"Cute"--the word evvery American women loves to use for EVERYTHING they like. So fucking childish. I've never heard women in other countries use cute so profusely.
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"Cute"--the word evvery American women loves to use for EVERYTHING they like. So fucking childish. I've never heard women in other countries use cute so profusely.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||Last Wednesday at 10:08 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/10/2020|
"Rents" as in parents.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/10/2020|
"if you will"
"at the end of the day"
"begs the question"
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/10/2020|
"Fam" is fucking stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/10/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/10/2020|
YES, super cute is BAD. Adding "super" at the front of any word just indicates the person is stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/10/2020|
Any word that is a noun turned into an adjective by some asshole who is trying to make a simple menu item seem more "exotic"
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/10/2020|
Iconic - not every fucking thing that is slightly exceptionally is iconic.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/10/2020|
WAP.... Eldergays, did you all have WAP's back in the day? What were they called back then?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/10/2020|
Did anyone say “lean in” yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/10/2020|
“Bon appetit” (when said before anything other than a fancy French meal)
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/10/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/10/2020|
"Drizzle" when you're talking about food makes me not want to eat anything you make, ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/10/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/10/2020|
All of the above. Although I use broseph and broski to troll when someone calls me bro. Fucking Hate it.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/11/2020|
Cute list, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/11/2020|
I hate the word "like", and people who can't form a sentence without using it make me want to stab them.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/11/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/11/2020|
"___________ " be like ......
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/11/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/11/2020|
"heaven" (which someone used this morning to describe a particularly disgusting fried eggwhite sandwich)
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/11/2020|
Some men have vaginas
Some women have penises
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/11/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/11/2020|
circle back around
paradigm <- especially when used incorrectly
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/11/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/11/2020|
I saw this in a Timotay thread. Omfg. It's my new, most-hated word.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/12/2020|
Exactly, when it's not exact and yes will suffice.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/12/2020|
"tease out" when not referring to hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/12/2020|
"Unpack" when not referring to suitcases.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/12/2020|
Bub for a baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/12/2020|
It seems everything is surreal these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/12/2020|
"Fresh" when referring to new episodes of television.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/12/2020|
"clapped back". Especially when used in yahoo news headlines.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/12/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/12/2020|
"So, this happened..."
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/12/2020|
"Tell us how you really feel"--I just did you moron!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/12/2020|
“Ping me,” meaning, get in touch. Had a grown ass man say this to me yesterday when discussing a work project.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/12/2020|
at the end of the day.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/12/2020|
man-pussy (or any variation thereof)
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/12/2020|
Gaslighting, which is rarely used correctly.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/12/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/12/2020|
Hubby. It sounds too much like hippo. Just say your husband!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/12/2020|
It's just gross. I agree! R42
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/12/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/12/2020|
News headlines that end with "This is what happened next."
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/13/2020|
"I am not the one"
"yap, yap, yap!" (thi is an exaggerated version of the word yup that is only used in Gary, Indiana)
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/13/2020|
Referring to the JFK presidency as the "Camelot" years. Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/13/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/13/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/13/2020|
Veggies. Fucking baby talk.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||12/13/2020|
when women call their husband "the Hubs". . So fucking cutsie poo.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/13/2020|
"make love". No, call it what it is, FUCKING or HAVING SEX!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/13/2020|
Same goes for "slept with".
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/13/2020|
"Team". Addressing your email, "Hi Team" will not prompt me to move faster. Fuck your team, I'm busy!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||12/13/2020|
"Creepy" In reference to the most NON-creepy things! "Frosty the Snowman is "creepy"
|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/13/2020|
“Husbear”. Translation: The husband is fat and hairy. Why don’t you just say that. FAT and HAIRY!
“Let’s throw some ideas against the wall, and see what sticks”.
“Lots to unpack here”.
“Plenty to unbox here”.
“Just doing me”.
“You do you”.
“Let’s not get into the weeds here”.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/13/2020|
Bathroom Restroom Washroom Powder room
It’s a fucking toilet! Why are Americans so squeamish?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/13/2020|
It's a shitter, R57, that's why.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/13/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||12/13/2020|
I prefer "kicked the bucket" myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/13/2020|
[bold]"Rock star"[/bold] for, say, an office worker who did a halfway decent job on something.
[bold]"Exhausted"[/bold] for "mildly irritated or annoyed." A health care worker who puts in an 18-hour COVID shift is legitimately exhausted. You just read an opinion on Twitter you didn't like.
[bold]"Bad boys"[/bold] as a euphemism for an indeterminate number of something, commonly used by hetero douchebagss. "I'm gonna eat ALL those bad boys!"
