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Stupid Sayings

[quote]You can't bullshit a bullshitter.

what a dumb retort! Post your favorite 'stupid' sayings!

by Anonymousreply 11108/28/2010

here's mine:

"Post your favorite 'stupid' sayings!"

by Anonymousreply 108/20/2010

[quote]I could care less.

So fucking annoying.

by Anonymousreply 208/20/2010

I always thought that "I could care less.." was a sarcastic version of the statement "I couldn't care less".

by Anonymousreply 308/20/2010

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice shame on me.

by Anonymousreply 408/20/2010

R3, really? I thought it was a dumb Americanism...

by Anonymousreply 508/20/2010

It is what it is.

by Anonymousreply 608/20/2010

It is what it is. Really? And exactly is it really?

by Anonymousreply 708/20/2010

Everything happens for a reason.

by Anonymousreply 808/20/2010

Stupid is as stupid does.

by Anonymousreply 908/20/2010

No matter where you go, there you are.

by Anonymousreply 1008/20/2010

It could well be. I don't really know. I say it now and then, but say it like there's another clause. %0D %0D "I could care less... but it would be hard".

by Anonymousreply 1108/20/2010

At the end of the day...

by Anonymousreply 1208/20/2010

I'm with R3. I always thought that "I could care less" was sarcastic -- with an implied, wry question mark. Sort of a Yiddishe reading.

Anyway, I really don't like "Cool beans."

And I LOATHE "I'll pray for you." or "Please pray for X." I'm not a rabid atheist, but it's SO presumptuous.

by Anonymousreply 1308/20/2010

Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me .... You can't get fooled again.

by Anonymousreply 1408/20/2010

"When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade." The wingnut Sharron Angle actually said that when explaining why she's opposed to abortions for rape and incest victims.

by Anonymousreply 1508/20/2010

There's what's right and there's what's right, and ne'er the twain shall meet

by Anonymousreply 1608/20/2010

Hi, you're young and you got your health, what do you want with a job?

by Anonymousreply 1708/20/2010

"In for a penny, in for a pound." What the hell does a pound have to with a penny?

by Anonymousreply 1808/20/2010

Same as "in for a dime, in for a dollar", r18. Except it's in the UK.%0D %0D It means "once you have invested in a project you must go through with it, even if that involves much more expense that you expected"

by Anonymousreply 1908/20/2010

"I'm not here to make friends..."

by Anonymousreply 2008/20/2010

[quote]"I could care less" was sarcastic

Very, very rarely. Most of the time, people are just idiots.

by Anonymousreply 2108/20/2010

"Turn the other cheek." Yeah, right. "Be a pussy" is more like it. What fag came up with that?

by Anonymousreply 2208/20/2010

I'll tell you, but then I might have to kill you.

by Anonymousreply 2308/20/2010

"Pretty is as pretty does" and all its variations.%0D %0D I never, ever understood what that meant.

by Anonymousreply 2408/20/2010

"epic fail", "that's so random"

Ugggh, fucking OVER it.

by Anonymousreply 2508/20/2010

"massive fail" - anything "________ cail"

Especially used by anyone over the age of 14.

by Anonymousreply 2608/20/2010

That would be "______ fail"

by Anonymousreply 2708/20/2010

I gave it 110%!

by Anonymousreply 2808/20/2010

At the end of the day

by Anonymousreply 2908/20/2010

I'd like to extend R28 to anything said on a reality tv programme.

"It was such an emotional journey!"

"This is the most imporant day OF MY LIFE"

by Anonymousreply 3008/20/2010

What are you going to do?

by Anonymousreply 3108/20/2010

"earrings%0D %0D caftan"

by Anonymousreply 3208/20/2010

"If I could just change one persons life then it would be worth it".

Fuck You

by Anonymousreply 3308/20/2010

it was in the last place I looked...%0D really, did you keep looking after you found it?%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3408/20/2010

"It's a no-brainer."

by Anonymousreply 3508/20/2010

Please tell me you're kidding, R15. For the love of God, tell me you're kidding that she said it!

by Anonymousreply 3608/20/2010

"There's more than ping pong in the life of a ching chong."

by Anonymousreply 3708/20/2010

"Just remember, God never gives you more than you can handle."

