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Annoying Popular Phrases and Expressions

I’m sure this has been done before, but I’m not resurrecting old threads from 2015.

“Getting the jab” and “people are hurting”.

Ugh. I hate when people use these phrases.

by Anonymousreply 212December 1, 2021 10:40 PM

“My dude,” we just had a new thread on this topic like two months ago! That’s okay, we can do it again.

My dude.

by Anonymousreply 1October 9, 2021 5:06 AM

Prayer warriors.

by Anonymousreply 2October 9, 2021 5:07 AM


by Anonymousreply 3October 9, 2021 5:07 AM


Fruit and veg







[x] is goals


and, of course, “passed” instead of “died”?

by Anonymousreply 4October 9, 2021 5:12 AM

Couples who refer to each other as "Babe"

by Anonymousreply 5October 9, 2021 5:15 AM

Using “totes” instead of very

by Anonymousreply 6October 9, 2021 5:21 AM

Saying you are “over the moon” the about something

by Anonymousreply 7October 9, 2021 5:22 AM

"Friendly reminder that..."

"You got this" (never sounds sincere, sounds like the person saying it wants to be praised for thinking of others.)

by Anonymousreply 8October 9, 2021 5:34 AM

“Come correct” on dating profiles

by Anonymousreply 9October 9, 2021 5:35 AM

"No fucks to give."

Anyone who says this ought to be drawn and quartered.

by Anonymousreply 10October 9, 2021 5:37 AM

“I love you to the moon and back”

by Anonymousreply 11October 9, 2021 5:39 AM

[quote] Saying you are “over the moon” the about something

[quote] “I love you to the moon and back”

I love you to the moon and back, and I'm over the moon.

by Anonymousreply 12October 9, 2021 5:53 AM

Can't get my head around it

I don't have the bandwidth

by Anonymousreply 13October 9, 2021 6:10 AM

"My husbear"

by Anonymousreply 14October 9, 2021 6:11 AM

“Come correct” is such an odd one; thank god it’s not used any more than it is. One of the first times I heard it was in the Brett Dennen song “Sydney” in 2011, which is very late. And I’m not a spring chicken, either.

by Anonymousreply 15October 9, 2021 6:11 AM

Reaching out with literall violence.

by Anonymousreply 16October 9, 2021 6:18 AM

"off the grid"

"sea change"


"starring The Kardashians"


by Anonymousreply 17October 9, 2021 6:40 AM

All of them.

by Anonymousreply 18October 9, 2021 6:46 AM

Cartching the feels

by Anonymousreply 19October 9, 2021 6:48 AM

"It's a Bop!"--Some dumb frau somewhere

by Anonymousreply 20October 9, 2021 6:48 AM

I love you to the moon and back is white trash.

by Anonymousreply 21October 9, 2021 6:49 AM

What does "come correct' mean? That one is new to me.

by Anonymousreply 22October 9, 2021 6:50 AM

I see you.

I feel seen.

"We're" pregnant

by Anonymousreply 23October 9, 2021 6:51 AM

Feeling “unsafe”

by Anonymousreply 24October 9, 2021 6:56 AM

R20 Also some hideous moonfaced gaptoothed fat snow queen in Brooklyn who likes to say something is 🔥.

by Anonymousreply 25October 9, 2021 6:58 AM

Lean in. Kween Because this. Because that. Sharing my journey Living my truth You do you

This things are all so... cringe.

by Anonymousreply 26October 9, 2021 6:59 AM

Come correct = no bs

by Anonymousreply 27October 9, 2021 6:59 AM

I hate when people are described as "folks".

by Anonymousreply 28October 9, 2021 7:29 AM

R1 Let’s mix it with “Grammatical and spoken errors that make my blood boil”!

R4 “passed” instead of “past”: “He walked passed me.”

by Anonymousreply 29October 9, 2021 7:37 AM

The world's greatest passed time.

by Anonymousreply 30October 9, 2021 7:42 AM

Writing her truth.

Saying his truth.

by Anonymousreply 31October 9, 2021 7:45 AM

Oh god R31, YES! Can't stand the whole "your truth" thing. People use it as an excuse to decide they can have their own facts, half the time.

by Anonymousreply 32October 9, 2021 7:48 AM

An asshole comment followed by “Just sayin”.

by Anonymousreply 33October 9, 2021 7:54 AM

No one really knows (usually describes facts that are)

by Anonymousreply 34October 9, 2021 8:41 AM



Social distancing

by Anonymousreply 35October 9, 2021 8:47 AM

[quote] and, of course, “passed” instead of “died”?

