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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #420 on: February 01, 2013, 04:10:27 PM »
I think LOLspeak is cute in moderation. I do admit that it starts to bother me when I have to have a decoder ring from a cereal box just to read some of the photo captions.

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« Reply #421 on: February 01, 2013, 04:32:40 PM »
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #422 on: February 01, 2013, 04:35:20 PM »


'All the'. As in a lot of. 'This Christmas I'm not going to stick to my diet, I'll be eating ALL THE FOODS'. Aarghh, why not just say 'a lot of food'. It sounds so childish! There is one website which is awful for it. It is mostly run by twenty and thirty something women, and they all sound so immature! As if they are trying to be highschoolers, it actually makes me embarrased for them.

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« Reply #423 on: February 01, 2013, 04:46:08 PM »


'All the'. As in a lot of. 'This Christmas I'm not going to stick to my diet, I'll be eating ALL THE FOODS'. Aarghh, why not just say 'a lot of food'. It sounds so childish! There is one website which is awful for it. It is mostly run by twenty and thirty something women, and they all sound so immature! As if they are trying to be highschoolers, it actually makes me embarrased for them.

Now that one i think i can identify. I am pretty sure it comes from Hyperbole and a Half, and her post with "Clean all the things!" It's really funny, the post and the blog in general. I don't know if that makes it a little less annoying to you.
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #424 on: February 01, 2013, 04:52:13 PM »


'All the'. As in a lot of. 'This Christmas I'm not going to stick to my diet, I'll be eating ALL THE FOODS'. Aarghh, why not just say 'a lot of food'. It sounds so childish! There is one website which is awful for it. It is mostly run by twenty and thirty something women, and they all sound so immature! As if they are trying to be highschoolers, it actually makes me embarrased for them.

Now that one i think i can identify. I am pretty sure it comes from Hyperbole and a Half, and her post with "Clean all the things!" It's really funny, the post and the blog in general. I don't know if that makes it a little less annoying to you.

Ah, thanks for the info. I wasn't aware of that blog. I think that the reason I find it annoying is they use this phrase all the time-if it was just once or twice I wouldn't even have noticed.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #425 on: February 01, 2013, 04:56:14 PM »
Has anyone else's workplace been suddenly overrun by people signing off e-mails with the phrase "Warm regards" instead of, say, "Sincerely" or "Thanks"? Everybody and his uncle does it where I work and I find it insincere and smarmy.

Also spreading like wildfire here is the tendency to replace "about" with "around." Examples include:
- We have some concerns around the budget for next quarter.
- In a few minutes, I'll talk around the first three points on this slide.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #426 on: February 01, 2013, 05:08:48 PM »


'All the'. As in a lot of. 'This Christmas I'm not going to stick to my diet, I'll be eating ALL THE FOODS'. Aarghh, why not just say 'a lot of food'. It sounds so childish! There is one website which is awful for it. It is mostly run by twenty and thirty something women, and they all sound so immature! As if they are trying to be highschoolers, it actually makes me embarrased for them.

Now that one i think i can identify. I am pretty sure it comes from Hyperbole and a Half, and her post with "Clean all the things!" It's really funny, the post and the blog in general. I don't know if that makes it a little less annoying to you.

Ah, thanks for the info. I wasn't aware of that blog. I think that the reason I find it annoying is they use this phrase all the time-if it was just once or twice I wouldn't even have noticed.

That's true of a lot of trendy expressions.  The are cute or clever the first time, especially if you get the reference.  The might even be cute the next few times.  When you hear them all of the time, under circumstances that have little to do with the original phrase, the expressions just sound irritating.

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« Reply #427 on: February 01, 2013, 05:33:03 PM »
Has anyone else's workplace been suddenly overrun by people signing off e-mails with the phrase "Warm regards" instead of, say, "Sincerely" or "Thanks"? Everybody and his uncle does it where I work and I find it insincere and smarmy.

The one that always cracks me up is a spiritual sign-off when the rest of the message is a nastygram.

"You stink and your mother dresses you funny!
Namaste,
Me"

"Go to the hot place with pitchforks!
Blessings,
Me"

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #428 on: February 01, 2013, 05:38:25 PM »
Along the lines of 'Imma', there's something I've noticed lately, mostly from late teenage women. 'Can I' becomes 'C'I', so it sounds like 'Ky have the remote...' For some reason this makes my teeth itch every time!

Huh. I think I've always said this. At least, when talking at normal conversation speed. It's a natural contraction of the two words.


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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #429 on: February 01, 2013, 07:56:12 PM »
Ah, thanks for the info. I wasn't aware of that blog. I think that the reason I find it annoying is they use this phrase all the time-if it was just once or twice I wouldn't even have noticed.

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/06/this-is-why-ill-never-be-adult.html

Yeah, it's a quote/meme that works sometimes.

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« Reply #430 on: February 01, 2013, 07:57:41 PM »
Ah, thanks for the info. I wasn't aware of that blog. I think that the reason I find it annoying is they use this phrase all the time-if it was just once or twice I wouldn't even have noticed.

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/06/this-is-why-ill-never-be-adult.html

Yeah, it's a quote/meme that works sometimes.

I'm a fan of this meme myself, but I can see how hearing it all the darn time could get old.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #431 on: February 03, 2013, 09:11:00 PM »
"Girlish Figure" I know it's not a really new term so not trendy but oh I hate it.  I don't actually hear it that more and I think it's partly because I moved to an area where people aren't nearly as image conscious as they were where I used to live.   I used to work in a body image obsessed office and between them and my parents I heard the "You need to keep your girlish figure!" well into my 20's.  A 5lb gain got comments of "Why are you gaining weight?" or "Do you really need to eat that? Watch that girlish figure!"  ::)  My mother once insinuated that keeping a girlish figure is how you keep a man interested/happy.  :P

I'm 5'2", not very curvy but I do have some where a woman is supposed to have 'em. I'm in a size 10 and I'm cool with that, as I look healthy and feel good about myself.  So if I did hear anyone comment about me keeping my girlish figure, well I'm still working on a polite response to that but as I said, I don't hear it as much so don't really need to.
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #432 on: February 03, 2013, 09:36:52 PM »
I am quite tired of the phrase "swag" because I do seem to encounter it frequently.  I swear I'll hear it in ads for a dentist's office. Visit Dr. Dentifrice and leave with a personal swag bag of floss and a toothbrush  Bleah!  It's embarrassing when you're trying to be cool by using a catch phrase past it's expiration date.  And I say this as someone who excels in not being cool. 

I also hate "keeping it real" because that's simply a euphemism for "I'm about to be horribly rude, but please note I can dish it out but not take it".

Otherwise, a lot of these phrases don't bother me because I don't encounter them that frequently. 

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« Reply #434 on: February 03, 2013, 10:29:07 PM »
"Girlish Figure" I know it's not a really new term so not trendy but oh I hate it.  I don't actually hear it that more and I think it's partly because I moved to an area where people aren't nearly as image conscious as they were where I used to live.   I used to work in a body image obsessed office and between them and my parents I heard the "You need to keep your girlish figure!" well into my 20's.  A 5lb gain got comments of "Why are you gaining weight?" or "Do you really need to eat that? Watch that girlish figure!"  ::)  My mother once insinuated that keeping a girlish figure is how you keep a man interested/happy.  :P

I've noticed an uptick in using "girlish figure" ironically--for example, I know some guys who use it when trying to talk themselves out of junk food.  ;D