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Very genre!

(24 Posts)
kittylester Wed 31-Jan-18 10:18:34

An actor on BBC Breakfast this morning said something she was in was 'very genre'. confused

MawBroon Wed 31-Jan-18 10:32:40

Ooh, get her! grin

ninathenana Wed 31-Jan-18 10:34:14

Very odd smile

ninathenana Wed 31-Jan-18 10:35:36

and meaningless

Hilmix Wed 31-Jan-18 11:03:21

It was ' very fun ' .Where did that come from?

silverlining48 Wed 31-Jan-18 12:05:58

In the recent past i used to count how many times genre was mentioned on r4, it seemed to be the’ in’word and was used repeatedly. Seems to have burnt itself out now and i dont hear it anywhere near as often. Glad about that as it did get on my nerves a lot.

Teetime Wed 31-Jan-18 15:40:58

I keep hearing milieu from actors.

kittylester Wed 31-Jan-18 15:49:08

I think miles is the next big thing. It's been the answer to a clue in the Times Crossword twice recently!

kittylester Wed 31-Jan-18 15:49:51

Bloody phone not miles but milieu!

yggdrasil Wed 31-Jan-18 16:01:48

was it an iconic milieu?

merlotgran Wed 31-Jan-18 16:05:31

I think genre is Steve Wright's (Radio 2) favourite word.

pensionpat Wed 31-Jan-18 16:07:04

What about homage and the way it is pronounced in the French way? My understanding is that it is only correct, if a little pretentious, if it being used as a noun e.g. This exhibition is an homage to Dali. I am happy to be corrected though!

Day6 Wed 31-Jan-18 16:07:51

Oh for me the very worst thing from anyone vaguely in the arts is "the narrative." <puke>

EVERYTHING has a narrative. It's like bulls*it bingo.

merlotgran Wed 31-Jan-18 16:30:11

I agree about homage. I think it was the Hairy Bikers who started it. They also get on my nerves when they describe a dish as being 'unctuous.'

Have they ever looked up the definition? hmm

Grannyknot Wed 31-Jan-18 17:01:09

Day6 "Bullshit bingo" grin grin

Christinefrance Wed 31-Jan-18 17:40:58

Yes why do cooks on TV use such pretentious descriptions, makes me long for a nice plate of egg and chips.

pensionpat Wed 31-Jan-18 17:58:56

And who needs the detail they put on menu choices either.

midgey Wed 31-Jan-18 17:59:21

Totally agree about ‘very fun’, I think it’s American.

Fennel Wed 31-Jan-18 18:18:38

genre - kind, type - probably leading to 'in fashion', 'typical for these days'. etc

yggdrasil Thu 01-Feb-18 09:02:06

people with allergies?

lemongrove Thu 01-Feb-18 10:37:57

Isn’t unctuous oily?

Words do go in ‘fashion waves’ don’t they?grin So genre is the in word now? Followed by milieu? Then homage.Or all together.....
Very unique is another howler.

lemongrove Thu 01-Feb-18 10:44:38

yygd I suspect Pat is talking about the ridiculous menus that start ‘Beef a la mode’..... delicate frissons of beef soaked in amaretto for 12 hours before being hand beaten,and breadcrumbed in a herb mixture of chef’s own award winning herbs, then panfried with rare seaweed and served with perfect tiny peccadillos and a flambe sauce’ 😆

Fennel Thu 01-Feb-18 11:15:01

I occasionally buy the weekend Le Figaro - a french rightwing Sunday paper. There's usually a restaurant article and the one I remember was the fashion last year for charred vegetables. Jamie Oliver likes that fashion too.

grandtanteJE65 Thu 01-Feb-18 14:25:53

Homage is a noun, and surely can't be used as anything else, however you pronounce it?