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142. At First Blush . . .
coming from an NPR announcer. Makes me wanna say, "at first puke"

A First Glance is a glance. A First Blush is out of a Harlequin Romance. It is NOT CATCHY.

Also, we have another NPR announcer who likes to say "Twenty Oh Six" instead of "Two Thousand Six" when referring to the current year. He's been doing this for several years now and it makes me wanna barf.

Who knows why, it just does
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  -Are There Phrases that You Hate? Here are mine - most straight from Yuppyville leftyladyfrommo  Dec-04-06 08:52 AM   #0 
  - from the corporate use--Synergy  chimpsrsmarter   Dec-04-06 08:53 AM   #1 
  - I'd add on "Proactive" and "Paradigm".  youthere   Dec-04-06 11:02 AM   #33 
     - "At this point in time" -- did you mean to say -- at this time?  BushDespiser12   Dec-04-06 06:08 PM   #120 
  - "Think outside the box"  redwitch   Dec-04-06 08:54 AM   #2 
  - "Clearly" anything...  Richardo   Dec-04-06 08:54 AM   #3 
  - Guilty.  Kali   Dec-04-06 09:54 AM   #18 
  - How about "Absolutely"  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 09:55 AM   #20 
     - oh yeah  Kali   Dec-04-06 11:18 AM   #42 
  - I am so guilty, I ought to wear a scarlet letter F on my chest.  Left Is Write   Dec-04-06 01:26 PM   #75 
     - You'n me both  Oeditpus Rex   Dec-04-06 02:12 PM   #86 
     - Clearly, I meant the address form. :D  Richardo   Dec-04-06 02:28 PM   #90 
     - Whew.  Left Is Write   Dec-04-06 02:35 PM   #91 
     - Ah, okay. We ToP-loving book folk oughta stick together! nt  blondeatlast   Dec-04-06 03:41 PM   #100 
     - I grew up with "folks," I enjoy "folks," and will continue to use "folks!"  blondeatlast   Dec-04-06 03:40 PM   #98 
  - Oh, and: Steaming mug of coffee - phrase found in absolutely  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 08:57 AM   #4 
  - Not only is it ubiquitous, it is questionable grammatically.  Left Is Write   Dec-04-06 05:09 PM   #113 
     - Yes that makes more sense  BlueStorm   Dec-04-06 11:36 PM   #131 
  - "We have a comprehensive plan"  NoMoreMyths   Dec-04-06 09:05 AM   #5 
  - "Offline"  MorningGlow   Dec-04-06 09:08 AM   #6 
  - The use of 'can' when 'will' is appropriate.  mainegreen   Dec-04-06 09:14 AM   #7 
  - In a similar vein  Oeditpus Rex   Dec-04-06 02:14 PM   #87 
  - Cool Beans. 'Nuf Said. And I hate the word "meme"...  Maddy McCall   Dec-04-06 09:15 AM   #8 
  - "meme" -hater here too!  youthere   Dec-04-06 11:03 AM   #35 
  - Ooh - meme-hating! Now there's a meme worth talking about.  Rabrrrrrr   Dec-04-06 11:25 AM   #48 
  - someone at work I really like says Cool beans all the time  tigereye   Dec-04-06 01:23 PM   #74 
  - "By rights..."  Kerrytravelers   Dec-04-06 09:17 AM   #9 
  - "speaks to" as in, "Her tragic story speaks to the issues of race and class in America"  bob_weaver   Dec-04-06 09:17 AM   #10 
  - Walk the walk, talk the talk.  azmouse   Dec-04-06 09:19 AM   #11 
  - Not to mention the wacko variations!  Hand   Dec-04-06 11:20 AM   #43 
  - "Hey, if you haven't done anything wrong, what do you have to worry about?!?!"  madinmaryland   Dec-04-06 09:21 AM   #12 
  - Boy is that the truth. n/t  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 09:57 AM   #21 
