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#1 Gary Davies

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 03:03

For several years, a few years ago, it seems that few drivers or team principals could complete a sentence without the term 'for sure' putting in an appearance. 

 

Well that era seems to have passed. 

 

It's been replaced, as far as I can see, with 'super'. Drivers and team principals have embraced it. 

 

No longer are they excited, disappointed, pleased, happy, competitive or ready. They're not even very excited, very disappointed, very pleased, very happy, very competitive or very ready.

 

Or even 'extremely'.

 

No... today, it's super excited, super disappointed, super pleased, super happy, super competitive or super ready. 

 

Anyone else noticed?

 

I'll for sure be super grateful to discover I'm not alone.

 



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Posted 09 April 2022 - 04:25

Anyone else noticed?
 

Yeah, it's super annoying.

#3 F1 Mike

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 04:48

I really want to know who started the "push lap" epidemic and throw a bucket of water over them. What an annoying phrase

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 05:08

I really want to know who started the "push lap" epidemic and throw a bucket of water over them. What an annoying phrase

Me too. WTF was wrong with “hot lap”? Everyone knew what that meant.

#5 Gary Davies

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 05:17

I always thought this was a push lap.

 

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#6 RainyAfterlifeDaylight

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 05:20

For sure it is super annoying! 😁

#7 TheFish

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 05:21

I think ‘for sure’ stopped the day Massa retired.

#8 Gary Davies

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 05:23

Or this. 

 

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Luigi Piotto (Maserati) pushing an out of fuel Moss (Maserati) back to the pits during the 1956 Italian Grand Prix for some more jungle juice. Moss won. Imagine the hoo-ha if someone tried this today!  :rotfl:



#9 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 05:28

Let’s get “Bwoah” back!

#10 Ruusperi

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 05:35

Honestly, I thought for sure that all new F1 drivers were taught to use "obviously" before every sentence.



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Posted 09 April 2022 - 06:46

They’re all too busy screaming ‘lEtS gO bOyS!! LeTs Go!’

#12 JimmyClark

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 10:32

I think Nico Rosberg started the super trend in F1. I might be wrong, though.

#13 Mat13

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 10:41

I really want to know who started the "push lap" epidemic and throw a bucket of water over them. What an annoying phrase


I thought this the other week actually, what’s wrong with hot lap?

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 11:25

Prost started "for sure".

 

Don't like "box box.....box box" or "pit lane" instead of "the pit Lane".

 

But then I'm getting on a bit......



#15 FLB

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 11:27

You forgot the 'mega' curse of the late 1990s.



#16 Alan Lewis

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 11:31

Clearly showing my age but someone saying "super" automatically triggers a flashback to Reggie Perrin.

#17 Tony Mandara

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 11:31

Qualy.


I often wondered what this 'qualitu' was that Alonso kept referring to..

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#18 cpbell

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 11:36

Prost started "for sure".

I'd forgotten that! :eek: :lol:



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Posted 09 April 2022 - 11:57

Honestly, I thought for sure that all new F1 drivers were taught to use "obviously" before every sentence.

Of course.  ;)

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#20 Gary Davies

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 12:31

Clearly showing my age but someone saying "super" automatically triggers a flashback to Reggie Perrin.

I didn't get where I am today without understanding what you mean!



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Posted 09 April 2022 - 12:31

My pet hate is P2, P3 etc. What was wrong with saying 2nd or 3rd? In fact they are easier to say.

I first (or P1) noticed it with Brundle, but no idea who started it or why it caught on.

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 12:32

Prost started "for sure".

It was Emerson Fittipaldi for sure.

 

 

Luigi Piotto (Maserati) pushing an out of fuel Moss (Maserati) back to the pits during the 1956 Italian Grand Prix for some more jungle juice. Moss won. Imagine the hoo-ha if someone tried this today!

Even though there was only one of him, Luigi was Piotti, and was no doubt saying 'I poosh for sure to the box.'

 

I'm still waiting for a team principal to announce he's signed a driver because 'he's a bit of a tugger but the only one we could afford' instead of being 'delighted'.


Edited by Sterzo, 09 April 2022 - 12:35.


#23 DaddyCool

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 12:51

Last year I swear every video on F1's social media page was either 'epic' or dramatic'. Seems like they dialed it down this year and replaced them with omnipresent emojis.



#24 Silberpfeil

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 14:18

“For sure” is often used by ESL speakers to “fill out“ a sentence, tagged on at the end or to start a reply while the (next) sentence forms in the head. Usually buys you a second or two. I know Ocon uses the phrase frequently in interviews, and I think Verstappen and Leclerc might as well? It‘s also just a very easy way to add emphasis to a statement or to agree with something, especially when an interview question is phrased more like a statement.

#25 d246

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 15:05

Lights Out And Away We Go.....



#26 mclarensmps

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 15:11

Obviously and Honestly during Schumacher Sr's time



#27 ARTGP

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 15:21

Last year I swear every video on F1's social media page was either 'epic' or dramatic'. Seems like they dialed it down this year and replaced them with omnipresent emojis.

