My pet peeve is "Don't get me wrong I like [insert figure skater] but ........"
I was part of a review team that included a woman who would say "With all due respect...." and then proceed to rip somebody apart. After about two days of this, another team member pointed out to her that she was showing no respect to anybody; she was just being rude and insulting. Everybody on the team applauded.
When I'm old, I don't want them to say of me, "She's so charming." I want them to say, "Be careful, I think she's armed."
Fact of Life: After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says W T F
I hate when stores call themselves "shoppe" instead of "shop" ....... especially when "Ye" and "Olde" precede "Shoppe" .....
I can't stand when people use the word "hater" whenever they can. It seems like the it word nowadays. Annoys me so much!
I hate the word "bling". I am always surprised at how many home decor/wedding/lifestyle shows use that word now. When I was planning my wedding a couple years ago, I had a florist who, on a nearly daily basis, would ask if she could "bling out my flowers".
I'm also not a fan of the phrase "I miss your face". I get what people mean when they say it, but it's still an odd thing to say.
Other annoying expressions: when people refer to someone's skating as being like butter, especially when it's spelled "like buttah". And anyway, butter is sort of oily so I wouldn't apply it to skating to begin with.
"The fact of the matter" is hideous. Also it usually prefaces something that is not actually a fact. But even if it does, just write "as a matter of fact", or "the fact is", or "the truth is", or even "purple". Anything but "the fact of the matter".
Yes, I feel very strongly about this.
Also, now everything must "pop"...drives me crazy
And everyone has to have a "bucket list"
Peace & Love, Gypsy
Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.
When people abbreviate already short words unnecessarily. Like "w/" for "with" for example.
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
Oh, I remembered another one: on trend. It's not so much on FSU, but I also read design and fashion blogs, and you see it all the time. WTF does it mean? Why can't they just say something is trendy?
People who use the phrase "I'm not a racist, but" usually proceed to say something that is, in fact, racist.
And I harbour an irrational(?) hatred towards the term "shabby chic". A lot of the home decor elements I like could probably be classified as "shabby chic", but I refuse to use those words to describe my preferences.
I don't mind most of the things mentioned here, but I really don't like it when someone tells someone to "get a life". How much more insulting can you get than to imply that someone doesn't have a life?
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I hate the phrase "it's not personal, it's business." It's very personal to the person who got fired. And thank the dieties that the word "leverage" is no longer in fashion. Also, our COO regularly says "irregardless." Makes me cringe.
I don't like "ice is slippery". Pretty sure it's slippery for everyone!
I hate when any sort of critique or criticism is met with "you're just jealous".
PS Allezfred I made sure to spell out "with" just for you
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." -- Samuel Beckett
I hate text speak. And I hate it when they say something is gonna "drop" when it will be new in theaters or a new song or something.