'Hand-crafted'? Please? It's meaningless and stupid-sounding. I just saw an ad for 'hand-crafted wine' -- what!? Does that mean every grape was hand-squoze? Jeebus PETE!
Even dumber are glitzy bars that tout 'hand-crafted cocktails'. Oh-hhh, man. That's SPECIAL.
OP, I dare you to go to Portland and say that!
I agree. Let us add "curated" and "artisanal" while we're at it.
Is there room on the list for "farm-to-table?"
Not unless they retired artisanal first.
Co-sign R2. I *hate* the current bastardized use of curated. Hand-crafted, artisanal, locally sourced, jus (it's graxy, people), foam. It's not the Guggenheim, it's a coffee shop with a blackboard.
"Organic" is a lie.
House-made! Dear god, I hate that term.
No one in Portland would hear a thing, R1. They're drinking the artisanal Kool-Aid.
Thank you, thank you, thank you r4.
I must admit that crystal went from 'hand-blown' to 'mouth blown, hand cut'.
That was an improvement.
Add "to perfection" to the list.
Best thread in YEARS.
Replace artisanal with surprisanal
That one's hilarious. Never heard it before.
I hate 'stay at home Mom'.
Woops, didn't notice [R6}.
R6 What does "graxy" mean? Now seems like the perfect time to ask. Please, please, please, what is "graxy"?!?
My beard, your ass.
At this point in time. (Just say NOW damnit!)
Fictional novel. (Just say NOVEL. Novels are fiction!)
But handcrafted things usually turn out much better than footcrafted things.
[R11] Fuck the wine! Those of us in Portlandia prefer homegrown weed.
I've started to notice the word "bespoke" cropping up more and more lately. Fuckers.
Squoze should be retired.
I agree with all of you except R8, in that "house-made" is indicative of the possibility of higher quality if they're talking about pasta, for example.
Restaurants no longer have bars. Instead they offer 'hand- crafted cocktail programs, small batch local brews and regional artisanal wine flights.'
Just STFU and bring me a goddamn Pabst.
-r15- Ha ha! Good one!
This reply has been Hand Crafted.
They can say or think whatever they want in Portland. I don't care and I daresay a lot of people on this site don't care, either.
I love R27
"Just STFU and bring me a goddamn Pabst."
Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!
"Decorator Colors" ...
"Suitable for Framing" ...
"Bound to be a Collector's Item."
Yes R9! I was at a condo open house and the realtor kept saying how the kitchen was made from sustainable resources.
Adding "event" to something that already is an event, to make it sound classier, I guess. Weather event, sales event.
Can we please keep "fancy?"
R38, only in relation to ketchup.
Accident working at Exit 18. No there was just an accident nothing is working. I heard one bubble headed traffic reporter claim "there is a deer strike working ". What is working the deer that was hit or the vechicle that hit it? Probably neither.
How about butter, R39?
"Curated" - see this all the time now on pretentious internet shopping portals. It's not an exhibition at the Guggenheim, for fuck's sake.
No, R41. Just ketchup.
artisenal well water named Voss in glass.
R42, see R6.
R45, R42 and R6, see R2.
I've noticed that "artisanal" seems very much in decline.
Somewhat mercifully, "hand-crafted" is more easily overlooked, as with racing past the instances of "and", "of", and "the" in a paragraph.
There's no word, though, that screams CUNT so loudly as "curated". It's even more grating than "gifted" as a verb. "Curated" is the real enemy.
And "parent" as a verb. You don't "parent" children -- you "raise" or "rear" them.
Thank you OP. Just the other day I saw an ad for Subway or some such place, yakking about how their sandwiches are hand crafted. I'm like WTF? Of course they're hand crafted. No one expects a robot to be back there making them. Then again, the idea of a robot making sandwiches is pretty cool.
r17 NAILED it. Thread closed.
Dunkin Donuts sells - or used to sell- "artisan bagels." As if there are budding Michelangelos in the kitchen baking little masterpieces back there.
Sure if we can retire the ever so idiotic "self loathing" and "internalized homophobia".
Yay for whoever posted the term 'accident working'. Jeebus. In that same category, I would vote to retire 'breaking news', since most of this breathless blather is about nothing more than someone tricking out his lawnmower with American flags and shit and riding it down Main Street in Podunk, USA. It has become totally meaningless.
