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by Anonymousreply 1Last Monday at 2:39 PM

"millennials," misspelled

by Anonymousreply 2Last Monday at 2:40 PM


by Anonymousreply 3Last Monday at 2:40 PM

Old Navy.

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by Anonymousreply 8Last Monday at 2:42 PM

“Nuked” when meaning “microwaved.” There’s just no need.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Monday at 2:43 PM

Abercrombie & Fitch.

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by Anonymousreply 13Last Monday at 2:44 PM

Frau, Spawn, Op, Flames, etcetera... etcetera... etcetera.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Monday at 2:45 PM’s end quote or close quote..u can’t unquote anything

by Anonymousreply 15Last Monday at 2:45 PM

'Hot' , as defined by the old trolls at Data Lounge.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Monday at 2:45 PM

Impact, when used as a verb. Unless you mean wisdom teeth.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Monday at 2:45 PM

I don't even [italic]want[/italic] to know what the millenniots mean when they abuse "granular."

by Anonymousreply 18Last Monday at 2:46 PM


by Anonymousreply 19Last Monday at 2:46 PM

I call it "DL Hot," r16. Because what it is not is hot.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Monday at 2:46 PM

granular, organic, "in the mix", "baked in" Are they cooking or what?

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by Anonymousreply 27Last Monday at 2:54 PM

FRAU-not the word but the people who are fraus.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Monday at 2:54 PM

My MOM and DAD instead of My MOTHER and FATHER.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Monday at 2:54 PM


by Anonymousreply 30Last Monday at 2:55 PM

I hate "booty," too.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Monday at 2:56 PM


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by Anonymousreply 34Last Monday at 3:00 PM

space, as in "in the education space" or the "business space"

by Anonymousreply 35Last Monday at 3:00 PM


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by Anonymousreply 37Last Monday at 3:01 PM

Elevator pitch

by Anonymousreply 38Last Monday at 3:02 PM


by Anonymousreply 39Last Monday at 3:03 PM

James Charles

by Anonymousreply 40Last Monday at 3:03 PM

awesome. Enough already!

by Anonymousreply 41Last Monday at 3:05 PM

Gifted when they mean given.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Monday at 3:05 PM

Verse, used as a verb.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Monday at 3:07 PM

Brilliant. Unless through some truly unusual circumstance, something or someone is actually brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Monday at 3:07 PM


by Anonymousreply 45Last Monday at 3:08 PM

The Brits referring to all desserts as "pudding". Unforgiveable.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Monday at 3:08 PM

“No problem”

As in: Thank you

No problem

by Anonymousreply 47Last Monday at 3:09 PM

Literally, like "like" is so literally annoying.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Monday at 3:10 PM

Unpack, as in analyze a topic.

by Anonymousreply 49Last Monday at 3:10 PM

R49. You beat me. Hate unpack.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Monday at 3:12 PM

Prin-CESS. Pronounced the British way.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Monday at 3:13 PM

Bowel movement. Or BM.

by Anonymousreply 52Last Monday at 3:13 PM


by Anonymousreply 53Last Monday at 3:14 PM

The PrinCESS made a bowel movement in hospital.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Monday at 3:15 PM

[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.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Monday at 3:17 PM

"Za" for pizza.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Monday at 3:22 PM


by Anonymousreply 57Last Monday at 3:24 PM

r35 YES!!! That is my biggest peeve.

Also "queer spaces" "white spaces" "learning spaces" etc.

Linguistic laziness.

by Anonymousreply 58Last Monday at 3:24 PM

R49 / R55. Terri Gross of NPR uses it a lot. Makes me insane.

by Anonymousreply 59Last Monday at 3:24 PM


by Anonymousreply 60Last Monday at 3:25 PM

"Veggie". Fucking "veggie".

by Anonymousreply 61Last Monday at 3:25 PM


by Anonymousreply 62Last Monday at 3:25 PM


by Anonymousreply 63Last Monday at 3:26 PM

Deep dive

by Anonymousreply 64Last Monday at 3:26 PM


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by Anonymousreply 66Last Monday at 3:27 PM

[quote] "Veggie". Fucking "veggie".

