"but at the same time" (I think Casey Anthony started this)
"So" at the beginning of a sentence that has nothing to do with continuing anything and/or using it as the beginning of an answer to a question
"hard working families" (It's a Brit politician favourite and I want to throw up a little every time I hear it.)
On tv cooking shows: "kicking it up a notch."
It's still pizza or whatever.
"What happens in X, stays in X"
"Jump the shark"
"entitlements" (I know, it's not a phrase.)
"it is what it is"
"throw under the bus"
and the worst:
"at the end of the day"
when someone at work says they will be "out of pocket", which now means they will be unavailable or unreachable. I just started hearing this a few years ago.
"at the end of the day"
"you know what I mean?"
(This appears to be the new catch phrase from every immigrant worker no matter what their field. I hear this from every workers from the newsstand guy, to waiters/waitresses, nurses, office managers at my doctors' offices, basically every immigrant says this instead of "Thank You" or "You're welcome". When did this start?)
The inability Americans have to describe anything except in comparison to something else - usually a tv show or movie. Adjectives are rarely used these days.
Case in point - someone in Oklahoma describing the tornado experience as being "just like the movie Twister".
Jesus. Fucking. Christ.
"If it goes there."
The latest in fuck site personals is "willing to bottom if it goes there." I see this all the time.
Bitch, you are dying to get fucked. You want ALL the dicks up your snatch. If it goes there? Gurl, you were there when you got up this morning.
"when all is said and done"
"at the end of the day" (and when these two are combined)
"buttload (of money)"
"it's all good"
I don't HATE them but they are a little... annoying
"crazy" used as a modifier (e.g. crazy good, crazy gorgeous)
"man..." (the way straight guys compulsively use it as verbal filler and to address each other, ala 'bro').
"Baby bump" AAAuuuuaaauuughhhh!!! I hate this!!!!
[quote]basically every immigrant says this instead of "Thank You" or "You're welcome". When did this start?)
So does every lily white 20/30-something that works in my office building. Your prejudice is showing, miss.
Ax instead of ask.
TONS of space.
TONS of options.
TONS of homework.
[quote]"Jump the shark"
Who knew I'd have such a cultural impact?
"you don't know what you don't know."
THEN FIND OUT!!!!!!!
"So this is happening" followed by an Instagram photo.
"At that point in time." A wordy way of saying "then."
"It is what it is." Except for those times when it isn't.
"Shoot me an email."
"a pop of color"
"back in the day"
"...and all that good stuff"
"person of color"
"show up present"
R28. I agree. Why is "person of color" any better than "colored people? And what are Caucasians- transparent?
"Po-Po" for police
"Cray-Cray" for crazy
"Butch on the streets, a lady in the sheets" [sic]
"sourced" instead of "bought" or "found"
R33 brings to mind these:
"gifted" ("We were gifted a sterling macaroni server by Tom's parents" -- you'd think it was an English country house and a dukedom, not a $45 spork.)
"well curated" (it's never about a museum anymore, is it?)
"price point" (when "price" will not only do but is the correct use)
Gastro Pub (makes me think I'm going to have indigestion and worse after eating there)
What the fuck is house-made? Homemade? Made in-house? You live in the house from Burnt Offerings?
"looks" when describing outfits, saying a "pant" instead of pants
"Shut the front door!"--especially when soccer moms use it in an attempt to be "hip".
[quote]"looks" when describing outfits
In the same vein: "space" instead of "room."
Burly he-men say "pantsies."
man cunt when describing a guy's ass
"Have a good one!"
There are too many clichéd expressions used on hook-up sites to mention.
I've always hated "folks". Condescending.
"If I'm...", usually followed by the name of a team, state, or other non-human entity.
"... in the process of... "
The overuse of "incredibly."
"...at the end of the day"!
" … all butt hurt"
Anything involving Twitter.
"Follow me back!"
I know someone who says" ok babers! Love ya Babers!!!
take it to the next level.
The abuse of the words "amazing", "genius" and "diva".
"crazy busy" as an expression drives me insane. it's a brag disguised as a complaint, all phrased in a ridiculous, juvenile faux hip-speak.
Wicked hard, wicked fun, anything wicked.
This is an AMAZING doughnut.
She is a country music ARTIST.
