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Parsnip
Posted - 15 May 2017 13:59
the best kept secret thing - is do to the the paradox that exists in consumer thinking whereby
a) people want to think they are getting something exclusive
b) they want that feeling with literally nearly everything (non-essential) they buy
So its fair enough that marketing attempts to invoke this feeling.



stardust
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:01
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I know that but it still grates. I also yell at adverts on the TV for being moronic...
3-ducks
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:02
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"I'll think of more."

No please don't.

Re 1: of course they can take an educated guess.

If the question was "which Irish writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925?", you know that GBS was Irish, that he flourished around that time, and that his work was of sufficient literary merit to warrant becoming a laureate. That's an educated guess.

An uneducated guess would be Jedward's autobiography.
.....Meh
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:03
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HEH. I can just imagine the scene at Casa Dusty... peacefully watching the TV... the adverts come on... Dusty starts yelling blue murder... the cats get the shock of their lives and shoot off... chaos ensues.

Did I get that right?
Father CYPmas
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:04
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"I was literally gutted"

Sadly rarely true.
stardust
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:06
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No, it's mostly "oh for fx sake...this is so stupid...blah blah blah.." no actual yelling (usually because there is a cat on my lap and I wouldn't to disturb them! HA!)

Dux - You don't have to read my threads, you know.
Perfidious Porpoise
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:06
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"strong and stable"
3-ducks
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:06
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soz
stardust
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:07
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cockpit - I am actually pretty relaxed but I was just irritated about that phrase, so I thought I'd vent on here. Aren't you lucky.
old git roundabout
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:08
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all this crap about people being 'on a journey'.
stardust
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:08
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I am glad darling Buzz understands. Buzz, they sound idiotic. Is it a hipster fast food place or a chicken cottage level one?
Barnsbury
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:09
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Apprentice A: I'll give 110% to the business LordSirSugarAlan

Apprentice B: Fvck that SirSugarAlanLord, I'll give it 1,000,000%

Apprentice C: Well in that case . . .

etc
Lydia
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:09
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"for free" (it is always "free" not for free)
"fighting cancer"
cІubman
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:10
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if i guess, then it's clearly an educated guess. although to be honest there's not much that needs a guess.
.....Meh
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:15
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I'm sad that there is not carnage with the yelling.
Father CYPmas
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:17
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I am a cancer passenger. I'm on a journey.

Jon Snow
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:22
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stardust
Posted - 15 May 2017 13:55

1. When people on a quiz show say "I'm going to take an educated guess..." - no, you're just going to guess because you don't know. There's nothing educated about it because it's not like you're discerning the answer from a load of additional evidence


How do you know they aren't? They could know a lot of other things that allow them to make a deduction based on evidence.
Jon Snow
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:33
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"Try and see". No, it's "try to see".
Misuse of "sat".
"[x] is comprised of [y] and [z]". No, it's "composed of".
"Factoid" to mean little fact, when it means something resembling a fact. (it has the same derivation as android).
Jon Snow
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:34
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"Cheeky" and "naughty" used to describe anything other than a brat.
old git roundabout
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:37
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'I work in the NHS'
stardust
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:39
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How do you know they aren't? They could know a lot of other things that allow them to make a deduction based on evidence.

I'm going to use The Chase as an example. Invariably the people on there that say this say "I have absolutely no idea what the answer is, so I am going to make an educated guess." See my OP. This isn't an educated guess.
stardust
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:40
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Hipsterish Dusters. Where Wimpy used to be ie opposite the row of now 5 consecutive shops at which you can get a coffee...

Geez. They'll do brilliantly on a rugby day...
Saillaw
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:43
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I had an e-mail this morning asking people not to send stuff to "X and myelf's person e-mail addresses". Had to resist replying and pointing out that she mean "X and my personal e-mail addresses".
Jon Snow
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:48
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stardust
Posted - 15 May 2017 14:39

Invariably the people on there that say this say "I have absolutely no idea what the answer is, so I am going to make an educated guess." See my OP.


If you'd said this in your OP, I would have understood.
BorisMugwump
Posted - 20 May 2017 07:59
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'I'm reaching out to' has me reaching for 'delete'. Leave it to the Four Tops.
Rhialto
Posted - 21 May 2017 00:32
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For the many not the few
Strong and stable.
Gladly unaware of other soundbites as yet
Vinnie Gambini
Posted - 21 May 2017 01:34
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"rip up a litter bin and put it through the window" - Buzz

It should be "rip out", surely?
The Wizard of Oz
Posted - 21 May 2017 08:50
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Cyp, I hope your 14:17 post was designed to provide an example of ogr's point, rather than a statement of fact. If factual, I am sorry about your news and wish you the best.
Betty
Posted - 21 May 2017 15:12
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Love you to the moon and back.