The Brit equivalent, veg, is as bad.

by Anonymousreply 67Last Monday at 3:28 PM


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by Anonymousreply 71Last Monday at 3:29 PM

People who pronounce "nuclear" noo-kew-ler instead of noo-klee-er.

by Anonymousreply 72Last Monday at 3:30 PM


by Anonymousreply 73Last Monday at 3:30 PM

No, r67, "veg" is not as bad as "veggie." It is a mere shortening of the word, not an attempt to make it cute.

by Anonymousreply 74Last Monday at 3:31 PM


by Anonymousreply 75Last Monday at 3:34 PM

Boho, Curate, Artisinal.

by Anonymousreply 76Last Monday at 3:37 PM


by Anonymousreply 77Last Monday at 3:38 PM

"Going forward," meaning "in the future." "Drill down," meaning "investigate." Doing "due diligence," meaning simply "doing one's job."

by Anonymousreply 78Last Monday at 3:41 PM


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by Anonymousreply 80Last Monday at 3:42 PM

Oh no, not kerfuffle!

I like kerfuffle.

by Anonymousreply 81Last Monday at 3:43 PM

"Old lady" for girlfriend / wife.

"Old man" for boyfriend / husband.

by Anonymousreply 82Last Monday at 3:44 PM

Surreal, when added to “like, surreal..”

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by Anonymousreply 84Last Monday at 3:48 PM


Yum or Yummy, especially when referring to a human being.

by Anonymousreply 85Last Monday at 3:49 PM

Totes for totally. Adorb for adorable. Totes adorb is a hanging offense.

by Anonymousreply 86Last Monday at 3:50 PM


by Anonymousreply 87Last Monday at 3:50 PM

Journey. Like how everyone in entertainment talks about their life's "journey". Just fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Monday at 3:51 PM


by Anonymousreply 89Last Monday at 3:52 PM

Event, when used in relation to weather, as in "Storm Event" to mean Storm or "Snow Event" to mean it's snowing.

by Anonymousreply 90Last Monday at 3:52 PM

[quote] Totes for totally. Adorb for adorable. Totes adorb is a hanging offense.


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by Anonymousreply 92Last Monday at 3:53 PM

I've never heard anyone say "squee" except on Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 93Last Monday at 3:53 PM

R83 that's mine as well. I can't stand that word.

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by Anonymousreply 96Last Monday at 3:54 PM

"Pray, sit down."

by Anonymousreply 97Last Monday at 3:55 PM

Adjacent, as in white adjacent

by Anonymousreply 98Last Monday at 3:55 PM

Bomb Cyclone

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by Anonymousreply 100Last Monday at 3:56 PM

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 Anonymousreply 101Last Monday at 3:56 PM

Is "adjacent" a thing anywhere but here?

by Anonymousreply 102Last 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 Anonymousreply 103Last 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 Anonymousreply 104Last Monday at 4:01 PM

“Uncoupling” and all that other Gwyneth Paltrow bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 105Last 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 Anonymousreply 106Last Monday at 4:01 PM


Way too many people use that here and they truly don’t know what an actual sociopath is.

by Anonymousreply 107Last Monday at 4:11 PM

“Zero Tolerance”. It’s utterly stupid and it’s pure gibberish.

by Anonymousreply 108Last Monday at 4:11 PM


by Anonymousreply 109Last Monday at 4:12 PM

R107, the word “narcissism” applies in the same case.

by Anonymousreply 110Last Monday at 4:16 PM


by Anonymousreply 111Last Monday at 4:17 PM

Ground Zero

by Anonymousreply 112Last Monday at 4:20 PM

The New Normal

by Anonymousreply 113Last Monday at 4:20 PM

Comfort Zone

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by Anonymousreply 116Last Monday at 4:22 PM

Kinda watery polenta but the totes adorbs server made up for it! And, they do veggies well - yummers!

by Anonymousreply 117Last Monday at 4:23 PM

"Organic" as in "we need to think about this organically."

by Anonymousreply 118Last Monday at 4:23 PM

"Protein" in lieu of "ingredient name or type".

" Comes with your choice of "protein"! "

by Anonymousreply 119Last Monday at 4:25 PM

"Alpha", especially when spoken by someone who is the "submissive other half in a relationship."

by Anonymousreply 120Last Monday at 4:27 PM

Doggo, Sammie. Suffixes don't work like that in English. I third whilst.

by Anonymousreply 121Last Monday at 4:28 PM

Mac and Cheese instead of Macaroni and Cheese

by Anonymousreply 122Last 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.

by Anonymousreply 123Last Monday at 4:33 PM


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by Anonymousreply 125Last Monday at 4:35 PM

[quote]Tea used to mean gossip.

