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Can We Please Retire the Phrase ....

'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.

by Anonymousreply 9810/12/2013

OP, I dare you to go to Portland and say that!

by Anonymousreply 109/28/2013

I agree. Let us add "curated" and "artisanal" while we're at it.

by Anonymousreply 209/28/2013

Is there room on the list for "farm-to-table?"

by Anonymousreply 309/28/2013

Not unless they retired artisanal first.

by Anonymousreply 409/28/2013

Co parent

by Anonymousreply 509/28/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 609/28/2013

"Organic" is a lie.

by Anonymousreply 709/28/2013

House-made! Dear god, I hate that term.

by Anonymousreply 809/28/2013


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by Anonymousreply 1009/28/2013

No one in Portland would hear a thing, R1. They're drinking the artisanal Kool-Aid.

by Anonymousreply 1109/28/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1209/28/2013

Add "to perfection" to the list.

by Anonymousreply 1309/28/2013

Best thread in YEARS.

by Anonymousreply 1409/28/2013

Replace artisanal with surprisanal

by Anonymousreply 1509/28/2013


That one's hilarious. Never heard it before.

by Anonymousreply 1609/28/2013

I hate 'stay at home Mom'.

by Anonymousreply 1709/28/2013 Mom.

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by Anonymousreply 1909/28/2013

Woops, didn't notice [R6}.

by Anonymousreply 2009/28/2013

R6 What does "graxy" mean? Now seems like the perfect time to ask. Please, please, please, what is "graxy"?!?

by Anonymousreply 2109/28/2013

My beard, your ass.

by Anonymousreply 2209/28/2013

At this point in time. (Just say NOW damnit!)

Fictional novel. (Just say NOVEL. Novels are fiction!)

by Anonymousreply 2309/28/2013

But handcrafted things usually turn out much better than footcrafted things.

by Anonymousreply 2409/29/2013

[R11] Fuck the wine! Those of us in Portlandia prefer homegrown weed.

by Anonymousreply 2509/29/2013

I've started to notice the word "bespoke" cropping up more and more lately. Fuckers.

by Anonymousreply 2609/29/2013

Squoze should be retired.

by Anonymousreply 2709/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2809/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2909/29/2013

-r15- Ha ha! Good one!

by Anonymousreply 3009/29/2013

This reply has been Hand Crafted.

by Anonymousreply 3109/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3209/29/2013

I love R27

by Anonymousreply 3309/29/2013

"Just STFU and bring me a goddamn Pabst."

Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!

by Anonymousreply 3409/29/2013

"Decorator Colors" ... "Suitable for Framing" ... "Bound to be a Collector's Item."

by Anonymousreply 3509/29/2013

Yes R9! I was at a condo open house and the realtor kept saying how the kitchen was made from sustainable resources.

by Anonymousreply 3609/29/2013

Adding "event" to something that already is an event, to make it sound classier, I guess. Weather event, sales event.

by Anonymousreply 3709/29/2013

Can we please keep "fancy?"

by Anonymousreply 3809/29/2013

R38, only in relation to ketchup.

by Anonymousreply 3909/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4009/29/2013

How about butter, R39?

by Anonymousreply 4109/29/2013

"Curated" - see this all the time now on pretentious internet shopping portals. It's not an exhibition at the Guggenheim, for fuck's sake.

by Anonymousreply 4209/29/2013

No, R41. Just ketchup.

by Anonymousreply 4309/29/2013

artisenal well water named Voss in glass.

by Anonymousreply 4409/29/2013

R42, see R6.

by Anonymousreply 4509/29/2013

R45, R42 and R6, see R2.

by Anonymousreply 4609/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4709/29/2013

[quote]Co parent

And "parent" as a verb. You don't "parent" children -- you "raise" or "rear" them.

by Anonymousreply 4809/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4909/29/2013

r17 NAILED it. Thread closed.

by Anonymousreply 5009/29/2013

Dunkin Donuts sells - or used to sell- "artisan bagels." As if there are budding Michelangelos in the kitchen baking little masterpieces back there.

by Anonymousreply 5109/29/2013

Sure if we can retire the ever so idiotic "self loathing" and "internalized homophobia".

by Anonymousreply 5209/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5309/29/2013

I vote 'mani/pedi' -- makes. me. want. to. STAB.

