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    What is a frequently used cliche which has become annoying to you?

    For example:  "at the end of the day"...."the bottom line"...

    +16  Views: 2820 Answers: 33 Posted: 9 years ago
    august<3hawking

    honesty, the words "i love you". sure that seems cold hearted but hear me out, people now days dont understand the true meaning and just throw the words arround so how could anyone know its true. i just hear it way too much
    Ducky

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    I understand what you mean about it being "thrown around" too easily. It often sounds insincere.
    mycatsmom

    I agree that too many people throw arouond saying, ''Love you, Love ya, love you'' to everybody , as if they're saying See Ya. ....which takes the seriousness and specailness out of the moment of someone saying to you those 3 little words.

    33 Answers (1-30 Displayed)

     I don't think people should say they could care less when they mean to say they couldn't care less.

    Ducky

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    Absolutely right..."I couldn't care less" is the correct expression. Good one!
    Bob/PKB

    YES! Exactly like you and Ducky have said. I couldn't care less means I don't care at all. THANK YOU.
    FISH-O

    I say that once in a while... it's when I would rather be sarcastic but choose to just shut up.
    I think I could in fact care less but I don't.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Well, I guess we COULD care less about some things and COULDN'T care less about other things?! lol
    facebook

    I couldn't care less! but I still love you anyway!Quack quack moochy moochy!

    " To be honest with you..."


    You mean you haven't been until just now ?

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Funny that you mention that. I had a boss once who was speaking with an employee who used that expression, and that's EXACTLY what he responded. I never forgot that.

    the term 24/7 (24 hours, seven days a week) don't know why but this irritates me, also a word used or should I say over used at work, where we never have problems but everything from broken appliances to behavioral problems is an "Issue"

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Yes as in..."I have issues with that"...also I agree with the 24/7.
    country bumpkin

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    I just used 24/7 in one of my answers. LOL
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Oh oh...you're fired!!! hahaha
    mycatsmom

    I'm tired of 24/7 too.. and I agree that behavorial problems are NOT ''issues ''
    Clonge

    Is 168/7 any better? There are 168 hours in a week, and it's even equally divisible (168/7 = 24, whereas 24/7 results in a fraction!

    110 %  Or anything over 100%.

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Right..no such thing as more than 100% in context.

    Go FRRRR It!   Makes me nuts.


    Just write "For"!  How difficult is that?

    WHATEVER!   

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Really good annoying one!
    country bumpkin

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    Oh Whatever! (*~*)
    Ducky

    Moderator
    haha
    mycatsmom

    Laff. In one of my womens' magazines, it says when a woman says '' Whatever ! '', it means '' F---- You ! '' Hahahhaha
    Bob/PKB

    That's probably real close, mycatsmom.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    A "ladylike way" to respond??? haha
    Bob/PKB

    Maybe, Ducky. I have a friend who would rather hear the other phrase. WHATEVER is such a complete dismissal; that's what makes it so effective.......and irritating. :)
    FISH-O

    It's beyond irratating. As if you are a bug or smaller than that.
    mycatsmom

    and it's the tone of voice when they say it
    Bob/PKB

    fish girl/my cats mom: how right you both are. For a simple little word, WHAT A LOT OF POWER it packs. It cuts a person down to that little bug size and the tone buries ya.

    'At the end of the day'


    'The thing about it is....' 


