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Can we have a ban on the use of the "Er" and "Erm"

Can we have a ban on the use of the "Er" and "Erm" in AA responses?

Can we have a ban on the use of the "Er" and "Erm" in AA responses? They never add anything to a response and they seem to be frequently used when the respondent is being rude to the person to whom they are responding.

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14th Mar 2018 16:09

Fine - provided we ban any queries starting "So ....."

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By chatman
to lionofludesch
15th Mar 2018 07:04

You definitely have my support on that one, although to be fair, I think that is more down to incompetence with language than any desire to be rude.

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14th Mar 2018 16:14

Um, Maybe.

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By mrme89
14th Mar 2018 16:18

Erm, just ignore it?

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14th Mar 2018 16:20

The words can be said to add something for the respondent, but I agree not for others. But, questions without answers would be futile so maybe the respondents should be cut some slack.

Answers are free and in some circles rudeness costs extra.

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By DJKL
14th Mar 2018 16:22

I always thought to err is human.

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to DJKL
14th Mar 2018 16:36

Classic.

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14th Mar 2018 16:32

There’s more important things that need sorting out on certain people’s responses on here before that

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to SpreadsheetUser
15th Mar 2018 11:10

SpreadsheetUser wrote:

There’s more important things that need sorting out on certain people’s responses on here before that

If you think forum responses breach the site rules, you can report them (there is a button at the bottom of every post).

Engaging in the same sort of behaviour you appear to be deploring

SpreadsheetUser wrote:
Woman comes on here to ask a question and like an episode of On The Buses contributors start saying “have you seen her?”. Jesus [***] Christ
is only exacerbating the problem.
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14th Mar 2018 16:36

Are you having a laugh?

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14th Mar 2018 17:47

eh?

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14th Mar 2018 18:35

ER (capitalised) means Entrepreneurs' Relief

ERM was the Exchange Rate Mechanism

Ok - I'm clutching a bit with the second one. First one is definitely (still) a thing though :)

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to AnnAccountant
14th Mar 2018 21:06

Surely Elizabeth Regina.

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By Mr_awol
15th Mar 2018 11:48

I cant say ive noticed either being used excessively.

(here's where I find I'm one of the main offenders)

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By chatman
to Mr_awol
15th Mar 2018 11:58

When would it ever be appropriate?

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