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/13/2020|
“North of” (a number), as in north of 50 dollars, or north of 95 degrees, or north of 70 million votes. It’s so stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||12/13/2020|
Literally when used, as it usually is, figuratively,
Love on, hate on, and wanton use of superfluous prepositions generally.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/13/2020|
Not a word or phrase, but the overuse of 'exclamation' marks, often by females on social media or work emails / Yammer sites.
Denotes an insecurity of the poster and or sycophantic tendencies.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/15/2020|
Apparently it's a young person thing, r64. I don't know about the male/female breakdown, but I was introduced to it by a young (28) graduate student, who would wax exclamatory! in every email! I asked about it, and found it's considered a near requirement among those who refuse to use periods (another part of the discussion, mentioned voluminously on DL a month ago or so!)
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/15/2020|
R65 here again! My young TA was male, I forgot to type!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/15/2020|
Women of all ages seem to do the congrats!!!!! pile-on on social media and Yammer.
It's now become standard that often you're obliged to join in other wise be dubbed a 'wowser'.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||12/15/2020|
"May or may not." As in, "I may or may not have just eaten half a pizza by myself," etc.
The word "may" ALREADY IMPLIES that the situation described could be either true or untrue.
Yes, I resurrected this one to get this off my chest. I just read the phrase in another DL thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/31/2021|
On work calls, I’ve noticed a trend of people (generally mid 20s to mid 30s) pronouncing the word “important” as im’PORD’INT. Bugs the fuck out of me.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||01/31/2021|
“Hate on”, as in “she’s hating on me”. Does this differ from “she hates me” in any intrinsic way? It sounds stupid, regardless.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||01/31/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 71||01/31/2021|
R57 pisses me off. Just call it shithole
|by Anonymous||reply 72||01/31/2021|
"For the life of me" fuckin enrages me.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||01/31/2021|
Sorry not sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||01/31/2021|
To "stand up" something, when a person could easily say instead to "start" or "initiate" a thing, etc. Is this a new thing? Why does everyone run with something stupid-sounding the minute one person purposely and vapidly creates it?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||01/31/2021|
“You got this”
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/04/2021|
" oh my sides"
Seriously, that phrase is 30 fucking years old!
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/04/2021|
It's fucking slang for North Eastern. Now all the TV weather whores insist it's the woke way to pronounce it.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/04/2021|
"Fake it till you make it"
Could any phrase be more shallow and typically Boomer thing to say?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/04/2021|
R79 whoever gives you that "advice" couldn't care less whether you actually make it or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/05/2021|
I'm starting to hate all European languages at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/05/2021|
In business: using "support" instead of "help", as in "thanks for supporting me."
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/05/2021|
And what gorgeous language do you speak, R81?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/05/2021|
GOAT Narcissist-Apparently everyone is an expert today on detecting one.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/05/2021|
...is DEAD to me!
[somebody's] pussy stinks!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/05/2021|
"Tea" as in gossip. Just call it gossip!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/05/2021|
[quote] It’s a fucking toilet! Why are Americans so squeamish?
Because saying "toilet" is vulgar.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/05/2021|
-Weird flex, but ok. -Bruh -Brah -Bae -Turnt -yeet -fam -lit (or the accompanying 🔥) -"ish" instead of SHIT -whatevs -my BFF -Literally (over-use or in wrong context) -Derp -"what even is"... -dead-ass -there's a lot to unpack there -totes amazing -amazeballs -sorry not sorry -i can't even - #blessed -squad goals (also hash-tagable) -all the feels -methinks -parentals -cool beans -hubby -wifey -man crush -give your head a shake -firstly (during an argument) -school night -that thing when -AF -salty -low-key -insta (anything) -influencer -wheelhouse -ghosting -OTUS family (ex. POTUS, FLOTUS) -eschew -moist -optics -thought leader -cray cray -keep calm and.... -just sayin' -at the end of the day -my bad -yasssssss
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/05/2021|
^That was supposed to copy-paste into a list. Sorry if it's cluttered. Read btwn the dashes.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/05/2021|
R88, that’s a very good list. I agree with all of that. Awful. Actually, EVERYTHING submitted in this thread has been exquisitely awful. People are fucking lemmings.
“Explain it to me like I’m five.”
“Make it make sense.”
So many overused trendy phrases on perpetually outraged Twitter.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/05/2021|
“This is a MOOD”
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/05/2021|
"kudos" don't know why-just can't stand it
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/05/2021|
Funny thing is, „kudos“ is actually a very old word — you’ll come across it in Agatha Christie’s literature.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/06/2021|
Say 👏it👏louder👏for👏the 👏people👏in👏the👏back👏
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/06/2021|
Also, emotional labor...
