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Who loves ya, baby?
It's nor really slang, more a verbal tick or prop, but I get quite irritated by this thing people do on TV and radio now, usually in interviews, of beginning every answer or statement with "So..."
You sound like my dad.
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
It isn't slang, but I get really irritated by all the American media outlets describing stuff as 'quietly radical'.
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
The Chills and Moods of Yukiko Motoya's Quietly Radical Stories

9 to 5 review – Dolly Parton's quietly radical office revenge satire

The quietly radical ending of Doctor Strange

The Quietly Radical Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Quietly Radical, 60-Year-Old Signs of Bed-Stuy

How the Quietly Radical ‘Black Panther’ Took Over Hollywood

The Great British Bake Off is quietly radical.

BTS have evolved into a quietly radical industry all their own

Trump’s Speech Was Quiet — And Quietly Radical

A Quietly Radical Tale of the Rise and Fall of Communist Russia in Eugene Vodolazkin’s “The Aviator”

Always Be My Maybe’ is sweetly and quietly radical

Review: Dead to Me Is a Quietly Radical Depiction of Grief’s Emotional Haze

Susan Choi's 'Trust Exercise' Is A Quietly Radical Novel Of The #MeToo Movement

The Quietly Radical ‘Togetherness’ Season 2

And so on.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
It's nor really slang, more a verbal tick or prop, but I get quite irritated by this thing people do on TV and radio now, usually in interviews, of beginning every answer or statement with "So..."
The first word of Beowulf, "Hwæt", is an interjection intended to grab the listener's attention, like the junglist's "Hear me now!", and was rendered "So." in Seamus Heaney's 1999 translation.
 

HMGovt

Bamber Clatscoigne
Very different theories of gravity, kinetic energy and physiological tolerances. Dropping 50kg bags of cement on mates for laughs, welding fails, terribly executed practical jokes.
 
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