It still does. Wish it would go away.

by Anonymousreply 126Last Monday at 4:36 PM

It’s moistily delicious!

by Anonymousreply 127Last Monday at 4:36 PM

Someone has already mentioned MOIST

by Anonymousreply 128Last Monday at 4:36 PM

Moist Crevice

by Anonymousreply 129Last Monday at 4:38 PM


by Anonymousreply 130Last Monday at 4:38 PM

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.

MOIST, motherfucker.

by Anonymousreply 131Last Monday at 4:38 PM


by Anonymousreply 132Last Monday at 4:39 PM

"That said"

Can't stand that phrase.

by Anonymousreply 133Last Monday at 4:40 PM


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by Anonymousreply 137Last Monday at 4:51 PM


by Anonymousreply 138Last Monday at 4:51 PM

“Who all” as in “Who all is going to the barn dance?”

by Anonymousreply 139Last Monday at 4:52 PM


by Anonymousreply 140Last Monday at 4:52 PM

I'm taking my MEDS.

by Anonymousreply 141Last Monday at 4:53 PM


by Anonymousreply 142Last Monday at 4:53 PM

git gud

by Anonymousreply 143Last Monday at 4:54 PM

Words ending with -wise

by Anonymousreply 144Last Monday at 4:56 PM

"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 Anonymousreply 145Last Monday at 4:59 PM

[quote]Yum or Yummy, especially when referring to a human being.

Nothing wrong with "yummy mummy".

by Anonymousreply 146Last 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 Anonymousreply 147Last Monday at 5:04 PM

This thread is making my mussy moist, and that's the tea.

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by Anonymousreply 149Last 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."

by Anonymousreply 150Last Monday at 5:07 PM

yasssss queen

by Anonymousreply 151Last Monday at 5:08 PM

"As such," which more times than not is used incorrectly.

by Anonymousreply 152Last Monday at 5:08 PM

Business can grow, like in size

by Anonymousreply 153Last Monday at 5:08 PM

as is

by Anonymousreply 154Last Monday at 5:08 PM

[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 Anonymousreply 155Last Monday at 5:09 PM

garage, the British pronounciation

by Anonymousreply 156Last Monday at 5:09 PM

Pussy whipped

by Anonymousreply 157Last Monday at 5:10 PM

R154 It is what it is!

by Anonymousreply 158Last Monday at 5:10 PM

In terms of...

by Anonymousreply 159Last Monday at 5:10 PM


by Anonymousreply 160Last Monday at 5:12 PM

Meds sounds like something you'd receive on a psychiatric ward or in prison

by Anonymousreply 161Last 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 Anonymousreply 162Last Monday at 5:12 PM

[quote] Words ending with -wise

Confound it all, Samwise Gamgee! Have you been eavesdropping?

by Anonymousreply 163Last Monday at 5:13 PM

"Wife beater" instead of "tank top".

Very classy

by Anonymousreply 164Last Monday at 5:13 PM

[quote] git gud

I’d never heard that one. I’ll have to look it up.

by Anonymousreply 165Last Monday at 5:14 PM
by Anonymousreply 166Last Monday at 5:18 PM

Brand, as in "working on my brand"

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by Anonymousreply 168Last Monday at 5:27 PM

King of turds

by Anonymousreply 169Last Monday at 5:30 PM

POOP. I prefer that other slang word DOOTIE.

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by Anonymousreply 173Last Monday at 5:40 PM

R172 non binary too!

by Anonymousreply 174Last Monday at 5:41 PM


by Anonymousreply 175Last Monday at 5:42 PM

Informational Nom nom nom Sheesh Yummy, tummy and other baby talk

by Anonymousreply 176Last Monday at 5:56 PM





People saying "expresso" or "expecially"



by Anonymousreply 177Last Monday at 6:08 PM

R177 thank you. Can't stand "kiddos".

by Anonymousreply 178Last Monday at 6:09 PM


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by Anonymousreply 183Last Monday at 6:21 PM

Yeah, yeah, yeah

by Anonymousreply 184Last Monday at 6:21 PM


by Anonymousreply 185Last Monday at 6:25 PM

"Speak to" or "Speak on" a topic. I feel like mostly urban types use these phrases when trying to sound smart.

by Anonymousreply 186Last Monday at 6:26 PM

Or "talk to me about X"

by Anonymousreply 187Last Monday at 6:29 PM

- 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

by Anonymousreply 188Last Monday at 6:36 PM

Right? Right? Riggghhhht??

