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What expressions really annoy you?

Asked by jsc3791 (1968 points ) July 19th, 2010

Are there are expressions/words/phrases that people have started to use in recent years that really rub you the wrong way?

One of the ones I cannot stand is “weak sauce” or “shits weak”...seems like some of my friends use those and I want to tell them to stop! Another overly used, annoying phrase is “I know, right?!”

Thoughts?

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mrentropy's avatar

“I could care less”
“Epic!”
“For the win!”
“Fail!”

meatheadbox's avatar

I’m in revulsion when people butcher the English language & then claim it for themselves, writing philosophy, anything goes. “hwz u” “srsly”

Cruiser's avatar

“Dunno”
“I don’t know”
“I don’t know why”
“Wha??”

CMaz's avatar

“your ass is grass, and i’m the lawnmower.”

janbb's avatar

I raelly hate the phrase “He got shitfaced.” Also not fond of “Holy crap.”

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

“Son of a diddly! ” Ned Flanders

bob_'s avatar

“No offense, but…”

LuckyGuy's avatar

“Awesome.” When it clearly is not.

jaytkay's avatar

“I apologize if anyone took offense [at my actions].” Meaning, “I don’t apologize for my actions, you overly-sensitive crybabies.”

So far, two phrases I commonly use have been mentioned.

CMaz's avatar

“Fluthering”

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

ait!!!, everyone is using the freaking word!
That’s why I like coming up with my own words that no one else would like to use… for instance: anyshoes – meaning anyway

Austinlad's avatar

“He went” as in “He went, I told you not to do it.”
“Like” as in “She was, like, drop-dead gorgeous.”
“Awesome” as in “That outfit is awesome.”

mrentropy's avatar

If we’re counting the written word please include “LOL.” Especially when something isn’t funny.

knitfroggy's avatar

“I know, right?”

FutureMemory's avatar

When people write “mah” in place of “my”.

I need to call mah boyfriend.

^^Kill it with fire!

janbb's avatar

Got to say it – “kitteh” doesn’t do it for me, even knowing its etymology.

Jude's avatar

Epic

meagan's avatar

“Anyways” ANWAYS ISN’T A WORD.

BoBo1946's avatar

This is your only choice.

nomtastic's avatar

“that’s so random.” no it’s not. randomness does not refer to general oddity.

Symbeline's avatar

@ChazMaz Lmao I’ve never heard that before. XD

@bob_ Yeah. That one, and I’m not racist, but… I have nothing against gays, but… and so forth.

I also hate it when people on the Internet say ’‘om nom nom’’. I don’t know why, it just completely bugs me.
I also hate it wwhen people try to sound all cute and add the e sound after every damn word, like saying owie or ouchies when saying your hurt yourself, or saying crap like beddy byes!

I’ll fucking beddie byes you lol.

Dutchess_III's avatar

A surly, “I didn’t do nuthin’ ” with attitude from kids who sure as hell DID do something! I got that in the schools so much that it just drove me nuts. Then my little son, about 6, came home after school, and I was scolding him for something he’d done. He said, “I didn’t do nuthin’ ” and I came unglued! He never said it again!

Aster's avatar

“Buy this glucose meter and get on with your life.”
Why do they believe you’ve stopped living??

Kayak8's avatar

“Word”
“axe” instead of ask
“deaf” instead of death

Aster's avatar

@Kayak8 Right! As in, “Judge: ‘Did you axe her?”
Defendant: “yeah, I axed her.”

cockswain's avatar

“half past a monkey’s ass and a quarter past his balls.”

“oh, snap!”

