(Closed) Words and Phrases that drive you crazy.

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Post # 34
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

“Anecdote” when you mean “antidote.” This one gets me! A woman I work with (who has a PhD from Harvard) says this all the time. 

And of course, “No offense but…” is an all-time classic. I always brace myself for the worst when someone starts out with this puppy! 

P.S. @pccl that story is hilarious. 

Post # 35
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9048 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t know if this is a thing where you guys are but what’s up with shortening “whatever” to “whatevs”?

Post # 36
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927 posts
Busy bee

the one thing i HATE HATE HATE is “internetz speak” in real like. my roomate does it all the time and it drives me up the wall. like food is “noms” and everything is “teh” instead of the… basically lolcats speak ALL THE FREAKING TIME. makes me want to smack a fool.

Post # 37
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@JM1217: actually ‘monies’ is a word, and it is the formal plural for money.

it is not however used in casual language. it is more frequently used in the financial industry.

Post # 38
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8 posts
Newbee

I hate it when people use the word “great” all the time. The other word is “obviously”. One of my friends always uses “obviously” when its not required. Its really annoying.

Post # 39
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@SapphireSun: Oh my God, for some reason I assumed that was a ridiculous British thing.

Whatevs, along with ‘totes’ (totally), and ‘obvs’ (obviously), sound absolutely ridiculous. Use the full word, damn it!

Post # 40
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796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I hate it when someone says/texts “want” instead of “won’t.”  It drives me bonkers.  It’s just confusing!

And any text talk I HATE… when people shorten words like you to u… it’s even worse when they write that way on facebook.  Ugh!

Post # 41
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@JM1217: OMG MONIES AGHHH annoys me too!! I don’t care if it is a real word, I think it looks STUPID!!!

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