Words You Find Irritating
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“Nuked” when meaning “microwaved.” There’s just no need.
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Abercrombie & Fitch.
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Frau, Spawn, Op, Flames, etcetera... etcetera... etcetera.
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Unquote..it’s end quote or close quote..u can’t unquote anything
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'Hot' , as defined by the old trolls at Data Lounge.
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Impact, when used as a verb. Unless you mean wisdom teeth.
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I don't even [italic]want[/italic] to know what the millenniots mean when they abuse "granular."
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I call it "DL Hot," r16. Because what it is not is hot.
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granular, organic, "in the mix", "baked in" Are they cooking or what?
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FRAU-not the word but the people who are fraus.
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My MOM and DAD instead of My MOTHER and FATHER.
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I hate "booty," too.
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space, as in "in the education space" or the "business space"
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awesome. Enough already!
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Gifted when they mean given.
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Verse, used as a verb.
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Brilliant. Unless through some truly unusual circumstance, something or someone is actually brilliant.
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The Brits referring to all desserts as "pudding". Unforgiveable.
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As in: Thank you
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Literally, like "like" is so literally annoying.
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Unpack, as in analyze a topic.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Monday at 3:10 PM|
R49. You beat me. Hate unpack.
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Prin-CESS. Pronounced the British way.
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Bowel movement. Or BM.
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The PrinCESS made a bowel movement in hospital.
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[quote] R49. You beat me. Hate unpack.
I've just noticed "unpack" being used in this sense maybe in the past 4 years, eg talk radio, panel discussions on TV. Makes me nuts.
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"Za" for pizza.
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|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Monday at 3:24 PM|
r35 YES!!! That is my biggest peeve.
Also "queer spaces" "white spaces" "learning spaces" etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||Last Monday at 3:24 PM|
R49 / R55. Terri Gross of NPR uses it a lot. Makes me insane.
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"Veggie". Fucking "veggie".
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|by Anonymous||reply 66||Last Monday at 3:27 PM|
[quote] "Veggie". Fucking "veggie".
The Brit equivalent, veg, is as bad.
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People who pronounce "nuclear" noo-kew-ler instead of noo-klee-er.
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No, r67, "veg" is not as bad as "veggie." It is a mere shortening of the word, not an attempt to make it cute.
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Boho, Curate, Artisinal.
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"Going forward," meaning "in the future." "Drill down," meaning "investigate." Doing "due diligence," meaning simply "doing one's job."
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Oh no, not kerfuffle!
I like kerfuffle.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||Last Monday at 3:43 PM|
"Old lady" for girlfriend / wife.
"Old man" for boyfriend / husband.
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Surreal, when added to “like, surreal..”
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Yum or Yummy, especially when referring to a human being.
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Totes for totally. Adorb for adorable. Totes adorb is a hanging offense.
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Journey. Like how everyone in entertainment talks about their life's "journey". Just fuck off.
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Event, when used in relation to weather, as in "Storm Event" to mean Storm or "Snow Event" to mean it's snowing.
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[quote] Totes for totally. Adorb for adorable. Totes adorb is a hanging offense.
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I've never heard anyone say "squee" except on Datalounge.
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R83 that's mine as well. I can't stand that word.
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|by Anonymous||reply 96||Last Monday at 3:54 PM|
"Pray, sit down."
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Adjacent, as in white adjacent
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Isn't "curated" one of those hated DL words?
[quote]We're bringing back some of our stores' soundtrack from the '90s to create this playlist of favorites from the decade, curated by longtime Gap employee Mike Bise.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||Last Monday at 3:56 PM|
Is "adjacent" a thing anywhere but here?
|by Anonymous||reply 102||Last Monday at 3:56 PM|
Severe, when applied to any weather forecast. What happened to just plain rainy, hot, cold, etc. How did we ever manage to get through life before this?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||Last Monday at 3:57 PM|
I actually heard this once as an opener to a speech (I hope you are sitting down):
Communication. Unity. Community.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||Last Monday at 4:01 PM|
“Uncoupling” and all that other Gwyneth Paltrow bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||Last Monday at 4:01 PM|
I don't like "whilst," either, OP.