This new olive oil tapenade is GENIUS.
[quote]" … all butt hurt"
I've been sick of this for a long time. For some reason it's become the favorite putdown of redneck types on the football forums I read. I smell Republican when I see that term.
"over the moon"
[quote]Wicked hard, wicked fun, anything wicked.
Which makes you anti-Boston and therefore, pro-terrorist. Why do you hate America, R58?
I like "wicked." It's not overused where I live, and I have a fond memory of its use in Billy Elliot when Michael told Billy, "I think you'd look wicked."
"It is what it is."
"At the end of the day."
Anyone who says that shit is a reality tv educated moron.
Have you really ever run into something that actually fits that word? Was it a pizza, or a cat? Then you're using it wrong.
Anyone who uses "wicked" is a "tool"! Sorry to burst you're bubble! That's what happens in the big city! With that being said...
In the realm of poor misspellings really catching on, I see this all the time on Facebook comments when somebody posts that a loved one has died:
"I'm sorry for your lost"
"Prays go out to the family"
"straight acting and appearing"
"opens his mouth and a purse falls out"
R47, 'folks' sounds like a word that working-class people used 70 or 80 years ago, but no actual working-class people use now. If you hear it now it's usually some politician(frankly somewhat more likely to be a Democratic one at that) whose about to lay down some total faux-populist bullshit.
Although it's not really a phrase, the next time I hear anyone say "Absolutely" or begin a thought with "So", I'm going to go postal.
R41, really any attempt for soccer moms or anyone over 30 to be hip is really terrible. Like when Gwyneth Paltrow claims to listen to hip hop when cooking her free range chickens.
Not annoying when said by drag queens!
Person 1: Hey, sorry but I had to shoot your cat.
Person 2: What?!?!?!
Person 1: Hey, it is what it is.
Person 2: Oh, ok, I guess that explains and excuses it.
I hate "shut the front door." And my best friend says it all the time.
He speaks in cliches a lot. Every attractive guy is "cute as a bug in a rug." Whenever he sees someone cute, but who's smoking, he says "Too bad he was hit with the ugly stick."
A couple of weeks ago, he told me that he thinks he makes an excellent "hausfrau," that it's what he was born to do (he has a husband--not me). He works with mostly women, and they all seem late 30s/early 40s, so I guess that's where he gets it all.
"Totally! .. (especially when accompanied with "awesome")
And then, when someone recounts a conversation with the following back and forth: "and I was like... and then he goes.. and I'm like... and he goes.. and I'm like.."
Business-speak in general.
"All for the love of Jesus." - What my mother would dismissively insist we say to ourselves whenever anything went wrong, such as a broken arm, lost job, failed relationship, cancer, house explosion, murder attempt or gang rape.
"...you got a problem wid dat?"
No wonder I see so many datalounge threads where people whine because they have no friends. You're all driven to near insanity by people's use of slang.
Slang has been around since the beginning if time. As one catchphrase says, "Get used to it."
"and I'm all"
"ya know what I'm sayin'?" (Afr-Americans used this continually)
R84: Drama Queen. Now and forever. "Driven to near insanity."
[quote][R47], 'folks' sounds like a word that working-class people used 70 or 80 years ago, but no actual working-class people use now. If you hear it now it's usually some politician(frankly somewhat more likely to be a Democratic one at that) whose about to lay down some total faux-populist bullshit.
Unfortunately that's true. It's time they just started using "Volk" - or even "Menschen" or Leute"
I do associate "folks" with politicians, and especially with Al Gore (a man who works overtime at sounding schoolmarmish and talking down to his subjects).
"On the bubble."
use of the word "sick" to describe something that is anything but....as in "he had this SICK penthouse on Central Park West".
"THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT!"
Let's bring back "the cat's meow"
"The cat's meow" is the cat's pajamas.
Authentic, as in the authentic self.
It's called cultural reference r12 and yes it is used a lot in America. I get tired of it too. I am especially sick of it in movies and television. It's lazy.
HATE hate hate "comfortable in one's own skin"
R79, your best friend sounds like an unmitigated moron.
Is that to imply they got fucked up the ass r61?
R99, yes, I am glad you asked that. I have never heard that phrase. What the hell does "butt hurt" mean?
