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Sat Jan 6, 2018, 01:34 PM

What cliches, hackneyed phrases make you cringe?

Mine:
Think outside the box
It is what it is
I had an epiphany

If I use any of the above, my friends know I 1) am being held hostage; or 2) am ready for nursing home

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Reply What cliches, hackneyed phrases make you cringe? (Original post)
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 OP
VMA131Marine Jan 2018 #1
tblue37 Jan 2018 #67
ailsagirl Jan 2018 #74
hlthe2b Jan 2018 #2
hedda_foil Jan 2018 #15
hlthe2b Jan 2018 #16
sarge43 Jan 2018 #20
hedda_foil Jan 2018 #21
hlthe2b Jan 2018 #23
Ohiogal Jan 2018 #109
Iris Jan 2018 #41
CurtEastPoint Jan 2018 #3
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #4
CurtEastPoint Jan 2018 #5
Freelancer Jan 2018 #34
dhill926 Jan 2018 #6
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2018 #7
FSogol Jan 2018 #8
Clarity2 Jan 2018 #9
pandr32 Jan 2018 #10
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #11
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #13
pandr32 Jan 2018 #29
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #52
pandr32 Jan 2018 #80
pandr32 Jan 2018 #28
Freelancer Jan 2018 #35
Zoonart Jan 2018 #76
Cirque du So-What Jan 2018 #12
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #14
wishstar Jan 2018 #17
lunatica Jan 2018 #48
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #87
Submariner Jan 2018 #18
Midwestern Democrat Jan 2018 #19
Iggo Jan 2018 #22
ailsagirl Jan 2018 #24
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #54
ailsagirl Jan 2018 #56
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #63
ailsagirl Jan 2018 #66
becca da bakkah Jan 2018 #25
pamela Jan 2018 #32
klook Jan 2018 #100
lapfog_1 Jan 2018 #26
Sneederbunk Jan 2018 #27
ailsagirl Jan 2018 #57
pamela Jan 2018 #30
ailsagirl Jan 2018 #70
Freddie Jan 2018 #101
maranadem Jan 2018 #31
NNadir Jan 2018 #33
Freelancer Jan 2018 #37
lunatica Jan 2018 #49
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #50
tblue37 Jan 2018 #68
NNadir Jan 2018 #79
mr_lebowski Jan 2018 #115
NNadir Jan 2018 #116
kacekwl Jan 2018 #36
Freddie Jan 2018 #105
Freelancer Jan 2018 #38
doc03 Jan 2018 #55
PJMcK Jan 2018 #39
brush Jan 2018 #45
Freelancer Jan 2018 #40
mvd Jan 2018 #41
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #59
MLAA Jan 2018 #43
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NBachers Jan 2018 #46
kairos12 Jan 2018 #47
ProudMNDemocrat Jan 2018 #51
doc03 Jan 2018 #53
handmade34 Jan 2018 #58
rock Jan 2018 #60
Basic LA Jan 2018 #61
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hurl Jan 2018 #64
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #65
Codeine Jan 2018 #69
CottonBear Jan 2018 #81
utopian Jan 2018 #71
MaryMagdaline Jan 2018 #72
yardwork Jan 2018 #93
JDC Jan 2018 #73
hibbing Jan 2018 #75
choie Jan 2018 #77
klook Jan 2018 #83
democratisphere Jan 2018 #78
klook Jan 2018 #82
RobinA Jan 2018 #94
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Codeine Jan 2018 #90
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choie Jan 2018 #95
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Iggo Jan 2018 #99
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Iggo Jan 2018 #114
klook Jan 2018 #103
DUgosh Jan 2018 #104
tymorial Jan 2018 #106
Bayard Jan 2018 #117
tymorial Jan 2018 #119
Oneironaut Jan 2018 #107
LuckyCharms Jan 2018 #108
Ohiogal Jan 2018 #110
mr_lebowski Jan 2018 #111
lpbk2713 Jan 2018 #112
ashling Jan 2018 #113
HeartachesNhangovers Jan 2018 #118
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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 01:37 PM

1. Back in the day ....

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Response to VMA131Marine (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:57 PM

67. "At the end of the day." nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #67)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:22 PM

74. I rather like it because it's uniquely descriptive of the bottom line

To me, it's a summation of what has gone before and what really matters. Sort of a retrospective.

For example, Denzel Washington writes:

At the end of the day, it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished. It's about what you've done with those accomplishments. It's about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. It's about what you've given back.