I am fond of "unctuous," however. And "priapic." I have no idea what "plonkers" means, as I have never seen or heard it before.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||Last Monday at 4:01 PM|
Way too many people use that here and they truly don’t know what an actual sociopath is.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||Last Monday at 4:11 PM|
“Zero Tolerance”. It’s utterly stupid and it’s pure gibberish.
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R107, the word “narcissism” applies in the same case.
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The New Normal
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Kinda watery polenta but the totes adorbs server made up for it! And, they do veggies well - yummers!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||Last Monday at 4:23 PM|
"Organic" as in "we need to think about this organically."
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"Protein" in lieu of "ingredient name or type".
" Comes with your choice of "protein"! "
|by Anonymous||reply 119||Last Monday at 4:25 PM|
"Alpha", especially when spoken by someone who is the "submissive other half in a relationship."
|by Anonymous||reply 120||Last Monday at 4:27 PM|
Doggo, Sammie. Suffixes don't work like that in English. I third whilst.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||Last Monday at 4:28 PM|
Mac and Cheese instead of Macaroni and Cheese
|by Anonymous||reply 122||Last Monday at 4:30 PM|
Tea used to mean gossip.
Goals when used as in this sentence: “They are goals”. I had never heard it used that way until I saw a thread here about someone’s uncle and his boyfriend being goals. I found it hard to imagine someone being a goal. I can see admiring or emulating someone, but being a goal makes me think of soccer or hockey. I picture the subjects of the sentence being kicked through goalposts by Messi. Someone finally properly explained the usage in the thread, and it clicked that the OP’s meaning was that they are people to emulate.
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|by Anonymous||reply 125||Last Monday at 4:35 PM|
[quote]Tea used to mean gossip.
It still does. Wish it would go away.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||Last Monday at 4:36 PM|
It’s moistily delicious!
|by Anonymous||reply 127||Last Monday at 4:36 PM|
Someone has already mentioned MOIST
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No word is as annoying, however, as the control queen in r128, hoping we will care if more than one person finds a word irritating.
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Can't stand that phrase.
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“Who all” as in “Who all is going to the barn dance?”
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I'm taking my MEDS.
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Words ending with -wise
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"Triggered", just because I see it used everywhere now.
"Grow" when it's used in such a way as "to grow a business".
Lavish - something about the way the words sounds that annoys me.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||Last Monday at 4:59 PM|
[quote]Yum or Yummy, especially when referring to a human being.
Nothing wrong with "yummy mummy".
|by Anonymous||reply 146||Last Monday at 5:02 PM|
R145, thank you for the grow example. You can't grow a business. You grow crops, you grow something that is organic. You develop or increase your business.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||Last Monday at 5:04 PM|
This thread is making my mussy moist, and that's the tea.
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|by Anonymous||reply 149||Last Monday at 5:06 PM|
[quote]R145, thank you for the grow example. You can't grow a business. You grow crops, you grow something that is organic. You develop or increase your business.
I would prefer "to make a business grow" to "to grow a business". Or "My business grew through dumb luck."
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|by Anonymous||reply 151||Last Monday at 5:08 PM|
"As such," which more times than not is used incorrectly.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||Last Monday at 5:08 PM|
Business can grow, like in size
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[quote] I'm taking my MEDS.
I don’t like “meds” either. Even if it takes longer to say or write, I use “medications”.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||Last Monday at 5:09 PM|
garage, the British pronounciation
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R154 It is what it is!
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In terms of...
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Meds sounds like something you'd receive on a psychiatric ward or in prison
|by Anonymous||reply 161||Last Monday at 5:12 PM|
[quote]Business can grow, like in size
Yes but I hear business people on talk radio saying things like: "Here are my plans to grow my business." To me it just sounds wrong.
Maybe it's a generational thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||Last Monday at 5:12 PM|
[quote] Words ending with -wise
Confound it all, Samwise Gamgee! Have you been eavesdropping?
|by Anonymous||reply 163||Last Monday at 5:13 PM|
"Wife beater" instead of "tank top".
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[quote] git gud
I’d never heard that one. I’ll have to look it up.
