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    Of all the ridiculous expressions people use - and people use a great many ridiculous expressions - one of the most ridiculous is "No need is good news." "No news is good news" simply means that if you don't hear from someone, everything is probably fine, and you can see at once why this expressions makes such little sense, because everything being fine is only one of many, many reasons why someone may not contact you. Perhaps they are tied up. Maybe they are surrounded by fierce weasels or perhaps they are wedged tightly between two refrigerators and cannot get themselves out. The expression might well be changed to "No news is bad news," except that people may not be able to contact you because they have just been crowned king or are competing in a gymnastics tournament.

    The point is that there is no way to know why someone has not contacted you, until they contact you and explain themselves. For this reason, the sensible expressions would be "No news is no news," except that it is so obvious it is hardly an expression at all.
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    Rules are meant to be broken. Um no they're not
    Bob's your uncle. No he's not
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    (Original post by yoda123)
    Rules are meant to be broken. Um no they're not
    Bob's your uncle. No he's not
    When people say, "Yeah nah"
    What if bob is my uncle?
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    "Slowly slowly catch a monkey"

    I mean, I'm not going to disagree with you; slowly probably is the best way to catch a monkey. You'll scare it off otherwise. But I'm not trying to catch a monkey, this is just taking a really long time.
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    "A watched pot never boils" Of course it does either way whether it's watched or not. :moon:
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    rich people are unhappy.
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    (Original post by yoda123)
    Rules are meant to be broken. Um no they're not
    Bob's your uncle. No he's not
    When people say, "Yeah nah"
    how is that ridiculous though? It means ' I get what you're saying but I don't agree with you' - well that's what I mean when I say it :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Wolfram Alpha)
    Of all the ridiculous expressions people use - and people use a great many ridiculous expressions - one of the most ridiculous is "No need is good news." "No news is good news" simply means that if you don't hear from someone, everything is probably fine, and you can see at once why this expressions makes such little sense, because everything being fine is only one of many, many reasons why someone may not contact you. Perhaps they are tied up. Maybe they are surrounded by fierce weasels or perhaps they are wedged tightly between two refrigerators and cannot get themselves out. The expression might well be changed to "No news is bad news," except that people may not be able to contact you because they have just been crowned king or are competing in a gymnastics tournament.

    The point is that there is no way to know why someone has not contacted you, until they contact you and explain themselves. For this reason, the sensible expressions would be "No news is no news," except that it is so obvious it is hardly an expression at all.
    The biggest beta male I knew used that phrase :yep:
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    (Original post by goam)
    how is that ridiculous though? It means ' I get what you're saying but I don't agree with you' - well that's what I mean when I say it :dontknow:
    Yeah that's what I thought but I know some people (Australian) who say it when they are agreeing with me
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    "Employers prefer if you have a 2:1 than a 1st because they think you are more rounded"
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    I was at a shooting range and someone was saying how accurate they were and they said "I could shoot the tits off a mouse from 200 meters" and told me it was a common saying.
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    ''not being sexist/racist BUT...''
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    It's a blatant lie
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    My friend hates "It's always in the last place you look" when he just finds something. He's like, well duh, if you find it you won't keep on looking :rofl:
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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    "Employers prefer if you have a 2:1 than a 1st because they think you are more rounded"
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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    "Employers prefer if you have a 2:1 than a 1st because they think you are more rounded"
    just as a preemptive strike against another repeat of this tedious discussion between you and other users.

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    it's true though lol, all the people with firsts are nolifers who sat in libraries studying every day. An employer doesn't want that. They want someone who can communicate etc.

    You write:

    No. All other things equal they'd prefer someone with a first, and in my experience most of the people with firsts were very rounded in fact. A lot of the 2:1 crowd thought they were because they got drunk with the same 4 losers and called it "developing socialising skills lol"

    They write:

    Yeah well, my 2:1 is from a Russell Group uni and is worth more than a first from a lesser uni.

    You write:

    No. This is a fallacy amongst frustrated nerds who worked really hard at school to get AAA as lonely virgins to get into top unis then realised they weren't that great at uni.

    A lot of people getting firsts from lesser unis have fonder memories of a youth merrily going to festivals and, you know, actually having sex. They have all this reserve which they can then use at uni to do better than others and then these other people get resentful.

    and on and on.

    This is the beginning of the chat I've seen you post on here several times.

    Sorry if I missed parts of it. There's also the part about how tragic it is that some of these 3As and 2:1 people have their peak achievement at 18.

    But really, dead horse and flogging.
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    "If you don't vote, you can't complain"

    With referendums it's fine, because there are just 2 options and you're basically voting to either do something or not do something. And I'm wondering how many remain supporters complaining about the result actually voted. In this case I absolutely stand behind that expression.

    But with general elections it's complete rubbish. I didn't vote in the last election because I didn't support any of the parties or candidates. I'm still going to complain about political issues, and I certainly wasn't going to vote for an option I do not support just for the sake of voting. And it makes me angry when people try to dismiss political arguments made by disillusioned non-voters because "don't vote, can't complain", which I have seen on this forum.
 
 
 
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