Aster's avatar

First date: you walk out in a Stunning outfit. He says, trying to be admiring, “you look INSANE.”
You’re looking in awe at a gorgeous sunset with someone. He says, “that sunset is INSANE.” And/or , “the dinner you cooked tonight for us was
INSANE.”

stardust's avatar

@Symbeline That drives me to drink! “I luvs my bff like sooo much” – shiver me timbers I say to that!
Epic
Awesome
LOL – can’t bear that one

Aster's avatar

I’m afraid “awesome” and “amazing” are here to stay.
But I bet “insane looking” isn’t.
I can’t imagine not saying “amazing.” I say it a Lot.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

“You go girl/boy”
“work it out now” as in, whatever the hell you’re doing is great.

YARNLADY's avatar

All of the ones above, and
“Whatever floats your boat”.

Pandora's avatar

And like,
and then he like
and then she like
and then we all like
Like you know
like that time that we like
and it was so like.
Like you should get it now. Like right?

Michael_Huntington's avatar

“God bless you” or just “bless you” after a sneeze.

Aster's avatar

You arrive in Tahiti; gazing out over the blue/green water he mutters, “this is RIDICULOUS.”

SuperMouse's avatar

“My bad.”
“Sick” to describe something cool.
Ending sentences with the word “at.” The vast majority of people around here do so – even my college professors do it. Example: “Where is my car at?”
“Fustrated” instead of frustrated.

FutureMemory's avatar

my bad… another one that needs to die.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I hate meh, which is used here frequently. What the hell does it mean? That said, if LucyLucy uses it I am cool with it.

Blondesjon's avatar

Last Call!

knitfroggy's avatar

@SuperMouse I also had when someone says “flustrated” instead of frustrated. It’s like nails on a chalkboard to me.

ratboy's avatar

“What expressions really annoy you?”

breedmitch's avatar

I hate business speak.

”…thinking outside the box.”
”…swinging for the fences.”
”…on the same page.”
and my new least favorite: “content” as in “This website controls your content.”. Why can’t they just say your “writing”?

SuperMouse's avatar

@breedmitch don’t forget “paradigm shift.”

jaytkay's avatar

Gifting

birdland33's avatar

Happy camper
B-bye
Reach out
Circle back
He prolly should use the word ‘probably’
Supposably, he knew how to utter the word ‘supposedly’
People who are lackadaisical with the language may use the word ‘laxadaisical’. After all, its root word is lax, right?
I love Barack Obama!
You want me to put that where?

birdland33's avatar

oh, and I failed to mention, it annoys me when people interchange I, ME, and MYSELF.

I am still waiting to hear ANY sentence that MYSELF is a necessary word.

birdland33's avatar

and what exactly is “cold as hell” or “cold as a witch’s tit” anyway?

mrentropy's avatar

@birdland33 I reckon that Hell could be cold, if you weren’t fond of chilly environments. “Cold as a witch’s tit” makes more sense to me because your classic European witch wasn’t known for her warmth.

mrentropy's avatar

Also, “I reckon…”

chels's avatar

I say most of this stuff. Does this mean I really annoy you guys?! :(

SuperMouse's avatar

@chels, oh snap! Present company excepted. My bad.

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

This is very UK…I don’t think they use it in America:

”...at the end of the day (pronounced “die”)” and used this way:

“Well, at the end of the day we will end up with what we’ve got anyway. ‘Cause at the end of the day what we’ve got is all we have. ‘Cause at the end of the day you can’t have more than what you had before you got it.”

And “innit?” Instead of “isn’t it?” And at the end of every sentence.

And also: “To be honest….”

“To be honest, I didn’t think the wedding was a very nice one. To be honest, the food was awful, the dancing was dreadful and to be honest, the bride looked a bit overcooked. To be honest, we left early.”

What…. were you going to lie?

“Tellling a lie here, I thought the wedding was fabulous. Telling another lie here…the dancing was fantastic. Telling another lie, the bride was beautiful and I am telling one more and last big lie….we stayed till the end.”

rooeytoo's avatar

“Have a good one.” Have a good one WHAT?

People in Australia frequently say “I reckon.” It is acceptable here. In the USA it sounded like cowboy talk.

breedmitch's avatar

@birdland33: Finish this phrase:
“I consider correct grammar to be very important so I have studied it extensively; I consider it a gift that I have given ________?” I? Me?

rooeytoo's avatar

me, objective case!