I hate it when someone begins a sentence/thought with "I mean." "I mean" should only be used to clarify a previous sentence or thought.
"I always give 110%." (Job candidates unfailingly trot this one out to show how dedicated they are. It just makes them look liek they have no grasp of basic math.)
And I cannot grasp a basic concept liek spelling. Sorry.
R102, properly chagrined
[quote] Drama Queen Now and forever. "Driven to near insanity."
Phrases You Hate.
Not "phrases that are somewhat annoying."
Drama back at ya.
Stop sucking my dick.
Off the hook
Get 'er done
Shabby chic (an oxymoron if ever there was one)
When gay men refer to each other as "she" "her" "girl" etc. I cringe.
R106, I disagree about "Shabby Chic". It isn't a phrase. It is the name of a very specific style of interior design. Now you may hate that style (I wouldn't blame you), but the name accurately describes the style. It is basically English Country Cottage re-imagined for the Southern Ca climate, with the inherent(tastefully) worn fabrics and furniture to imply cozy comfort.
[quote]When gay men refer to each other as "she" "her" "girl" etc. I cringe.
Lighten up, Mary.
Kind of, R98, but he's also one of the kindest, most wonderful human beings I've ever known.
"Are you serious?" That seems to be a favorite of black women for some reason.
Anyone who calls anyone a "special little snowflake" deserves to be purged from the earth.
At the end of the day
...that America is the greatest country on earth.
"Awesome!" about trivial things like shoes.
Religious people should reserve it for the second coming -- because how would they react to that if they routinely described their new brand of cat litter as "awesome!"?
The rest of us should use it only for natural phenomena like rainbows, erupting volcanoes, bee swarms, etc.
Hearing "veggies" instead of "vegetables" makes me want to rip someone's tongue out, so they can neither eat, nor say, "veggies" ever again.
The one that makes my head explode is "webinar". Please make it go away!
I cannot stand when people say someone "threw me under the bus."
Cray cray. That sounds so stupid. Just say crazy.
When people say they *are* their disease instead of saying they *have* the disease. I just read a thread in which someone described a friend as being BPD. If I suffered from this disorder, I'd say I *have* the disorder.
I see it a lot with ADD?ADHD.
R75 wins!!! Second choice "Hella..." If you've spent any time in the SF bay area, you'll know what I mean.
"Own it" instead of "Take responsibility for..." and "Delish!!!" sends me round the bend.
I hate "yummy."
And the new and moronic "num, num, num," presumably the sound you make while you eat, which should not exist, because no one worthwhile makes mouth noise.
"Sammiches", or "Sammies" for Sandwiches, ESPECIALLY printed on a menu!
Crush. Kill. Destroy.
Add nom-nom-nom to r126, different spelling, same infantile meaning. Who decided everyone needs to read about your diet?
WHO'S YER DADDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"For all we know."
It only hurts at first... trust me.
"bible-thumping." We get it. No need to make the description more annoying.
"We're pregnant" -- that's impossible!
"Out of" instead of "in," e.g., "Tyler Shields is a photographer based out of LA." When did it stop being "Tyler Shields is a photographer based in LA"?
It's not just bad grammar, it's informationally illogical. You're based [italic]out of[/italic] LA? Where are you based, then, San Francisco? New York? Sheboygan?
"sex on a stick"
"He's got your back."
There are many I dislike, but this one makes me wince every time.
You know what makes me cringe? When something is "to perfection" on a menu. "Grilled to perfection" "baked to perfection". Makes me crazy.
"outside the box"
Even worse, IYM, R143, is "nearing completion."
But the one I hate the most today is "amazeballs." I'd like to slice off the balls of whoever thought that was a good word.
Any idea who it might be, anyone? Where did you first hear "amazeballs"? (and "on the internet" isn't specific enough).
Can I drop you off somewhere?
I know someone who still says "NOT!" as in.."You look so pretty today! NOT!" ugh
[quote]But the one I hate the most today is "amazeballs." I'd like to slice off the balls of whoever thought that was a good word.
It didn't have balls, the thing that created "amazeballs."
Do the math.
Viable option. Isn't it just an option?
The two that drive me crazy are:
1. It is what it is.
2. At the end of the day....
Both are completely overused!