I vote 'mani/pedi' -- makes. me. want. to. STAB.
...not so much...
Starbucks used to advertise their handcrafted lattes. So annoying.
Also the overuse of the word "fantastic" with that pretentious inflection, finTASTIC.
Well, the word 'amazing' and its ugly cousin, 'awesome' have been relegated to the useless/meaningless pile, too.
the use of the word 'kiddos' for 'children'. Oh, GAWD!!!!!!! Make it STOP!!!!!
Free gift. Redundant.
Hero. The meaning has been so diluted everyone can be a hero for some trivial reason. If all you are doing is your job, you may be brave, but you are not necessarily a hero.
'hand-made' pies. WTF? What else would you make them with, a vestigial udder?!
[quote]I vote 'mani/pedi'
Agreed, R54 -- right up there with "vacay" & "cray cray".
[quote]the use of the word 'kiddos' for 'children'.
Yes, R60 -- & "kinder" for "kindergarten": "Kinder classes start soon" -- "Kinder carpools available now" -- "Any kinder playdates next week?" -- etc.
Can't we all just speak like adults?
It annoyed me to read that phrase by a chain restaurant which used it to describe its burgers.
If you are a "stay-at-home mom" but you have a nanny for your children, you are not actually a "stay-at-home mom," but a "lazy cunt."
Tea Party. It means nothing because they all run as republicans. That old saying a pig in lipstick is still a pig applies here.
Cultural appropriation, since nobody seems able to use it correctly.
Luxury and Gourmet.
'bikini wax'. Um, yer not waxing a bikini; yer waxing a big ol' hairy SNATCH. Call it what it is. Snatch Wax.
Not a phrase, but the fake porno lyrics "Bow-chicka-bow-wow" that people use when alluding to sex.
It's so fucking played out, and has been since the nineties.
I'll tell you what I'm sick of -- it's something I've named "the listification of American tabloid journalism," both printed and electronic.
Here's is the latest egregious example of this ridiculous pandering to the ADD generation.
It's called the Buzzfeed website but really, it's proliferation is rampant and stupefying.
It's like they took the idea of a condensed book and translated it to a magazine article and then reduced that to short, quick read lists for the Idiotic Generation (Gen "I" -- my name for target readers.)
R26, I've been seeing whilst pop up all over--and not from the British. The last person was a clerk at the office.
Issues. Be honest, you mean problems.
"cooked to perfection" need to be retired. Restaurants that use it never do anything to perfection.
"Live on our air." Horrid. Started hearing it on our local NPR station a year or two ago ("If you can't catch the Joe Blow Show *live on our air*, you can download the podcast....").
Recently while flipping channels, I heard some Foxbot chick use the term. Double ugh.
Whatever happened to "If you can't catch it live"? Or "If you miss it"?
Pre-owned vehicles. They're used, dumb-asses!
Potted Meat Food. What does that mean!?
I love how Grandpa R76 just discovered Buzzfeed.
Whenever talk show hosts introduce a movie star's clip, they (without fail) say "Take a look."
Totally agree with R76. More evidence of people's need to be spoon-fed information in tiny little bites for their tiny little minds.
R86, the weirdest is when they use "Special Guest" in a movie. What the fuck? Isn't EVERYONE making a special guest appearance in a finite movie?
Also agree with R61. Ever since 9/11 anyone and everyone in a uniform is a hero.
r87 -- I have no doubt that it was a Gen "I" punk who came up with the "tl;dr" put down.
"Too long; didn't read."
They write this when they are too lazy to read what they deem an overlong post or text or e-mail.
They have the attention span of a gnat; handfuls of Adderall tablets will not help these dimwits.
Heaven help their children.
Excellence -- especially when connected to just about any public school system. What a crock of shit!
My niece went to the Magic Kingdom last week and I am looking at the map she brought back. One of the restaurants features "hand-scooped ice cream."
I thought tl;dr was the abbreviation for trolldar?
R90, just wanted to thank you. I never knew what tl:dr meant until today. This is a serious post.
"Can you unpack that?"
That is used in academia and increasingly in the corporate world not to refer to unpacking things but rather to elaborate on or break down a statement. It's grating.
"No problem" instead of "You're welcome'. So-oooo grating!!!
Ditto on waiters, etc. calling a group of women 'Guys'.
'Natural' used in the description of just about any product.