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Old 07-18-2010, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Phrases that need to be taken behind the barn and shot

"drinking the Kool Aid"

I want to throttle anyone who uses this phrase. The irony is that it is commonly used by people perpetuating rhetoric, as a retort to people they accuse of embracing rhetoric.
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Along with 'drinking the kool aid', 'fanboy' should forever be left out of the public lexicon. It used to mean fanatics, people that were obsessed and defined part of who they were by something. Now it's just an insult like 'noob' thrown around by idiots. It's meaningless.
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Along with 'drinking the kool aid', 'fanboy' should forever be left out of the public lexicon. It used to mean fanatics, people that were obsessed and defined part of who they were by something. Now it's just an insult like 'noob' thrown around by idiots. It's meaningless.
I find myself using "fanboy" on occasion, but try to avoid it now, for the same reasons you mention. I haven't drummed it out completely yet, though, and slip up every now and then.
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think "it's all good" was dead years ago, but some continue to say it. And think they're being

Also "noob", "my bad", "serious bling", "true dat" and use of the "blue or red states."

Can we add over used/fake or just dreck-like people? i.e. Lindsey Lohan, any Kardasian and all the American Idols past & present?

....Oops almost forgot Tori Spelling, Paris Hotel nobody, Levi (the man whore!!) and Kathy Griffith.
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Every time I hear the phrase "no worries" dropped it makes me want to beat the snot out of whomever uttered it. The same goes for "for the simple fact" - if the fact is so fucking simple then why is the phrase always followed by an explanation of it?!
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Not a phrase, but "Butthurt" needs to be cleansed from the internet.

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Old 07-18-2010, 04:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Any phrase that uses the word impact as a verb when it doesn't have to do with physical forces.

e.g.

"How does the Internet impact you?"

"I think it greatly impacts all of us."

Ouch. I hope not.
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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random, used as an adjective.
to wit: "he/she hooked up with some random guy."

the phrase "he or she was all like..." as a baroque substitute for "he or she said..."

lol. and all it's heartier derivatives. and emoticons. all of them.
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Oh, I thought of another one: "impacts."

It's irritating when people use it as a synonym to "affect/effect."

i.e. "It will be interesting to see how it impacts the children...."

Those poor children.... They never saw it coming. Now look at them...they've been crushed to death.

So the lesson is: "impact" when used as something other than literally "striking with force" should be used carefully.

"The program had an impact on the children."
"The impact of the program is evident on the children."

NOT

"The program impacted the children deeply."
"The program is impacting the children on a large scale."
"We will see how the program impacts the children."

Please... I beg of you.
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Any phrase that uses the word impact as a verb when it doesn't have to do with physical forces.

e.g.

"How does the Internet impact you?"

"I think it greatly impacts all of us."

Ouch. I hope not.
Just thought to bring about the complete circle of how much Baraka_Guru hates it when you tell him how something of literal dealings, has "impacted" your life, in the non-literal fashion. Come to remind myself of it, (and along the same means as B_G previously stating almost no-one uses the word 'ironically' in the right context anymore) I'll state that I'll be more likely than not to just excuse myself from any conversation immediately thereafter hearing the off-handed utterance (and usually wrong) of 'literally'. This word's meaning has become so bastardized from so much common overuse that no one, in any normal conditions, can use it, and not be made to look as a fool. That is, though, if anyone, anymore, nowadays, were to care, as well as know inherently, that this word should just vanish for a decades' time, be brought back via its literal definition in the almanac/dictionary/encyclopedias of records, and then I won't have to be the only person in the recognized world seen as crazy for trying to convince all others, in that the way you use literally in your day-to-day phrasings of the mundane, is rarely ever used correctly, and it shifts to the opposite scale of the meaning.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The use of "Kosher" in any way that isn't related to food.

"She found the documents, so everything is kosher."
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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hella.
I'd stay away from Northern California for say another 5 years. We're almost done with it.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I would go for phrases like "you make your own reality" or "your reality isn't my reality". Isn't it always the same one with a trillion different interpretations?
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Actually, I despise the word "actually" at the beginning of a sentence. And the fucking use of "fuck" and its fucking derivatives instead of the fucking word that actually fucking conveys the fucking meaning of what the fuck fucking people fucking really want to fucking say. Fuck me, and fuck that!
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The use of "Kosher" in any way that isn't related to food.

"She found the documents, so everything is kosher."
you could always replace it with 'halal' if you like

manic - 'no worries' is extremely popular in australian culture. i suggest you dont come down under if that phrase irks you!
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The phrase "thrown under the bus" ought to be thrown under the bus. That and "that's what she said," because what she really said is "I will not let you have intercourse with me until you demonstrate the sense of humor of someone older than junior high school."
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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"i have a headache"

no man wants to hear those dreaded words..EVER
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:38 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:39 PM   #20 (permalink)
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you could always replace it with 'halal' if you like
Like a "Halal-back girl"?

