[quote]You can''t bullshit a bullshitter.\
what a dumb retort! Post your favorite ''stupid'' sayings!
"Post your favorite ''stupid'' sayings!"
[quote]I could care less.\
So fucking annoying.
I always thought that "I could care less.." was a sarcastic version of the statement "I couldn''t care less".
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice shame on me.
R3, really? I thought it was a dumb Americanism...
It is what it is.
It is what it is. Really? And exactly is it really?
Everything happens for a reason.
Stupid is as stupid does.
No matter where you go, there you are.
It could well be. I don''t really know. I say it now and then, but say it like there''s another clause. %0D\
"I could care less... but it would be hard".
At the end of the day...
I''m with R3. I always thought that "I could care less" was sarcastic -- with an implied, wry question mark. Sort of a Yiddishe reading.\
Anyway, I really don''t like "Cool beans." \
And I LOATHE "I''ll pray for you." or "Please pray for X." I''m not a rabid atheist, but it''s SO presumptuous.
Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me .... You can''t get fooled again.
"When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade." The wingnut Sharron Angle actually said that when explaining why she''s opposed to abortions for rape and incest victims.
There''s what''s right and there''s what''s right, and ne''er the twain shall meet
Hi, you''re young and you got your health, what do you want with a job?
"In for a penny, in for a pound." What the hell does a pound have to with a penny?
Same as "in for a dime, in for a dollar", r18. Except it''s in the UK.%0D\
It means "once you have invested in a project you must go through with it, even if that involves much more expense that you expected"
"I''m not here to make friends..."
Every reality show contestant.
[quote]"I could care less" was sarcastic\
Very, very rarely. Most of the time, people are just idiots.
"Turn the other cheek." Yeah, right. "Be a pussy" is more like it. What fag came up with that?
The Republican Party
I''ll tell you, but then I might have to kill you.
"Pretty is as pretty does" and all its variations.%0D\
I never, ever understood what that meant.
"epic fail", "that''s so random"\
Ugggh, fucking OVER it.
"massive fail" - anything "________ cail"\
Especially used by anyone over the age of 14.
That would be "______ fail"
I gave it 110%!
At the end of the day
I''d like to extend R28 to anything said on a reality tv programme.\
"It was such an emotional journey!"\
"This is the most imporant day OF MY LIFE"
What are you going to do?
"If I could just change one persons life then it would be worth it".\
it was in the last place I looked...%0D\
really, did you keep looking after you found it?%0D\
"It''s a no-brainer."
Please tell me you''re kidding, R15. For the love of God, tell me you''re kidding that she said it!
"There''s more than ping pong in the life of a ching chong."
"Just remember, God never gives you more than you can handle."\
What a piece of shit thing to say to someone whose life is circling the drain.
"All over it like white on rice."%0D\
"In a perfect world...." especially when uttered in sanctimonious tones.
"I call bullshit."
"We are the ones we''ve been waiting for."
Along the lines of R38:\
"What doesn''t kill you makes you stronger"
"you bet your ass"
"Yes we can!"*\
*Well, we could, but we probably won''t. Subject to capricious limitations. Not valid if effort is required or inconvenience may be incurred. Only at participating locations. Someday. Be patient.
The offensive, but still bantered about freely:\
"That is so gay".
"I''m just saying"
I hate it when people say, "He happens to be gay." I understand they''re trying to say that sexuality is arbitrary, but it sounds so stupid. I always want to say, "God, I hate when that happens."\
"I''m gay, but I''m so much more than just gay." Oh, okay, Mary.
"Have a blessed day."\
"What goes around comes around."\
"God does not make mistakes."
[quote]really? I thought it was a dumb Americanism...\
Of course you did.
I bet you do that for a lot of things
I LOATHE when fraus say: "Yeppers!".
"God don''t like ugly".\
Then why the Hell do so many good things happen to people who shit on the world?
"Live each day as though it were your last."%0D\
Pseudo-profund advice, what is it supposed to mean? How would you get the max out of a 24 hour period even if you knew for certain that it was to be your last? And would you really have the strength to put yourself (and everyone else around you) through that sort of test every day?
Every day you are one day closer to death, R53. \
Time''s a wastin''.
["God don''t like ugly".]\
R52 I always thought this was a corruption of "God don''t make ugly" - a saying which is as easy to disprove by simply going to Wal-Mart.
God made Adam and Eve. Not Adam and Steve. LOL.
"People are people"
Any dumbass management-speak: \
Let''s run it up the flagpole\
but especially odious is any management speak that tries to be war or military related\
''the guys from purchasing are in their war room''\
''we''d be ok if we didn''t have so many FNGs in sales''\
and of course any middle manager, or anyone really, who quotes from The Art Of War.