Grow a pair
"step up to the plate"
"team player" - it's an office, not a fucking baseball game
on the same page
like a fat kid on a smarty
back in the day
and the words: curate and diaspora
"like a fat kid on a smarty"
Hadn't heard this one but it's hilarious!
I'm using it!
[quote]like a fat kid on a smarty
I have no idea what this means.
[quote]back in the day
I say this all the time. What would you say instead, R155? I've tried to think of something that's universally appropriate and carries the same meaning, but BITD is all I come up with.
I can't tell you how much I cringe when I hear people say:
"Your pussy stinks"
"You're on my last nerve!"
"...owns this thread."
"loosing, instead of losing"
"the one and only..."
"needs no introduction.."
"I couldn't be where I am, without..."
"I'm so honored to be allowed to breathe the same air as..."
I made up the last one
R162 wins the thread with
[quote]"loosing, instead of losing"
I never saw that (mis)spelling until I read it (over and over and over and over) on the internet. I think more people actually spell it wrong.
R155 here. I guess the thing I hate about "back in the day" the most is that some people use it in reference to something that didn't happen that very long ago.
I tend to think of something happened "back in the day" as something which took place decades or generations ago.
R164 Trust me, when I say "back in the day," I'm talking decades.
It has gotten to be that way, R166, hasn't it?
" Taco licker"
-wait for it-
"Darwin at work" has become so overused/misused and cliched that I expect to see it in the comment section of every news article involving someone who has done something stupid which caused his own death. I cringe when I see it now.
I don't think many even understand how Darwinism is at play.
"Chill" when it's not used as the verb is actually is, e.g.:
[quote]It's got a chill vibe.
Make it "Pop"
Whoever invented amazeballs deserves cutoffballs, but she's a girl.
I also hate "It's all good," especially when uttered at a moment of disappointment.
Also, "so good" as a reply to an inquiry about how things are going.
The proper response to "How are you?" is something equivalent to "fine." Not "terrible" and not "excellent."
"eye-raped" - this twat from TMZ coined that one I believe, she was at a party and Kevin Costner "eye-raped" her. . .she's an idiot and Harvey doesn't give her much screentime.
You remind me that I cringe inside every time I hear someone say "eye candy," R177.
[quote]I hate "yummy."
Along with all of its variations: yummo, yum, yum-yum.
I like "eye rape."
Yes, "yummy" isn't.
"What" is inevitably followed by "the fuck" (or "the FUCK"' to indicate extreme incredulity)
These make the writer sound both common and at a loss for words.
Can a mess be anything but "hot"?
Can a hardon be anything but "raging"?
"Basically" to mean "in essence" or "net" or--most often--nothing.
"Actually" seeming to correct a misapprehension where, in fact, none exists.
[quote] I disagree about "Shabby Chic". It isn't a phrase. It is the name of a very specific style of interior design.
It's a shitty, ugly look where cheap looking shit is "distressed" to make it look even shittier and uglier.
It takes one to know one.
Doing my happy dance. That phrase just screams frau. I see it quite a bit when a woman finds a good deal at the grocery store.
This is old, but I always hated "pull up your socks"
I also hate how modern liberalism has melted it's brain on too much identity politics and incessantly uses 'community' for everything. The word may sort of have it's place occasionally but it's really overused.
The gay community. The BDSM community. The otherkin community. The furry community. The obese community. The pro-ana community. The follically challenged community.
Ass hat/ass clown (If any proof was needed Brits come up with cool lingo, while yanks these days only create naff ones, these are it.)
Own. (Used as a takedown: " I owned him/her/it")
Best/Worst/Biggest X Evah! (Now picked up the media, so its early death is likely.
5/10/20 Top/Best/Worst/Mistakes/Somethings You Can't Live Without/Can't Afford To Miss Before You Die etc etc Online Article Headlines (Shit Click-Through Journalism by $5 Bucks an hour Desperates.)
"killing it" for "succeeding wildly."
[quote]The latest in fuck site personals is "willing to bottom if it goes there." I see this all the time. Bitch, you are dying to get fucked. You want ALL the dicks up your snatch. If it goes there? Gurl, you were there when you got up this morning.
If it ain't stiff it ain't work a fuck.
pick your brain
Using "cos" instead of because.