Ha! R4 This was one of the examples Paul Fussell used in "Class" to describe the different ways upper middle class and working class people spoke.

UMC said "died" "pregnant" etc., while middle class said "passed" "in a family way" and other euphemisms.

The book was written in the 1980s, but I am sure it is still true today.

by Anonymousreply 36October 9, 2021 8:48 AM

People above me sound like they are on the path to severe depression and ketamine is their only hope.

by Anonymousreply 37October 9, 2021 9:35 AM

“Because ___”

That may not be clear the way I wrote it, but you know it when you hear it - ie The LensCrafters commercial “Because sight.” Ughhhh that is by far the most annoying commercial slogan of all time, I get ragey (which I realize is another annoying term, but really nothing comes close).

by Anonymousreply 38October 9, 2021 9:39 AM

“Unironically”. It’s the new “literally” esp. for Reddit users.

by Anonymousreply 39October 9, 2021 9:47 AM

No joy.

by Anonymousreply 40October 9, 2021 1:50 PM

[quote] "You got this" (never sounds sincere, sounds like the person saying it wants to be praised for thinking of others.)

Another fake concern phrase I can’t stand is “no one should have to/no one deserves ___”

by Anonymousreply 41October 9, 2021 2:03 PM

The optics are bad.

by Anonymousreply 42October 9, 2021 2:48 PM

Contradicting someone by starting the sentence with ‘Oh honey…’. So bloody patronising. Far too much of it on this site.

by Anonymousreply 43October 9, 2021 3:37 PM

"deep dive"

by Anonymousreply 44October 9, 2021 3:42 PM

“Build back better.” I support the intention but the phrasing is irritating.

by Anonymousreply 45October 9, 2021 3:43 PM

I agree with R38 about the "because ___" nonsense, but I think Jimmy John's is worse with "Because Sandwich."

by Anonymousreply 46October 9, 2021 3:45 PM

“Begs the question.”

I don’t know if I’ve ever heard it used correctly. It does NOT mean that a question is crying out to be asked.

by Anonymousreply 47October 9, 2021 3:52 PM

"I don't disagree."

So...you agree? Or what? Are you fucking Switzerland?

by Anonymousreply 48October 9, 2021 3:53 PM

R48 I can’t say I’m not guilty of that one.

by Anonymousreply 49October 9, 2021 4:12 PM

For those of us who have seen our parents die in front of our eyes, the words die and death trigger the memory of those experiences. The phrase “passed” is easier to hear and doesn’t sting as much.

by Anonymousreply 50October 9, 2021 4:19 PM

I am fucking sick of people who are unable to say anything without beginning with "I mean... "

When this start anyway??

by Anonymousreply 51October 9, 2021 4:27 PM

R48 Litote Fields would not disapprove

by Anonymousreply 52October 9, 2021 4:30 PM

Everything about "begs the question," including what r47 didn't tell us.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 53October 9, 2021 4:49 PM

"This is not okay!"

"I get it"

by Anonymousreply 54October 9, 2021 5:02 PM

Re: R53, I still don’t understand what that phrase means, which is why I never use it. Maybe it’s the brain fog from my sinus infection, but I’m having a really hard time discerning the difference between “a question is crying out to be asked” and what the phrase is actually supposed to be saying.

by Anonymousreply 55October 9, 2021 5:15 PM

Ditto, r55. I have never heard anyone use "begs the question" except in the more common manner.

Love, r53

by Anonymousreply 56October 9, 2021 5:22 PM

"lived experience" "People experiencing homelessness" "People who menstruate"

by Anonymousreply 57October 9, 2021 5:32 PM

^^^ Also: "unhoused." Sounds like they're trying to decide between the three-bedroom ranch and the four-bedroom Colonial.

by Anonymousreply 58October 9, 2021 5:44 PM


Because goals

by Anonymousreply 59October 9, 2021 5:50 PM

"So...this happened!"

by Anonymousreply 60October 9, 2021 5:50 PM

R60 yes! And "So, I did a thing..." followed by something the person thinks is funny or creative or 'so out there!'

by Anonymousreply 61October 9, 2021 5:52 PM

R11: this is terrible to share, but it’s also DL, so I will. When my sister was dying in the hospital (long story) and the plug was finally pulled, one of her kids, obviously and understandably in great trauma, kept repeating that phrase to her over and over and over. It went on for so long, the repetition of that goddamn phrase, that I finally had to leave the room to clear my head and re-evaluate my mood and actions. Anyway, I fucking HATE that phrase.

by Anonymousreply 62October 9, 2021 5:55 PM


by Anonymousreply 63October 9, 2021 5:58 PM

"y'all" when used by people who are neither southern nor black. You sound dumb!

by Anonymousreply 64October 9, 2021 6:15 PM

R64: I’m guessing that the phrase “All y’all” would send you into an irrecoverable state of apoplexy.

