I'm Headed for a Poo

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Sandy » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:45 pm

It can be either. If something is already heading for something then you can say that it's headed for something. The action of heading to something is the past participle as it's already started, therefore it's headed. This is the same reason it can be 'heading' as the action may have already started but it's still ongoing.

Also, language is fluid and things change. Otherwise we'd all still be speaking Brittonic.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by RJ Badman » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:52 pm

Sandy wrote:Also, language is fluid and things change. Otherwise we'd all still be speaking Brittonic.


Not to sound all Ukip but I don't think it's so much the mighty morphin of language as the low amount of effort and high amount of efficiency that it takes to change it all as rapidly as it is - my heart sinks when UK people refer to the Mega Drive as the Genesis on youtube, not to mention that slang can go from one person to global almost overnight - "yeet" started from one lass chucking a can, did it not? It's not helped by UK companies going all 51st State by jumping onboard - "shop the sale". What? Yeah I'm just off to "shop KitKat". Corporate, soulless follow the leader stuff.

I use americanisms, sure, but when I have to stop myself from referring to crisps as chips I start to worry that I'm turning into a Civilization V leader moaning about losing to a culture victory.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Rocsteady » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:56 am

Creg

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by That's not a growth » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:57 am

Jenuall wrote::lol:

I must admit I had a WTF moment when I found out they were "Graham" and not "gram"!


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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Skarjo » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:03 am

Addicting.

I'm normally of the 'Oh you know what they mean don't be a dick about it' school but 'addicting' gets right under my skin.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Knoyleo » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:04 am

RJ Badman wrote:my heart sinks when UK people refer to the Mega Drive as the Genesis on youtube,

:lol:

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Victor Mildew » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:08 am

A lot of hot takes in here y'all

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by Corazon de Leon » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:24 am

Jenuall wrote::lol:

I must admit I had a WTF moment when I found out they were "Graham" and not "gram"!


I had a full on Homer Simpson “Aww, I’ve been calling her Crandall!” moment. :lol:

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Moggy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:28 am

The American pronunciation of Graham doesn't bother me, but the way they say Craig really does. He's a person not a strawberry floating cliff!

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Jenuall » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:06 am

Yeah Craig -> Creg annoys me too.

I was fuming about it on the West Wing when everyone kept calling the one character C.J. Creg and I was like "learn to talk you American banana splits!" ... until I learned that her name actually was Cregg :slol:

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:07 am

Legos. Gets me utterly fuming. My wife finds it hilarious and every time I hear someone say it she'll just turn to see my expression.

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by Drumstick » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:09 am

The one that gets me, possibly because the host of a podcast I listen to has this name, is how they pronounce Aaron.

"Erin" it is not, you tards,

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Jenuall » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:12 am

Victor Mildew wrote:Legos. Gets me utterly fuming. My wife finds it hilarious and every time I hear someone say it she'll just turn to see my expression.

Oh yeah this is straight up mandatory death penalty material in my book.

"Legos" :dread:

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Imrahil » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:13 am

Being a huge fan of the Craig Ferguson Late Late Show (before the cretin James Corden took over), I lost count at how many times I would flinch at Americans blurting "Kreg" during interviews.

I think he referenced it a few times himself and saw the funny side, but god that would piss me right off if it was me.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Knoyleo » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:18 am

Jenuall wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:Legos. Gets me utterly fuming. My wife finds it hilarious and every time I hear someone say it she'll just turn to see my expression.

Oh yeah this is straight up mandatory death penalty material in my book.

"Legos" :dread:

Everyone knows the plural is Legii.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Moggy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:28 am

Knoyleo wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:Legos. Gets me utterly fuming. My wife finds it hilarious and every time I hear someone say it she'll just turn to see my expression.

Oh yeah this is straight up mandatory death penalty material in my book.

"Legos" :dread:

Everyone knows the plural is Legii.


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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Victor Mildew » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:31 am

Poor Barry

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by rinks » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:50 am

$4.6 million in prizing.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Fade » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:04 pm

Sandy wrote:It can be either. If something is already heading for something then you can say that it's headed for something. The action of heading to something is the past participle as it's already started, therefore it's headed. This is the same reason it can be 'heading' as the action may have already started but it's still ongoing.

Also, language is fluid and things change. Otherwise we'd all still be speaking Brittonic.

But "is" is present tense and "headed" is past tense.

They're not interchangeable. You don't say "Dave is drived to the pub"

I know language changes, I'm not one of those weird purists, but this particular thing just doesn't make any sense to me.

If people just used it in casual conversation I wouldn't be too bothered, it's the fact it gets used in journalism all the time

Skarjo wrote:Addicting.

I'm normally of the 'Oh you know what they mean don't be a dick about it' school but 'addicting' gets right under my skin.

Ah yes this too :evil:

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by PatSharpsMullet » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:07 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:Legos. Gets me utterly fuming. My wife finds it hilarious and every time I hear someone say it she'll just turn to see my expression.

Lego actually said on Twitter it should never be referred to as Legos, yet there were American's still trying to tell them they were wrong and that Legos is the correct term. :fp:

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