I hate it when someone says "'Nuff said!"

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  1. Rob

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    I much prefer "take a pill" to "get a life."

    Badams, I don't like "drop an album" either. I read somewhere that a singer dropped her album and after I realized that she did not drop it on the floor, I then thought she'd scrapped it and started over. Took me a while to realize it was available for sale.
  2. heckles

    heckles Well-Known Member

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    There was nothing wrong with it in 1986, but there was also nothing wrong with watching Growing Pains back then either.
  3. gkelly

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    I usually hear it in the context of figure skating competitions, with the meaning that the competition surface is unpredictable and therefore the results can be unpredictable.

    But it could also be applied in a broader, metaphorical sense: life is slippery and unpredictable.
  4. JAF

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    I dislike "gutted" - especially used multiple times about your disappointment about your favorite skater.
    I mean how many times can you be gutted and not succumb to the many wounds.

    Reading a PBP of a skating competition with its many "gutted" is quite bloody. :yikes: ;)
  5. Cyn

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    "It is what it is." Most annoying phrase on the planet at the moment :wall:.

    I also have a serious pet peeve when words are shortened. That aggravation started when I first heard the word "parents" reduced to " 'rents" about 20 years ago. I mean, how fcuking lazy do you have to be to go from two syllables to one? :rolleyes: :wall:.
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  6. Zemgirl

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    I despise the book equivalent: "book X releases on this and that date". What does the book release? Rainbows and sunshine? Noxious fumes? Its long-held breath? A book is released, it doesn't have agency and cannot release itself.
  7. PDilemma

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    I hate the word "hubby". Seriously hate it. I want to wretch whenever I hear it. I was once told that I would love this word once I was married. Married nearly four years now and still hate it. Someone recently referred to mine as "your hubby". I said please call him by his name.

    I also hate the extremely condescending psychobabble use of "I'm sorry you feel that way". Most of the time, the person is not sorry at all and just trying to avoid responsibility for something offensive. This one was thrown at me on FB recently when I noted that an anti-Obama meme containing the "n" word was crossing the line. No way was that poster sorry about anything.

    And, finally, this one is limited to certain church circles and my hatred is probably related to my current family situation: being told by people that they are praying for you with the caveat that they can't help at all but praying is far better than that. My family doesn't need prayers (that I doubt are being said anyway) as much as we need concrete help and support. Stop telling me you are praying and take five minutes out of your day to ask how we are instead. Right now, that is better. Or, you know, try doing both. An elderly relative who is a priest seems to manage to do both-- encouraging cards, letters, calls and prayers. All at once. Imagine that.
  8. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    I just had an irrationally strong reaction to someone sending me an email with their "deets". We're in a work setting. If they didn't have time to type out, "contact information" or "phone number' , couldn't they have just settled for "info".
  9. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think there is anything irrational about your reaction -- especially since I had never heard/read "deets" before and could only think of DEET. :lol:
  10. Simone411

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    Since I'm not familiar with the word "deets" or it's meaning, I would have e-mailed the individual back and told them to please use plain English and kindly explain the meaning of the word ... if there is such a word.
  11. OliviaPug

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    "cra cra" is another good one ... for "crazy" ... using two words and six letters for one five-letter word? And, unfortunately, for those NOT in the know, "cra cra" is also a slang word for a part of the body. Never use "cra cra"! :lol:

    O-
  12. duane

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    ...or "Some of my best friends are..."

    LOL! And I'll admit that 1986 was probably the last time I heard someone say it!
  13. Rob

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    I am tired of commemorative days, weeks, months in the US. Some of them have a basis in a cultural holiday or significant event that is of importance to a group, and some of them are useful tools in publicizing the need for medical research, charitable donations, safety, and tolerance about various issues, but WTF is "National Hate a Nugget Month," which occurs in July. I assume it is not about the Denver Nuggets and, instead, has something to do with not eating fast food? March is also peculiar with National Celery Month, National Peanut Month, and National Frozen Food Month running all at the same time.
  14. snoopy

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    Somebody at work just said "too bad, so sad". That isn't terribly cute to say when you are 8, and even less so when you are 48.
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    "Reporting out" rather than just "reporting".
  16. Garden Kitty

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    Something more annoying recent is people who answer a YES or NO question with a noun and a verb. As in, you ask if it's cold outside and the other person answers, "It is."
  18. pollyanna

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    YES!!!! I was trying to think of this one earlier. Anyone who says it to me gets the Fusar-Poli death stare.
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  19. Skittl1321

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    I don't really see a problem with that. It answers the question. They could also say "It is not."