But, you’ve stated your boundaries and we’ve all been told now so we don’t have to be told later, so I’ll drop the subject.

by Anonymousreply 65October 9, 2021 6:48 PM

Awesome. I inwardly wince whenever anybody uses this by now trite word. Although I am not blameless, as I have used the word groovy for 50+ years. I tried using the word fab, but people heard 'fag' instead, wh. has an entirely different meaning. I didn't want to be known as somebody who was always talking about starting a fire.

by Anonymousreply 66October 9, 2021 6:50 PM

"Contradicting someone by starting the sentence with ‘Oh honey…’. So bloody patronising. Far too much of it on this site."

Oh, honey. Did you ever pick the wrong site.

by Anonymousreply 67October 9, 2021 7:03 PM

R62, if you are neither southern nor black, yes, that would send me into "an irrecoverable state of apoplexy." Thanks for checking in!

by Anonymousreply 68October 9, 2021 7:06 PM

Content creator


by Anonymousreply 69October 9, 2021 7:11 PM

"Put food on the table." Less people eat that way now, the 50's are over.

by Anonymousreply 70October 9, 2021 7:26 PM

[quote]Less people eat that way

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 71October 9, 2021 7:27 PM

“Have a blessed day.” I hate that phrase and I am religious.

by Anonymousreply 72October 9, 2021 7:43 PM

Tighter than a two year old.

by Anonymousreply 73October 9, 2021 7:44 PM

Tap a kidney.

Drain a vein.

by Anonymousreply 74October 9, 2021 7:45 PM

R70 has worn grooves with her elbows into every table, counter or bar she's sat at.

A low person.

by Anonymousreply 75October 9, 2021 7:46 PM

"The tea" is starting to annoy me. It seems everyone is desperate to jam that term into every possible sentence to sound like they know shit.

by Anonymousreply 76October 9, 2021 7:48 PM

R68: what if I’m a former resident of the south? May I still use “y’all” in my every day vernacular, even if I never picked up a southern accent, never adapted in any way to southern culture, and recently realized that I never, ever think about, miss any part of, or yearn to go back to the south after living there for 25 long fucking years? Or is that frowned upon?

Thanks, sweetie, and enjoy this giant fetid bowl of boiled peanuts I brought you, while I prattle on about my church and how much you’d love it and how you really should go with me this Sunday because it’s incredible and it’s nothing like the 900 other churches that are in this lil town, even though you’ve told me several times you aren’t religious and absolutely aren’t interested.

by Anonymousreply 77October 9, 2021 7:49 PM

R77, then yes, you are permitted to use it.

by Anonymousreply 78October 9, 2021 7:52 PM

R76, I can no longer stand the image of people sipping on drinks like they're so above whatever it is they are talking about/is going on around them.

This behaviour, like "yas kween!" and things of that ilk I just find so obnoxious.

by Anonymousreply 79October 9, 2021 10:06 PM

"y'all", makes me laugh

by Anonymousreply 80October 9, 2021 10:40 PM

I kinda think "y'all" or something like it, is necessary. We got rid of our second person singular and use the plural for everything. I think the fact so many people use words like "y'all" or "youse" etc show a need to have a singular and a plural.

by Anonymousreply 81October 9, 2021 10:45 PM

[quote] "The tea"

I'll take things straight men never say for $400, please Mayim

by Anonymousreply 82October 9, 2021 10:59 PM

[quote] [R76], I can no longer stand the image of people sipping on drinks like they're so above whatever it is they are talking about/is going on around them.

