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AnnaJ

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #630 on: June 14, 2013, 04:29:28 PM »
Lean in.  It's pretty new but already annoying  :(

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #631 on: June 14, 2013, 04:39:48 PM »
AnnaJ, can you use that one in a sentence?  I'm not sure of the context of it.


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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #632 on: June 15, 2013, 01:53:26 PM »
It comes from the title of this book http://www.amazon.com/Lean-In-Women-Work-Will/dp/0385349947 by Cheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook.  It encourages women, particularly mothers, to push harder for promotions and other emblems of success in the workplace; it's the opposite of mommy tracking.  The basic idea is that women should be smart enough to marry men who can back them up at home and allow them (women) to devote however much time and energy they need to succeed at their careers.

To me, this is nothing more than a recycling of "women need to act more like men at work", but that's my opinion.

Example, "You need to lean in at work and be willing to give up some family time to succeed."   

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #633 on: June 15, 2013, 07:22:20 PM »
I hate hate HATE lol added to the end of every sentence. I have a friend who will complain about how terrible her life is and every sentence ends with lol.

Oh yes! Another member in a forum I used to frequent did this exact thing. It was rare a sentence of theirs wouldn't end with "lol." I began thinking of it as "lull."
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #634 on: June 16, 2013, 12:25:04 PM »
"Wha-a-a-t?" said in a high, childish voice. It's everywhere.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #635 on: June 17, 2013, 11:41:05 AM »
Shut up to mean no way.  That drives me mad.
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #636 on: June 18, 2013, 02:46:10 PM »
"Want to go with"?

I think this is more midwest than ethnic based, although it could be originally driven by, say, Germans and then picked up by those of us who aren't.  I used to think it was Chicago based, but it isn't. One of my housemates grew up in Iowa and MN, and she uses it too.  Neither she nor I have any German ancestry.

There's no defense for it grammatically, but I can promise it's a hard one to break!

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #637 on: June 18, 2013, 05:48:07 PM »
"Oh, snap!"

I have no clue what this is supposed to mean, but it sounds bratty.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #638 on: June 18, 2013, 06:33:19 PM »
"Oh, snap!"

I have no clue what this is supposed to mean, but it sounds bratty.

"Oh, snap!" is the new way of saying "You just got told!!"
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #639 on: June 19, 2013, 10:36:14 AM »
"Oh, snap!"

I have no clue what this is supposed to mean, but it sounds bratty.

"Oh, snap!" is the new way of saying "You just got told!!"

Yes, but told WHAT, exactly? I don't mind the oh snap because of how infrequently I hear it, but I hate being told that I just got told. Um, yes, that's what usually happens in conversation. You get told or asked various things. It happens.

"Some people just want to watch the world burn." People use that one way too much. I'm sorry, someone who rearranges a set of things in front of someone who just spent hours organizing them doesn't want to watch the world burn, they're annoying. Wanting to watch the world burn is something on a completely different scale.

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #640 on: June 19, 2013, 11:47:23 AM »
"Oh, snap!"

I have no clue what this is supposed to mean, but it sounds bratty.

"Oh, snap!" is the new way of saying "You just got told!!"

Yes, but told WHAT, exactly? I don't mind the oh snap because of how infrequently I hear it, but I hate being told that I just got told. Um, yes, that's what usually happens in conversation. You get told or asked various things. It happens.

"Some people just want to watch the world burn." People use that one way too much. I'm sorry, someone who rearranges a set of things in front of someone who just spent hours organizing them doesn't want to watch the world burn, they're annoying. Wanting to watch the world burn is something on a completely different scale.

I think that "told" is basically short for "told off".

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #641 on: June 19, 2013, 01:57:50 PM »
Shut up to mean no way.  That drives me mad.

Yes, also "Stop" or "Stop it".  All mean "no way", "You have got to be kidding me".

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #642 on: June 19, 2013, 02:58:40 PM »
"Oh, snap!"

I have no clue what this is supposed to mean, but it sounds bratty.

"Oh, snap!" is the new way of saying "You just got told!!"

Yes, but told WHAT, exactly? I don't mind the oh snap because of how infrequently I hear it, but I hate being told that I just got told. Um, yes, that's what usually happens in conversation. You get told or asked various things. It happens.

"Some people just want to watch the world burn." People use that one way too much. I'm sorry, someone who rearranges a set of things in front of someone who just spent hours organizing them doesn't want to watch the world burn, they're annoying. Wanting to watch the world burn is something on a completely different scale.

I think that "told" is basically short for "told off".

"You just got told" is slang for "That person just put you in your place and told you what was what and you are now justly embarrassed in public!"
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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #643 on: June 19, 2013, 06:42:19 PM »
Now that I've finally understood "Oh, snap!" (I didn't know it, either.) Could someone explain to me what on earth "That's what she said" is supposed to mean?

Dr. F., the hopelessly un-trendy

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Re: "Trendy" expressions you're tired of hearing
« Reply #644 on: June 19, 2013, 06:48:05 PM »
"Brah" as slang for "bro". Makes me want to twitch every time I hear it.

And, unfortunately, DH has a friend who has taken to calling him "brah". *shudder*
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