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 Posted:   May 6, 2010 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)


P.S. "Methinks" needs to go, too.


I'd like to get rid of "Methinks" and replace it with "Youthinks".

 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2010 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I hate the new usage of the word OPTICS. For example, "The optics of that situation were terrible." Many newscasters and pundits use it to describe a situation or someone that is not telegenic.

Another one is GRANULAR, describing something that is complex or overly detailed. For example, "Did you listen to her describe every insignificant detail of her date last night? Damn, that chick got granular."

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2010 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I hate the new usage of the word OPTICS. For example, "The optics of that situation were terrible." Many newscasters and pundits use it to describe a situation or someone that is not telegenic.

Another one is GRANULAR, describing something that is complex or overly detailed. For example, "Did you listen to her describe every insignificant detail of her date last night? Damn, that chick got granular."



never heard either of those phrases ERIK.
Must be the drugs
LOL!

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2010 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)


The number one movie of *all time* being HEARTBREAK RIDGE.


Useless Fact - Heartbreak Ridge is the ONE Eastwood film I can't stand. Heartbreaking but true.


METHINKS Mr. Phelps has gone on one too many "missions'.


I think you've been listening to too many Shirley Walker faux Bond scores, which somehow influenced scores composed before hers.
.


hey, she was 'ahead of her time"
smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2010 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

"How cool is that?"

And frankly, that whole vain self-interviewing rhetorical question thing ("Do I believe it's outrageous? Yes. Do I believe it should be banned? No") is a pain.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2010 - 5:34 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"It might be the best film/TV show/book/album/performance of the year."


God forbid should a critic just come out and boldly state that something actually *is* the best...such hyperbole! Take a stand, losers! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2010 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

The phrase that really bugs my on British TV is....pan fried. Once upon a time frying food in a frying pan was looked down on, in fact there was ads on the telly telling people to throw their frying pans away & do some proper cooking. Now we have all these chefs on the TV, they've just switched the words around, & now it's the most sophisticated thing you can do! " We take this small cornfed chicken & we.....pan fry it, yes...pan fry it, aren't we cleaver"

Oh I feel so much better now.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2010 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Every year the good folks at Lake Superior State College in Michigan release a list of words and phrases to be banned.

Here is the link for this years list so far:

http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2010 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

"as a whole"

Example : "As a whole, Congress has had difficulty passing effective legislation."

Often in the context of its use, it can sound like "as a hole".

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2010 - 11:15 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Shut the front door!


Which is the polite way I guess, to tell someone to

Shut the **** up!

I heard it first on UGLY BETTY when the Gay Assistant guy said it.

Then I kept hearing it on numerous occasions and even on an Orbits commercial.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2010 - 2:49 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

"Bra/bro/brah/bruh"
"What it do"
"What it is"

All variations of these and ebonics as a whole need to disappear.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2010 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

poiticians saying an opponent's views are "out of the mainstream"
what's wrong with that?
dissent is healthy
it leads to innovation and progress
damn politicians!!!

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2010 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

"Incentivize"

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2010 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Fuzzy logic

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2010 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   AHerrera83   (Member)

"Honestly,..." or "In all honesty..." and all variations thereof.

What do you mean, everything you've said before this was a fib?

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2010 - 10:09 PM   
 By:   Ebab   (Member)

"Honestly,..." or "In all honesty..." and all variations thereof.

What do you mean, everything you've said before this was a fib?


Apart from stressing the truthfulness of a statement (which doesn’t invalidate all other statements), it can be short for something like “If you ask my honest opinion …”, indicating that something more frank and possibly controversial is following.

It’s just a way of speaking, and, like all such phrases, can be misused or overused, but I don’t really see why the expression “needs to go away”.

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2010 - 10:57 PM   
 By:   Taylor Fenno   (Member)

"footwarmer"

It's not a phrase, but it annoys me just the same.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2010 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   Cryogenix   (Member)

Bimbos who say "I, myself, personally think..."

And celebrities who think they're "all that" and try to talk as though they're intelligent and so proper by saying "she and I" or "her and I" when it was supposed to be "me and her."

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2010 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

"Easy-peezy"

Yuk!

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2011 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

"power ______"

as in

"I'm going to take a power nap."

"We're going out for a power lunch."

 
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