I know what you mean, and I’d also add that pouty, quasi-Debbie Downer look that people use to signal disapproval/dismissal of something. Especially when used by young SJWs online who are reacting to some microaggression.

by Anonymousreply 83October 9, 2021 11:03 PM

I think y'all and folks (ugh) are on the increase because it's oh so very sexist to say "you guys." The horror.

by Anonymousreply 84October 10, 2021 1:19 AM

“Step up”, “Stepping down”, “due diligence” “

by Anonymousreply 85October 10, 2021 1:30 AM

I hate when people do the " ,no? " thing. It's usually idiots who are trying to sound smart. Like Kyle Richards did it a couple of times this season.

by Anonymousreply 86October 10, 2021 1:36 AM

Anything that involves spilling tea.

by Anonymousreply 87October 10, 2021 1:39 AM

Am I wrong, or does a lot of what is annoying people above come from drag culture? I would say drag culture is pretty obnoxious at the best of times. Maybe tolerable for 20 minutes on a Saturday night at a show, but outside in real life?

Also, it seems to have made so many people so cruel to each other; everyone desperate to get in a "clever" line and tear someone else down. Who can be bothered?

by Anonymousreply 88October 10, 2021 1:42 AM

I really cannot fathom why “folks” (or its heinous cousin, “folx”) is on the increase. Who exactly is it meant to include instead of exclude? Because you know damn well it’s about “inclusivity” somehow. You can tell because you see it in the online activist communities.

by Anonymousreply 89October 10, 2021 1:50 AM

Folx might be meant in an attempt to be inclusive way, but folks has been used for years.

by Anonymousreply 90October 10, 2021 1:56 AM

I fucking hate "folks" too. I can't explain why though. It's too frendly a term to describe people in general I guess. I have no idea why the woke brigade uses it so often.

by Anonymousreply 91October 10, 2021 1:56 AM

“In these trying times”

by Anonymousreply 92October 10, 2021 2:05 AM

This ☝️

by Anonymousreply 93October 10, 2021 2:07 AM

Latinx. Anyone who uses that loses points.

by Anonymousreply 94October 10, 2021 2:08 AM

[quote] Folx might be meant in an attempt to be inclusive way, but folks has been used for years.

Right, but why has, as R91 called them, the woke brigade started using “folks” like it’s the new, more inclusive form of “people”? “Folks,” not even “folx.”

by Anonymousreply 95October 10, 2021 2:10 AM

[quote] Latinx. Anyone who uses that loses points.

Any time you see someone use that term, it is imperative that you respond with “Okay, COLONIZER.”

by Anonymousreply 96October 10, 2021 2:11 AM

Yeah, I can't answer that R95. I'm progressive and believe in social justice as I term it, but I'm not really part of that gang at the same time, and find a bit to criticise about the movement as it currently stands too.

by Anonymousreply 97October 10, 2021 2:11 AM

R96 haha, please let that take off. There is something so insulting about Americans thinking they need to fix other languages because of their own poor understanding of what grammatical gender actually is.

by Anonymousreply 98October 10, 2021 2:13 AM

There are some expressions that are undoubtedly annoying but I still use quite a bit because they’re just important for me. Like “being present” - I think that’s something a lot of us need to do a hell of a lot more, so even if a lot of annoying people say it, I’m glad it’s part of our lexicon.

by Anonymousreply 99October 10, 2021 2:15 AM

The hashtag #fact.

by Anonymousreply 100October 10, 2021 2:18 AM

As a hispanic guy, I cringe everytime I hear latinx. It's just some bullshit made up word by some ivy leaguer who knows maybe 4 words in spanish and wants to coin the term so people can pat themselves on the back for using it. Hispanic is already geneder neutral anyway, but nope, they have to have their fancy little word that stands out like a rotten thumb from the spanish language.

by Anonymousreply 101October 10, 2021 2:18 AM

Yes—agree. Latinx is a solution to a problem thar doesn’t exist.

by Anonymousreply 102October 10, 2021 2:28 AM

Anyone watch Emily in Paris? They had their own "latinx" moment when Emily declared "Le vagin n'est pas masculin!" and got heaps of praise (hilariously from Brigitte Macron and Carla Bruni! Hahaha, what the fuck, was Carla like: Oh Brigitte, quelqu'un m'a dit que le vagin n'est pas masculin! and Brigitte was like: Ouais! Super!). But it was such an American idea of what grammatical gender is. Emily was so proud of herself though!

by Anonymousreply 103October 10, 2021 2:31 AM

Getting the jab. Really annoying term for vaccination.