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Brand, as in "working on my brand"
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King of turds
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POOP. I prefer that other slang word DOOTIE.
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R172 non binary too!
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Informational Nom nom nom Sheesh Yummy, tummy and other baby talk
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People saying "expresso" or "expecially"
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R177 thank you. Can't stand "kiddos".
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Yeah, yeah, yeah
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"Speak to" or "Speak on" a topic. I feel like mostly urban types use these phrases when trying to sound smart.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||Last Monday at 6:26 PM|
Or "talk to me about X"
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- Jonesing - as in I’m jonesing for a slice of pizza - Any phrase that uses “so” for emphasis - as in I so love Morrissey’s music - My bad - Goop/all things Gweneth
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Right? Right? Riggghhhht??
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|by Anonymous||reply 194||Last Monday at 6:51 PM|
Universe, but only when referring to stupid things like the "Marvel Universe".
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|by Anonymous||reply 196||Last Monday at 7:29 PM|
Irregardless. Although the word has become accepted in certain dictionaries the double negative still bugs the shit out of me. And I always assume someone is low IQ who uses it.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||Last Monday at 8:15 PM|
A DL phrase that I do like: "prostitution whore".
|by Anonymous||reply 198||Last Monday at 8:15 PM|
ESCORT- They're called prostitutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||Last Monday at 8:26 PM|
It's a RHONJ phrase, r198, something Teresa once called Danielle.
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R6 I agree. "Casted" instead of "cast" is annoying. When did that start?
|by Anonymous||reply 205||Last Monday at 9:31 PM|
[quote]"Casted" instead of "cast" is annoying. When did that start?
I don't know when it started. I just live in fear of the day when they'll start saying "casteded." There's never enough for some people. Just never enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||Last Monday at 9:34 PM|
[quote] I agree. "Casted" instead of "cast" is annoying. When did that start?
I noticed largely within the last five or six years, first on the old imdb.com boards followed by references here on DL and other places.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||Last Monday at 9:39 PM|
[quote]It's a RHONJ phrase, R198, something Teresa once called Danielle.
Thanks for the info. I don't watch the Real Housewives series.
It's important to specify exactly what type of whore you're talking about, ie. that you don't mean whore in a figurative sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||Last Monday at 10:24 PM|
Bodies, as in "black bodies." I'm black but that usage makes me grimace. Trust me, it's fine to just say black people.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||Last Tuesday at 12:15 AM|
yada yada yada.......
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"comfy" (and people who use it instead of "comfortable")
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naughty (What, are you three?)
|by Anonymous||reply 216||Last Tuesday at 4:19 AM|
sinful (when applied to food)
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|by Anonymous||reply 219||Last Tuesday at 4:20 AM|
“read someone [italic]to[/italic] filth” instead of “read someone [italic]for[/italic] filth”
|by Anonymous||reply 220||Last Tuesday at 4:21 AM|
R217-What about commercials for some treat marketed to women and the female voiceover says it's SINFULLY DELICIOUS-eww.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||Last Tuesday at 4:46 AM|
Yes. It happens with some ice cream-based confection, r221. That it exists is what's sinful.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||Last Tuesday at 4:47 AM|
"best" as an email sign off
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|by Anonymous||reply 224||Last Tuesday at 5:27 AM|
Booty. Was it a word before "Shake Your Booty" in 1976?
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|by Anonymous||reply 227||Last Tuesday at 6:30 AM|
"Nubbins" in overly descriptive food reviews
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|by Anonymous||reply 229||Last Tuesday at 6:42 AM|
“Cando” for candle. As in “I brought my cando haul from Yankee Candle.”
Haul as in ”I brought my haul from Yankee Candle.”
|by Anonymous||reply 230||Last Tuesday at 6:50 AM|
[quote]There's never enough for some people. Just never enough.
Tell me about it!
|by Anonymous||reply 231||Last Tuesday at 7:36 AM|
Yes, r225, it was around long before that. Otherwise we wouldn’t have known what to shake when that song came on.
Another vote for irregardless here. It grates on my ears.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||Last Tuesday at 7:40 AM|
[quote] Bodies, as in "black bodies."