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

“Absolutely!”

“Awesome!”

Probably two of the most overused expressions in current everyday English!

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

And also the “f-word”, especially among young people.

Other overused and annoying expressions:

“Oh my God!”

“Hey dude!”

Symbeline's avatar

Why would young people using the f word be worse than when an older person does?

bob_'s avatar

@Symbeline Fuck if I knew!

jonsblond's avatar

That’s what she said.

bob_'s avatar

@jonsblond Seriously, how old are you?

Symbeline's avatar

@bob_ I love you.

Symbeline's avatar

That’s what she said, right?

rooeytoo's avatar

I get bored with hearing anyone using the f word repeatedly. I think it should be saved for special occasions so that it has some impact.

I hear little kids using it, I mean 8 year olds and then yes, I think it is somehow worse than when a grown up uses it.

frolix's avatar

hahaha.. I had a good laugh reading the answers.. agreed with most of the above.. yep right, I was laughing but wasn’t LOLing.. ewww..

to add to the list: “crikey” arrrghhh…

Luffle's avatar

- when people refer to each other with racial slurs or sexist remarks and justify it because they are of that race or sex.

I don’t care if you are black. You don’t need to emphasize it with “n!gger”. I don’t care if you’re a woman. You don’t need to use the word “b!tch”. I don’t care if you are gay. You don’t need to tell me you are a “f@g”.

BoBo1946's avatar

You know!

birdland33's avatar

@breedmitch Good job. You may have foiled myself, assuming there is any reason to complete the sentence beyond , “I consider correct grammar to be very important so I have studied it extensively.”

But if I, myself did complete it, I, myself would say, “It is my gift to me.”

Sit and watch TV or listen to the radio and count the number of times in a day that someone uses I or me incorrectly, or the number of times someone says myself. When you start to hear it right you will not be able to unhear it; kind of like the ticking of a clock that you never heard before.

birdland33's avatar

@DarlingRhadamanthus You beat me to “At the end of the day”. I hear it quite frequently.

@MRSHINYSHOES I think there is a contest to see how many times they (today’s utes) can get the word (the f-word) into one sentence. Next time you hear it, you should ask that person to diagram a sentence and let you know if fuck is a noun, verb, or object of a preposition.

It also annoys me when I hear the expression n-word. Not the actual word “nigger”; I couldn’t care less about that. Either say the word, or use the expression “racial slur”. Enough with n-word already.

truecomedian's avatar

“in the mean time”

knitfroggy's avatar

@Symbeline All I know is when my grandma says the F word, it’s hilarious. I’m all for older people using it!

pearls's avatar

When a child or teen answers me with “whatever.” Annoying as hell!!!

cockswain's avatar

“Don’t go there.”

jsc3791's avatar

I also forgot to mention “tight” in my original post. As in, “This movie is tight.”

GAG!

Aster's avatar

For a “love gift” of $500 we will send you this DVD on….”
Meh. Word. I don’t get either of those.

cockswain's avatar

@jsc3791 I second “tight”

mattbrowne's avatar

“I won’t repudiate refudiate.”

Symbeline's avatar

@knitfroggy The f word should be gloriously shared by all.

knitfroggy's avatar

@Symbeline I know I use my fair share of the F word!

YARNLADY's avatar

@jsc3791 Oh, no – you said GAG that is on my list.

Aster's avatar

@Symbeline ’‘om nom nom’’ What does this mean? I’ve never seen it. It sounds Very much like a planet the Mormons identify with. Joseph Smith dreamed it up.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@Aster Um, I don’t know what it means to others, but my kids said it before they were old enough to talk, and wanted to nurse….

YARNLADY's avatar

@jaytkay Those are delightful.