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by Anonymousreply 194Last Monday at 6:51 PM

Universe, but only when referring to stupid things like the "Marvel Universe".

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by Anonymousreply 196Last 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 Anonymousreply 197Last Monday at 8:15 PM

A DL phrase that I do like: "prostitution whore".

by Anonymousreply 198Last Monday at 8:15 PM

ESCORT- They're called prostitutes.

by Anonymousreply 199Last Monday at 8:26 PM

It's a RHONJ phrase, r198, something Teresa once called Danielle.

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by Anonymousreply 203Last Monday at 9:14 PM

Really, r203?

by Anonymousreply 204Last Monday at 9:16 PM

R6 I agree. "Casted" instead of "cast" is annoying. When did that start?

by Anonymousreply 205Last 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 Anonymousreply 206Last 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 boards followed by references here on DL and other places.

by Anonymousreply 207Last 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 Anonymousreply 208Last 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 Anonymousreply 209Last Tuesday at 12:15 AM

yada yada yada.......

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by Anonymousreply 213Last Tuesday at 4:17 AM

"comfy" (and people who use it instead of "comfortable")

by Anonymousreply 214Last Tuesday at 4:18 AM

eye candy

by Anonymousreply 215Last Tuesday at 4:18 AM

naughty (What, are you three?)

by Anonymousreply 216Last Tuesday at 4:19 AM

sinful (when applied to food)

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by Anonymousreply 219Last Tuesday at 4:20 AM

“read someone [italic]to[/italic] filth” instead of “read someone [italic]for[/italic] filth”

by Anonymousreply 220Last 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 Anonymousreply 221Last Tuesday at 4:46 AM

Yes. It happens with some ice cream-based confection, r221. That it exists is what's sinful.

by Anonymousreply 222Last Tuesday at 4:47 AM

"best" as an email sign off


Dora Dumbfuck

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by Anonymousreply 224Last Tuesday at 5:27 AM

Booty. Was it a word before "Shake Your Booty" in 1976?

by Anonymousreply 225Last Tuesday at 5:33 AM


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by Anonymousreply 227Last Tuesday at 6:30 AM

"Nubbins" in overly descriptive food reviews

by Anonymousreply 228Last Tuesday at 6:31 AM


by Anonymousreply 229Last 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 Anonymousreply 230Last Tuesday at 6:50 AM

[quote]There's never enough for some people. Just never enough.

Tell me about it!

by Anonymousreply 231Last 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 Anonymousreply 232Last 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 Anonymousreply 233Last Tuesday at 7:45 AM

"Gaze," the way it's used in the 21st century.

by Anonymousreply 234Last Tuesday at 8:44 AM

No worries. ( Liar.)

by Anonymousreply 235Last Tuesday at 8:47 AM

I got it. ( When it means, Shut up.)

by Anonymousreply 236Last 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 Anonymousreply 237Last 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 Anonymousreply 238Last 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 Anonymousreply 239Last 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.

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by Anonymousreply 241Last Tuesday at 9:22 AM

Luscious. So disgusting. Makes the writer sound like a pervert.

by Anonymousreply 242Last Tuesday at 9:23 AM

Namby Pamby

by Anonymousreply 243Last Tuesday at 9:26 AM

"Site" as in "sites of leaning" or "sites of memory" etc

by Anonymousreply 244Last 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 Anonymousreply 245Last Tuesday at 9:27 AM

[quote] "Site" as in "sites of leaning"


by Anonymousreply 246Last Tuesday at 9:28 AM

Lol, thanks for catching my typo r246

by Anonymousreply 247Last Tuesday at 9:29 AM

today's most annoying palabraficaciones:

"trans coming out stories"


"right down the shitter"

"turtle headaches"

by Anonymousreply 248Last Tuesday at 11:00 AM

"preferred" as in "preferred pronouns"

by Anonymousreply 249Last 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 Anonymousreply 252Last 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 Anonymousreply 253Last 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 Anonymousreply 254Last 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 Anonymousreply 255Last Tuesday at 1:47 PM


by Anonymousreply 256Last Tuesday at 1:53 PM

Stretched out "words" with repeated consonants rather than repeated vowels. For example: Amazzzzzingggg vs. Amaaaaazing. Rigggghhhht vs. Riiiiiight.

by Anonymousreply 257Last Tuesday at 2:01 PM


"Price Kills!"

