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Old Apr 16th 2010, 3:56 am
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You know how once you notice something it just drives you mad for ever? Well, its happened to me with the word "look". The Aussies just love it. I hear it everywhere, on radio interviews, on the TV and when I am talking to people.

Its when somebody is asked a question and they feel the need to start their reply with "Look.........."

Its just so bloody rude and my hackles go up straight away. Its like they are instantly putting me in my place, or demanding some sort of immediate attention. Can't really explain why my reaction to it is so severe but now I have noticed it its REALLY annoying me. I feel like replying with "No, YOU LOOK, I only asked you a polite question, if you can't reply in a polite way then ***k off!"

There, feel better for getting that one off my chest
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 3:57 am
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Originally Posted by RenShen View Post
You know how once you notice something it just drives you mad for ever? Well, its happened to me with the word "look". The Aussies just love it. I hear it everywhere, on radio interviews, on the TV and when I am talking to people.

Its when somebody is asked a question and they feel the need to start their reply with "Look.........."

Its just so bloody rude and my hackles go up straight away. Its like they are instantly putting me in my place, or demanding some sort of immediate attention. Can't really explain why my reaction to it is so severe but now I have noticed it its REALLY annoying me. I feel like replying with "No, YOU LOOK, I only asked you a polite question, if you can't reply in a polite way then ***k off!"

There, feel better for getting that one off my chest

Look, yeah, no I hate it when that happens.
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I think you've shortened in it. The full version is 'Awwwww, look.....'.

It's funny if you watch an interview and see if they do it on EVERY single answer!

Not sure about it being impolite or rude though, it often isn't used as a challenge as in 'Now, look here....<rant>' it's just meaningless content added to the start of the sentence.
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Look, yeah, no I hate it when that happens.
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Originally Posted by bcworld View Post
I think you've shortened in it. The full version is 'Awwwww, look.....'.

It's funny if you watch an interview and see if they do it on EVERY single answer!

Not sure about it being impolite or rude though, it often isn't used as a challenge as in 'Now, look here....<rant>' it's just meaningless content added to the start of the sentence.
Just seems so rude to me but I know what you mean, its like a speech tick. Where I came from in the UK people often added "youknowworramean" or "like" to the end of every sentence. That annoyed me a bit too.
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Just seems so rude to me but I know what you mean, its like a speech tick. Where I came from in the UK people often added "youknowworramean" or "like" to the end of every sentence. That annoyed me a bit too.
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Don't forget 'innit' innit!
Sick blud.

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Its sad really, its just such a lazy way of speaking. Poor thick people.
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Originally Posted by RenShen View Post
You know how once you notice something it just drives you mad for ever? Well, its happened to me with the word "look". The Aussies just love it. I hear it everywhere, on radio interviews, on the TV and when I am talking to people.

Its when somebody is asked a question and they feel the need to start their reply with "Look.........."

Its just so bloody rude and my hackles go up straight away. Its like they are instantly putting me in my place, or demanding some sort of immediate attention. Can't really explain why my reaction to it is so severe but now I have noticed it its REALLY annoying me. I feel like replying with "No, YOU LOOK, I only asked you a polite question, if you can't reply in a polite way then ***k off!"

There, feel better for getting that one off my chest
Look, there's no need to bite our heads off!
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Look, there's no need to bite our heads off!
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 4:57 am
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It used to bother me because I thought it was rude, but after a while I realised that its just their dialect and is used in a totally different context to the way we used it in the UK.. just something else for us to adjust to and to accept
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Originally Posted by RenShen View Post
You know how once you notice something it just drives you mad for ever? Well, its happened to me with the word "look". The Aussies just love it. I hear it everywhere, on radio interviews, on the TV and when I am talking to people.

Its when somebody is asked a question and they feel the need to start their reply with "Look.........."

Its just so bloody rude and my hackles go up straight away. Its like they are instantly putting me in my place, or demanding some sort of immediate attention. Can't really explain why my reaction to it is so severe but now I have noticed it its REALLY annoying me. I feel like replying with "No, YOU LOOK, I only asked you a polite question, if you can't reply in a polite way then ***k off!"

There, feel better for getting that one off my chest

I'm the same with people who start off with 'basically, right'
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Originally Posted by RenShen View Post
You know how once you notice something it just drives you mad for ever? Well, its happened to me with the word "look". The Aussies just love it. I hear it everywhere, on radio interviews, on the TV and when I am talking to people.

Its when somebody is asked a question and they feel the need to start their reply with "Look.........."

Its just so bloody rude and my hackles go up straight away. Its like they are instantly putting me in my place, or demanding some sort of immediate attention. Can't really explain why my reaction to it is so severe but now I have noticed it its REALLY annoying me. I feel like replying with "No, YOU LOOK, I only asked you a polite question, if you can't reply in a polite way then ***k off!"

There, feel better for getting that one off my chest
Now look, I picked up on this when I first arrived but it became obvious to me, fairly quickly, that it's merely a colloquialism and has no bearing whatsoever on the British use of the phrase.
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Originally Posted by DunRoaminTheUK View Post
Now look, I picked up on this when I first arrived but it became obvious to me, fairly quickly, that it's merely a colloquialism and has no bearing whatsoever on the British use of the phrase.
I wonder if any aussies get into fights inadvertently by using it in the UK?
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It really is just a way of speaking, nothing rude about it. Just chalk it up to part of being in a new country.
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