A bit more philosophical but here goes:
I was always annoyed by the "golden rule" which, at first glance, seems to make sense in a fuzzy touchy feely love your fellowman kind of way. According to Wiki, the Golden Rule is:
The Golden Rule or ethic of reciprocity is an ethical code, or a morality, that states (in four forms, see table below) the following:
One should treat others according to how one would like others to treat one's self (positive, passive form)
Treat others as you would like to be treated (positive, active form)
One should not treat others in ways one would not like to be treated (prohibitive, passive form)
Do not treat others in ways you would not like to be treated (prohibitive, active form. Also called the Silver Rule)
Now all this is very nice on MY part. But it also empowers people to treat me according to THEIR value. And this statement assumes that people share the same values. But while I would extend help, for example, ,to a woman who wanted an abortion, others would not and they would be following the golden rule because they would not want someone helping their own daughter/friend in the same situation.
I would, obviously, agree that all adult humans can marry one other adult human regardless of gender (how carefully did I phrase that?) but too many others would not agree to that and can still follow the Golden Rule because they would not want it for themselves or their own families.
It might have been more meaningful at some point, but when we get the various religious fanatics point of views in the diverse cultures around the world (and in the US) this statement is meaningless.
Have A Nice Day pissed me off for all of its banality only to replaced by Have A Blessed Day which pisses me off for all of its Christian fundy superiority.
What goes up, must come down.
I cannot believe nobody has mentioned "change is good", or any of the numerous variations on that theme. Moving from the Warsaw Ghetto to an extermination camp was "change", but it was not "good". Progress is good. Change is simply change. What I hate about this phase is that it is invariably used by someone pushing through his/her own agenda at the expense of others. \
The other phrase I cannot stand is, "You cannot make an omelet without breaking the eggs." Again, this is usually used by someone who is destroying something that does not belong to him/her to promote his/her agenda. Actually, you can make an omelet by blowing out the eggs creating minimal damage. That kind of thinking is too prissy for the faux warriors that us the above phrase.
One that drives me nuts because nobody says it correctly is, "You cannot have your cake and eat it too." Well, of course, you have to "have" you cake in order to eat it. The phrase is "You cannot eat you cake and have it too." This makes more sense
I have never heard the phrase "Have a blessed day" outside of DLers complaining about it ad nauseum.
My idiot of a father always says "case closed" to end an argument. Omfg, shut up.
Pretty is as pretty does.\
This means that the beauty a person has comes from the way he acts, not the way he looks.\
The sentiment is ok, but it is overused.\
The other day I heard: "Stupid is as stupid does." Maybe somebody can explain that to me.
Right, and you can add, "Have a good one."\
When I hear this stuff, I say, "Who''s doing the blessing?" and "Have a good what?"
I always want to quietly say Praise Ganesha but I work for a government relief office and these poor Christians have no sense of humor.
r66, is that anything like Thread Closed??
''He''s someone who calls a spade a spade''.%0D\
''He doesn''t suffer fools gladly''. Who does?%0D\
''Common or garden...''%0D\
People who say ''Hmm hmm'' instead of ''You''re welcome'' (that one''s American).
''I''m a Christian''.%0D\
Yes, you and a billion others.
What''s with young people? When I say thank you they say No Problem.\
If it were a problem I wouldn''t be thanking you, you stupid millenial fuck.
"Well, you''re entitled to your opinion."\
Yes. As a sentient human being, I was already aware of that, you patronizing asshole.\
Also, I wouldn''t even call this an expression, but I find it really strange when people use "Okay" as an interjection, as if to show they''re following what you''re saying even when there can be no doubt that they are. For instance:\
Strange person: Where are you from?\
Me: I was born in New York City--\
Me: --but I lived in Los Angeles for a long time--\
SP: Okay. Okay.\
Me: --and now I live in New York City again.\
(Oh, another expression I hate: "WTF?!")
R74, you''re just angry, hon.
All the corporate cliches:%0D\
Roll up our sleeves%0D\
Work hard, play harder%0D\
On the same page%0D\
Connect the dots%0D\
For all the marbles%0D\
Let''s a)pow-wow b)do lunch c)take a meeting%0D\
We are a)psyched b)jazzed up c)good to go%0D\
Hit it out of the ballpark%0D\
And the one I hate most:%0D\
Think outside the box %0D
Connie Cubicle, Corporate Career Cliche
We''ll agree to disagree.
Another one the kids say: "no, I''m okay" instead of "no thank you". Grrrrrr.
Another one kids say is "what happened?" instead of "what was that?" or "excuse me" when they didn''t hear you. Even "huh?" would be better.%0D\
"Hey Mike, are you hungry?"%0D\
I always reply: "Nothing happened. I asked whether you were hungry."
What goes around comes around.%0D\
Karma is a bitch.%0D\
It is what it is.%0D\
It ain''t over til it''s over.