Writ large. Every pundit on the air these days uses it at least once per interview. Sometimes I think pundits are more like sheep than the general public (or, as the pundits would say, the public writ large)

by Anonymousreply 104October 10, 2021 2:34 AM

This is probably over 10 years ago but whenever I hear "win-win situation" I just want to punch them in the throat.

by Anonymousreply 105October 10, 2021 2:41 AM

R89, it's because it's "gender neutral" and doesn't offend anyone. Don't forget, there is that .000001% chance that the person you talk to is not part of the gender binary.

by Anonymousreply 106October 10, 2021 2:46 AM

I do wonder how much latinx is used in Spanish speaking countries. My friends from other Spanish speaking countries think it’s dumb as fuck. Seems like mostly a thing amongst people of Hispanic descent, but English is their primarily language. Most Spanish speakers from a Hispanic countriy don’t consider the masculine gender neutral sexist.

by Anonymousreply 107October 10, 2021 3:05 AM

R103, I am from a Latin American country and I don't think people know of the Latinx term here. Though we do have some crazy wahoo feminists trying to de gender the language by changing the masculine "o" ending of words to the gender neutral "e". For example, niño to niñe , etc. What's hilarious is that they only change the masculine words, not the feminine ones. Cuz men don't deserve a gender apparently.

by Anonymousreply 108October 10, 2021 3:19 AM


As in, "I'm nuttin' in your butt."

by Anonymousreply 109October 10, 2021 3:21 AM

Nut seems to be a term particular to Americans, we don't use it here, but I find it kind of cute. I saw a video with a guy jerking off another guy and being amazed at the "size of his nut" after he helped him shoot it all over the ground. I saw another video with a guy fucking a girl and his mates messing with him and he yelled: "I'm trying to get my nut here!"

Seems to have a few various ways it can be used.

by Anonymousreply 110October 10, 2021 3:25 AM

"Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!" and "All The Feels".

by Anonymousreply 111October 10, 2021 3:27 AM

R108 i feel like it’s people who speak the language, but done have the cultural awareness/connection to grasp the neutral masculine is just that.

by Anonymousreply 112October 10, 2021 3:27 AM

Going forward

As well

by Anonymousreply 113October 10, 2021 3:28 AM

Because…all the feels!

by Anonymousreply 114October 10, 2021 3:30 AM

“Manifest”-used all the time, ugh.

“Do life together”.

by Anonymousreply 115October 10, 2021 3:34 AM

“Mama Bear”

by Anonymousreply 116October 10, 2021 3:52 AM

^Ugh! Good one R116! Also translated as: "This is my excuse to do whatever I want without thinking of others!"

by Anonymousreply 117October 10, 2021 4:01 AM

"Curate," meaning, I'm gonna shop and add another ___ to my collection of whatever.

"Vet," meaning, I'm gonna Google this guy's name and look at the first two pages of hits.

by Anonymousreply 118October 10, 2021 4:05 AM

“Fur baby.”

by Anonymousreply 119October 10, 2021 6:40 AM

I too am with R55. The phrase makes no sense to me no matter how many definitions I read. I think it's still in use because pretentious twats love to use it. Incorrectly, I suspect.

by Anonymousreply 120October 10, 2021 7:40 AM

"over the rainbow bridge" to describe the death of a pet

by Anonymousreply 121October 10, 2021 8:00 AM

LGBTQ or any variations like LGBTQIA++

I am a gay male. I am not LGBTQ. I am not lesbian, bi, trans, or queer.

by Anonymousreply 122October 10, 2021 8:02 AM


by Anonymousreply 123October 10, 2021 8:05 AM

I mean...some of you are reaching, no?

by Anonymousreply 124October 10, 2021 10:45 AM

I came in to take advantage of the DL hive mind wisdom and find out which tired and annoying phrases I should stop using. Now I see if I listen to you bitches, I won't be able to open my mouth at all! Y'all so tired and annoying.

by Anonymousreply 125October 10, 2021 11:24 AM

“Baby Bump”

by Anonymousreply 126October 10, 2021 3:45 PM

"It is what it is."

"My Bad"


by Anonymousreply 127October 10, 2021 4:14 PM

I find the use of " My bad" Instead of an apology to be very sneaky.

by Anonymousreply 128October 10, 2021 4:16 PM

Using "gross" to describe someone or someon's behavior that you don't like--"her views on racial equity are just gross!."1000 fraus have probably posted that on reddit alone.

by Anonymousreply 129October 10, 2021 4:38 PM

[quote] 1000 fraus have probably posted that on reddit alone.


by Anonymousreply 130October 10, 2021 5:33 PM

[quote] because it's oh so very sexist to say "you guys."

