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Rest in peace.
There's an alternative?
|by Anonymous||reply 210||February 17, 2023 6:45 PM|
You got this!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 23, 2023 8:54 PM|
Isn't "burn in hell" an alternative?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 23, 2023 8:55 PM|
Back in the day
Still early days
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 23, 2023 8:57 PM|
I love the opening of Six Feet Under....I'm more into the song rather than the saying (but I wouldn't say it annoys me.
But for me, We will get through this - bitch, you know it is not we, it is only me!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 23, 2023 8:58 PM|
"You got this!"
Totally agree with that one. As my cousin was dying from the cancer that riddled his body, people kept posting on Facebook "You got this!" No, he didn't. It got him.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 23, 2023 9:01 PM|
^ I'm careful now about what I say in those situations. I repeatedly told a friend that his husband would be okay (suffering from COVID in the hospital). Unfortunately, he died.
I want to be able to give hope but not false hope (even though I thought he would be fine....).
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 23, 2023 9:04 PM|
R6, I'm fine with the saying if you actually mean it. But in my cousin's case, it was clear he was headed toward death within days or weeks. It just rang so hollow for people to say "you got this!"
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 23, 2023 9:07 PM|
[quote]There's an alternative?
You'll find out, cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 23, 2023 9:08 PM|
He's Satan's poke toy now.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 23, 2023 9:10 PM|
Let's do this.
Hear me out.
Pick your brain.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 23, 2023 9:10 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 23, 2023 9:13 PM|
Living my best life.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 23, 2023 9:23 PM|
R7, at that point, it's cruel...
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 23, 2023 9:33 PM|
R8, what does that even mean?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 23, 2023 9:37 PM|
R14 has made the mistake of attempting to read DL without an eldergay dictionary.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 23, 2023 9:39 PM|
My folks taught me to bang on the radiator with my spoon.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 23, 2023 9:45 PM|
I *hate* "you do you". It's condescending and what fuck else am I gonna do?? Certainly not YOU!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 23, 2023 9:46 PM|
R17 you do you.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 23, 2023 9:47 PM|
"Work smarter not harder" - this can mean a few things, all annoying. It could be someone calling you a dumbass. If you deserve that, fine. But most don't.
What is also usually means is, "I don't have time to problem solve this situation for you and/or no ideas, so good luck and G*d bless. You're fucked. Thoughts and prayers!"
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 23, 2023 9:48 PM|
"Speaks to" as in "this speaks to..." It sounds awkward and inelegant.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 23, 2023 9:48 PM|
"You do you"
"Not that deep"
"Rest in power"
"Opportunity to shine"
"All hands on deck"
"Divide and conquer"
The last four primarily as work manager-speak.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 23, 2023 9:49 PM|
[quote]R17 you do you
Thanks!! You do hari kari! 🤗
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 23, 2023 9:52 PM|
"Keep them in your Thoughts and Prayers"
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 23, 2023 9:54 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 23, 2023 9:59 PM|
Lester Holt --> "... (reporter) has late details."
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 23, 2023 10:03 PM|
She found agency to fight back
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 23, 2023 10:04 PM|
R23 Or variations of "sending good thoughts/prayers" to people in financial need. Send them a little money or STFU, geez.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 23, 2023 10:05 PM|
I automatically deduct 40 IQ points from anyone who says any form of “love on.”
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 23, 2023 10:13 PM|
"My preferred pronouns are..."
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 23, 2023 10:20 PM|
[quote]"Not that deep"
Why I never heard this in all my life.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 23, 2023 10:30 PM|
R17, you’re cute as hell.
You really are!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 23, 2023 10:31 PM|
Easiest decision in the history of decisions.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 23, 2023 10:35 PM|
"Ooey gooey" and "Crispy crunchy"
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 23, 2023 10:39 PM|
R17, condescending is kind of the point of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 23, 2023 11:01 PM|
R34 "You do you" always sounded like childish masturbatory narcissism to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 23, 2023 11:12 PM|
"Have a blessed day."