*rimshot*
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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"i have a headache"

no man wants to hear those dreaded words..EVER
Hey, it's better than "don't worry, we're just friends." And I fell for that one.

...

This thread is straight dope retarded though, yo. How are we supposed to communicate without hot-hot fad slang? Turn into our boy Host?
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:10 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Maybe it's not completely in-line with the spirit of the thread, but I want to bitch anyway:

I am constantly seeing people type 'defiantly' when they mean 'definitely.' The jury's out on whether this really irks me or not. If I'm in a suboptimal mood it might annoy me to see such language decay, but when I'm more mirthful it amuses me to picture whatever activity is described in the thread/post/email/blog as taking on a distinctly rebellious tone.

"I defiantly ate something that didn't agree with me."

"I will defiantly be there."

And so forth.

Quotes not attributed to protect the grammatically challenged.
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:31 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I hate it when people say "You're so lucky" when referring to a concious choice, like "you're so lucky you don't smoke." or "you're so lucky you're not fat." No, bullshit, luck has nothing to do with it. I choose not to smoke, and I choose to exercise.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:01 PM   #24 (permalink)
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^^ I feel the same way about "thank god" ... WTF? What does your god have to do with this?
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:06 PM   #25 (permalink)
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The use of "Kosher" in any way that isn't related to food.

"She found the documents, so everything is kosher."
OMG, so much....

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I'd stay away from Northern California for say another 5 years. We're almost done with it.
No way. It's hella on the move. I say it and I live in LA....
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:32 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:40 AM   #27 (permalink)
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"i have a headache"

no man wants to hear those dreaded words..EVER
In my house, "I have a headache" are magic words. Orgasm cures headaches, y'know.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:04 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Like a "Halal-back girl"?

*rimshot*
You're a frickin' comedian. That's my boy!

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In my house, "I have a headache" are magic words. Orgasm cures headaches, y'know.
Great. Now tell all your female friends so they stop it with the opposite, 'kay? I have yet to cure an Excedrin moment with a righteous crotch pommeling.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:41 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I'm getting a jump on this one early--"refudiate" is not a word. Except in the Tea Party Dictionary. Then everything goes, as long as Sarah said it.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:08 AM   #30 (permalink)
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"crash and burn"

I hate that phrase...maybe because of a personal annoying memory, but I hate it anyway and it should be banned for everybody since I hate it!
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:07 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Huh? No "It is what it is" yet?

Slackers.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:10 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Great. Now tell all your female friends so they stop it with the opposite, 'kay? I have yet to cure an Excedrin moment with a righteous crotch pommeling.
FWIW, the human sexuality instructor at my university hammers the orgasm-cures-headaches point home in her course, which over 600 people take every term. I can only hope it starts spreading from there.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:27 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Along with 'drinking the kool aid', 'fanboy' should forever be left out of the public lexicon. It used to mean fanatics, people that were obsessed and defined part of who they were by something. Now it's just an insult like 'noob' thrown around by idiots. It's meaningless.
Not sure what the use of fanboy can be. Maybe like instead of saying " he is a real fanatic" about something, you can say "he's a fanboy" about it? Maybe it connotes a more trivial fanaticism?

"drink the koolaide, on the other hand, I really like. Can't hear enough of it. At the end of the day it illustrates nicely how businesses often get taken in by the highly priced consulting firms and their methodologies. Something I deal with daily.

A word that litterally drives my mad when dealing with said consultants though, is the new (ish) trend that has been to take a perfectly decent verb and convert it into a noun. For example, during a project management meeting I am now hearing the phrase:

"The Ask is for blah blah blah..."

Instead of using the word request people are now taking the work ask and changing it into a noun. Now it is the ask.

Keep your ears open, you will hear it and cringe.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:35 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I'm going to disagree, Leto. "Drinking the Kool Aid" has become a knee-jerk response to anything and anyone that does not jive with the user's point of view. It's easy, empty, unfounded and lazy, a means of disregarding an opposing position out-of-hand without addressing that position. It's a tool of the ignorant and uninformed, and says more about the user's unsustainable position than those it is directed at.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:53 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:54 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Huh? No "It is what it is" yet? Slackers.
Hahaha... c'mon, now... this one never gets old.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:04 PM   #38 (permalink)
 
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:16 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Once again, the TFP is bringing my own douche baggery to light...

I use almost all of these phrases that annoy you folks often in my day to day life.

Including "hella'"...

...but that one even annoys me every time it comes out of my mouth.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:21 PM   #40 (permalink)
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"At the end of the day . . . "
Is that the only time you actually think about anything?

And I hate the use of "random" as an adjective for half the nouns in the English language.
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