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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:29 PM
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What words or phrases do you find extremely annoying?
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 07:47 PM by Haole Girl
I'll start: "That's copacetic."

:wtf: Do we still live in 1979, or what?! :crazy:


edit: Forgot the question mark, per usual :eyes:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:32 PM
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1. "No, I won't show you my luscious, perky breasts."
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:38 PM
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5. At my age, I can't comment on perky breasts
:-(
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:44 PM
Response to Reply #5
14. You're never too old to comment on perky breasts...
:P
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:12 PM
Response to Reply #14
38. Yeah, don't let us stop you!...
:popcorn:
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:41 PM
Response to Reply #1
10. "Do my breasts feel firm enough?"
If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me that...
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #10
17. Quit fondling the chicken at the grocery store, freak.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #10
18. "PM me those pictures please"
I TOLD you enough is enough... :rofl:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:42 PM
Response to Reply #1
41. especially frustrating at the...
titty club...

:rofl:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 12:35 AM
Response to Reply #1
89. After I sent you that pic? Oh, you are just hopeless.
:eyes:
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 04:06 AM
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93. ...I thought you were a veggiematarian?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 12:15 PM
Response to Reply #93
106. Hey you, where ya been?
Haven't seen you in a while.
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:33 PM
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2. "with every fibre of my being" I get mega doosh chills every time i read / hear that.
Oh and the word "Ilk" just bugs the shit out of me as well.

Don't ask me why.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:39 PM
Response to Reply #2
6. I didn't even know "Ilk" was a word
:shrug:
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 09:48 PM
Response to Reply #2
133. oh I hate the phrase "and others of their ilk" maybe I hate it so much because
mostly right wingers seem to use that phrase.
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:34 PM
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3. "I'm getting to the point where it's like..."
If the s.o. says that ONE MORE TIME, to the moon. I swear. :grr:
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:39 PM
Response to Reply #3
8. Did you tell them it bothers you?
:hi:
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 08:16 AM
Response to Reply #8
52. Many, many times
Sigh.

:hi:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:38 PM
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4. "Folks" Also, "literally".
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 07:38 PM by GreenPartyVoter
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:40 PM
Response to Reply #4
9. "literally" gets on my nerves too
:hug:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:47 PM
Response to Reply #9
15. Yeah, my very last nerve. Literally! :^P
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:43 PM
Response to Reply #4
12. I don't mind literally if it's used correctly.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:44 PM
Response to Reply #12
13. I hear it far too often and even when used correctly it's annoying in a
"Thank you, Captain Obvious" sorta way.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 12:02 AM
Response to Reply #4
138. That makes me LITERALLY loony!
:evilgrin:
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ReliantJ Donating Member (680 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:39 PM
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7. "liberal agenda"
:mad: Ann Coulter be damned
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:41 PM
Response to Reply #7
11. Ann Coulter is vile
That's all I'm going to say on that subject.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:50 PM
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16. "To be honest with you..." or any variation on that
it seems to imply that normally the person speaking is not honest and doesn't expect people - including me, the one they're talking to at the moment - to speak honestly as a matter of course.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:53 PM
Response to Reply #16
20. Oops
I use that. And wasn't aware it's annoying to people! Thanks.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:59 PM
Response to Reply #20
23. Of course it might be because
it was one my ex used constantly so I may be more sensitive than most about it given the association ;)
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:10 PM
Response to Reply #23
35. Similar to that is: "...I mean that!"
As if everything else they say is just empty talk. I don't trust people who say that.
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:50 PM
Response to Reply #16
46. "I'll tell you the truth"
greet anything that follows with reservations.
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:52 PM
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19. "Me and ________ "... makes me want to spit. : ) n/t
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:53 PM
Response to Reply #19
21. We get that a lot in pic threads, don't we?
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 07:54 PM by Haole Girl
English is a difficult language!

:hi:
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:04 PM
Response to Reply #21
29. It's everywhere and it drives me crazy... I cured my teenager of this habit, but
I can't take on the rest of the world... : ).

English isn't a difficult language - it's bloody insane. I love it anyway.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:14 PM
Response to Reply #29
61. Try teaching it!
:rofl:

I have such empathy for my students.

And yes, I love it too.