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 23, 2023 11:30 PM|
"President Donald Trump"
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 23, 2023 11:35 PM|
Keep being you
That means keep being a whore and take our medicine
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 23, 2023 11:35 PM|
Rest in Piece
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 23, 2023 11:37 PM|
Let's unpack this
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 23, 2023 11:39 PM|
It is what it is
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 23, 2023 11:40 PM|
I'd like to speak to the manager
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 23, 2023 11:40 PM|
"That's not okay." Used in a sentence, "I could tell he was undressing me with his eyes and that's not okay!" It sounds childish and hysterical. Also, "the N-word." I don't want people to say the actual word, but how about racial slur? Everyone would understand what was said. It's how adults speak to little kids who say a swear word or something. "Now, Johnny (who just said ass), we don't use the A-word; we say behind." It's especially ridiculous when you read it in a news article, or an anchor says it.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 23, 2023 11:46 PM|
"I am reclaiming my ... " whatever that is.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 24, 2023 3:45 AM|
"I said all of that to say _____."
Should have just been concise from the start!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 24, 2023 3:54 AM|
I'm a little glad when I hear someone use those bs phrases like "you got this" and "agency". I immediately know that I don't like that person, can't hang out with them and will do everything I can to avoid them in the future. It helps weed out the assholes in this world. I don't give second chances.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 24, 2023 3:55 AM|
Whenever I hear "thoughts and prayers" I think of the datalounger whose comment revealed the real truth underlying the platitude. (The first line was the thread title):
Terrified Utah hiker films cougar stalking him
If he's hot then someone save him! If he's ugly then thoughts and prayers.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 24, 2023 11:32 AM|
R47 If he's ugly, who cares?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 24, 2023 11:33 AM|
Read for filth.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 24, 2023 11:41 AM|
Although I have used this phrase as well, one that I find particularly irksome and pointless is, "It is what it is."
|by Anonymous||reply 50||January 24, 2023 11:58 AM|
She's the cuntiest cunt who ever cunted.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 24, 2023 11:59 AM|
He’s resting comfortably
|by Anonymous||reply 52||January 24, 2023 12:05 PM|
You need to get out of your
|by Anonymous||reply 53||January 24, 2023 12:06 PM|
Hot 🥵 under the collar
|by Anonymous||reply 54||January 24, 2023 12:07 PM|
Macaroni and Cheese 🧀- notice I say it properly
is a COMFORT FOOD
|by Anonymous||reply 55||January 24, 2023 12:11 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 56||January 24, 2023 12:11 PM|
Circle back to
|by Anonymous||reply 57||January 24, 2023 12:16 PM|
Reach out and circle back
|by Anonymous||reply 58||January 24, 2023 12:20 PM|
Teamwork makes the dream work.
I imagine a group of co-workers killing the person who says it so the phrase becomes true.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||January 24, 2023 12:23 PM|
2 in the ass is better than 2 in the bush…. Oh wait. I like that phrase.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||January 24, 2023 8:37 PM|
Oh, dear as in the DL meme.
How lovely for you, you get to leisurely sit on your wide ass, lazily rolling your pencil in your hand, while perusing DL with your head tilted to the side. Some of us are posting while busy living our lives and do not have time to make sure spelling and grammar are correct before hitting "post". Also, some of us often fall victim to dreaded autocorrect and do not realize the mistake- which is quite out of our control- until one of you self-important cunts type "Oh, dear!". Even I am not that picky!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||January 24, 2023 8:43 PM|
You take it way too seriously, r61.
Remember, this site is based and founded on pointless bitchery. You have to read it as a schoolmarm off in the corner with her shawl and glasses with the chain, tsk tsk-ing. I find it hilarious.
I also look at it as an opportunity to learn as I’ve been taught many things by getting an “oh, dear!”
|by Anonymous||reply 62||January 24, 2023 8:49 PM|
[quote]some of us often fall victim to dreaded autocorrect and do not realize the mistake- which is quite out of our control
Autocorrect isn't out of your control at all. Just turn it off.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||January 24, 2023 8:50 PM|
“I appreciate you” instead of just “thank you.”
|by Anonymous||reply 64||January 24, 2023 9:30 PM|
Honestly, I kind of like that. It’s relatively new.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||January 24, 2023 9:52 PM|
"Shut the fuck up!" I heard it all through my childhood, schooling and now at work.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||January 24, 2023 9:57 PM|
I can speak "to" that topic.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||January 24, 2023 10:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 68||January 25, 2023 12:14 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 69||January 25, 2023 12:15 AM|
Color me (fill in the blank)
|by Anonymous||reply 70||January 25, 2023 12:39 AM|
There’s no there there
|by Anonymous||reply 71||January 25, 2023 12:39 AM|
[quote]There's an alternative?
