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2013-08-28 04:18:18 PM
For fark's sake, it's "It never rains but it pours" not "when it rains, it pours."

As in, just when things seem to be bad, they get even worse.
 
2013-08-28 04:25:44 PM
Please please PLEASE retire "At the end of the day."
 
2013-08-28 04:29:51 PM
The fark is going on on the right hand side bar?

i.imgur.com

Do people in America only care about Miley Cyrus?
 
2013-08-28 04:35:42 PM
"Eat like a bird".  (Look up what percentage of their own mass birds typically eat.)

"Sick as a dog."  (Dogs really don't seem to get sick very often.)

"Slept like a baby."  (Obviously someone who never had a baby.)
 
2013-08-28 04:37:23 PM
Oh yeah, three more...

"To make a long story short..."  (They never are.)

"That having been said..."  (Just plain overused.)

And it's not really a cliché, but boy do I hate that "KnowwhatI'msaying?" is the new "um".
 
2013-08-28 04:48:23 PM

Slaxl: The fark is going on on the right hand side bar?

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Do people in America only care about Miley Cyrus?


Is this a rhetorical question?
 
2013-08-28 04:48:28 PM
"Don't cry over spilled milk"?

Yes, my niece cries over spilled milk.  she's 4, but still.  it's really not an invalid phrase.
 
2013-08-28 04:57:52 PM
When people say, "I know, right?"

It's not a cliche, but seriously.
So, you want me to acknowledge that you know?
Do you want me to re-confirm that what I just said made sense to you?
Are you just excited to hear words?

I hear people say this and I want to erase them.
 
2013-08-28 05:04:05 PM

Radak: "Eat like a bird".  (Look up what percentage of their own mass birds typically eat.)

"Sick as a dog."  (Dogs really don't seem to get sick very often.)

"Slept like a baby."  (Obviously someone who never had a baby.)


My kids sleep just fine, and they did when they were infants as well. Maybe you're doing it wrong? For the first few months they don't sleep thru the night, but they sleep sound and deep once they get to sleep. Unless you panic and tiptoe trough the goddam house when they fall asleep. If they don't get used to sleeping thru noise, then they wake up at the slightest noise.

So yeah, my kids all slept like babies.

As for this blog, I need to start one where all I do is make a list of shiat and tack a title on later.
 
2013-08-28 05:07:51 PM

Radak: "Eat like a bird".  (Look up what percentage of their own mass birds typically eat.)

"Sick as a dog."  (Dogs really don't seem to get sick very often.)

"Slept like a baby."  (Obviously someone who never had a baby.)


I read them all in that HuffPo broads voice, then laughed
 
2013-08-28 05:09:33 PM
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2013-08-28 05:17:34 PM

Radak: "Eat like a bird".  (Look up what percentage of their own mass birds typically eat.)

"Sick as a dog."  (Dogs really don't seem to get sick very often.)


"Slept like a baby."  (Obviously someone who never had a baby.)

Eat like a bird refers to how much a bird eats, not how much it eats relative to it's body weight.

Sick as a dog means that you're vomiting. If you've ever owned a dog you know they will eat pretty much anything, no matter how rancid or foul, so when they get sick they usually vomit quit violently and profusely.  These days people use the word sick for pretty much anything, but years ago sick meant you were vomiting and the term "feeling ill" was used for other ailments like a cold/flu etc.

Slept like a baby has nothing to do with them waking up every few hours, it means to sleep very peacefully and sound. If you've ever watched a baby sleep, they can fall asleep pretty much anywhere, in any position, they don't toss and turn and once they're out, they're out like a damn light.
 
2013-08-28 06:00:03 PM
My favorite overused cliche is "It is what it is"

In other words, quit your biatching and crying about what's "fair" and what isn't, just because you don't like how something turned out. Suck it up and deal with it.

/Goes hand-in-hand with "perception is reality"
/but yeah, those cliches in TFA suck
 
2013-08-28 06:02:58 PM
The author is beating a dead horse.
 
2013-08-28 06:23:54 PM
"It's a trap!"

"Ha Ha!  I'm using the Internet!"
 
2013-08-28 06:35:15 PM
I've never heard any of these. I mean I've heard of them but not by people in real life.

Internet-wise, I'd like a more creative phrase than "basement dweller". Firstly, it's vastly overused and obnoxious but more importantly, I don't have a basement and feel left out.
 
2013-08-28 06:38:01 PM

Pinner: When people say, "I know, right?"


The more I watch Gordon Ramsey, the more I'm getting used to the serial "yeah?" as a kind of recurrent "do you understand thus far".

"Now, watch me. You take this filet, yeah?, and you poach it in the sauce. Then shallots, parsley, yeah? And a sprig of rosemary, yeah? Then under the broiler until YOU'VE CHARRED THE SHIAT OUT OF IT, YOU DONKEY!"
 
2013-08-28 06:51:32 PM
Obviously we need newer cliches:
"Don't cry over spilt milk."  -- "That chicken is already farked.
"Selling like hotcakes"  -- "Selling like corndogs at a State Fair"
"The rest is history."  -- "And that's all I have to say about that"
"Avoid like the plague"  -- "Avoid like the Jersey Shore"
etc.
 