:hi:
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 12:12 AM
Response to Reply #29
140. I know a Bosnian guy who called English syntax just that, "bloody insane".
And he's quite right. English's inflectional grammar is highly reduced but we compensate with an incredible complexity of syntax.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 12:07 AM
Response to Reply #19
139. There's nothing LINGUSTICALLY wrong with it, it's just a pet peeve of grammar Nazis that can't...
Edited on Wed Mar-11-09 12:09 AM by Odin2005
...admit that REAL spoken language is never completely logical grammatically. Most languages, including spoken English, uses double negatives and odd pronoun usages. But for some reason the grammar Nazis got this "it's not logical" crutch that has no basis in linguistic fact. "Me and X" subject constructions are a perfectly natural part of SPOKEN English.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:58 PM
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22. shits and giggles grates on my nerves
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:00 PM
Response to Reply #22
24. That's an odd one
Glad nobody I know uses it!
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:43 PM
Response to Reply #24
42. It's used like this
Just for shits and giggles why don't we......
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:00 PM
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25. "How long has it been oozing?"
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:02 PM
Response to Reply #25
27. In what context, Charlie?
:P
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:08 PM
Response to Reply #27
32. As in on the F train at 8:15 a.m., spoken by a total stranger.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:10 PM
Response to Reply #32
36. Yuck
:scared:

p.s., I once got lost on the "F" train. Long story. It was scary after quitting time!
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:02 PM
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26. Two lately: "going forward" and....
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 08:04 PM by femmocrat
I don't know what it called grammatically, but I keep hearing people say (for example): "My husband, he (then the rest of the sentence)." I just know it's wrong! It seems to be becoming commonplace.

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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:02 PM
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28. "went missing"
In the U.S. people disappeared or got lost until about ten years ago when the British 'went missing' phrase came into vogue.

I also can't stand "per usual" :eyes:
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:04 PM
Response to Reply #28
30. Oh, should I edit my "per usual"?
:-(
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:09 PM
Response to Reply #30
33. I was just having some fun with ya, Haole Girl.
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 08:15 PM by Gormy Cuss
:-)
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:11 PM
Response to Reply #33
37. Oh, thanks
I'm still frazzled from a whole day of people yelling at me (work).
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:08 PM
Response to Reply #28
31. Yes! Thank you... this is an odd one. Especially when heard on the news.
To me it seems like slang, which is fine, but somehow doesn't fit when used as a formal term. Or maybe that's just nit-picky of me...
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:09 PM
Response to Reply #31
34. Using incorrect grammar on the news REALLY irritates me
I don't even want to get started on that.
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:36 PM
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39. "I could care less"
Could you?????
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:41 PM
Response to Reply #39
40. When you know they do
:thumbsup:
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sammythecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:05 PM
Response to Reply #39
50. I got a thing about that one too.
:grr:
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 07:55 AM
Response to Reply #39
99. Ditto. nt
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:44 PM
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43. "going forward"
I think it's often superfluous and I just hear it way too often. And can I add something about gestures I hate? OK, thanks: please, TV people, stop tenting your fingers!
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:47 PM
Response to Reply #43
44. Don't hear that too much
Of course, now I will probably notice it all the time! lol
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:51 PM
Response to Reply #44
47. I think you will if you are a political junkie
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 08:59 PM by DeepBlueC
it's ubiquitous. Politicians and pundits have all embraced what probably started as "corporate-speak". A lot of irritating phrases have their start there.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:49 PM
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45. " Think outside the box"
:mad:

I HATE that phrase!
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:51 PM
Response to Reply #45
48. THAT phrase sould be retired, too!!
:thumbsup:
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 12:52 PM
Response to Reply #48
129. We're in luck!
There's an empty grave site right next to "paradigm shift".
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 01:45 PM
Response to Reply #129
131. Is "proactive" in the next grave?

If not, it should be.
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:55 PM
Response to Reply #45
49. especiallly since they will recoil in horror if you do!
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sammythecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:07 PM
Response to Reply #45
51. Let's be creative while talking in cliches
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 12:11 PM
Response to Reply #51
104. I didn't even know there WAS a box.
I've certainly never seen it ... Hell, I don't think I have even been close to the box ... not that I would have been aware, because I don't even know what the box looks like ... Does anybody know?
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:29 PM
Response to Reply #45
62. but how would you phrase
thinking that isn't within the usual parameters? I don't understand why it's so offensive. The same people hate rhetoric and paradigm.
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 08:34 AM
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53. "Not that there's anything wrong with that"
When used as anything other than a jokey Seinfeld reference.

