Polite Phrases 1

Being polite is a tactic. Choosing when to use it is a skill.


I want >  I would like > Is it possible to… > I would be grateful if…


I want you to know that > I would like you to know that > Please note > I’d like to inform you / I’d like to advise > Please let it be known that > Please /Be advised that 

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Polite Phrases 2

Direct > polite > Indirect or super polite

I want > I would like > [Would it be / is it] possible to have

Thanks / Cheers > Thank you (very much) > That’s very kind / I’m (so) grateful for…

I can’t make it > I’m afraid I can’t be there / present > Unfortunately it’s not possible to attend

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Internet Slang Round up Oct 2018

These terms exist on a trend / temporary / fashionable.  People form groups and their vocabulary defines them as “the other”.  When a word becomes used in the mainstream, it will be dropped and no longer be “cool”.

we stan = we overly love (comes from stalker + fan) : I stan Shermie

bae = babe = attractive person

cursed image = a picture that brings bad luck (but this is a joke)

rn = right now

lit = very exciting

Mainstream / old,  but still in use

peeps = people

mad hype = very exciting

lewd = sexual

my boo = someone I love

free = low level player, no skill : he’s so free lol

pop off = when a player jumps up and boasts/ brags about their victory after a match




I knew, the moment…

I knew, the moment I laid eyes on you…

Often used by a person taking to their loved partner, referring to the first time they saw them. “Laid” here means “rested”, meaning that they focused their sight.

There is a simpler version:

I knew, the first time I saw you…

The phrase is often completed with:

…(that) you were the one.

Meaning they were the destined partner.

This phrase can be used by teachers, coaches etc to give praise to the most talented.

… that you would be the best.

Or even to accuse people.

… that you would cause trouble.