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Old November 25 2012, 07:21 PM   #121
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Re: Sayings that you hate now

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"... NOT!"

Ugh. I cringe when someone says that...
Does anyone actually say that anymore?
Sadly, yes...
I guess there must still be a lot of Wayne's World fans.
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Old November 25 2012, 07:40 PM   #122
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That line about if you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart, and if you're not a conservative at 30, you have no brain.

Mostly because I only hear it from smug Fox News viewers.
To be fair (assuming anyone cares about being fair to Fox),
What for? Fairness clearly isn't of any importance to FOX News.

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... they didn't invent it. That phrase has been around since the 19th century at least.
What Guizot's original statement meant and what the reworded FOX News version means are quite different things. Context matters.
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Old November 25 2012, 08:26 PM   #123
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One phrase that I really hate is "No. Just....no". I don't know where it came from but I loathe and detest it.
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Old November 25 2012, 09:36 PM   #124
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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
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Old November 25 2012, 10:14 PM   #125
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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 Its a nightmare
8 Shouldnt of
9 24/7
10 Its not rocket science
The only one of these I use is number 3, so I'm okay.
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Old November 25 2012, 10:15 PM   #126
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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 Its a nightmare
8 Shouldnt of
9 24/7
10 Its not rocket science
In that list, "shouldn't of" is the only thing that irritates me.
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Old November 25 2012, 10:50 PM   #127
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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 Its a nightmare
8 Shouldnt of
9 24/7
10 Its not rocket science
This list omits:

A. "back in the day"

B. "It's all good."

C. (white people saying, in affected ghetto-speak) "N'a'hm sayin'?"
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Old November 26 2012, 12:16 AM   #128
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C. (white people saying, in affected ghetto-speak) "N'a'hm sayin'?"
Word.
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Old November 26 2012, 12:25 AM   #129
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I hate #2 on that list: "fairly unique." I have noticed a lot of ads lately that tout something as "totally unique." UH, it's either unique or it isn't. It can't be partially--or fairly--unique.

At my work, there are instructions that use the phrase "obviously implied." But---if it's obvious, then it isn't implied!
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Old November 26 2012, 02:54 AM   #130
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I hate the word "monetize". Whoever invented it should be shot without trial.
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Old November 26 2012, 03:17 AM   #131
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It's not so much a phrase that's greatly common (at least I don't think it is) but it's an "in-joke" of sorts in my family, the phrase "The point and fact is..." it's something my dad says all of the time to preface his opinion on something as being the "final word" on the subject. (Regardless if it's a point or even a fact.)

My sister-in-law makes fun of him all of the time for using the term but it's eroded its way into her brain as she uses it from time-to-time.
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Old November 26 2012, 03:18 AM   #132
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"In point of fact" is the way the phrase is supposed to go, I'm pretty sure.
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Old November 26 2012, 07:51 AM   #133
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5 With all due respect
But this one is so much fun when Jack O'Neill says it!

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10 Its not rocket science
My wife says this one quite often to her students - she teaches Econ and Government. The phrase gets a bit of extra mileage in this city!
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Old November 26 2012, 08:07 AM   #134
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in Germany, we elect one un-word every year. Do you have something similar in your respective countries?

I totally hate the word "Handy" in German. It's used as a synonym for cell phone. They wanted an anglicism at any price (because if it's not American it's not good. Ahem - what about Pershings, GWB, A-bomb, MacCarthyism, Wounded Knee, etc.?) What they meant was hand-held, some bloody idiot got it wrong and now we're stuck with an embarassingly wrong word. Ironically, that wrong expression has recently begun to turn up in the local slang of some major US cities (and apparently in GB as well, from what I'm told).
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Old November 26 2012, 08:11 AM   #135
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I only knew that a cell phone was called a Handy in Germany because I saw it on QI.

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