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In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 5:47:40 PM PDT
I hear you JPL and you're correct of course, but I must admit I'm an offender of this one myself. Sometimes it's the only way to add emphasis to a text without using caps which is rude because it's considered shouting.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 11:37:20 PM PDT
Carolina says:
Not the F word, "freaking." (Used with Queen by Wright) It just seems to say the same thing, but I don't know how "hump" got through on mine.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2012 12:56:28 AM PDT
How about LOLCSALML?
Laughed out loud, choked, snorted, and lost my lunch

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2012 1:00:26 AM PDT
Yep, that's much better Leonard! LOLCSALML

Posted on May 11, 2012 1:01:58 AM PDT
Cliches: Over 1500 Phrases Explored and Explained

I recommed this. It is funny in it's totally serious approach, including classification of type of cliche, historical origin, and social context of it's use.

Posted on May 11, 2012 1:08:46 AM PDT
"Moving to the next level"

Every time i hear this one, i want to kick the scaffolding out from under that person

Posted on May 11, 2012 1:09:41 AM PDT
"Everything happens for a reason"

I always add, "Yeah, but it's not always a good one."

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2012 7:08:33 AM PDT
Jules says:
Too much information;)

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2012 7:12:39 AM PDT
Jules says:
I hate that one, too. When people fall back on those stupid phrases, it's just because they don't know or don't care enough to express any real feelings. When someone complains at length to me, I start to glaze over and say stuff like "I hate when that happens," which is another overused cliche.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2012 11:54:23 AM PDT
Carolina says:
Now why don't you use those interrogation techniques on Anna and the girls? Basically, that would be interesting.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2012 12:02:08 PM PDT
You know something Carolina, that sounds intriguing. I'll have to see what I can come up with and just how quirky and racy we can make it!

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2012 12:02:52 PM PDT
Carolina says:
Missed this one earlier. You should hear the Souther pron. "aysk."

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2012 3:26:24 PM PDT
Carolina says:
Okay, Dan. Like Judge Judy's audience, I'll be watching the action, bug-eyed.

*awaiting that crime- romance novel also*

Posted on May 14, 2012 7:51:52 PM PDT
Quinton Blue says:
"Seeking closure."

Posted on May 14, 2012 8:11:20 PM PDT
L. Mapa says:
This may have neen posted already, I don't have time to read them all: here is a partial list, because I get annoyed easily:
I can't wrap my head around it.
Absolutely.@
I have no clue.
You know what I'm saying?

There are more, but I'm too tired to think of anymore.

Posted on May 14, 2012 8:42:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 12:36:41 AM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
"Really?"
"HellllL-Ooooo?"
"Sucks to be you"
"Wakey wakey eggs n' bac-y"
"We got it goin' on like Donkey Kong"
"What're ya thinkin' about?"
"Anywho"
"I was like...and she was like..."
"Get a life"
"Get Thee To_________"
"Oh, don't let it bother you, little boy"

Posted on May 15, 2012 12:56:04 PM PDT
Carolina says:
I actually just got an update on a site about my hometown where the guy wrote "I got bad." for having mixed up two hotels. I think someone had mentioned that one and none of us had heard of it--and this is not a New Yorker. Maybe a generational thing.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 1:07:15 PM PDT
twinny says:
That reminds me of 'my bad'. Makes me grit my nether regions every time I hear it.

Posted on May 15, 2012 1:09:38 PM PDT
Ken Wolfman says:
Cliche? Teenage mary-sue First person protagonists are getting on my nerves.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 3:43:25 PM PDT
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Posted on May 17, 2012 11:16:38 AM PDT
MommaCat says:
And then there's "baby daddy". I should hope he's the daddy to a baby and not a puppy or a fawn. Makes me cringe every time.

Posted on May 19, 2012 11:36:05 AM PDT
has anyone heard of the phrase "good day sir"?

Posted on May 28, 2012 7:32:21 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 28, 2012 10:23:45 PM PDT
TW says:
This is not a phrase, it's not so much a cliche either, it's an overuse of adjectives. I first noticed it on Facebook. Every woman who posted a new picture had between 7-10 comments that said, "So beautiful!" or "Gorgeous!" I would notice these people that used those also used those words with every other woman who posted a new picture. That one was annoying.

Now, the word "amazing", its various forms, amaze, amazed, amazement have taken over. I decided to post this because I just saw 4 straight commercials that used a form of amaze in them. Then I was reading some reviews on here and I opened all the 5 star reviews on one product, did CTL-F and searched "amaze". There was 9 five star reviews on this product and somehow there were 16 uses of one of the versions of amaze in 9 reviews. One review alone used it four times in one paragraph! I don't know if it's our follower society or just people trying to look more informed, but it's really devaluing a lot of words.
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