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    That annoys me too.

    I think it's because I always imagine it being said in that nasally, exaggerated, almost put on Glasgow accent.
    To me it sounds smug, cozy and suck-up-their-rsay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lapsedhibee View Post
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    A station is the thing that trains stop at on the railway. Hence railway station.

    A station is not the thing that railways stop at on the train. Hence not train station.

    cf Tube station: The tube is what the trains travel through, a sort of underground tunnelly thing, not the thing that passengers sit in.

    cf Space station: A place in space, not a place where space stops.
    A bus station is not a place in bus though is it 😃
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    Quote Originally Posted by lapsedhibee View Post
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    A station is the thing that trains stop at on the railway. Hence railway station.

    A station is not the thing that railways stop at on the train. Hence not train station.

    cf Tube station: The tube is what the trains travel through, a sort of underground tunnelly thing, not the thing that passengers sit in.

    cf Space station: A place in space, not a place where space stops.
    Most of the London Underground system trains operate on the surface.

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    People who ask a simple question on forums when it would be as easy, or easier to look up the answer themselves.

    For example, does anyone know when the ticket office opens? or Does anyone know if (enter name here) bar lets kids in before the match?

    Simply look it up or phone for the information. And please don't ask for the phone number on a forum, it is lazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Fleece View Post
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    People who ask a simple question on forums when it would be as easy, or easier to look up the answer themselves.

    For example, does anyone know when the ticket office opens? or Does anyone know if (enter name here) bar lets kids in before the match?

    Simply look it up or phone for the information. And please don't ask for the phone number on a forum, it is lazy.
    I once asked Hibbyradge why he sometimes does this. He replied that he trusts the good posters of Hibs.net more than the Internet itself (or something like that)

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    People who write about themselves in 3rd person.

    Absolutely guaranteed to have an hourly Sherman tank over themselves.

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    People who pronounce Aek by spelling it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    People who pronounce Aek by spelling it out.

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    Ha ha! I'd say the opposite. Used to do my head in when Tina's ex was apparently playing in Europe! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapsedhibee View Post
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    cf Tube station: The tube is what the trains travel through, a sort of underground tunnelly thing, not the thing that passengers sit in.
    I think "the tube" is most commonly used to refer to what passengers travel in, not what they travel through.

    Space station refers to where people are stationed in space - it's not comparable to commuting. :-)

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    People (mostly kids/young adults) who speak like Ali G. WTF is that all about? Just heard a KFC advert on the radio and it sounds ridiculous. That's just not a natural accent, they must have to work hard to nail it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galahibby View Post
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    People (mostly kids/young adults) who speak like Ali G. WTF is that all about? Just heard a KFC advert on the radio and it sounds ridiculous. That's just not a natural accent, they must have to work hard to nail it
    When the say "aks" when they mean "ask".

    "Fam" is another idiotic one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Galahibby View Post
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    People (mostly kids/young adults) who speak like Ali G. WTF is that all about? Just heard a KFC advert on the radio and it sounds ridiculous. That's just not a natural accent, they must have to work hard to nail it
    Is that Twelve nighty niiine one? It sounds awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRHibs View Post
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    When people post **** like: “Great picture of SDG on Twitter!” then proceed to post neither the picture nor a link to it. Is it really that difficult?
    Up there with the whiney - “link isn’t working’ posts that litter these forums. Yes it is, it’s just not a hyperlink - deal accordingly, it’s no hard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future17 View Post
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    Ha ha! I'd say the opposite. Used to do my head in when Tina's ex was apparently playing in Europe! :-)
    Apparently, it's "a-hek", with or without the H.

    Our resident Hellenic guy will no doubt put us both right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future17 View Post
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    I think "the tube" is most commonly used to refer to what passengers travel in, not what they travel through.

    Space station refers to where people are stationed in space - it's not comparable to commuting. :-)
    I usually use it to describe the guy in the suit pushing past everyone as if they're not there to get on, take a seat, and put his bag on the seat next to him.

    Although that version is spelled 'choob'

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    People who get off a bus in front of me and just stop. Where do they think im gonna go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    People who pronounce Aek by spelling it out.

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    I was getting really pissed off at Pat Boner for saying it the correct way on the radio the other night - had no idea and thought it was abbreviated 😂

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    Living abroad and having to say yes instead of aye, a part of my soul dies each time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future17 View Post
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    I think "the tube" is most commonly used to refer to what passengers travel in, not what they travel through.

    Space station refers to where people are stationed in space - it's not comparable to commuting. :-)
    "London Underground has been known as the Tube since 1890 due to the shape of the tunnels."

    You're right, of course, lazy people with no respect for history or language do now refer to the coaches they sit or stand in as the tube. Apparently 'tube' is more convenient than saying 'underground rolling stock'.

    'Shuttle' is a fairly commutingy sort of word, don't you think?

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    A bus station is not a place in bus though is it ��
    'Bus station' is the outlier here, not 'railway station'.

    If railway stations really were train stations, as some people seem to believe, why do Ordnance Survey refer to them as railway stations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones28 View Post
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    I was getting really pissed off at Pat Boner for saying it the correct way on the radio the other night - had no idea and thought it was abbreviated 😂
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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    Don't know why, but it really rankles me when Celtc get called "the Hoops".
    I like it, yer hoop is yer ******** so they are really the ********s. So so apt
    Edit - the ********* are sweary words ending in hole that is another word for sphincter

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapsedhibee View Post
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    'Bus station' is the outlier here, not 'railway station'.

    If railway stations really were train stations, as some people seem to believe, why do Ordnance Survey refer to them as railway stations?
    Because the ordnance survey creator was also wrong.
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    When bags of liquorice allsorts are missing some varieties.
    "If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain
    an advantage, then he should be."

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    People getting humpty over other posters pet peeves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibby View Post
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    When bags of liquorice allsorts are missing some varieties.
    Tubes of fruit pastilles with a poor assortment of colours/flavours - too many yellow ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones28 View Post
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    I was getting really pissed off at Pat Boner for saying it the correct way on the radio the other night - had no idea and thought it was abbreviated 😂
    According to Wikipedia AEK is an acronym.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    Apparently, it's "a-hek", with or without the H.

    Our resident Hellenic guy will no doubt put us both right.
    I'm (fairly) certain it's an acronym. Maybe the pronunciation you refer to is a Greek colloquialism.

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