Interestingly, though, I rarely use it!!

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 01:44 PM

2. "GROW the Economy"

"WE are Pregnant"

So many others, but that's a start

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 03:11 PM

15. We are not pregant. WE are expecting a baby or even HAVING a baby. SHE is pregnant.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 03:12 PM

16. EXACTLY

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 03:34 PM

20. The other one - baby bump.

"SHE is pregnant." Right you are.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 03:42 PM

21. OMG YES!!! Baby bump is cringeworthy. (another word that should be banned.)

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 03:49 PM

23. I detest the obsession with filming "the bump" especially among celebrities

I think it is demeaning as hell.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 11:45 AM

109. Me, too. Agree totally

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:46 PM

41. Thank you!

I expressed my disgust with that term here years ago and was berated for it!

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 01:45 PM

3. At the end of the day

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 01:46 PM

4. Ugh hear that constantly

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 01:48 PM

5. Me too, until I retired

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 01:48 PM

6. been there, done that....

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 01:49 PM

7. With all due respect, ...

... followed by some disrespectful speech.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 01:51 PM

8. "It is what it is"

Arrrghhhh. I hear it a dozen times a day.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 02:00 PM

9. Most hated

“and whatnot”

Yes, I still hear people say it.

Just no.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 02:20 PM

10. Not a phrase or cliche, but a misuse

"Anymore" not used in the negative stands out to me in a way that makes me cringe. I understand that it is becoming more common--originating in certain areas within Midland America, but that doesn't make it correct.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 02:35 PM

11. As in "Anymore, the mail comes early?"

I'm guilty of that and did not even know it.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 02:37 PM

13. At least I won't say I committed a misnomer

On my taxes. God if that takes off, our language is as dead as our democracy.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:11 PM

29. Who says that?

A Republican?

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #29)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:25 PM

52. Trump just said some report about him was a "misnomer,"

Instead of a mistake or lie. I am afraid that will get picked up.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #52)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:07 PM

80. I should have know it was tRump

His 'stable genius' showing through again. Whoops...must have picked that one up already myself.
I would bet on 'misnomer' as well.
Thanks for answering my question.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:09 PM

28. Ugggggh...yes!

Even reading it made me cringe. Sorry.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:36 PM

76. Always thought that was a Philly-ism.

I heard that a lot when I lived there, a;so..." I'm dont it. " instead of I've finished.

My cringeworthy phrase is... "In the final analysis"... it portends a long droning explanation.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 02:36 PM

12. Not my circus

Not my monkeys.

I have a coworker who uses this phrase so often that I picture him in clown makeup whenever I see him.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 02:38 PM

14. Reminds me of not my first rodeo

Cringe!

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 03:25 PM

17. "Got your back"

Esp. after Sandra Bullock praised her husband Jesse saying "He's got my back" and shortly after he was revealed to be a total cheating backstabber.

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Response to wishstar (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:16 PM

48. My supervisor always says that to us

And she's full of shit.

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Response to wishstar (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:48 PM

87. I hate that one too

 

To me it's meaningless, esp. because the people who say that to others are rarely in a position to ACTUALLY have others' back.

Obama said it -- I think to Dreamers. How downright cruel.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 03:31 PM

18. ...and a very stable genius at that!

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 03:33 PM

19. Pretty much all of them. My esteem for a pundit or speaker immediately goes down when they use

some completely over-used to death phrase like "the Devil is in the Details", "At the End of the Day", "It is What it Is", etc - it automatically makes what they have to say seem banal.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 03:48 PM

22. Long list. Here's some.

Spot on.
Whackadoodle.
Ilk.
Vile.

I was gonna say "sociopath", but that one's more of a misuse than an overuse. Although here, it's definitely overused.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 03:56 PM

24. A few

connect the dots
wrap my head/brain/whatever around it
moving forward (as opposed to moving backward?) redundant
no brainer
reach out

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:29 PM

54. Connect the dots! Yes.

Someone coined that after 911 and we never got rid of it.

We inherited "disingenuous" from OJ trial. Cannot stand that word.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #54)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:32 PM

56. I don't mind "disingenuous" because it's a legitimate word

First recorded in 1645, according to dictionary.com

But if it reminded me of the OJ trial, I would probably feel the same as you!

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #56)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:41 PM

63. Yes. The lawyer Bob Shapiro was clever to use it

But its overuse makes me crazy.

