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#41 Posted on 24.9.05 1725.32
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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!

I got so tired of automatically saying "fine," when I knew that that often wasn't the case that I started answering that question with, "Terrible!" (said in a really enthusiastic tone of voice). The first couple of times I did it, I admit that I did it out of pique, annoyed with how empty the HowAreYouDoing/Fine exchange had become. But surprisingly, I noticed that most clerks/servers/cashiers seemed to brighten up when I said, "Terrible!" I think they were just refreshed to hear a different kind of reply. The tone certainly helps. If you get the tone and timing right, it gets a good laugh. Invariably, this leads to the clerk/server/cashier asking me, "No, really, how are you?" Then I honestly answer them and ask them how they are, and I get an honest reply from them. It takes about 30 seconds more of our time than the normal meaningless exchange, and has the wacky bonus of both the clerk/server/cashier and me treating each other like human beings.
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#42 Posted on 25.9.05 0242.16
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Ok, I got a couple to add to the mix...

Someone finishing a statement with "am I right?" Does it matter? You obviously believe you are, and dare someone to rebuttal, and begin a 20 minute long discussion about something that I really didn't care enough about in the first place. My co-worker does this all the time...and usually, I make no response. Other variations, "that's great isnt it?" or "you know I'm right."


Another thing that really pisses me off...is if you're looking for something...and someone asks, "what are you looking for" and you tell them, and the first words out of their mouth are, "I don't know." Thanks, For absolutely nothing." Or if you ask someone something, and they give no thought to the answer, and an immediate "I don't know." is all you get back.

I'm sure there are more..but I'm starting to draw a blank.



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#43 Posted on 25.9.05 1048.49
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Huh - after reading this thread I'll have to say "people who take general politeness literally." As in when "How ya doin" is used as introductory politeness, and instead of just saying "good, how you doin" which is the correct response, they take the opportunity to either a) actually tell you for the next ten minutes about how they are doing or b) say "I'm really do great. Thank you so much for asking."

And don't tell me you're from out of town and don't know it's just supposed to be a normal greeting. I've gone places in the south where upon meeting someone I've been asked "Oh, how's your mama and all them" and didn't expound on my mother's ongoing battle with hot flashes for half and hour. I said, "doing good, how about yours."
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#44 Posted on 25.9.05 1903.08
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"Right on!"

I HATE that.
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#45 Posted on 25.9.05 2020.14
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    Originally posted by DarkRenegade
    "Right on!"

    I HATE that.


Never IM me, then..."right on" makes up at least half of my responses!

(edited by Bullitt on 27.9.05 1941)
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#46 Posted on 25.9.05 2101.33
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As a former copy editor, what I hate most is self-appointed grammar police. Especially ones who are trying to enforce rules that are flat wrong ("you can't say 'more perfect'") or that might have been right once but have been left in the dust long ago ("don't ever split infinitives").
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#47 Posted on 26.9.05 0035.33
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Here's one that a co-worker introduced to me (and I wish she'd take it back)--

"I know, right?"
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#48 Posted on 26.9.05 0102.49
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Any slang that ends in "izzle"

It's gotta end

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#49 Posted on 26.9.05 0402.49
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With the exception of Chappelle, I'm fairly exhausted by people calling each other BITCH!
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#50 Posted on 26.9.05 0511.04
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Whilst. I haven't noticed it being used on the 'net much lately, but for awhile, it was driving me crazy.
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#51 Posted on 26.9.05 1143.05
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    Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson Lund
      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!

    I got so tired of automatically saying "fine," when I knew that that often wasn't the case that I started answering that question with, "Terrible!" (said in a really enthusiastic tone of voice).



Usually when someone asks me: "How ya do'in ?"

I reply: "Oh, could complain."
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#52 Posted on 26.9.05 1755.45
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    Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson Lund
      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!

    I got so tired of automatically saying "fine," when I knew that that often wasn't the case that I started answering that question with, "Terrible!" (said in a really enthusiastic tone of voice). The first couple of times I did it, I admit that I did it out of pique, annoyed with how empty the HowAreYouDoing/Fine exchange had become. But surprisingly, I noticed that most clerks/servers/cashiers seemed to brighten up when I said, "Terrible!" I think they were just refreshed to hear a different kind of reply. The tone certainly helps. If you get the tone and timing right, it gets a good laugh. Invariably, this leads to the clerk/server/cashier asking me, "No, really, how are you?" Then I honestly answer them and ask them how they are, and I get an honest reply from them. It takes about 30 seconds more of our time than the normal meaningless exchange, and has the wacky bonus of both the clerk/server/cashier and me treating each other like human beings.



I usually just say "OK" not "Fine". One time I did say "Terrible" and it ended it being a 15 minute conversation.
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#53 Posted on 26.9.05 1946.27
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And sentence that beings with "yo," as in, "Yo, check this out."

Also, I have to admit that text-message short forms like "gr8" (instead of "great") really bug the hell out of me.
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#54 Posted on 27.9.05 0758.04
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"Git 'er done".

I think Larry the Cable Guy is funny. I think when he says 'Git 'er done' it's funny. But, I also have heard of him before Blue Collar TV, and I swear, watching a 18 year old girl from girls gone wild screaming 'git 'er done' makes me want to smash things, violently.
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#55 Posted on 27.9.05 0817.36
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Nothing makes me want to bitchslap someone more than hearing the words: "He;s all that and a bag of chips!" come out of their mouth. Just knowing that I typed those words is making me grit my teeth.
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#56 Posted on 27.9.05 1310.53
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    Originally posted by Lexus
    "Git 'er done".

    I think Larry the Cable Guy is funny. I think when he says 'Git 'er done' it's funny. But, I also have heard of him before Blue Collar TV, and I swear, watching a 18 year old girl from girls gone wild screaming 'git 'er done' makes me want to smash things, violently.


I suppose it could be worse, as Larry the Cable Guy's career makes me want to smash things, violently.

But while we're introducing Intarweb-speak, odd capitalization (either alternating or capitalizing the first letter of every word) makes me homicidal.
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#57 Posted on 27.9.05 1329.46
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    Originally posted by Lexus
    "Git 'er done".

    I think Larry the Cable Guy is funny. I think when he says 'Git 'er done' it's funny. But, I also have heard of him before Blue Collar TV, and I swear, watching a 18 year old girl from girls gone wild screaming 'git 'er done' makes me want to smash things, violently.


I felt the same way about "What!!" and Okay!!" after the Chappelle Show-Lil John skits.

It was funny on the show - very funny - but I didn't need every drunk fraternity "dude" screaming it for 6 months to remind me....

(edited by Leroy on 27.9.05 1130)
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#58 Posted on 27.9.05 1757.26
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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.

Chillax is at least 10 years old.

In addition to some of the words/phrases mentioned here (particularly "git 'er done"), I think one of my least favorites has to be using "chill" as an adjective. As in, "We didn't go out last night. We had a real chill evening," or, "Have you met Dave? Yeah, he's real chill." Yuck.

- StingArmy
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#59 Posted on 27.9.05 2345.38
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Oh, here's another one... "acrossed". For that matter, there are a few words that I can normally think of (just not at the moment) that people routinely add an unnecessary "-ed" prefix to, and it just drives me up a tree.
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#60 Posted on 28.9.05 1659.07
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Snoop Dogg's "shizzle" talk has now crossed the line and started to really get on my nerves. GRRRRRRRRRRRR!
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