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/06/2021|
R88, I like your list but “I just can’t” with some of them (see what I did there? Lol. Hey! Get your finger off the block button, I’m kidding!)
Turnt - I like this one but only because the first time I heard it it cracked me up. It was in this context, a guy was flirting and my friend said, “oh, he lookin’ to get turnt tonight!” I just found it so funny.
-"ish" instead of SHIT - This I see in emails, especially company-owned email programs, so the censoring software doesn’t change it or block it.
Give your head a shake - Never heard this one.
school night - Never heard this one either. When would it be used?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/06/2021|
Emojis. Not the word, but use of, especially on DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/06/2021|
"Food Insecurity". It's HUNGRY, stop trying to make it sound better.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/06/2021|
Fair enough, R96. I guess I would find some funny if delivered in a witty /in-person manner rather than being vomited all over social media (which is how I came across most of these).
But I'm not just biased against the young. "Give your head a shake" is an older British expression (I believe) and pretty antiquated, it means "wake up/smarten up".
"School night" also antiquated (I'm dating myself). Used in context: "I better not have another glass of wine, it's a school night", meaning weekday. But luckily it's the weekend so cheers!
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/06/2021|
When gay men say "girlllllllll" to each other.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/06/2021|
When people use the term "gross" to refer to EVERYTHING they dislike. No, not everything you dislike is gross, you twit! You're just weak!!
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/07/2021|
“Speak on” as a substitute for “talk about”.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/07/2021|
"Panties"- Not because I'm a gay man, and blah, blah, blah. The sound of the word just makes me cringe.
"Turd"- Anything toilet-related also makes me cringe.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/07/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/07/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/07/2021|
Worse than the women who call everything "cute" are gay men who use it either as a positive or as a qualifier, "How was the party you went to?" "It was cute. We didn't stay long."
Cute should be used only to describe young children, a little girl's birthday dress with a big bow in back, or a basket of puppies or kittens.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/07/2021|
Impact, when used as a verb.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/08/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/08/2021|
'Reach out to' to mean 'ask'.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/08/2021|
"Iconic" wins this thread by a country mile.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||02/08/2021|
“Dude” can be endearing if said by an adorable teenaged boy, or a baby butch.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/08/2021|
I agree, R107. And don't forget "impactful", which isn't even a word to begin with!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/08/2021|
sex "on a stick"
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/08/2021|
“The steal.” Steal is not a noun, playskool fascists.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||02/08/2021|
WITH THAT BEING SAID!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 115||02/08/2021|
What's Up...I always reply the sky.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||02/08/2021|
R116 is an idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/08/2021|
Men who call raunchy sex adorable. A kitten is adorable. Not your nasty sex!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||02/08/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/09/2021|
"folks" and "y'all" when used by anyone other than southerners or black people.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||02/09/2021|
"cringe"--no, not everything you dislike is "cringe", you're just dumb.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||02/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 122||02/09/2021|
(117) Up your ass
|by Anonymous||reply 123||02/09/2021|
Cringe used as anything other than a verb. It’s not a fucking adjective.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||02/09/2021|
"That's my name, don't wear it out!"--fuck you, childish cunt!
|by Anonymous||reply 125||02/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 126||02/15/2021|
If you don’t know how to describe a setting, mood, object, person, opportunity, just use chill for fuck’s sake.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||02/15/2021|
"I don't know where he's at". At what, you cretin? The word you're looking for is "are".
|by Anonymous||reply 128||02/17/2021|
"Where he are," r128?
|by Anonymous||reply 129||02/17/2021|
"Legit" for "legitimate" or "legitimately."
|by Anonymous||reply 130||02/23/2021|
"Liberal commies" bleech... said only by deplorables, a word I love BTW
|by Anonymous||reply 131||02/23/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 132||02/23/2021|
Agreed, R127, “chill” is really dumb and way overused by dipshits.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||02/23/2021|
"Queen Bey"--what is she the queen of again?!
|by Anonymous||reply 134||02/23/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 135||02/23/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 136||02/23/2021|
What you really mean is "too lazy to work out, too little will power not to eat junk food, and too cowardly to admit it"
|by Anonymous||reply 137||02/24/2021|
“Suppose to be”.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||03/13/2021|
Yes r138 it bothers me when I see people writing “suppose to” and “use to”.
I don’t remember the grammar rule, but it used to be drilled into me in elementary school that you are supposed to use past tense.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||03/14/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 140||03/14/2021|
"Cliche" instead of "cliched" is a similar error, R139. "Cliche" is a noun ("That's such a cliche") -- the adjective is "cliched" ("That's so cliched"). But so many people don't know the difference and say or write "That's so cliche".
|by Anonymous||reply 141||03/14/2021|
Thank you, r141. I didn’t even realize that and now won’t make that mistake again.
