Expressions that should get you punched if you use them
"When you point the finger you got three pointing back at yourself."
It is what it is.
Whoever denied it, supplied it.
The problem with questions is that, at best, they only get you answers.
Any variation of "thrown under the bus."
"It''s all good"\
"Think outside the box"
"Have a blessed day."
"God never gives us more than we can handle."\
"God gives burdens, also shoulders."\
"Give it over to Jesus."
Yeah, your bad grammar
What is this, 1978?
People who say something is awesome or amazing tend to call anything and everthing awesome or amazing so they most definitely deserve to get punched.
"Turn that frown upside down!"
Goddamn, I hate that one
UGH! I loathe this line.\
Just as dumb as "kewl beans."
"Amahzing" and "Anywhoo"
"Love the sinner. Hate the sin."
It takes a village.
"At the end of the day."
awesome is the most overused term going
"It was a miracle!"\
"Let''s make sure we''re on the same page."\
"Step up (to the plate) and do your share."\
"Little man" or "common man."
Saying anything has "jumped the shark."
Passive agressive shit like "Good for you" (you know, in that sarcastic tone) or "Happy now?" ("No" *slap* " NOW I''m happy!").\
"Hey, don''t kill the messenger!" or "Hate the game not the player".
A lot on their plate.
"I can''t wrap my head around that"
Never assume. It makes an ass out of u & me.
Back in the day.
Everything always happens for the best.\
It wasn''t meant to be.\
You have to BRING IT! (said 100 times on every "reality" competition show).
One step at a time.\
Easy does it.
OH MY GOD!\
A favorite of swishy atheist queens.
"DId I really just say that?!"\
"Did I say that out loud?!"\
"I crack myself up!"
"I fat fingered it." It''s a way to explain a typo and it''s obnoxious and stupid.
I don''t think those are expressions, but I''d love to punch anyone who uses them.
"By any chance"\
No. No chance.
"I left my heart on the dance floor"
"I''m a gay Christian."
Don''t blame me, I voted Nader.
"God works in mysterious ways" as a response to a horrible tragedy.\
Any response to a tragedy that claims it was either the result of bad karma in the past or a harbinger of bad karma in the future. \
Both are the verbal equivalent of shrugging your shoulders and not bothering to actually care.
"Be proactive" = do my work for me!
There''s a reason for everything.\
Maybe this will lead to something better.\
What part of you wanted [this tragedy] to happen? After all, you attracted it.
"He died doing what he loved."
"I''m going to give you such a pinch."
"Calling all prayer warriors!"
"I''m blessed, not stressed."
"Are you New York-based?" Just ask if they live in New York.
It''ll work out.
What part of "no" don''t you understand?
I''ll pray for you.
Don''t mess with a Mama Grizzly.
"I gave it 110 percent!"\
Also heard ad nauseum on reality tv shows...\
I want to scream that it''s impossible to give more than 100%, your maximum capability, ya #^%*#^*^#* idiots! Did you ever take math class, asswipe?? Probably not, since you''re on Survivor. There, I gave that post 110 percent.
He who smelt it dealt it
"I''m not here to make friends."\
Punching them in the face is ok.
"Academy Award winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow!"\
"I''m like, HELLOOOOOOOO"
"It takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown."\
I wonder how many muscles it will take to shove my foot up your ass.
Food or Cooking Network:\
"Passion is my main ingredient."
(usually said by a person who doesn''t know a fucking thing about anything)
"Can you say....?"\
"Let''s try to remain cognizant of....."\
"in this space"\
"drink the Koolaid"\
"in the loop"\
"walk the talk"
"I''m exhauted from defending you [Obama]" as if that''s Obama''s fault and not the fault of the crazy media and stupid American public.
"I''m Miss Helenbedd."
"Real talk..." as if there were fake talk.
"Reach out to" instead of "call"
"The both," the way illiterate people say "both."
"I know, riiiiight?"
R12, I hate hearing someone say "Yum!" It''s beyond creepy when an adult speaks in baby-talk.
Prolly, co-sign, totes makes me want to prolly punch you out.
r65, the person who has to bring their political b.s. into every thread. That''s not an expression, it was a simple one-time statement. \
"No sin is greater than the next". I hate moral equivalency, no stealing a cookie is NOT the same as murder. I actually heard someone say that today.
