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Rant: Phrases that burn you up!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by stratovani, Sep 9, 2008.


  1. This is an example of a phrase in common usage that burns me up to no end:

    Lance Armstrong announced today that he is returning to competitive racing next year. He'll be competing in the Tour De France to "raise awareness of cancer".

    RAISE AWARENESS? I simply detest that phrase and Lance's use of it.

    Look, Lance, if you want to raise awareness of cancer then why don't you go race on Alpha Centauri? I'm sure the aliens there are completely unaware of cancer. And I'm sure every human on this planet is aware of a thing called cancer, some painfully so. I know I am, I lost my Dad to bone cancer back in 1989.

    End of rant.:mad:
     
  2. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    "Net net", "vis-a vis", "sweetspot" and my newest current favorite.... let me "reach out" to him/her.:spit::D

    All in the context of a business discussion of course!
     
  3. Scarlet Fire

    Scarlet Fire

    Mar 31, 2007
    New England
    "I know, right?"

    I'm not entirely sure why, but every time I hear someone say this, I want to punch them.
     
  4. troy2003

    troy2003

    Aug 29, 2007
    MN
    "Community" as in "the gay community" or "black community" or whatever.What the heck is that supposed to mean?
     
  5. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    "Same difference". Drives me nuts.
     
  6. I know, right?
     
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I hate it when people say something "burns them up". I mean, what do they really know about being consumed by fire.
     
  8. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    You know what I am sayin'?

    No I don't. Please stop.
     
  9. I do not like the phrase "Maybe some other time." My mom used to say it alot in my childhood, and when i was about 7, i got fed up and told her that i hated her use of it. I said something along the lines of "That's Donkey feces! You never say when the other time is gonna be, and you usually don't care." Thus she doesn't use it.

    My girlfriends use of it when were to drive up to knob and watch the sunset, but got derailed by her aunts miniscule and idiotic small dog being loose made me want to scream very nasty things, but i didn't.

    Seriously, that phrase pisses me off.
     
  10. biohazed

    biohazed

    Aug 31, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    people that use texting language as normal speech suck as OMG
     
  11. PWN3D :D
     
  12. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    "comfort level"

    This (oddly enough) from "Technical" Directors who have little
    to no Technical background whatsoever (but by golly they
    shattered that glass ceiling, now didn't they?).

    "Yes, this works" or "No this doesn't work and here are the
    reasons why..." isn't good enough anymore. "You have
    to make me feel good about this" ('...and I'll only get
    mad if you start throwing those pesky facts at me') :help: .
     
  13. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV

    Very Mitch Hedberg

    :golf clap:
     
  14. "sup"

    I'm not a fan of "sup"
     
  15. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    When I ask to sing my new song before the last set, get told "OK", and we don't do it, then afterwards I get told "we ran out of time". BS!! We had a whole set worth of time!
     
  16. I can't stand the over use of the word "epic". "That party was Epic!" is one that I hear a lot. NO, the party was not epic, and you wouldn't know, you were passed out for half of it anyway.

    lowsound
     
  17. Scarlet Fire

    Scarlet Fire

    Mar 31, 2007
    New England
    I will end you.
     
  18. Croox

    Croox

    Sep 16, 2007
    South Side Chicago
    "Dude" (big lebowski is the exception, that movie is awesome!)
    seriously :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    and when couples talk baby talk to each other, makes me want to smash their heads together.
     
  19. WickedPissah

    WickedPissah

    Jan 22, 2008
    Boston
    when people refer to entire racial groups collectively as one person.

    "The White man", "The Black man", etc...
     
  20. +1.
     

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