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Posted on Jun 25, 2012 6:16:42 PM PDT
Nick Fare says:
Fo Sho
Put it on my tab

-STFU Steve Carrel

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 8:38:14 AM PDT
I hate anything with the F word whether it is abbreviated such as in net slang (see above) or bandied about. That tired word has grown flaccid with overuseage. I truly abhor that word.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 1:44:14 PM PDT
Sqqzieq says:
One that sets my teeth on edge is:

Don't throw me no shade. EEEEEEEK!!!

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 3:43:18 PM PDT
This sets my teeth on edge:

"down in the dumps." Just tell someone that's how they look and that is a sure fire way to ruin their day.

That expression belongs in the toilet, dumped in with the waste that it is.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 5:35:53 PM PDT
L. Mercer says:
"I stand corrected"
"have a good rest of your day"
"we are going to reach out to you"
"leverage the competition"

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 6:38:17 PM PDT
FretiCat says:
"J. Randolph says:
Over used to Ad nauseam

1) At the end of the Day
2) Character's telephone numbers in movies and tv always start with 555 - how uncreative and nauseating."

I agree with you on "at the end of the day" but - back in the old Ma Bell monopoly days, the 555 exchange was only used for one thing: "555-1212" was the number for directory assistance. After a number of problems arose with "fictional" phone numbers on TV and in movies actually belonging to phone subscribers who became inundated with prank calls, Bell agreed to never assign 555 as an active exchange. Thus, movie and TV producers and writers don't get sued and real phone users never get prank calls as a result of some show.

Now if you are still annoyed by having fictional phone numbers all start with "555", why don't you volunteer to have YOUR number used? Oh, and before I forget - "ad nauseam" is a Latin phrase meaning "to the point of nausea". Therefore, saying "to ad nauseam" is redundant, and verbal redundancies like that drive me nuts.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 7:00:00 PM PDT
I apologize in advance as I have not read all of the previous entries on this subject...
#1. "grow", as in "we need to grow the economy" or "grow our business", etc. Argh! Stop it!
#2. REALLY??
#3. Amazing, ie, "She's really an amazing person, but I she's just not my type". If the person is so amazing, why aren't you with her? Everything and everyone is now "amazing!"

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 8:18:11 PM PDT
For all the right reasons.
Does that make sense?
It's to DIE for.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 8:19:13 PM PDT
For all the right reasons.
Does that make sense?
It's to DIE for.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 8:27:16 PM PDT
Cedar Creek says:
prolly
hellooooo, as in "He should not have put his hand in the fire. Hellooooo!"
do you know what I mean? YES, I ALWAYS know what you mean!
we're pregnant
we won (used by fans when their team wins)

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 8:35:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2012 8:35:47 PM PDT
Dodge Dart says:
prolly is stupid. say it correctly, "probably" and you'll sound smarter
men don't get pregnant and that one is stupid too
step on toes
toe the line
draw a line in the sand

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 10:40:50 PM PDT
commtech01 says:
I hate use of the word "Assinine" with a passion.
and
"He always gave 110%"- Impossible.
"What doesnt kill you makes you stronger"- You most likely got lucky that something didn't kill you, it may possibly happen again in the future, and I dont see how that make's you any stronger.

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 8:57:29 AM PDT
1. "It could be worse..."
2. its and it's used incorrectly (my biggest pet peeve!)

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 4:47:44 PM PDT
I hate the words "simmer" and "soak" with an Aries passion.

"blah blah blah" gets on my nerves, nerves nerves! I think it
sounds like oral flatulence.

Good point, commtech01. I don't like that moralistic
"what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." I also
don't care for "like the boy who cried wolf."

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 12:03:25 AM PDT
Miss T says:
i hate "whoop-dee-doo"

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 4:15:21 AM PDT
Really

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 7:22:27 AM PDT
widowTink says:
Was just reminded of one this morning while watching the news. It was about military members..."troops"....

According to my Oxford American Dictionary, a "troop" is, according to each definition, a group or number of people. So why do the newspeople insist on calling ONE person a "troop"???? It's not a troop until there's at least two of them! Just one person would be a "trooper", but that comes off sounding like the local sheriff and not those fighting for our freedoms. More than one group of military members would be "troops". Right?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012 11:25:49 AM PDT
FLbeachbum says:
Thanks for posting this, parrothead; it's something that always befuddled me, too. I'd hear of casualties in terms of "troops" lost; hence the numbers seemed astronomical.

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 12:46:51 PM PDT
Horse lover says:
With that said....

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 2:27:56 PM PDT
Pastega says:
"Not gonna lie, ..."

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 2:46:04 PM PDT
troop also means a group of monkeys, "a troop of monkeys," "a trip of goats," "a clowder of cats."

I don't like "whoop-de-doo" either. I first heard that from Archie Bunker.

"Mama Mia" irritates me. I had a relative who said that ad nauseam and ruined it for me.

"the thing is" and "the thing of it is" - a co-worker beat those two to death. I got so sick of those.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012 2:50:35 PM PDT
Jinglebts says:
BB: I too hate "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." In addition to being moralistic, it's pompous. And IF it kills you -- you'll be completely incapable of doing anything about it. If it doesn't kill you -- why you've survived, haven't you! And you can now make that pompous pronouncement "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger"!!! Auuggggghhh!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012 2:55:16 PM PDT
Jinglebts says:
parrotheadtink: You are absolutely right and it's never occurred to me.

BB: I love a clowder of cats. And a murder of crows. Simply delightful turns of phrase. And "clowder" sounds like something one can't possibly herd -- like herding cats! Lovely.

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 3:14:24 PM PDT
Lisa Myers says:
"Have a blessed day."
I do not like strangers calling me sweetie or honey.
"I'll be praying for you." or "You'll be in my prayers."
When I say thank you and the person responds, "My pleasure."
"Get outta here!" or "SHUT UP!" or "NO WAY!"
"Yes way!!"
"I couldn't make this sh*t up."
be-yotch
"I hear ya."
"Life sucks and then you die."
"Seriously?!"

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012 4:32:53 PM PDT
""the thing of it is"

Used to be this was how one could tell if my friend was ling. She would start talking fast and saying this phrase, punctuating it throughout her "explanation" or story. You just knew she was lying. This was the "screaming tell" for her.
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