I love DL!
|by Anonymous||reply 142||03/14/2021|
You're so welcome, R142! As a grammar nazi, I'm not used to being thanked -- such a pleasure to know that I've helped someone.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||03/14/2021|
"Dee Plorable" — Enough already. It was never really that funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||03/15/2021|
Shots in arms
|by Anonymous||reply 145||03/15/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 146||03/15/2021|
[quote] "Dee Plorable" — Enough already. It was never really that funny.
At least she didn’t enable that awful AIDS-riddled whiny blond queen to have a career like Dee Wallace Stone or whatever her last name is these days. I was glad when they moved my show to Wednesday night.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||03/15/2021|
Phrases such as the OP’s, which exclude the use of the pronoun “that” or “which”.
I think that it’s an American thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||03/15/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 149||03/16/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 150||03/29/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 151||03/29/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 152||03/29/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 153||03/29/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 154||03/30/2021|
Two posters in the Chauvin thread mentioned a "smarmy" lawyer. "Smarmy" wasn't quite the right word as there was nothing fawning or obsequious about him, but that's a topic for another thread. As with the constant misuse of jealousy and envy, the sentiment is understood. A third poster chimed in with:
[quote]Meh, he's not swarmy.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||03/30/2021|
I hate that one, too, r150. What other kind of experience could you have?
|by Anonymous||reply 156||03/31/2021|
"Smashing" to mean fucking.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||04/05/2021|
"Hubster" is repulsive.
"Yummy" should not be in the vocabulary of anyone over the age of ten.
"Bespoke" if not referring to men's clothing or shoes. You do not have a bespoke microwave, you stupid bitch.
"Cunt" as the British use it - a nickname for one's toddler, etc.
"Passed" is something I don't understand getting angry about. And "bathroom" is an Americanism that's been around since there were bathrooms. I think it comes from the fact that Americans wash their hands and faces more often than the Brits and aren't necessarily looking to park a dump every time they inquire after the location of such a room. When in London, I try to meet our UK friends halfway and politely ask for the way to the shitter, you cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||04/05/2021|
I was just assaulted twice by "veggie" in another thread:
[quote]veggie chicken sandwiches
|by Anonymous||reply 159||04/05/2021|
"I've never heard women in other countries use cute so profusely."
Haven't been to Japan then, have you, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 160||04/05/2021|
I understand that language (especially English) is always changing. That's actually good, because it expands are ability to express ourselves.
Each generation develops slang; different cliques have their in-group slang, etc. At times, I'm irritated by some words, especially those used to divide us and create animosity and fear. But it doesn't bug me to much, otherwise.
I don't know if these were covered before, (No Link, Op!), but I don't like mispronunciations such as 'axe a question' and 'the specific ocean.' (That should be 'ask' and "Pacific Ocean"!)
|by Anonymous||reply 161||04/05/2021|
r161 But it doesn't bug me to much, otherwise."
Oh Dear, myself. "Too", not "to;" not "two;" not "To be, or not to be." Too much?
|by Anonymous||reply 162||04/05/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 163||04/05/2021|
[quote] because it expands are ability to express ourselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||04/05/2021|
Most of the changes to English language in recent years have slightly reduced our ability to express ourselves. People start using words they don’t understand, and over time those words lose their original meaning.
There’ll be two words that mean different things, and idiots will start misusing word #2 when they should be using word #1, and eventually word #1 falls out of use. Word #2 now has two meanings (one incorrect) and dictionaries eventually give up on the fight. It’s sad. The problem is illiteracy.
“Language evolves”... yeah, ‘devolves’ is more like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||04/05/2021|
That one is embarrassing.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||Last Tuesday at 10:10 AM|
"Rate This Ass"
|by Anonymous||reply 167||Last Tuesday at 10:15 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 168||Last Tuesday at 10:17 AM|
"it is what it is", "what had happened was", "whatever," "caught feelings," baby momma/daddy, cherry not referring to dessert, smash or bone referring to sex, sword or louisville slugger for penis
|by Anonymous||reply 169||Last Tuesday at 10:39 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 170||Last Tuesday at 11:18 AM|
I’m starting to get irritated with “vibe.”
|by Anonymous||reply 171||Last Tuesday at 12:50 PM|
“That’s not who we are”, as popularized by Cunt of the House Pelosi.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||Last Wednesday at 9:17 PM|
R155, I believe the etymology of “swarmy” is an amalgamation of “swarthy” and “smarmy” and coined by DL to describe Justin Guarini during the first season of American Idol.
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