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    Here's an article on recent annoying phrases and buzzwords -
    http://pacific.bizjournals.com/pacif...4/daily44.html

    I cannot stand the phrase "it is what it is". That phrase to me is a sly way of saying "I'm too lazy to do anything about it, screw it.", instead of taking action.

    What sayings annoy the heck out of you?
    What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. – Christopher Hitchens

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    's/he stepped out'

    Could they step back inside?

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    • #3
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      "You know the drill"

      I don't know why that annoys me.

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        "so and so ROCKS"... or even worse ".... RAWKS"..

        I hate that.
        n'importe

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          "What happens in ____ stays in _____" Makes you sound like a smarmy little bastard is what it does. And it's so overused.

          Also, "He popped the question." I just think that's the dumbest saying ever. Just say he asked you to marry him. Or he proposed.

          And, of course...LOL. Do you really? Do you really LOL?

          Good thread, by the way!

          Can't think of anything creative this time

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          • #6
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            "You know what I mean". It's not the phrase itself but rather how many times it get's used when someone is talking to you over a period of 10 or more minutes.
            Last edited by helen; September 10, 2009, 03:09 PM. Reason: swapping out the "+" with "or more"

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            • #7
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              "If you will" - no I won't!

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              • #8
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                I could care less.

                Just stop to think about that one. If you could care less, then it means that your level of interest still has room to decrease, and that you are not yet totally bored by the topic after all.

                What you mean is I couldn't care less.

                This one has entered common usage out of simple linguistic laziness.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Leo Lakio View Post
                  I could care less.
                  Arggg. ^ annoys me too.
                  What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. – Christopher Hitchens

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                  • #10
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                    "... and what not."

                    wot da hell is dat supposed to mean?

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                    • #11
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                      "arguably" Just makes me cringe.

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                      • #12
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                        "Needless to say" Then DON'T SAY IT!!

                        Can't think of anything creative this time

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                        • #13
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                          "It's not rocket science"

                          NEEDLESS TO SAY, it is ARGUABLY the most annoying phrase AND WHATNOT. But then, I COULD CARE LESS, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

                          ha ha - it was all I could think of as I was writing this post :-)

                          And, FOR THE RECORD, the above phrase bugs me enough that I've devoted a large part of my life to dispel the myth that rocket science is the hardest thing in the world to understand.
                          Last edited by acousticlady; September 10, 2009, 05:09 PM. Reason: but apparently I can't spell.....

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                            Well thee most annoying phrase I soooooooo HATE to a "T" is being addressed..

                            MY FRIEND........ no I do NOT know you and I do have a name which I will be glad to tell you

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                              Originally posted by acousticlady View Post
                              "It's not rocket science"

                              NEEDLESS TO SAY, it is ARGUABLY the most annoying phrase AND WHATNOT. But then, I COULD CARE LESS, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

                              ha ha - it was all I could think of as I was writing this post :-)

                              And, FOR THE RECORD, the above phrase bugs me enough that I've devoted a large part of my life to dispel the myth that rocket science is the hardest thing in the world to understand.
                              Your post is very funny and full of wit; if you will..........

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