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 Posted:   Jun 7, 2008 - 12:57 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

"____ is the new ____."

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2008 - 2:20 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Ironically, the title of this thread contains the phrasing issue that I hate the most. "These phrases need to just go away."

The most common form, being used by politicians today, is "It needs to stop." And that sounds stupid to me. "It" is a thing and does not have needs.

How about saying "It must stop" or "We need it to stop" instead?

I've even heard sentences in the form of "He needs to be fired." Or slapped or executed, that kind of thing. The speaker takes his own wishes and expresses them as the object's "need." It Is Wrong.

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2008 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"It's like comparing Apples and Oranges."

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2008 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"That's so overrated!"

"He's so overrated!"

"She's so overrated!"

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2008 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"size DOES matter"
"size matters"
or any of the myriad sniggering variatons

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2008 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

"you da man"

"____ is the man!"

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2008 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   Jon A. Bell   (Member)

"No worries" instead of "no problem."

I first heard "no worries" from an Australian back in 1998, and it took several years for it to migrate to the U.S. (like a green-lipped mussel or German carp -- it's fine in its native land, but it's an invader here.) When an Aussie says it, it's cool, but it sounds dumb (to me) when an American says a "cool catchphrase" that I first heard a decade ago.

A few others:

"It's like [blank] on acid!"

A declarative statement, then a contrasting clause, followed by, "not so much." ARRRGH!

[Oh yeah, a new one that I'm seeing all over (it's a teenager/young adult phrase popular in the online gaming community): "[insert name here] Fail" or "Epic Fail." Personally, I think it's funny because it's relatively new, but it's going to wear out its welcome soon.]

-- Jon

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2008 - 10:23 PM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

"That's so overrated!"

"He's so overrated!"

"She's so overrated!"



like totally....

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2008 - 3:53 AM   
 By:   CAT   (Member)

You need to get "on the same page."

Damn, how I hate that! I'm not a word in a book!

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2008 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

"...makes for a _____ listening experience"

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2008 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"you da man"

"____ is the man!"


HEY, I USE THAT ONE ALSO!
I am beginning to suspect a vendetta Nightmarefrown

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2008 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

The "F-bomb" particularly it's overuse. According to IMDB, the f-bomb is used 237 times in "The Departed."

And the screenwriter won an Oscar for that?

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2008 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The "F-bomb" particularly it's overuse. According to IMDB, the f-bomb is used 237 times in "The Departed."

And the screenwriter won an Oscar for that?


anf the film won a BEST PICTURE Oscar over LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE?!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2008 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)

Viva, Viagra!

Sweet!

Dawg

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2008 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

"you da man"

"____ is the man!"


HEY, I USE THAT ONE ALSO!
I am beginning to suspect a vendetta Nightmarefrown





Here's another one:

"Use the search engine dammit!"


big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2008 - 7:20 PM   
 By:   CAT   (Member)

"As If.."

"Shut Up!" (meaning: You're kidding!)

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2008 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

"...did me a solid"

"a step in the right direction"

"that'll scab up nicely"

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2008 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   Pete Apruzzese   (Member)

"[insert title of movie sequel/remake/reimagining/reboot here] is 'darker' than the first."

'Darker.' Ugh.

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2008 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

"[insert title of movie sequel/remake/reimagining/reboot here] is 'darker' than the first."

'Darker.' Ugh.



FYI, can't use "reimagining" anymore. It was blacklisted by riotengine a few posts up.

big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2008 - 8:33 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

"___ years young"

"What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas."

 
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