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Phrases you would be happy not to hear again ?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Boxer123, Jun 17, 2020.


  1. Boxer123

    Boxer123 PetForums VIP

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    Since the pandemic so many new phrases have popped up, which would you happily never hear again ? For me;


    New normal (it’s not normal stop trying to convince me washing my shopping is)

    We are following the science (not sure this has worked out)


    Thank you for your question (but I won’t answer it because I don’t have a clue or am lying)

    Stay alert (If I’m alert will the virus avoid me ? Am I more likely to get it if sleepy ?)
     
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  2. Linda Weasel

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    Bubble; my granddaughter is back at school and is part of a bubble.
     
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    As you say the "New Normal" it drives me crazy as they keep changing it.
     
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    Ha ha yes and social bubble.
     
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    This is my least favourite.
     
  6. MollySmith

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    Wack a mole.
    Shop for Britain

    oh yes, new normal. What on Earth is Normal anyway.
     
  7. Boxer123

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    I wasn’t hallucinating then when I heard Boris say he was going to take a whack a mole approach to Covid then ?
     
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    New normal

    Stay alert

    Those two I would happily never hear again.

    I've had to ring my housing association and my GP a couple of times and the new 'covid message' for both goes on and on - I would happily never have to go through that either!
     
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    "We're all in this together" … usually said/posted/written by celebs who haven't got a bloody clue what hardships some people have faced whether it be trying to get their shopping, losing loved ones or losing their job.
     
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  10. mrs phas

    mrs phas karma is a funny old thing

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    social distancing
    vunerable - i never viewed myself as vunerable before all this, ive never let my disabilities dictate what i can and cant do, and now they are, because of a tiny, stupid, possibly life threatenin, virus
    the R- aaarrrgh!
     
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    It's something else that has been taken slightly out of context. Whilst I did cringe when he said it, he was talking about using localised tactics to keep the virus at bay if there were spikes in specific areas.

    So his point was valid, even if his wording was pretty awful.
     
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    My pet peeve celebrities.
     
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    :p I thought I’d dreamt it.
     
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    'NHS heroes' I find it dehumanising. NHS staff are not heroes, they are just normal people who are being asked to act heroically.
     
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    Whack a mole is a game played in arcades and carnivals.

    Pretty apt description of most countries' ineffective approach to combating virus spread if you ask me....

    I'm ready to not hear "Social distancing" any more.
    I was watching Lenox Hill on Netflix - documentary about a hospital in NYC filmed before Covid-19, and there was touching, and hugging, and human contact during times of stress. Almost made me choke up to see how easily people touched, vs. now that you second guess every interaction :(

    A dear friend - we've been close for decades and I were at work today, sat next to each other. She was eating chips (crisps) and in a totally routine, subconscious move she held the bag towards me, and I, also totally without thinking stuck my hand in there and grabbed a few. Then we both looked at each other like "oh shit should we have done that?"
    Or the other day walking down the street saw the kid's preschool teacher who they love and have stayed in contact with (small town). Usually they would run up to her and hug her (yes, even at 17, that's how we roll in the south), but instead there was an awkward moment of hesitation and then not knowing how to greet her.
    It's horrible. I don't want to have to check myself every time I have an automatic move of human contact. Humans aren't meant to physically isolate. We're primates for crying out loud, we shrivel and die without physical touch :(
     
  16. Boxer123

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    Your right. Ive not had a hug, hand shake etc for months. It’s not nice.
     
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    but...but...Ive just ordered my cape!! and Im totally rocking the pants over tights look!:Woot
    :Hilarious

    Im getting fed up of the automated voice at the hospital entrance constantly telling me not to come to hospital with symptoms and 'stay alert'. It feels very much like Big Brother is watching you (not the show....the scary dystopian novel!):(.


    Happy with 'covidiot' though. That one can stay!:D
     
  18. Calvine

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    What is really irritating me currently is the ridiculous ''take a knee'' expression. The word ''kneel'' is perfectly adequate.
     
  19. lorilu

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    I had a similar experience the other day. I had to call the gas and electric company to set up an account at my new home. Before I even got to the menu options there was a 2 minute spiel about covid. THEN it says "if you have a gas leak emergency press one now"

    Same at the doc office. 2 or maybe even TREE minute message about covid, then "if this is a true emergency hang up and dial 911".
     
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    THAT'S the one, for me. We're all in this yes, but together? No. Our mayor is always saying somehting along those lines. It's really really irritates me. Glad I'm not the only one.
     
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