  - And - Tools in our toolbox  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 09:28 AM   #13 
  - Give you visibilty to ...  evlbstrd   Dec-04-06 09:35 AM   #14 
  - I don't think I've heard that one. n/t  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 09:46 AM   #15 
     - I believe it was made up  evlbstrd   Dec-04-06 09:48 AM   #16 
  - "grow" as in "grow your business" or the use of  zingaro   Dec-04-06 09:49 AM   #17 
  - You are too funny.  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 09:55 AM   #19 
  - Oh, yuck. "Grow your business" and similar phrases are terrible.  Left Is Write   Dec-04-06 01:30 PM   #80 
  - "Whatever!"  MissMillie   Dec-04-06 10:12 AM   #22 
  - I'm really tired of "touch base."  Pool Hall Ace   Dec-04-06 10:12 AM   #23 
  - I hate the word "meme"  ashling   Dec-04-06 10:14 AM   #24 
  - What's a Meme?  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 10:18 AM   #25 
  - gets used a lot here ... especially in GD  ashling   Dec-04-06 11:57 AM   #57 
  - No, no, it's a character in a musical. You know...Auntie Meme.  Left Is Write   Dec-04-06 01:29 PM   #78 
  - I'm talking about my glory days  hfojvt   Dec-04-06 03:46 PM   #102 
  - How are ya on 'nubbin'?  trof   Dec-04-06 10:24 AM   #26 
  - OK...'issues'.  trof   Dec-04-06 10:28 AM   #27 
  - Oh, boy that one was huge where I worked.  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 11:09 AM   #37 
  - and a problem is an opportunity, doncha know  BushDespiser12   Dec-04-06 06:18 PM   #121 
  - Here's another one from Yuppieville (Lincoln Park, Chicago).  LoZoccolo   Dec-04-06 10:32 AM   #28 
  - Does that make me a "boutique pet sitter?"  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 11:10 AM   #38 
  - parallel path  jilln   Dec-04-06 10:45 AM   #29 
  - dayparts - wierd  Kali   Dec-04-06 11:22 AM   #45 
  - i've never heard...  fhqwhgads   Dec-06-06 11:42 AM   #147 
  - Gay=Stupid  evirus   Dec-04-06 10:52 AM   #30 
  - manncoulter, ann the man, thats so gay, at the end of the day  lionesspriyanka   Dec-04-06 10:57 AM   #31 
  - This is a weird one but...  Chorophyll   Dec-04-06 10:57 AM   #32 
  - Well, thanks so much. Now I will notice everytime I hear that one.  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 11:12 AM   #39 
     - Sorry! :) n/t  Chorophyll   Dec-04-06 11:24 AM   #47 
  - "Things happen for a reason" (Translation: I couldn't care less about tragedy)  philosophie_en_rose   Dec-04-06 11:03 AM   #34 
  - God (or maybe Hell), YES. I had a very, very rough time of it last year  blondeatlast   Dec-04-06 03:47 PM   #103 
  - Lets do lunch and talk about this....offline  bleedingheart   Dec-04-06 11:05 AM   #36 
  - You are kidding? People actually say that?  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 11:13 AM   #40 
     - years of working in corporate america have numbed me to stupidity  bleedingheart   Dec-04-06 11:28 AM   #49 
        - I hadn't worked in a bank for years and years and I was kind of  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 11:29 AM   # 
           - My favorite are the acroynms....  bleedingheart   Dec-04-06 11:44 AM   #54 
              - Those mean nothing to me. I must have missed that phase.  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 12:38 PM   #67 