"Thank you guys for (...)!"
"the mecca of...." I have no desire to go to Meca. So telling me that some place is the "mecca of good food" or the "mecca of hot music" isn't going to get me there.
"can I get an Amen?"
Save it for church, please. If you want to know if I agree, just ask.
"Laters" for good bye.
"It's all good"
Surreal . . .
any sentence with the word bae in it (example: "If you ugly & you call me bae, I'm swinging on you. I don't care."
Except in threads like this, I never hear people say "folks."
R202 I prefer "you folks" to "you bitches"
"with that being said"
"there's always a light at the end of the tunnel"
"God will never give you what you can't handle"
"there's more fish in the sea"
Good lord, learn proper English.
R204, add to that "Everything will be all right in the end. If it isn't all right, it isn't the end."
HUH??? Did you ever hear of DEATH????
"It is what it is"
This is the most passive saying.
"My bitter, deadly, unending curse upon you, boy".
I just hate that one.
Said by people who think they're cute. They are not.
No really, it is. It threw up in an airplane.
a pox on you.
"jumping the shark".
Lite oral As in diet oral?
Meaningless foodie speak, like "farm to table" and "snout to tail."
Those phrases have meaning, R217.
"God only gives you as much as you can handle".
No, that's what PTSD is for.
R218 Really? What exactly does "farm to table" mean? Doesn't pretty much ALL food start out on a farm and end up on a table? I know they're trying to imply that food goes directly from the farm to your table, but of course that only happens if you happen to live on the farm. There are always intermediate steps.
R220, I was thinking the same thing. There's a cafe in the Chelsea market in NYC called Farm To Table (fuck off, people who eat there) and there was a page in the current West Elm catalog I browsed that showed some shabby chic dining room furniture with "Farm To Table" written at the top of the page.
The absolute worst turn of phrase to gain popularity in very recent times is "Because" followed by a noun and a period. "Listening to ELO and making pancakes because Saturday." Or "Because why not." So incredibly juvenile and cloying. Where did THAT start? Can we trace its origin? It's way worse than 'amazeballs' in my opinion.
"You're sad", when the person really means "I hate you and disagree with you and need to feel superior to you. Oh, and definitely not sad."
Also see: "You're pathetic".
I see this on DL all the time.
Can't you people "hug it out?" Seriously, "stay classy".
I liked these phrases when new, but now, "not so much". "Meh."
That was "Oh the Humanity! I've OD'd on clichés!
I don't know what happened in the author line in R223.
Slowly butt Shirley
Anything that reeks of frau.
Reading "happy dance" makes me want to kill.
Also shit I hear silly women say in work situations. "She is such a marketing rock star". Oh, you mean she shows up two hours late, has a raging drug problem, trashes hotel rooms and has a ridiculous rider on her contract?
Any social media speak.
"Not a problem"
"24/7" ...I don't know why, it just bugs the shit out of me!
"No worries". This is is especially vexing, as it is a huge go-to phrase for complete morons!
I was in Whole Foods last week and two co-workers were near the food bar when one asked the other how they were doing. One replied "living the dream."
Uh, reality check. You work in a grocery store.
Will somebody please shit in my mouth?!
R205 The correct English would be "Wassup?"
I don't understand the problem with "no worries" or "no problem." They're just synonyms for "you're welcome."
Is this just a generational thing?
R238 They may be used in place of "you're welcome," but they're hardly synonyms.
"do the heavy lifting"
"it's a game-changer"
"With due respect"
"At the end of the day"
"First of all..."
"It is what it is"
Why would it be a problem? It's your [italic]job[/italic], you ninny. We're not disturbing you while you're lounging on the chaise, one mule on the floor, the other dangling off your left foot, as you eat bonbons and watch Y&R. It's your job. Of course there's "no problem."
"So" needlessly inserted at the start of a sentence.
I'm noticing the "so" thing too.
What is the purpose of the "so?"
So who started this shit?
"So" at the beginning of a sentence is not acceptable in written prose, but it is perfectly fine to say.
Is "so..." a New York thing? I've heard it all my life. It's nothing new.
I have a friend who will tell you a story and pause and then say, "So." I never have any idea what he expects me to say after that, but it's a habit with him and it's 20 times in every conversation. Awkward.