     


     

    Ducky

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    Hey Vinny...you're back! :)
    Vinny

    Yeah but with shifty eyes, watching my back..
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Be very careful...shhh I won't tell anyone that you're here.
    mycatsmom

    Where were you , Vinny ? We missed you :-)
    mycatsmom

    Did you get expelled, Vin ?
    lambshank

    vinny...at the end of the day.. if anyone has really pissed me off, they are told ,"sorry but the end of the day" is what I say goes (suppose Im bossy with an attitude and can't think of another phrase)and on saying that, I am insincere because at the end of the day I dont really care either.They can like, lump me or do their job
    Vinny

    Well lambshank, I don't wait 'til the end of the day, when they piss me off i tell em right then and there, 'right now is the end of your day' You don't have to lump it or like it because your day stops now.."

    or you can just say.. you know what?? I own/manage this place, I do things my way and i expect you to do things my way too, that's why i hired you, to do things my way, now, of course you have the same option I had when I started this business, you too can start your own business and do it your way.. Now, have a good day.. "

    But I run things a bit differently than you, i don't use cliches' I do my own talking in my own words.. :)
    Ducky

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    @Vinny...LIKE, hey you! I think, LIKE, you're fired!! :)

    "At this point in time" is incorrect as you can have "at this point" ( now) or "at this time" (now) but you can`t have at this point in time because that is saying "now now" which is a "no no"


    24/7 annoys me," issue " also as others mentioned. As far as "If I were you " I prefer "If I were in your situation I would blah blah"

    Ducky

    Moderator
    I prefer people NOT say either.."if I were you" nor "if I were in your situation". Why? Because you have NO IDEA what you would do in ANY situation...until you are in it! (just a little philosophizing there) :)
    PEOPLELOVER

    Nice thought Ducky but what if you have been in a similar situation?
    Or do you suggest we say "buggered if I know work it out yourself,
    don`t tell me your problems I have enough of my own"
    Ducky

    Moderator
    How about.."You might want to try..." or.. "Have you thought about..."

    Come to think about it...maybe..."buggered if I know..." lol
    michmar118

    Yes, redundant.....

    "My bad"

    country bumpkin

    Moderator
    No,Rick, it's my bad! Really, I mean it, it's MY BAD! LOL
    Ducky

    Moderator
    No Rick and country bumpkin, it's my bad, yes, MY BAD!! lol
    Bob/PKB

    My bad! MINE and mine alone!
    mycatsmom

    What does '' my bad '' mean, and how did it get started ?

    At the end of the day,

    ." if i were you ". when someone says that it implies that i have to be them..

    FISH-O

    What is that? It would never happen. Good one!
    lambshank

    daren 1 ,heaven forbid if I say that, they know Im about to do something really horrible,usually means they have way overstepped the lines of boundary with me

    Whaz up?

    mycatsmom

    or s'up ? or What up ?
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Yes..."what up" is a new variation and even worse than "what's up"!

    Duhhh! is just so rude.


    That sends me into a spin...

    Don't worry...it's all as ephemeral as a fart in the wind, annoying one moment and gone the next!

    mycatsmom

    well put, Shootah
    Bob/PKB

    You don't know my dog!

    git er dun

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Great English isn't it?
    michmar118

    Absolutely hate that one! Hear it all too much as I live in the South, USA, where I believe it originated.
    FISH-O

    I don't like this one at all. What is that? Let's be stupid and prove that we are to everyone.
    Bob/PKB

    Blue collar comedy. Larry the cable guy? I don't care for this one, either. Really reeks of low intelligence (and a guy I absolutely love uses it regularly).

    This is,like,  far out, groovy, man.  Like, everybody just saying what they feel, just telling it like it is, cuz y'know, it is what it is; like, whatever.  Y'know, this is, like,  off the radar and, at the end of the day, you gotta git er dun.  I mean, if I were you,  y'know, like, at this point in time, you just gotta go for it, like,  24/7.  The thing about it is, to be honest with you, at the end of the day, man, it's gotta be 110% or nuttin, honey. So, duh, be that as it may, oops- my bad, I mean, having said that, have a happy whatever, dude.  y'know what I mean?

    country bumpkin

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    Ha-Ha. I had the same idea but you beat me to it. Great minds must think alike. (*~*)
    Bob/PKB

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    That was supposed to be a big smiling face. It did look like boobs....mine are nicer than those, however. :D
    country bumpkin

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    Are you flashing me your boobs or are those our brains? LOL
    FISH-O

    Seriously Dudette!
    Bob/PKB

    Is the room a little smokey???

