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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 reds1869 View Post
    I myself love discourse markers.

    Sorry, had to do it.
    But there is nothing wrong with what you just said. If you were like 85% of America and said, "Myself and a lot of others love discourse markers", then you would be proving my point.
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    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."
    I actually LOVE IT when people use nouns as verbs. Let me rephrase. I love it when people "verb" nouns in creative fashion.

    Any of you realize that "tampon" can be used as a verb? It can. You can look it up.
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Please?
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by RosieRed View Post
    Anything having to do with Twitter.

    "Tweet"
    "Tweeted"
    "Twote"

    etc.
    Amen. I despise Twitter. The entire concept is lame. I have no idea why it's taking off.

    A few others:

    "The exception that proves the rule". This is just dumb. Exceptions do not prove rules, they disprove them. This phrase is complete nonsense.

    Often uttered by sportscasters late in a season: "They're no longer rookies/freshmen at his point in the season". Yes, they are. They've never been through a pennant race, or a playoff game, or a postseason tournament. Everything is still brand new at this point, and they're just as prone to a rookie mistake.

    A good chunk of my job is spent cleaning up resumes, and I'm seeing this trend where people are using the phrase "to include" instead of the word "including". Not only is it grammatically incorrect, it's just clunky. I don't know who's teaching this, but they need to stop now.

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Over use of the term "dude". It's like the whole world is turning into Keanu Reeves.
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Wow. Just wow.
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    "step up to the plate"

    and any and all cliches...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    "And leading off Wily Taveras"
    "Last week I helped my friend stay put. It's a lot easier'n helpin' 'em move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load **** into a truck."

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by thatcoolguy_22 View Post
    "And leading off Wily Taveras"
    Oh the horror!

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    Bad dream, huh?
    She looked like a dream girl as I was drinking . . .

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    1 - At the end of the day
    2 - Fairly unique
    3 - I personally
    4 - At this moment in time
    5 - With all due respect
    6 - Absolutely
    7 - It's a nightmare
    8 - Shouldn't of
    9 - 24/7
    10 - It's not rocket science
    Oxford researchers list top 10 most annoying sayings
    "Last week I helped my friend stay put. It's a lot easier'n helpin' 'em move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load **** into a truck."

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by redsbuckeye View Post
    "I don't disagree"

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

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    the cliché giving 110%.

    It's so mind numbingly stupid - you can't possibly give more than 100%.

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Corporate America slang
    I don't know, I think there's a subtle difference between those two things. "I don't disagree" implies a but + further opinion, whereas "I agree" is a lot more conciliatory.

    This is not to say there isn't corporate speak that I find insane. Laundry list comes to mind.
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