I'll see to it you learn the answer to that question, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||January 25, 2023 12:40 AM|
I was today years old when I found out -fill in the blank.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||January 25, 2023 1:27 AM|
Oooh that one annoys me too, R73. It was amusing the first or second time. But now make it stop.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||January 25, 2023 1:30 AM|
"Thoughts & Prayers™".
Ludacris. Especially from the braindead christians.
They might as well just say - "we don't give a fuck so just go and fuck yourself".
At least be honest.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||January 25, 2023 1:41 AM|
Bone broth. Those two words together make me gag. When did people stop saying soup?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||January 25, 2023 1:48 AM|
“Your pussy stinks!”
|by Anonymous||reply 77||January 25, 2023 1:50 AM|
Never once in my lifetime have I heard anyone say "bone broth" R76.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||January 25, 2023 1:56 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 79||January 25, 2023 1:57 AM|
I haven’t either, r78.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||January 25, 2023 2:09 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 81||January 25, 2023 2:13 AM|
Bone broth is a specific thing, though, not just soup or even just broth.
My contribution was sparked by the Lester Holt one above. It's started to get on my nerves that news writers always say, "[So and so] did not immediately respond to a request for comment." It sounds imperious, and what purpose does "immediate" serve, anyway? It's fine without it. It should be understood that they mean "before we printed this story. "
|by Anonymous||reply 82||January 25, 2023 3:40 AM|
Bone broth is what the "mouthfeel" people say instead of chicken broth or chicken stock etc. What they mean is stock.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||January 25, 2023 4:41 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 84||January 25, 2023 4:49 AM|
This may be of interest.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||January 25, 2023 5:01 AM|
"Having said that..." No one seems to truly use it properly.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||January 25, 2023 10:18 AM|
"As a _____," I've also ___
Example: As a doctor, I've also noticed that some cars are unsafe.
As someone who has traveled, I can assure I know more than you about airports.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||January 25, 2023 10:19 AM|
"It's Britney, bitch"
|by Anonymous||reply 88||January 25, 2023 10:20 AM|
Sorry for your loss
|by Anonymous||reply 89||January 25, 2023 10:41 AM|
[quote] Ludacris. Especially from the braindead christians.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||January 25, 2023 11:41 AM|
I thought "bone broth" was a nice way to say sucking cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||January 25, 2023 11:43 AM|
With all due respect.....
|by Anonymous||reply 92||January 25, 2023 12:05 PM|
It's a nice way of saying "I can't cook".
|by Anonymous||reply 93||January 25, 2023 12:07 PM|
My heart ❤️ goes out to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||January 25, 2023 12:30 PM|
Be that as it may
|by Anonymous||reply 95||January 25, 2023 12:31 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 96||January 25, 2023 12:57 PM|
"Love yourself." It's stupid and egomaniacal. I don't "love myself", but I take care of and respect myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||January 25, 2023 1:04 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 98||January 25, 2023 1:06 PM|
My #1 is "have a blessed day" especially when uttered by retail workers. BITCH, YOU DON'T GIVE A FAT RAT'S ASS IF I HAVE A BLESSED DAY".
|by Anonymous||reply 99||January 25, 2023 1:14 PM|
"If you will..."
If you will da** what?
Thank you Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel for helping to propagate that nonentity of a phrase into the general lexicon about 15 years ago. He is the foremost example that comes to mind from the era of when that worthless bit of nothingness was pushed into more widespread use.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||January 25, 2023 1:24 PM|
Dat’s da suck job!
|by Anonymous||reply 101||January 25, 2023 1:29 PM|
'You need to...¨
This always reads as a scold to me. Unless it's properly a warning or command, it'ß almost always the wrong way to say something:
WRONG: 'You need to wait to put your things on the check out counter until I finish with this lady." (Here PLEASE is the correct substitute for YOU NEED TO.)
CORRECT: 'You need to step back. Stick your finger in my face one more time and I will lay you down like a sack of dirt.' (Well, okay then.)
|by Anonymous||reply 102||January 25, 2023 1:46 PM|
My uppity former Chief Management Analyst would make me cringe with all her clichéd phrases:
"Please be mindful of..."
"It would behoove you to..."
"Let's take this offline."
"Let's circle back on that."
