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Phrases and terminology that needs to STOP!


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#21 of 281 BrettB

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Posted September 02 2005 - 03:08 PM

The word 'terminology' pisses me off.

Is 'asshat' getting old?

'Just sayin' has almost resulted in premature death among friends and family.

The hip factor for 'insert verb here much' wears me slick, Slick.

Cheers (yes that sucks as well)

#22 of 281 Malcolm R

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Posted September 02 2005 - 03:55 PM

My bad.
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#23 of 281 Mark Lucas

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Posted September 02 2005 - 05:06 PM

"Closure" is so far the only word in this thread that's annoying and overused. What is closure anyway? Like "now that the body has been found there is closure for the Smith family" Huh?

#24 of 281 Steve Tannehill

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Posted September 02 2005 - 05:22 PM

Prolly.

It's PROBABLY, people. Learn to spell!

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#25 of 281 ThomasC

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Posted September 02 2005 - 05:31 PM

Courage.

#26 of 281 Dave Simpson

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Posted September 02 2005 - 10:27 PM

- "that said...", "having said that...", or worst of all "that being said...". Ugh. Please, just stop it. A simple 'nevertheless' will far more elegantly and economically convey the very same idea. Cheers.

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#27 of 281 Inspector Hammer!

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Posted September 02 2005 - 11:43 PM

I was hoping that someone would start a topic like this one day! Posted Image

For me it's...

"Bling Bling" in regard to jewelery and other expensive trinkets, I freaking hate that term!

Rap and hip hop are making a mockery of the english language, and the worst part of it is, some people think that it's actually acceptable to misspell word's on purpose and misuse phrases...

"Ya know whut i'm sayin'?"

No, I do not comprehend what you are saying to me at this point in time.

I mean, as bad as some of the heavy death metal band's were in the 80's, at least those band's and the name's of their song's were spelled correctly.

Ozzy Osbourne may bite the head's off of dove's and snort ant's up his nose when he run's out of coke, but you won't catch him misspelling "Bark at the moon".

This is why I stay away from chat rooms, b cuz I can't stand talking like dis u know whut I mean, dog?

Another is...

"Who are you wearing?"

The line uttered by Joan Rivers to celebrities on the red carpet, it just reeks of Hollywood elitism and filthy-as-shit wealth.

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#28 of 281 Marvin

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Posted September 03 2005 - 12:41 AM

Urban legend.

Whatever happened to "tall tale", hoax or "old wives' tale"?

#29 of 281 DonRoeber

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Posted September 03 2005 - 01:33 AM

"the point is moot"

It's even better when it's spelled 'mute', or if I'm really lucky, 'moo'.
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Posted September 03 2005 - 02:46 AM

I have big issues with double-is-that combinations:

"What it is is that..."
"The thing is is that..."
"The reason is is that..."
"My opinion is is that..."

SHUT UP!!!!

I have also noted a recent trend of people being unable to recount a story to me in the past tense, even highly educated and literate people. Their stories sound like this:

"Yesterday I'm walking down the street and this guy comes up to me and tells me he is looking for a place to stay. I turn to him and say.."

Listen, you are not a stand-up comedian telling a joke. It isn't that difficult to say: "Yesterday I was walking down the street and this guy came up to me and told me he was looking for a place to stay. I turned to him and said..."
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#31 of 281 Bryan X

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Posted September 03 2005 - 02:51 AM

I hate it when people say "well, to be honest"

I'm thinking, so you were lying to me before?

#32 of 281 Inspector Hammer!

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Posted September 03 2005 - 04:47 AM

A couple more...

"Gotta give it up to you/him/her", or an even worse variation on that same thing..."mad props".

Can't you just say that someone has earned your respect, is that so hard, or am I not "keepin' it real" or "in da house representin'"?

Or another is "mad skillz".

All the misuse of the word 'mad' is making me angry, or to put it in a way that will make you understand me better, "mad pissed".
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#33 of 281 MatthewA

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Posted September 03 2005 - 04:53 AM

To say "I'm like" instead of "I said" should be a federal offense.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I will not support anything your company produces until then.


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Posted September 03 2005 - 05:00 AM

where you at?


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#35 of 281 Tim Hoover

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Posted September 03 2005 - 05:35 AM

Why is every model a "supermodel" these days? Did they all get some big promotion so nobody has to be just a regular, plain ol' vanilla "model" anymore?
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#36 of 281 Rob Gardiner

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Posted September 03 2005 - 06:23 AM

What else are you going to call a model with super powers?

#37 of 281 MarkHastings

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Posted September 03 2005 - 06:33 AM

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Why is every model a "supermodel" these days?
The same thing with Divas.

This never bothered me until an ex told me about her contempt for the phrase "a whole 'nother" (instead of 'another').

#38 of 281 ZacharyTait

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Posted September 03 2005 - 06:51 AM

One of mine is when an event occurs of a catastrophic nature, you can count on someone, usually an athlete, saying that the event "puts everything into perspective". It's not so much the words, but the frequency that I hear it.

#39 of 281 Chris Lockwood

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Posted September 03 2005 - 07:01 AM

> What is closure anyway? Like "now that the body has been found there is closure for the Smith family" Huh?

I think it means they have an answer to the mystery. It doesn't mean everything is fine.

#40 of 281 Jeff Gatie

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Posted September 03 2005 - 07:16 AM

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I mean, as bad as some of the heavy death metal band's were in the 80's, at least those band's and the name's of their song's were spelled correctly.


I can't stand it when people use an apostrophe when adding an 's' to make a word plural.Posted Image





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