Words and Phrases People Use That Irritate Me

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    Sep 23, 2008 4:01 PM GMT
    Maybe I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, cause I usually don't start a thread about something to bitch about. But here goes.........

    There are words and phrases that people use that really irritate me. Some of those are:

    "You know what I'm sayin"?
    "Let me tell ya somethin"
    "Peeps"

    and people who use the word "like" 15 times in one sentance.

    Anybody else?
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    Sep 23, 2008 4:43 PM GMT
    "you know" used over and over again by semi-literate pro athletes while being interviewed.

    "sick". If I hear that term one more time I will be sick.

    "dude". Enough said.

    "due diligence". Business speak at its' worse. Usually used by executives trying to impress people higher than them about their knowledge.

    "cool". That word sounded old when I used it in the early 70s. It is beyond old now, it is fossilized.

    Acronyms (there are so many) being used in sentences by specialists (especially IT specialists) to bamboozle people who are smarter than them in every area except the speciality, just to boost their fragile self-esteem.

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    Sep 23, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    SurrealLife said"you know" used over and over again by semi-literate pro athletes while being interviewed.

    "sick". If I hear that term one more time I will be sick.

    "dude". Enough said.

    "due diligence". Business speak at its' worse. Usually used by executives trying to impress people higher than them about their knowledge.

    "cool". That word sounded old when I used it in the early 70s. It is beyond old now, it is fossilized.

    Acronyms (there are so many) being used in sentences by specialists (especially IT specialists) to bamboozle people who are smarter than them in every area except the speciality, just to boost their fragile self-esteem.




    I like what you wrote. It was so COOL.
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    Sep 23, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    "Moist" is probably one of the most disgusting words I've ever heard. Ooh, and "slick."
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:05 PM GMT
    Misused words bug the shit out of me.

    'literally' As in "Sunday was so hot. I was literally on fire". At which point I throw kerosein on them and shout "NOW you are literally on fire, jack ass!"

    And when people use 'ironic' when they mean to use 'coincidental' or 'redundant'. Just thinking about it makes my brain hurt.
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:09 PM GMT
    I dislike being told "I'll speak to you later" it reminds me of a patronizing schoolmaster !

    Much better would be to say "lets talk soon .

    suggestions and comments please.
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:12 PM GMT
    qalbi30 saidI dislike being told "I'll speak to you later" it reminds me of a patronizing schoolmaster !

    Much better would be to say "lets talk soon .

    suggestions and comments please.


    I agree "I'll speak to you later" is appropriate if it is your Grade 11 Science teacher wanting to give you hell after class, not from a friend.
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidMisused words bug the shit out of me.

    'literally' As in "Sunday was so hot. I was literally on fire". At which point I throw kerosein on them and shout "NOW you are literally on fire, jack ass!"

    And when people use 'ironic' when they mean to use 'coincidental' or 'redundant'. Just thinking about it makes my brain hurt.


    I will take extra care when I use words in your presence MZ. Either that or send you a year's supply of Tylenol!
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:17 PM GMT
    "You are intolerant of my intolerant views."

    That one always amazes me.
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:20 PM GMT
    XRuggerATX said"You are intolerant of my intolerant views."

    That one always amazes me.


    Sounds like some Fundamentalist Christians I know. "You are attacking my beliefs!" Well if you stopped attacking me and let me live my life there would not be an issue would there? icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:22 PM GMT
    Irregardless

    -Cuz its not even a word!
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:25 PM GMT
    "Niiiiice."

    A guy at work just ruined the use of this word for me.
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:26 PM GMT
    kinetic saidIrregardless

    -Cuz its not even a word!


    I hate that one too - it's like fingernails on a chalk board for me.

    I also hate it when people use "infamous" the wrong way.
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:27 PM GMT
    SurrealLife said"you know" used over and over again by semi-literate pro athletes while being interviewed.

    "sick". If I hear that term one more time I will be sick.

    "dude". Enough said.

    "due diligence". Business speak at its' worse. Usually used by executives trying to impress people higher than them about their knowledge.

    "cool". That word sounded old when I used it in the early 70s. It is beyond old now, it is fossilized.

    Acronyms (there are so many) being used in sentences by specialists (especially IT specialists) to bamboozle people who are smarter than them in every area except the speciality, just to boost their fragile self-esteem.



    Dude! How can you not appreciate the linguistic temperature of the word 'cool'?

    Tsk tsk. The beatings will continue.
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:28 PM GMT
    "I could care less" which means "I care".
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:29 PM GMT
    ...also when people add "-ize" to words that are already verbs. It's how dumb Texans underqualified for their jobs try to sound smarter.
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:31 PM GMT
    "Internets", "nucular".
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:41 PM GMT
    McGay said"I could care less" which means "I care".


    It's a contrary figure of speech. It's for when the aliens come so they won't be able to figure out what we're talking about behind the sagebrush.
  • EricLA

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    Sep 23, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    Oh, there are a few. Lately, I know a few people who say, "I won't lie, ...." Which makes it sound like all they do is lie, except at this very moment they're telling you the truth. But, if they lie all the time, are they really telling you the truth now? It's a really strange expression.
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    kinetic saidIrregardless

    -Cuz its not even a word!


    *buzzer sounds*

    Sorry, you don't win the bonus round.

    Word = symbol = when people agree it means something.

    You say cuz, that is not a word you will find in the dictionary but nonetheless most people of you age will know what it means because of a shared understanding.

    Irregardless, though distasteful, does persist (mainly) in spoken form and as such is a word.

    Proto-Germanic ftw!
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    Sep 23, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    kinetic saidIrregardless

    -Cuz its not even a word!


    It isn't? Irregardless of whether irregardless is a word neither is "cuz", my friend. icon_twisted.gif Hehehehe, now I am being bad.

    In keeping with the spirit of the times, here are a few phrases politicians use that should be banned from the english language.

    "ordinary people";

    "working men and women";

    "tough on crime";

    "war on terror";

    "free markets";

    "free will";


    Living as a gay male has made the following words nearly toxic to me.

    "normal" (meaningless term unless you are talking about statistics);

    "natural";

    "straight-acting";





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    Sep 23, 2008 5:53 PM GMT
    Yeah...why any gay man with even a shred of self-confidence would self-describe as "normal" is beyond me.

    And "straight-acting" is a hundred times worse.
  • EricLA

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    Sep 23, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
    Nuke-u-lar, when they mean nuclear. We've obviously heard this pronunciation the last eight years by our current president. Turns out a certain vice presidential candidate from Alaska pronounces it the same way.

    Gets under my skin.
  • kinetic

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    Sep 23, 2008 5:57 PM GMT
    SurrealLife said
    kinetic saidIrregardless

    -Cuz its not even a word!


    It isn't? Irregardless of whether irregardless is a word neither is "cuz", my friend. icon_twisted.gif Hehehehe, now I am being bad.

    In keeping with the spirit of the times, here are a few phrases politicians use that should be banned from the english language.

    "ordinary people";

    "working men and women";

    "tough on crime";

    "war on terror";

    "free markets";

    "free will";


    Living as a gay male has made the following words nearly toxic to me.

    "normal" (meaningless term unless you are talking about statistics);

    "natural";

    "straight-acting";






    Sorry.. -BECAUSE-
    Irregardless may be a word as in its a symbol and people say it, but by that logic there are tons of words that aren't really words. Actually anything you could think of!

  • kinetic

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    Sep 23, 2008 5:57 PM GMT