"The SALE Section!"

by Anonymousreply 258Last 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 Anonymousreply 259Last Tuesday at 2:38 PM

Using “totes” instead of very

by Anonymousreply 260Last Tuesday at 2:50 PM

I thought "totes" was used instead of "totally."

by Anonymousreply 261Last 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 Anonymousreply 262Last 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 Anonymousreply 263Last Tuesday at 3:29 PM


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by Anonymousreply 265Last Tuesday at 8:00 PM

Young people who say "Hey" instead of "Hi".

by Anonymousreply 266Last Tuesday at 8:00 PM

Agreed R266. Its too casual.

by Anonymousreply 267Last Tuesday at 8:03 PM

"Hey" sounds vaguely rude to me.

by Anonymousreply 268Last 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 Anonymousreply 269Last Tuesday at 8:08 PM

Best practice

Round table

Conference call

by Anonymousreply 270Last Tuesday at 8:29 PM

Bae, boo, tribe, blessed

by Anonymousreply 271Last 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 Anonymousreply 272Last Tuesday at 8:35 PM

"Signage", as in "we're reimagining our signage." Also "reimagining."

by Anonymousreply 273Last Tuesday at 8:38 PM

Republican. Conservative. Uneducated. Religious. Southern. Provincial. Etc.

by Anonymousreply 274Last 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 Anonymousreply 275Last Wednesday at 3:16 AM

'Inbox' as a verb.

by Anonymousreply 276Last 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 Anonymousreply 277Last Wednesday at 5:26 AM

Straight guys think it's more manly to say "Hey" than "Hi".

by Anonymousreply 278Last Wednesday at 5:28 AM

'I can't even'

I find that so fucking annoying.

by Anonymousreply 279Last Wednesday at 6:51 AM

Thought leader. Absolutely no one will be leading my thoughts!

by Anonymousreply 280Last Wednesday at 7:06 AM


by Anonymousreply 281Last Wednesday at 7:21 AM

"Cheers" but only when used by Americans

by Anonymousreply 282Last Wednesday at 7:22 AM

Really, r282? Why?

by Anonymousreply 283Last Wednesday at 7:24 AM


Change the narrative

by Anonymousreply 284Last 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 Anonymousreply 285Last Wednesday at 7:29 AM


by Anonymousreply 286Last Wednesday at 7:32 AM

I like "hey."

by Anonymousreply 287Last 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 Anonymousreply 288Last 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 Anonymousreply 289Last Wednesday at 12:18 PM

I'm probably older than you, r288.

by Anonymousreply 290Last Wednesday at 12:24 PM

Then you're a traitor to your generation.

by Anonymousreply 291Last Wednesday at 12:30 PM

Being called "chief" or "boss" by younger men. WHET "sir?"

by Anonymousreply 292Last Wednesday at 1:16 PM

“Best in class”

by Anonymousreply 293Last Wednesday at 1:20 PM

[quote] I still find it irritating because I grew up with "Hi" and "Hello".


by Anonymousreply 294Last 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 Anonymousreply 295Last Wednesday at 1:22 PM

"Lovely" when used by Americans. It's OK if used by British people.

by Anonymousreply 296Last Wednesday at 1:26 PM


by Anonymousreply 297Last Wednesday at 2:17 PM

Bromance. Frenemy.

by Anonymousreply 298Last Wednesday at 3:20 PM


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by Anonymousreply 300Last Wednesday at 3:32 PM

"vacay" instead of vacation

"bored of" instead of bored with, although it's probably a regional variation

by Anonymousreply 301Last Thursday at 4:09 AM

Eldritch. I saw someone use it on Twitter. Only douchebags use words like eldritch.

by Anonymousreply 302Last Thursday at 4:27 AM


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by Anonymousreply 304Last Thursday at 4:33 AM

Jam, as in "Paint and Sip [drinking wine] is my jam!"

by Anonymousreply 305Last Thursday at 5:34 AM

Boot Edge Edge

by Anonymousreply 306Last Thursday at 5:38 AM

I love saying "_____ is my jam!"

