Tedious modern overused words and expressions

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Tedious modern overused words and expressions

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I thought this might make an interesting thread . . .

OK, right at the very top of my list is "amazing" this seems to have replaced "awesome". Currently everything seems to f*cking "amazing", this is often prefixed with "Oh my god" or even the worse "OMG"

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rogerwoger wrote:I thought this might make an interesting thread . . .

OK, right at the very top of my list is "amazing" this seems to have replaced "awesome". Currently everything seems to f*cking "amazing", this is often prefixed with "Oh my god" or even the worse "OMG"

Please feel free to add your own :)
OMG, what an amazing post! :D
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bargepole wrote:
rogerwoger wrote:I thought this might make an interesting thread . . .

OK, right at the very top of my list is "amazing" this seems to have replaced "awesome". Currently everything seems to f*cking "amazing", this is often prefixed with "Oh my god" or even the worse "OMG"

Please feel free to add your own :)
OMG, what an amazing post! :D
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bargepole wrote:
rogerwoger wrote:I thought this might make an interesting thread . . .

OK, right at the very top of my list is "amazing" this seems to have replaced "awesome". Currently everything seems to f*cking "amazing", this is often prefixed with "Oh my god" or even the worse "OMG"

Please feel free to add your own :)
OMG, what an amazing post! :D
This could become an iconic thread.
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It's like a good thing, like, to talk about words like, like, which like keep getting repeated like. Etc etc. like. :P
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So, I thought I'd put a brief post in here.
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which like keep getting repeated like
I hope you finished this with an upward inflection/question .
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whostolemyhair? wrote:
which like keep getting repeated like
I hope you finished this with an upward inflection/question .
I know what you mean?
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"Cohort" where did that come from. I am sure that I have never used it in my life.
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D P Dance wrote:"Cohort" where did that come from. I am sure that I have never used it in my life.
.. It's a classical miltary term, famously used by Lord Byron ;

The Destruction of Sennacherib

By Lord Byron (George Gordon)

The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
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I believe it dates from Roman times. As you say Hindmost; a military term.
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A cohort study is a particular form of longitudinal study that samples a cohort (a group of people who share a defining characteristic, typically those who experienced a common event in a selected period, such as birth or graduation), performing a cross-section at intervals through time. It is a type of panel study where the individuals in the panel share a common characteristic.

Cohort studies represent one of the fundamental designs of epidemiology which are used in research in the fields of medicine, nursing, psychology, social science, and in any field reliant on 'difficult to reach' answers that are based on evidence (statistics).
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old git wrote:I believe it dates from Roman times. As you say Hindmost; a military term.
Here is a further reference ;

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/cohort" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I was rather surprised that Mr. Dance was not familiar with the term, TBH, LOL. (belongs in another post).
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Would a cohort be similar to a Company of soldiers?
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'Cohort' is just a posh name for 'Group' - a bit like calling a coffee shop that employs one person an 'Industry'.
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