 

Different intern every year. lol. 



#28 jonpollak

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 15:25

The one that gets me is putting a ‘Yeah’ at the beginning and end of every sentence… Jamie Chadwick is the poster child for this.

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#29 azza200

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 15:31

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#30 chdphd

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 15:36

Bernie Ecclestone used to say super.



#31 Garagista

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 16:14

Nevertheless became part of my vocabulary because of Max and Seb.

Nevertheless the usage of super is quiet annoying heheh

#32 loki

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 16:31



#33 DinocoBlue

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 16:39

The one that annoys me is the pitwall starting every message with "so.."

 

"So.. Lewis box box" for example.



#34 AlexS

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 17:42

Prost started "for sure".

 

Don't like "box box.....box box" or "pit lane" instead of "the pit Lane".

 

But then I'm getting on a bit......

Box box is important for communication resilience, it is just one syllable so can be spelt fast and difficult to be mixed up with anything else in F1 context.



#35 TecnoRacing

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 17:56

In MotoGP, the oddball phrase du jour is "take profit"

 

The riders are always "taking profit" from something :drunk:

 

"Our bike took profit from the conditions"

"We took profit from the test to be understand how how to take profit from the tires."

 

Seen to first notice this with Jorge a couple seasons ago, then all the other Spanish riders and teams members started saying...and now everyone says it, ALL THE TIME. :lol:



#36 BobbyRicky

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 17:59

For several years, a few years ago, it seems that few drivers or team principals could complete a sentence without the term 'for sure' putting in an appearance. 

 

Well that era seems to have passed. 

 

It's been replaced, as far as I can see, with 'super'. Drivers and team principals have embraced it. 

 

No longer are they excited, disappointed, pleased, happy, competitive or ready. They're not even very excited, very disappointed, very pleased, very happy, very competitive or very ready.

 

Or even 'extremely'.

 

No... today, it's super excited, super disappointed, super pleased, super happy, super competitive or super ready. 

 

Anyone else noticed?

 

I'll for sure be super grateful to discover I'm not alone.

 

For sure. Its super annoying, mate.



#37 AlexS

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 18:11

Keep in mind that majority of pilots in F1 ,  MotoGP even more do not have English as first language, so it makes sense that they resort to some set expressions to help ease conversation, they do not have a very extensive vocabulary.


Edited by AlexS, 09 April 2022 - 18:11.


#38 Myrvold

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 18:15

For sure. Its super annoying, mate.


Yeah, obviously.

#39 balage06

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 18:19

The term I get more and more annoyed about is "there or thereabouts". I don't remember if Jack Nicholls or Alex Jacques introduced it to the broadcasts, but now everyone uses it at least once every 10 minutes.



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#40 Rodaknee

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 18:45

Every interview always starts with "What I mean..." and is repeated every few minutes.



#41 Bleu

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 19:19

You know Juan Pablo Montoya also had one phrase he added a lot during his comments. 



#42 F1 Mike

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 20:07

Obviously and Honestly during Schumacher Sr's time


Honestly I didn't park up in Monaco on purpose?

#43 azza200

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 20:16

I picked up on drivers always saying "for sure" in the mid 90's 



#44 Tony Mandara

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 22:54

I picked up on drivers always saying "for sure" in the mid 90's


Somewhere (probably in the archives) is a thread from the late 90s called The 'For sure' world championship. I believe Ralf Schumacher won.

 ;)

#45 jonpollak

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Posted 09 April 2022 - 23:01

You know Juan Pablo Montoya also had one phrase he added a lot during his comments.


It is what it is… ?
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#46 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 00:11

I think ‘for sure’ stopped the day Massa retired.

 

Massa was "for sure", and ending every sentence with "you know.."  :lol:



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Posted 10 April 2022 - 12:43

Somewhere (probably in the archives) is a thread from the late 90s called The 'For sure' world championship. I believe Ralf Schumacher won.

 ;)


https://forums.autos...e-championship/


This is the latest article I can find :lol:

https://m.f1network....69/st150763.htm

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 13:39

In MotoGP, the oddball phrase du jour is "take profit"

 

The riders are always "taking profit" from something :drunk:

 

"Our bike took profit from the conditions"

"We took profit from the test to be understand how how to take profit from the tires."

 

Seen to first notice this with Jorge a couple seasons ago, then all the other Spanish riders and teams members started saying...and now everyone says it, ALL THE TIME. :lol:

There are a lot of Spanish riders and I can definitely see Spanish idiom in that one.



#49 GrumpyYoungMan

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 13:40

From memory I can only remember Rosberg being a “for sure” man…

#50 Currahee

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 14:29

My pet hate is P2, P3 etc. What was wrong with saying 2nd or 3rd? In fact they are easier to say.

I first (or P1) noticed it with Brundle, but no idea who started it or why it caught on.


I notice Brundle likes to say "He's a day late and a dollar short" quite a lot.