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 Posted:   Jun 5, 2008 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

"I hear what you say"

"Tell me about it"

"Big Brother House"

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2008 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

The British use this word so indiscriminately that it seems to have lost all meaning:

"Brilliant".

Someone places a cup of coffee in front of you and it's "brilliant!"

Anything and everything that pleases folks is deemed "brilliant"!

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2008 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Another Anglicism I heard untold numbers of time during a visit to the U.K.:

"Thank you very much, indeed!"

Perhaps it was used more by older Brits than younger ones, but it was tossed out there like the U.S.'s "Have a good day!", with all the sincerity that phrase carried.

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2008 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

"My Bad" is becoming increasingly irritating.

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2008 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

The British use this word so indiscriminately that it seems to have lost all meaning:

"Brilliant".

Someone places a cup of coffee in front of you and it's "brilliant!"

Anything and everything that pleases folks is deemed "brilliant"!


I think for a short while in the second half of the 1990s this was replaced by "vibrant" big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2008 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

"you're just not my type"

heard that about 456 times in my 23 years, but I've got a good feeling about #457

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2008 - 7:20 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

"you're just not my type"

heard that about 456 times in my 23 years, but I've got a good feeling about #457


Even better...

"Can we just be friends?" ...urp...

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2008 - 7:33 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

"Keep it real"

"Got it going on"

"Peace out"

"Oh no you/he/she DIDN'T!"

"Best regards"

"Tight"

"I could care less" (the following link may help those who could care less understand why this oft-misused phrase is so annoying)
http://incompetech.com/gallimaufry/care_less.html

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2008 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

I loathe it when people say "good times."

Greg Espinoza


I don't know, if said with the right inflection after recounting a very bad situation in your life, it can still get a laugh. There's still omse tread on this tire.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2008 - 12:11 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Is it getting hung up about something to respond to a message board question about phrases that bother you with a discussion of phrases that bother you?

No, it isn't.

I'm less concerned about the threat from people who "really want to fuck me up" than I am about the threat from people who just don't give a shit about other people.

I suppose it's something of a continuum...

I don't stop and fret every time someone says "that's so gay," but it does bug me, and does fall under the category of "phrases that need to just go away."

Fair enough. I must agree it's a foolish and disagreeable usage. I'm sure it will disappear of its own accord, eventually. That is unless people find out it really annoys some other people!

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2008 - 12:36 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Dude

Bro'



You must not be from California.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2008 - 12:38 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

A few more that I don't think have been covered:

Awesome (is it really?)

In and of itself (just horrid)

When will they ever learn (if you say "when", you can't then say "ever" - and vice versa. I suspect this was introduced to scan in a song)

First introduced (tautology)

Revert back (ditto)

Faux Bruce (intended perhaps in jest, but it belittles the subject and is therefore bullying. Every time Mr Marshall doesn't respond to this, it raises my estimation of him - and diminishes the user)

Christiano Ronaldo (no further comment)

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2008 - 5:40 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

I can't believe nobody has mentioned the most heinous phrase of all:


"NO PROBLEM"

Damn you, Fozzy Bear!

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2008 - 5:46 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I can't believe nobody has mentioned the most heinous phrase of all:


"NO PROBLEM"

Damn you, Fozzy Bear!


Even more heinous than "No Problem" are its ever-hipper variations: "No sweat," which among the ultra-ridiculous has become "Null persp."

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2008 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   Prospero   (Member)

Maybe these aren't the catch-phrases in the sense everyone else has been thinking of, but here are some phrases / sayings that I cannot stand:

1. Where you at?
2. I’m doing good.
3. I seen it.
4. I brang it.
5. Ain’t that right?
6. Can I go to the bathroom?
7. I wouldn’t have no fun.
8. I had one of them ___________ .
9. Me and _____ used to go there.
10. The cheerleaders got a trophy this weekend at the competition.
11. Don’t it smell good?
12. I don’t got anything to worry about.
13. Because a you!
14. My bad.
15. I don’t know nothing.

There are countless others, but I thought I would include these.


 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2008 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Get over it."

"What part of 'No' don't you understand?"

"Bummer."

"Freaked out."

"Whatever."

"It's key."

"Effectively." As in, "We've effectively eliminated the problem."

"Been there, done that."

"Cool." Hearing anyone over forty uttering the word is embarrassing.

People who overuse words like "Opportunity", "Basically", "Situation", and "Community" in order to sound intelligent.

Saying "I mean" in the place of "Ah" or "Um."

"Guestimate"

"Revolutionary"

"They've got a lot on their plate."

"Acrossed"! As in, "He went acrossed the street."

"Quick question"

"Fallout."

"You're the go-to guy."

"Let's agree to disagree."

"Definitely maybe."

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2008 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

"filmic"

"edgy"

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2008 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

"filmic"

"edgy"

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2008 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Most of these kinds of phrases go away eventually.

For example:

"Ten, twenty, thirty"

"23 Skidoo"

"I love my wife, but oh, you kid!"

"The cat's pajamas"

"Crazy, man!"

"Tell it to the judge"

"In the groove"

"Jivey"

"Zoot suit with the reet pleats"

"Shim, sham, shimmy"

"Well, all right"

"Kilroy was here!"

"Don't get your knickers in an uproar"



That is, unless a few of you are still using them!..... smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2008 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Ahhh, your father's moustache!

 
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