"So I go to explain" ....
The "I go" "He goes" "She goes"
drive me crazy.
When someone posts on FB what they're doing (cooking dinner or something equally bland) and ends with "Life is good." What's the point of that?
I think it is, R248. I hear it all the time too.
"In a New York Minute"
Someone on my Facebook always ends his posts with "What else can go right?"
He is so full of shit and completely in denial about daily life. It reminds me of "serenity now!" from Seinfeld.
Oh! Also on FB - when someone posts a status about something great that they did or that happened to them that day and ends it with, "And how was YOUR Thursday?" with the implication that no way was it as good as theirs.
Very rarely do I go racial, but I have to on this because I've only heard white guys using this word.
When calling each other "Bro", they purposely pronounce it 'Brah'.
Majorly done at the firm I work for (Advertising).
I always thought that the term "Brah" was a California accented way of speaking; used only over steroid ed assholes who have less than three working brain cells.
If people are saying Brah they are most likely being mocking or ironic.
I hate it when White people try to speak "Black" or act Black.
As an English person who generally likes Americana very much...
yet..."right now..." sort of bugs me and you guys use it A LOT.
Talking of which...English people who say 'You guys' bug me.
"Thinking out of the box" seems to be very hated. I like it.
I LOATH people calling England "The UK"...WITH A PASSION.
Second to that, people who call America "The States". America is a beautiful word...USE IT! Thanks.
R260 re: England vs. UK --- The problem is that too many Americans use "England" when they are referring to Great Britain (and/or the UK.) Isn't it preferable to use "the UK" where it's appropriate?
Also, many people in South and Central America do not like the fact that the US has co-opted the word "America" for its exclusive use. That's why "the US," "the USA," or "the States," is often preferable.
R47, I have a Japanese friend who says "ah, so" frequently. The way he says it is a little different than you may be familiar with. He will end a sentence with "...ah", pause, the start a new sentence with 'So...". It took me a year to pick-up on the realization that he was saying the phrase, "ah, so", that is sometimes associated with the Japs.
"Go big, or go home."
"Put on your big girl panties"!
[quote]I LOATH people calling England "The UK"...WITH A PASSION.
I thought that's what you wanted us to call it. What do you want us to call it? I'll call it Shit City if that will make you happy. But we need to know.
And that's "LOATHE," not "LOATH."
"easy-peasy" -- peasy is not even a word
"easy-greasy" is Southern and better. E-Z, GREE-Z
R268 is wheezy-sleazy.
Saying "north of ___" when talking about the temperature outside or the price of something.
Brah is how people in Hawaii pronounce "bro". I never once heard "brah" in California until the last couple years, even then it is only from people from out of state that think it sounds authentic to say "Cali", "NorCal", "S.D." and "Frisco".
Straight guy phrases:
"Gayer than AIDS" (anything they don't like)
"Beating cheeks" or "getting brains" (getting a blowjob)
"Raw dog" (no condom)
"Bitched out" (quit)
"Price point" for "price."
When is it ever appropriate to use 'price point'? Such a queer term. When I worked in retail, the head of the shipping & receiving department was trying to help me locate an item and he asked "What's the price point?" I looked at him quizzically and he asked "what's the price?" Why couldn't he have just said that to begin with? Douche.
"Why don't you shine a different lens on the data and come back to me?".
1) Shits and giggles.
2) Bucket list.
3) When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
4) You can build a better mousetrap, but the world isn't going to beat a path to your door.
Off-topic, but related:
Any internet acronym (LOL, OMG).
Singers pronouncing "You" with a CH-sound: How Do I Live Withoww Choo"
[quote]Singers pronouncing "You" with a CH-sound: How Do I Live Withoww Choo"
Doan choo just hate that!
I hate "shits and giggles" too.
Because sluts are entitled to SO MUCH respect & should NEVER be ashamed.
"At the end of the day"
At the end of the day, I want to smack you across your smug face for using such an insipid phrase.
[quote]Second to that, people who call America "The States". America is a beautiful word...USE IT! Thanks.
"America" refers to a continent that includes North America, South America and a number of islands. It's improper and confusing to say "America" when referring to the United States of America.