  - life is a journey, not a destination  leftofthedial   Dec-04-06 11:17 AM   #41 
  - Yeah, I'm pretty sick of meme.  cwydro   Dec-04-06 11:21 AM   #44 
  - "The plain fact of the matter is..." (followed by some blatant lie)  Hand   Dec-04-06 11:24 AM   #46 
  - " the fact of the matter"  mulsh   Dec-04-06 11:29 AM   #50 
  - God Bless America  Maestro   Dec-04-06 11:30 AM   #51 
  - I just remembered another one that I used to hate:  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 11:32 AM   #52 
  - Cut and Run  soleft   Dec-04-06 11:38 AM   #53 
  - And for that matter "stay the course"  GenDem   Dec-04-06 12:00 PM   #58 
  - "Moving forward" is another phrase I hate.  Sequoia   Dec-04-06 11:46 AM   #55 
  - Well, it is what it is. Is it apropos? nt  jobycom   Dec-04-06 11:52 AM   #56 
  - Paradigm. God I hate that word.  graywarrior   Dec-04-06 12:06 PM   #59 
  - It's even worse in the phrase "paradigm shift."  Left Is Write   Dec-04-06 01:31 PM   #81 
     - Hey, I'll give ya two nickel curves  Oeditpus Rex   Dec-04-06 02:22 PM   #89 
  - "Bummer" "awesome" & "Cool"  GenDem   Dec-04-06 12:08 PM   #60 
  - I like "bummer." It's kind of like ":oops." I love "oops."  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 12:34 PM   #65 
  - "impact" used as a verb  grasswire   Dec-04-06 12:13 PM   #61 
  - oh, and the dreaded double IS  grasswire   Dec-04-06 12:15 PM   #62 
  - Yea - that is way over used now.  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-04-06 12:35 PM   #66 
  - impact gets to me, too  tigereye   Dec-04-06 01:29 PM   #77 
  - "that's fabulous"  siouxsiecreamcheese   Dec-04-06 12:33 PM   #63 
  - There is no "I" in Team  smtpgirl   Dec-04-06 12:33 PM   #64 
  - My answer to that one is  cwydro   Dec-04-06 02:38 PM   #93 
  - Rock and roll  electricmonk   Dec-04-06 12:44 PM   #68 
  - God, yes. Agreed. n/t  Chorophyll   Dec-04-06 02:06 PM   #84 
  - The prefix PRE + any verb  displacedtexan   Dec-04-06 12:46 PM   #69 
  - Pre-plan is the one that really chaps my arse.  raccoon   Dec-06-06 08:14 AM   #145 
  - I wish being a Yuppie was a terminal, painful, illness  WindRavenX   Dec-04-06 12:48 PM   #70 
  - "What happens when you assume?"  Marie26   Dec-04-06 12:48 PM   #71 
  - Oh God I hate that one...  BlueStorm   Dec-04-06 11:47 PM   #133 
  - "deplane" and "detrain", what's next, "debike"? "decar"? "depogostick"????  Montauk6   Dec-04-06 12:56 PM   #72 
  - Deplane, Boss! Deplane!  Left Is Write   Dec-04-06 01:29 PM   #79 
  - "Debark" instead of "disembark."  Chorophyll   Dec-04-06 02:07 PM   #85 
     - Will they then use "debowel" instead of "disembowel"?  Montauk6   Dec-04-06 10:04 PM   #126 
  - I don't mind the word "dollop" - BUT  Left Is Write   Dec-04-06 01:22 PM   #73 
  - "Just a dollop, a dollop, a dollop of Daisy!!" n/t  BlueStorm   Dec-04-06 11:50 PM   #134 
  - I just thought of something as I was replying to Richardo above...  Left Is Write   Dec-04-06 01:28 PM   #76 
  - Hella -- as in "that's hella cool."  Stevendsmith   Dec-04-06 01:44 PM   #82 
  - Someone has "a lot on her plate"  notmyprez   Dec-04-06 01:49 PM   #83 
  - I absolutely hate that one, too.  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-05-06 07:32 AM   #139 