They almost always are implying there IS something wrong with whatever in question.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 12:13 PM
Response to Reply #53
105. Well, there's not anything wrong with that,
so there!
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 08:38 AM
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54. When pols or reporters say "Going Forward" or "Moving Forward"
or some derivative of that.Also "need to" or "needs", as in
"we need to move forward" or "this door needs to be kept closed".

There are a lot more, but I guess I'm just a grumpy old guy this morning.

I need to move forward....


mark

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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 10:49 AM
Response to Reply #54
55. that's my current cringe
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 12:16 PM
Response to Reply #55
107. "Cringe" used as a noun
Edited on Mon Mar-09-09 12:17 PM by ashling
especially when used in sinage
:crazy:
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 10:53 AM
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56. 'Be that as it may'
has always bugged the shit out of me.

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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 11:03 AM
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57. You're fired
irriates the hell out of me. Thank God I have only heard it once.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 11:07 AM
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58. "The fact of the matter is..." Usually followed by anything but.
And "Chillax" earns instant death if said in my presence.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 11:11 AM
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59. "Mandatory Malloy Truthseekers Check In Here"
Sorry, Mandatory Malloy Truthseekers...it just SOUNDS effin' STOOOOOOOOOPID.

:rofl:
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:17 PM
Response to Reply #59
64. I'm not sure why, but Malloy bugs me.
I guess I have to turn in my DU membership card, but he is irritating to me.

:shrug:
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tinymontgomery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:07 PM
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60. No Problem
I hate that term. You ask someone to do something and they say no problem, especially someone that works for you or a service person. If they couldn't do it because of a problem then I would expect them to say they couldn't do it. I really hate it after they did something and you say thanks and they respond with no problem, what happened to just saying your welcome or something.
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Maeryanne Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 06:33 AM
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121. Oh, but that phrase is so cute in Hawaii :)
It was one of the cutesy memories I brought back with me from Maui! "No Problem!" Said in that slow Hawaiin drawl, I loved it! And, somehow, it helped me feel that there was no problem, I found it reassuring as a solo tourist :)
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tinymontgomery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 11:27 AM
Response to Reply #121
124. Have never been to Hawaii
so then maybe it does have its place at certain times.
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Maeryanne Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 07:56 PM
Response to Reply #124
132. s'ok ...
No problem! :rofl:

:hi:

:popcorn:
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:31 PM
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63. 'whatever'
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:20 PM
Response to Reply #63
65. I LOVE whatever!
It's the ultimate put down.

I hate it when someone makes a statement and then adds "True?" and waits for you to respond KNOWING you have to say yes or you are a loser.
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:21 PM
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66. "Big island of Hawaii"
Edited on Sun Mar-08-09 01:22 PM by Lucian
There is only ONE island of Hawai'i. Yes, it's the biggest island in the Hawaiian Islands, but it's the ONLY one named Hawai'i. Christfuck! I read that phrase in the March 2009 Discover magazine, and I had to put it down after I read it. It really irritated me.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 06:32 PM
Response to Reply #66
68. When I go to Hawaii
And people ask which island, & I tell them Hawaii, then they ask "Yes, but which island." It's at that point I usually call it the Big Isle. :hi:
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Release The Hounds Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:36 PM
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67. 'Woot Off' or 'Oh, Snap'
Edited on Sun Mar-08-09 01:37 PM by Release The Hounds
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seaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 06:43 PM
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69. My bad
I hate that phrase
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 06:43 PM
Response to Reply #69
70. I hate it too
It makes me cringe.
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 07:26 PM
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71. Spot on.
Drives me crazy!
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 09:46 PM
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79. that's British
Edited on Sun Mar-08-09 09:48 PM by DeepBlueC
I hear it fairly often in Canada
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 12:35 AM
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88. Spot on, eh?
:hi:
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 10:25 PM
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111. "eh" I almost never hear actually
I think Don Cherry (redneck hockey guy) might be an "eh" guy.
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 07:31 PM
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72. Give ... a heads up.
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 07:36 PM
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73. "Going forward," "not so much," and any common phrases involving the word brain
as in "brain fart," "brain drain," and "pick your brain." I can't stand those. x(
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 07:39 PM
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74. "UPS" as a word, instead of "U. P. S." Waiting "on line"; it's "IN"! "At the end of the day."
Edited on Sun Mar-08-09 07:41 PM by WinkyDink
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 10:25 PM
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85. Waiting on line is common usage
in some parts of the US. In NYC, people wait on line.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 07:50 AM
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98. "Common usage" is the raison d'etre of the OP. RARE usage rarely annoys.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 09:11 AM
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101. Au contraire
I saw nothing in the OP referring to common or uncommon usage.

