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Phrases that get on your nerves.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ChristineES, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Gentoo

    Gentoo The Feisty Penguin

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    I hear sort of the same thing up here in Maine (or maybe it's just my in-laws), only it's "the other day".

    "The other day when Jesus walked the Earth."

    So annoying.
     
  2. Ringer

    Ringer Jar of Clay

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    "Get off me or I'm calling the cops!" For some reason it bothers me when girls use that one on me ;)
     
  3. Bishka

    Bishka Veteran Member

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    I'm with you on that one!! I hate it, preggers sounds like some sort of pasta/
     
  4. Aqualung

    Aqualung Tasty

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    Illogical phrases always bug me.

    I hate "needless to say", because it always precedes saying something that they apparantly thought was needful.

    I hate "I could care less", because, really, you COULDN'T care less.

    "Anyways". It's "Anyway".

    Yeah, that's annoying.

    Another rediculously illogical phrase.
     
  5. Nanda

    Nanda Polyanna

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    "Why would an atheist even want to post in a religious forum?" ;)
     
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  6. Katzpur

    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    That's exactly what I was going to say. Nobody says, "No offense but..." unless he knows that what he's about to say is going to offend you. He might as well say, "I'm going to insult you. I hope you don't mind." Somehow, that phrase is supposed to make everything alright. Jeezh!
     
  7. Hacker

    Hacker Well-Known Member

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    This whole thread gets on my nerves, who cares what and how people say things.:rolleyes:
     
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  8. Nanda

    Nanda Polyanna

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    Everyone who posted in this thread, obviously.
     
  9. Hacker

    Hacker Well-Known Member

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    Okay, why care about what phrases people use?:rolleyes:
     
  10. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    People have pet peeves. Evidently you do, too, since this thread gets under your skin so much. :D
     
  11. Hacker

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    It doesn't get under my skin so much, it just annoys me that people can be annoyed so easily...yeah, maybe I'm a little crabby today.:D *runs off to make some tea*
     
  12. yossarian22

    yossarian22 Resident Schizophrenic

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    I hate anybody using the word like or totally constantly in any conversation to the point that I actually want to smash their face in with the nearest heavy object.
    I also hate it when people use the following: guesstimate, surreal, hunker down (especially i media reports), at the end of the day, my bad, oh my gosh, OMG (as said), lol (as said), ROFL (as said), we need to talk, at the end of the day, the bottom line, with all due respect, the point being, needless to say, touch base, to be perfectly honest, I don't mean to be rude, no offense or anything, I hear what you are saying, in terms of, address the issue, basically, awesome, wicked, sick, wowzers, gee willickers, bear with me, basically, whadup, yo, sup, Whazzaap, you can't have your cake and eat it too, be yourself, head-on apply directly to the forehead, What do you mean you did not do <action here>, bom chica wow wow, facade, paradigm, all you need is love, you just need to believe, da bomb, that's hot, aight, axe (lemme axe you something), fer real?, shnizzle, Oh no she di-ent, talk to the hand, no prob, know what I mean?, Have a nice day, enjoy (from a waiter), you go girl, girl power, think outside of the box, don't worry be happy, I'm just saying, okey dokey, Oprah said, do ya get my drift?, supposebly, right off the bat,Git-R-Done, irregardless, work smarter not harder, to make a long story short, its not the heat its the humidity, are you finding everything OK?, your call is important to us, sallgood, I'll speak to that, just to be sure we are on the same page.

    I am going to stop now because red is flashing before my eyes as I recall the events, where I was unfortunate enough to here these phrases.
     
  13. Buttercup

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    *decides yossarian has probably been reading too many of my posts* !boom chica!
     
  14. yossarian22

    yossarian22 Resident Schizophrenic

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    Ugh.

    Worst experiences of my life. I spent 5 hours talking to this cousin who could not speak more then 3 words without inserting like somewhere. FIVE HOURS.

