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mumof2
28-01-2009, 11:00 PM
errrrgh,I just heard a guy on a toothpaste ad (of all things) say it.

I *really* hate that phrase....to me it just sounds so patronising. :nono:

mumof2
28-01-2009, 11:10 PM
oooo, apologies if anyone here uses that phrase - it's just one I personally don't like :sorry:

wdwgrandma
29-01-2009, 12:00 AM
There's a sign hanging somewhere in our building that says "It isn't rocket surgery".

Claire
29-01-2009, 10:49 AM
I know what you mean! My most hated on is "touch base"! ARGH!

Britchick
29-01-2009, 12:24 PM
running away now :sorry:

MystikPiglit
29-01-2009, 12:30 PM
errrrgh,I just heard a guy on a toothpaste ad (of all things) say it.

I *really* hate that phrase....to me it just sounds so patronising. :nono:

I wonder if rocket scientists say it? :D

luvthemansion
29-01-2009, 12:31 PM
i hate people saying "24/7"

Britchick
29-01-2009, 12:41 PM
i hate people saying "24/7"

:sorry:

lisaw
29-01-2009, 12:47 PM
:sorry:

:lol:

mumof2
29-01-2009, 01:10 PM
BRITCHICK!! Noooooooo.....you don't use *all* of those awful phrases do you?! :lol:

mumof2
29-01-2009, 01:10 PM
I wonder if rocket scientists say it? :D


:lol:

Claire
29-01-2009, 01:15 PM
:sorry:

Hey, don't worry. At least it show's you're thinking 'outside the box'!

mumof2
29-01-2009, 01:18 PM
Hey, don't worry. At least it show's you're thinking 'outside the box'!


arrrrrgh! :lol:

Johnie
29-01-2009, 02:54 PM
I do say that every now and again.

I hate the phrase "it is what it is"

mumof2
29-01-2009, 04:04 PM
I do say that every now and again.


oops! :sorry:

Johnie
29-01-2009, 04:10 PM
:tongue: no offense taken. I usually mumble it to myself after someone has done something silly. I don't usually say it to people.

mumof2
29-01-2009, 04:13 PM
there's this one.....

"you get what you pay for"

except I always get it the wrong way round.....

"you pay for what you get"

doh!

Ursula
29-01-2009, 05:39 PM
run that by me again....

Beccaberry
29-01-2009, 06:02 PM
LOL, I am the *queen* of "It is what it is" LOL!!

mumof2
29-01-2009, 06:03 PM
run that by me again....

i was just about to.....then i realised :lol:

Britchick
29-01-2009, 06:09 PM
Hey, don't worry. At least it show's you're thinking 'outside the box'!

oh **** don't love you lot no more

josh.p.
29-01-2009, 06:38 PM
my least favourite phrase is 'I could care less'

It should be I could NOT care less!!! if you COULD care less, then it means you must care- thus defeating the point the the phrase!! It really 'gets my goat' :taunt:

Johnie
29-01-2009, 07:23 PM
And where does the phrase "it really gets my goat" come from? Really? Do you even have a goat to get got? :tongue:

mumof2
29-01-2009, 08:02 PM
hee hee - this thread has 'opened a whole new can of worms' :lol:

Britchick
29-01-2009, 08:04 PM
hee hee - this thread has 'opened a whole new can of worms' :lol:

'you can really go off someone' :taunt:

mumof2
29-01-2009, 08:11 PM
'you can really go off someone' :taunt:


:lol:

josh.p.
29-01-2009, 08:48 PM
this thread is 'as worthless as a chocolate fireguard' (sorry, running out of ways to fit phrases into posts now LOL)

mumof2
29-01-2009, 09:04 PM
haven't heard that one before josh - did you make it up?

