Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge Vol. 61



1. Lake Superior University has once again banished a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's English in 2012-

amazing, baby bump, shared sacrifice, occupy, blowback, man cave, the new normal, pet parent, win the future, ginormous, trickeration and thank you in advance.

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why. Go here to read more about how the words were chosen. None of them.  The only words which I hear on a regular basis are 'ginormous' and 'amazing', but although they are overused and usually incorrectly used, it doesn't really bother me.  My pet hate is the incorrect addition of 'like'!  

2. Are you easily embarrassed? Not as much as I used to be.  I think I've developed a thicker skin as I've got older and I'm able to laugh at myself.

3. What is your go-to snack? My current snack of choice is mini cheddars or failing that, biscuits.  Not healthy, but yummy!

4. Have you ever been to Washington DC? If not do you have any desire to go? What site/attraction would you most like to see in that city? If you have been what's your favorite site? No, I've never been to Washington DC.  I live in the UK and when I do eventually get to the USA it doesn't feature on my list of 'must see' places.

5. Sit ups-planks-lunges-squats-which one do you hate the least? I hate them all equally!

6. What's a small act of kindness someone did for you that you've never forgotten? I was taken ill in the street when I was at college and a complete stranger took me to hospital.  She stayed with me until my family was able to travel to see me (approx 6 hours).  I was so out of it I couldn't remember her name but I always remember the support she gave me on that day.

7. Have you ever been a blood donor? No.  I never weighed enough when I was younger and now the weight isn't a factor, ongoing health problems prevent me from being a donor.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

5 comments:

  1. I am sure your parents appreciated that strangers act of kindness. She went above and beyond and I am amazed at her gesture!

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  2. WOW...that's an amazing act of kindness!

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  3. There really are good, trusting people out there! Mine peeve words are "What the?" Can't stand when someone says that.

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  4. What part of England are you in? The word like is huge on my pet peeve list! The 16-25s have it mastered!

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  5. What a kind act of kindness you received.

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