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What words/phrases annoy you?

Asked by KateTheGreat (13635points) April 7th, 2011

Lately, I’ve realized that there are a lot of words and phrases that annoy the crap out of me. What sayings/phrases/words annoy you?

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yankeetooter's avatar

When people say, “Irregardless…”

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

“Off the hook.” WTF? What hook?
“Off the chain.” See above

CaptainHarley's avatar

“Moving forward!” I HATE that! WTF does it MEAN? WTF ya gonna DO, move backwards??

MilkyWay's avatar

“That’s soo gay!” exhasperated sigh….seems like everything is, with you

KateTheGreat's avatar

I hate when people say “legit” and “sketchy”.
Or anything that sounds like this: “Hey bro, that’s totally legit, let’s go smoke a blunt in that sketchy alley and see if we can meet some hot chicks.” Raaaaaaaage!!

zenvelo's avatar

At the end of the day, the phrase that bugs me is “it is what it is”. Bottom line, that bugs me a lot.

SuperMouse's avatar

I also hate it when people refer to someone or something as retarded and when anyone calls anyone else a Nazi. Do they realize what they are comparing that person to?

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Addicting. Blech, just say addictive.

yankeetooter's avatar

I hate that phrase too, @zenvelo. First of all, is this supposed to comfort someone if they’re going through something…because it doesn’t. And what’s the point of saying that. It’s like saying the sky is blue…noooo!...Really!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf I hate it when I use “blech” and someone accuses me of misspelling belch.

lonelydragon's avatar

@zenvelo I agree. It’s a callous and dismissive thing to say.

jellyfish3232's avatar

“Aaaalll right”.

or… I don’t even wish to type it…

“Giggity, giggity”

jellyfish3232's avatar

Or, “legit”.

If you want to say legitimately, SAY IT.

Ladymia69's avatar

“Awesome”- most abused word ever. People who use it constantly sound like they are too lazy to think of a good descriptive adjective.

“____ rocks”, as in That rocks, she rocks, etc.

I know a lot of people who work in the library system who say “libarry”. I have to try so hard not to correct them.

When people say “yo” without irony.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

“I like music except country and rap”

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Oh, I forgot about yummy. I hate the word yummy. Yum is fine. Yummy should be reserved for people under the age of 5.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf What about yumtastic? Is that allowed? :P

Michael_Huntington's avatar

This thread is so yummy and awesome at the same time, it’s off the hook, yo!

JustJessica's avatar

When people say ” They say ____” WHO IS THEY?!?!?!

KateTheGreat's avatar

I think I might just write a short story that includes all of these horrible sayings!

cockswain's avatar

“Nucular” is just awful.

I also don’t like the “t” in “often” pronounced.

Nor do I like when people pronounce ‘across’ as ‘acrosst.’

Also didn’t like when the media suddenly started using the word “vitriol” in reference to the political rhetoric that some implied may have been responsible for the Arizona shooting a few months ago.

Also didn’t like the phrase “ginned up” when it got used frequently in reference to Scott Walker’s union-busting methods in Wisconsin.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Irregardless, I’m going to fight some legit and sketchy nazis who are moving forward. Giggity.

yankeetooter's avatar

Aaallll right!

(Now I think we’re just trying to annoy each other…)

KateTheGreat's avatar

This is AWESOME.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

OH SHI-
The Nazis read about nucular energy from the libarry acrosst the street. I shouldn’t have told them the directions to the libarry. My bad, guys.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

I’m sorry, it’s just addicting.

cockswain's avatar

Don’t you mean “my bad”?

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Michael_Huntington They told me you do that ofTen…

Michael_Huntington's avatar

It is what it is.

cockswain's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate I’m going to send you a .exe file. Open it as soon as you get it.

cockswain's avatar

Aiiiight.

‘sall good.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Sure thing, brah.

OMG! I HATE the word “brah”!

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Keep them coming….

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I have to say it- the word “vagina” annoys me. It sounds “icky”.

cockswain's avatar

“Sluice” sounds way worse.

MilkyWay's avatar

Have you done the laundry yet? Have you had dinner yet? How are you feeling?
I don’t know… ...... – -__ – -

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@queenie How are you feeling, hon? :P

ddude1116's avatar

I hate it when people overuse the word “like”, it’s fine on its own, but like when you like to like talk like this. And I know people who do that, I’m hardly embellishing, if at all.

