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jekyll man
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rajMAN wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 5:57 pm
"Super" super this, super that...boils my barnacles.
Yes I find this super annoying too!
"I was super motivated today"....
You're either motivated or not.

Not just a cycling annoyance but people "medalling". It's not a verb.
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jekyll man wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 7:07 pm

Not just a cycling annoyance but people "medalling". It's not a verb.

Every English dictionary contradicts this. Is it a modern usage? Yes, but that doesn't matter.

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What? Super Record has been around way too long to call it annoying. What about Superman? The world would not be here if is was not for him. :D

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by Miller

Styling details being described as 'aggressive'.

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People saying « I gave my 110% best ». You gave it really all? Well that’s 100%, yes that last 1% was hard to give but, nevertheless, that’s 100%.

AluminUm instead of Aluminium. Both are correct (aluminum was the original published name) but the « ium » is more consistent with the other element (and the same guy isolated and named a few like sodium and magnesium) and used everywhere except the US.

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What about platinum and lanthanum though…

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TobinHatesYou wrote:What about platinum and lanthanum though…
No idea probably a legacy of some old naming (ferrum before iron or cuprum before copper) or elements that do not carry the “um” in other languages.
In all cases even if 78/79 elements are in “ium” and 3-4 in “um”, it’s just a detail.

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by Woland

robbosmans wrote:Every other pronunciation of “sram”, especially in Europe. (S-ram etc)
Schram. You're welcome.

"Exetera". It's "et cetera" FFS Image

Great topic.

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"The team did a fantastic job" in post race interviews.

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Speaking of post race interviews, take note every time a rider uses the term "for sure". It is frequently used to both start and finish sentences. Quite peculiar. But the very verbal riders are few and far between, not to mention that it's demanding to say something meaningful immediately after crossing the finish line.

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Columbia.

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robbosmans wrote:
Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:34 am
Every other pronunciation of “sram”, especially in Europe. (S-ram etc)
In at least one European language Sram is the verb to have a sh*t.

No doubt hilarious to some, but may also explain the deliberate mispronounciation.
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"generational talent"

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(Write any cycling related noun you want here...) advantage...

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RimClencher wrote:
Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:04 pm
"generational talent"
Yes, it does seem like there must be a lot of generations sometimes :P

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