Fuck that. Guys, I'll keep saying "you guys" as long as I want to.

by Anonymousreply 131October 10, 2021 6:09 PM

[quote] "Bouji"

First of all, it's "bougie", and I love it.

I don't hear "My bad" that much anymore.

by Anonymousreply 132October 10, 2021 6:11 PM

Regarding baby bump and other loathsome phrases, ever watch the movie Sensitivity Training? One of the main characters tirades on her least favorite expressions, and it's hilarious...

by Anonymousreply 133October 10, 2021 6:26 PM

I'd like to get "y'alls opinion".

Or even worse: I'd like to get "your guy'ses" opinion.

I hear this from newscasters!

by Anonymousreply 134October 10, 2021 6:36 PM

R110, "nut" is black American slang. I've never heard a white guy say it except humorously.

It is not as ubiquitous among African Americans, however, as "Shit," which is almost universal at the moment of impending orgasm. Well, ejaculation, because withholding overt signs of pleasure also is nearly ubiquitous among my brothers.

by Anonymousreply 135October 10, 2021 7:31 PM

R135, I think "spunk" is even worse than "nut".

by Anonymousreply 136October 10, 2021 8:31 PM

[quote]"nut" is black American slang.

I thought it was gay American porn slang.

by Anonymousreply 137October 10, 2021 8:37 PM

Those videos I mentioned above, it was all white guys using the word nut.

Bougie is the most ironic thing. Used by people thinking they're meaning fancy, when bourgeois means 'belonging to or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.'

by Anonymousreply 138October 10, 2021 8:51 PM

Deep Dive

by Anonymousreply 139October 10, 2021 9:04 PM

So cringe

by Anonymousreply 140October 10, 2021 9:42 PM

Some of these are reaching - “gross” is a suddenly annoying popular phrase? I’m pretty sure my grandmother used it.

by Anonymousreply 141October 10, 2021 9:50 PM

Beyond, as in “I am beyond grateful” Humbled and honoured My, your, her, his truth Lived experience (is there another kind?) Ask as a noun Trans-competent

by Anonymousreply 142October 10, 2021 10:00 PM

R137, not in my experience, but of course your sample size probably is larger than mine and therefore more accurate.

"Nut" is used by straight black guys, I know, but I've heard it only with conversations among men, not with how they speak in sexual situations. And nothing is meant pejoratively here. I've just found it "annoying" in my own experience.

by Anonymousreply 143October 10, 2021 10:12 PM

"internet sleuths"

by Anonymousreply 144October 10, 2021 10:35 PM

[quote] Some of these are reaching - “gross” is a suddenly annoying popular phrase? I’m pretty sure my grandmother used it.

Annoying only when used in certain ways. E.g., "I find his views on ____ to be very gross."

I doubt that it's only fraus who use the word "gross" in this way.

by Anonymousreply 145October 10, 2021 10:41 PM

"Have a good rest of your day!"

When did we become so literal that "have a good day" doesn't suffice?

by Anonymousreply 146October 10, 2021 10:41 PM

How are you?

Did you shit?

Can I have your baked potato?

by Anonymousreply 147October 10, 2021 11:11 PM



To drop an album or movie (always makes me think of turds)

by Anonymousreply 148October 10, 2021 11:15 PM


by Anonymousreply 149October 10, 2021 11:35 PM

My album drops next Friday

by Anonymousreply 150October 10, 2021 11:44 PM

"I'm just going to leave this here..."

by Anonymousreply 151October 10, 2021 11:53 PM

I can’t even

by Anonymousreply 152October 10, 2021 11:54 PM

What does that even mean???!!

by Anonymousreply 153October 10, 2021 11:57 PM

"I'm humbled ..."

I don't think people really know what it means to be humbled.

by Anonymousreply 154October 11, 2021 12:05 AM

"No problem" rather than, "You're welcome" when used by anyone in a service-type position responding to a customer saying, "Thank you". It's your fucking JOB. 'No problem' sounds like a trite, stupid response.

by Anonymousreply 155October 11, 2021 12:10 AM

"No problem" is the American way of saying :"Thanks are not needed".

by Anonymousreply 156October 11, 2021 1:09 AM

You're the reason there is a labor shortage. Yes. You personally.

by Anonymousreply 157October 11, 2021 1:12 AM

[quote] Well, ejaculation, because withholding overt signs of pleasure also is nearly ubiquitous among my brothers.