"States" is the shortened version of "United States of America," which is a bit of a mouthful in casual conversation.
"she went missing" instead of "she is missing"
finding something "suspect" instead of "finding something suspicious"
"I'm loving this" versus "I love this" or "I loved that"
[quote]It's improper and confusing to say "America" when referring to the United States of America.
Nonsense. Most people all over the world say it and don't for a second think you're talking about fucking Brazil or Canada.
[quote]It's improper and confusing to say "America" when referring to the United States of America.
That's what I found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Brazil.
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R278, I cannot abide "bucket list." How that stupid phrase that came from a stupid movie became so prolific is a mystery.
Just more proof of how idiotic this society has become.
two additional ones:
"like white on rice"
"the chickens have come home to roost"
"From dude to dad"
"To graduate (a school)" vs. the correct "to graduate FROM (a school)."
Also, "on accident. It should be "by accident" or "accidentally."
"Old News", as is this thread from May, 2013.
[quote]Singers pronouncing "You" with a CH-sound: How Do I Live Withoww Choo"
But, unlike the French, that's one of the very few chances when English-speakers get to slide, oh-so-musically, from the end of a word to the beginning of another.
Another one - but *much* posher sounding - is 'Not-tat-tall' (for 'not at all'). Très Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge is ya r nasty).
"end all be all"
It's "be all end all." The other is backwards and doesn't even make sense. But I never hear it used correctly anymore - only in that backward form. I don't know how or why that happened.
"Based off of " instead of "based on" drives me insane.
"not your grandmother's _______"
"not your grandfather's _______"
"not your mother's _______"
"not your father's _______"
Any of these. All of these. Meant to sound edgy and hip but soooooo overused to render it dull.
Besides, it makes the speaker sound like an idior... someone who believes he or she is so hip and "now" that anything that existed before is hopeless... usually the opposite is true.
[quote]Hearing "veggies" instead of "vegetables" makes me want to rip someone's tongue out, so they can neither eat, nor say, "veggies" ever again.
"undies" is even worse.
The misuse and over use of the words "amazing" and "awesome."
A thesaurus is available on line for free, god-fucking damn it.
And another thing, I'm sick of sports analogies, especially in politics.
Does anyone know what R300 is talking about?
Is it like "That's so...Raven" for one example?
"That's so 1996?" Maybe?
I only see or hear "good ole'" used ironically.
What R298 said, and:
two wrongs don't make a right
in the fullness of time
Something "is a thing"
That's so, It's so, etc.
He's like, She's like, They're like, etc.
Bizspeak, e.g., think outside the box, hit the ground running, multi-tasker, etc.
Verbs used in continuous form, e.g., I'm loving/liking/wanting, etc.
"the ___________ thing"
All the ridiculous terms that sanctimonious PC types love to spout incessantly:
You left out RACIST!, R306.
OMG! That's SOOOooo Chanel #4....
Where anything can happen...and usually does!
I've never heard anyone say the hated phrases in R310 and R309 anywhere but in R310 and R309.
"As an American..."
Describing people as 'the real deal'...makes me want to puke, usually used for people who are not.
Also..."talk the talk and walk the talk".
"Who has two thumbs and..."
"Life is what you make it"
"They are so cliquey"
the phrase I absolutely HATE is:
"The REALITY is..."
"This is happening"
"So, this just happened"
"This is everything!!"
"Sometimes blah blah blah happens..." when they mean it just happened today. One time. So precious.
The metro card put an end to, "That and a token will get you on the subway."
For example, "i have a PhD in music"
"That and a token will get you on the subway."
Nope, it didn't, R321. People still say it.
"The Contract is UP!"
Shut it down!
A slight hiccup
tiresome, tedious, notorious are all gay adjectives you simply don't hear in the straight world.
Please add insufferable to that ^^^
So, from age 18 through 22 I worked in various customer service roles until I was done with college. I know this sounds excessively nit-picky and I'm just as guilty of using this one as everyone else, but I really think that when you're providing customer service to someone, you should avoid the phrase "no problem". It automatically suggests that, in fact, there WAS a problem. I know it sounds silly, but I always tried to avoid that one, whether I was a lowly cashier, a waiter or a manager.
[quote]Nope, it didn't, [R321]. People still say it.
Nope and yep.