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Old 04-18-2014, 08:58 PM  
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Phrases that annoy you...

This will probably be a dud of a thread, but screw it.

What are some overused phrases that annoy you?

Here's a couple that irk me for no rational reason:

"Across the pond" - I hear a lot of Americans use this phrase when referring to people from England, or just England in general. "Yea, we're headed on a vacation across the pond." Everyone uses this phrase and I hate it. It may have been clever the first time someone said it....but not anymore.

"In the drink" - fisherman use this one. If they're on the boat, and they knock something over and it goes in the water, they'll say it went in the drink. "Damn, my phone fell out of my hand and went in the drink. I'll have to buy a new one."

"Wet our lines/kayaks" - I've heard people use "wet our lines" quite a bit and it never bothered me too much, until I worked on shift with a kayak enthusiast. Any time you asked him what he was doing next weekend, he always said "Oh, I'm gonna go get my kayak wet." Every freaking time. Just got tired of hearing the same phrase.

There's a few more, if I think of them, I'll post them.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:56 PM   #61
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"Back east" from people who aren't from east of 'here' or don't regularly go there.

"Well, there you go" ...the worst being back in the day when I had a Chiefs jacket, someone complimented it and I said something like 'if only the team made it worth wearing' and they responded "well, there you go" .....wuh?

And several other stupid phrases people say without realizing what they're saying, like "I could care less..."
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:56 PM   #62
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I find that when someone ends an explanation with "You know what I mean?" I seldom do.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:57 PM   #63
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Oh.

Well, that one gets personal.

(The turn your head thing, is just so you don't cough in their face.)
I always assumed they didn't want to look you in their eyes while their jangling your coin purse.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:57 PM   #64
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I always assumed they didn't want to look you in their eyes while their jangling your coin purse.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:58 PM   #65
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There, their, or they're.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:00 PM   #66
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:00 PM   #67
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And several other stupid phrases people say without realizing what they're saying, like "I could care less..."
"I could care less" when the person means "I couldn't care less."
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:01 PM   #68
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There, their, or they're.
C'mon Luv 2 outta 3 aint bad. (I'm counting "they")
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:03 PM   #69
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"I could care less" when the person means "I couldn't care less."
That was my point, for all intensive purposes.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:04 PM   #70
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:04 PM   #71
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:22 PM   #72
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