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Tom in London
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Apr 23

Quote

"in the seemingly never ending litany of stupid business phrases with little or no actual meaning, now comes what I believe could be the most irritating of all — 'reaching out’' "

Read all about it, and learn:

https://tinyurl.com/yhazwtld


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Chris T  Identity Verified
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Low-hanging fruit Apr 23

So I started reading the article. After two typos, I gave up.

How could she possibly hope to be taken seriously?


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Alternatively, you can Apr 23

Reach out and touch base*

*(to paraphrase that Depeche Mode lyrics, "Reach out and touch faith" in Personal Jesus)

[Edited at 2021-04-23 16:39 GMT]


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Almost Apr 23

Close, but I think the current fashion of overusing and misusing 'myself' as a subject is more irritating.

That's just the opinion of myself, though!


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Thanks Jean Apr 23

For reminding us of this. Personal. Jesus. Just two apparently disconnected words to make up a wonderfully clangy song.

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@Mervyn Apr 23

Be sure to reach out for the Johny Cash version too, just in case you've missed it!

https://youtu.be/qpYW3qng78E


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If Apr 23

you want to reach out, you need to start thinking outside of the box

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I prefer ... Apr 23

Jean Dimitriadis wrote:

Be sure to reach out for the Johny Cash version too, just in case you've missed it!

https://youtu.be/qpYW3qng78E


... to reach out for the version by this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl6fyhZ0G5E

(no, not Rammstein) Aren't we all sinners and condemned to eternal mind-numbing in-house translating or post-editing jobs with these blasphemous posts?


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@Jean @Matthias Apr 23

Thanks a lot!!!!! I had no idea the DMode thing was a remake. Wonderful stuff, both of them. Cash was a tortured man, and Marilyn too. But I think I prefer Johnny's grittiness.

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Be there. I'll be. While Tom waits Apr 23

Matthias Brombach wrote:

Jean Dimitriadis wrote:

Be sure to reach out for the Johnny Cash version too, just in case you've missed it!

https://youtu.be/qpYW3qng78E


... to reach out for the version by this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl6fyhZ0G5E


Or these guys,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EaflX0MWRo

And then, if you take the personal out and put some choc in (why wouldn't you), you get this guy,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rgili5Eirc

Ah, the lure of the lyrics...

Edited to add yet another version, this time by Def Leppard (had missed this one),
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YBC3ZVo7R0

[Edited at 2021-04-23 19:50 GMT]


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Well... Apr 23

"Reaching out" seems to be used a lot in the US seemingly as an accepted term, but she uses "anymore" as one word in UK English, for goodness sake, so you really can't take her seriously.

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Hope, I don't reach out... Apr 23

... too far when I say "It started with a kiss" and ...
Barbara Carrara wrote:
... and put some choc in (why wouldn't you)]
yes, but only "Hot Chocolate", so then:

https://youtu.be/_eY_ttawMDc


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Barbara Apr 23

Thanks for all those. Oh dear, it's all self-editing tonight ...

(I love the nimble "Tom Waits"!)





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goodness sake Apr 23

I get it, Rachel, I do, but for Gods sake please do something about that apostropheless "goodness" right away before we get a Level 5 or worse. Oh bugger, I see I did it my'self ...

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Memories... Apr 23

Matthias Brombach wrote:
yes, but only "Hot Chocolate", so then:
https://youtu.be/_eY_ttawMDc

The first time I heard that song was in this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sJcRkjOkTg&ab_channel=henrypalfrey


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