Britchick
29-01-2009, 09:15 PM
no i've said 'it's as much use as a chocolate fireguard' before

mumof2
29-01-2009, 09:19 PM
no i've said 'it's as much use as a chocolate fireguard' before


i like it! it made me laugh........and rembember, when you laugh the world laughs with you! :point:

Britchick
29-01-2009, 09:25 PM
i like it! it made me laugh........and rembember, when you laugh the world laughs with you! :point:

well maybe in your world :insane: :ROFL:

mumof2
29-01-2009, 09:29 PM
well maybe in your world :insane: :ROFL:

thanks 'friend'

Britchick
29-01-2009, 09:35 PM
thanks 'friend'

*sniffs* :sorry:

mumof2
29-01-2009, 09:38 PM
*sniffs* :sorry:

:biggrin: i can't think of one that fits in here!

Britchick
29-01-2009, 09:57 PM
:biggrin: i can't think of one that fits in here!

better the devil you know?

josh.p.
29-01-2009, 11:12 PM
ahahah, I knew I hadn't typed the fireguard one properly!

Tink
29-01-2009, 11:41 PM
I cringe when people do the "quotes" motion in the air... :rolleyes:

I have a tendency to say, "Explain it to me. Reallllll slow now. Just like I'm a four year old." If I'm feeling a little charitable, I'll increase the age to a six year old. :sorry:

My "new" saying is now, "Listen to me. Are you listening to me?" :D :D :D (Hush now Becca! I LOVE that saying)! :D :D

Beccaberry
30-01-2009, 01:41 AM
:laugh: :laugh: I'm not saying a word.... :laugh: :laugh:

mumof2
30-01-2009, 09:01 AM
.....and rembember, when you laugh the world laughs with you! :point:

hang on - did i get that wrong too? :unsure:

i think it could be 'smile and the world smiles with you' - see, i can't even say the phrases correctly!

mumof2
30-01-2009, 09:04 AM
I cringe when people do the "quotes" motion in the air... :rolleyes:

oooo yeah, that's another thing


"Listen to me. Are you listening to me?"

I say that to the boys every day Tink, it makes no difference - they still don't listen!!

josh.p.
30-01-2009, 12:04 PM
Laugh and the world laughs with you..... fart and your on your own.

mumof2
30-01-2009, 12:07 PM
Laugh and the world laughs with you..... fart and your on your own.


:point: :slap:

Beccaberry
30-01-2009, 02:34 PM
I thought about this thread this morning...I was rushing out the door and my car was covered with ice and I was, of course, late...

I called back to Jon over my shoulder, "Dammit. I can't win for losing."

He replied, "Um. Is that a Texas thing? I've never heard that in my life."

I said I didn't think so, but then he asked me what it meant and I had NO IDEA.

mumof2
30-01-2009, 02:37 PM
I thought about this thread this morning...I was rushing out the door and my car was covered with ice and I was, of course, late...

I called back to Jon over my shoulder, "Dammit. I can't win for losing."

He replied, "Um. Is that a Texas thing? I've never heard that in my life."

I said I didn't think so, but then he asked me what it meant and I had NO IDEA.


a ha! perhaps you made that one up yourself then - a Beccaberry special :D

funnily, i woke up this morning and thought of this thread as well!

mumof2
30-01-2009, 02:40 PM
i just thought of a couple of things i say....

"I can't see for looking" when I'm trying to find something

"oh i'm talking to myself again, I may as well - it's the only time I get any sense" when it becomes obvious that I'm talking and they're not listening!

Skywatcher
30-01-2009, 03:10 PM
For some reason the phrase 24/7 drives me :mental:

Johnie
30-01-2009, 06:00 PM
I thought about this thread this morning...I was rushing out the door and my car was covered with ice and I was, of course, late...

I called back to Jon over my shoulder, "Dammit. I can't win for losing."

He replied, "Um. Is that a Texas thing? I've never heard that in my life."

I said I didn't think so, but then he asked me what it meant and I had NO IDEA.

