A New List of Words and Phrases That "I" Would Love to See Eradicated

This guy has been subjected one too many times to one  of the phrases on this story.
This guy has been subjected one too many times to one of the phrases on this story.

Welcome to my aggravation.

Writer's note . . .last year, my good friend and hubber, Catgypsy, published both an interesting and hilarious hub about "phrases (she) wished would be done away with," and I loved it. Catgypsy had an ironclad point with her piece because if you stop and listen to what people say in daily life, you will find that most people are subconsciously-repeating some phrase and word that used to be "hip," in reality, the phrase is antiquated. I followed her with my own hub about things people were over-using. To honor my friend, Catgypsy, I am now presenting my second hub of the same nature, but with new, worn-out words and phrases. Thanks, Kenneth.

If you listen to people in a mall, department store, or pharmacy, you will soon realize and recognize a lot of phrases said by famous newscasters, celebrities, and singing stars. The fans of these famous people must think that if a certain phrase or word is said by these celebrities, then it must be perfect, accepted, and very cool to repeat.

This pretty blonde has the right idea of not having to listen to the over-used phrases used by some people today.
This pretty blonde has the right idea of not having to listen to the over-used phrases used by some people today.
"Stop saying LIKE!"
"Stop saying LIKE!"
"Must you ask me, 'you know' each time you make a statement?"
"Must you ask me, 'you know' each time you make a statement?"
"I have had it."
"I have had it."
"When you start making sense, then I will talk to you."
"When you start making sense, then I will talk to you."
"One more 'whatever,' and I am gone."
"One more 'whatever,' and I am gone."
"Bling? Why can't you say 'jewelry'/"
"Bling? Why can't you say 'jewelry'/"
"What do you mean 'this is how you roll?"
"What do you mean 'this is how you roll?"
"Mom! Okay. May I have that phone number. Not 'digits?"
"Mom! Okay. May I have that phone number. Not 'digits?"
"I do not know how to talk anymore."
"I do not know how to talk anymore."
"Just say 'getting drunk.' I have heard 'buzzed' so much that I want to get drunk."
"Just say 'getting drunk.' I have heard 'buzzed' so much that I want to get drunk."
"I am defeated."
"I am defeated."
"Did you skip English in school?"
"Did you skip English in school?"
"What 'new level' do you want to take this relationship?"
"What 'new level' do you want to take this relationship?"
"Make sense or  do not open your mouth to me."
"Make sense or do not open your mouth to me."

Say what you mean. Please.

I agree up to a point. Some words do make one look or feel cool. But repeating a phrase or word said by a famous person is fine, but when you pass 75 times of repeating your phrase of the month, stop it. Enough of one phrase is enough. People grow weary quickly of some phrase that at first is cute, but with over-useage, it gets sickening pretty fast. I know. I have had the displeasure of standing in line at some store and having to endure people who think that if they say certain things, "I" will instantly-assume that they are special. Wrong.

I honestly think that these people obsessed with repeating someone else's words and phrases would just find their own cute phrase to sow into society, we would not be as annoyed. It's not hard. If these people would stop and look around at the many sources of information at their disposal--the internet and public library to name two, they could be trend-setters themselves using their own "hip" phrases and create their own illusion of being coo

The following list, my friends, is simply entitled . . .

A New List of Words and Phrases That "I" Would Love to See Eradicated

  • "To a new level" -- this phrase has bee used so much that whatever was being taken to some "new level," is already there.
  • "You know?" -- people are so insecure about what they say, they just have to end statements with this short question.
  • "I know, right" -- to agree with something, then use a word of inquiry as a question is confusing as well as annoying. And notice on Twitter and Facebook how this phrase is coded: IDK.
  • "Got her digits" -- just say, "I got her phone number," and move on. Digits is not cool. Nor does using it make anyone cool.
  • "Bling" -- this word means jewelry. It has been around so long that it has wrinkles.
  • "Dude" -- this faded-phrase replaced "man," the word used in the 60's by hippies and those who graduated Woodstock. Both words when "rode into the ground," are not just annoying, but stupid.
  • "Bumping boots," "Horizontal mombo," and "Getting busy" -- are all references to having sex. And all three have been drove down my throat so much that each time someone uses them I suddenly get nauseated.
  • "Filled me in" -- whoever dubbed this phrase as suave was very wrong. I hear it, or used to hear it on television shows where the central character had to depend on his pals to educate him on what events had transpired while he was with is girlfriend in Aspen.
  • "Listen to tunes" -- is a slick way to say, "I am going to my room to listen to my music." Honestly. Which one sounds more intelligent?
  • "Watch my moves" -- an old phrase from the infancy of break-dancing. It is that old. I just threw it in here to make you laugh.
  • "So yesterday . . ." -- teens of the 90's cleverly used the word "so" as a preface to whatever slur they were hurling at another girl or guy who was cooler than they were. I think this was "so asinine."
  • "Word" -- came directly from the Hip Hop Generation. It is used to agree with someone or something being done for society.
  • "Whatever" -- is the "king of apathy." Said by lethargic teenagers who are too caught-up in nameless bands, what color their tongue will be in the morning, and sleeping until 2 p.m. When used, 'whatever' stops a parent from issuing sensible-discipline to teens who deserve it. Personally, when my grand kids were small, I respectfully asked each of them to "please" not use this word in my presence and you know what? They don't.
  • "My ride" -- meaning is simple. Car, truck, or bicycle.
  • "Hang ten" -- is a priceless-classic phrase started by pro-surfers of the late 50's and early 60's. Simply put, it means that you are skilled-enough to walk to the front of your surfboard and place all of your toes over the end. And if you think it's easy, you are wrong.
  • "Chillin'"-- has nothing to do with weather. Or tasty Mexican chili. It is a cool person's way to not say much as it will require too much effort and let you know that they are just sitting or laying around their apartment doing absolutely nothing.
  • And now the Number One annoying word . . .
  • "Like" -- I hate this word. And I am not one who harbors or generates hate for anyone or anything. But seemingly, today's young generation are prisoners of using this comparative verb "like" when telling a story of what happened to them over the weekend or explaining why a guy broke-up with this very-loose girl . . .
  • "Like, he just, you know, yeah, I know right. He, like, said, I hate your digits, and like, he got up, got in his, ride and, like, jetted. I know right. Whatever."

