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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. Ė Christopher Hitchens

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    's/he stepped out'

    Could they step back inside?

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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.
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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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    "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 10th, 2009 at 02:09 PM. Reason: swapping out the "+" with "or more"

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    "If you will" - no I won't!

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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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    Quote 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. Ė Christopher Hitchens

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    "... and what not."

    wot da hell is dat supposed to mean?

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    "arguably" Just makes me cringe.

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    "Needless to say" Then DON'T SAY IT!!

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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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 10th, 2009 at 04:09 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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    Quote 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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    I was going to post a reply, but I forgot what the question was.

    I'll have to think about this. I'll get back to you.

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    One that was very popular a few years back was, "WHATEVER". Now, THAT drives me nuts! And one that I hear constantly now is "At the end of the day..." I have heard that phrase used 4 or 5 times in a short conversation, and it makes me wish the conversaton was even SHORTER!

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    No disrespect, but....

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    Off topic, this is not an annoying phrase, but this thread made me think of this that I recently saw on TV:
    In an interview, the person said "tick for tack" instead of tit for tat. I really did LOL (yes, I actually laughed out loud!).

    Meanwhile, on topic, an annoying phrase to me is "Eh, Russell you get pen?" [read below and then insert another LOL here]
    Now run along and play, but donít get into trouble.

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    How on earth "like" became a conjunction, I'll never know.

    pax

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    Oohh! Oohh! I got one!!

    "That's what she said." Shut up. You totally just ripped that off of some show (I think it was The Office?) and you're NOT funny OR original. And it's especially annoying when you're talking to some d-bag who drops this line in after every single thing that's said.

    I also hate "Duh." It's so rude. But lazily rude. If you're going to insult me, at least be creative about it!

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    I dislike when retailers urge us to "Act now! Quantities are limited!". While I do understand the gist of the message they are trying to convey, the fact is everything they sell is of a finite (and therefore limited) quantity.

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    ...so many people saying yeah no, or, no yeah, especially where neither apply. Which is it, yes or no, or just shut up?!

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    I have to admit that I'm actually a little fond of the phrase "I could care less". People who say it obviously couldn't care less about getting the phrase right, and I love that kind of sublime irony.

    I think the only phrase I really don't like is "whatnot". It always sounded like something a stupid person would say when he/she is trying to sound smart.

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    Basically, I hate it when someone starts an explanation with the word "basically".
    Now run along and play, but donít get into trouble.

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