Post # 17
@KatyElle: I agree with “shut up” used in that context. So annoying. It’s a strong phrase, and it shouldn’t be used casually like that. When I was teaching English in Japan, I discovered that at some point, someone had told my elementary children that “shut up” was the correct way to ask someone to please be quiet. I was really taken aback the first few times I had a couple of my adorable eight-year-old students yell “Shut up!” from the back of the classroom (because they wanted to concentrate on their quiz).
The reason why “as you know” bugs me so much is because it’s so incredibly condescending. Other phrases annoy me, but this one actually tells you that you’re a stupid child. I hate it.
Post # 18
@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
The royal “we”. As in “why don’t we work on that” when they clearly mean only you.
Post # 20
@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 # 21
@eeniebeans: “Only presidents, editors and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial ‘we’.” -Mark Twain
Post # 22
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
“It is what it is” kinda bugs me, too. Sometimes I want to be like “Is it? Is it really?!”
Post # 24
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
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
@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
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
- 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
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
@ImDaCat: hahahaha, yeah I’m gonna have to agree with you on that one.
Post # 31
“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.