"Put a pin in that."\
My boss says this all the time. "Let''s put a pin in that and get back to it later."\
I''d never heard it before and I think she''s using it wrong. It''s still annoying.
Yeah, R74, I always think of that expression meaning to pop something like a balloon and make it disappear.
talk to the hand\
Chelsea is where all the gays live now in NYC\
they are thinking of adopting now that they are married\
aren''t they the cutest couple?
bitter old queen
Would you like to supersize that?\
Would you like a large popcorn for an extra ten cents?\
Still working on that?\
Have we decided on some apps? (asked by a waiter)
Pete from Boston!
"Everything happens for a reason."\
I hate this one. I''ve noticed it''s used a lot by people who don''t want to take responsibility for what''s happened to them that were entirely in their control.
Take it to the next level.\
I can''t believe no one posted it yet. I hear it multiple times on a daily basis and always cringe. Another one in that category is "relate" as in "I could really relate to it." Blech.
"God never closes a door without opening a window" (or some such version).\
I get that we have to make peace with the fragile nature of our existence, but not everything has a silver lining. In fact, most things don''t.
no offense but...
Off topic, but I''m now insanely in love with R60.
When life gives you lemons...\
(my favorite response to that is "learn to kill a man with a lemon")
I love to watch (place name of reality show drek here)!
"This is why they hate us."\
Technically, it''s defense of gay-bashing. That anyone gay can use it revolts me.\
DL used to be a site with people so intelligent some threads were like college seminars, only more fascinating. Now any reply that isn''t snide and short gets shot down with this lame-ass comment. Pathetic.\
I also remember a time when we picked on the grammar of homophobes and freepers (same thing?) only, for the purpose of shaming them into leaving. Now even typos are mocked, which is just pointless, and many of the "oh, dear" comments are inaccurate (made when there''s no mistake), which is, again, just pathetic.\
"Rwhoever eats excrement."\
That''s what you''ve got? Can''t imagine it would hurt anyone out of elementary school.
damned kids won''t stay off my lawn!
Oh, and I also am in love with R60 and totally agree with R63.
The use of "informed" in place of "influenced"\
"self-starter"= I don''t want to train you.\
Quitter Old Bean
"Let''s throw some jello at the wall and see if it sticks"
I''m a guy and I have a straight fuck buddy.
As seen through a different lens\
What would that look like?\
R74, I think she''s messing up the expression, let''s put a plug on that or let''s put a lid on that.\
The quote marks hand gesture. \
I just want to " punch " them!
Don''t start anything you can''t convince otherwise.
r74 - That''s a really old expression that''s making a comeback; think of putting a pin in a grenade. Your boss''s use is more or less correct, although since the expression already implies that "it" will be saved for later, adding "and get back to it later" is a bit pin-headed.
That would actually make it kind of cool - I think she''s talking more of a bulletin board type image. I''d much rather she pull a pin on a grenade.
"It is what it is."\
Anyone who uses that is immediately branded as a moron.
It means pin as in thumbtack, not pin as in grenade. That''s an interesting interpretation, though.
How about some Internet speak?
"I can't. I just can't" (code for "overwhelmed")
"So this is happening" (accompanied by a twitpic or Instagram - as if it's some hilarious or incredible event)
...and my latest irritation. "This." (as an agreement with what's been posted above)
Say what you want about DL and its phrases, they're usually funny and have a style all their own.
How about 24/7? It annoys the hell out of me. It used to be a gangsta speak type thing to say and now newscasters and citizens use it and it sounds tacky (to me). Say you are open all day, every day, say anything but 24/7.
Is it true that idiots don't like idioms?
erryday, erryone, etc
Lena Dunham is the voice of a generation.
[quote] Back in the day.
A Jennifer Aniston Movie.
Have a good one!
Half of the examples in this thread are irritating. The other half are just irritating people complaining about ordinary things.
'at the end of the day' If I had a dollar for everybody a politician said that.
There's no such thing as luck.
He/she should sue.
"Tax Cuts Create Jobs!"
"Obama is a Socialist!"
"Obama is a Muslim!"
"Gay Marriage will lead to bestiality!"
[quote] It'll work out.
