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BS: Irritatin' phrases....

Bobert 15 Nov 05 - 08:09 PM
GUEST,marks 15 Nov 05 - 08:16 PM
Peace 15 Nov 05 - 08:16 PM
Bob the Postman 15 Nov 05 - 08:21 PM
curmudgeon 15 Nov 05 - 08:56 PM
Bill Hahn//\\ 15 Nov 05 - 09:00 PM
moongoddess 15 Nov 05 - 09:16 PM
GUEST,Bardford 15 Nov 05 - 09:44 PM
Cluin 15 Nov 05 - 09:48 PM
Peace 15 Nov 05 - 09:53 PM
Bobert 15 Nov 05 - 09:53 PM
bobad 15 Nov 05 - 10:13 PM
Bill D 15 Nov 05 - 10:17 PM
GUEST,Martin Gibson 15 Nov 05 - 10:22 PM
number 6 15 Nov 05 - 10:37 PM
Peace 15 Nov 05 - 11:28 PM
Peace 15 Nov 05 - 11:41 PM
GUEST 15 Nov 05 - 11:59 PM
Little Hawk 16 Nov 05 - 12:03 AM
Peace 16 Nov 05 - 12:06 AM
number 6 16 Nov 05 - 12:27 AM
GUEST 16 Nov 05 - 12:36 AM
number 6 16 Nov 05 - 12:40 AM
Peace 16 Nov 05 - 12:42 AM
Big Al Whittle 16 Nov 05 - 02:25 AM
MBSLynne 16 Nov 05 - 02:41 AM
Strollin' Johnny 16 Nov 05 - 04:32 AM
GUEST 16 Nov 05 - 04:34 AM
Liz the Squeak 16 Nov 05 - 04:50 AM
GUEST,BazT 16 Nov 05 - 06:29 AM
Morticia 16 Nov 05 - 07:05 AM
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Strollin' Johnny 16 Nov 05 - 07:46 AM
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Mooh 16 Nov 05 - 08:13 AM
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Subject: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Bobert
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 08:09 PM

Okay, I gotta admit that I'z had a purdy couplet ough days but on a long drive home today from North Carolina I was thinkin' about this ol' boy back in Wes Ginny and seems that after anything I would say to him he's say, "Yeah, I heared that..."

"Hey, Ronnie, I heard that it's gonna rain later tonight..."

"I heared that..."

"Hey, Ronnie, Ford truck rule..."

"I heared that..."

"Hey, Ronnie, I heard yer old lady is messin; with ol' Walkin' Wille.."

"I heared that..."

Yeah, another one that I'm startin' to hear that is really gettin' on my nerves is "Get her done.." Still not sure what that mean but I know it has soemthin' to do wit Larry the Cable Guy...

So what's phrases are buggin' you???

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: GUEST,marks
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 08:16 PM

Aint no big thang
200 years from now nobody will care
Works for me
Yeah boy
Close enough for folk (guitar tuning)


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Peace
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 08:16 PM

Think outside the box

Abuse (when the individual means torture; new usage by the US Government)


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 08:21 PM

Everyone in the UK should start saying "awesome" instead of "brilliant" and everyone in North America should start saying "brilliant" instead of "awesome".


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: curmudgeon
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 08:56 PM

Thanks for thie suggestion, BtP. We have already learned about "average" from Leadfingers just last month _ Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Bill Hahn//\\
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 09:00 PM

Have a Good Day!    Peter Ustinov had a great retort---I have other plans

Bill Hahn


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: moongoddess
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 09:16 PM

How about "You know what I'm sayin'?" Well, yes I do. Otherwise I would ask a question to clarify.

Di


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: GUEST,Bardford
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 09:44 PM

Clearly, at the end of the day, we look forward to moving forward, with firm resolve, anytime soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Cluin
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 09:48 PM

"Vote of non-confidence" irritates me right now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Peace
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 09:53 PM

at this point in time

Just fuckin' say, "Now!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Bobert
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 09:53 PM

Yeah, how can ya' vote *for* "non-confidence"???

Good one...


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: bobad
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 10:13 PM

excetera (I know it's a word and not a phrase) but it really bugs me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 10:17 PM

like, no one has suggested, 'like'...