"Let's table this for the next meeting."
|by Anonymous||reply 103||January 25, 2023 2:43 PM|
Just be yourself. Terrible advice. What if yourself sucks?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||January 25, 2023 6:18 PM|
“Sorry for your loss.” It’s so cold and impersonal.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||January 25, 2023 6:23 PM|
Sorry your fat n ugly wife died
|by Anonymous||reply 106||January 25, 2023 6:25 PM|
Ass eaters anonymous
|by Anonymous||reply 107||January 25, 2023 6:40 PM|
Ugh. Can you imagine listening to r107's fifth step?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||January 25, 2023 7:36 PM|
It’s not a preference, it’s an orientation. How many times do we have to tell you people?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||January 25, 2023 8:00 PM|
Be that as it may
|by Anonymous||reply 110||January 25, 2023 10:37 PM|
At the end of the day...
Good god some people use it in every sentence.
"It's difficult but at the end of day it has to get done. I'm trying but at the end of the day it's whether it works or not. But what matters at the end of the day.....
|by Anonymous||reply 111||January 25, 2023 10:56 PM|
At the end of the day, R111 thought he needed to explain "at the end of the day."
|by Anonymous||reply 112||January 25, 2023 11:03 PM|
‘Change the narrative’ has gotten so overused in the past couple of years I can’t stand it anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||January 26, 2023 12:45 AM|
"Would you like fries with that?"
Bitch, look at me. I haven't seen or felt my toes in years. YES, obviously YES!
|by Anonymous||reply 114||January 26, 2023 11:53 AM|
Decolonize [insert subject area].
|by Anonymous||reply 115||January 26, 2023 12:35 PM|
No worries 😉
|by Anonymous||reply 116||January 26, 2023 12:42 PM|
Thoughts and prayers.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||January 26, 2023 12:43 PM|
“Begs the question”, because it’s so often incorrectly used to mean “raises the question” that the incorrect usage is now being accepted as a correct usage.
Dumb people are dumb because they’re dumb.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||January 26, 2023 12:45 PM|
If what you did, r118, was "beg the question," I can see how the alternate usage took over.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||January 26, 2023 5:09 PM|
Just the other day in a NY Times headline I saw “begs the question” being used to mean “raises the question.” WTF is wrong with people??
|by Anonymous||reply 120||January 26, 2023 5:45 PM|
Please do not hesitate as in please do not hesitate to contact us. Now, should I or should I not contact them? I'm hesitating. Please.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||January 26, 2023 8:24 PM|
[quote] “Begs the question”, because it’s so often incorrectly used to mean “raises the question” that the incorrect usage is now being accepted as a correct usage.
This begs the question: what DOES it mean then?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||January 26, 2023 10:05 PM|
R121 is far reaching
|by Anonymous||reply 123||January 26, 2023 10:23 PM|
I hate when people say “I cannot with you” or ‘I can’t even”.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||January 26, 2023 10:48 PM|
Maybe ask R119, R122. They don’t seem to like my example, so they likely have a better one.
I think the point is folks shouldn’t use this phrase because 1) they think it means something else and 2) they likely don’t often encounter, or can’t identify, the logical fallacy it’s meant to describe.
The phrase, and some words, develop “new” definitions due to chronic misuse, a little sad. But maybe that’s the way of the word.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||January 27, 2023 12:50 AM|
[quote]I think the point is folks shouldn’t use this phrase because 1) they think it means something else and 2) they likely don’t often encounter, or can’t identify, the logical fallacy it’s meant to describe.
I'll take option 2. I don't think I have ever heard "begs the question" used in any other way than the one against which you rail, except when it pops up like this in a Datalounge thread. And the examples given tend to be meaningless to me, because when would I ever say, or even think, something like "dumb people are dumb because they’re dumb," let alone analyze it in terms of question begging?
I guess I'm just another dumb person.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||January 27, 2023 1:02 AM|
I don’t disagree R126.
I gave a simplistic example of the logical fallacy (which folks can’t usually identify by name, but know one when they see one), but if you can replace “begs the question” in a sentence with the phrase “raises the question” and not change the meaning of the sentence, you can be pretty sure it’s being used in the way not originally intended.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||January 27, 2023 1:21 AM|
Oh wait R126, I wasn’t agreeing you were another dumb person, but with the part about examples and analyzing and whatnot.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||January 27, 2023 1:24 AM|
Oh, thank you, r128. I figured you were talking about the examples and what not.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||January 27, 2023 1:26 AM|
Starting a response with ‘I mean…’
For example, you’re asked your favorite color and you reply, “I mean, it’s blue.”
