List your choice of.....

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Tama, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Tama


    Nov 19, 2008
    The most annoying pop/modern phrases, cliches' or colloquialism.

    Here are just 2 of my choices for most annoying phrases:

    "Thinking outside the box"
    Possibly the most annoying business buzz-phrase ever dreamed up.

    and: "closure"
    You get your TV stolen and you need "closure" BRAAACH :rolleyes:
  2. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    "Boots on the ground" when not referring a military operation, from a few years ago.
    "At the end of the day", still being used.
    "Work flow" and "Reach out to your HR generalist" are pretty bad, too.
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ

  4. LilRay

    LilRay Commercial User

    Dec 27, 2007
    Between my Roscoe and Leather
    Owner: Cockeyed Cow Custom Leathercraft
    Off the chain.


    Ya Herd


    Six on one hand, half a dozen on the other.

    This could go for days.

    God Bless, Ray
  5. Tama


    Nov 19, 2008
    Ok, I shouldn't but:


    Weepy puffy-handed man: "Why wont you "validate" my feelings"

    Then I feel nauseous and wonder why he hasnt auto-erotic-asphyxiated yet :confused::rollno::meh:
  6. TOOL460002


    Nov 4, 2004
    Santa Cruz
    bah, you stole my answer! great minds...

    anyway, that word conjures up this snl gem:

    also, any phrases a certain now-private citizen has uttered. i dont think thats technically political...
  7. 69limeRev


    May 1, 2007
    Western Pa.
    I think "FAIL" has failed.
  8. Tama


    Nov 19, 2008
  9. Scarlet Fire

    Scarlet Fire

    Mar 31, 2007
    New England
    I agree. "FAIL" has outstayed its welcome. I think it's time it goes away.
  10. Tama


    Nov 19, 2008
    No Brain-er
  11. bui


    Feb 24, 2009
    "To be honest"- Why, were you lying up to this point?
    "Irregardless"- *facepalm*...
  12. Tama


    Nov 19, 2008
    "Social Networking"

    It's not enough to buy an Ipod...Apple suggests you have an " I Life" sigh
  13. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Any expression that gets a blunt misinterpretation by dumb people trying to justify themselves.

    Worst one probably is that the customer is always right. I never heard it claimed by a customer who was right.
  14. "A whole 'nother" and "I could care less"

    While grammatically the last one is correct, people really mean to say "I couldn't care less".
  15. Retro
    right on
    anything that ends in "izzle"
  16. ettsn


    Mar 29, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    "A perfect storm of..."

    "50,000ft view"

    "To the next level"

    "Got _____?" (milk, bass, porn, whatever)
  17. "Bro"
  18. Yo, Bro. Got bling? Let's take this to the next level for the 50,000 ft. view, think outside the box, if you will, and conversate on this perfect storm of retro, sweet, right on, no-brainer social networking we've got going on...Oops, my bad. Makes for a major fail, right?
  19. If I was your boss in an office I would fire you on the spot for that paragraph alone.:D:bag:

  20. Excpet for Six in one, I agree. Even that should be used sparingly.

    Athletisism ( we can do better than that)

    Specificity (same as above)

    Proactive (meaningless uninformative buzz word)

    Eco-Friendly/Green (just another marketing phrase. Stick a picture of a leaf on anything and it automatically makes it single handedly prolonghte life of a snail darter)

    To go along with that, these vehicles with the little emissions labels. My Accord is a Super Ultra low emmision vehicle. Come on! Subaru's Partial Zero Emission Vehicle is even stupider. Either its zero or it is some. What is partial nothing?

    All that &*%$s gotta stop. Really.