No it's not a Texas thing. It may be a southern thing cause I say it too. It's like the saying "if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all"

Dawn
30-01-2009, 06:48 PM
My father in law constantly uses "well at the end of the day..." :furious:

mumof2
30-01-2009, 06:49 PM
My father in law constantly uses "well at the end of the day..." :furious:


:sorry:

Britchick
30-01-2009, 07:22 PM
i must be very very annoying that's all i can say!!!

don't even say a word you lot :slap:

mumof2
30-01-2009, 07:31 PM
i must be very very annoying that's all i can say!!!

don't even say a word you lot :slap:


:D course you're not.......:unsure:

Claire
30-01-2009, 08:00 PM
:whistle:

Britchick
30-01-2009, 08:05 PM
:telltink:

Disneybumble
30-01-2009, 08:25 PM
If the cap fits........................ I hate that one and l really don't suit a hat

mumof2
31-01-2009, 10:59 AM
:telltink:

nooooo, didn't mean it - honest :sorry:

MystikPiglit
31-01-2009, 02:52 PM
One of my personal favourites.....not :thumbsdown:-

"Contemporary open-plan living space"


DH loathes - "To die for"

wdwgrandma
31-01-2009, 03:31 PM
One that bugs me is "foot stomp". I don't know HOW many meetings I've gone to and they use that phrase to emphasis a point. "Let me foot stomp here about the importance..."

Another work related one is "to piggy back on so-and-so's point". The person saying this is usually just repeating what the first person said, not adding anything of substance.

We hear the word "paradigm" in almost every briefing - even when it doesn't fit in!!! Everything is a paradigm!

One thing that bugs me is when I hear people say "ax" instead of "ask" or "warsh" instead of "wash" - no "R" in that word, folks! But I grew up hearing it used frequently in Indiana.

And one that drives John wild (and it bugs me too) are folks that say "jewl-er-ee" instead of "jewl-ry". Now, I believe the folks from the UK spell, and pronounce, this word differently. But most of the folks I hear mispronouncing it on TV are NOT from the UK!

wdwgrandma
31-01-2009, 03:32 PM
I called back to Jon over my shoulder, "Dammit. I can't win for losing."
He replied, "Um. Is that a Texas thing? I've never heard that in my life."


I grew up in Indiana hearing that phrase! And I admit to using it occasionally...

josh.p.
31-01-2009, 06:24 PM
Some woman on the phone said "It's much of a muchness really" to me in work today!! Arghhh

foreverducky
31-01-2009, 06:46 PM
Donna, my mother does the whole 'warsh' thing too and she's from Indiana. She will even add an R to Washington. No joke. It drives me crazy.

I don't care for 24/7.

However, as you can see from my signature....like the box one. :D

mumof2
31-01-2009, 09:41 PM
some of the young ones these days have a new word instead of ask or asked it seems to be arkst......:unsure:


and my inlaws say arst grrrr....shhhh, don't tell DH i said that!

PsychoAlice
31-01-2009, 11:00 PM
Thats right up there with "Lemme Axe you somethin"

Oh dear god every time I hear that I want to run out and buy that person a dictionary!

mumof2
31-01-2009, 11:03 PM
Thats right up there with "Lemme Axe you somethin"

Oh dear god every time I hear that I want to run out and buy that person a dictionary!


lemme axe! :nono:

PsychoAlice
31-01-2009, 11:06 PM
Ill gladly axe anyone when they say that

mumof2
31-01-2009, 11:09 PM
Ill gladly axe anyone when they say that


that i can imagine Sarah! :yes:

Tink
01-02-2009, 12:39 AM
I've said, that too... can't win for losing, I mean. :yes:

I reallyreallyreallyreallyreally don't like it when folks say, "irregardless" instead of regardless. :sigh:

Beccaberry
01-02-2009, 12:43 AM
That is because IRregardless is NOT a word!! OMG!! I truly, truly dislike that.

Jon and I's new favorite is "triangle of expectation" :wink: We have learned that you can apply it to just about every situation in the world :D

A lady at work yesterday said, "Oh well, doesn't really matter...it's six of one, half a dozen of the other..."

Of course she was talking about whether or not she was going to spend her next few hours watching her son play soccer or sitting at a bar...so I *really* think it was a poor choice. :rolleyes: