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1 hour ago, Si1 said:

People calling things 'awesome' or 'amazing', referring to a nice meal or a 5km run or something. Really, no. Awesomeness only really begins when you complete your first marathon, scale the Matterhorn, make a million etc.

TV chefs must really annoy you.

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On 06/02/2019 at 09:52, Bruce Banner said:

TV chefs must really annoy you.

Tom Kerridge, perchance? What a legend he is. 😄

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On 06/02/2019 at 09:52, Bruce Banner said:

TV chefs must really annoy you.

Strangely enough I like Rich Stein despite his hyperbole. I think he really does find these things amazing, and he finds amazingness in things I too would find amazing. Like when he was having fish and chips in the bar on a cross channel ferry, fact was he was off on his travels enjoying himself and yeah it was simple fresh, uncomplicated, amazing, happy, great context etc. As opposed to paying £50 for a steak which isn't.

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Oi Polyanna, who told you your opinion was required? This is a misery-guts-only thread, so clear off and take your half-full glass with you, thanks!

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People who say "There are two types of people in life: those who [fill in a supposed discrete aspect of an imagined, homogenous, group of people, trait_#1], and those who [fill in the diametrically opposite aspect of  'trait_#1', trait_#2]"

One of these aspects is always and axiomatically, 'a good thing', at least from the point of view of those who use these expressions. The other, its antithesis, is always and obviously a bad thing. Whether trait_#1 or trait_#2 is the desirable one, one thing is always true: the person postulating the nonsense always possesses the favoured aspect.

The implicit message is also always the same: no matter what other merit those without the favoured trait possess, they are irredeemably 'other' and unworthy. No aspect of character or behaviour in those possessing the trait, no matter how extremely expressed, can possibly exclude them from the supposed club of the 'chosen' ones.

Of course, those who use this phrase often disagree with the deciding trait, immediately casting doubt on the validity of such assertions. But perhaps most damning of all is the disposition of those who use such words. Invariably immature, they see the world in binary choices, black and white: you should really feel sorry for them. That doesn't make them any less annoying.

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Black and white is nice and simple, people like nice and simple. It's the pigeonholing thing I've gone on about from time to time, the same sort of reasoning that idiots give to say that if you don't like a lot of something you shouldn't have anything to do with any of it, and go to the opposite extreme. I would say ignore them but it's rather hard when they make up a significant proportion of humanity.

"There are two kinds of people..." worked in The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Easier to get away with it when you're pointing a gun at someone I suppose.

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2 hours ago, Riedquat said:

"There are two kinds of people..." worked in The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.

That's three.

 

 

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On 05/03/2019 at 10:48, Orsino said:

Correct. There are three kinds of people, but only two kinds of spurs.

Gonna have to correct you again. There is only one Spurs, as evidenced by the footballing chant: "One Tottenham Hotspur, there's only one Tottenham Hotspur. One Tottenham Hotspurrrrrr, there's only one Tottenham Hotspur." I think the message there  needs no interpretation.

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That it is supposedly acceptable to pronounce turmeric two ways.

When presented with this excuse for mispronounciation, I proffer an alternative, and surely, by the same logic, feasable pronunciation of the mispronouncer's name. It's amazing how annoyed they then become about illogical pronunciation. But surely, if turmeric can be pronounced too-meric, why shouldn't, let us say, Nathan, for instance, be pronounced f**kwit?

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On 07/02/2019 at 20:05, Sledgehead said:

Tom Kerridge, perchance? What a legend he is. 😄

And his ever contracting waistline 

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You start your day not bothered to sit down when you put your trousers on, so while standing you put your second foot in but it gets caught on the inside of your trousers so you hop sideways losing balance. You then put your socks on but your feet are damp.

Once dressed you go to the gym. When putting hands in your pockets, instead of the pockets going forwards they go backwards. This is because your tracksuit bottoms are the wrong way around so the bum part is on the front and looks saggy. You go to the change rooms and put them on correctly, firmly tying the knot at the front thinking "haha I wont do THAT again!". Later you need a pee but the knot on the waist of your trousers is too tight. The clock is ticking. You struggle desperately.

Eventually, once back home you curl up in the fetal position while Bradley Walsh is on TV saying "was" instead of "were" and "of" instead of "have".

 

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