Also a Jennifer Aniston Movie (2015).
"Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!"
Also, I'm sure everyone can read through this thread and find at least a few expressions they personally use. I guess we're all irritated by everything. (Or do we say errything now?)
It's god's will
(...right after something horrible has happened.)
I eat old peoples excrement
Hella good. Um, no it's not.
moving right along....
Let go and let God...
Because I Am Not One of Your Fans!
Fuck me with a chainsaw
Hella's hella stupid, R115, ain't it?
It is what it is.
I hate when people use "mad" to mean a lot like "I got mad skillz yo." Also yo.
"I am not available unforntunately.
However, I have a few lovely daughters who also act, mightn't you consider one of them?
Make it happen and I will be a little more "friendly" next time.
Not tonight - I have a headache.
Let's agree to disagree.
R127 YES! I feel patronized when that is said to me.
"You only use 10% of your brain".
"Let's unpack that."
"That sounds/looks/smells delish!"
"Magazines have issues. People have problems." My dad heard that one somewhere and repeated it every chance he got until one night I told him I had issues with him overusing it. Drove him nuts.
"That looks sinful"
At the end of the day, has anybody already said at the end of the day?
R132, don't you hate people who use the word "sinful" to describe food?
Gross food porn jargon that ruins the experience itself.
what R105s, hate when people say that to me
R134, I hate it when people use 'sinful' to describe anything, now that you mention it. But yeah, it's the worst. Like when they die they expect to get to heaven and be turned away for having had too many 'decadent' desserts at Macaroni Grill or something.
it's not rocket science
Shut the front door
I know, right?
cool beans (arghh)
From the get go
Between a rock and hard place
not my cup of tea
barking up the wrong tree
[quote]Shut the front door
I hate that people still say 'think outside the box'. How about I punch you in your box?
"It was meant to be"
"price point" [except for rare instances among retail pricing strategists, there's almost never a good reason to use this rather than "price"]
"gifted" as a verb
"old school" / "back in the day"
"architect of" [when not in the context of the architecture of buildings]
"makes it pop" / "pop of color" [more HGTV babble]
"bring the outdoors in" [it's a fucking window, not a daring design conceit; they've been around for thousands of years]
I like your list, R144, especially "pop." Whenever I hear it, my teeth want to fall out.
" Fiddle dee dee"
"Well, I declare!"
"Oh what I wouldn't tell that varmint"
You didn't build that
Except for the religious ones, I've used almost every expression posted here at one time or another. If they were all banned from the English language a lot of us would nearly be rendered mute.
Annoying people as I type
kill two birds with one stone...
more than one way to skin a cat.
Speaking of animals, R149, I want to send to a kill shelter anyone who calls anything a puppy when they're not talking about a young dog.
comme ci, comme ca
don't put all your eggs in a basket
one bad apple will spoil the whole bunch
Not so much an expression but a word used, I think, wrongly. Whenever. I had a friend in junior high and high school and who would use this word to describe something that only happened once. She would say, "Well whenever my cat died", or something along those lines. I notice a lot of people do it and it drives me crazy because to me, whenever is used to connote something that happens more than once. Anyone else notice this?
Makes me want to kill somebody.
And any version of shortened word use like this.
Thanks, R153. I hate "totes adorbs" and the people who say it.
What are "amazeballs," though?
Do you hate "back in the day"? If so, what do you say instead?
It's all good.
Yeah, R156. All WHAT is good?
"old school" / "back in the day"
Suggest a better way to say this r144 cause these come in handy.
I supposed I could say "back when my parents were young." or "a few decades ago" or in the 50's/60's/70's etc.
Love to hear what you say instead.
I hate back in the day r155. What I say instead is dependent on what I am talking about. To my nieces and nephews who are tech savvy high school kids I will say , "back when I was in high school.." to others who are around my age I say, "back in the 90's" or something similar.
Don't know what "amazeballs" are but I've heard it used like this - "did you see the latest Iron Man movie? It was amazeballs."
I guess since I've never seen an Iron Man movie...
I'm pretty sure it's a derivative of "amazing". I would clock anyone who used it and have never heard it, but seen it written and it seems to imply amazing.
R162, what it really implies is "Look at me, everybody. I'm a fucking idiot."