It was quite strange learning of this phenomenon. All of a sudden and without any sign a brother will just finish. No O-face whatsoever.

by Anonymousreply 158October 11, 2021 1:47 AM

I’ve noticed black guys being basically expressionless during orgasms, too. Not sure how I feel about that, when I’m getting off with them. It almost “begs the question”… “So, was that good for you, or …?”

I remember when it was primarily black guys who would say it, but it spread to white guys, like so much of black culture does, and now it’s just mainstream among young people. I’ve even seen motherfucking GIRLS use it to refer to their own orgasms. WTF?! You have no “nut,” nor “nuts”, and you’re not “nutting,” you ignorant sluts. I’ve also seen them say they’re participating in “No-Nut November.” Which, first of all, fuck anyone who declares they’re gonna hold off on orgasming for a whole goddamn month — what is the point? If anything, it has a deleterious effect on one’s health to not cum. But girls doing it? Huh? Fuck off!

“Creamy nut” (or “that creamy nut”) is the absolute worst iteration of all.

by Anonymousreply 159October 11, 2021 3:44 AM

[quote] I remember when it was primarily black guys who would say it,

Sorry, this was supposed to read “who would say ‘nut’” — which you probably surmised from the rest of the rant.

by Anonymousreply 160October 11, 2021 3:46 AM

"Fam" instead of "family."

by Anonymousreply 161October 11, 2021 4:34 AM

The man-children on reddit occasionally use "my friend" in the same context as my dude. It's infuriating. I hate the faux-casual way the bros communicate on that site.

by Anonymousreply 162October 11, 2021 4:50 AM

“I can’t even.”

by Anonymousreply 163October 11, 2021 4:55 AM

When people use the word “literally” when they literally mean figuratively.

by Anonymousreply 164October 11, 2021 5:01 AM

I'm not bothered by the misuse of literally because language is flexible and always changing. If you understood someone then it shouldn't matter if they're using the word properly.

by Anonymousreply 165October 11, 2021 5:11 AM

R165, wrong thread.

by Anonymousreply 166October 11, 2021 5:12 AM

suck it up, buttercup

it sounds so stupid, and the most white trashy people use it

by Anonymousreply 167October 11, 2021 5:19 AM

R143 is correct. "Nut" is one of many words from the world of hip-hop that have slipped its way into the American zeitgeist.


by Anonymousreply 168October 11, 2021 10:37 AM

[quote]I’ve noticed black guys being basically expressionless during orgasms, too.

Oh, man, this is a real shame.

I still hope to put in some good hours doing my own research in this area sometime, though.

by Anonymousreply 169October 11, 2021 12:03 PM

[quote]Also? ZEITGEIST

r168 I first saw the word "zeitgeist" in print in one of Erica Jong's first two novels, "Fear of Flying" or "How to Save Your Own Life," in which she called a character "amanuensis to the zeitgeist." HTSYOL was published in 1977, which date may precede its use in hip-hop.

by Anonymousreply 170October 11, 2021 2:08 PM

"for shits and giggles"

by Anonymousreply 171October 11, 2021 4:44 PM

r154 That one drives me crazy too! People use "humbled" when they're actually tooting their own horn.

by Anonymousreply 172October 11, 2021 5:03 PM

"Cool beans". I use it sometimes too and I hate myself for it.

by Anonymousreply 173October 11, 2021 5:09 PM

“Language is flexible and always changing”

Common defense of the grammatically challenged.

by Anonymousreply 174October 11, 2021 5:35 PM

Jab sounds barbaric. And stupid. Having a wee sounds stupid, too. I also hate the prayer warriors and their 'prayers going up' bullshit. As if they are manning a giant catapult.

by Anonymousreply 175October 11, 2021 5:41 PM

[quote] I'm not bothered by the misuse of literally because language is flexible and always changing.

I'm not bothered by it either and basically view it as a form of hyperbole. I'm reminded that MadTv used to have a running comedy sketch on the use of the word.

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by Anonymousreply 176October 11, 2021 8:48 PM

Some things aren’t worth worrying about, but when someone trots out the pathetic “language always evolves” excuse, it just makes me think they have no standards or tastes.

Not ALL change is good, for fuck’s sake.

by Anonymousreply 177October 11, 2021 8:49 PM

From a big white boy, for the nut dispute.

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by Anonymousreply 178October 11, 2021 9:09 PM

“Teasing” a new movie, TV show or album.