FutureMemory's avatar

“Now go make me a sandwich”.

stardust's avatar

@Pandora Ah, your answer made me laugh so much! :) as did all of the above answers.

bob_'s avatar

@FutureMemory You’ll be hearing from my lawyers.

Aster's avatar

“This product will Change Your Life.”
Why do they assume it needs changing??

birdland33's avatar

New and improved
Klu Klux Klan (not so much an expression)
I’ll take a cup of expresso, please

“I’ll take a piping hot cup of new and improved expresso”, said the Klu Klux Klansman to the waitress.

Dutchess_III's avatar

“We can’t do this all day, so order within the next five minutes and we’ll send you TWO curdling machines!!!” And you hear it all day long. And all the next day too. And the next….

SuperMouse's avatar

I read through this a couple of days ago, but I have forgotten, has anyone mentioned the phrase “happy campers”? That is one that bugs me to no end!

birdland33's avatar

Happy camper was my first

Dutchess_III's avatar

But…what do you say if you’re camping and you really ARE happy to be camping! ?

SuperMouse's avatar

@Dutchess_III “Pleased outdoorsperson” maybe “joyous individual communing with nature”? Ok, you make a good point but I personally would be in favor of issuing a moratorium on the use of the term “happy camper” to describe anything other than a person who is enjoying the use of a campsite.

birdland33's avatar

Help me, I’m drownding

FutureMemory's avatar

Are we having fun yet?

I don’t think this is in much use anymore but in the mid 80s…ugh…I feel the need to vomit just thinking about it.

mrentropy's avatar

“Are you working hard? Or hardly working? Hardy-har-har”

Aster's avatar

I cannot resist repeating: “I axed her last night .” (Not something you want to say during a murder trial ).The last time I said this someone posted that it was CORRECT?? So I axed him if he was sure about that.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@Aster Someone said that “axed” was correct????

Aster's avatar

You’re very upset that someone is very sick or dead. You tell someone this and he/she says, “you gotta be kiddin’!”

frolix's avatar

adding to the list: one of my ex boss loves to end his sentences with “d’you follow me?” (this applies to everyone he interacts with) hmmm… yeah go figure.

FutureMemory's avatar

“Fact from fiction, truth from diction.”

Dutchess_III's avatar

Anything to do with vampires. (oops! I think I mis posted in another question thinking I was in THIS question. So if you guys see me blathering in another question, just never mind it!)

cockswain's avatar

I once knew a guy who said “or some shit” after nearly every sentence. Literally.

“Let’s get some food or some shit.”
“The car needs gas or some shit.”
“I gotta take a piss or some shit.”
“You want to get high or some shit?”

mrentropy's avatar

“He/She is in a better place now.”

SuperMouse's avatar

@FutureMemory what’s funny is that when I did a search to find out what that saying means the first result was a Fluther thread. Even after reading through that and clicking on several of the other links, I am still no closer to knowing what “fact from fiction, truth from diction” means.

janbb's avatar

@SuperMouse Neither is anyone else.

birdland33's avatar

How many of those have you had?

Aster's avatar

People who think it isn’t nice to say, “it was horrible” or “I hate it when” so they Always say, “It was challenging. ” For example, “it was a challenge when that train ran over my arm” or
“it was really a challenge for us when we found a grizzly bear in the kitchen.”

breedmitch's avatar

The word “guesstimate” is really annoying.

cockswain's avatar

“Having said that…”

Aster's avatar

Saying, “ya see what I’m sayin?” after each sentence.

flutherother's avatar

The phrase ‘have a nice day’ annoys me because it is almost always said without sincerity. When at a supermarket checkout at 9:00pm at night the check out assistant says ‘have a nice day’ it just seems ridiculous.

YARNLADY's avatar

What ever floats your boat.

deliasdancemom's avatar

I hate it when people say “bless her soul” right after the horribly badmouth someone….as if wishing them gods graces makes up for them being a total douche

deliasdancemom's avatar

Oh yeah….and“git ‘er done” someone make that saying stop….

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