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    Like people from Bolton calling the Bus "The Buzzz"
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Uni drives me mad too, I think its because its often used in this context:

    "i can't wait till uni do you knoh what a mean, i am gonna 'av a right laff, am studyin' party and alchol studies combined with sex educaton' man"

    My dad always calls it college which I also find annoying because to me college was where I did my A levels.
    Oh Ian,did you have to...
    well now i hate any word that can be pronounced with an eeeeeeeeeeeeeh at the end of it turn the teleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh on mayt.... :mad:
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    (Original post by Vladek)
    Like people from Bolton calling the Bus "The Buzzz"
    That's their accent though, it's not the same as shortening a word. People with Black Country and Brummie accents also say bus "buzz".
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    its wrong though, i kept asking them what on god's earth they were on about!
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    (Original post by Vladek)
    its wrong though, i kept asking them what on god's earth they were on about!
    It's not wrong, it's an accent. :rolleyes:
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    you try organising a trip to town with someone who can't say bus
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    yea it annoys me, i think its cause the ppl who tend to say it tend to be clever and good at evrythin and so it gets annoyin
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    (Original post by alio)
    yea it annoys me, i think its cause the ppl who tend to say it tend to be clever and good at evrythin and so it gets annoyin
    What? People who talk like common morons are clever? Woo hoo i'm a genius.
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    (Original post by zazy)
    I just feel really irritated when one says uni rather than university especially when they also manage to turn it into unehhhhhhh......
    Who feels the same?
    YES! SO MUCH and also when americans call it school.
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    There's no way around it. When I caught the bus last year, I tried about every term going:

    Q. "A return ticket please to Essex University" < sounds posh, long and wrong

    Q. "A return ticket please to Essex" < "What part of Essex" they ask?

    Q. "A return ticket please to Essex Uni" < this upsets people like zazy

    Q "A return ticket please to that large educational institution" < taking the piss

    These days, I just say Colchester (which is the town next to it).
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    (Original post by Pencil)
    There's no way around it. When I caught the bus last year, I tried about every term going:

    Q. "A return ticket please to Essex University" < sounds posh, long and wrong

    Q. "A return ticket please to Essex" < "What part of Essex" they ask?

    Q. "A return ticket please to Essex Uni" < this upsets people like zazy

    Q "A return ticket please to that large educational institution" < taking the piss

    These days, I just say Colchester (which is the town next to it).
    I nearly always have a bus pass but if I am not sure if the bus goes past Salford University I say

    "do you go Salford Crescent" it sounds a bit less snobby than "do you go to Salford University" as some bus drivers hate students.
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    (Original post by Vladek)
    you try organising a trip to town with someone who can't say bus
    My none 'buzz' friends seem to manage fine with me
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    They say "Uni" on Neighbours.
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    (Original post by Pencil)
    There's no way around it. When I caught the bus last year, I tried about every term going:

    Q. "A return ticket please to Essex University" < sounds posh, long and wrong

    Q. "A return ticket please to Essex" < "What part of Essex" they ask?

    Q. "A return ticket please to Essex Uni" < this upsets people like zazy

    Q "A return ticket please to that large educational institution" < taking the piss

    These days, I just say Colchester (which is the town next to it).
    I just said "to campus" or "to university" and they knew what I meant.
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    The word "uni" is kind of annoying, but we just have to live with it, cuz people like to say that for short form, and they are lazy to type the whole word.
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    What is this thread doing in the university subforum???? :confused:
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    (Original post by -Emmz-)
    My none 'buzz' friends seem to manage fine with me
    I didn't do well at foreign languages (Or english) so can't translate
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    You clearly have little worries when you let something so small like this 'irritate' you. Jeez, as someone already said, there will be lots of people calling it UNI. So ur gonna get really 'irritated'!

    (Original post by Pencil)
    There's no way around it. When I caught the bus last year, I tried about every term going:

    Q. "A return ticket please to Essex University" < sounds posh, long and wrong

    Q. "A return ticket please to Essex" < "What part of Essex" they ask?

    Q. "A return ticket please to Essex Uni" < this upsets people like zazy

    Q "A return ticket please to that large educational institution" < taking the piss

    These days, I just say Colchester (which is the town next to it).


    "A return ticket to the university campus please."
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    (Original post by Airport Fairy)
    "A return ticket to the university campus please."
    "Return to the university please"
 
 
 
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