Can we stop throwing people under the bus as well?
"Please don't touch me there."
It is SO completely rude!
"Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women." - Nora Ephron
"What happens in XX, stays in XX"
"With that being said..."
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"Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady."--WOY
Should English then eliminate all coinages? I agree that many of these expressions really are brutally overused and underfunded, but I think some idioms and expressions are great in the right circumstance.
A whole 'nother (it's "another whole")
Misuse of "there, their, they're"
What comes around goes around
Paul Simmons and Gene Stanley
referring to Native Americans as "Indians"
automatically labeling any Asian as "Chinese"
automatically labeling any Hispanic as "Mexican"
people who think Africa is a country
Does Deion Sanders still play for the Reds?
How much does a blue seat cost at the GABP?
Do you think Pete Rose should be in the Hall Of Fame? (No, absolutely not, STOP ASKING!!!!)
Ickey Woods is the best Bengals running back of all time. (He only had one good season)
Who is James Brooks? Was he any good?
When Marty Brennaman retires, why don't you apply for his job?
People on TV referring to snow as "the white stuff."
Hearing that makes me want to drop a balloon filled to capacity with white paint on them.
When talking about a conversation, someone inevitably says, "So I go..."
"I done did"
Any automatic denial, even after having seen the offense
Can you tell I teach school?
"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
I just thought of another one: when people say "chise" instead of franchise. Seriously, that does NOT make you sound cool.
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I can't stand people saying "no homo".
What bothers me is the increasing use of the second person with an assumed universal "you". For example, someone will recount some event and they say something like, "you see it happening and you can't believe it....."
In baseball I really hate it when they use the term "base knock"...have always hated that