by Anonymousreply 307Last Thursday at 6:51 AM

Adult beverage

by Anonymousreply 308Last Thursday at 7:03 AM

soft drinks

by Anonymousreply 309Last 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 Anonymousreply 310Last Thursday at 7:51 AM

[quote]Young people who say "Hey" instead of "Hi".—Eldergay

They did this too when I was young.

by Anonymousreply 311Last Thursday at 8:02 AM

What up, homie.

by Anonymousreply 312Last Thursday at 8:02 AM

This thread is my jam!

by Anonymousreply 313Last Thursday at 8:04 AM


People watching


Sample (music)

Hot (as in hot guy - SO over-used)

Fucktard (put this to the top of the list)

by Anonymousreply 314Last 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 Anonymousreply 315Last 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 Anonymousreply 316Last Thursday at 8:36 AM

Or luggage, r316.

by Anonymousreply 317Last Thursday at 8:49 AM

My bad

by Anonymousreply 318Last 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 Anonymousreply 319Last Thursday at 11:41 AM

I prefer "soft drinks" to "soda" or "pop".

by Anonymousreply 320Last Thursday at 11:44 AM


by Anonymousreply 321Last Thursday at 11:48 AM

The British term sarnie is as twee as the American sammie to me.

by Anonymousreply 322Last Thursday at 12:10 PM

The use of “unload” when referring to taking a shit.

by Anonymousreply 323Last 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 Anonymousreply 324Last Thursday at 12:54 PM

Meghan and Markle.

by Anonymousreply 325Last Thursday at 1:13 PM

The use of “download” when referring to shitting. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 326Last 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 Anonymousreply 327Last Thursday at 1:17 PM

I hate the word poop - or poo.

by Anonymousreply 328Last Thursday at 2:22 PM

Twee. Thanks r322

by Anonymousreply 329Last Thursday at 2:25 PM

Then what do you say if you can't say "shit", R328?

by Anonymousreply 330Last Thursday at 2:26 PM

I call them biggies.

Now you can too.

by Anonymousreply 331Last 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."

"A sammy?"

"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 Anonymousreply 332Last Thursday at 2:31 PM

Your sammy sounds nice, but you sound awful.

by Anonymousreply 333Last Thursday at 2:33 PM

Snatch. Rupaul loves it.

by Anonymousreply 334Last Thursday at 2:37 PM


by Anonymousreply 335Last Thursday at 2:38 PM

R332, you’re going to be ingesting a lot of spit.

by Anonymousreply 336Last 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 Anonymousreply 337Last Thursday at 3:12 PM

Lol R331. Sorry. "Biggies" isn't well known around here.

by Anonymousreply 338Last Thursday at 3:13 PM

[quote]Sorry. "Biggies" isn't well known around here.

Don't follow the crowd.

by Anonymousreply 339Last Thursday at 3:19 PM

Dump cake and dump dinners.

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by Anonymousreply 342Last 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 Anonymousreply 343Last Thursday at 4:59 PM

Speaking my truth

by Anonymousreply 344Last Thursday at 5:58 PM

Rad from anyone over the age of 19

by Anonymousreply 345Last Thursday at 6:21 PM




by Anonymousreply 346Last Thursday at 6:23 PM

Living my best life. WTF??

by Anonymousreply 347Last Thursday at 6:24 PM

"Living my best life" is only said by those who aren't...denial.

by Anonymousreply 348Last Thursday at 6:25 PM

Eldergays, tell me about...

by Anonymousreply 349Last 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 Anonymousreply 350Last Friday at 4:58 AM

I like "eldergay," too. I worked hard to get here.

by Anonymousreply 351Last Friday at 5:06 AM

YES R344!! Take "your truth" and shove it where the sun doesn't shine!!

by Anonymousreply 352Last 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 Anonymousreply 353Last 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 Anonymousreply 354Last Friday at 9:44 AM


by Anonymousreply 355Last Friday at 10:13 AM

This trinity right here:



No kuhLOOOgyn

by Anonymousreply 356Last Friday at 10:46 AM

I earned "eldergay." Hey, I'm alive, against all odds.

by Anonymousreply 357Last 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 Anonymousreply 358Last Friday at 4:16 PM

R356 - say what?

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by Anonymousreply 360Last 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 Anonymousreply 36120 hours ago

Fags - British slang for cigarettes

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