2013-08-28 07:36:22 PM
"catch 23 situation"
"worse case ontario"
"what comes around is all around"
"denial and error"
"make my words"
etc....
 
2013-08-28 07:44:33 PM
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Dressed to kill
 
2013-08-28 08:30:05 PM

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Dressed to kill


Not a cliche, just an old saw.
 
2013-08-28 08:35:41 PM
With all due respect

It is what it is

Those 2 I abhor
 
2013-08-28 08:40:40 PM

John Buck 41: With all due respect

It is what it is

Those 2 I abhor


With all due respect = Listen up, Farkwad
it is what it is = Sucks to be you
 
2013-08-28 09:27:19 PM
The first thing to avoid would be ever linking to or clicking on the huffarkington post
 
2013-08-28 09:39:12 PM

New Age Redneck: "catch 23 situation"
"worse case ontario"
"what comes around is all around"
"denial and error"
"make my words"
etc....


Is that you, Ricky?
 
2013-08-28 09:41:15 PM

thesubliminalman: The first thing to avoid would be ever linking to or clicking on the huffarkington post


My personal ordering on not to click is
WND
Breitbart
Huffpo
DailyKos
Red something or other
 
2013-08-28 09:54:01 PM
New Age Redneck:

"worse case ontario"  tickles my funny bone every time.
 
2013-08-28 10:24:27 PM

simplicimus: John Buck 41: With all due respect

It is what it is

Those 2 I abhor

With all due respect = Listen up, Farkwad
it is what it is = Sucks to be you


Yep. Pretty much what they actually mean.
 
2013-08-28 10:56:30 PM
Not a cliche, but more of a catchphrase---"{sexual reference} if you know what I mean and I think you do"

Damn I'm sick of that.
 
2013-08-28 11:25:11 PM

ReapTheChaos: Radak: "Eat like a bird".  (Look up what percentage of their own mass birds typically eat.)

"Sick as a dog."  (Dogs really don't seem to get sick very often.)

"Slept like a baby."  (Obviously someone who never had a baby.)

Eat like a bird refers to how much a bird eats, not how much it eats relative to it's body weight.

Sick as a dog means that you're vomiting. If you've ever owned a dog you know they will eat pretty much anything, no matter how rancid or foul, so when they get sick they usually vomit quit violently and profusely.  These days people use the word sick for pretty much anything, but years ago sick meant you were vomiting and the term "feeling ill" was used for other ailments like a cold/flu etc.

Slept like a baby has nothing to do with them waking up every few hours, it means to sleep very peacefully and sound. If you've ever watched a baby sleep, they can fall asleep pretty much anywhere, in any position, they don't toss and turn and once they're out, they're out like a damn light.


To wit:
 
2013-08-29 01:10:51 AM

Radak: "To make a long story short..."  (They never are.)


This leads to a great nerd response opportunity.  Next time someone says "To make a long story short", interrupt with "too late".  You may annoy people who don't get the joke, or are annoyed by movie quotes slipped into everyday speech.  The payoff, of pointing out that the story is actually not short, has merit.
 
2013-08-29 01:40:25 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: For fark's sake, it's "It never rains but it pours" not "when it rains, it pours."

As in, just when things seem to be bad, they get even worse.


Um, what?

http://www.mortonsalt.com/our-history/morton-ads

I've never heard your phrase before.

Anyway, one of you musically inclined Farkers could make a mint by turning all of these into some sort of sadistic country & western tune.
 
2013-08-29 02:15:34 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: For fark's sake, it's "It never rains but it pours" not "when it rains, it pours."

As in, just when things seem to be bad, they get even worse.


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Applesauce, biatch
 
2013-08-29 08:38:27 AM
Jebus, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting one of these lists.
 
2013-08-29 10:07:37 AM
HuffPo blows dead dog. Evidently at their office you'll hear popular phrases like "happy camper", "case of the Mondays", "don't go there", "you are the weakest link" and "talk to the hand".
 
2013-08-29 10:35:17 AM
All (okay, most) of the above are true, but what bothers me the most about people talking or writing in cliches is how little thinking it shows. Anyone can repeat some dumb phrase.
 
2013-08-29 10:55:34 AM

somemoron: God Is My Co-Pirate: For fark's sake, it's "It never rains but it pours" not "when it rains, it pours."

As in, just when things seem to be bad, they get even worse.

Um, what?

http://www.mortonsalt.com/our-history/morton-ads

I've never heard your phrase before.

Anyway, one of you musically inclined Farkers could make a mint by turning all of these into some sort of sadistic country & western tune.


I believe GIMCP's phrasing is from "Under Pressure".

//although Googling does turn up many hits for it.
 
2013-08-29 03:00:12 PM

Mugato: I've never heard any of these. I mean I've heard of them but not by people in real life.

Internet-wise, I'd like a more creative phrase than "basement dweller". Firstly, it's vastly overused and obnoxious but more importantly, I don't have a basement and feel left out.


How about "Swivel-chair Commando"?
 
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