"connect the dots" was brilliantly descriptive of our failure to connect isolated events before 911. Within 48 hours after 911 I could no longer bear to watch TV, not just because of the replaying of the horrors of that day, but because someone was going to say "connect the dots" every 2 minutes.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #63)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:55 PM

66. Overuse of a word is crazy-making!!

Connect the dots reminds me of the coloring books that kids used to have-- a children's game. It sounds weird to me when I hear adults using it

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:00 PM

25. I Keep An On-going List of Trendy Slang Terms I Detest....

....Among those guaranteed to make my head explode are:

Take a listen. I hear this on news broadcasts all the time. You can take a look, but you can't take a listen.

Put on your big girl panties. Implying the person this is directed at isn't being mature and responsible, and needs to grow up. I find it insulting.

Cray-cray--for crazy. That's just silly
Convo--for conversation. What...you're so damn busy you don't have time to say the last 2 syllables!

And (for now anyway), va-cay. We all need a vacation from your VACAY!

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Response to becca da bakkah (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:18 PM

32. I hate "delish"

Just say, or type out, "delicious" for fuck's sake. It's only three more letters.

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Response to becca da bakkah (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 10:32 AM

100. Let's have a convo about your preso

-- because saying the two extra syllables in "presentation" would waste precious seconds that we could be using trying to stay awake while discussing yet another set of meaningless PowerPoint charts.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:02 PM

26. now look...

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:03 PM

27. I know many people who don't even think inside the box.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:32 PM

57. LOL!

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:14 PM

30. "No good deed goes unpunished."

It's so cynical it depresses the shit out of me.

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Response to pamela (Reply #30)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:09 PM

70. Yes-- it is the height of cynicism

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Response to pamela (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 10:43 AM

101. This one

Is often far too accurate though.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:17 PM

31. The American people want

 

Always means just the opposite

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:20 PM

33. In terms of cliches in writing and speaking, I've been there, done that even when thinking...

...outside of the box, after a fashion, but not wanting to air my dirty laundry, I've bent over backwards to make my use of cliches to be the best thing since sliced bread, you can bet your bottom dollar - not to beat around the bush - that I should be given the benefit of the doubt since I know that I'm between a rock and a hard place when it comes to letting sleeping dogs lie, needless to say, when I try to show people that I'm a real Einstein, even if my rags to riches story hasn't actually lead me to being rich and famous, which is par for the course, of course, since I lie like a rug even if actually I am the salt of the earth but am still likely to reap what I sow, and I think that anyone trying to shoot the breeze with me will not see eye to eye with me about whether or not I am as sharp as a tack, even if it's six of one, half a dozen of the other, the fact is that I'll have to sink or swim with my attempt to share the unvarnished truth about my whole ball of wax and getting me to upset the apple cart on this practice will end up being an exercise in spinning my wheels in this day and age, it's not you, it's me, and I guess I should just throw in the towel because it's the same old story if I take the plunge on this task of not paving the road to hell with good intentions, which probably rings a bell with you, I'm on a roll here and I may have missed the boat on this task of not using cliches.

It is what it is.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #33)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:19 PM

49. LOL!

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Response to NNadir (Reply #33)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:20 PM

50. After that I am afraid to say anything!

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Response to NNadir (Reply #33)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:04 PM

68. May I use this as an example in my courses? I teach college English, and

I fight a losing battle every semester against the cliches that fill my students' essays.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #68)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:52 PM

79. I'd consider it a badge of honor if you'd be my guest applying it to the babes in the woods...

...so to speak, because you must be banging your head against the wall trying to keep their eyes on the ball as luck would have it, and I never say never, although I'd be scared to death of a case of the pot calling the kettle black but if you play your cards right and don't judge a book by its cover, and forgive and forget, you can probably make their writing as fit as a fiddle and get them over the hump by using that ace in the hole though this is not written in stone, especially on the kinds of stones people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #79)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 06:40 PM

115. I got one that is off the hook/chain ...

Obviously the lunatics are running the asylum and I'm going all in, doubling-down and betting my last dollar that you're dealing off the bottom of the deck and that this will not stand ... but as you well know I'm playing with house money so even if I just let the chips fall where they may, I won't be walking the plank anytime soon ... and that's not just shooting from the hip or casting pearls before swine cause your odds are about as good as you winning the lottery, so you'll keep the pedal to the metal if you know what's good for you.

You'd best believe I can do this all the live-long day, which is to say if the past is prologue to what the future might hold in store and you get down to brass tacks there's really no telling what a man might do when he's pushed to the edge, with his back up against the wall!

