(Closed) what words or phrases do you HATE that everyone else uses?

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Post # 182
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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@CutieBunnie: LMAO, people still say “the bomb”??? *facepalm*

Post # 183
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Oh, and there are some sayings that get on my nerves, like “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.”

What is the point of having cake if you can’t eat it?

“Kill two birds with one stone” — i always picture this literally happening and it makes me sad 🙁

Post # 184
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@Regina Phalange: I agree about the cake. I wonder where that phrase came from because that doesn’t make sense.

Post # 186
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I hate the word “dripping”… something about it sounds so gross to me when you’re describing anything other than a leaking faucet.  Like if someone has a centerpiece with hanging crystals they will say “the candelabras with dripping crystals”, or a cascading bouquet “..with roses dripping down”, or a woman wearing a lot of jewelry “she was dripping in pearls”

Bleh!!  Even writing those phrases made me cringe!!!

Post # 187
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Newbee

I can’t stand the ‘word’ guesstimate. Really? GUESSTIMATE?? you can either guess or estimate. you can’t do both. make up your mind.

and breathe.

Post # 188
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Oh, I thought of another one.  When people use “sexy” to describe their humdrum jobs.  I work in an office. It’s not sexy. It’s not supposed to be sexy. If you’re sexy at the office, you’re sent home. 

Post # 189
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

“All ya’ll”

I accidentally let it slip this past spring when I spent far too much time around a western Texan-er. I was horrified with myself but she was pleased as anything and congratulated me. “Ya’ll” kind of bothers me too, but I let it slip too often while in Texas to be truely against it.

“Me and You”

It really is “you and me”, the personal goes at the end of the designation. I have to bite my tongue when any of my bosses use it- I am less reserved around my family.

“Breky”

An ex visited Australia once several years before we dated and was insistant he use the local jargon for everything, despite living on the other side of the world from a place he was at for at most two weeks. Of the words he used, Breky was the top of the least-liked list.

Post # 190
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

“Besties” ranks up there on my list. 

And – using “seen” instead of “saw” absolutely makes my skin crawl.

Post # 191
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@emb610: same…. I hate it!!!

Post # 192
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I thought of some more.

I hate all of the corporate buzzwords like “synergies” or “core competencies.”

I hate the overuse of the word “random” although I am guilty of overusing it as well (and I hate myself every time I do it).

I always hated the phrase “talking to” to mean dating. Do people even use that anymore. I used to get so confused when someone would say “So I’ve been talking to this guy.”

 

Post # 193
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I hate when professors ask me to “compare and contrast” two(or more) subjects. Really? How about I just compare them and give you the exact same result. I mean, dammit, Professor. I thought this request would stop in middle school.

 

Post # 194
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ha ha!  I think of this thread every time I use my Aussie Moist shampoo.  😀 

Number one on my severely-dislike list is “right?”  As in, “Wow, that horse was really fast!”  “Right?!”  W.T.F.  That’s no where near an appropriate response!  A friend is dating this girl and during the 2+ hours we were hanging out I swear that was her response at least every other time she spoke.  Blech.  Now it’s rubbing off on the friend.  I’m really going to have to nip that one in the bud.  J says he’s been hearing it too (from completely unrelated sources.)  Where is it coming from?!

Oh, and hubby, prego and preggers.  Not a fan.

Post # 195
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@caitlanc: I’m guilty of that one! Although I don’t say it nearly as often as your friend’s gf does. That would be really annoying. I think it just came from people shortening the response, “I know, right?”

Post # 196
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Ha! This is too funny! I absolutely CANNOT STAND when people mispronounce states like WARSH-ington and Illi-NOISE…..ummm hello people did we not all have US History?

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