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05 March 2011 @ 12:51 pm
What phrase would you be happy never to hear again?
I'm feeling: curiouscurious
Molotov Coqtizeestiplika on March 5th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
"i have to put on my supervisor hat now"
What do you think we are, Monkeys on Sticks???: goatgoat on March 5th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
pet peeve. ugh, it makes me feel dirty just typing it out here.
lazyzlazyz on March 5th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
this point in time
blkblk on March 5th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
cat: zachcatya on March 5th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
*lol* "hang on"
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RKOVparadoox on March 5th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
"If it makes you happy."
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Jadiajadia on March 5th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
"...for a girl."
jordanwillow: zhang ziyi will kick your assjordanwillow on March 7th, 2011 05:06 am (UTC)
bountiful-i-licious rexgatopreto on March 5th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
the fact that
Madame Blue aka Pygment: Wolvie angrysweetmmeblue on March 5th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
"I've been meaning to tell you" or "I've been meaning to talk to you about this."

Usually stated after I've brought up the elephant in the room.

The other is, "We need to talk but now isn't a good time."
stephanie m. clarksonthespian on March 5th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
"I've just never thought about you that way."

(I know you haven't. You've probably never thought that way about 90% of your friends. I'm asking you to consider it. Generally, when you respond to me asking you out that way, it's because you consider me really unattractive, and think that you're being gentle. It's actually pretty cruel.)
T Streich: avviesweetbaboo on March 6th, 2011 06:35 am (UTC)
That sucks.

FWIW, I've thought about just about everyone I've ever met that way, so it stands to reason there would be people who just didn't. Not that I expect that this helps, but still, solidarity. Or something.
Mouseketeer Stigmatatrom on March 5th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
"No offense but...."
Medyanimedyani on March 6th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on March 5th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
We need to let you go.
D. Fennelfennel on March 5th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
"Hipster". Though I would settle for people who use it dismissively being able to tell me who hipsters are and why that's bad.
Kcatkcatalyst on March 5th, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
Did hipster used to be a good word and became bad? Or did it just take me that long to realize that it was an outgroup insult? I feel like I knew the word for a while before I encountered the "we hate hipsters" meme.

FWIW, I think hipster refers to middle class or "creative class" young(-ish) people who live in urban areas, are loosely liberal but not politically active and display consumption patterns that privilege some combination of humor, reflexivity and kitsch. I can't explain why it's bad, though.
Doug Orleansdougo on March 5th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Kcatkcatalyst on March 6th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
I'm obviously not hip enough to understand the pastiche at work on that site.
Molotov Coqtizeestiplika on March 5th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
Come over to where i live in SF and i'll show you. :)

If you haven't already heard it, remind me to tell you the story about the American Apparel "boycott."

Chipceo on March 5th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
"But DAA-AAD..."

Going to be a while for that one, methinks.
naiadnaiad on March 6th, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
Add to this, "It's not fair!"

They do outgrow it :)
Kcatkcatalyst on March 6th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, I HATE that one!
David Policardpolicar on March 5th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
"has cancer"
TWP: Realityyouvebeenpixied on March 6th, 2011 04:56 am (UTC)
The Hebrew Hammercockhammercock on March 7th, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
Amen to that.
Regytregyt on March 5th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
"I find you incredibly attractive, but..."
"Settle down"
"Trust me."
"female" rather than "woman"
*hug* and *lol*
"Shut up." (My parents seem to think that saying this to each other is cute. It isn't.)
"Why is this taking so long?" (Usually said by clients who don't understand how slow the court system is.)
Boring Nerdsignsoflife on March 6th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Ooh, ooh! "Calm yourself". (Really, this has many variants.)
Regytregyt on March 6th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
I hate that one! My mother's favorite variant is: "Are you always this sensitive?"
Boring Nerdsignsoflife on March 6th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Ha. I was just observing that "oversensitive" is a trigger word for me and I should just avoid any conversation in which it is in use.
Statistical Outlier in All  Studies: concentrating milliechaiya on March 5th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
"ABCs = Assholes, Bitches, and Cunts"

I really hate the term "cunt," and the anti-feminist issues in the phrase really get to me. I wish I'd never heard the phrase, though, because I've found myself using it. :P
Will O'the Wispwotw on March 5th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
T Streich: avviesweetbaboo on March 5th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
"I hear you".
inkedandkinkedinkedandkinked on March 6th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
"No Problem"

Instead of thank you. After all, if I thought shopping at your store would be a problem I would shop elsewhere.
born from jets!!!catness on March 6th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
I have an employee who uses "no problem" or "np" in order to deflect me directing his activities. When he uses this phrase, it connotes, "Of course I was going to do that, but you had to go and TELL me when I was already on top of it, but I'm totally okay with being told what to do. See? NO PROBLEM." Except he isn't on top of it, *or* okay with me directing his tasks. He's worked for me for 2.5 years, and only started exhibiting this in the last 4 weeks. He's about to lose a promotion over it, and that makes me sad. :/
Kcatkcatalyst on March 6th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Huh. I don't get this. It's pretty standard in other cultures and for me it feels even more polite than "you're welcome" since it's a move to minimize the thanks-receivers actions.
Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on March 6th, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
Can I.... when you mean May I...
yixyix on March 6th, 2011 06:59 am (UTC)
TMI/Too Much Information.
whynotkaywhynotkay on March 6th, 2011 07:53 am (UTC)
(These aren't phrases, but rather descriptive words being used in apartment advertisements (all of which are red flags, and all of which I see many many times daily, since these people all keep reposting constantly):

stunning view, amazing views
new and secure building
modern high rise
total luxury
fabulous amenities
Mizarchivist: Avatar- Don't fuck with memizarchivist on March 6th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
My MiL speaks in aphorisms, which will sometimes get used by spouse, esp. if they're talking to each other:

"...other than that, [nothing is going on]..."
"Don't worry, we'll figure something out."
(Great. Can we actually plan a solution?!)

not a phrase, but needless laughter at not-funny things. It's like it's a reflex or deflection. "Oh, looks like the bus is late (heh heh heh)." Guy who I see on the morning commute does this all the time. Loathe. Not the only one, but the one who does it to me most often.
Ellen: Here kitty!keyne on March 6th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
"Package received without contents".
DancingWolfGrrl: fightin'dancingwolfgrrl on March 6th, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
Leaving aside the serious ones, "do you know how fast you were going, ma'am?"

John Q. Privatemr_privacy on March 7th, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
If you've got nothing to hide
Or other things implying privacy is just for criminals like you.
(Anonymous) on March 7th, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC)
Not quite a phrase, but I'd like to see it disappear anyway --- "arguably".
sarahshevettsarahshevett on March 7th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
any form of:
"In this day and age.."
"In today's world.."
lazyzlazyz on March 7th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
It's god swill...