What a piece of shit thing to say to someone whose life is circling the drain.

by Anonymousreply 3808/20/2010

"All over it like white on rice."%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3908/20/2010

"In a perfect world...." especially when uttered in sanctimonious tones.

by Anonymousreply 4008/20/2010

"I call bullshit."

by Anonymousreply 4108/20/2010

"We are the ones we've been waiting for."

by Anonymousreply 4208/20/2010

Along the lines of R38:

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"

by Anonymousreply 4308/20/2010

"you bet your ass"

by Anonymousreply 4408/20/2010

"Yes we can!"*

*Well, we could, but we probably won't. Subject to capricious limitations. Not valid if effort is required or inconvenience may be incurred. Only at participating locations. Someday. Be patient.

by Anonymousreply 4508/20/2010

The offensive, but still bantered about freely:

"That is so gay".

by Anonymousreply 4608/20/2010

"I'm just saying"

by Anonymousreply 4708/20/2010

I hate it when people say, "He happens to be gay." I understand they're trying to say that sexuality is arbitrary, but it sounds so stupid. I always want to say, "God, I hate when that happens."

"I'm gay, but I'm so much more than just gay." Oh, okay, Mary.

by Anonymousreply 4808/20/2010


"Have a blessed day."

"What goes around comes around."

"God does not make mistakes."

by Anonymousreply 4908/20/2010

[quote]really? I thought it was a dumb Americanism...

Of course you did.

by Anonymousreply 5008/20/2010

I LOATHE when fraus say: "Yeppers!".

by Anonymousreply 5108/21/2010

"God don't like ugly".

Then why the Hell do so many good things happen to people who shit on the world?

by Anonymousreply 5208/21/2010

"Live each day as though it were your last."%0D %0D Pseudo-profund advice, what is it supposed to mean? How would you get the max out of a 24 hour period even if you knew for certain that it was to be your last? And would you really have the strength to put yourself (and everyone else around you) through that sort of test every day?

by Anonymousreply 5308/21/2010

Every day you are one day closer to death, R53.

Time's a wastin'.

by Anonymousreply 5408/21/2010

[quote] "Pseudo-profund"

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 5508/21/2010

["God don't like ugly".]

R52 I always thought this was a corruption of "God don't make ugly" - a saying which is as easy to disprove by simply going to Wal-Mart.

by Anonymousreply 5608/22/2010

God made Adam and Eve. Not Adam and Steve. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 5708/23/2010

"People are people"

by Anonymousreply 5808/23/2010

Any dumbass management-speak: Let's run it up the flagpole ballpark figures bluesky thinking etc etc but especially odious is any management speak that tries to be war or military related 'Clusterfuck' 'the guys from purchasing are in their war room' 'we'd be ok if we didn't have so many FNGs in sales' and of course any middle manager, or anyone really, who quotes from The Art Of War.

by Anonymousreply 5908/23/2010

A bit more philosophical but here goes:

I was always annoyed by the "golden rule" which, at first glance, seems to make sense in a fuzzy touchy feely love your fellowman kind of way. According to Wiki, the Golden Rule is:

The Golden Rule or ethic of reciprocity is an ethical code, or a morality[2], that states (in four forms, see table below) the following:

One should treat others according to how one would like others to treat one's self (positive, passive form)

Treat others as you would like to be treated (positive, active form)

One should not treat others in ways one would not like to be treated (prohibitive, passive form)

Do not treat others in ways you would not like to be treated (prohibitive, active form. Also called the Silver Rule)

Now all this is very nice on MY part. But it also empowers people to treat me according to THEIR value. And this statement assumes that people share the same values. But while I would extend help, for example, ,to a woman who wanted an abortion, others would not and they would be following the golden rule because they would not want someone helping their own daughter/friend in the same situation.

I would, obviously, agree that all adult humans can marry one other adult human regardless of gender (how carefully did I phrase that?) but too many others would not agree to that and can still follow the Golden Rule because they would not want it for themselves or their own families.

It might have been more meaningful at some point, but when we get the various religious fanatics point of views in the diverse cultures around the world (and in the US) this statement is meaningless.

by Anonymousreply 6008/23/2010

Have A Nice Day pissed me off for all of its banality only to replaced by Have A Blessed Day which pisses me off for all of its Christian fundy superiority.

by Anonymousreply 6108/23/2010

What goes up, must come down.

by Anonymousreply 6208/23/2010

I cannot believe nobody has mentioned "change is good", or any of the numerous variations on that theme. Moving from the Warsaw Ghetto to an extermination camp was "change", but it was not "good". Progress is good. Change is simply change. What I hate about this phase is that it is invariably used by someone pushing through his/her own agenda at the expense of others.

The other phrase I cannot stand is, "You cannot make an omelet without breaking the eggs." Again, this is usually used by someone who is destroying something that does not belong to him/her to promote his/her agenda. Actually, you can make an omelet by blowing out the eggs creating minimal damage. That kind of thinking is too prissy for the faux warriors that us the above phrase.

by Anonymousreply 6308/23/2010

One that drives me nuts because nobody says it correctly is, "You cannot have your cake and eat it too." Well, of course, you have to "have" you cake in order to eat it. The phrase is "You cannot eat you cake and have it too." This makes more sense

by Anonymousreply 6408/23/2010

I have never heard the phrase "Have a blessed day" outside of DLers complaining about it ad nauseum.

by Anonymousreply 6508/23/2010

My idiot of a father always says "case closed" to end an argument. Omfg, shut up.

by Anonymousreply 6608/23/2010

Pretty is as pretty does.