Huh? Absent an example of this usage, I assume that these persons of African descent are all deceased (in a morgue)? Now you have me really curious!
|by Anonymous||reply 233||Last Tuesday at 7:45 AM|
"Gaze," the way it's used in the 21st century.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||Last Tuesday at 8:44 AM|
No worries. ( Liar.)
|by Anonymous||reply 235||Last Tuesday at 8:47 AM|
I got it. ( When it means, Shut up.)
|by Anonymous||reply 236||Last Tuesday at 8:49 AM|
[quote] "Gaze," the way it's used in the 21st century.
How is it used? That’s a new one to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||Last Tuesday at 8:56 AM|
R237, from time to time, I read about "the male gaze." Today, here on DL, I read about "the gay male gaze" or maybe it was "the gay white male gaze." I didn't know what the fuck he was talking about, so I stopped reading before my head exploded.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||Last Tuesday at 9:00 AM|
I dislike the word "folks" as it is used politicians and "divisive" when pronounced "divissive". The word was always pronounced with a long "I" in the second syllable (in the U.S.), then everyone started using a short "i" in 2008.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||Last Tuesday at 9:08 AM|
I dislike euphemisms for washed up professionals who title themselves CEO & Founding Gobal Director for their single person consultancy, or worse “strategic growth hacker” and phrases like these. I feel bad for them but don’t want a call about how much I need their help. I get a lot of these on LinkedIn. It’s sad. I know I could be next.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||Last Tuesday at 9:17 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 241||Last Tuesday at 9:22 AM|
Luscious. So disgusting. Makes the writer sound like a pervert.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||Last Tuesday at 9:23 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 243||Last Tuesday at 9:26 AM|
"Site" as in "sites of leaning" or "sites of memory" etc
|by Anonymous||reply 244||Last Tuesday at 9:26 AM|
Bigly - it’s infantile.
Bling - It’s trashy.
Icon - It’s overused.
Closure -Psychobabble. The sad feelings of a heinous tragedy cannot finalized and closed. One learns to live with it, but sadness will endure. A heinous tragedy is the death of a child, a murder of a loved one, an early death from disease, etc.
Junk - As used to describe a penis. It’s utterly crude and ignorant and sophomoric.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||Last Tuesday at 9:27 AM|
[quote] "Site" as in "sites of leaning"
|by Anonymous||reply 246||Last Tuesday at 9:28 AM|
Lol, thanks for catching my typo r246
|by Anonymous||reply 247||Last Tuesday at 9:29 AM|
today's most annoying palabraficaciones:
"trans coming out stories"
"right down the shitter"
|by Anonymous||reply 248||Last Tuesday at 11:00 AM|
"preferred" as in "preferred pronouns"
|by Anonymous||reply 249||Last Tuesday at 11:02 AM|
Actually, r249, I don't mind "preferred" at all when it isn't attached to "pronouns."
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|by Anonymous||reply 252||Last Tuesday at 12:09 PM|
People don't say-I'd like a side order of coleslaw. Today it's-I'D LIKE A SIDE OF SLAW-eww.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||Last Tuesday at 1:09 PM|
I don't do that, r253. And I certainly don't speak in all caps. There's one restaurant I go to regularly where I have a choice of sides. I always order "mashed potatoes, with gravy, and a dish of cole slaw."
|by Anonymous||reply 254||Last Tuesday at 1:11 PM|
Delicious when not about food sounds so pretentious. Over -use of obsessed in regard usually to beauty products. “That lipstick is delicious —I’m obsessed” ugh. Also “to die for” and “veggie” . Hearing someone talk about yummy veggies makes me sick.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||Last Tuesday at 1:47 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 256||Last Tuesday at 1:53 PM|
Stretched out "words" with repeated consonants rather than repeated vowels. For example: Amazzzzzingggg vs. Amaaaaazing. Rigggghhhht vs. Riiiiiight.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||Last Tuesday at 2:01 PM|
"The SALE Section!"
|by Anonymous||reply 258||Last Tuesday at 2:03 PM|
[quote]Also “to die for”
I agree. I think Martin Crane of [italic]Frasier[/italic] had a great comeback for this. Niles was saying some restaurant’s food was to die for.
