Post # 1
I HATE the phrase “as you know”. I have a couple of coworkers who use it in their emails ALL THE TIME. “As you know, Company X already submitted the form to cancel their services.” Well, actually, I don’t know because you haven’t sent the order to my department yet. That’s why I asked you the question I did. You have no clue what I do or don’t know, so stop making assumptions. I swear, the next time I get an email like that, I’m going to respond with “As you know, I’m not telepathic, so I don’t know. As you also know, you should shut up before I freaking strangle you. As you know, strangling is unpleasant. Finally, I hate you, as you now know.”
What phrases annoy you?
Post # 3
No one else has a phrase that drives them berserk?
Post # 5
I personally cannot stand the phrase, ” keep your eyeballs peeled”.. people at work don’t really use it but it just kind of drives me crazy!
However, I use a phrase all the time that people hate… “full as a tick!” As in– “that dinner was great, I am full as a tick!” Now I just do it to annoy my Fiance 🙂
Post # 6
LOL, sorry, but that last part was funny!! I do hate that phrase as well. If you knew that I knew, why repeat yourself?? I’m trying to think about the ones that annoy me…
Post # 7
” I know right?” Why does everyone say that? lol
Post # 8
“Shut up” used in the “Are you serious” way
I’m always taken aback when people say that.
Post # 9
oh my god, my co-worker keeps saying “the thing is” she drives me nuts!!! Everytime she tries to explain something to the customers, she says the thing is that, so the thing is this… AHHHH
Post # 10
I absolutely can not stand when people use the word ‘mad’ to mean really, very, super… As in “I’m mad hungry” “That was mad good” I just HATE it! When I went to college there were so many people that used it that way and I would get so mad. I’m sure I annoyed people with my overuse of ‘wicked’ though.
Post # 11
Oh! When I was working, my boss and others had two phrases that I had to try my hardest to not laugh at: “It is what it is” and “(It’s/That’s) neither here nor there”. I find business-speak to be hilarious. “At the end of the day” falls into this group as well, but they didn’t use it as frequently as the previous two.
Fiance has noticed that people on his side of the street use a lot of the same business-speak that I would make fun of on my side of the street, so we like to have un-conversations. That’s really what’s going on with buzzwords/business-speak, you’re having a non-conversation. No new information is being exchanged.
Some of my biggest phrase-peeves are the “no offense/disrespect/etc” and “just sayin'” trends. “My bad” and “No homo” and also wear on my nerves.
I am guilty of “y’know” and “like”. I blame living in a tower of women in college. I’m making an effort to reduce my usage of those.
Post # 12
My mom used to say “Immediately, if not sooner” ahhhhhhh! That is impossible! STOP SAYING IT!
Post # 13
“it’s cold as hell” NO. I HATE CONTRADICTIONS SO MUCH.
Post # 14
@surkim: I say “it is what it is” all the time
Post # 15
I don’t like the phrase “just saying” meant in a serious tone.
Post # 16
My former boss further developed the “as you know”. She would respond to an email question with:
As you should know, since I mentioned this in a previous email (see below)…
Then she would copy the email from 2 months ago, where she had mentioned what you wanted to know somewhere on a side note, and she would highlight the part to make you feel extra stupid. Since you got 423 emails from her daily, you didn’t remember that particular one.
If you tried to do that with her, because she herself would never remember anything you had told her, she would sit you down and let you know how disrespectful and highly unprofessional you were being.