Blackberry's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate Thanks for the reminder. I don’t like when people call me “hun”.

zenvelo's avatar

Oh, this list is EPIC!

cockswain's avatar

@ddude1116 My daughter is nearly 13, and when she talks quickly she might use it 10 times in one sentence. Just awful

MilkyWay's avatar

Are you tellin the truth?
Sorta… though I’m alright with kinda….cos I say it myself

Michael_Huntington's avatar

The word “moist” is disgusting. It’s a boner killer.

cockswain's avatar

@Michael_Huntington That reminds me of a story: my roommate had a girlfriend who hated the word “moist.” They eventually broke up. One night a few months later, he was drunk and called her and read the Webster’s definition of “moist” on her answering machine. I thought that was great.

ddude1116's avatar

@cockswain I met a guy promoting his dance troupe, the guy was righteous, except that he talked in that manner. But I figure, of all the words to choose…right? And it’s even worse when you catch yourself starting to overuse it, too, due to overexposure..

MilkyWay's avatar

Whatever : /
Fumes

Michael_Huntington's avatar

@KatetheGreat Yeah, that’s why “moist” turns me off D:

DominicX's avatar

Bro, brah, that’s so gay, no homo, irregardless, pointsetta, excape, expecially, expresso, excetera, spiritual, proactive, maverick, eco-friendly, hubby…there’s probably more. :)

KateTheGreat's avatar

@Michael_Huntington Trust me, that word makes me cringe.

Aethelwine's avatar

It makes me cringe when the letter s is added to a place of business. “I’m going to Krogers”, or “I’m going to Aldis”. It’s Kroger not Krogers and it’s Aldi not Aldis. You don’t say I’m going to Toys R Uses do you? ugh

I also can’t stand “fml”. Usually used by a spoiled teenager. Yeah, your mommy and daddy buy you anything you want, you just returned from a week long trip to Mexico where you had an amazing time, then you return and life is suddenly so terrible for you. poor baby

Blackberry's avatar

@DominicX That was an excellent post lol.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@DominicX Wait… you don’t like “hubby”?

CaptainHarley's avatar

@KatetheGreat

Just don’t expect ME to read the damned thing! I would wind up goin totally knee-walking insane inside of about three pages! Heh!

CaptainHarley's avatar

Oh, and I don’t care for people calling something green! : P

dxs's avatar

I hate when people say “coinkidink” (sp?) and “dibs”.
[Edit]: and hubby now that I see the previous posts…

DominicX's avatar

@jonsblond People do that with “Nordstrom” and often call it “Nordstroms” :P
@Blackberry Thanks :)
@KatetheGreat It’s just kind of sappy, but I put it last because it’s pretty much the most harmless of the terms I listed. But it reminds me of couples calling each other “snookums” or something like that… :P

mazingerz88's avatar

Log out of Fluther NOW! ( and so yells my gf )

woodcutter's avatar

“cool beans” WTF is that about? Something someone from Hartford would say? I’m here to tell you as an experienced consumer of C-Rations that beans really suck a fat baby’s ass if served cold….blech.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Michael_Huntington @KatetheGreat Regarding the word moist…that is MOIST interesting really…hmmm…

CaptainHarley's avatar

LMAO @woodcutter !!

There was a period of time when if anyone had offered me another box of C-rations, I would have happily slit their throat! LOL!

mazingerz88's avatar

Done yet? ( so says my gf )

ddude1116's avatar

I know a guy who likes to shout out “Jaeger bombs!”, and it’s really fucking annoying, especially since he doesn’t even drink, nor know what the hell a Jaeger bomb is.

mazingerz88's avatar

“God has a plan…” or its “God’s will…” ( pls. to the faithful dont get offended, i love you, mwahh! )

woodcutter's avatar

@CaptainHarley Doncha just love scraping that fat ring out of the cans? Ha! “Course if ya get lucky to have one warmed up the fat is all melted together and the metal shavings the p-38 left inside the er…food.

CaptainHarley's avatar

LMAO @woodcutter

Your memory has retained stuff I have tried for years to forget! : P

Berserker's avatar

I have nothing against homosexuals but…I’m not racist, but…yeah, shut the fuck up.

