Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Miss Chicken, Nov 21, 2012.
Fun fact: Gary Carter, the former Mets catcher, invented the term "F-bomb".
one of the most hated phrases:
I told you so!
Sometimes you just have to say it.
That one line from Big Lebowski about "That's just, like, your opinion, man."
I hate to say 'I told you so,' but...
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:
Regardless of whether you believe that, the phrase about giving you more than you can handle is, well, a quote of nothing.
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.
I've never gotten used to hella.
GAAAAH! That one drives me up the wall. I have to restrain myself from correcting anyone here who uses it.
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.
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).
Words are allowed to have multiple definitions.
Those are both perfectly acceptable uses of those words.
Do you have any better examples?
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.
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.
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 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.
I didn't mean to imply that I was taking this thread very seriously at all.
I only take my own list seriously.
Oh, and here's something I hate worse than those things: Pretentious wine talk.
"They say nothing is for always. But don't apply for themselves."
Really? I find it hilarious!
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?
Separate names with a comma.