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Post by Barnsley » Tue, 08 Oct 2013 1:16 pm

It seems to be a popular term here....

Just sat through a presentation where our Sales guy used it every other sentence. It just sounded unnecessary has anyone else noticed its excessive use anywhere or is our guy an exception?
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Post by Wd40 » Tue, 08 Oct 2013 1:55 pm

I can understand if its coming from a sales guy. He probably wants to put down the competition, so he use sentences like: He is a "so called" manager in a "so called" MNC, but I make more money than him :D

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 08 Oct 2013 2:08 pm

yah, some guys do use that word so often, .. the so-called sales specialists .. or so-called Sales Experts ..

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Post by Fortan » Tue, 08 Oct 2013 3:00 pm

I am more annoyed with the over use of 'actually'.....

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Post by v4jr4 » Tue, 08 Oct 2013 3:27 pm

Fortan wrote:I am more annoyed with the over use of 'actually'.....
+1
But, in the end, I was "infected".
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Post by PNGMK » Tue, 08 Oct 2013 3:40 pm

Yeah I hate it... it's a linking word or sound to keep listeners attention while the cogs whir away upstairs in the empty room.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Tue, 08 Oct 2013 4:40 pm

It's only a way of saying something about someone or something without making it sound like it actually comes from you.

Usually derogatory it washes the hands clean of any responsibility.

Nobody takes responsibility for sh!t these days and this is where much of the so called problems come from. :P
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Post by Fortan » Tue, 08 Oct 2013 5:09 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:It's only a way of saying something about someone or something without making it sound like it actually comes from you.

Usually derogatory it washes the hands clean of any responsibility.

Nobody takes responsibility for sh!t these days and this is where much of the so called problems come from. :P
This is actually a good example of so-called brilliant humor :D

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Post by singapore eagle » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 2:31 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:It's only a way of saying something about someone or something without making it sound like it actually comes from you.

Usually derogatory it washes the hands clean of any responsibility.

Nobody takes responsibility for sh!t these days and this is where much of the so called problems come from. :P
Ah, but that would be the correct use of the phrase. I believe that the OP has spotted the new, improved Singapore version.

As I understand it, one is to use the words 'so-called' to preface any vaguely technical-sounding or unfamilair terms.

For example "I am posting this message on a so-called 'expat forum'. I am currently typing from my so-called 'futon' but will be going out shortly to visit the so-called 'zumba instructor' who has just moved in next door."

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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 2:49 pm

singapore eagle wrote: For example "I am posting this message on a so-called 'expat forum'. I am currently typing from my so-called 'futon' but will be going out shortly to visit the so-called 'zumba instructor' who has just moved in next door."
zumba instructor ? WOW .. :)

Well, from my experience here, it is to indicate the latter .. in your example .. ;) not the former .. :)

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Post by breakdown » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 9:18 pm

Not sure about it but i always hear "so-call" not "so-called"

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Post by Wd40 » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:29 pm

breakdown wrote:Not sure about it but i always hear "so-call" not "so-called"
Just like you hear "Ca Pa" instead of Car park, rite? :lol:

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Post by ecureilx » Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:29 am

Wd40 wrote:
breakdown wrote:Not sure about it but i always hear "so-call" not "so-called"
Just like you hear "Ca Pa" instead of Car park, rite? :lol:
different .. the so-call is about the right tense ;)

you are quoting sar (for sars.. ) or malbo mentho ligh... (for Marlboro Menthol Light ... )

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:27 pm

You know, it's actually like the new like.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 10 Oct 2013 2:45 pm

There was an old like, ma?
'When Lewis Hamilton wins a race he has to thank Vodafone whereas in my day I used to chase the crumpet. I know which era I'd rather race in.'

SIR Stirling Moss OBE

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