DominicX's avatar

@Symbeline I hate those… GA

KateTheGreat's avatar

“You know what I’m sayin’?” is another horrible one.

woodcutter's avatar

@CaptainHarley Heh, My mind is funny that way, sorry. Sad to hear our boys gripe about MRE’s

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I don’t like it when Dutchess yells for the nekked jellies to put their clothes back on…

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Honestly, I hate when relatively well off people here in the U.S. say something JUST ISN’T FAIR in their life that has nothing to with rights, something mundane. And I’m always like ‘really, shut up.’ Oh and shut your mouth about ‘the ghettos.’ Fuck you.

cockswain's avatar

I also knew a guy who said “or some shit” after at least ¾ of his statements.

“My car needs some gas or some shit.”

“I think I broke my nose or some shit.”

“Do you got some weed or some shit?”

This isn’t an exaggeration.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I also hate it when I’ve had to ask “What?” when someone is mumbling, then they gripe at me, “Are you deaf or something?” Actually, yes. I’ve been mostly deaf in my left ear since I was 13. Asswipe.

CaptainHarley's avatar

I hate “fillers.” Using words like “and everything” at the end of statements is a moronic attempt to substitute verbage for thought! Grrrr!

Berserker's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Ha, yeah. I’d love to see some of those people complain about the rent or street gangs if they had to live in the Warsaw ghetto in WWII. Or all those fuckers who bitch and whine about all this overly dramatic bullshit while some poor bastards in other countries are being fucked up by their own military, or spend their days looking for something to eat in an ocean of garbage while their unborn babies are already dying of some nasty ass cancer.

Well, I can’t say I haven’t bitched about retarded shit. But when I was living with my dad, he used to put up pictures of starving kids behind barbed wire fences and stuff like that on the refrigerator, so that always slaps me back in line. GA, whether or not I understood it lol.

DominicX's avatar

@CaptainHarley

I don’t think it’s really an “attempt”. Most of so-called “fillers” are said subconsciously. I once listened to a speech given by someone who said the word “like” 163 times (I counted). As terrible as it was, it’s not as if he was saying it on purpose. I don’t think he would’ve believed me if I had told him. :\

KateTheGreat's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I totally understand what you mean! When I moved to the United States, I heard so many people complain about how bad things are! I can to America from Russia. Where I lived was absolutely horrible!

CaptainHarley's avatar

@DominicX

I agree. In Public Speaking I was taught to listen for those sorts of things when someone else was giving a speech. The one that really, REALLY got to me was “uh.” In one speech I counted 35 uhs, and it was only a 30-minute speech! SCREAM!!!!

cbloom8's avatar

“Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday….”

morphail's avatar

“What words or phrases annoy you?”

woodcutter's avatar

Most people are really bad at public speaking unless they have some training or are just natural at doing it so you can just imagine the awkward dead spots in a speech or whatever without ah’s peppered in there. I couldn’t do it without filling but then again I don’t talk much to begin with.

woodcutter's avatar

Most Ebonics, there simply is a better way. Could that be a sticker of some kind?

SpatzieLover's avatar

Retarded shudder

Bellatrix's avatar

Most of the phrases that I dislike are taken. So I will agree with some.

@SpatzieLover Retarded… so agree. I hate that’s spastic or anything like that too.
My bad… I just don’t get this one.
@Symbeline Again, so agree. ‘I’m not racist but…”, “I’m not homophobic but…” Sure you aren’t!
@CaptainHarley Everything is apparently “moving forward” in Australia too. Grrr
The incorrect use of the word biased. The journalist was bias…. (bangs head on the desk).

Hibernate's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf so addictive , so addictive .. the rush of audio meth it comes instant ^^

[ you should try listening to the song ] ^^

ucme's avatar

“Whatever”....... together with their fingers forming the letter W & a gormless Russian chess player expression. Please may I insert those offending digits deep into your nasal cavity?

chocolatechip's avatar

@Michael_Huntington “I like music except country and rap”

This annoys me because I genuinely enjoy all forms of music except country and (gangsta) rap.

Roby's avatar

I hate that….WHATEVER !!! phrase

zadeem's avatar

“Worst case scenario” or is that just an Aussie thing?

Aethelwine's avatar

It’s just the internet.

Why don’t you put a sticker on your forehead that reads “Hi, I’m an asshole. Deal with it”. Quit using the internet as an excuse.

dxs's avatar

I just thought of one!
I don’t really know why, but it annoys me when people use an adjective before a meal. Like: “A pancake breakfast” or “A turkey dinner”. It bothers me to even type it out.

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