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #115)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 08:01 PM

116. Off the top of my head, I'm thinking this is the kiss of death for these posts...

...and I'm not going to pull any punches, or attempt to pull the wool over your eyes, because you've brought us back to square one with this, and I hope you won't think I'm yanking your chain, but the naked truth - as naked as a jaybird - when I say that it's no skin off my back is that clearly you've put your nose to the grindstone and your last ditch effort, your last hurrah, and it may be the straw that broke the camel's back, and thus maybe my post is more or less the spitting image of yours, and even if we've been over this ground before, still I don't think we should put all our eggs in one basket, so to speak, and should be back in the saddle as quick as lightening and get down to brass tacks with cliche speak.

I hope I'm not spilling the beans here, but I thought I should put this on the table.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:31 PM

36. Woke.

He's woke , she's woke , you're woke. Drives me nuts.

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Response to kacekwl (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 10:49 AM

105. Every time I hear that

It's "huh?" My age showing.

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Response to Freelancer (Reply #38)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:31 PM

55. Never heard that one

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:34 PM

39. "Believe me"

"That I can tell you."

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #39)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:02 PM

45. Hahahahaha! That's a trump special.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 04:46 PM

41. "It is what it is" always bothered me

More:

"Let's unpack this" - been on the news lately

"Fake news"

"Paradigm shift"

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Response to mvd (Reply #41)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:33 PM

59. All good examples

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:01 PM

43. When football sportscaster says..

“The reason he dropped the pass was he lost concentration”

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:01 PM

44. "At the end of the day." "Things of that nature." "It's a little of both."

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:11 PM

46. The feigned and insincere "Sorry" thrown out when they're not "sorry" at all- usually

pretend cover for some rude move for which they're obviously not "sorry," and keep right on doing whatever they're "sorry" for.

"My bad" which is meant to self-absolve the offender for doing something wrong to someone else. It's a "no apology intended, I did it, I'm getting away with it, so fuck you" statement.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:12 PM

47. " doesn't suffer fools"

Hate that phrase.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:23 PM

51. "When you go to bed with Dogs....



You wake up with Fleas."

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:27 PM

53. enough is enough, all due respect

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:32 PM

58. all of them...

I used tell my daughter when she complained, "it builds character" ...she hated it and I must admit that I do as well

or the infamous "what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger"

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:34 PM

60. The thing about "Think outside the box"

is that the people saying it (the poor managers) are the ones who built the box in the first place! They first lay out the rules in ways designed to be sure that your productivity will go down and be of low quality.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:34 PM

61. "For shits & giggles."

I think it's making an unfortunate comeback. Hadn't heard it in many years. Don't even know why I hate it so much.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:40 PM

62. yummy n/t

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:42 PM

64. Using "literally"

when they mean "figuratively"

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Response to hurl (Reply #64)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 05:48 PM

65. I literally died when you said that

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Response to hurl (Reply #64)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:05 PM

69. My nine year old boy inserts it in literally every sentence.

 

Literally.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #69)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:25 PM

81. My 8 year boy was using literally all the tine.

I don’t know where he picked it up. I asked him to stop using it in conversation.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:12 PM

71. Old School

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Response to utopian (Reply #71)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:18 PM

72. Hmmmm now I have to do a new list

What cliches and hackneyed phrases do I use that drive everyone else crazy? Seems that I use quite a few

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Response to utopian (Reply #71)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 12:50 AM

93. I hate that one.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:19 PM

73. "Have a good one..." for some reason bothers me

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:26 PM

75. optics, pivot n/t

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:43 PM

77. "No problem"

instead of "you're welcome" - drives me damn crazy!

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Response to choie (Reply #77)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:40 PM

83. Yes!

I want to say, "Did I say there was a problem? Maybe you're the one with the fricken problem!"

Oh yeah, I hate "fricken" as well, but I'm sure somebody else has already covered that.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 06:48 PM

78. "We must become more nimble."

Corporate babble.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:34 PM

82. "It was a nightmare,"

particularly when used about situations that are in reality mild annoyances. For example, "The line outside the club was a total nightmare! It must have taken us 10 minutes to get to our table!"

I started noticing this one about 1999. Now it's so commonplace that most people wouldn't even regard it as unusual.

And there's still "I could care less," when of course the speaker means he or she couldn't care less!

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Response to klook (Reply #82)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 01:00 AM

94. Along These Lines

When people say they are “devastated.” You mean your entire family just perished in a fiery car crash? No, my yoga class was cancelled.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:43 PM

84. "Let me be honest with you."

