The absolute near-guaranteed certainty that anyone on TV from Mark Sainsbury down (or up) will say, "Congradulations".
It has a 't'. Big grumpiness at that one.
Might I suggest that, pronunciation notwithstanding, 'heinous' is consigned to the same deep, dark linguistic hole as 'absolutely'. The way I've heard it used to describe anything from the mildly irritating to the fractionally dire is... there's a word for it somewhere.
I'd suggest a battery connected to Duncan Garner's testicles that give him a shock every time he starts a sentence "Listen..."
Aww, do you really need the qualifier?
... but could def. be turned into a film by Tarantino
I could hear this/these as monologue plays on National Radio. Nine to Noon. Oh yes. I'd be listening. Even behind the closed curtains in Karori would, I am certain, be the muffled sounds of laughter.
David, you're good.
Please, please let it be true.
But generally it's an English thing. You just have to be there .and when you see one you just know.:)
I met one last year. (In Newfoundland of all places). Your description to a 'T'.
My work and wandering attention thanks you.
Why do I feel that a simple comment has right-turned into a diatribe?
As soon as I find out what a chav is I'm going back to work.
Writing an ad.
Just do better than me and don't betray the fact that you think it's pronounced 'shaav'.
You mean that not only do I not know what a chav is but I can't pronounce it either? Now I'm feeling very insecure.
you're making out that there's simply no possible way that they could be using real people.
I thnk you're putting words in my mouth. I said that they were probably talent.
Yes, you can use 'real' people but as I said before most commercials are made with talent.