"Other" Expressions and Terms I'd Love to See Vanish From My Life
Notice the smug look on this man's face.
Scenes of the people who use the "over-used" expressions
Writer's note: This hub is lovingly-dedicated to one of my wonderful followers: Catgypsy, who's recent hub that dealt with "her" list of expressions she wanted to see banished from society, inspired me to do my own list of over-used, nerve-grinding expressions and terms. Thank you, Catgypsy. I owe you big time. (Kenneth)
Catgypsy was dead-on with her recent hub about "expressions that she would love to see banished from our society." Not that Catgypsy is a violent girl. Nor is she a racist or bigot, she is a human being with human limits like all of us and her hub hit a nerve with me.
I just wanted to share "my" list of terms and expressions that "I" would love to see deleted, as if by a keystroke by someone's magic PC, then we might move on with our progressive society instead of having to say (and hear) those awful over-used terms such as . . .
"UHHH, YEAH" I've heard this from mostly kids of latter teen years to those of the mid-twenties. Smug people who have their lives together, supposedly, say this to people such as myself, who are judged by appearance to be of a lower level of society.
"SUPPP" just open your mouth and say, "what's up?" Are you that lazy as to just condense a simple, easy to say, two-word phrase like, "what's up," to an annoying, quickly-spoken excuse for the original question? Your answer is "yes?" Really? And you expect to make it in our world?
"HOOK UP" We are not boxcars on a freight train. When did we go from us "being with," or "sharing time" with someone for a night of hot passionate love to a derogatory term like "hook up?" Again, if I never hear this term again, that will be great by me.
"TATT'S" I see. You are too cool to say "tattoo?" Or just too lazy? Either way, I, and many more, have had it with such words. Not that this word is vulgar, it's just aggravating when spoken in public and on our airways (radio and television) each day and night until I am ready to scream. Get another term. A term that can describe a tattoo with some degree of respect such as "body art." That works.
"LIKE" This sickening term should have went at the top of my list. I swear that even when I was able to work and be in public, the word "like" was used so much it was "ran into the ground" by teenage so-called cool dudes and dudette wannabe's that I cringed each time I heard it. And I still do. Cringe, that is. There was this one time when I was waiting at my Walmart pharmacy for my prescription to be filled and this one poor teen guy who was struggling to be noticed (by a few teen girls who were also waiting), said the word "like" a total of 24 times in a time span of five minutes. I kid you not. And what was sad was the teen girls never gave him a second look.
"RIDE" Listen. You ride inside a car. Or on top of a horse. But stop referring to your car as your "ride." Car is well-sufficient for my use.
"TUNES" This is used by hipsters who love to be the center of attention anywhere they happen to be when all you see if them is a boggan and their earphones that run to their iPod's. They have done away with "songs," and think "tunes" is much-cooler. I don't think so. As long as I draw breath, I will continue to use "songs." So deal with it.
"BRO'S" a condensed form of "brothers." I don't see the cool that this short version projects. If you are my "brother," then that will suffice. Do not try to impress those around us by using "bro's" because you do not look cool. At all.
"SWING FOR THE FENCES" why not say, "Jim give it all you got"? Wouldn't that be synonymous with "swing for the fences?" And save time too.
"BIG MAN UPSTAIRS" Hey, His name is God. Sure, He is bigger than the universe, but He might love to hear "God" just one time out of your mouth that is apparently too ashamed to admit that God exists afraid that your so-called, non-believing friends will laugh at you.
"GIMME FIVE" Just slap your "bro's" hand in the air and get it over with. Why even say "gimme five"? We all know what that over-used term means.
And the final annoying, over-used expression is . . .
"ANY GUTTURAL SOUND" that so-called cool guys, both in sports and those who are craving to be a sports star, make when they do the chest bump. Be a man. Not an ape. Only apes grunt when they meet another ape. Last time I looked we were in society, not the Amazon jungle.
"Thanks again, Catgypsy, for the inspiration to this hub. And I was right. Your hub was better."
"Thanks too, to you, my friend, for taking time to just sit down, or stand-up on your subway car and read this on your way to, or from your job."