    It was an airplane. No escape possible. This was the first time i wondered if somebody's head would explode if you stuck it in an airline toilet and flushed.
     
  15. Buttercup

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    You'll have to go back and check my first post in this thread. ;)
    I like how your mind works. Mine works very similarly. Makes one feel better to think those thoughts doesn't it?
     
  16. yossarian22

    yossarian22 Resident Schizophrenic

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    Glad I am not the only one who hates the word like.

    And it does make me feel better, though acting on an impulse once got my family very ****** off. This relative of mine, I forget how he is related- hopefully its not anything genetic, continued to use the words like and totally randomly placed in every sentence, and had the alarming habit of ending his sentences with "Do you get what I am, like, saying?" This continued for a few hours, and he insisted on following me.

    I told him very civilly to shut up several times, but he continued, apparently not understanding me. So I punched him in the face and told him if he said another word, I would stuff a the sandwich I was holding down his throat.

    It was a while before I was invited to any event that section of the family hosted.
     
  17. Smoke

    Smoke Done here.

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    I thought of more:

    "Everything happens for a reason."

    One of my students was explaining that she had been absent because her boyfriend was in a serious car wreck and was paralyzed from the neck down. Another student said, "Well, God knows what he's doing. Everything happens for a reason." "I know," said the first student. "That's what I told him."

    Also, all stupid remarks related to death. Death seems to bring out the dumbest in people.
    • "It was his time to go."
    • "The Lord called her home."
    • "He and Grandma are together now."
    • "She probably would have been a vegetable if she'd lived."
    • "Was he a Christian?"
    • "The Lord knows what's best."
    And the worst of all:
    • "You're young; you can have more children."
     
  18. Buttercup

    Buttercup Veteran Member

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    This reminds me of when people say, (don't think this one is taken yet) "You know what I mean?" after every sentence. As if you agreeing with them will make them not sound so stupid.
    *hands yossarian the last half of her frosty cold Corona so he can calm down* :D
     
  19. yossarian22

    yossarian22 Resident Schizophrenic

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    punching appears to be the only way for me to convince somebody that I do not like them.
     
  20. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    1. The expression "word" or "word up" makes my skin crawl. I had to work with a young fellow once who used "word" as a greeting instead of "hello" or "hi". Finally when he said it I would look up and ask in a bored voice "Did you have a particular "word" in mind or did you just learn that "word"? It is a very bizarre thing to hear repeatedly and I often wondered if he ever consider how moronic he sounded to others who were not in on the "word".

    2. I'm not exactly sure how to spell this but it seems to be the word "alright" if you take out the LR... It is usually used as an affirmative. Again, I simply smile and wonder when the person will realize they sound like they are mentally challenged.

    3. Some wacko radio preacher a few years back who would thunder, "Now we is walkin' with Gee-suz." It made it sound as if the fellow was going for a walk with his oddly coifed poodle. Who knows, eh?

    4. "Oh so you are Canadian... hehe... eh? Do you get a lot of snow up there?"
    This is delicate because in fact in much of Canada we do get a lot of snow come winter, however I am in a part of the country that rarely gets snow. (We tend to rust from all the rain however.)

    5. I tend to go into my "Scrat" impressions whenever I hear someone say the word, "Revelation".
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    *shiver* *Offers congratulations and fits the subject with a dunce cap*
    "and thank you for playing."

    6. "You know I've been thinking..." usually means something you dislike is just around the corner. I have been known to say, "Bravo. I knew you could do it if you really tried." in response. Ok, me bad.

    7. "I have a 5 minute job for you!" *groans* This usually means you can forget about what you were planning for the next hour. Perhaps one in 100 times the task will actually take 5 minutes.

    8. Hearing Nancy "What comes after the first 100 hours?" Pelosi or Harry "Bigguns" Reid making statements about pretty much anything. *sprints to the nearest bathroom*
     
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