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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #510 on: February 20, 2013, 03:33:57 PM »
Ah, but how did Vulcan women deal with it?

I used to say "that time of the month"; anything else was either uncomfortably Victorian or too clinical.

Good question.  Do they even have to deal with it?  I admit what I know of Star Trek has only been learned in the last few years of watching it with DH.  I wasn't much of a Star Trek fan before that. 

I have a friend that refers to it as "monthlies", an aunt who hated the term "period" because it made her think of school.

They Pon Farr once every seven years.  I would imagine that simply going through Pon Farr is worse.

What would worry *me* is a Klingon woman at that... uh, period of time.

The Duras sisters?

More Betor than Lursa.  Betor would be shouty and throw things... Lursa would just want Klingon Blood Chocolate.
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #511 on: February 21, 2013, 02:05:53 PM »
Saw this two-for-one on Facebook today:

"Thinking different is the new normal!"

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #512 on: February 22, 2013, 03:49:42 PM »
"Like a Boss." Really getting on my nerves.
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #513 on: February 22, 2013, 04:08:58 PM »
"Pics or it didn't happen!"  ::)
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #514 on: February 22, 2013, 04:35:06 PM »
"Deal With It"
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« Reply #515 on: February 22, 2013, 05:18:19 PM »
Corporate-speak. All of it.

Reminds me of this hellhole where I used to work years ago with a hellish area director.  She used to use the term "empower" a lot.  One day, after hearing her use it, I commented to someone that, to me, "empower" = we are giving you more work but not giving you more money to do it.  I wonder if that got back to her because I never heard her use that term again after that (which I wouldn't care -- she was a total cow and we had a mutual great dislike for each other).

TEAM Player!  Same concept - we're a team, be a team player - translates to work more without more pay, be happy to stay late or come in early, eagerly come in on your day off, joyfully work through lunch, buy things any time someone brings in a catalog or something from their kid's school, whether you want anything or could afford it, and top it off by spending as much of your free time as possible with your coworkers socially!  Rah-rah-sis-boom-bah.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #516 on: February 22, 2013, 07:25:54 PM »
"Do me a solid." It sounds like they're talking about pooping to me.  ???
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #517 on: February 23, 2013, 10:27:29 AM »
I am running across one that's either new or at least I've been mercifully unaware of it till recently:

"Boo".

Apparently, after typing out a tale of woe, you're supposed to sum up your feeling with "Boo." or "Boo...". or "Boo. :-("  Either way, I  find this grating, trying to make one rather childish word sum  up complex and possibly conflicting emotions.


Oh, and TL/DR. Stands for Too Long/Didn't Read. Apparently people are so terrified of someone responding to a longer post with this snarky aside that they are proactively putting tl/drs at the bottom of their posts with a one sentence summary-even when the original post was only 3-4 sentences long in the first place! If you need several paragraphs to give all the necessary details , do so...Those who are interested can read and respond, those who are not can kindly keep their TL/DR's to themselves.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #518 on: February 25, 2013, 08:52:07 AM »
One more and then I'll stop (looks like this thread is pretty much dead anyway):

I really, really hate "easy peasy", especially since it's invariably used in a  way that's snarky and/or dismissive of other people's problems.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #519 on: February 25, 2013, 09:44:54 AM »
Anything from The Only Way is Essex. "Well jell" in particular makes me want to rip my eyeballs out.
 
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"Do you get me?"  ("Do you understand what I am saying to you?")
"Like noooooooo waaaaaay" ("That cannot be true because I say so")
"Safe" or "Sound as a pound"  ("Many thanks, I really appreciate what you have just done.")
"Innit?" ("I totally agree with what you have just stated")
 
There are more but the four above are my main stressors. None of the people I speak to talk like that, thankfully.
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #520 on: February 25, 2013, 11:59:38 AM »
One more and then I'll stop (looks like this thread is pretty much dead anyway):

I really, really hate "easy peasy", especially since it's invariably used in a  way that's snarky and/or dismissive of other people's problems.

I like "easy peasy", but that may be ebcause Craig Charles was my introduction to that phrase, and he's brilliant.
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« Reply #521 on: February 26, 2013, 09:46:34 AM »
One more and then I'll stop (looks like this thread is pretty much dead anyway):

I really, really hate "easy peasy", especially since it's invariably used in a  way that's snarky and/or dismissive of other people's problems.

I like "easy peasy", but that may be ebcause Craig Charles was my introduction to that phrase, and he's brilliant.

The first and only time I've come across 'easy peasy' was in the 'Idiot's Guide to Cryptic Crosswords'. 

I think it's silly but not particularly unpleasant. 

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #522 on: February 26, 2013, 09:53:38 AM »
My boo as referring to one's significant other. Especially when written!

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #523 on: February 26, 2013, 10:19:47 AM »
Agreed on the last two points.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #524 on: February 26, 2013, 11:25:16 AM »
The first and only time I've come across 'easy peasy' was in the 'Idiot's Guide to Cryptic Crosswords'. 

"Idiot's Guide to Cryptic Crosswords" -- a new one on me !  Puts me in mind irresistibly, of Spike Milligan's "Crossword for Idiots". One single white square, with the number 1 in the corner.
Clues -- 1 across: the indefinite article.  1 down: first letter of the alphabet.