On the shortened phrase thing, in the supermarket today they were making an announcement about 'if you need some suggestions for Valentine's...'
I hate that. For Valentine's Day or Valentine's night. I hate too when people say things like 'what are you doing for New Year's?' Where did we get that from? We used to say either 'what are you doing on New Year's Eve' or 'what are you doing for New Year?' which tended to cover both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Also, if I ask you a question and your answer begins with 'yeah, no' or wose still, 'awww, look', I may descend to violence.