This means that the beauty a person has comes from the way he acts, not the way he looks.

The sentiment is ok, but it is overused.

The other day I heard: "Stupid is as stupid does." Maybe somebody can explain that to me.

by Anonymousreply 6708/23/2010


Right, and you can add, "Have a good one."

When I hear this stuff, I say, "Who's doing the blessing?" and "Have a good what?"

by Anonymousreply 6808/23/2010

I always want to quietly say Praise Ganesha but I work for a government relief office and these poor Christians have no sense of humor.

by Anonymousreply 6908/23/2010

r66, is that anything like Thread Closed??

by Anonymousreply 7008/23/2010

'He's someone who calls a spade a spade'.%0D %0D 'He doesn't suffer fools gladly'. Who does?%0D %0D 'Common or garden...'%0D %0D People who say 'Hmm hmm' instead of 'You're welcome' (that one's American).

by Anonymousreply 7108/23/2010

'I'm a Christian'.%0D %0D Yes, you and a billion others.

by Anonymousreply 7208/23/2010

What's with young people? When I say thank you they say No Problem.


If it were a problem I wouldn't be thanking you, you stupid millenial fuck.

by Anonymousreply 7308/23/2010

"Well, you're entitled to your opinion."

Yes. As a sentient human being, I was already aware of that, you patronizing asshole.

Also, I wouldn't even call this an expression, but I find it really strange when people use "Okay" as an interjection, as if to show they're following what you're saying even when there can be no doubt that they are. For instance:

Strange person: Where are you from?

Me: I was born in New York City--

SP: Okay.

Me: --but I lived in Los Angeles for a long time--

SP: Okay. Okay.

Me: --and now I live in New York City again.

SP: Okay.


(Oh, another expression I hate: "WTF?!")

by Anonymousreply 7408/23/2010

R74, you're just angry, hon.

by Anonymousreply 7508/23/2010

All the corporate cliches:%0D %0D Roll up our sleeves%0D %0D Work hard, play harder%0D %0D 24/7%0D %0D On the same page%0D %0D Connect the dots%0D %0D For all the marbles%0D %0D Let's a)pow-wow b)do lunch c)take a meeting%0D %0D We are a)psyched b)jazzed up c)good to go%0D %0D Hit it out of the ballpark%0D %0D Home free%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D And the one I hate most:%0D %0D Think outside the box %0D

by Anonymousreply 7608/23/2010

We'll agree to disagree.

by Anonymousreply 7708/23/2010

Another one the kids say: "no, I'm okay" instead of "no thank you". Grrrrrr.

by Anonymousreply 7808/23/2010

Another one kids say is "what happened?" instead of "what was that?" or "excuse me" when they didn't hear you. Even "huh?" would be better.%0D %0D "Hey Mike, are you hungry?"%0D %0D "What happened?"%0D %0D I always reply: "Nothing happened. I asked whether you were hungry."

by Anonymousreply 7908/23/2010

What goes around comes around.%0D %0D Karma is a bitch.%0D %0D It is what it is.%0D %0D It ain't over til it's over.

by Anonymousreply 8008/23/2010

"Think outside the box "

This is indeed the worst, R76. Not only is it a worn cliche, it's most often used as corporate babblespeak by management who just don't seem to get the irony of the situation.

Most businesses are built around putting things in boxes within boxes within boxes (inboxes, cubicles, boardrooms, departments, office buildings, blah blah blah), but they love to tell you to think outside them.

On those rare occasions when someone presents an idea that is genuinely "outside the box," that idea is instantly shot down, trampled upon, and the worker suddenly seen as an untrustworthy wildcard. It's frightening. And it keeps everyone else well within that box's safety...

by Anonymousreply 8108/23/2010

I'm going to sit on the fence over this.%0D %0D At the end of the day...

by Anonymousreply 8208/23/2010

The problem with you Americans is...

by Anonymousreply 8308/23/2010

It takes a village.

by Anonymousreply 8408/23/2010

R64 This bothered Ted Kaczynski too. The linguistic profilers were able to connect his letters with his other writings partly because he insisted on saying this properly.

Whenever someone tells me, "You have a good one!" I want to say, "Hey, thanks for noticing!"

Hate hate hate the blame-avoiding apology: "I'm sorry you were hurt." Yeah, but aren't you going to acknowledge that it was you who did the hurting, bitch? Worse still, "I'm sorry you feel that way."

