"Innit" is the one that does it for me, like, innit.
Let me tell you what is more annoying than "innit": "is it?".
It's something one particular team of my co-workers do, and they're all native or completely fluent English speakers so I don't know where it's come from, but they all use "is it?", all the time, no matter the statement, no matter the grammar.
If someone says "it's going to rain today", then "is it?" is a correct response. If someone says "she's on holiday today" or "my family aren't speaking to me" or "there's a surprise monster truck rally happening in the car park RIGHT NOW", then "is it?" is NOT. I do mention it, for although I try not to be too prescriptivist about these things this one really just grates, but there's simply no stopping them.
And another pub does the best sticky toffee pudding I know, but it comes with a scoop of ice cream in a tiny bowl that serves no purpose but to make it harder to eat.
Ah, I think I can assist with that one, The Matthew. If you turn the bowl over, you will find it has a big open space on the other side, and your spoon will pass easily through the air to the food below...
M1 Traffic News: A truck full of tortoises has just collided with a truck full of terrapins. Police say it's a turtle disaster.
I've seen "so" at the start of posts here as well - "So I've booked for..." Perhaps it's gradually becoming a way of signalling "I am starting to say something". I'm intrigued by how/why/when these things start.
The interaction between the spoken and written word is the answer, I think. It's a sign of informality, which is useful when writing something more personal.
In case you didn't already know, We Want Plates is a Twitter account worth checking. Chips in a flat cap, h'or doevres impaled on a mass of barbed wire, and mango chutney in a toy wheelbarrow have all featured.
I've just looked this up & gone through several pages of posts in inncreasing horror. Do these restaurants properly wash all these peculiar serving objects before putting food on/in them? As someone who has OCD & is terrified of getting food poisoning I would never eat food presented to me in, for example, a cap. Also, how the heck do you even eat rashers of bacon that are pegged onto a clothes line? Thank goodness I rarely eat out & when I do it's not at "fashionable" restaurants!