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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."
    "I can make all the stadiums rock."
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    "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.

    I can go on . . .

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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!"
    Mrs. U instantly hates anyone who uses "impact" as 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

    When people call performances genius or brilliant.

    Please.

    Though it's been mentioned, people need to take out the filler adverbs like actually, and literally from everyday language.

    Drives me nuts.

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Fashizzle
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    "Sir, you're making a scene."
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    When people call performances genius or brilliant.

    Please.
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    ding ding ding! Imo, people tend to make things out to be better or worse than what it really is whatever 'it' is. Stop the hype already. Most of the time it's not THAT good or bad.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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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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    "You're under arrest."
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    Re: Things people say that irritate you

    "I Sooo agree"


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