Drop the I mean. It’s pointless.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||January 27, 2023 1:59 AM|
"You know what I'm saying?" after every other sentence.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||January 27, 2023 4:54 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 132||January 27, 2023 4:58 AM|
[quote] [So and so] did not immediately respond to a request for comment." It sounds imperious, and what purpose does "immediate" serve, anyway?
IMO, it means that the reporter emailed or left a voice mail for someone, but didn’t give them much time to respond before the reporter published his/her story.
The opposite would be: “X did not respond to repeated requests for comment over the last 30 days.”
|by Anonymous||reply 133||January 27, 2023 5:09 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 134||January 27, 2023 9:41 AM|
“It’s been a minute” for “It’s been awhile.”
|by Anonymous||reply 135||January 27, 2023 12:06 PM|
"Having said that..." is also often misused.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||January 27, 2023 12:08 PM|
[quote] “Sorry for your loss.” It’s so cold and impersonal.
Yes, r105, and it’s also lazy repetition of sub-par tv series speech. Nobody offers condolences any more, they’re just sorry for someone’s loss.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||January 27, 2023 12:35 PM|
^ Isn't that what the police and the military say? Or is it just in movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||January 27, 2023 1:48 PM|
^ It’s movies and lazy TV-speak, and it’s now completely replaced “My condolences”.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||January 27, 2023 2:18 PM|
[quote]“It’s been a minute” for “It’s been awhile.”
Saying awhile when someone means a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||January 27, 2023 2:35 PM|
I will normally say "may his/her soul rest in peace".
Seems a little more heartfelt.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||January 27, 2023 2:56 PM|
May your legs grow old and withered like an olive branch.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||January 27, 2023 6:46 PM|
"To be honest..."
|by Anonymous||reply 143||January 27, 2023 6:56 PM|
I hate it when people start every sentence with “yeah.” Especially the sentence “yeah, no.”
|by Anonymous||reply 144||January 28, 2023 2:29 AM|
Agree r144. I hate that.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||January 28, 2023 3:09 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 146||January 28, 2023 3:12 AM|
Not a phrase, but I don’t like when adults say “icky” or “tummy” unless they’re talking to a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||January 28, 2023 12:52 PM|
To be fair…
|by Anonymous||reply 148||January 28, 2023 1:05 PM|
Adulting . For example, adulting is hard.
Or ‘I can’t adult today’
|by Anonymous||reply 149||January 28, 2023 4:29 PM|
To answer OP's question, yes, the phrase (a phrase I'm not defending) implies reference to this vale of tears and the person's freedom from earthly troubles, especially if they had a hard life. Thus, may their weary soul now rest in peace rather than wandering the earth seeking justice. Or reliving past traumas or whatever. Y'know, as they do.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||January 28, 2023 4:46 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 151||January 28, 2023 5:31 PM|
“Toxic” this and that.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||January 28, 2023 7:51 PM|
"Telling stories" with data, presentations, etc in the workplace. PLEASE stop saying that shit
|by Anonymous||reply 153||January 28, 2023 10:01 PM|
"put on your big boy pants" told to an adult to say they are acting immaturely
|by Anonymous||reply 154||January 29, 2023 12:07 AM|
"___________________on steroids" . It's a lazy way of one thing is worse or greater than another.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||January 29, 2023 12:10 AM|
I’ve got tons of friends
We watched tons of movies
|by Anonymous||reply 156||January 29, 2023 1:07 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 157||January 29, 2023 1:16 AM|
"Breaks his/her silence" is stupid. It gives oversized importance to everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||January 29, 2023 2:28 AM|
Let's stick a pin in that.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||January 29, 2023 3:18 AM|
For a while there epic was gaining on awesome, though I think use of both words lately has abated.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||January 29, 2023 4:04 AM|
[quote]Some of us are posting while busy living our lives and do not have time to make sure spelling and grammar are correct before hitting "post".
A likely story, R61. If your life were all that consuming you would not be enough of a DL regular to be annoyed by "oh dear".
R62 is right that "Oh dear" is meant to be amusingly schoolmarmish, but there's a serious side to it as well. "I do not have time to make sure my communications with you are correct" is a loud way of saying "You are far less important than everything else in my life and should be grateful I am sparing precious seconds to be in yours at all." Be assured that your loved ones read it that way when you do it to them. Everyone understands there's the occasional time you get caught out, but to make a habit of not proofreading your messages is rude, especially if you are on a machine that you know autocorrects.
