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Old November 28 2012, 11:06 PM   #166
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"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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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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Old November 28 2012, 11:31 PM   #167
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Re: Sayings that you hate now

I also hate it when nouns are used as verbs, and vice versa. For instance, using the word "BAKE" as an actual thing (such as "Chicken and rice BAKE") and "SOURCE" as something you do ("We source from responsible fisheries" and all that crap).
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Old November 28 2012, 11:32 PM   #168
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Words are allowed to have multiple definitions.
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Old November 28 2012, 11:36 PM   #169
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I also hate it when nouns are used as verbs, and vice versa. For instance, using the word "BAKE" as an actual thing (such as "Chicken and rice BAKE") and "SOURCE" as something you do ("We source from responsible fisheries" and all that crap).
Those are both perfectly acceptable uses of those words.

Do you have any better examples?
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Old November 28 2012, 11:51 PM   #170
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Those are both perfectly acceptable examples of what he hates. That's the thread.

Incorrect use may give us more ammunition, but I don't think the topic is limited to that.
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Old November 28 2012, 11:53 PM   #171
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Yeah pretty much all of these sayings seem fine to me but if people hate them, well, that's what the thread is about. Although "sayings" seems to be rather broadly defined.
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Old November 28 2012, 11:58 PM   #172
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Hey, us haters gotta hate!

No big deal if we have to redefine "sayings" at this moment in time. With all due respect, it's not rocket science.
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Old November 29 2012, 12:12 AM   #173
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I just thought of another phrase (not a saying) that annoys me: "here's the thing...". I had a compliant with a company and the customer service person kept using that phrase when telling me why the company couldn't help me.
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Old November 29 2012, 12:14 AM   #174
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Hey, us haters gotta hate!

No big deal if we have to redefine "sayings" at this moment in time. With all due respect, it's not rocket science.
I didn't mean to imply that I was taking this thread very seriously at all.
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Old November 29 2012, 12:23 AM   #175
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I only take my own list seriously.
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Old November 29 2012, 12:23 AM   #176
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Those are both perfectly acceptable examples of what he hates. That's the thread.

Incorrect use may give us more ammunition, but I don't think the topic is limited to that.
Me neither.

Oh, and here's something I hate worse than those things: Pretentious wine talk.
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Old November 29 2012, 07:37 AM   #177
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Oh, and here's something I hate worse than those things: Pretentious wine talk.
Hear, hear!

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Old November 29 2012, 09:40 AM   #178
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"They say nothing is for always. But don't apply for themselves."
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Old November 29 2012, 05:34 PM   #179
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Those are both perfectly acceptable examples of what he hates. That's the thread.

Incorrect use may give us more ammunition, but I don't think the topic is limited to that.
Me neither.

Oh, and here's something I hate worse than those things: Pretentious wine talk.
Really? I find it hilarious!
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Old November 29 2012, 07:17 PM   #180
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"They say nothing is for always. But don't apply for themselves."
Welcome to the board! A great first post

I hear "nothing is for always" mostly from elderly people. Closely followed by "when I was young [insert any noun you can think of] used to be so much better!"
On the other hand - when I was young many things really were better... Bother! When did I grow that old?
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