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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #315 on: January 20, 2013, 12:36:47 PM »

 I'm with those who hate YOLO with a fiery passion. I think that's universal though, I've rarely heard it used seriously, generally its used in a mocking or sarcastic way.

"YOLO - Carpe Diem for stupid people!" - can't remember where I got that.

I know Eddie Izzard used "I have to go now, my grandmother's on fire" in his 'Dress to Kill' tour.


As for phrases I hate, "nails on a chalkboard" makes me cringe. I can feel the pain of hearing it every time I read it.

Also, "fiscal cliff", as if it's not something that we sailed over years ago. The cliff is a distant memory.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #316 on: January 20, 2013, 12:49:47 PM »
Also, "fiscal cliff", as if it's not something that we sailed over years ago. The cliff is a distant memory.

I thought this for a while (and indeed am still sick of hearing it) but didn't realize at first that "fiscal cliff" didn't just mean "the economy is going to get bad," which of course already happened years ago, but a very specific event involving several specific laws expiring.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #317 on: January 20, 2013, 02:45:16 PM »
One of the dictionary definitions of "ciivilian" is simply "outsider".
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #318 on: January 20, 2013, 03:57:09 PM »


"YOLO - Carpe Diem for stupid people!" - can't remember where I got that.

I don't care where you git it. I love it and am stealing it forthwith.  ;D
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #319 on: January 20, 2013, 05:12:31 PM »
"as per usual". Makes me grind my teeth.
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #320 on: January 21, 2013, 12:27:38 AM »
I just saw a person on another site describe themselves as qorqeous.

Who decided it was cute to replace g's with q's?  >:(

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #321 on: January 21, 2013, 01:17:46 AM »
I just saw a person on another site describe themselves as qorqeous.

Who decided it was cute to replace g's with q's?  >:(

The same committee that decided that i's should become y's, and s's should become z's.
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #322 on: January 21, 2013, 01:51:38 AM »
Good point.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #323 on: January 21, 2013, 02:08:20 AM »
Good point.

::qrynz::

Okay, I'm giving myself a five minute major for that one.
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #324 on: January 21, 2013, 03:28:00 AM »
I had my hand slapped for replying to several on-line complements with "Aw, gee "blush-blush" so I guess I am nominating that phrase.  (Although my response to the snarky comment that I was being juvenile and silly was something on the order of "I spend my whole work day working with people who are silly and juvenile...maybe it just wears off on ya after a while.")

Would also like to give support to banishing the use of "amazing" "awesome" and "incredible" for all occasions that are not amazing, awesome or incredible.  (And to the young friend who said "Miss Lily, you look incredible", Sweetie, that suggests I lack credibility, not that I am looking good.

My number one pet peeve, however, is best summed up by a T-Shirt slogan on Snorgtees :  "Your incorrect use of the word literally is making me figuratively insane."
that last complaint always reminds me of this though.
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #325 on: January 21, 2013, 05:44:04 AM »
Just remembered another..."lush". A FB food page I joined has just about everyone describing every morsel as lush. I can't go there anymore.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #326 on: January 21, 2013, 12:58:19 PM »
Just remembered another..."lush". A FB food page I joined has just about everyone describing every morsel as lush. I can't go there anymore.

...and every paperback book has at least one blurb on the cover describing it as "riveting."  That's not exactly "trendy",but it is tiresome.
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #327 on: January 21, 2013, 01:03:47 PM »
Ive only seen it a few times, but it has bothered me every time:

"pregnants"

It is all over Pinterest.

Pregnant is not a noun. It does not have a plural. Unless were talking about Dead Space creatures.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #328 on: January 21, 2013, 01:08:52 PM »
Good point.

::qrynz::

Okay, I'm giving myself a five minute major for that one.

That made my teeth hurt.  ;D

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #329 on: January 21, 2013, 01:10:39 PM »
Ive only seen it a few times, but it has bothered me every time:

"pregnants"

It is all over Pinterest.

Pregnant is not a noun. It does not have a plural. Unless were talking about Dead Space creatures.

Along that line, "I want to wife her".  I think this is possibly a bad translation, but it keeps cropping up on a page I visit and it is aggravating.
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