Annoying Phrases or Words

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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:06 PM
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Teenage girls (especially) who find the need to say "LIKE" between 400 & 500 times in a sentence.




posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:11 PM
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What I hate are words or phrases that are used incompletely, or incorrectly.

Succeed instead of Secede - I see that all the time.

I saw someone use "going off half c*ck" the other day (as if it was vulgar) - and in the wrong context. "Going off half cocked" is in reference to (mostly older) firearms which have a half-cocked position (like old flint-locks, and even 1911s) where this position is used as a sort of safety.

If mishandled, or in freak accidents, the hammer is able to fire the gun - thus, going off half cocked - which means accidental or premature.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:17 PM
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I come from Manchester in the North West of England...people tend to finish every couple of sentences in conversation with " Do ya know wot i mean?" ...Drive's me mad!

Infact a lot of Manc slang drive's me insane.... wicked/ sorted/ minted/ buzzin/ sick.....

Even worse when people put "age" on the end of word's like "sickage"

And the newish one young girl's tend to use..... expanding on "lol" from text speak and using the word "lolage" in conversation referring to something funny.

Also the word "gutted" meaning disappointed or upset

And the word "chuffed" for happy or pleased.

Although in typing this i realize i am guilty of using a few of those word's myself even though they irritate the hell out of me!......shoot me now!!



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:23 PM
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Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
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Excuse me....Dude??? "I'm the Dude,so thats what you call me.You know,that or,uh,His dudeness,or uh,Duder,or El Duderino if your not into the whole brevity thing"




An American bloke once called me dudette.....it didn't offend me or anything....but i did find it rather cringe worthy!



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:26 PM
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Only one and it's gone the way of the dinosaur , thank goodness " Please be kind and re-wind" Oh wait, and "trending" when I hear that word I want to scream out loud.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:30 PM
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When I was about 12 years old, the word Brennschluss would set me off big time. Only my big brother knew this. One day he got a group of people together on the school bus and they gathered around me going "Brennschluss, brennschluss one, two, three" repeatedly. Eventually I could not stand it anymore and snapped, grabbing one of my neighbors and ripping the sleeves off of the down coat he was wearing. This happened just as the bus came to our stop. The parents blamed me and my brother got off sweet. Mom had to sew the kids coat back together and nobody teased me anymore. It was a strange trip.
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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by pheonix358

Originally posted by canucks555
Stop being "anal" about the subject.
I hate that word. reminds me of anuses.


That is actually what the word means and what is trying to be said. If you are being anal, then you are talking out of your anus.

P


Do you know what to do when people are talking out of their rear? You hand them a square of toilet paper and tell them to wipe their mouth off.
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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:36 PM
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Originally posted by groingrinder
When I was about 12 years old, the word Brainschlusse would set me off big time. Only my big brother knew this. One day he got a group of people together on the school bus and they gathered around me going "Brianschlusse, brainschlusse one, two, three" repeatedly. Eventually I could not stand it anymore and snapped, grabbing one of my neighbors and ripping the sleeves off of the down coat he was wearing. This happened just as the bus came to our stop. The parents blamed me and my brother got off sweet. Mom had to sew the kids coat back together and nobody teased me anymore. It was a strange trip.


So you're the one responsible for the down vest? Not that I object--I've owned several.

By the way, I'm not familiar with "Brainschlusse." Would you mind enlightening me?



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:38 PM
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"I don't mean to be rude, but...", "Don't take this the wrong way, but...", "No offense, but..." = "I'm about to be a jerk, but don't call me out on it."

Posts that begin with "Um..." = "I'm going to tell you how very wrong and stupid you are and play it off as if innocently pointing out facts."

Bonus: "out of pocket" - "You won't be able to reach me this weekend, since I'll be out of pocket" just because it drives me up a wall.
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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:47 PM
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You'll probably enjoy the links found at the following:

grammar.quickanddirtytips.com...



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 10:09 PM
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Brainschlusse

I had spelled it wrong. It has something to do with rocket trajectories after the burnout of the engines.
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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 10:14 PM
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I hate it when people say 'totes' instead of the full word 'totally'. Get it right! A tote is a type BAG!

And it also annoys me when people describe an activity or such as 'simple'. I don't know why, but it really does irk me.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 10:32 PM
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Ugh. Going forward, drilling down, monetizing, blah blah. I worked at a dot-com before that whole mess went hooters up, and every Friday we'd have a company-wide staff meeting where all the department managers would take turns puking that douchespeak, trying to sound like they knew what they were doing. My buddy and I would stand in the back mocking them and disagreeing with the direction they were taking the company. Buying up other little dotcoms like the CEO was on a Gordon Gekko power trip or something. They wasted so much money at that company it should have been criminal.

Another one I hate is "BBW". Come on, people, that is as misleading as it gets.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by Marcelli
I hate it when people say 'totes' instead of the full word 'totally'. Get it right! A tote is a type BAG!

And it also annoys me when people describe an activity or such as 'simple'. I don't know why, but it really does irk me.


Yeah, that reminds me - what is that song that made the term "swag" popular? Is that supposed to be short for "swagger"? "Swag" is all the trinkety crap you stuff your tote with at trade shows.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 10:37 PM
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I have sooo many. LOL! But I'll just add a few:

"branding"

"personal brand"

"let's drill down on this"

"it is what it is"

"cougar"

"multi-tasking"



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by LrBc1275
Teenage girls (especially) who find the need to say "LIKE" between 400 & 500 times in a sentence.


Teenage girls and Ashton Kutcher.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 11:07 PM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
I have sooo many. LOL! But I'll just add a few:

"it is what it is"



I once threatened to kill a friend if he uttered that idiotic phrase one more time.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 11:14 PM
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"I could care less".

I can't stand it when people say this, without realizes what they are actually saying....i always have to mess with people on that.

Also, this is more of a lack of use of a phrase that gets to me, but seems a lot of people these days hate the words "to be". As in "the dog needs fed". No, the dog needs TO BE fed.



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 11:17 PM
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Originally posted by AwakeinNM
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Ugh. Going forward, drilling down, monetizing, blah blah. I worked at a dot-com before that whole mess went hooters up, and every Friday we'd have a company-wide staff meeting where all the department managers would take turns puking that douchespeak, trying to sound like they knew what they were doing. My buddy and I would stand in the back mocking them and disagreeing with the direction they were taking the company. Buying up other little dotcoms like the CEO was on a Gordon Gekko power trip or something. They wasted so much money at that company it should have been criminal.

Another one I hate is "BBW". Come on, people, that is as misleading as it gets.


I had a similar position once. I made fun of manager when she asked me to "write up a quick directive of how we get our brand across."
I said "Going forward, I think that getting our brand across should be a core component of our juxtapositional paradigm."

I think she believed I was serious and it actually meant something.



posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 12:55 AM
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One that really gets to me is "in this current climate"...every time I hear that it make my pancreas forget how to work!

Oh, and one that makes my fiances brothers whole body cringe out like he's sucking on a lemon is "moist"...don't know why, but I love throwing it into the odd chat with him whenever I remember





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