Post # 227
I really hate the overuse and abuse of the words ‘super’ and ‘cute’. So when people say things are super-hard, super-scary or super-awesome it really pisses me off. When clothes are cute, boys are cute, shoes are cute, furniture is cute it really annoys me. And when both are mashed up into ‘super-cute’, I die a little inside.
Post # 228
-The word “tacky”
-“preggo” or “preggers” or any other variation aside from “pregnant”
-“vacay” opposed to “vacation”
-When people say, “Just saying…” after they said something that they know someone else will not like. It makes it so much worse. (I have really only seen this happen on WB—not in real life.)
-People who say “like” or “totally” EVERY OTHER WORD! It annoys the crap out of me. There are quite a few people who speak like that in one of my classes. Interestingly, it rarely happens in any of my other classes. (I have NEVER heard someone say “totes” instead of “totally” but that would make me want to bang my head on a wall!)
-To add to the above, two of my professors say, “Riiighttt…” after every other sentence! Yes, RIGHT, we get it– now please stop saying that!
-One horrible thing that I tend to do to myself is sometimes, to be silly, I will say words that I think are really stupid, such as “legit” or “redonkulous,” and after a while, it becomes a habit. So I end up speaking like the people who annoy me so much!
-Lastly, when people say/ write “the person that” instead of “the person who.”
And to call myself out, I actually say, “super cute” a lot! Haha! When it comes out of my mouth, I wish I could take it back.
Post # 229
2. “that’s a good look” ARRGGGH!
3. Best.day.EVER. Or anything else with periods and ever at the end.
Post # 230
@PitbulLover – I can not stand “Gotcha” either! My boss says it really drawn out “Gooottccchhaaaa” as someone is explaining something to her. Nails on a chalk board to me!
My Fiance can not stand it when people say “It is what it is…”
Post # 231
“That being said”-it makes me want to scream! And it’s on here ALL the time.
Post # 232
I said, “it is what it is” today, and then thought of this post. lol
Post # 233
Oh, I hate them all! I didn’t realize that “totes” had become such a popular saying. My friend says it all of the time, but she’s totally adorable so I tolerate it.
I really hate what the internet has done to grammar.
Post # 234
Retarded… I am sorry but unless you are talking about somebody who is mentally retarded as an actual physical handicap then it is offensive. My brother was mentally retarded and anytime it is used around me to mean “stupid” especially if they are referring to a person I get very upset. I especially can’t stand it when people see the mentally handicap and feel the need to make fun. It gets my blood boiling like nothing else and I have been known to say things that would otherwise be very much… not me.
On a lighter note, the use of “STD” on these boards to mean Save-The-Date just drives me nuts because if there is one thing I would like to NOT have my wedding remind me of, would be a venarial disease… lol
Post # 235
Love this thread. Agreed with many of the afforementioned- especially “Supposably” and “aksed”.
My coworker often also uses “allure” instead of “allude”. Drives me UP THE WALL.
Post # 236
Ooh and would also like to add my vote towards using “gay” as a negative connotation for anything.
Post # 237
Seriously? or Really? drive me a little crazy I think just becuase it kind of implies that someone lied…and I hate lies.
“You guys” at times can be annoying espically if your not talking to a group of just men and there are women present
and the word like tends to become a little too repetitive for my liking.
and I’m one hundrend percent sure the next one is purely a New England word but ppl around here just use it way too ofen…”Wicked”
Post # 238
Things that people say that drive me nuts:
- Where you at?
- My bad
- I hate it when people throw in the F word unnecessarily (FI does this all the time) if you’re not extremely angry there is no reason to be saying it
- #1 Hate: BABE!
Post # 239
Great thread! I agree with almost everything that has been posted previously.
It’s not so much this particular phrase that drives me up the wall, but the way people use it. I HATE it SO MUCH when this happens:
Person expresses completely inane, unsupported, and probably offensive point of view. I or someone else challenges that point of view, usually by indicating the gaping hole in the person’s logic. Instead of countering the challenge or acknowledging their error, the person says, “Well, that is MY opinion.“
As if by stating that something is an “opinion” makes it automatically immune to all criticism. No, it does not! Opinions are not all equal, whether or not that’s what your sixth grade teacher told you. Saying “I think the color red is a good color,” is not the same as saying, “I think people who commit suicide are selfish cowards.”* We’re adults now, and if you want other adults to take you seriously then you back your shit up! You make an effort to educate yourself on the issue, think it through carefully, and then by all means, yap away. But until then, learn how to admit that you don’t know jack about a subject, shut up, and LISTEN.
Sorry if that got a little angry! It’s this girl I work with who drives me up the wall. She churns out pure stupidity on a regular basis. The problem is, she can dish it but can’t take it. She loves getting on her soap box and going on about controversial topics that she doesn’t know anything about, but the second someone starts to challenge her on a topic, she gets all butthurt like she can’t believe anyone could attack her precious opinions. I know I should just ignore her, but it’s too much fun taking that smug look on her face!
*One of stupid girl’s intellectual turds… there is so much more where that came from.
Post # 240
@jennimichele – haha! I find myself saying it too and my Fiance can’t stand it. Sometimes there is no other explanation!
Post # 241
Man, this thread really makes me realize how carefree an attitude I have towards spoken language. The vast majority of these things don’t bother me at all when used in spoken language, because I feel like spoken language that’s thought through too carefully or too forcedly proper is obnoxious and ends up being unnecessarily censored. Written language may be a bit different, but I accept that language is fluid, constantly changing and developing. Meh. Ignorance is one thing, but playing with language and creating new usages and widespread embrace of alternative words-forms are others. Pointless throwaway phrases that people tack onto their sentences don’t bother me either, I just ignore them, I guess.
Maybe this is all just a result of spending all of my time at a college where everyone feels like they must be constantly “on guard”, ready to show off their intelligence and intellectual savvy even when plastered at 3 AM on a Saturday. Relaxed language is comforting.