Now who all is with me in ridding our society of these aggravating words?

See what I mean?

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Kiss andTales 18 months ago

Great thought on this subject , Kenneth, Also please.understand many people are using hand held phone devices that tend to switch words and letters not ententional but I must say it can be annoying to readers and people who post , because it makes them look not efficient. If I look this way please consider these things .I appreciate you for hearing me out, thanks


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catgypsy 18 months ago from the South

I'm so glad you did this one...it is right on point! I agree with all of them. Great Hub my dear friend!


Lee Cloak 18 months ago

"Whatever" has to be the most annoying , great hub, very interesting, these words seem to be universally used right across the english speaking world, thanks for sharing, voted up, Lee


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bravewarrior 18 months ago from Central Florida

Like, I totally agree with you, Kenneth. Totally, ya know? Those phrases are like sooooo yesterday! :-)


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sgbrown 18 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

I know, right! This is awesome and I am going to have to share it with my peeps! I sorry, I couldn't help myself! "Whatever" irritates me to the point I almost want to slap someone. Great hub!


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serenityjmiller 18 months ago from Brookings, SD

I admit I've become guilty of a few of these... just a few... on occasion... usually in self-deprecating fashion because I'm 30 and already think it's funny to talk "like the young people do."


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kenneth avery 18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hey, serenity,

Once I started to say "like" to a person and stopped just in time. I am honest with you and all whom read this hub--I get irritated quickly as hearing the same old, same old over and over again.

I am human. Thanks and come back anytime.


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kenneth avery 18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

KissandTales,

I understand what you are saying. Sure, some may not be annoying me and others intentionally, but OMG (that's one) it does get old.

Thanks for your visit.

Your Life-long Friend,

Kenneth


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kenneth avery 18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dearest Catgypsy,

"A sincere thank you for the sweet comment. I speak for myself and the rest of HP, when I say, YOU are missed on here very much. You are so talented and writing for you comes so easy. So think about coming back. Deal?"

And kiss your little ones for me.


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kenneth avery 18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Lee Cloak,

Preach on, brother. I have to 'amen' your comment about the irritating word: whatever. I have heard 18-year-old's in Walmart say this to their parents who gave them food, shelter, clothing and money. But when the parents asked something of them . . .I can't. And my friends and I have this thing. Whatever.

Yeah, whatever.

Is this how they will comment when they do not attend college or learn a trade. Please smart alec teens like the one I am talking about, the world does not owe you a living.

Keep in touch, Lee.


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kenneth avery 18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

bravewarrior,

I gotta hand it to you. Your comment broke me up and I needed a good laugh. But I saw the truth in your words. No argument here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day.


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kenneth avery 18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

sgbrown,

Well, stranger. Where have you been? I wondered where you got off to.

And yes, 'whatever' turns me red in the face quickly.

I wonder what would happen if you and I secretly taped you walking up to a person in Walmart and asking if you could slap them because you heard 'whatever' a moment ago?

Can you imagine their reaction?

Thank you so much for your friendship and talent.


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sgbrown 18 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

Hi Kenneth! I have been trying to share my writing time with another site and my blogs. Our daughter was in a bad car accident in December and I was taking care of her and the 3 year old granddaughter for several months, of course, I wouldn't have it any other way!

As far as taping me in Wal-Mart, I can imagine my surprise when I had to pick myself up off the floor! LOL


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kenneth avery 18 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, sgbrown,

I am terribly sorry about your daughter's accident. Tell her that I am praying for her, and you, for you have had a task of caring for her and her daughter. So do not worry. Things will be okay.

Thanks for being such a great friend and writing talent.

Your Friend for Life,

ME


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vkwok 17 months ago from Hawaii

I totally see your point about all this. Thumbs up to a great hub!


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kenneth avery 17 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, vkwok,

Thanks, my good friend, for this and all of your nice comments. And I want you to have a safe and happy 4th.

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