There are also a lot of posters on the DL who genuinely do not know the correct grammar and spelling of some of the more recondite or often confused expressions, and the corrections are there so that those with ears to hear can learn something. We do understand that most young people are too busy networking or photographing their dinner to learn, but we like to serve the outliers.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||January 30, 2023 3:44 AM|
[quote] How lovely for you, you get to leisurely sit on your wide ass, lazily rolling your pencil in your hand, while perusing DL with your head tilted to the side. Some of us are posting while busy living our lives and do not have time to make sure spelling and grammar are correct before hitting "post".
You are so incredibly insanely busy, and yet somehow you have the time to post on Datalounge?
|by Anonymous||reply 162||January 30, 2023 5:39 AM|
At R153, thumbnail of YouTube video, top right corner says: “Data Lounge.”
|by Anonymous||reply 163||January 30, 2023 5:51 AM|
I see what you did there.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||January 30, 2023 9:07 AM|
[quote] I hate when people say “I cannot with you” or ‘I can’t even”.
I imagine you hear that an awful lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||January 30, 2023 11:32 AM|
“Just to piggyback off of what so-and-so said…”
|by Anonymous||reply 166||January 30, 2023 1:09 PM|
R165 I do. At my job there’s some kids I manage who are about18-23 and they say it quite a bit.
Another one is “I’m weak.” You say something funny and they reply, “I’m weak”. That one doesn’t bother me so much, but it is something I hear about once a day.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||January 30, 2023 1:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 168||January 30, 2023 5:51 PM|
R167 - Why are putting up with condescending shit from 18-23 year old co-workers?
|by Anonymous||reply 169||January 30, 2023 10:54 PM|
It’s all good.
If everything is good then nothing is bad, and if nothing is bad then nothing is good.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||February 4, 2023 2:54 AM|
R105, I agree. It's better to say "Please accept my sympathy."
|by Anonymous||reply 171||February 4, 2023 12:39 PM|
All the variations of "it's just my opinion", imo, imho! I fucking hate these phrases. Sounds very frauish. Like some poor girl desperate for everyone to like her. There is never any acceptable time to say in my opinion unless you are GOD. It is a given that everything we all say or claim is "just my opinion".
|by Anonymous||reply 172||February 12, 2023 1:03 PM|
"If you will."
If you will what, dammit?!
|by Anonymous||reply 173||February 12, 2023 1:46 PM|
R7 You got this should be applied to a job interview or golf match. Not fighting cancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||February 12, 2023 1:54 PM|
Meghan Markle claims...
|by Anonymous||reply 175||February 12, 2023 1:55 PM|
"tragic death" -- overused to the point of being, well, pointless. You even hear it for an 87 year-old lifetime smoker.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||February 12, 2023 3:44 PM|
No one over 80 should be labeled a tragic death, unless they were raped and killed by a serial killer. In the words of V-- they lived, they saw, they took up space. Rest in power.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||February 12, 2023 3:50 PM|
if I hear 'may his memory be a blessing' one more time
also, 'agency' anytime it's not used as 'talent agency'
everything happens for a reason (yeah, a BAD shitty reason)
It's meant to be
It is what it is (no shit and it isn't what it isn't)
|by Anonymous||reply 178||February 12, 2023 6:15 PM|
R178, "may his memory be [for] a blessing" is mostly just used by Jews as it's a translation of the Hebrew zichrono livracha. Other Hebrew versions exist depending on the sex and number of the deceased.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||February 12, 2023 7:44 PM|
R179, do you know why zichrono livracha is abbreviated with a double quote: z”l?
|by Anonymous||reply 180||February 12, 2023 8:25 PM|
R180, when you form acronyms in Hebrew, you usually just write the first letter of each word, no dots, but with " between the last two letters. The phrase LGBT is להט"ב, for example. Anyway, some people bring that habit into English too, so that ז"ל becomes Z"L. I hope that makes sense!
|by Anonymous||reply 181||February 12, 2023 8:37 PM|
It does. Thank you, mazel tov.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||February 12, 2023 8:39 PM|
The term "sex positive", just admit that you're a rancid slut and don't try to get fancy.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||February 12, 2023 8:45 PM|
Lol I love your direct style r183!
|by Anonymous||reply 184||February 12, 2023 8:55 PM|
All hail r179
|by Anonymous||reply 185||February 12, 2023 8:57 PM|
that's nice to know about the origins of 'may his memory be for a blessing' but it still drives me nuts.
