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

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Post # 197
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Bumble bee

I can’t stand over use of “like”: “Like, like, yeah! Like, there was this like, thing, that like, well it like… ” I know it is usually a stalling technique while your brain is trying to find the correct word, but silence is prefered. Drives me up a wall, that and “um” over and over again. Actually, I think I am just anti-repetition in general! ha, is that bizarre?

Post # 198
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

“First Annual” is just wrong. There’s a word for it, it’s called “inaugural,” darn it!

As a grammar pet peeve, I hate it when people say they’re going to “try and” do something instead of “try to.” You wouldn’t “attempt and” right?

 

Post # 199
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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@danadelphia: I always thought “talking to” and “dating” were two different things… “talking to” as the phase before “dating,” when you’ve gauged that you like each other but haven’t actually been out yet. I know there were definitely people who wanted Facebook to add “talking to” as a relationship status, haha.

Post # 200
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I HATE when people use gay or retarded to put things/people down.  HATE. IT.  I yell at people all the time.  I also hate things like supposably, valentimes, libary, etc.  Can you read?  Do you see a b in the word supposedly?  I didn’t think so.  And in written things, I can’t stand would of, could of, etc.  It makes me want to punch someone.  My fiance calls me a grammar ogre, but I don’t care.  He’ll thank me when our kids are brilliant.  Tongue out

Post # 201
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

“Epic”  Ahhhh I twitch when I hear that!!!

Post # 202
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I just remembered another one because I’m listening to music and the singer actually said this! “Excape” for “escape” — AAARGH!!!

Post # 203
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think the correct phrase is “you can’t eat your cake and have it too” (which actually makes sense) but someone, somewhere heard it incorrectly and the other version has somehow become the standard.

I dislike the phrase “going forward” it’s used at every meeting I attend at work and its overuse has rendered it useless. Heh. 

Post # 204
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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@Bride_Colleen: Oh my gosh I thought I was the only one who couldn’t stand “Nom Nom Nom” !!! Drives me crazy!

Post # 205
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Can’t stand “gotcha” totally cannot stand it.  Also “you go girl” and when people incorectly say “sister-in-laws” when it’s “sisters-in-law”…  Ugh.

Post # 206
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@Misstnt: I was not aware people still said “you go girl”. This changes everything.

Post # 207
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I thought I would join in!!!!

I HATE the word “Squat”! I don’t know why…I just DO!

I also hate the word “Grouchy”. When I was younger and in a bad mood my mom would call me “grouchy” and it ticked me off 10x more!!!

Post # 208
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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@Ryansgirl: OMG. I hate "uber" so much. SO MUCH.

Post # 209
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Bumble bee

“Retarded.” I have a mentally handicapped aunt, so it’s a word that was never used in my household.

I also hate the phrase “I just threw up in my mouth.” There’s no where else you really can throw up, so just say “I just threw up a little.”

And, the so often used “I could care less” when they mean they don’t care at all. If you could care less, then you care now.

When people abbreviate word that don’t need to or should not be abbreviated. “Not my prob.” and “OMG, I luv u” … that nonsense.

All poor grammar … I’m a copy editor, and it annoys me to the point where I have to fight with myself to correct people both on here and on Facebook. But I know am I guilty of errors too. I will edit my posts until they are perfect.

Post # 210
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I really despise when people of other races use urban phrases when speaking to me(I’m AA) like “you go girl”, okayyy (said in a different tone from what they normally speak in”, “homegirl”  or “know what im sayin”…yes idiot I know what you’re saying because I’m standing right here listening to you. If they don’t hear me speaking like this then I don’t know why they think it’s acceptible to use these phrases when conversing with me. I really dislike people.

Oh, I also dislike when people try to use words that they don’t really know what they mean just to make themselves sound intelligent and end up sounding even more ignorant.

I will go ahead and tell off on myself and say that I have and do use the words “ya’ll” and “fixin to”…Im from Texas so don’t judge me! lol

Post # 211
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

“hubby” and “preggers” are the two big ones I can’t stand!

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