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#21 Posted on 22.9.05 1852.22
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    Originally posted by Karlos the Jackal
    And "hella."


I gotta say that the people who do use that seem to be more militant about their stance than the ones who hate it. Dunno why.
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#22 Posted on 22.9.05 1910.42
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Back in 99-00 I can't count how many times I heard, "It's the 21st Century now, where are the flying cars?" I'm glad society has come to terms with the fact there are no flying cars.

"I digress" rubs me the wrong way too on the net; if you digress, hit backspace, and undigress.

(edited by Nag on 22.9.05 2011)
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#23 Posted on 23.9.05 0216.18
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When there is one thing that's really annoying me, it's the use of "how are you?" as a greeting. I mean, NOBODY is interested in hearing a story about illness or mental problems, they just want to hear that everything's fine, so why bother asking?
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#24 Posted on 23.9.05 1220.43
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What annoys me most is the expression "You know what I'm sayin'?" in the middle of a sentence, ie.. "We went to the park, you know what I'm sayin', and we shot some hoops, you know what I'm sayin', and then my friend got fouled hard, you know what I'm sayin'"

I love to be a smart ass and say "No, I don't know what you're saying".

Moving up on that list is "What happened was...". Working for the Department of Labor and handling unemployment disputes, I get the hear all these stories of why people were fired and they all start off with "What happened was...". Like "What happened was, I went outside to urinate and accidently did it on a box of broccoli. Before anyone could eat it, I rinsed it off, so I shouldn't have gotten fired because whatever germs were washed away."

That's a true story too.
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#25 Posted on 23.9.05 1233.24
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    What annoys me most is the expression "You know what I'm sayin'?" in the middle of a sentence, ie.. "We went to the park, you know what I'm sayin', and we shot some hoops, you know what I'm sayin', and then my friend got fouled hard, you know what I'm sayin'"


I'll call and raise with "people who punctuate their sentences with 'you know?'".
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#26 Posted on 23.9.05 1320.55
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I thought of one that gets me going in the last couple days. It's (as a response to almost anything you say) "Yeah, huh?"

That's just annoying.
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#27 Posted on 23.9.05 1347.48
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I don't really know if it qualifies, but people who swear incessently REALLY gets on my nerves. I'd worked once in a warehouse with people that used swear words AS conversation...I actually quit because of that.

Swearing serves its purpose..it's to accentuate a conversation and a point...not BE the conversation.

However, the one saying that really gets on my nerves is "AIGHT". It is so hard to say "ALRIGHT?"

Oh, and one last one: I hate the use of "EH?" in conversations. Yes, I'm Canadian, and yes, we here use it all the time, but I'm getting tired of it. Same with those who say "aboot" instead of about. I was guilty of it when the South Park movie was released...but that was a long time ago.

(edited by SOK on 23.9.05 1249)

Zeruel edit, I had to remove his sig, it was killing the table.

(edited by Zeruel on 23.9.05 1625)
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#28 Posted on 23.9.05 1532.51
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    Originally posted by UnsUwe
    When there is one thing that's really annoying me, it's the use of "how are you?" as a greeting. I mean, NOBODY is interested in hearing a story about illness or mental problems, they just want to hear that everything's fine, so why bother asking?


I hated that too and to mess around with some of my customers when I used to work at a video store.

Once a lady asked me, "How are you?" and replied, "I'm really bummed out because I just found out my best friend has syphilis." The look on her face was priceless. "Oh...I'm sorry."

She then walked in to the far corner of the store, my co-worker and I tried not to laugh too hard, and she never asked me that question again.
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#29 Posted on 23.9.05 1540.55
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    I thought of one that gets me going in the last couple days. It's (as a response to almost anything you say) "Yeah, huh?"

    That's just annoying.



That's a great line to use when someone says something totally uninteresting but that also needs a response.

"Blah, blah, blah."

"Yeah, huh?"

Works like a charm.

I have to second the hatred of "I could care less" as well as the ones JTL pointed out.

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#30 Posted on 23.9.05 1611.35
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So.

So is without a doubt the most cringe inducing misused, overused, word in the English Language.

"I am SO getting that game"
"That shirt is SO 1987"


It truely irritates the living shit out of me.
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#31 Posted on 23.9.05 1619.02
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AT THE END OF THE DAY...

FLEA
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#32 Posted on 23.9.05 1628.44
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I can't believe nobody's said this one yet. When I hear someone say they want to "axe" me a question, or that they "axed someone else". Makes me want to take an axe to them.

Fo' shizzle.
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#33 Posted on 23.9.05 1637.31
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    Originally posted by drjayphd
      Originally posted by Karlos the Jackal
      And "hella."


    I gotta say that the people who do use that seem to be more militant about their stance than the ones who hate it. Dunno why.



The use of the word 'hella' will seriously make me consider never speaking to you again. First time will get you a funny look. Second time will warrant some kind of cutting remark. Continued usage makes me walk away. People who say 'hella' should die.
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#34 Posted on 23.9.05 1907.29
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People who say decimate. Please if you don't know what the word means don't use it (JR I am looking at you).
Chillax is a new word that I first heard on Family Guy (I thought it was a joke) but I actually heard on the radio.
Hella, aight, and dog (not the K9 type) are some old ones that really bug me too.
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#35 Posted on 23.9.05 2015.55
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"Ohh... I've got to boo-boo"

Boo-boo is a cute word. Yogi's little buddy is named Boo-Boo. SHIT has never been cute. In my house you took a shit or a dump. I cringe when I hear boo-boo used like that.



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#36 Posted on 24.9.05 0302.35
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    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson

      What annoys me most is the expression "You know what I'm sayin'?" in the middle of a sentence, ie.. "We went to the park, you know what I'm sayin', and we shot some hoops, you know what I'm sayin', and then my friend got fouled hard, you know what I'm sayin'"


    I'll call and raise with "people who punctuate their sentences with 'you know?'".



Ditto on both of the above examples.

I just grind my teeth and imagine smacking that person in the head with a baseball bat whenever I have to hear somebody repeating "ya know" and "ya know what I'm say'n" over and over and over again after every 4 words.
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#37 Posted on 24.9.05 1013.00
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"How are you doing today?" Answer: "Fine"

It drives me nuts to hear the word or phrase FINE! Be more descriptive people! Much better words to use in the limited vocabulary that the english language has built.

***EDIT***
Sarcasm included.

(edited by jwrestle on 24.9.05 1113)
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#38 Posted on 24.9.05 1031.40
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    Originally posted by jwrestle
    "How are you doing today?" Answer: "Fine"

    It drives me nuts to hear the word or phrase FINE! Be more descriptive people! Much better words to use in the limited vocabulary that the english language has built.

    ***EDIT***
    Sarcasm included.

    (edited by jwrestle on 24.9.05 1113)

Well, I say that because as someone listed earlier, most people don't actually care how you are when they say "How are you doing?"

There's no happy medium. If I say nothing, then the few people who do actually care are waiting for a response. If I am truthful (especially if the day hasn't been good), it makes some people uncomfortable.

What I hate more than "How are you doing?" is "What's up?" With that, I don't even have a good generic response available.
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#39 Posted on 24.9.05 1041.24
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    Originally posted by Dahak
    Chillax is a new word that I first heard on Family Guy (I thought it was a joke) but I actually heard on the radio.


I think Chillax started with a KitKat ad, it was the first time that I heard it.
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#40 Posted on 24.9.05 1444.49
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    Originally posted by RYDER FAKIN
    AT THE END OF THE DAY...

    FLEA

Mike Greenberg's favorite saying! That or "back and better than ever."
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