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From: GUEST,Martin Gibson
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 10:22 PM

Most of the [bleep] (for antisocial behavior)poor nigga style grammar bobert uses.


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: number 6
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 10:37 PM

Politicans who say ...
"I take full reponsibility"

The phrase ...."who said life is fair"

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Peace
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 11:28 PM

empowered


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From: Peace
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 11:41 PM

celebrate the differences


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 11:59 PM

"Fuck you" has always been a little disturbing ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:03 AM

At this point in time I would like to register a vote of non-confidence on behalf of those who, like, cannot think outside the box and celebrate the differences in, like, life. Who said life is fair? We could all become more empowered, etc, you know what I'm sayin'?....if we, like, could see clearly, at the end of the day and then all pull together and move forward, with firm resolve! Works for me. Anything else is tantamount to abuse.


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Peace
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:06 AM

"Fuck you" has always been a little disturbing ..."

Depends on the punctuation. "Fuck, you?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: number 6
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:27 AM

Hmmmm .... good point Peace.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:36 AM

Punctuation is important, yes. The phrase I had in mind, however, was without commas, and with emphasis, as in "Fuck you," and its corollary, "No, fuck you."


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: number 6
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:40 AM

to which a quick retort of Touche ... ends it all.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Peace
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:42 AM

Gotcha.


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 02:25 AM

disposable income - I always dispose of it, and a bit more

EQ - when they mean treble and bass

put together an attractive for you - meaning watch out! count your fingers after we've shaken hands on the deal

multi functional - every knob on this machine does several things, depends if its in a certain frame of mind - so once again watch out!

let's raise our awareness - you are stupid, you should have noticed....

gentle comedy - totally unfunny

ground breaking comedy - you're probably too stupid to get it

off the wall comedy - totally unfunny, the bosses son wrote it


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: MBSLynne
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 02:41 AM

I agree with you about "At this point in time" Bruce.

I also become almost apoplectic when I hear someone reporting conversation saying "And he was like, and she was like" instead of "He said, she said"

"Let's take it on board."

Another thing that annoys me to the point of actually correcting people (very dangerous thing to do!) though it's not a phrase, is people missing the letter 'T' out of the middle of words, as in "Compu'er", par'y". And in the same vein, the number of people who can't pronounce 'th'. Both these two are fine in the context of a proper regional accent, as in the south east of England, but it has now spread to the whole of the country.

Love Lynne


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From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 04:32 AM

It's the effect of the haunted goldfish-bowl that dominates so much of our lives nowadays Lynne - too much East Enders et al.


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 04:34 AM

Innit.


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From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 04:50 AM

How you doing? That really gets up my nose.... although I notice a disturbing tendency to use it myself. What does it mean? How you doing? How you doing what? It's just plain laziness missing out the 'are'.

Although when Matt le Blanc says it as Joey from 'Friends', it means something completely different!

Oh, and people who say 'you know what I mean?' after every sentence.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: GUEST,BazT
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 06:29 AM

This one doesn't so much annoy me as confuse me....perhaps an American can explain it for me?...

In the UK, when we don't care about something we say "I couldn't care less" i.e.

Work Colleauge: "Hey Baz, David Beckham has had an affair with his mother's dentist's housemaid's sister and they've been sending each other dirty text messages! What do you think of that then!"

Me: "I couldn't care less"

Whereas in America (and please bear in mind that the only Americans I hear speak are on TV) people say "I COULD care less". But, if you COULD care less, it means that you do care a bit. Doesn't it? But if you COULDN'T care less, then you really DON'T CARE. The most recent example of this was on some cop show (maybe CSI).

Desk Sergent: "Hey, the DI says that you'd better get some evidence together pronto or he'll have your ass!" (I paraphase of course. You can see now why I never became a professional scriptwriter.)

Hero: "I could care less"

Please cold someone explain this?

Thanks,

Baz (Pedant)


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Morticia
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 07:05 AM

my pet hate which almost certainly hasn't reached the States yet, and I hope doesn't, is ' I'm not being funny but.......' well,they are usually right inasmuch as they aren't funny at all.


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From: MBSLynne
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 07:12 AM

Oh Morti, I have a friend who ALWAYS says that when she's about to say something unpleasant about someone. Drives me mad!