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by Anonymousreply 5509/29/2013

...not so much...

by Anonymousreply 5609/29/2013

Starbucks used to advertise their handcrafted lattes. So annoying.

by Anonymousreply 5709/29/2013

Also the overuse of the word "fantastic" with that pretentious inflection, finTASTIC.

by Anonymousreply 5809/29/2013

Well, the word 'amazing' and its ugly cousin, 'awesome' have been relegated to the useless/meaningless pile, too.

by Anonymousreply 5909/29/2013

the use of the word 'kiddos' for 'children'. Oh, GAWD!!!!!!! Make it STOP!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 6009/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6109/29/2013

'hand-made' pies. WTF? What else would you make them with, a vestigial udder?!

by Anonymousreply 6209/29/2013

[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?

by Anonymousreply 6309/29/2013


It annoyed me to read that phrase by a chain restaurant which used it to describe its burgers.

by Anonymousreply 6409/29/2013

[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

by Anonymousreply 6509/29/2013

Tea Party. It means nothing because they all run as republicans. That old saying a pig in lipstick is still a pig applies here.

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by Anonymousreply 6709/29/2013

Cultural appropriation, since nobody seems able to use it correctly.

by Anonymousreply 6809/29/2013


by Anonymousreply 6909/30/2013

Luxury and Gourmet.

by Anonymousreply 7009/30/2013

'bikini wax'. Um, yer not waxing a bikini; yer waxing a big ol' hairy SNATCH. Call it what it is. Snatch Wax.

by Anonymousreply 7109/30/2013

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.

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by Anonymousreply 7410/06/2013

Show runner

by Anonymousreply 7510/06/2013

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.)

by Anonymousreply 7610/06/2013

R26, I've been seeing whilst pop up all over--and not from the British. The last person was a clerk at the office.

by Anonymousreply 7710/06/2013

Issues. Be honest, you mean problems.

by Anonymousreply 7810/06/2013

"cooked to perfection" need to be retired. Restaurants that use it never do anything to perfection.

by Anonymousreply 7910/06/2013

"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"?

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by Anonymousreply 8110/06/2013

Pre-owned vehicles. They're used, dumb-asses!

by Anonymousreply 8210/07/2013

Potted Meat Food. What does that mean!?

by Anonymousreply 8310/07/2013

I love how Grandpa R76 just discovered Buzzfeed.

by Anonymousreply 8410/07/2013

Whenever talk show hosts introduce a movie star's clip, they (without fail) say "Take a look."

by Anonymousreply 8510/08/2013

"Special Guest"

by Anonymousreply 8610/08/2013

Totally agree with R76. More evidence of people's need to be spoon-fed information in tiny little bites for their tiny little minds.

by Anonymousreply 8710/08/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 8810/08/2013

Also agree with R61. Ever since 9/11 anyone and everyone in a uniform is a hero.

by Anonymousreply 8910/08/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9010/08/2013

Excellence -- especially when connected to just about any public school system. What a crock of shit!

by Anonymousreply 9110/08/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 9210/11/2013

I thought tl;dr was the abbreviation for trolldar?

by Anonymousreply 9310/11/2013

R90, just wanted to thank you. I never knew what tl:dr meant until today. This is a serious post.

by Anonymousreply 9410/11/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 9510/12/2013

"No problem" instead of "You're welcome'. So-oooo grating!!!

Ditto on waiters, etc. calling a group of women 'Guys'.

by Anonymousreply 9610/12/2013

'Natural' used in the description of just about any product.

by Anonymousreply 9710/12/2013

"Please let myself know"

by Anonymousreply 9810/12/2013
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