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Magical_felix
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:29:30 PM

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LadyX wrote:


Well, the thread is about annoying overused phrases, which is different from what actually rattles us in some sort of thunderdome showdown, macho-boy. evil4


I hate when people use "well" before a retort to demonstrate attitude. cussing



Buz
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:36:50 PM

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"Think outside the box" is one worn out pretentious cliche.

If you're going to use that phrase, grow a mustache and a mullet to go with it.

Guest
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:08:17 PM

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Buz wrote:
"Think outside the box" is one worn out pretentious cliche.

If you're going to use that phrase, grow a mustache and a mullet to go with it.


But I like your mullet Buz.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:31:11 PM

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Just keeping it fresh! Bullshit. I've heard it all before.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5:02:56 PM

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Or how about, "Just keepin it real". That's a load of shit sometimes too. The speaker just wants to be crude or nasty about something.
LadyX
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5:04:41 PM

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or "I gotta be me."

(translation: I might be an asshole, but you can't possibly expect me to not act like one. It wouldn't be authentic!)
stephanie
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5:16:34 PM

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"It's not You.... It's me...."

(Translation: "It's TOTALLY YOU You Fucking Freak.... EWWWWW! I can't believe I ever let you TOUCH me..... I'm going to have to move to another COUNTRY, just so nobody knows I ever dated you..... Jesus, what was I thinking.....")

xx Steph

Imbecile! - de som empire
Si nos efforts te delevraient,
Tes baisers ressuseraient
Le cadavere de ton Wampyr! (Baudelaire.)
(I'll ATTEMPT a free translation...)
"Idiot! Even if our efforts were
To deliver you from Her empire,
Your kisses would bring back to life
The corpse of your beloved Vampire."
EVERYONE WHO SPEAKS FRENCH: "THat isn't quite correct..."
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5:41:51 PM

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Sounds like some date you had Steph.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5:42:29 PM

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LadyX wrote:
or "I gotta be me."

(translation: I might be an asshole, but you can't possibly expect me to not act like one. It wouldn't be authentic!)


Yup. I think I've met this guy. Or divorced him or something...
DirtyMartini
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:08:14 PM

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Cherism wrote:
"My Bad"... Can you at least be grammatically correct? Please?


I use that sometimes, but I'll try to avoid it from now on...really, my bad...


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Magical_felix
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:16:50 PM

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"Or what have you"

You know when you go to the zoo or what have you.

I had a turkey sandwich and chips for lunch or what have you.

The target market would be teens that skateboard or what have you.

I hate "or what have you". And also "or what not."

I use similar things in my speech like adding "or something" to the end of a sentence when I'm rambling but when people add "or what have you" to the end it sounds like they are trying to be smart and they sound way dumb. It bugs me.





stephanie
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:32:27 PM

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chefkathleen wrote:
Sounds like some date you had Steph.


(You know me soooooooooo well!!!!)

xx SF

Imbecile! - de som empire
Si nos efforts te delevraient,
Tes baisers ressuseraient
Le cadavere de ton Wampyr! (Baudelaire.)
(I'll ATTEMPT a free translation...)
"Idiot! Even if our efforts were
To deliver you from Her empire,
Your kisses would bring back to life
The corpse of your beloved Vampire."
EVERYONE WHO SPEAKS FRENCH: "THat isn't quite correct..."
tazznjazz
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:46:57 PM

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I'm with CB ''It is what it is"" has to be the most passive, defeatest saying out there, and sets my teeth on edge everytime I hear it.dontknow angry9
ByronLord
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:10:04 PM

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"There are reasons I don't want to get into here"

Every time someone has pulled that phrase on me they have turned out to mean that they know that they are a lying stinking weasel and that if they actually stated their reason everyone would know that is what they are.

Another thing that gets my goat (another one) is when people talk about the intentions of countries as if they were people. They will talk of what 'the US' or 'Israel' or 'Iran' want to do when in fact we all know that there is a huge range of opinion in every country and even more so in government.

It is a sloppy way of thinking that is unfortunately common even in circles that should know much better.

ByronLord
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:25:03 PM

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DLizze wrote:
For several years, like back in the ninties, like, there was this like, PHRASE, that was like so overused, Man. "A new paradgim" I am like so glad we found a new paradgim, and don't like have to say "a new paradgim" like all the freaking time any more. Just sayin..... laughing6


That comes from a book on scientific method by Khune which pointed out that real science does not work the way that Karl Popper claimed it works.

According to Khun, productive science takes place when there is an example that scientists can apply cookie cutter like to solve problems. Paradigm is just a fancy word for example. So Newtonian mechanics provided a framework that could be used to explain most of the observations in physics until the mid 19th century.

Every so often someone does an experiment that completely up-ends the framework in a way that forces a complete revision of the whole field. Which is what happened with Quantum Mechanics and Relativity. Which Kuhn called a paradigm shift.

What the folk who witter on about finding new paradigms don't get is that it is a BAD THING. There is no need for a new paradigm when the old one works well and is producing good science. You only need to turn to a new paradigm when things have broken and there is a crisis.

If the CERN 'faster than light neutrinos' had been accurate then there might have been a crisis and a need for a paradigm shift. But we haven't had a proper paradigm shift in science now for at least 80 years.

Guest
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:23:48 PM

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Hate when someone starts a conversation with "look!"
lulubelle01
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 10:38:05 PM

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responding "im fine"

no your not so just tell the truth find the courage and say the words you mean and feel...be honest!
jerseylynn
Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:22:03 AM

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It is what it is...

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -unless you let him.
- Napoleon Hill
Guest
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2012 1:49:06 AM

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"I will not cyber." (jokes!) :)
Guest
Posted: Friday, July 13, 2012 2:04:33 PM

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Know what I'm saying..... that's a big one


To be honest
To tell you the truth
or, Do you want the truth?

Those are like saying, well, everything i've said to this point has been a lie.
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