Oh, so you haven't been so far?

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:44 PM

85. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle --

 

1. almost never actually true so hides the truth
2. aids and abets the insidious cause of false equivalency

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:46 PM

86. "It's all good,"

uttered after somebody apologizes, often at work. In this context, "It's all good" usually means "Oh, fuck! Now I have to clean up your mess, plus do my own fuckin' job! I wanna strangle you right now!!"

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:48 PM

88. "At the end of the day"

It seems that everyone interviewed uses this phrase. Once I noticed it, I started doing a mental countdown until the interviewee or analyst says it. Happens nearly every time. Wish I hadn't noticed it - drives me crazy.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 07:57 PM

89. Its God's Will

Makes me clinch my teeth. An excuse for everything.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 09:52 PM

91. Moving Forward! It's like every mid management douche now knows he has to work that in

to his presentation! Then the freakin' CEO says it and looks even dumber!

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 10:59 PM

92. The phrase, "No offense but..."

Something offensive is about to be said.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 01:03 AM

95. Here's another:

"Have a blessed day" or in response to the question "how are you?' you get the response "I'm blessed" AAARRRGHGHHHHH!

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 01:07 AM

96. Everything

happens for a reason. No it doesn’t, generally the stuff people say that about is just pretty damn random.

Also, overnight everything seems to have become a “conversation.” “If he wants to be part of the conversation he better step up his game before Olympics.”

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 08:00 AM

97. Impact weather day. I don't know if this is just my local news channel trying to make this a thing

but I am sooooo sick of this phrase. It is used in every weather forecast to describe a day in which the weather will have some negative effect on something/someone.

It's going to snow - impact weather day
It's going to be freezing cold - impact weather day
It's going to be windy - impact weather day
It's going to rain - impact weather day

Any day that is not 70 and sunny I guess is an impact weather day. I live in the Northeast, we get it!

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Response to seaglass (Reply #97)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 09:14 AM

98. Or 'how to make what's outside the everyone's kitchen window seem like news'

We love you TV news writers but...
...sometimes you stink.


(Sorry Febreze TV commercial writers)

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 10:24 AM

99. Oh yeah! I just remembered one: "If true..."

Try "If this is true" or "If this is accurate" or "If this turns out to be true".

Come on, people. You're not cave men.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 10:44 AM

102. Nothing burger.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #102)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 03:24 PM

114. Yep, that's another one.

Blech.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 10:45 AM

103. "Livin' the dream,"

said in a deadpan voice to indicate "My life is hell and I won't relent until you're as miserable as I am."

I admit, the first couple of times I heard this expression, I thought it was cute. It wears thin pretty quickly, though.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 10:48 AM

104. Born and bred

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 10:55 AM

106. Cool beans

Amazeballs is right up there too.

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Response to tymorial (Reply #106)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 08:04 PM

117. Ut oh.....

Guilty. Holdover from college....

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Response to Bayard (Reply #117)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 09:22 PM

119. Makes me crazy lol

I don't know why.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 11:21 AM

107. The use of hashtag! in real world conversation.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 11:43 AM

108. "Everything happens for a reason"

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 11:47 AM

110. "A big nothingburger"

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 01:33 PM

111. I hate mistakes with such phrases more than any particular phrase ...

Like when someone says 'that doesn't jive with what we know' ... the damn word is JIBE!!! You misheard (or whoever exposed you to it ... got it wrong) and have been saying it wrong, probably forever.

Another major annoyance to me is when people use the word 'anymore' as if it were synonymous with 'nowadays', when it actually means 'any longer'.

Like 'Anymore we go to the beach on Sundays instead of Church'. That kinda shit. Drives me bonkers.

Also hate 'Which Begs The Question ...'

Cause this: https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/53/Begging-the-Question

AFA what was actually asked in the OP, I'll go with 'Have your cake and eat it too'.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 02:33 PM

112. Light at the end of the tunnel.




Interchangeable with ... we're out of the woods.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 03:20 PM

113. Back in the day

I hate that one.

another:
take a listen

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 09:12 PM

118. "Constitutional crisis."

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 07:09 PM

120. "Disruptive" anytime it's celebrated like a GOOD thing (i.e., from Tech Bros)

Next time I hear it I'm going to stab something

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 11:50 PM

121. "Price point" which means exactly the same thing as "price".

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If one word was sufficient for hundreds of years, why do people all of a sudden use two words to say the exact same thing?

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