style or is it just that famous for readers of this book?

If you could help me here, you know, that would be so amazing!
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Post Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:10 pm

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I hate the word "amazing". It's the most overly-used adjective. That goes with "the narrative", "at the end of the day", and "through the lens..."
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Post Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:25 pm

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.....'in broad daylight', 'like', 'rushed' (ie 'the ambulance rushed the injured away', 'the cops rushed to the scene'), etc
"I dream of a world where, chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned."......Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Post Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:57 pm

Re: Amazing!

Like, you know?

It seems there are a lot of trend phrases which I do not know about. Awesome!
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Post Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:03 pm

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Btw. one word I hate is: "signature" as it is used e.g. on menus to suggest that the restaurant is famous for a steak or burger.
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Post Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:19 pm

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MartinHewitt wrote:Btw. one word I hate is: "signature" as it is used e.g. on menus to suggest that the restaurant is famous for a steak or burger.

.......or in sports-------A homerun with his 'signature' swing.
"I dream of a world where, chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned."......Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Post Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:56 am

Re: Amazing!

"Going forward"
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Post Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:04 pm

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The only good use of the word "Amazing" is the one towards the end of this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyXJfUPSQhM
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Post Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:59 pm

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And fucking...."what not" :bird:
xeo: i use an electric buzzer exclusively for my ass that gets sanitized afterwards
PhoneMan: would have freaked my friend out if hed come over
MBI: Most anything goes.
PhoneMan: way to give me nightmares
selim: ok then blow your load,, i'll take anything free now a day's
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Post Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:07 pm

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Guys, could you please give also sample usages? I am not familiar with most of these phrases.
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I can't even
Pictures in my posts are gone due to a policy change by my hosting provider that caught me unprepared. I'll work on that. In the meantime left click the image and open it in new tab, you should be able to see the picture, with a selection of unrelated advertising and banners all around it.
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Post Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:15 pm

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Blue-sky thinking.
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Post Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:19 pm

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Amazing thread here.
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Post Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:43 pm

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It seems we are now playing here bullshit bingo.
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