Martin: Niles, your country and your family are to die for. Food is for eating!
|by Anonymous||reply 259||Last Tuesday at 2:38 PM|
Using “totes” instead of very
|by Anonymous||reply 260||Last Tuesday at 2:50 PM|
I thought "totes" was used instead of "totally."
|by Anonymous||reply 261||Last Tuesday at 2:52 PM|
R255-The British say you need to eat a lot of fruit and VEG. The don't even say veggies. It's VEG.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||Last Tuesday at 3:16 PM|
At the end of the day---at the end of the day really, really irritates me. I think I even heard Pete B. say it when interviewed by Rachel. At the end of the day, even he is not perfect. (Am a huge fan though).
|by Anonymous||reply 263||Last Tuesday at 3:29 PM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 265||Last Tuesday at 8:00 PM|
Young people who say "Hey" instead of "Hi".
|by Anonymous||reply 266||Last Tuesday at 8:00 PM|
Agreed R266. Its too casual.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||Last Tuesday at 8:03 PM|
"Hey" sounds vaguely rude to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||Last Tuesday at 8:04 PM|
And another thing about those damn young people. Where I live, young cashiers in stores and restaurants say "Have a good one." at the end of the transaction instead of "Thanks" or "Bye" or "Have A Nice Day".
Have a good what? Bowel movement?
|by Anonymous||reply 269||Last Tuesday at 8:08 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 270||Last Tuesday at 8:29 PM|
Bae, boo, tribe, blessed
|by Anonymous||reply 271||Last Tuesday at 8:32 PM|
Literally, when they mean figuratively, or almost, or just like.
R226, “whence” is OK w/ me, but “from whence” is ignorant.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||Last Tuesday at 8:35 PM|
"Signage", as in "we're reimagining our signage." Also "reimagining."
|by Anonymous||reply 273||Last Tuesday at 8:38 PM|
Republican. Conservative. Uneducated. Religious. Southern. Provincial. Etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||Last Tuesday at 8:43 PM|
[quote]say "Have a good one."
I give them the George Carlin line for that: “I already have a good one. I’m looking for a longer one.”
[quote]At the end of the day
I think this beats the stilted JFK version of this which was, “in the final analysis....”
|by Anonymous||reply 275||Last Wednesday at 3:16 AM|
'Inbox' as a verb.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||Last Wednesday at 3:19 AM|
Even the characters on Six Feet Under ca. 2002 would say HEY instead of Hi. It's laziness too. It's less work the mouth to say HEY instead of hi.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||Last Wednesday at 5:26 AM|
Straight guys think it's more manly to say "Hey" than "Hi".
|by Anonymous||reply 278||Last Wednesday at 5:28 AM|
'I can't even'
I find that so fucking annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||Last Wednesday at 6:51 AM|
Thought leader. Absolutely no one will be leading my thoughts!
|by Anonymous||reply 280||Last Wednesday at 7:06 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 281||Last Wednesday at 7:21 AM|
"Cheers" but only when used by Americans
|by Anonymous||reply 282||Last Wednesday at 7:22 AM|
Really, r282? Why?
|by Anonymous||reply 283||Last Wednesday at 7:24 AM|
Change the narrative
|by Anonymous||reply 284||Last Wednesday at 7:29 AM|
R283 An occasional "cheers" is fine but when it's an American's daily go-to, I find it irritating. Just a quirk of mine.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||Last Wednesday at 7:29 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 286||Last Wednesday at 7:32 AM|
I like "hey."
|by Anonymous||reply 287||Last Wednesday at 12:07 PM|
^^^ Young people want to distinguish themselves from older generations. I still find it irritating because I grew up with "Hi" and "Hello".
|by Anonymous||reply 288||Last Wednesday at 12:17 PM|
I don’t like when brits overuse “brilliant” Also many of them seem to think they’re very cute and that Americans are going to fawn over their accents which is annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||Last Wednesday at 12:18 PM|
I'm probably older than you, r288.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||Last Wednesday at 12:24 PM|
Then you're a traitor to your generation.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||Last Wednesday at 12:30 PM|
Being called "chief" or "boss" by younger men. WHET "sir?"
|by Anonymous||reply 292||Last Wednesday at 1:16 PM|
“Best in class”
|by Anonymous||reply 293||Last Wednesday at 1:20 PM|
[quote] I still find it irritating because I grew up with "Hi" and "Hello".
|by Anonymous||reply 294||Last Wednesday at 1:21 PM|
In a similar thing, r292, when did people become so familiar? My name is, let’s say, Brian Smith.
