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 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

There's a lot of sayings here I like and still often use so it's 'one man's meat...' Horses for courses' and all that wink

A lot of "youth speak" I hear irritates me such as 'you get me?' or 'innit?'

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 4:54 AM   
 By:   jamesdrax   (Member)

I think you mean "yoof" speak.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 4:57 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Y' get me, innit?

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 11:12 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"in terms of..."

(i'm looking at you Rachel Maddow!!!)

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2011 - 11:13 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"For all intensive purposes... " is one I hate.

intents and purposes
is the phrase
smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2011 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Get a life--- the ones who usually say this are the ones who are frustrated and don't have one.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2011 - 2:29 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Many adverts are using the word 'love' in a slightly neologistic way: "love film", "love ice cream" and so on. It's ambiguously a question and a command, with subtle associations of "you won't be cool unless you buy this". Lazy and irritating as hell. If some wannabe advertising whizz-kid came to me with an idea for using that phrase for my product I'd kick him out of the window.

I'm also sick of seeing the phrase "doctors hate her" in those nasty little ads on websites.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2011 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

"Epic". every time I read or hear about something being epic, like a sandwich, or ballad, or a speech, or a tampon ad it just drives me nuts

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2011 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Apologies if this one has been cited, but I'm not wading through 267 replies to find out:

"You didn't let me finish..." -- the classic about-face tactic used when someone discovers he's alienating his listener and wants to turn himself around.

If you can't be true to what you say you believe, "shut up".

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2011 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

"Epic". every time I read or hear about something being epic, like a sandwich, or ballad, or a speech, or a tampon ad it just drives me nuts

Seconded.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2011 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Apologies if this one has been cited, but I'm not wading through 267 replies to find out:

"You didn't let me finish..." -- the classic about-face tactic used when someone discovers he's alienating his listener and wants to turn himself around.

If you can't be true to what you say you believe, "shut up".


I don't quite understand this. Could you give an example?

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2011 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Apologies if this one has been cited, but I'm not wading through 267 replies to find out:

"You didn't let me finish..." -- the classic about-face tactic used when someone discovers he's alienating his listener and wants to turn himself around.

If you can't be true to what you say you believe, "shut up".


I don't quite understand this. Could you give an example?


An example:

Someone railing against Obama for all sorts of things, most of which are beyond his control or even connected to anything he has proposed. You interrupt the speaker with, "Wait a minute! None of that has anything to do with President Obama!"

The person draws back a second and then exclaims, "You didn't let me finish.....blah-blah-blah...", all of which is a recant on what he was just ranting about.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2011 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"Tell us how you REALLY feel" followed by self-congratulatory laughter.

This is usually uttered by a 'newesperson' intreviewing someone with strong opinions.
The interviewee says something like "I think so-and-so is the worst president this country has ever had and should be impeached!"

its really lame and long ago lost any humorous quality.
like "I'm shocked, shocked" its lost its freshness - long time!
bruce

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2011 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

"Under water" - The new phrase about mortgage holders being in too much debt - is starting to get on my nerves.

Perhaps because it smacks of them not having any control over what happened to them?

Maybe.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2011 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

When American sportscasters call the winners of various American domestic sports championships the "World Champion", as in "your World Champion St. Louis Cardinals" or the "World Champion Los Angeles Lakers".

You can't be a world champion unless you have beaten representatives from across the world, like the World Cup in soccer, or the World Athletics championships.

Being champion of the NBA makes you the best team in the United States (and a little bit of Canada), not the world.

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2011 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

When American sportscasters call the winners of various American domestic sports championships the "World Champion", as in "your World Champion St. Louis Cardinals" or the "World Champion Los Angeles Lakers".



Kinda like "Miss Universe."

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2011 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

"for real?"

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2011 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

"It was amazing!" This word drives me nuts. Over-used to the point that it doesn't mean anything anymore. If you like something, it must be amazing.

I've asked a few people, "Was it really amazing? Did it amaze you?" They didn't know how to react. I guess because they didn't think before they spoke. Either that, or I'm a jerk. Probably both.

"Eye-popping". I read that phrase on the cover of the Lost in Space (1998) VHS. It hasn't gone away. It sounds dumb, but it just hangs on. Every special effect seems to be described as 'eye-popping'. I wish they'd just look realistic again but 'eye-popping' is what the kids want so that's what we give 'em!

No more 'eye-popping'. No me gusta.

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2011 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Altamese   (Member)

"It was amazing!" This word drives me nuts. Over-used to the point that it doesn't mean anything anymore. If you like something, it must be amazing.

I've asked a few people, "Was it really amazing? Did it amaze you?" They didn't know how to react. I guess because they didn't think before they spoke. Either that, or I'm a jerk. Probably both.

"Eye-popping". I read that phrase on the cover of the Lost in Space (1998) VHS. It hasn't gone away. It sounds dumb, but it just hangs on. Every special effect seems to be described as 'eye-popping'. I wish they'd just look realistic again but 'eye-popping' is what the kids want so that's what we give 'em!

No more 'eye-popping'. No me gusta.


"And I'm jiggy with that."

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2011 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

"Tell us how you REALLY feel" followed by self-congratulatory laughter.

This is usually uttered by a 'newesperson' intreviewing someone with strong opinions.
The interviewee says something like "I think so-and-so is the worst president this country has ever had and should be impeached!"

its really lame and long ago lost any humorous quality.
like "I'm shocked, shocked" its lost its freshness - long time!
bruce


It's still funny when DeForest Kelly uses it. smile (paraphrasing for Star Trek II)

Greg Espinoza

 
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