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(BBC-US)   An article about how the "most annoying" phrase in the English language is "stealing someone's thunder" when, in fact, everyone knows that the most annoying phrase is "It is what it is"   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-06-24 3:22:40 PM  
Tie between
Close the loop
And
Pushing the envelope
Imho
 
2020-06-24 3:25:43 PM  
"How come", "you guys," and "all of a sudden" take the top three for me.
 
2020-06-24 3:27:32 PM  
When I say "It is what it is" I'm basically telling you to f*ck off.
 
2020-06-24 3:48:36 PM  
"at the end of the day"
 
2020-06-24 3:49:18 PM  
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2020-06-24 3:59:55 PM  
Subby, if it doesn't contain the word "paradigm," it's not even close to the most annoying phrase in the English language.
 
2020-06-24 4:05:56 PM  
Bottom line, at the end of the day, it IS what it is.
 
2020-06-24 4:09:37 PM  
It isn't
 
2020-06-24 4:10:44 PM  
Late entry:  Flatten the curve.
 
2020-06-24 4:14:30 PM  
Smitty...

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2020-06-24 4:20:16 PM  
Which begs the question, is it what it is?
 
2020-06-24 4:21:19 PM  
"Youse guys" in place of "you guys".

"Cheers" / "no worries" in place of "thank you".

"I could care less" in place of "I couldn't care less".

Also, people who try and force military slang they picked up from video games into everyday conversation in some sophomoric attempt to look tough (eg. "we're Oscar Mike in 10" instead of "we're leaving in 10 minutes").
 
2020-06-24 4:21:59 PM  
Thor is not amused.
 
2020-06-24 4:22:00 PM  
IDK, my BFF Jill?
 
2020-06-24 4:23:16 PM  

Tyrosine: "Youse guys" in place of "you guys".

"Cheers" / "no worries" in place of "thank you".

"I could care less" in place of "I couldn't care less".

Also, people who try and force military slang they picked up from video games into everyday conversation in some sophomoric attempt to look tough (eg. "we're Oscar Mike in 10" instead of "we're leaving in 10 minutes").


"You guys" in place of "yinz"

Fight me.
 
2020-06-24 4:23:27 PM  
Getting ahead of the skis.
 
2020-06-24 4:28:59 PM  
"Like"
 
2020-06-24 4:41:44 PM  
"I could care less."

AAAAAAGGHHHHH!!!!N
 
2020-06-24 4:48:30 PM  
The worst is "all y'*ll" or the word "y'*ll" itself. I have to censor such a nightmarish word.
 
2020-06-24 4:49:54 PM  
My stock reply is, "It's not what it isn't."
 
2020-06-24 4:50:37 PM  
I hate to rain on their parade, but it's a shiatty 2 minute video.  I'm kicking it to the curb.
 
2020-06-24 4:51:18 PM  

lindalouwho: "You guys" in place of "yinz"


I seen that.
 
2020-06-24 5:01:27 PM  

The English Major: The worst is "all y'*ll" or the word "y'*ll" itself. I have to censor such a nightmarish word.


There's just no chill in you, eh?
 
2020-06-24 5:06:33 PM  
This thread is making my left eyelid twitch uncontrollably.
 
2020-06-24 5:06:44 PM  
"Could care less."

Stupid, nonsensical, corruption of a phrase that does make sense.
 
2020-06-24 5:16:49 PM  
Fark-specific one: "Too bad there were never any sequels."

It quit being funny years ago. Now it's down there with "it didn't scan, so it must be free!" in the category of lazy jokes that people regurgitate without thinking every chance they get.
 
2020-06-24 5:18:26 PM  

The English Major: The worst is "all y'*ll" or the word "y'*ll" itself. I have to censor such a nightmarish word.


stewie american idol.avi
Youtube J4gRIwf4dBQ
 
2020-06-24 5:20:43 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: lindalouwho: "You guys" in place of "yinz"

I seen that.


You saw dat all the way over dare? Huh.
 
2020-06-24 5:21:23 PM  

skyotter: My stock reply is, "It's not what it isn't."


But are you sure "not what it is" is the same as "what it isn't"?
 
2020-06-24 5:22:17 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: Late entry:  Flatten the curve.


It's one of those phrases that I will soon be repeating as "flatter the cur".
 
2020-06-24 5:30:08 PM  
For me it's "reaching out" instead of contact or "organic" instead of natural.

I want to punch these marketing-jargon-spouting  asshats in the face. Repeatedly.
 
2020-06-24 5:32:33 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I hate to rain on their parade, but it's a shiatty 2 minute video.  I'm kicking it to the curb curve.


FTFY!
 
2020-06-24 5:36:44 PM  

The English Major: The worst is "all y'*ll" or the word "y'*ll" itself. I have to censor such a nightmarish word.


Y'all motherf*ckers need Jesus.

Y'all is a colloquialism that has less pedigree than ain't, but ain't has been in the lexicon for over 300 years now. And it was lovingly passed on to the US and Canuckistan by the Brits. I had a professor who would do a lecture every year on the beauty of ain't and its legacy and ingenuity in illustrating the inventiveness and resilience of the English language. Y'all is of similar genius, in that fulfills a role that Modern English lacks, and that is a second-person plural pronoun. And it was them darned Southerners who supplied all y'all with such a construction. All y'all indicates a larger group than just the speaker and whomever they're speaking to, but inclusive of a greater whole. When speaking to all y'all, that indicates everyone, on one side of an argument or discussion and the other. It is inclusive language, and should be celebrated in the spirit of American ingenuity.