    It makes me think of having to answer in complete sentences in school
    "Is it cold outside?" "It is cold outside."



    My peeve is when people "rant and rave" about something and all they do is rant. People don't seem to know what it means to rave.

    I also don't like when people who are old try to sound hip by picking up young slang. I can remember being so annoyed at my mother who would say things like "my bad" and it was so damn annoying. Now that I'm 'old people' (sort of) I don't try to sound like the college kids I'm surrounded by at work. I distinctly remember it not being cool when I was a kid, so I can't imagine it would be cool now.
  20. DAngel

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    Yolo :mad::mad: If I don't want to do it, I don't want to do it. I don't care that we only live once :mad:

    Aiight, because all right/alright is apparently too long :huh:

    When I use "whatever":rolleyes: it is indeed similar to an F-you... :shuffle:
  21. orbitz

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    I don't like it when people that you'll never meet again say "Take care." Do they really care that I take care of myself? Do they even care that I'm still breathing after our fleeting, superficial meeting? H*ll NO! :p
  22. duane

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    I remember many years ago, someone on this board asked about a phrase her daughter and friends said, and she asked if anyone knew what "my bag" meant. So hilarious!!
  23. suep1963

    suep1963 Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like there is a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen!
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  25. heckles

    heckles Well-Known Member

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    Right, but it sounds like a dweeb trying to be profound when the matter is mundane. Saying "I do" at one's wedding is fine because getting married is a big moment. Saying "I do" when someone asks if you eat pizza? Pretentious.
  26. CanuckSk8r

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    When someone says something then adds "but that's neither here, nor there" urks me. You obviously felt it was important enough to say, don't disqualify it by saying that. What's the point of saying so in the first place, if it's neither here nor there. UGH!
  27. Skittl1321

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    Okay, I guess it makes some sense from that perspective. I've said I do to the pizza question, but in my defense, we said "I will" at our wedding.
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  28. PDilemma

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    Actually, I've never been to a wedding where it was not "I will".

    heckles, do you take offense at all non "yes" or "no" answers? My mother-in-law asked "is it cold out there?" yesterday. I believe I said "colder than it was at our house; it's awful" (seriously--15 degrees colder a mere 20 miles away!) Was that pretentious? Just checking. Seriously, I suppose the words "it is" could be pretentious but that would depend heavily on the tone.
  29. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    Heckles is a dweeb.
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  30. heckles

    heckles Well-Known Member

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    I am. :lol:
  31. ballettmaus

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    On that note "Nice to meet you" is probably in the same realm. Especially when it happens when you're first introduced. No one knows, at this point, if the other person is nice or not and if it is actually nice to meet that person. It has happened to me a lot over the past months and as a European it makes me roll my eyes each time because it seems like such a standard phrase that you're expected to repeat back and there doesn't seem to be any meaning behind it.
  32. PDilemma

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    "How are you" can slip into that category as well. I once had a co-worker who would say "hihowareyou" to every person she passed in a hallway without ever stopping. Not a chance she had any interest in an answer.
  33. Skittl1321

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    I can't remember what book I just read, but it was about a non-native English speaker integrating into the US. One of the first things they said they found out was no on cares how you are, but everyone will ask. Answering honestly results in weird looks.
  34. Rob

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    "Surreal" is overused too.
  35. Vagabond

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    Yes. 'Nuff said. :p

    I think its use should be restricted to situations like this.
  36. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    And "eclectic" and "egregious". It's as though someone has learned a new word and is determined to get it into the conversation, whether it belongs there or not.
  37. GoldenLady

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    It irritates me when people say "not to mention", then proceed to mention exactly the thing it seemed they thought was unnecessary. Ugh!
  38. skatingfan5

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    Not to mention the goldfish: ;)
  39. Rob

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    Exactly. Not just generically weird.
  40. Jenny

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    No one knows? I do. When introduced to my nephew's new girlfriend for the first time, it was nice to meet her because I care very much about my nephew. When I shake hands with a new colleague, it's nice to meet them because we are going to be working together and getting to know them is a good start to a productive relationship. When introduced to a friend of a friend who I've heard about before, it is nice to finally meet them in person.