I know this isn't a saying, but... service people shouldn't say, "You're welcome" when you thank them. They should say "Thank you" back. They aren't doing you a favor, and it's presumptuous. I worked in a nice restaurant once in college, and they insisted we *never* say, "You're welcome". If a reply of "Thank you" wouldn't work (say, a patron thanks you for refilling the coffee), "Yes, Sir/Ma'am" is adequate. I suppose I ought to be grateful that the service is respectful at all, but I can't. (No one else I know feels this way, but it drives me crazy.)

by Anonymousreply 8508/23/2010

I can't stand "my bad". Especially when it's done in a cutesy sing-songy way:

"Ooops, my bad! Tee hee!"

Fuck off, cuntface.

by Anonymousreply 8608/23/2010

Dying is part of living.

by Anonymousreply 8708/23/2010

"I'm just me". %0D %0D "Oh, he's just being____________".(insert his name)%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 8808/23/2010

I hate, hate, HATE anyone who waxes philosophical about the latest mangement/leadership article/book they've just read which to anypone but the moron sharing their inspiration is common-sense but to that person is a ray of light. ("Thank people; it mnakes them feel good!") And from one of those books came my most-hated phrases. . .%0D %0D "Let's take care of the low-hanging fruit."%0D %0D You leave my boyfriend alone, you bitch.

by Anonymousreply 8908/23/2010

Almost every one of these sayings(excepting a few like "I'll pray for you") are self-evident and clear in meaning to anyone with a brain. You have to THINK a second about the meaning to get it. Some of you sound profoundly stupid.

by Anonymousreply 9008/23/2010

"This is going to hurt me more than it will hurt you."

You know they are so full of crap.

by Anonymousreply 9108/23/2010

R90's favorite book is "Who Moved my Cheese?"

by Anonymousreply 9208/23/2010

Saying it's stupid doesn't mean you don't get it.

by Anonymousreply 9308/23/2010

What's the one, when one door closes another one opens or some shit like that...

by Anonymousreply 9408/23/2010

"God never gives us more than we can handle".

by Anonymousreply 9508/23/2010

Q: Would you like something to eat?%0D A: No, I'm good.

by Anonymousreply 9608/23/2010

"Take Our Country Back"

David Letterman asked Brian Williams about this but neither one touched on the inherent bigotry in that slogan, a Williams seemed to deflect the truth to "The Trilateral Commission" and "banks."

by Anonymousreply 9708/23/2010

"Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one."

Well, you know where and what my asshole is. My opinion, on the other hand...

by Anonymousreply 9808/23/2010 make my butt want a dip of snuff.

by Anonymousreply 9908/23/2010

"Love the sinner, hate the sin" = I can treat you like shit while ignoring all basic Christian teachings, and still maintain my sense of virtuousness. Pretty neat, huh?

by Anonymousreply 10008/23/2010

Well, R96, here on DL, eating in general is considered a gross self-indulgence. So proclaiming one's virtue by declining food might actually make sense in this forum...

by Anonymousreply 10108/24/2010

You say tomato, I say tomahto.

Bitch please, nobody says tomahto.

by Anonymousreply 10208/24/2010

r89, loved your post - so true!%0D %0D r102, thanks for the laugh!!

by Anonymousreply 10308/25/2010

I say "tomahto"!

by Anonymousreply 10408/25/2010

"If you can't take Mohamed to the mountain, bring the mountain to Mohamed"

by Anonymousreply 10508/25/2010

I'd rather owe you my whole life than cheat you out of it

by Anonymousreply 10608/28/2010

"level playing field"

If any member of the Minnesota Legislature were to be fined a nickel each time s/he used that phrase, the state wouldn't have a deficit.

by Anonymousreply 10708/28/2010

I also hate it when people say "I could care less", when the correct phrase is "I couldn't care less," indicating that the topic is so uninteresting to you that you would be unable to care any less about it. This is my usual retort to the improper use of this phrase:

"I could care less!"

"Then why don't you!"

*confused look*

by Anonymousreply 10808/28/2010

I'm really annoyed with the overuse of "it's like deja vu all over again!"

I actually called in on a public radio show where they had a linguistics expert on, talking about misused phrases and correct grammar. I asked her if this phrase was redundant. She said, in theory, it is, because deja vu is case where you feel like something has happened before, so in effect you would be feeling it currently in order to note the familiarity to a past event.

She also noted (which I did not know) was that this was a phrase popularized by Yogi Berra.

The reason I called in was because I had recently heard a local news anchor use the phrase in a newscast, after a story. I feel that although using this phrase is kind of "funny" because of its origins, it shouldn't be used by newscasters, who are supposed to be well-spoken.

by Anonymousreply 10908/28/2010

He is not Gay he is married.

by Anonymousreply 11008/28/2010

Spot on!!

by Anonymousreply 11108/28/2010
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