I’ve had a lot of work done at my house recently, and had to go to a couple of different doctors recently.
Not once did anyone call me “Mr. Smith.” Everyone, and I mean everyone, immediately said, “Brian.” What if I went to see Dr. Charles Jones and said, “how we doin’ Chuck?”
Realistically, chances are I’d tell them to call me by my first name, but it’s rude to assume.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||Last Wednesday at 1:22 PM|
"Lovely" when used by Americans. It's OK if used by British people.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||Last Wednesday at 1:26 PM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 300||Last Wednesday at 3:32 PM|
"vacay" instead of vacation
"bored of" instead of bored with, although it's probably a regional variation
|by Anonymous||reply 301||Last Thursday at 4:09 AM|
Eldritch. I saw someone use it on Twitter. Only douchebags use words like eldritch.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||Last Thursday at 4:27 AM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 304||Last Thursday at 4:33 AM|
Jam, as in "Paint and Sip [drinking wine] is my jam!"
|by Anonymous||reply 305||Last Thursday at 5:34 AM|
Boot Edge Edge
|by Anonymous||reply 306||Last Thursday at 5:38 AM|
I love saying "_____ is my jam!"
|by Anonymous||reply 307||Last Thursday at 6:51 AM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 309||Last Thursday at 7:09 AM|
Iteration. So pretentious. Also agree with poster who said irregardless. It's the same as people who say "I could care less". It means exactly the opposite of what they think they are saying.
|by Anonymous||reply 310||Last Thursday at 7:51 AM|
[quote]Young people who say "Hey" instead of "Hi".—Eldergay
They did this too when I was young.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||Last Thursday at 8:02 AM|
What up, homie.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||Last Thursday at 8:02 AM|
This thread is my jam!
|by Anonymous||reply 313||Last Thursday at 8:04 AM|
Hot (as in hot guy - SO over-used)
Fucktard (put this to the top of the list)
|by Anonymous||reply 314||Last Thursday at 8:05 AM|
I have a colleague who is one annoying bitch. She loves using "equidistant" and the terms "in his/her stead" just to sound "read".
|by Anonymous||reply 315||Last Thursday at 8:15 AM|
"Unpack" used in any other context than to remove contents from a box, bag or other type of container.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||Last Thursday at 8:36 AM|
Or luggage, r316.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||Last Thursday at 8:49 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 318||Last Thursday at 9:04 AM|
[quote] Being called "chief" or "boss" by younger men. WHET "sir?"
I like boss, means he doesn't see me as some stuffy old goat.
|by Anonymous||reply 319||Last Thursday at 11:41 AM|
I prefer "soft drinks" to "soda" or "pop".
|by Anonymous||reply 320||Last Thursday at 11:44 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 321||Last Thursday at 11:48 AM|
The British term sarnie is as twee as the American sammie to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||Last Thursday at 12:10 PM|
The use of “unload” when referring to taking a shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||Last Thursday at 12:53 PM|
Thanks, r323, from me and everyone else who never, ever, heard that one before. If I can't forget it, it's on you.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||Last Thursday at 12:54 PM|
Meghan and Markle.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||Last Thursday at 1:13 PM|
The use of “download” when referring to shitting. Seriously.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||Last Thursday at 1:17 PM|
I said this much earlier in this thread-POOP. Why is that slang word more acceptable and less offensive than DOOTIE!
|by Anonymous||reply 327||Last Thursday at 1:17 PM|
I hate the word poop - or poo.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||Last Thursday at 2:22 PM|
Twee. Thanks r322
|by Anonymous||reply 329||Last Thursday at 2:25 PM|
Then what do you say if you can't say "shit", R328?
|by Anonymous||reply 330||Last Thursday at 2:26 PM|
I call them biggies.
