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Old November 28 2012, 10:06 PM   #166
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Re: Sayings that you hate now

macloudt wrote: View Post
Tora Ziyal wrote: View Post
"God never gives us more than we can handle."

Oh yeah? Aside from the questionable theology... If it were true, there'd be a lot less alcohol abuse, fewer suicides, and less work for psychotherapists.
Oh, man, I HATE this one. It's so incredibly patronising. More often than not the person spewing this nonsense has no idea what the intended recipient is going through.
The only people who say that are the ones who haven't had more than they could handle. Strange, isn't it?

The worse part is, it's a misquote! The original passage is from Corinthians:

And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
Regardless of whether you believe that, the phrase about giving you more than you can handle is, well, a quote of nothing.

scotpens wrote: View Post
thestrangequark wrote: View Post
Anyone who cites "The Universe." The Universe is not interested in you. It will not give you things if you wish for them. If you "put it out into the universe" nobody cares.
You are a fluke of the universe. You have no right to be here. And whether you can hear it or not, the universe is laughing behind your back.
Take heart in the deepening gloom that your dog is finally getting enough cheese. And reflect that whatever misfortune may be your lot, it could only be worse in Milwaukee.

Grey wrote: View Post
Now for the phrase (word) I hate the most right now: hecka.
Whenever someone around me uses hecka because they're too polite to say hella (which they probably shouldn't be saying anyway...), I make sure to swear extra on their behalf.
I've never gotten used to hella.

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
Miss Chicken wrote: View Post
According to a study done by Oxford University researchers the 10 most irritating phrases are

1 – At the end of the day
2 – Fairly unique
3 – I personally
4 – At this moment in time
5 – With all due respect
6 – Absolutely
7 – It’s a nightmare
8 – Shouldn’t of
9 – 24/7
10 – It’s not rocket science
In that list, "shouldn't of" is the only thing that irritates me.
GAAAAH! That one drives me up the wall. I have to restrain myself from correcting anyone here who uses it.

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
I hate the word "monetize". Whoever invented it should be shot without trial.
For years I thought the same thing about "morph", as a verb, and then "leverage", as a verb. "You don't leverage something, you lever it!" (And I'm not even sure if "lever" is a grammatically correct verb.) But eventually I caved in and started using both.
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