Phrases/Word Play That Annoy the &$%# Out of You

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Not sure why this popped in my head today, but I thought I'd go the scientific route and converse with the GH crowd, here's what drives me crazy:

* barley pop, in reference to beer
* I've hated the Wayne's World inspired "Not!" since its inception into our lives--that it's continued to have a shelf life all these years later is low key infuriating and depressing to me
* I had a friend who used to refer to Sports Illustrated as Sports Illy. . .which I thought was the stupidest, effin' thing ever
* an all-inclusive haterade towards putdowns when names are adapted, never in clever fashion, usually in the sporting world. Minnesota examples abound--Goofers, Viqueens, Twinkies.
* Let's throw haterade on this list while we're at it.
* Repeating announcer catchphrases is generally annoying, but there's a special circle in hell for those who parrot Chris Berman and Dick Vitale (notable exceptions: Stuart Scott's, "cooler than the other side of the pillow" and just about any Bill Raftery signature catchphrase)

There's more out there for me, so much more, but these are the immediate ones that spring to mind.
 



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Any time a team has an inkling of a chance of winning, someone always, and I mean always makes reference to Dumb & Dumber's "so you're saying there's a chance" and each person thinks they are unique.
 



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I forgot this one, but was reminded as I was just meeting with a co-worker who I adore, except for this latest entry into the lexicon: "it's been a minute", when referring to something that hasn't occurred for some time. Just say, it's been awhile. Please.
 

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Not sure why this popped in my head today, but I thought I'd go the scientific route and converse with the GH crowd, here's what drives me crazy:

* barley pop, in reference to beer
* I've hated the Wayne's World inspired "Not!" since its inception into our lives--that it's continued to have a shelf life all these years later is low key infuriating and depressing to me
* I had a friend who used to refer to Sports Illustrated as Sports Illy. . .which I thought was the stupidest, effin' thing ever
* an all-inclusive haterade towards putdowns when names are adapted, never in clever fashion, usually in the sporting world. Minnesota examples abound--Goofers, Viqueens, Twinkies.
* Let's throw haterade on this list while we're at it.
* Repeating announcer catchphrases is generally annoying, but there's a special circle in hell for those who parrot Chris Berman and Dick Vitale (notable exceptions: Stuart Scott's, "cooler than the other side of the pillow" and just about any Bill Raftery signature catchphrase)

There's more out there for me, so much more, but these are the immediate ones that spring to mind.
I thought "Twinkies" was more a term of endearment.

I will add:

> It is what it is.
> At the end of the day...
> Control their own destiny. It's destiny, so nobody "controls" it.
 

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Typing: LOL and meh. Type "meh" and I immediately stop paying attention to your point. Like you had one anyway.
Saying: "I'll be honest with you" and then stating your point. Oh, I'm glad you're doing me that favor.
By far the worst: "I know, Right?"
 

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I cringe when I hear people say "I literally worked my ass off" or any abuse of the word "literally." No reason to add in "literally" because they "literally" did not "literally" work their ass off.

And the phrase "give it 110%" because apparently giving it 100% is not hyperbolic enough.

Go Gophers!!
 



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slightly different tack, but one of the things that gets me is News stories that overplay situations.

One of my favorites - a news story about a "heinous" triple murder. As if there are triple-murders that are not heinous. Or labeling everything "tragic." "Family dies in tragic accident." it's tragic by definition - you don't need to point it out.

Now, I do use "It is what it is" with my mother when she asks me to explain "why" things happen - like I could come up with simple explanation for some of the stuff that happens these days.
 

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Work-related:

"Living document"

"Being Mindful" or just plain old "mindfulness"

Sorry PJ, but any use of the phrase, "difficult conversations"

"I hear what you are saying"

"There are no dumb questions" -----There are many, many dumb questions.

"Friendly Reminder"
 


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I don't like the phrase "I've never been". Sounds incomplete and lazy to me. Certain word variants bug me a little too. Mostly just "cue-pon" though.
 



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I don't like the phrase "I've never been". Sounds incomplete and lazy to me. Certain word variants bug me a little too. Mostly just "cue-pon" though.
How about "Never really been"?

Classic, SA

 

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When someone says "I don't want to _________, but ... " and then goes on to do exactly what they said they didn't want to do. If you don't want to do it, then don't do it.
 

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Many good ones here. I hate when people say "100%" and "at the end of the day..."
 



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I cringe when I hear people say "I literally worked my ass off" or any abuse of the word "literally." No reason to add in "literally" because they "literally" did not "literally" work their ass off.

And the phrase "give it 110%" because apparently giving it 100% is not hyperbolic enough.

Go Gophers!!
Bleed I have the perfect bit for you.

 



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There's an on-going debate in my house on the correct pronunciation of caramel. Is is car-mel or care-a-mel? Lines have been drawn, alliances formed, flags staked, heels dug.
 



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This is probably a small-town thing, but I hear people say they are "doctoring" when seeking medical attention. As in "Betty is doctoring over in Sioux Falls today."
 

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This is probably a small-town thing, but I hear people say they are "doctoring" when seeking medical attention. As in "Betty is doctoring over in Sioux Falls today."
I would only be concerned if they begin saying "Betty is doctoring over in Mount Pilot today."
 


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There's an on-going debate in my house on the correct pronunciation of caramel. Is is car-mel or care-a-mel? Lines have been drawn, alliances formed, flags staked, heels dug.
Both correct. Problem solved!
 


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I hate when people refer a type of something as plural. "The Ohio States, The Alabamas" There is only one Ohio State football team and only one Alabama football team. How about "teams like Ohio State and teams like Alabama".


When refered to at work:

"Think outside the box"
"Boots on the ground"
"All hands on deck"
 
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