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2012-12-28 02:24:03 PM
2 votes:
FTA:WASHINGTON - This word beat out its top competitors for four years running.

At first I thought they were saying "Washington" was the most annoying word, which would seem fitting on an election year and with the whole Financial Cliff Huxtable
2012-12-28 02:06:37 PM
2 votes:
It is a lot more concise than saying "I don't value your opinion on this subject at all."
2012-12-28 07:21:18 PM
1 votes:

ban_sidhe: When arguing with or attempting to correct someone, starting a sentence with any of the following:
- Actually...
- Sorry, but...
- Umm...

All three enrage me, but "umm" is the worst.

Also, typing "ya" or "yah" instead of "yeah."


But "ya" and "yah" are not pronounced the same as "yeah."  It's a different vowel sound, so they should be spelled differently.  "Yah" is another way to express agreement, like "yeah," but they're two different words.

Also, the purpose of starting a sentence with "ummm" if you disagree with someone is to express the idea of reluctance, as in, "I hate to disagree with you, but..."  It's the same as "Sorry, but..."  Of course, you're free to hate it all the same, but it does serve a purpose.  It's not just meaningless noise.
2012-12-28 06:35:59 PM
1 votes:

Anne.Uumellmahaye: I hate when people say "just saying." Wtf does it even mean? You're "just saying" it as opposed to speaking things into existence? Or you're "just saying" words out loud randomly and don't mean what you're saying?

/also hate "sooooo" as in "it's soooooo cute," or, "I'm soooooo tired." Soooooooo what? Lol, just sayin! Idiots.


The original intent, which may get lost as people tend to use these expressions more and more until they become meaningless, was to disavow any possible implications of the statement.  So "I'm just saying X" is supposed to mean something like "I am only saying X, I am not saying anything more than X, and I am not responsible for any conclusions you may draw from X."

I think what happened is that people used "just saying" as a passive-aggressive way of implying things and then disavowing what they were implying.  So, for example:

A: Do you think these jeans will fit me?
B: I don't know, you ARE pretty big.
A: Are you saying I'm fat?!
B: No, I'm just saying that these jeans may not fit you.

condensed down to:

A: Do you think these jeans will fit me?
B: I don't know, you ARE pretty big,  jus' saying.

But now people pretty much just use it as a sentence tag along the lines of "no offense" without really thinking about it.
2012-12-28 02:51:34 PM
1 votes:

mr_fulano: "Webinar" is not a real word.


If you want easy CPE credits to keep up your accreditation, webinar is a real word.
2012-12-28 02:49:59 PM
1 votes:
I always considered it short for "Whatever the outcome, makes no difference to me".

But it does piss people off.

Whatever.
2012-12-28 02:39:50 PM
1 votes:

Rude Turnip: TinaSumthing: Starting conversations/emails with "So...."

It's even worse when you're listening to an interview on the radio. It makes the speaker sound like a condescending prick who's just begging to be cockpunched.


I totally agree on this point.

It seems to happen a lot on NPR's Fresh Air.

Terri Gross asks someone a question, and the bastard will start his reply with "So..."

I hate that.
2012-12-28 02:30:02 PM
1 votes:

hlehmann: What annoys me even more is not an actual word but a way of speaking; that of ending every sentence with a slight increase in tone to make it sound like a question. This seems to be relegated mostly to young blonde females, and it makes them sound like idiots.

/That and the word "anyways". I curse the ancestors of anyone who thinks that's a proper word.


You must hate Australians.
2012-12-28 02:20:05 PM
1 votes:
What annoys me even more is not an actual word but a way of speaking; that of ending every sentence with a slight increase in tone to make it sound like a question. This seems to be relegated mostly to young blonde females, and it makes them sound like idiots.

/That and the word "anyways". I curse the ancestors of anyone who thinks that's a proper word.
2012-12-28 02:19:57 PM
1 votes:

TinaSumthing: Starting conversations/emails with "So...."


I'm annoyed by people ending conversations/emails with "so". It makes the sentence seem unfinished, so...
2012-12-28 02:14:01 PM
1 votes:

Anne.Uumellmahaye: I hate when people say "just saying." Wtf does it even mean? You're "just saying" it as opposed to speaking things into existence? Or you're "just saying" words out loud randomly and don't mean what you're saying?

/also hate "sooooo" as in "it's soooooo cute," or, "I'm soooooo tired." Soooooooo what? Lol, just sayin! Idiots.



I use that one a lot, usually after I say something offensive.
2012-12-28 02:13:54 PM
1 votes:
Semprini!
2012-12-28 02:12:33 PM
1 votes:
Use it on my Ex all the time. She hates it.

/whatever *shrugs*
2012-12-28 02:10:22 PM
1 votes:
lol
2012-12-28 02:09:04 PM
1 votes:
Basically one of the basically more recent additions I've basically noticed in a lot of conversations these days is that basically a lot of people are basically using the word "basically" basically a lot.
2012-12-28 02:08:25 PM
1 votes:
It is what it is.
2012-12-28 02:05:49 PM
1 votes:
YOLO
 
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