Now you can too.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||Last Thursday at 2:28 PM|
I went full asshole on a local sandwich store clerk who referred to the sandwich I'd just ordered as a "sammy."
"Wait…I didn't order that," I said.
"You ordered a roast beef on Sourdough with mayo, lettuce and horseradish," she said.
"I did," I replied, "but you just called it something else, and I have no idea what you're talking about."
"Yes. But I ordered a sandwich."
She then explained that a "sammy" WAS a sandwich, to which I replied there would be much less confusion if they stopped using nursery school terms and called it what it was.
And I will do that every time someone uses that stupid, stupid word.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||Last Thursday at 2:31 PM|
Your sammy sounds nice, but you sound awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||Last Thursday at 2:33 PM|
Snatch. Rupaul loves it.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||Last Thursday at 2:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 335||Last Thursday at 2:38 PM|
R332, you’re going to be ingesting a lot of spit.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||Last Thursday at 2:57 PM|
[quote]Your sammy sounds nice, but you sound awful.
I am. But only when triggered.
[quote][R332], you’re going to be ingesting a lot of spit.
From where I was standing, I had a perfectly clear view of the person who was making my sandwich. The chance of anything foreign finding its way into it was zero.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||Last Thursday at 3:12 PM|
Lol R331. Sorry. "Biggies" isn't well known around here.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||Last Thursday at 3:13 PM|
[quote]Sorry. "Biggies" isn't well known around here.
Don't follow the crowd.
|by Anonymous||reply 339||Last Thursday at 3:19 PM|
Dump cake and dump dinners.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||Last Thursday at 4:41 PM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 342||Last Thursday at 4:47 PM|
I didn’t read the whole thread since there’s a lot to unpack here. But I do hate the word frau.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||Last Thursday at 4:59 PM|
Speaking my truth
|by Anonymous||reply 344||Last Thursday at 5:58 PM|
Rad from anyone over the age of 19
|by Anonymous||reply 345||Last Thursday at 6:21 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 346||Last Thursday at 6:23 PM|
Living my best life. WTF??
|by Anonymous||reply 347||Last Thursday at 6:24 PM|
"Living my best life" is only said by those who aren't...denial.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||Last Thursday at 6:25 PM|
Eldergays, tell me about...
|by Anonymous||reply 349||Last Thursday at 11:30 PM|
Honestly, r349, I like that. As an “eldergay” I enjoy it when legit questions are asked and even when being teased about things long long ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||Last Friday at 4:58 AM|
I like "eldergay," too. I worked hard to get here.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||Last Friday at 5:06 AM|
YES R344!! Take "your truth" and shove it where the sun doesn't shine!!
|by Anonymous||reply 352||Last Friday at 5:12 AM|
"Gal." I fuckin' HATE that word. I keep waiting for the people who say it to die of old age—which they do—but then even much younger people start saying it, people in their 20s. WHY?
|by Anonymous||reply 353||Last Friday at 9:35 AM|
I don’t like when articles rather than referring to a singer by their name call them by reference to one of their songs. Justin Bieber becomes “the ‘Baby’ singer”. Just call him Bieber or Justin.
|by Anonymous||reply 354||Last Friday at 9:44 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 355||Last Friday at 10:13 AM|
This trinity right here:
|by Anonymous||reply 356||Last Friday at 10:46 AM|
I earned "eldergay." Hey, I'm alive, against all odds.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||Last Friday at 4:13 PM|
[quote]"Gal." I fuckin' HATE that word.
Who says that these days?
I prefer "gurl" it's more modern.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||Last Friday at 4:16 PM|
R356 - say what?
|by Anonymous||reply 359||Last Friday at 4:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 360||Last Friday at 4:22 PM|
To "nut," as in, "I'm going to go down to the ABS because I've really got to nut." Stupid, STUPID word.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||20 hours ago|
Fags - British slang for cigarettes
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