/Link NOWHERE NEAR SFW.
//Goddamn Gallows
///For cereal.
 
2020-06-24 5:39:22 PM  
Tyrosine:

"Cheers" / "no worries" in place of "thank you".


Yeah I noticed this is happening in America. Are we Aussies now? I wouldn't mind, I just wish someone would have told me.
 
2020-06-24 5:40:24 PM  
For me, it's a tie between:

"Does anyone else..."
and
"Am I the only one who..."

Verbally lazy at best, completely lacking perspective at worst.
 
2020-06-24 5:42:39 PM  

Combustion: Tyrosine:

"Cheers" / "no worries" in place of "thank you".


Yeah I noticed this is happening in America. Are we Aussies now? I wouldn't mind, I just wish someone would have told me.


It's about context.
A small, simple task for a friend: No worries.
A kind, thought-out gesture for a stranger or acquaintance: You're welcome.
 
2020-06-24 5:48:06 PM  
I'm not watching a two-minute video for something you could explain in 30 seconds.
 
2020-06-24 5:50:03 PM  
"Soup to nuts"

The immediate visual is someone teabagging a bowl of soup. Also nobody has nuts after dinner or dessert these days FFS it's not the 1920s.
 
2020-06-24 5:53:22 PM  

Heamer: Combustion: Tyrosine:

"Cheers" / "no worries" in place of "thank you".


Yeah I noticed this is happening in America. Are we Aussies now? I wouldn't mind, I just wish someone would have told me.

It's about context.
A small, simple task for a friend: No worries.
A kind, thought-out gesture for a stranger or acquaintance: You're welcome.


But until recent years, NOBODY said "no worries" at least on the West Coast. Now it's the rage, I hear it more than "dude." 
It actually doesn't bother me, it's just strange that it came on and stuck.
 
2020-06-24 5:54:28 PM  

hubiestubert: The English Major: The worst is "all y'*ll" or the word "y'*ll" itself. I have to censor such a nightmarish word.

Y'all motherf*ckers need Jesus.

Y'all is a colloquialism that has less pedigree than ain't, but ain't has been in the lexicon for over 300 years now. And it was lovingly passed on to the US and Canuckistan by the Brits. I had a professor who would do a lecture every year on the beauty of ain't and its legacy and ingenuity in illustrating the inventiveness and resilience of the English language. Y'all is of similar genius, in that fulfills a role that Modern English lacks, and that is a second-person plural pronoun. And it was them darned Southerners who supplied all y'all with such a construction. All y'all indicates a larger group than just the speaker and whomever they're speaking to, but inclusive of a greater whole. When speaking to all y'all, that indicates everyone, on one side of an argument or discussion and the other. It is inclusive language, and should be celebrated in the spirit of American ingenuity.

/Link NOWHERE NEAR SFW.
//Goddamn Gallows
///For cereal.


And 'ain't' is fairly multipurpose.  Less of a mouthful than "amn't", anyway.  I can see the use of "y'all" or even "youse" as a nonspecific "you" to a group.  I'm not from a place that uses either of those, so I stick with "you".  Anyway, colloquialisms make language interesting.
 
2020-06-24 5:56:25 PM  

Explodo: The English Major: The worst is "all y'*ll" or the word "y'*ll" itself. I have to censor such a nightmarish word.

There's just no chill in you, eh?


I get that a lot. Especially from coworkers.
 
2020-06-24 6:06:11 PM  

DecemberNitro: "Soup to nuts"

The immediate visual is someone teabagging a bowl of soup. Also nobody has nuts after dinner or dessert these days FFS it's not the 1920s.


Well, I didn't have that visual before...
 
2020-06-24 6:10:30 PM  

The English Major: The worst is "all y'*ll" or the word "y'*ll" itself. I have to censor such a nightmarish word.


There is a difference between them.  Y'all is a plural form of you.  All y'all means everybody in earshot.

/30 years in Texas
// i fix to do things
/// and reckon that all y'all are probably annoyed by that.
 
2020-06-24 6:13:38 PM  

DecemberNitro: "Soup to nuts"

The immediate visual is someone teabagging a bowl of soup. Also nobody has nuts after dinner or dessert these days FFS it's not the 1920s.


To be fair, maybe folks would if it wasn't for this guy...

"I wanna dip my balls in it!"
Youtube vrmZAXezkhA
 
2020-06-24 6:13:58 PM  
Que Sera Sera is okay?
 
2020-06-24 6:17:40 PM  

Gramma: The English Major: The worst is "all y'*ll" or the word "y'*ll" itself. I have to censor such a nightmarish word.

There is a difference between them.  Y'all is a plural form of you.  All y'all means everybody in earshot.

/30 years in Texas
// i fix to do things
/// and reckon that all y'all are probably annoyed by that.


Do'ye ustacoulda?

Usetacoulda is one of my favorites. And usetawoulda. Ain't nobody got time for usetashoulda...that's just a failure of manners to keep up with the times, and gettin' hett up 'bout that ain't no never mind.
 
2020-06-24 6:20:18 PM  
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2020-06-24 6:24:22 PM  

casey17: For me it's "reaching out" instead of contact or "organic" instead of natural.


I get all twitchy when anyone uses "organic" to mean something other than "has carbon".

A special exception for anyone using it to using it to describe something of or pertaining to an organ (musical or otherwise)
 
2020-06-24 6:26:39 PM  
i tell you what
 
2020-06-24 6:28:19 PM  
"Walk with me."
"Make sense?"
"As far as ____."
 
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