    ' ' Having said that......''    . . . . .which they learned from Simon Cowell on Amer Idol. Now, everybody has to say that.  Having said that, it is annoying.

    Colleen

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    I've used "having said that" for years. I certainly did not get it from Simon, I don't watch that show. I learned it from a teacher way back in high school. Now, having said that, everyone really should think of how the answers may affect the reader. Though I really don't mind this one, just wanted to point out how some answers can offend others. See mels comment.
    FISH-O

    One of my best friends says that. It is usually when we are discussing the science of glazes or ramp firing schedules. It is putting something aside while we begin to explore another avenue.
    Bob/PKB

    Probably more people have adopted the phrase hearing it from Cowell than in one high school teacher's class :) . Let's all remember, it is just the cliche that is annoying, not the person from whom it comes.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Bob/PKB...exactly!!!
    itsmee

    I would NEVER EVER say “having said that ...” I didn’t know it came from Simon Cowel. My husband and I punch each other in the arm when we hear it.

    It’s the worst .. right along with “My bad”

    Ducky, “my naughty” is even worse! I’ve never heard that one.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    "my naughty" came from figtree3. Please don't give me credit for that one!!! LOL

    "WHATEVER"................from it's inception.......

    I have a friend who constantly says, "Be that as it may." I just wanna smack him sometimes .... no not really, but that's what I was thinking just now!

    Bob/PKB

    That's a really snooty way of saying, "whatever".

    How did the expression,  '' my bad ''  get started ? Was it on some youthful, trendy TV show ?

    Ducky

    Moderator
    It does sound very child like, but I've even heard senior citizens using it!
    lambshank

    mycatsmom, haven't heard that one, what does it mean? ( we are a bit insulated, here in the country)
    Ducky

    Moderator
    lambshank..it's similar to saying, "my mistake".
    figtree3

    I'm in the currently in the process of having it changed to, "My Naughty."
    Thank you, can I get some support?

    I also question everyone who uses the phrase "big ass" or "bad ass" for example;
    "That's a bad ass truck!" to which I may reply, "I've never seen an Ass Truck before."
    Ducky

    Moderator
    figtree3.."my naughty"..."my no-no"..."my stupid"...hahaha

    I hate when people say it is what it is.....

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Of course it is!!!! :)
    FISH-O

    You know... what it is...:) Ducky started it!
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Did not. :)
    FISH-O

    Oh so, Did Too!
    Bob/PKB

    aka Whatever.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    You guys are like, hilarious! :)
    michmar118

    YES!! My husband uses that sometimes and it makes me want to shake him! It's an entirely annoying generic answer to something that needs a definitive answer. Ugghhh.......

    "If I don't see you, have a happy whatever." I mean, what if you  DO see me? DUHHH!  Just do me a favor and don't see me!

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Well, if I don't see you, have a Happy Thanksgiving! haha
    figtree3

    Yes that's a procrastinator over-compensating.

    how bout when people say ,  '' calm down ''  .....just because you are understandibly upset about something. Or when they say .....'' Why are you so negative ? ''  

    It's all good.


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    We couldn't have done it without you.

    country bumpkin

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    I like to hear someone tell me this as long as they mean it. (*~*)

    "You have to get a lawyer".

    mycatsmom

    haven't heard that one used in a cliche' form

    The curious thing is when we are speaking of cliches we are using them... "You just gotta laugh!".

    Ducky

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    Absolutely...it becomes part of our speech. That's my point. They even end up in the dictionary!
    FISH-O

    I know! Right!?!!

    "He / she does me head in"

    "Don't work to hard."    What does  that actually mean?  Sit around and get paid?

    FISH-O

    Umbriel you are 403 years old I am sure! ... How on the planet do you know this stuff?! :D

    "To make a long story short," which they almost never truly do.


     

    I told you so!

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