"Think outside the box "\
This is indeed the worst, R76. Not only is it a worn cliche, it''s most often used as corporate babblespeak by management who just don''t seem to get the irony of the situation.\
Most businesses are built around putting things in boxes within boxes within boxes (inboxes, cubicles, boardrooms, departments, office buildings, blah blah blah), but they love to tell you to think outside them.\
On those rare occasions when someone presents an idea that is genuinely "outside the box," that idea is instantly shot down, trampled upon, and the worker suddenly seen as an untrustworthy wildcard. It''s frightening. And it keeps everyone else well within that box''s safety...
I''m going to sit on the fence over this.%0D\
At the end of the day...
The problem with you Americans is...
It takes a village.
R64 This bothered Ted Kaczynski too. The linguistic profilers were able to connect his letters with his other writings partly because he insisted on saying this properly.
Whenever someone tells me, "You have a good one!" I want to say, "Hey, thanks for noticing!"
Hate hate hate the blame-avoiding apology: "I'm sorry you were hurt." Yeah, but aren't you going to acknowledge that it was you who did the hurting, bitch? Worse still, "I'm sorry you feel that way."
I know this isn't a saying, but... service people shouldn't say, "You're welcome" when you thank them. They should say "Thank you" back. They aren't doing you a favor, and it's presumptuous. I worked in a nice restaurant once in college, and they insisted we *never* say, "You're welcome". If a reply of "Thank you" wouldn't work (say, a patron thanks you for refilling the coffee), "Yes, Sir/Ma'am" is adequate. I suppose I ought to be grateful that the service is respectful at all, but I can't. (No one else I know feels this way, but it drives me crazy.)
I can''t stand "my bad". Especially when it''s done in a cutesy sing-songy way: \
"Ooops, my bad! Tee hee!"\
Fuck off, cuntface.
Dying is part of living.
No, dying is part of DEATH.
"I''m just me". %0D\
"Oh, he''s just being____________".(insert his name)%0D\
I hate, hate, HATE anyone who waxes philosophical about the latest mangement/leadership article/book they''ve just read which to anypone but the moron sharing their inspiration is common-sense but to that person is a ray of light. ("Thank people; it mnakes them feel good!") And from one of those books came my most-hated phrases. . .%0D\
"Let''s take care of the low-hanging fruit."%0D\
You leave my boyfriend alone, you bitch.
Almost every one of these sayings(excepting a few like "I''ll pray for you") are self-evident and clear in meaning to anyone with a brain. You have to THINK a second about the meaning to get it. Some of you sound profoundly stupid.
"This is going to hurt me more than it will hurt you."\
You know they are so full of crap.
R90''s favorite book is "Who Moved my Cheese?"
Saying it''s stupid doesn''t mean you don''t get it.
What''s the one, when one door closes another one opens or some shit like that...
"God never gives us more than we can handle".
Q: Would you like something to eat?%0D\
A: No, I''m good.
"Take Our Country Back" \
David Letterman asked Brian Williams about this but neither one touched on the inherent bigotry in that slogan, a Williams seemed to deflect the truth to "The Trilateral Commission" and "banks."
"Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one." \
Well, you know where and what my asshole is. My opinion, on the other hand...
...you make my butt want a dip of snuff.
"Love the sinner, hate the sin" = I can treat you like shit while ignoring all basic Christian teachings, and still maintain my sense of virtuousness. Pretty neat, huh?
Well, R96, here on DL, eating in general is considered a gross self-indulgence. So proclaiming one''s virtue by declining food might actually make sense in this forum...
You say tomato, I say tomahto.\
Bitch please, nobody says tomahto.
r89, loved your post - so true!%0D\
r102, thanks for the laugh!!
Where''s my drink?!
I say "tomahto"!
"If you can''t take Mohamed to the mountain, bring the mountain to Mohamed"
I''d rather owe you my whole life than cheat you out of it
"level playing field"\
If any member of the Minnesota Legislature were to be fined a nickel each time s/he used that phrase, the state wouldn''t have a deficit.
I also hate it when people say "I could care less", when the correct phrase is "I couldn''t care less," indicating that the topic is so uninteresting to you that you would be unable to care any less about it. This is my usual retort to the improper use of this phrase:\
"I could care less!"\
"Then why don''t you!"\
I''m really annoyed with the overuse of "it''s like deja vu all over again!"\
I actually called in on a public radio show where they had a linguistics expert on, talking about misused phrases and correct grammar. I asked her if this phrase was redundant. She said, in theory, it is, because deja vu is case where you feel like something has happened before, so in effect you would be feeling it currently in order to note the familiarity to a past event.\
She also noted (which I did not know) was that this was a phrase popularized by Yogi Berra. \
The reason I called in was because I had recently heard a local news anchor use the phrase in a newscast, after a story. I feel that although using this phrase is kind of "funny" because of its origins, it shouldn''t be used by newscasters, who are supposed to be well-spoken.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
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