I don't want to live with my late friend's memory blessing or not; I want him here; he's not. Never will be. There's just one scenario that reunites us; IF you even believe in an afterlife.
I've spent most of my life alone and my one great pal is gone. So, yeah, that phrase annoys me.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||February 13, 2023 2:22 AM|
As someone who wholly rejects the absurd notion of an afterlife, it pisses me off when people die and say they are back with their family or loved ones. Nope. They are dead and gone. They are not partying up in the sky. Although I would love to see fat Elvis welcoming his newly skinny drugged up daughter. He'd be fat and on the toilet welcoming his baby girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||February 13, 2023 2:28 AM|
Anyone who calls a song a "bop" deserves to have drumsticks run through both ears.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||February 13, 2023 2:35 AM|
R183 Exactly yo. Just own your sins.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||February 13, 2023 2:37 AM|
R187 You must be a blast at parties. There is an afterlife you bleak dolt.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||February 13, 2023 2:39 AM|
R188 or who says slaps. As in ‘this bop slaps’
Or when something ‘hits different’. I’m tired of that expression.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||February 13, 2023 3:20 AM|
R190 Nope. Never has and never will.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||February 13, 2023 3:23 AM|
“Understood the assignment”
It was cute the first time I heard it, but when everyone starts saying it, it gets old quickly.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||February 13, 2023 1:07 PM|
[quote]"If you will..."
[quote]If you will da** what?
[quote]Thank you Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel for helping to propagate that nonentity of a phrase into the general lexicon about 15 years ago.
No, R100. It was Monday Night Football. Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford. Cosell said it often, but it was "Faultless Frank" (as Cosell derisively called him) who ran that shit into the ground. Every week for 3+ hours, with an audience of many MILLIONS. For almost two decades.
Prior to that you'd only hear college professors and field news reporters and analysts who regularly said it.
Frank Gifford, always insecure about his intellect relative to Cosell, thought it made him sound erudite.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||February 13, 2023 1:33 PM|
Rest in Power
|by Anonymous||reply 195||February 13, 2023 1:40 PM|
Lost the plot
can't get my head around
|by Anonymous||reply 196||February 13, 2023 1:42 PM|
“Mind blowing” especially when an exploding hand gesture is used in conjunction with said phrase.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||February 13, 2023 3:01 PM|
‘Said’ like r197 used it. That annoys me.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||February 13, 2023 8:01 PM|
Using “like” instead of “as” as r198 has just done.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||February 13, 2023 10:09 PM|
My poor grammar aside (I forgot to add ‘how’), the sentiment is the same. I don’t like when people use said as r197 has done. Don’t take it personally, r197, I’m sure you’re cool!
|by Anonymous||reply 200||February 13, 2023 11:17 PM|
R193 agree with you 1000%. It's soon overused now. It's actually makes me want to violent when I hear, that's how annoying. My boyfriend used it last night during the superbowl.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||February 13, 2023 11:28 PM|
"Shelter in place" and "secure in place" and the rest of the nuclear bomb drill phrases for stay the fuck where you are.
"Active shooter." A shooter is by definition active. "Emergency officials have responded to reports of a man shooting..." doesn't somehow needs this annoying shorthand dispatcher term.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||February 14, 2023 2:28 AM|
Wait for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||February 14, 2023 2:30 AM|
R203 especially when I’m waiting on him to cum
|by Anonymous||reply 204||February 14, 2023 5:45 PM|
"do the lez-lez"
|by Anonymous||reply 205||February 17, 2023 4:36 AM|
(Take a hint and get a life, Queenola!)
|by Anonymous||reply 206||February 17, 2023 3:23 PM|
[quote]"If you will."
[quote]If you will what, dammit?!
If you will (pardon or accept) my turn of phrase; or permit me some latitude in my example.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||February 17, 2023 4:35 PM|
If you please, mi’lady.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||February 17, 2023 5:31 PM|
We are Siamese if you please
|by Anonymous||reply 209||February 17, 2023 5:36 PM|
The problem with the "If you will." thingy is that most people do not use it in the way that was suggested a few moments ago.
But rather, it's usually just a garbage phrase dropped in and provided without any connecting context.
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