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Old Apr 16th 2010, 8:50 am
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Look there are kids starving to death in the world,so please dont bore us with yer pish patter Rhen.
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 10:56 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
Its used differently here. In the UK , if someone started a sentence with 'Look...' it meant you're about to be punched or seriously verbally abused.

Here I think its almost the same as 'Well...'.

But yes it annoys me,

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Old Apr 16th 2010, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by RenShen View Post

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!"
Now look here young lady, the sooner you learn your place, the better
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 11:13 am
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I start most conversations with look............

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Old Apr 16th 2010, 11:20 am
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Look if you don,t like it ,just **** off back were you came from...........mm
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 12:01 pm
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OK I've not noticed this but thanks to the thread, I will now find myself waiting to hear it and probably getting irritated as soon as I do
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 12:06 pm
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It has to be better than 'OH MY GOD YEAH??' which all people under 20 seem to use to start every sentence these days.

And 'like you know that guy yeah? I was like 'oh my god' and he was like 'i know right' and I was like 'no way' ...which is all I hear on the train home every day.

I'll take a 'look' any day over this pish...

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Old Apr 16th 2010, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by RedT View Post
It has to be better than 'OH MY GOD YEAH??' which all people under 20 seem to use to start every sentence these days.

And 'like you know that guy yeah? I was like 'oh my god' and he was like 'i know right' and I was like 'no way' ...which is all I hear on the train home every day.

I'll take a 'look' any day over this pish...

my gripe is with the Aussie obsession to answer every question with "err, yeah, no"
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Broad Shoulders View Post
my gripe is with the Aussie obsession to answer every question with "err, yeah, no"
That's different. That's because what you've said is wrong.

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Old Apr 16th 2010, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
OK I've not noticed this but thanks to the thread, I will now find myself waiting to hear it and probably getting irritated as soon as I do
..and the next person who starts off a sentence with 'look' - I'll start to laugh, I just know I will
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Old Apr 16th 2010, 8:33 pm
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Default Re: LOOK!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Can't believe that nobody seems to have noticed that british politicians have all started to do it too.

Though they tend to embellish it, as in "Look, lets be absolutely clear about this....." followed by the usual rubbish and lies they spout on any given topic!
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