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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby Fortan » Tue, 08 Oct 2013 3:00 pm

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

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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 08 Oct 2013 3:27 pm

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


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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby 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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Postby JR8 » Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:27 pm

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

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Postby 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.'



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