"What would you do for a Klondike Bar?Would you call a black man a nigger?Would you,a man,slap a bull-dyke on the ass or grab her breasts?Would you try to kiss Lorraina
Bobbitt?Would you,a woman,go out on a date with O.J.Simpson?Would you rent a room to Charles Manson if he ever gets out?Would you,a Jew,get in an elevator with a neo-nazi skin-head?Would you,a black man,crash a KKK cookout and sing "Say It Loud!I'm Black And I'm Proud?"Would you,a woman,sing "I Am Woman" at A Taliban monastery?What would you do-ooh-ooh for a Klondike Bar?"Actually,none of those things should get you punched!We should be a completely politically-incorrect society so nothing can ever hurt us!Pretend the past never happened or do like Charlie Chaplin and Mel Brooks and try to laugh it away!The past is poison!Do away with black-history museums and all evidence of any kind of discrimination!Lie to our next generation and they'll be much hapopier.What did the black man say to all those inbred hilbilly redneck pieces of pig-shit that ran the south and much of the north until slavery was truly abolished in 1965?"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!Even nigger!"
r164 That is a long and tiresome expression indeed. I get so annoyed when my facebook friends have that as their status but they are trendy jerks so I shouldn't be surprised.
It is childish,but its better than a race-war and gangs and skin-heads killing us all on the streets!Of course maybe Charles Manson was right and we need a Helter -Skelter race war!Hey crips and bloods!Kill each other off right now!And all black-supremists fight the KKK and the skinheads!All of you niggers and honkycrackers kill each other off so ther rest of us can inherit the Earth,and rapists!Feminists be sure to kill and castrate each other too so we can forget you ever existed and create a new world!Where all straight men can get dates whenever they want and maybe even with whoever they want!All of you,please kill each other off as soon as possible!Thank you!
This annoying girl at work shortens her words all the time. So instead of nasty she would say "nast" or instead of major she would say "maj".
Today while talking to another co worker and myself, she said "this is so sketch" , we both rolled our eyes and walked away
Describing some object as a "bad boy."
Usually used by rednecks in their sale ads for vehicles.
At this point in time...
It is what it is...
"Thank you for your call. I am unavailable to take your call at this time, but leave a message and I will return your call *at my earliest convenience."
This is something young people are starting to say a lot. At MY EARLIEST convenience? I bristle whenever I hear it. This is not my friends/family doing it, but business contacts.
people use the word like...I'm like, what's wrong with you?...and he's like, nothing's wrong!...and I'm like, something's wrong.
Either you are or not!!
tired of PC crap
"I was, like, _____, and she was, all, ____"
God, how I hate it, R174.
r175 Don't forget "I go." That's the most annoying.."So I go, yeah and he goes okay.."
"Whatever" said to end an argument.
I'd rather they just said fuck you, I'm done talking and don't want to hear your stupid voice anymore. At least that would be honest.
Talk to the hand, R177!
Oh my god r178, I would cheerfully strangle whoever put that little fucking gem into our vocabulary.
R26,the latter one always confused me...well,the player IS the integral part of the game,is he not?
r180 It's just a fucking dumb way of saying, "Hate the sin, love the sinner."
R176, I don't find "I go" as universal as "I was, like, _____." "I go" reminds me of something you'd hear in NJ or Brooklyn during the '60s.
people who write "bwahaha"...so frigging annoying, i just want to reach out and punch them so hard, they fall off the chair!!
I always picture the largest man in the world whenever someone says "bwahaha." He can only fit in a caftan, but wears no earrings.
Slammin" (as in this crib is slammin')
good to go
yadda yadda yadda
He's "killin' it."
And the beat goes on....
"You need to..."
As in the courtesy-free demand of "You need to back the fuck off, bitch" which has filtered down even to the telephone messages left by the business world: "You need to tell him that his dentist appointment is on Tuesday, at 3:00".
("No, I ask that strangers who call my home and disturb my peace should pose their requests politely and then I'll happily pass along a message, but don't mistake your problems with my needs.")
I would avoid R87 in a bar.
consensus of opinion
"the F bomb" instead of "fuck." If you absolutely feel you can't say "fuck," opt for "the F word," which is far less pussified than "the F bomb."