Me too, it drives me absolutely potty but never feel I can complain. RP please.This is one that drives me insane. I call it "Non Threaten Northern Voice" in tv adverts.
<adopts slightly northern accent - but not too strong > "Buy our product... listen to me sell it maaaa way in maaa slightly non-threatening northern voice which gives you a feeling that aaaam a right good person who might not be quite a smart as you and therefore YOU can feel confident that I am a little bit too slow and unworldy to rip you off. You are superiior to me....."
I despise it and it drives me mad. It is everywhere and has been for a while.
It can be hard not to do it if you also speak German and Italian where it is used all the time idiomatically. It doesn't seem to create the shame Hopwood-esque shudders in those countries.- the use of “super” to mean “very”. As in “we are super excited”, “this is super annoying - just no.
There are a few of these, and I blame the kids. I'll add a couple in the full knowledge I'm an old fart. I don't know how they take hold though - something in the zeitgeist? Why replace a perfectly good word (eg very) with another containing no additional meaning?- the use of “super” to mean “very”. As in “we are super excited”, “this is super annoying - just no.
I thought "not gonna lie" was a Welsh idiom and popularised by Gavin and Stacey, but that's my hunch only.How about "100%" and "I'm not gonna lie"?
Obviously new generations like to invent their own sub-language and (being serious for a second) who are we to object? It's a form of rebellion and should be encouraged!
I still find "Uni" makes me cringe. As a Dad I'm supposed to induce cringeing, not be a victim!
PS - what's wrong with "Finals"? Or is this not a reference to exams prior to graduation?