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 Anonymous||reply 98||10/12/2013|
OP, I dare you to go to Portland and say that!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/28/2013|
I agree. Let us add "curated" and "artisanal" while we're at it.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/28/2013|
Is there room on the list for "farm-to-table?"
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/28/2013|
Not unless they retired artisanal first.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/28/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||09/28/2013|
House-made! Dear god, I hate that term.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/28/2013|
No one in Portland would hear a thing, R1. They're drinking the artisanal Kool-Aid.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/28/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||09/28/2013|
Add "to perfection" to the list.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/28/2013|
Replace artisanal with surprisanal
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/28/2013|
That one's hilarious. Never heard it before.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/28/2013|
I hate 'stay at home Mom'.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/28/2013|
Woops, didn't notice [R6}.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/28/2013|
R6 What does "graxy" mean? Now seems like the perfect time to ask. Please, please, please, what is "graxy"?!?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/28/2013|
At this point in time. (Just say NOW damnit!)
Fictional novel. (Just say NOVEL. Novels are fiction!)
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/28/2013|
But handcrafted things usually turn out much better than footcrafted things.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/29/2013|
[R11] Fuck the wine! Those of us in Portlandia prefer homegrown weed.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/29/2013|
I've started to notice the word "bespoke" cropping up more and more lately. Fuckers.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/29/2013|
Squoze should be retired.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/29/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||09/29/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||09/29/2013|
This reply has been Hand Crafted.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/29/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||09/29/2013|
"Just STFU and bring me a goddamn Pabst."
Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/29/2013|
"Decorator Colors" ... "Suitable for Framing" ... "Bound to be a Collector's Item."
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/29/2013|
Yes R9! I was at a condo open house and the realtor kept saying how the kitchen was made from sustainable resources.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/29/2013|
Adding "event" to something that already is an event, to make it sound classier, I guess. Weather event, sales event.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/29/2013|
Can we please keep "fancy?"
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/29/2013|
R38, only in relation to ketchup.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/29/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||09/29/2013|
"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 Anonymous||reply 42||09/29/2013|
artisenal well water named Voss in glass.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/29/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||09/29/2013|
And "parent" as a verb. You don't "parent" children -- you "raise" or "rear" them.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/29/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||09/29/2013|
r17 NAILED it. Thread closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/29/2013|
Dunkin Donuts sells - or used to sell- "artisan bagels." As if there are budding Michelangelos in the kitchen baking little masterpieces back there.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/29/2013|
Sure if we can retire the ever so idiotic "self loathing" and "internalized homophobia".
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/29/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 53||09/29/2013|
I vote 'mani/pedi' -- makes. me. want. to. STAB.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/29/2013|
Starbucks used to advertise their handcrafted lattes. So annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/29/2013|
Also the overuse of the word "fantastic" with that pretentious inflection, finTASTIC.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/29/2013|
Well, the word 'amazing' and its ugly cousin, 'awesome' have been relegated to the useless/meaningless pile, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/29/2013|
the use of the word 'kiddos' for 'children'. Oh, GAWD!!!!!!! Make it STOP!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/29/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 61||09/29/2013|
'hand-made' pies. WTF? What else would you make them with, a vestigial udder?!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/29/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 63||09/29/2013|
It annoyed me to read that phrase by a chain restaurant which used it to describe its burgers.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/29/2013|
[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/29/2013|
Tea Party. It means nothing because they all run as republicans. That old saying a pig in lipstick is still a pig applies here.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||09/29/2013|
Cultural appropriation, since nobody seems able to use it correctly.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||09/29/2013|
'bikini wax'. Um, yer not waxing a bikini; yer waxing a big ol' hairy SNATCH. Call it what it is. Snatch Wax.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/30/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 76||10/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 77||10/06/2013|
Issues. Be honest, you mean problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/06/2013|
"cooked to perfection" need to be retired. Restaurants that use it never do anything to perfection.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/06/2013|
"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"?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/06/2013|
Pre-owned vehicles. They're used, dumb-asses!
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/07/2013|
Potted Meat Food. What does that mean!?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/07/2013|
I love how Grandpa R76 just discovered Buzzfeed.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/07/2013|
Whenever talk show hosts introduce a movie star's clip, they (without fail) say "Take a look."
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/08/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 87||10/08/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 88||10/08/2013|
Also agree with R61. Ever since 9/11 anyone and everyone in a uniform is a hero.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/08/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 90||10/08/2013|
Excellence -- especially when connected to just about any public school system. What a crock of shit!
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/08/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 92||10/11/2013|
I thought tl;dr was the abbreviation for trolldar?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/11/2013|
R90, just wanted to thank you. I never knew what tl:dr meant until today. This is a serious post.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/11/2013|
"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 Anonymous||reply 95||10/12/2013|
"No problem" instead of "You're welcome'. So-oooo grating!!!
Ditto on waiters, etc. calling a group of women 'Guys'.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||10/12/2013|
'Natural' used in the description of just about any product.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||10/12/2013|