You're putting something there that wasn't.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 07:46 PM
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75. "prolly" used instead of probably
just incredibly fucking juvenile
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 07:47 PM
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76. Will you please kick their ass when you see it next time?
:-)
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 07:52 PM
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77. "Don't go there."
"It's not brain surgery."
"It's not rocket science."

The phrase "not so much" can be annoying, however, for some reason I like it when Jon Stewart uses it.

Ooooh, and freakin' Apple has been using the word "funnest" in its iPod ads -- "The funnest iPod yet" or something like that. :grr:
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 09:43 PM
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78. Long, boring explanation followed by "That being said..."
followed by a continuation of the long, boring explanation. I have a coworker who does that all the time and it's fucking irritating.

I also hear "At the end of the day..." and "Moving forward..." pretty often. I wish corporatespeak would just die, already. :mad:
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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 09:59 PM
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80. "It is what it is"
Also:

"very briefly" (if you really want to be very brief you can be even briefer by skipping the words "very briefly".

"I could care less" (meaning I *couldn't* care less)

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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 12:48 PM
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109. Gods! I HATE that one!
Especially since it's almost always used to dismiss some situation that really sucks.

Next to that, I'd have to chose "irregardless" as my least favorite expression. That's just ignorant, without possessing the earthy charm of "ain't".
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 09:59 PM
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81. "Fruit of my loins".....plain ol fucking gross, I say.
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 10:11 PM
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82. Signage ...

The first time some PR person used that in my presence I started laughing 'cause I thought they'd made it up.

But, no ... Marketing people apparently use this constantly.

We don't need two stinkin' syllables for "sign." Tell me to put up the sign. I'll put up the sign or all the signs. I will have nothing to do with your signage, however.

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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 10:18 PM
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83. I hereby kick and recommend your post
"Signage" causes me terrible annoyage.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 03:26 AM
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91. Note to self:
Take the word signage out of the environmental report. :hide:
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 12:01 PM
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102. Grrr ...
Edited on Mon Mar-09-09 12:01 PM by RoyGBiv
:mad:

Although, if the environmental report reads something like "there's too damn much signage around here" it can pass. :)

Signage, signage, everywhere there's signage
Blocking out the scenery breaking my mindage
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the signage
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 12:03 PM
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103. Are you allergic to marketing jargon in general, or
do you just have a sinage infection?

:rofl:
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 12:27 PM
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108. Why I oughta ...

:spray:

That made me spit coffee. And I have no comeback. :)

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oshyposhy Donating Member (596 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 10:21 PM
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84. The night is yet a fetus.
My bestie says this all the time. Makes me cringe.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 12:02 AM
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86. I have issues.
ARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! AAAAIIIYYEEEEEE!

Nobody can say that they have "problems" anymore. That is not cool.

I hate "issues" as the worst kind of sissified euphemism. Gak.
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smalll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 12:22 AM
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87. IMPACT as a verb. And its puke-worthy bastard child, "IMPACTFUL."
Edited on Mon Mar-09-09 12:23 AM by smalll
:puke:

And the fact that this atrocity has become so widespread that I'd bet that even the most intelligent and literate people under 20 these days have no idea that it's wrong. So wrong. :(
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 03:27 AM
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92. Note to self:
Take the word impact out of the environmental report. :hide:
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sammythecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 06:05 AM
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118. Yes, the battle has been lost
"Task" has been tasked with double duty as well. x(
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 12:22 AM
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141. Call the WAAAHHHmbulance!!!
Turning nouns into verbs or vice-versa is completely normal in English. With many such 2-syllable words distinguished by stress. IM-pact is a noun, im-PACT is a verb.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 02:35 AM
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90. "brutally honest"
in my experience, people who claim to be "brutally honest" are generally ore into the brutality than honstey.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 07:57 AM
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100. You got that right. nt
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 05:22 AM
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94. "Brutally murdered," "brutally raped."
As opposed to what, "tenderly murdered" and "gently raped?"
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 05:29 AM
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95. Wellness.
I don't know how old the word is, but I've only been hearing and hating it for the last decade or so.
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 12:59 PM
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110. Worse: "High Level Wellness"
When did "good health" become something to avoid? I want to slap the snot out of people who want to "promote high level wellness". Medical and nursing administrators are among the worst offenders.
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riverdale Donating Member (881 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 05:49 AM
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96. WJW
"Wow Just Wow"
This never occurs in the wild; only online.
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BlueCollar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 06:27 AM
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97. "irregardless"...n/t
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 10:28 PM
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112. wunt, cunt, shunt
"He wunt do that."