  - "Utilize" - from the corporate world  Alexander   Dec-04-06 02:22 PM   #88 
  - Irregardless.  WilliamPitt   Dec-04-06 02:36 PM   #92 
  - NOT. A. WORD.  VelmaD   Dec-04-06 03:39 PM   #97 
  - Hi ! How Are Yer?  Bodineian   Dec-04-06 02:44 PM   #94 
  - 'gone missing' and...  libodem   Dec-04-06 02:53 PM   #95 
  - Having said that....  ThruTheLookingGlass   Dec-04-06 03:33 PM   #96 
  - Misunderestimated. Hispanically. Nucular.  KamaAina   Dec-04-06 03:40 PM   #99 
  - Hispanically??  philosophie_en_rose   Dec-04-06 03:52 PM   #105 
     - Amazing, considering he's so fluent in Mexican...  KamaAina   Dec-04-06 05:23 PM   #115 
        - wow.  philosophie_en_rose   Dec-04-06 06:01 PM   #118 
  - well step right up to the plate and snarl at me  hfojvt   Dec-04-06 03:44 PM   #101 
  - here's my few  carlydenise   Dec-04-06 03:51 PM   #104 
  - A "person of interest" isn't necessarily a suspect...  Left Is Write   Dec-04-06 05:07 PM   #112 
  - "Brings to the table"  Lowell   Dec-04-06 03:57 PM   #106 
  - Doable.  AirmensMom   Dec-04-06 04:09 PM   #107 
  - "think about it"....  GloriaSmith   Dec-04-06 04:10 PM   #108 
  - Git-R-Done?  Bodineian   Dec-04-06 04:26 PM   #109 
  - In addition to many of those above....  bluethruandthru   Dec-04-06 04:31 PM   #110 
  - "Transitioning." Anywhere. Especially when the justification  BlueIris   Dec-04-06 05:04 PM   #111 
  - going forward  NC_Nurse   Dec-04-06 05:09 PM   #114 
  - Low Hanging Fruit  Taverner   Dec-04-06 05:24 PM   #116 
  - Top of my list: with au jus! A few others that get to me:  yy4me   Dec-04-06 05:32 PM   #117 
  - lmao @with au jus... even worse is.. .with au jus sauce :-O  BushDespiser12   Dec-04-06 06:33 PM   #122 
  - Mission Statements. Yeah, every company/business has one  QMPMom   Dec-04-06 06:07 PM   #119 
  - I hate pseudo hipsters with soul patches.  GoneOffShore   Dec-04-06 06:43 PM   #123 
  - "Shop," as in "shop Hummel figurines, jockstraps, and more at our superstore!"  jane_pippin   Dec-04-06 06:50 PM   #124 
  - Words I hate? Okay...  tinfoil tiaras   Dec-04-06 06:52 PM   #125 
  - Whatnot  ncabot22   Dec-04-06 10:53 PM   #127 
  - Welcome to DU ncabot22  donheld   Dec-05-06 12:24 AM   #136 
  - "You go, girl!" That used to sound cool ... for about a month.  nicknameless   Dec-04-06 11:04 PM   #128 
  - One of my bosses keeps saying "____is more impactful..."  grace0418   Dec-04-06 11:08 PM   #129 
  - Impactful?  zingaro   Dec-04-06 11:43 PM   #132 
     - Welcome to DU zingaro  donheld   Dec-05-06 12:24 AM   #137 
  - Happy as a clam...  BlueStorm   Dec-04-06 11:32 PM   #130 
  - Some of mine have already been mentioned; here are some others  Rob H.   Dec-05-06 12:19 AM   #135 
  - "Heads Up"  donheld   Dec-05-06 12:26 AM   #138 
  - Issue. My boss always has an 'issue' with something. Or she  acmavm   Dec-05-06 07:38 AM   #140 
  - That is such a dumb word. n/t  leftyladyfrommo   Dec-05-06 07:40 AM   #141 
  - At First Blush . . .  astral   Dec-05-06 11:58 PM   #142 
  - I forgot about my all time least favorite:  yy4me   Dec-06-06 07:12 AM   #143 
  - "Interface" instead of talk.  baldguy   Dec-06-06 07:41 AM   #144 
  - my least favorite internet forum phrase (one that I am guilty of using once, just once)  izzybeans   Dec-06-06 08:23 AM   #146 
 

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