I think that Mail Online is responsible for this atrocity.

by Anonymousreply 179October 11, 2021 10:03 PM

"Varieties of English are as old as the language itself. In fact, the idea of a correct or proper way of to speak is surprisingly recent."

Robert MacNeil - The Story of English, Part 1.

by Anonymousreply 180October 11, 2021 10:05 PM

Both you and Robert MacNeil can lick my butthole, R180.

by Anonymousreply 181October 12, 2021 2:05 AM

Is that really a threat on a gay site, R181? Hehehe.

I was at a course today and all I could think of was eating ass. There were some gorgeous blokes sitting at the next table. And I don't even particularly like to do it!

by Anonymousreply 182October 12, 2021 7:50 AM

R170 WAIT... Do you think they actually use "Zeitgeist" in hip-hop? HA.

by Anonymousreply 183October 12, 2021 12:50 PM

"I mean..."

by Anonymousreply 184October 18, 2021 6:52 AM

“Nom” instead of “nomination”. Especially “Oscar nom”.

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by Anonymousreply 186November 22, 2021 4:51 PM

“Hate on”.

by Anonymousreply 187November 22, 2021 6:16 PM

Good one.

by Anonymousreply 188November 22, 2021 6:21 PM

“The right side of history”.

by Anonymousreply 189November 22, 2021 6:42 PM

To tick up. Covid infection are now “ticking up”

by Anonymousreply 190November 22, 2021 8:24 PM

My truth

by Anonymousreply 191November 22, 2021 8:58 PM

An existential threat

by Anonymousreply 192November 22, 2021 8:58 PM

That's a lot to unpack

by Anonymousreply 193November 22, 2021 8:58 PM


by Anonymousreply 194November 22, 2021 9:00 PM

"You keep on doing you...."

"I was gonna say....!!"


"...You're welcome!"

by Anonymousreply 195November 23, 2021 1:52 AM

"We been knew"

"It's a BOP!!!"

by Anonymousreply 196November 23, 2021 10:31 PM

[quote] "We been knew"

What does this mean?

by Anonymousreply 197November 23, 2021 11:52 PM

R197, it's basically black slang for "we knew".. But now, I'm seeing this all over twitter, even from people in developing countries.

by Anonymousreply 198November 24, 2021 12:02 AM

R174, you are correct. The Ignorant Prevail

by Anonymousreply 199November 24, 2021 12:16 AM


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by Anonymousreply 200November 24, 2021 12:20 AM

I find the total dependence on spellcheck annoying.

“Apart” and “a part” are not the same “Everyday” and “every day” are not the same “Eachother”, “atleast” and “asmuch” are not words.

by Anonymousreply 201November 24, 2021 7:28 PM

Tell me about it.

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by Anonymousreply 202November 24, 2021 7:32 PM

“Hard pass”

by Anonymousreply 203November 24, 2021 9:49 PM

"Woke" whether used ironically, unironically, as an insult or as a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 204November 24, 2021 9:51 PM

R201. I will freely admit that my spelling has gotten so much worse with spellcheck. I used to be an excellent speller but not anymore.

by Anonymousreply 205November 24, 2021 10:57 PM

You know you can turn spellcheck off, don’t you?

by Anonymousreply 206November 24, 2021 11:31 PM

"louder for those in the back" "I don't know who needs to hear this but..." "....and we're here for it"

by Anonymousreply 207December 1, 2021 8:10 PM

Kitchen table issues.

Punching down.

This will put money in their pockets.

by Anonymousreply 208December 1, 2021 8:21 PM

A lot of YouTube self-improvement influencers" (AKA social climbers) are saying "level up." Mainly used in video games/RPGs, but now applied to real life. Ugh.

Other stupid expressions (some of which have already been mentioned):

"It's vintage ____." No bitch, we're not talking about wine. It's just [italic]used[/italic].

"____ is goals, yo!"

"gave me all the feels"

"I'm shook."

"that sounds sus"

"clout chaser"

"my bae"

"my fam"

"glow up"

"on fleek"

"beat by the gods"

"that wig is snatched"

by Anonymousreply 209December 1, 2021 9:14 PM

"not gonna lie"

This implies that the speaker usually lies, but is making an exception here.

by Anonymousreply 210December 1, 2021 9:27 PM

"Have a blessed day." Used most often in the south.

by Anonymousreply 211December 1, 2021 10:36 PM

R72, see you already posted that. Missed it earlier.

by Anonymousreply 212December 1, 2021 10:40 PM
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