"They cunt come."

"She shunt touch it."

Missing the D. I giggle inside when people do it and occasionally grin out loud :D

:hi:
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 11:06 PM
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113. Narwals! Fuck Yeah!
When everybody knows it's FUCK YEAH NARWHALS!!! STAB YOUR ASS!!! YEAH! FUCK!
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namahage Donating Member (678 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 11:25 PM
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114. "Don't take this the wrong way,but..."
Followed by a (verbal) punch to the gut. Somewhat similar to its weaker cousin "No offense, but..." (which indicates that whatever follows will be blatantly offensive), but also manages to shift responsibility onto the listener--that if you're hurt by what is being said, it's somehow your fault for taking it the wrong way.
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 12:17 AM
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115. "Does that make sense" drives me crazy. n/t
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Maeryanne Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 06:29 AM
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120. Oh, you are soooo right!
I have been fumepondering that very expression as offered to me by my brother during a recent disagreement! "You are taking it the wrong way ... !"

And, it wasn't until later, during my 'postmatch' analysis, that I could hear my completely cool, calm and collected response ... "So, you are NOT being ... {then listing what I felt was being projected}. And much later, like maybe yesterday {yes, I am working on letting go ;) } Retorting something like "I am not TAKING anything!" in the same centred and selfassured manner :)

Last week on "Two and a Half Men" that line was delivered in the most delicious way, by the more, shall we say 'constricted' of the two brothers :) "Now, don't take this the wrong way ... " as he proceeded to list off all of Charlie's character faults, to which he musingly responds "Why would I take that the wrong way ... ?" :)

It was funny, and kind of synchronistic too! ;) Or, was that irony?

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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 12:42 AM
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116. "Baby bump"
For a pregnant woman's belly. That phrase has become popular only in the past few years but it annoys the hell out of me for some reason. Sounds like something a 5 year old would say.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 12:25 AM
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143. It's a Briticism
Apparently British actress Kate Winslet popularized it over here.
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sammythecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 05:47 AM
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117. Corporate. It's an adjective, not a noun.
Using "corporate" as a noun, by those who should know better, is pathetically pretentious.
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BarbaRosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 06:09 AM
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119. Actually
Actually, I think the word actually is actually used way to much.

ALSO

To make a long story short, generally too late.
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 12:59 PM
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130. How about:
To cut a long story sideways and down the middle, and not to put too fine a point on it...
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Maeryanne Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 06:43 AM
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122. "At the end of the day ... " {????}
Soooo overused, much like the term "pc" which seems to have been hijacked for the purposes of a quick putdownwithoutproperinquiry :)

Other annoyances that escalate in irksomeness once identified in conversation are:

"You know ..."

"Should" {shmoud}



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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 07:57 AM
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123. "With all due Respect"
Edited on Tue Mar-10-09 07:57 AM by MadBadger
Just doesnt seem to fit when followed by, "You're fucked in the head!"
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 12:06 PM
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125. "whatever!"
in an argument, it's a clear sign that the other person won.
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 12:49 PM
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126. Anyhoo...
No problem. (As an answer to "thank you" instead of "You're welcome".)

"Anyhoo" is at the top of my list, however.

Oh, and those who would be so fashionably hip and would refer to a computer as 'puter.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 12:49 PM
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127. Epic, FTW, my bad, etc. (nt)
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 12:50 PM
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128. That's one.
I don't know why, but I cringe at the tag "and whatnot"
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 09:51 PM
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134. "one of the only" jeez, if it is only, then it has to be just one. DUH
the correct usage should be one of the few.....
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 09:52 PM
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135. Hmm...
never thought about it. Just figured there were groups of "only ones." lol
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 09:52 PM
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136. Like, whatever.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 11:59 PM
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137. "Does this make me look fat?" and other "stroke their ego with white lies" situations.
Be honest and you get slapped by the GF/wife. :eyes:
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seaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 12:25 AM
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142. Day 1 and 24-7
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