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saracenrider
Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2012 7:15:27 AM

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Hate sayings that are factually inaccurate such as "sweating like a pig". Pigs have no sweat glands on their bodies. The only sweat glands that a pig has are along the side of its tongue.
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2012 12:03:23 PM

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"Like I Care"

"24/7"

"Keep Calm And Carry On" (and variations thereof).
Sunbeam
Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2012 12:31:56 PM

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I must be getting old, but the "kids" all seem to say "boom" what's that all about then ?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:56:20 AM

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"You're too young anyway" , "Yeah, whatever." , "Swag"

The third one really makes me want to punch the person in the face.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:35:28 PM

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U mad bro?
honeydipped
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 11:14:45 PM

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if i hear someone use the word swag ONE more time, i'll stab myself in the face!!

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foxjack
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 11:44:59 AM

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Cool story, bro.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 10:09:25 AM

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Sunbeam wrote:
I must be getting old, but the "kids" all seem to say "boom" what's that all about then ?


Linguistics are regional hun and each segment of society tends to have their own phrase or signature word phrase and so on. This is nothing new.
sexyeyes37
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 11:51:23 AM

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I hate those three little words... 'In my day', especially when going on about how they used to behave. Another phrase that drives me nuts is have a nice day lol.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:00:46 PM

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As you leave an establishment and someone says "have a good one" i dislike that expression.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:10:30 PM

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Sunbeam wrote:
I must be getting old, but the "kids" all seem to say "boom" what's that all about then ?


It's a version of 'owned', as in 'I owned you'....essentially meaning that you bested someone/something in some way.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:56:29 PM

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People taking about giving 110% effort drives me scatty.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:12:14 PM

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One that irritates me is "you know" after every sentence or statement! It's as though the person needs validation!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:24:37 PM

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discofuri wrote:
People taking about giving 110% effort drives me scatty.


Watch this.



She Just Wants To Be

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Dirty_D
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:35:18 PM

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I am personally very guilty of utilizing the phrase "you know what I mean" in way to many instances.
LadyX
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:42:41 PM

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"No offense, but...(followed by something that will offend)"

Don't be a pussy. You obviously believe in what you're about to say enough to say it, and you also have a sense that it's going to ruffle feathers (thus the warning), so it's disingenuous to throw a "no offense" out there. If you were really worried about offending, you would just keep your mouth shut. But no, you two-faced, passive-aggressive putz, you want it both ways, don't you. Pick a lane and grow a spine, mush-mouth.


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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:45:29 PM

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LadyX wrote:
"No offense, but...(followed by something that will offend)"



What about 'I mean no offence' or 'I do not intend to offend you'? Sometimes things that may be taken in a 'bad' way need to be said!

But I do not like this as a phrase regardless...it's so mundane sounding.
LadyX
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:49:08 PM

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To me the key thing here is: do you or do you not know that what you're about to say is controversial and likely to raise the ire of the audience? If not, then there's no need to use the phrase, but if so, there's a second question at hand.==>Is there truly no other way to mitigate the delivery, to make it less of a pointed shot? Or is it just a matter of wanting to get the opinion out there but reduce the collateral damage with a toothless disclaimer? The latter is the case all too often.
Magical_felix
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:59:20 PM

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LadyX wrote:
To me the key thing here is: do you or do you not know that what you're about to say is controversial and likely to raise the ire of the audience? If not, then there's no need to use the phrase, but if so, there's a second question at hand.==>Is there truly no other way to mitigate the delivery, to make it less of a pointed shot? Or is it just a matter of wanting to get the opinion out there but reduce the collateral damage with a toothless disclaimer? The latter is the case all too often.


Sometimes the point is to rattle the person you're saying it to to expose them more effectively. A little prod to ignite that passion within.



LadyX
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:00:36 PM

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That's exactly the situation I'm talking about. Saying "no offense" in that case is duplicitous and cowardly.
Magical_felix
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:04:50 PM

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LadyX wrote:
That's exactly the situation I'm talking about. Saying "no offense" in that case is duplicitous and cowardly.


1. That's why you shouldn't let someone use it to rattle you. You know it's duplicitous.

2. No offense but...that's why you shouldn't let someone use it to rattle you. You know it's duplicitous.

See how different the statements come off now.

That's all it is. A prod. Just don't fall for it.



LadyX
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:05:52 PM

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It's still cowardly and stupid. "Falling for it" is beside the point.
MissyLuvsYa
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:06:16 PM

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"No offense" just means that they are going to be mean & offensive whether you like it or not.
littlemissbitch
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:06:52 PM

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just to interject..i love the word duplicitous

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LadyX
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:07:36 PM

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littlemissbitch wrote:
just to interject..i love the word duplicitous


me too! glasses8
lafayettemister
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:12:46 PM

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Overused saying or statement.... "No thanks, LM." hahahahahahahahhaa





When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates
Magical_felix
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:14:13 PM

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LadyX wrote:
It's still cowardly and stupid. "Falling for it" is beside the point.


So letting someone know your intention before engaging them is cowardly? What the actual words used ARE beside the point. "no offense but" .. "Just saying" .. "hey you I don't like you but listen to this". Its all the same shit... What difference does it make what words they use to how they feel about you? Or the controversial shit they are about to say? It is weak to let the prod at the beginning fuck with your mind.



AngelHeart01
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:15:29 PM

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I'm leaving, I'm staying ... I'm staying, I'm leaving.

I am done ... Oh, wait


Basically whatever statement or wording used to say one thing, and then having no conviction. Or just saying it for reaction purposes ... SO BORING.
LadyX
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:18:25 PM

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Magical_felix wrote:


So letting someone know your intention before engaging them is cowardly? What the actual words used ARE beside the point. "no offense but" .. "Just saying" .. "hey you I don't like you but listen to this". Its all the same shit... What difference does it make what words they use to how they feel about you? Or the controversial shit they are about to say? It is weak to let the prod at the beginning fuck with your mind.


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
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:25:25 PM

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One of my met peeves is "know what I'm sayin". After almost every sentence I've heard people say that. If I didn't know what you were saying, I would ask you to clarify or say excuse me.
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