Baz..perhaps it's meant as kind of irony? Like the phrase "Like I care?"

I also hate cliches that get used to death, like "Go on, make my day"

Hehe! Just thought...the same friend I mentioned above says something else that annoys me. When she's talking about someone getting cross about something she says "He went mad!" I always imagine the individual foaming at the mouth and being carted offf in a straight jacket!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 07:46 AM

"Oh my God!". The most over-used expression of surprise, particularly by people who seem to have no God at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 07:48 AM

"Cheer up it might never happen." Shouted from scaffolding by a primate.


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Mooh
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 08:13 AM

Yous guys. (Refer to the "plural of you" thread for more.) Mooh


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From: GUEST,Redhorse at work
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 08:29 AM

"I'm not being funny, but..." is just another case of "I'm not racist, but...", "I've got nothing against Jews but.........", "I'm not narrow-minded but....." etc. etc. which always identify a racist, anti-semite, puritan etc.etc.

My pet hate is "The fact of the matter is....", which normally precedes an opinion, usually with no visible means of support.

nick


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: GUEST,catsPHiddle@work
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 08:32 AM

I hear "lets touch base" far too many times at work adn it really irritates me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: GLoux
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 09:14 AM

I hate to tell you...

Okay, then don't...

-Greg


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Pseudolus
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 09:26 AM

I think the "I could care less" is a sarcastic version of "I couldn't care less" like Lynne said, however it has taken on a life of it's own and lots of folks who use the phrase aren't being sarcastic at all, they are just using the phrase incorrectly...just lazy I think...but then again, I couldn't care less!

Frank


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From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 09:34 AM

Sports figures who say "Irregardless" and "110%". AAAARGHHHHHH!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Amos
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 09:58 AM

American slang often evolves into contradictory phases where words become their own opposites. A simple example is "bad", often used now to mean "very interesting or desireable or valuable" by youngstahs.

It's the bomb, man.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: GUEST,BazT
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 09:59 AM

Poor use of language on TV annoys me, but can also be amusing. One phone-in show host made me laugh AND cry when he said "Lots of callers for today's show.....the phones are literally melting here!"

I bet they weren't.

Baz.


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 10:19 AM

and here's one missing phrase that has been bothering me for several years. The phrase "you're welcome" seems to have almost dropped out of existence. This particularly noticeable in TV and radio when moderators thank guests for their appearance or contribution.

"Thank you for that report, John."

"Thank you." ??? for what?....for thanking me?

VERY occasionally someone will say "thank you for having me.", but "you're welcome" is becoming rare. Why?


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: kendall
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 10:35 AM

Pushing the envelope
State of the art
Get a handle on it
The cutting edge.
Particuly instead of particularly
Weathermen who say "Precip"
EXpecially
Eggzit instead of Exit.
And the one that really sets me off IRREGARDLESS.


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: GUEST,BazT
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 10:54 AM

Now there's a good one - "Pushing the envelope". I think that it means "Go the extra mile", but whereas the latter makes sense (to me at least) as an expression, I'd love to know the origin of "pushing the envelope" I always imagine someone pushing an envelope across a desk, but that can't be right - does it mean "try and put more stuff in the envelope"?

Confused and ready for bathtime, Lancs.


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From: jonm
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 11:03 AM

We need to take a helicopter view of management jargon...


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From: Alice
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 11:04 AM

Stay the course!

Or, as W would say, "We're gonna stay the course".

War on terror (instead of terrorism)


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 11:27 AM

Impacting and other nouns turned into verbs.


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From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:17 PM

in my humble opinion - rarely actually humble
with all due respect - usually prefaces an insult
as it were
if you will

"the edge" seems to be the with-it metaphor now. Every pop band was on the cutting edge last year. Now they are all edgy.

BazT, I think "pushing the envelope" comes from math and engineering. I remember graphs with a curving line, below which a material would be stable, and beyond which it might fail. The safe "area" (i.e., safe combinations of parameters) was said to be inside the envelope. Thus, pushing the envelope would mean going into risky territory.

Also, regular Americans have stopped saying "I could care less." That was a fad, and its day is over.


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Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
From: Morticia
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 12:19 PM

'Well' as used for very.......e.g well good, well hard......seems to be an afflication of british youf at the moment......


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