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Help! need 'polite society' expression...

(63 Posts)
thatbags Wed 21-May-14 09:11:19

...that I can use in place of "bugger off".

Please, dear gransnetters.

thatbags Wed 21-May-14 09:11:47

Actually, it's "bugger that"


Granniepam Wed 21-May-14 09:17:05

Remove yourself from my presence?

Granniepam Wed 21-May-14 09:18:32

Or even "oh deary me?"

ninathenana Wed 21-May-14 09:20:01

I can't better that Granniepam

Agus Wed 21-May-14 09:21:36

Blow that/to pot with that! Nah, doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

I'll continue thinking !!

ninathenana Wed 21-May-14 09:21:57

Oh sugar !

annodomini Wed 21-May-14 09:22:41

Oh, bother!

Marmight Wed 21-May-14 09:23:24

'Hoots Mon - blow that fer a bag 'o chips' or something like that anyway wink. Alternatively, 'I really don't agree with what you say - you are talking out of your nether regions'. Or, 'completely don't agree - sorry' if you want to be posh.

Agus Wed 21-May-14 09:25:36

Oh, merde to that?

thatbags Wed 21-May-14 09:29:37

A little more context might help. I'm trying to say that if I were being paid to solve the problem in question, I'd spend time solving it, but since I'm doing the activity supposedly as a fun leisure thing, bugger that.

See the difficulty?

Part of me (a big part) just wants to use the expression above but 'm not sure how well the recipients would receive such...

ffinnochio Wed 21-May-14 09:45:45

I value my time and my resources, so an offer of remuneration would be appreciated for my expertise. If this is not possible then, sadly, I must desist.

Too wordy??


thatbags Wed 21-May-14 09:52:42

There's no question of payment. It's something voluntary I'm doing for a qualification, in order to help others, but the rigidity of the bureaucracy regarding paperwork I have to present is ridiculous. I've explained that writing by hand is painful. I've explained that filling in the dratted forms on the computer is not working and I've better things to do with my time, so why can't they accept the work I've done on (shock! horror!) other pieces of paper.

And all this after course tutors stressing the importance of accommodating people's disabilities/heath problems.

janerowena Wed 21-May-14 09:53:57

My time and expertise could be of more valuable use elsewhere.

Elegran Wed 21-May-14 09:54:41

"Oh, I've so many urgent things on my plate just now, I just can't spare the time. Can you find someone else who . . .? "

Anniebach Wed 21-May-14 09:57:30

Tywarchen bont, no help to you but I find it most useful, oh - it's sod off

Elegran Wed 21-May-14 09:58:09

Oh, just read your latest post. In that case, hand it over as is and say "Sorry, but with my health problems I just could not manage to do it as you asked, what with the pain and the time it would take. I do hope this will be adequate."

sod 'em.

Ana Wed 21-May-14 09:59:01

Your request is physically impossible for me to comply with.

Elegran Wed 21-May-14 09:59:33

I must remember tywarchen bont. How do you pronounce it?

thatbags Wed 21-May-14 10:04:57

What do yous think of this? (part of a longer, politely expressed... er... rant):

"I shall not give up (yet). I'm a problem solver. I have already tried, with X's and Y's help in formatting, to fill in the forms on the computer. It was time-consuming and it wasn't working properly so I gave that up. If I had been paid to do it, I'd have worked it out somehow, eventually, but I'm doing this for fun, as an enjoyable leisure activity, so bugger that. Sorry, "fiddlesticks!" just didn't quite cut the mustard."

kittylester Wed 21-May-14 10:07:04

Tiddly push!! grin

whenim64 Wed 21-May-14 10:08:04

Works for me, bags! grin

Elegran Wed 21-May-14 10:09:46

Life is too short to stuff a grape, so stuff this.

Anniebach Wed 21-May-14 10:21:38

Elegran , bont is easy , think bon as in Bon Bon and add the t , sadly ch does cause problems because it comes from the back of the throat , so

Tea war chen. bont

Sod Off

Good luck lol

AlieOxon Wed 21-May-14 10:24:12

Google translate says the Welsh means 'turf bridge' prefers 'dywarchen i ffwrdd'...........uh?