(Closed) “As you know”

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Post # 18
2853 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@GreenEyedMoon: LOL, I know I have others I can’t think of at the moment, but “as you know” is ranking up there right now.

Post # 19
7884 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

The royal “we”.  As in “why don’t we work on that”  when they clearly mean only you.

Post # 20
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

@KatyElle: I’ve never understood that one.

@Mrs_Amanda: Both of those phrases are gross! Ick!

 “And then she was like…” instead of “then she said…” I’ll admit I’m guilty of it at times. I really try to be conscious about it but sometimes I still slip up.

Post # 22
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

my Mother-In-Law constantly says “it’s one of those things” or “it’s just one of those things” with no other thought attached, and i always feel like saying…one of what things?  or, well, everything is a thing, so naturally that would be a thing too.  lol.

Post # 23
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

“It is what it is” kinda bugs me, too. Sometimes I want to be like “Is it? Is it really?!”

Post # 24
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The phrase “tour de force” makes me want to rip my hair out!!! I have no idea why, it just drives me crazy… haha

Post # 25
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My 73 year-old laboratory head prides himself on keeping up with all the latest lingo . . . but it never fails to disturb me when he refers to an experiment or a lab result as “sexy”.  ‘Sexy’ should never be applied to lab science in general.

Post # 26
1108 posts
Bumble bee

@newenglandgirl: It’s alright.  Sometimes you can’t avoid it.  It’s not really an annoyance, just something that Fiance and I noticed was bandied about quite often, so we make fun of it.  

Another phrase that’s been bothering me for a while:  “As a(n) <occupation>, I …”.   It always comes across as stilted (which has been my word of the hour).  

I also dislike the words “app”, “blog”, and “tweet”.  I can deal with tweet, but the trio in the electronic context seems pretentious and don’t sound all that pretty either(like soup).  I recently bought a tablet, and it has an “App Store”, which I lovingly refer to “the place where I can get utilities”.   

I could probably go on forever… 🙁


Post # 27
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

WALLAW  instead of Voila!– drives me nuts and its eveywhere.  also- Let’s be honest” uh- no lets not and say we were.

Post # 28
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Barn at Valhalla

Haha, I say some of these, especially “and then I was like…and she was all like…”

But I HATE “it is what it is.” It seems like everyone is using it lately. I think it’s the quantity that is annoying, it’s so overused.

It is what it is. It’s just one of those things. As you, of course, know. 🙂

Post # 29
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

one of my former bosses always used to use the following phrase at the end of a meeting or convo in which decisions are made.

“Stick a fork in it, cause we’re done.”

yeah, I wanted to stick a fork in him all right. . .

Post # 30
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@ImDaCat: hahahaha, yeah I’m gonna have to agree with you on that one.

Post # 31
597 posts
Busy bee

“Not gonna lie… [insert some stupid thing here that you would NEVER lie about]”

ex. “Not gonna lie, I totally love this sandwich!”

Like, geez, THANK YOU, for deciding not to lie to me about that. I HATE THAT PHRASE SO MUCH! Haha, phew, I feel better now.

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