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    Things people say that irritate you

    What are things people say that rub you the wrong way when you hear them? It could be wrong grammar or a saying that you're sick of hearing, etc.

    1. Nouns are not verbs. It drives me nuts when people use them as verbs. One recent one is a radio commercial about wearing pink for breast cancer awareness and they're saying "Who do you pink for?" Every time I hear it I want to scream at the radio, "Pink is not a verb!"

    2. Any saying that becomes trendy, no matter where it came from. If it's something from a popular tv show or wherever it came from, the minute it becomes the in thing to say that's when I not only won't say it but I get irritated when I hear other people saying it. A lot of things that became popular because Seinfeld come to mind.

    3. All kind of things sports announcers say. "He would not be denied!" "I don't know how they scored all those runs when they haven't had any hits with runners in scoring position."
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    The word "robust" needs to be go back into hiding.

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    "It is what it is."
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    "It is what it is."
    Beat me to it. Allow me to second the nomination.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    1. Nouns are not verbs. It drives me nuts when people use them as verbs. One recent one is a radio commercial about wearing pink for breast cancer awareness and they're saying "Who do you pink for?" Every time I hear it I want to scream at the radio, "Pink is not a verb!"
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    "Grow" used as a transitive verb. "Grow the economy." "We need to grow our business."
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    "I don't disagree"

    So what, you agree? Just say what you mean already. Those are weasel words.

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    "Grow" used as a transitive verb. "Grow the economy." "We need to grow our business."
    ARRRRGH!!! I thought I was the only one who hated this!
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    "It is what it is."

    Drives me crazy. Always has.
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Drives me crazy. Always has.


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    "Put your pants back on."
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    The one that drives me up the wall is when people incorrectly use 'literally'.

    Also, many people overuse 'definitely'. When that happens, 'definitely' becomes 'probably'; 'probably' becomes 'maybe'; 'maybe' becomes 'probably not'; 'probably not' becomes 'almost definitely not'; and so on.

    One thing I'm noticing recently is that people are misusing the word 'racism'. I think it ultimately ends in more people being offended by things that don't need to be considered offensive.

    I hate it when people intentionally mess up a word to be humorous (i.e. strategerie) because idiots hear it and think they're correct in using it non-humorous situations.

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    The one that drives me up the wall is when people incorrectly use 'literally'.
    This one is incredibly overused (and wrongly used) by new reporters.

    I remember during hurricane Katrina, the idiot standing in the wind said "New Orleans is LITERALLY a ghost town"

    So, what there's ghosts flying all over downtown and scaring people? No one knows what "literal" means anymore.

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by jhiller21 View Post
    This one is incredibly overused (and wrongly used) by new reporters.

    I remember during hurricane Katrina, the idiot standing in the wind said "New Orleans is LITERALLY a ghost town"

    So, what there's ghosts flying all over downtown and scaring people? No one knows what "literal" means anymore.
    That meaning of the word "literally" is now an accepted form as far as Merriam Webster is concerned.

    So it is in-bounds for the "new reporters" you speak of to use it in that way. (I would argue that as long as the audience knows you don't truly mean it to be actually true, you are ok) i.e. not a person in the world thought the reporter really meant there were ghosts flying around.
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    So it is in-bounds for the "new reporters" you speak of
    Thanks for pointing out that I missed that "s" on "news". It makes me feel better that there are people online making sure we don't miss a key when typing

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    That meaning of the word "literally" is now an accepted form as far as Merriam Webster is concerned.

    So it is in-bounds for the "new reporters" you speak of to use it in that way. (I would argue that as long as the audience knows you don't truly mean it to be actually true, you are ok) i.e. not a person in the world thought the reporter really meant there were ghosts flying around.
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