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Thread starter cornucopiae Start date Jun 29, Hi everybody, can anybody help me find out how informal is the saying "scew things up"?
1.)Fuck it 2.)Dont do somthing 3.)A fun word to say. I don't care, do whatever you want. I don't give it a worry. 2) You screwed it up, moron. by BObo D. HObo . It is ok to use it in an official report? is there any formal i wouldn't use screw up in an official document. as for a suitable replacement i am . don't). Things get screwed up or screwy because they are all twisted like a screw. In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated or spelled as one word. Another screwup like that and you're fired! I don't care whose screw-up it was—just fix it!.
It is ok to use it in an official report? Benjy Senior Member.
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Canada, English, French. He screwed things up.
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He completely destroyed things. He messed up the department.19 Years Old Virgin
It would be easier with a little more context. I think saying: Well, yes, there is a formal way of saying that without being so rude, and it can be: I hope having help you.
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Canada, English. Well, "screw up" is, for me at least, very informal, but I'm surprised people see "screw up" as being so strong -- I take it as just barely stronger than "making a mistake.
Perfect for formal documents, no? Formal synonyms for "screw up": It Doj on who and what the report is for what words you would use. Kelly B Senior Member. USA English.
Urban Dictionary: screw it
Why I view it as pretty strong: Because its usual definition joining two components with a particular item of hardware is perfectly innocuous, screw up may be used in public, but it is still pretty informal and mildly vulgar because of the connotation.
Kelly B said:.
I tjings, jacinta. I never would have made the connection to any vulgarity I still don't. Things get screwed up or screwy because they are all twisted like a screw.
In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated or spelled as one word. Another screwup like that and you're fired! I don't care whose screw-up it was—just fix it!. If you want your relationship to stand strong through the trials of time, don't just ' say' you trust your partner, prove it. Quit snooping, doubting. This isn't intentional. Most people don't mean to screw things up on purpose. But sometimes, our sneaky, fundamental human fears get in the.
Amityville Senior Member. All agreed that it's best not used in a formal situation because of its slanginess, with or without the sexual overtones for me, it does have them - what about "I'm screwed" - surely that doesn't literally refer to a screw?
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Belfast, Ireland. Part of the reason for not using the phrase in an official report Doon that while it carries a lot of meaning very concisely, Bayamon seeking one guy says nothing about the nature of the screwed-up-ness. It is not definable. It is a Bad Thing in an official report to use a Dom that has no clear and unambiguous definition - so I would not look for a more acceptable way to say the same thing.
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I have no idea, but certainly I would use screwed up in many situations whereas I reserve fxxxxd up for emergencies only - and I don't normally use euphemisms which sound to me more offensive than what they stand in for? And of course "screw up" or "screwed up" are used so often in an entirely innoffensive literal sense that I transfer Don t want to screw things up meaning from those uses.
Aupick Senior Member. Strasbourg, France. The OED places the following definition of 'screw up' in a section on 'To move in a twisting direction', as in 'to screw up a piece of paper', but also suggests the euphemism: To copulate, have sexual intercourse with a person.
Except that the OED doesn't use asterisks. Aupick said:. The OED places the following definition of 'screw up' in a section on 'To rhings in a twisting direction', as in 'to screw up a piece of paper', but also suggests the euphemism:.
Americans don't screw up pieces of paper, we crumple them. We only screw up big important things like It connotes blankety-blank and it's vulgar.
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