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#641551 - Sun Jul 17 2011 10:34 AM Re: Phrases I would like banned
Tizzabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tizzabelle
Snowman, I've seen food critics talk of a recipe that was on a journey.


It's just occurred to me that if a dish is "on a journey" then perhaps the critics were saying it's fit to be airline food wink
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#642079 - Wed Jul 20 2011 10:57 AM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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"Exactly the same". What's wrong with just "the same"? That's a pet peeve of my father and he passed that one down to me. laugh
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#642099 - Wed Jul 20 2011 12:55 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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It drives me nuts when people use the word literally incorrectly. If they say "I literally died", then I expect them to be in a crumple at my feet. On the news last night the newscaster said, "It was literally hell on earth". Well, no, it wasn't. Throw in "ironical" and I start breaking out in hives. Literally (ha).
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#642100 - Wed Jul 20 2011 01:39 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
Tizzabelle Offline
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Has anyone else noticed the relatively new habit of people ending a sentence with "so..."
"I'm going to the party so..."
"She's buying a green car so..."
"He's not wearing his identity badge so..."

So what?? End the sentence. Don't carry on as if you're about to say something else. Meanwhile I go back to my mantra of "It's a living language. It will change. It's a living language. So..." wink
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#642124 - Wed Jul 20 2011 04:58 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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It drives me nuts when people use the word literally incorrectly. If they say "I literally died", then I expect them to be in a crumple at my feet. On the news last night the newscaster said, "It was literally hell on earth". Well, no, it wasn't. Throw in "ironical" and I start breaking out in hives. Literally (ha).



Bubbles, I was going to make a post about "literally" last night but I fell asleep before I could. You literally took the words right out of my mouth (just kidding, pass the calamine lotion).
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#643414 - Tue Jul 26 2011 03:19 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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One phrase that really makes my skin crawl for some reason is 'Let's touch base later' or words to that effect.
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#643440 - Tue Jul 26 2011 08:04 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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or "let's do lunch". Sheesh, just have the guts to say "Goodbye". It's a short and simple word and usually doesn't lead to any expectations of further contact.
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#643443 - Tue Jul 26 2011 09:00 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
mehaul Offline
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If it's 'needless to say', then don't say it!

Jakeroo, does that mean we'll have dinner together instead of lunch?
'Your place or mine?'
'Never a dull moment'
'Sawbuck for your thoughts' (an old one adjusted for inflation)
'You won't believe this.' Then why tell me?
'Pardon my French.' Mais oui...not the English.
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#643448 - Tue Jul 26 2011 09:26 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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Great minds think alike.
No, great minds think like me. Joking, but the phrase really does upset me. Did DaVinci think like Freud? Are Einstein and Rutherford dopplegangers? I think not.

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#643592 - Wed Jul 27 2011 04:34 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
TabbyTom Offline
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In this week's "Private Eye" (a British satirical news magazine), there's a cartoon showing a man putting his foot violently through his television screen. In the background one woman is saying to another "I think someone said On my watch again". For my part, I can't afford to destroy TV sets, but I switched off earlier this evening when someone talked yet again about being kept in the loop.

The good news for all of us is that these verbal fashions nearly always disappear as rapidly as they arrive. The bad news that others take their place.
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#643599 - Wed Jul 27 2011 06:09 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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Mehaul: Well that wholly depends on whether it's your part of the world, or mine. In Saskatchewan (where I was born and raised), the noon-ish meal is called "dinner", not "lunch" and the evening meal is always "supper", not "dinner". "Lunch" is something you serve at things such as funeral/memorial services (diagonally cut, crusts removed sandwiches etc) or at 11 pm at wedding receptions (where you get "leftovers" plus buns, cheese and coldcut meats - which I presume is to attempt to absorb some of the alcohol ingested at the event lol)

Klinski: "I hear ya" (another one I don't like, unless you're speaking to someone on the phone or in person). I'll call your GMTA and raise you with a SMSD (small minds seldom differ) : )

Tabby Tom: I must agree with that one. Unless you're on active duty in military, police, fire or protection services, you have no business using the "not on my watch" phrase!
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#643643 - Thu Jul 28 2011 01:29 AM Re: Phrases I would like banned
mehaul Offline
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Jakeroo, so 'do lunch' has a funereal connotation? Sounds kinda like 'eating with the fishes'. If it's neutral territory, do we do both or do breakfast?
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#643778 - Thu Jul 28 2011 08:39 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
Copago Offline
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BFF

and

'freaking'

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#643787 - Thu Jul 28 2011 10:17 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
ozzz2002 Offline
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BFF? I don't know that one.

"I'm here to tell you...", and I thought you were here to wash my windows. smile
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#643796 - Thu Jul 28 2011 11:41 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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I always thought BFF was 'Best Female Friend' (correct me if I'm wrong someone smile )

And I always thought saying 'freaking heck' instead of the alternative 'f---ing heck' sounded much nicer (of course I probably wouldn't use the word 'heck' but I don't know exactly which 'naughty' words will get me in trouble here grin )
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#643812 - Fri Jul 29 2011 01:14 AM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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I always thought BFF was Best friends forever smile
I can tolerate "Heads up", but I am sure every young person used to dread "We'll see" from a parent. It usually meant "No, but I don't want to tell you "No" yet!".
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#643813 - Fri Jul 29 2011 01:19 AM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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I suppose "heck"is "hell", isn't it?
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#643821 - Fri Jul 29 2011 02:39 AM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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Originally Posted By: ren33
I suppose "heck"is "hell", isn't it?


Yup grin
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#643835 - Fri Jul 29 2011 06:05 AM Re: Phrases I would like banned
mehaul Offline
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Mouth soap all around!
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#683075 - Sun Jan 22 2012 05:04 AM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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My least favourite expression, and the one I'd like banned.."my bad"...
Your bad what ? Manners, teeth, breath ?
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#683261 - Mon Jan 23 2012 08:01 AM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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"Have a nice day." A friend of mine responds "No thank you I have other plans."

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#683262 - Mon Jan 23 2012 08:19 AM Re: Phrases I would like banned
playmate1111 Offline
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I feel the same about all the phrases and words above. The one that drives me scatty is when someone says they'll do something in "just a minute" which can mean anything from 1 hour to never - aaaaaagh!
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#683306 - Mon Jan 23 2012 03:33 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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A few months ago, someone who passes for adult told me to "Have a nice life." I thought that was a hoot because because I've never heard it said by anyone over the age of seventeen.

"Chill out" can go too please. "Take a chill pill" can definitely go!
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#683370 - Mon Jan 23 2012 05:18 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
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When I get tired of hearing "Have a nice day". I'll scowl at the speaker and say "Don't tell me what to do"!

My day improves everytime I say it.


Edited by postal315 (Mon Jan 23 2012 05:19 PM)
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#683375 - Mon Jan 23 2012 05:27 PM Re: Phrases I would like banned
george48 Offline
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You know what really grates my nerves, certain people who constantly say seriously after a question or a statement by someone,it annoys the heck out of me,seriously this,seriously that,i've tried to get them to stop by mocking them or just plain telling to stop,but it doesn't work,they just won't listen,seriously. Wait a minute,that's me....seriously.

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