Phrases Overused

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  1. American_Choices profile image70
    American_Choicesposted 8 years ago

    Phrases Overused

    Are there phrases that you feel in your country that are overused? What phrases bug you?

  2. MickS profile image60
    MickSposted 8 years ago

    I think the phrase I allow to iritate me the most is the 'What is the best (whatever)of all time?'  As if time has suddenly stopped and nothing else can be better, or we have to make the (whatever) seem really important so we apply, 'of all time' to it..  What is wrong with 'Up till now, what is the best...'?

  3. profile image0
    Starmom41posted 8 years ago

    Well, I don't think it covers the entire USA, but in the area where I've been for the last few years it's vocabulary that comes from the 'urban dictionary' and psychobabble.  Both are irritating beyond compare.

  4. Aditi Karmarkar profile image61
    Aditi Karmarkarposted 8 years ago

    I would say that the phrase 'tere baap ka rasta nahi hai' which means 'this is not your father's road' in Hindi is extremely overused here.

    1. CynthiAnn profile image60
      CynthiAnnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Who voted this comment down?I think that's rude considering she gave a perfectly fine answer to the question asked.
      @Aditi - when people use that phrase, are they talking about actual roads? Is it symbolic for something? Just curious! (voted up!)

    2. Aditi Karmarkar profile image61
      Aditi Karmarkarposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks CynthiAnn! you're nice. smile

      When people use this phrase, they mean this road belongs to everyone so you better follow the rules. It's generally used when people try changing lanes in a traffic jam or don't follow road rules and cause havoc.

  5. CynthiAnn profile image60
    CynthiAnnposted 8 years ago

    The "text talk" mania drives me nuts!  I have to admit that I do use abbreviations when I am texting or making comments on facebook, but it irks me when people use "LOL" and "BRB" and those other text abbreviations in casual vocal conversation.  Our language is getting demoted down to letters..due to what? Laziness!  Well, that's at least my opinion about it. :-P

  6. ackman1465 profile image59
    ackman1465posted 8 years ago

    I disdain to see someone include ".... in my humble opinion..." (IMHO) when they are writing something.....

    C'mon.... when you're writing an opinion i KNOW it's your's, and it's humble... just get on with writing the darn thing..... IMHO doesn't ADD anything!!!!

    1. CynthiAnn profile image60
      CynthiAnnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What makes it worse is when someone starts a sentence "in my humble opinion" and finishes it with something that isn't humble at all! :-P

  7. Jim and Beyond profile image76
    Jim and Beyondposted 8 years ago

    I can't stand "My bad!"  It is the most inane and banal way to take responsibility for one's actions.  When someone accidentally rams their shopping cart into mine at the grocery store, I would rather be acknowledged with "Oh, I'm sorry about that," or "I apologize, I wasn't paying attention."  "My bad" is short for "so I made a mistake, sue me!  Get over it!"  It's a snide, condescending expression.

    I remember the 1995 movie "Clueless" in which Alicia Silverstone's character sideswipes another vehicle while taking her drivers license test, and her dismissive, simpleton response was a half-hearted "My bad" as she drove away.  Yuck!

    1. profile image0
      Starmom41posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, I definitely agree with you on this!

    2. Bmm209 profile image60
      Bmm209posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, sometimes "My Bad" is accompanied by an actual apology, like "Sorry", or "I apologize". You can measure the sincerity by the person's expression or gestures. Although many people do half-heartedly just say "My Bad" and don't really apologize.

  8. sandonia profile image83
    sandoniaposted 8 years ago

    I hate most tech buzzwords. SEO or search engine optimization. White hat + gray hat + black hat. Web 2.0. Web 3.0. Cloud computing. Hacktivism. And so on.


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