1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Tired, annoying phrases

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by David Jayne, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Which ones grind your gears? Today at the airport I heard business doods on their cell phones saying "just want to touch base" at least three different times. Sick to death of hearing that. You?
  2. "this, that, and the third" because frankly I'm not even sure that one makes any sense.
  3. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    "Quick question"

    I really dislike this, it's never quick.
    PortlandBass77 likes this.
  4. When the contractors at my office are going to be out of town and unavailable for some period of time, they refer to it as being "out of pocket," as in "I'm going to be at the AUSA conference next week, so I'll be out of pocket until next Friday." I can't stand it. When I hear a guy say that, I just want to throw a pot of hot coffee in his face.
    Dominic DeCosa and SteveCS like this.
  5. Yes! Never heard that particular phrase, but yes, pot of coffee to the face!
    47th Street likes this.
  6. "At the end of the day".

    Not sure why, but irritates me to no end. When I hear it in meeting or on TV. This happens:
    JPBourdier likes this.
  7. qervo


    May 18, 2011
    When people say "it's none of my business, but......."

    Well if its none of your business ,, don't ask me the frickin question .
  8. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    "I'm sorry, but......"

    No, saying sorry first does not excuse you from being a jerk.

  9. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    When I hear it, I jump in quickly and say "...you go to sleep". Equally annoying and hopefully enough to make them not use it again.

    Other annoyances:

    "To be honest" - so you're lying the rest of the time?
    "With respect" = I'm going to disrespect you
    "Just saying" = I'm not just saying, I have a very clear unspoken agenda
    "To be fair" = I'm trying to cancel out all the unfair things I just said
  10. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Oh yes, an another:

    "Chillax" - why take two words that mean the same thing and force them together into an unholy hybrid?
    47th Street and PortlandBass77 like this.
  11. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    "Let's do this"

    and no, you can't touch my bass:)
    47th Street and PortlandBass77 like this.
  12. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    "My bad."

    Really stupid, annoying expression.
    47th Street and SteveCS like this.
  13. "Oh well that doesn't mean ALL people do _______"

    That I hate with a passion.
  14. qervo


    May 18, 2011
    In the south people will say anything rude or insulting but as long as they follow it up with "bless their heart" they think they are excused from being snobby. For example : oh did you hear Mary Joe got pregnant and doesn't know who the father is? She's really a poor pitiful thing ,, bless her heart.
  15. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    " I'm just sayin'..."
  16. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Yeah, I agree with that one. Sometime I laugh and tell people "Now that was not a quick question."

    Another one of mine "To make a long story short." I usually say " Too late."
    PortlandBass77 likes this.
  17. I've always enjoyed the 2 words combined. for example: ordinarily and normally: normalarily.

    horrible and atrocious: horrtrocious

    that one annoys me as well. I'll usually follow it up with "no, go ahead and lie to me"

    that's an old sitcom joke that I have never heard in real life practice.
  18. qervo


    May 18, 2011
    ^^^ I moved to Alabama 7 years ago. I hear it all the time. Smh...
    47th Street likes this.
  19. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    "Not to be rude, but"...
  20. aborgman

    aborgman Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2007
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    I've seen folks use "OOP" - but always as "Out Of Plant".

Share This Page