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you hate the phrase "after the sex"?

tehresa (tehresa), Sunday, 20 November 2005 01:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

you hate the phrase "after the sex"?

pretty much

What a pisser!, Sunday, 20 November 2005 01:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

i take it you're not a cuddler?

tehresa (tehresa), Sunday, 20 November 2005 01:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

"let's just cuddle"

rogermexico (rogermexico), Sunday, 20 November 2005 02:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

"It's all good" - AAAARRGGH!
"You know how that goes" - either tell me or don't.

This one isn't a phrase but it confuses me:
"Excuse me" being used by people walking in your general direction who aren't going to crash into you & you're really not posing any kind of obstacle to them going on their merry way, which leads me to assume it's an attention-getting device, as in "Hi I'm walking past you now, saw you weren't really noticing me, don't freak out at my proximity to you". Very weird, uniquely American convention that I haven't quite grasped yet.

VegemiteGrrl (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 20 November 2005 03:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

describing things as "american"

mimi in st. louis (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 20 November 2005 05:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

xpost I always assumed that was some sort of leftover excessive politeness from Britain rather than a uniquely American thing.

Abbadabba Berman (Hurting), Sunday, 20 November 2005 05:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

I wish life was a giant game of Donkey Kong.

The Yellow Kid, Sunday, 20 November 2005 07:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

There's no expression I hate more than "Gotta love it!" or "Gotta love ____!"

Abbadabba Berman (Hurting), Sunday, 20 November 2005 07:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

People saying "That's what I'm talking about!!" when in fact they have not been talking about anything, or even if they have.

Chinchilla Volapük (Captain Sleep), Sunday, 20 November 2005 08:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Whoa, settle down now...hehe" said by guys who think they're being funny, to people who aren't anywhere near being wild and crazy. eff off, boring guy in bad shirt.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Sunday, 20 November 2005 08:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

it just. doesn't get. any better than THIS.

mimi in st. louis (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 20 November 2005 08:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

I hate dorks and dorkettes who can't utter the word NO less than three times at once. That gattling gun, "NO-No-NA-NO!" is frigging stupid, irritating and worthy of a severe BITCH SLAPPING!

BOHICA KAMAREK (BOHICA), Sunday, 20 November 2005 13:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

american???

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 20 November 2005 13:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

hey IT IS WHAT IT IS so make sure WE'RE ON THE SAME PAGE

harvey d grace, Sunday, 20 November 2005 13:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Baby!
Make sure we are all on the same page of music!
Make sure you are on point with this one.
I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you.
Show me the money!
I'll have to check with the manager.

BOHICA KAMAREK (BOHICA), Sunday, 20 November 2005 14:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

I like the idea of office conversation being "peppered with banality"

Abbadabba Berman (Hurting), Sunday, 20 November 2005 15:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

What we need is a annoying-phrase thread anthologizer.
Let's PUSH THE ENVELOPE on message-board organization.

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Sunday, 20 November 2005 16:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

'ARE YOU FEELING ME?' lets hope not.


alba, youre everyones fact checkin' cuz

sunny successor (he hates my guts, we had a fight) (katharine), Sunday, 20 November 2005 16:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

Sorry, I was aggressively drunk last night. Still, there's a good reason office conversations are "peppered with banality". It's to stop everybody remembering that they are pissing the precious gift of life away in mundane and pointless company for a mundane and pointless company.

THIS IS THE SOUND OF ALTERN 8 !!! (noodle vague), Sunday, 20 November 2005 16:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yes, I don't know what this says about ILE. Actually I do

Repeating the past isn't necessarily bad... especially if there is no past for a newcomer.
Is this a semi-private board of stuffy folks bent on wanking off only in the company of fellow stuffy board members or what?

BOHICA KAMAREK (BOHICA), Sunday, 20 November 2005 17:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

The idea is that you use the existing thread, Bohica, rather than multiply unnecessary ones. It's not a "we've done this" thang. Also, the point was that there are too many GRANMA PEDANTS on ILXor.

THIS IS THE SOUND OF ALTERN 8 !!! (noodle vague), Sunday, 20 November 2005 17:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

The idea is that you use the existing thread, Bohica, rather than multiply unnecessary ones.

Yes. Precisely! For example, if you were burning to discuss bicameral vs. unicameral legislative bodies, there is already a thread for doing exactly that. Why start any more?

Aimless (Aimless), Sunday, 20 November 2005 18:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

this thread is TO DIE FOR!

tres letraj (tehresa), Sunday, 20 November 2005 19:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

There should be a special EXELSIOR thread for pasting in posts where people are admonished for not using Search.
Don't forget the amazing boringness of the time spent waiting for the search function to cough up threads. So much easier to start a new one and then wait for ilxors with faster internet connections to cough them up. It's like fishing!

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Sunday, 20 November 2005 19:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

EXCELSIOR. Pardon.

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Sunday, 20 November 2005 19:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

Thread title search, under "Advanced Search", is very quick, if you can guess words or phrases that might be in the title.

The slowness of full-text searches isn't anything to do with your internet connection speed, btw.

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 20 November 2005 21:02 (8 years ago) Permalink

1. There are those that propose a board of SHOULD's and SHOULD'VE's? I guess the more rules the better, right?

2. The best thing to do when a string is redundant is to jump right in and announce the fact you have identified it as redundant instead of ignoring it, right?

3. After a three hour recovery period I am perfectly sober again.

4. Boo!


BOHICA KAMAREK (BOHICA), Sunday, 20 November 2005 22:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

shut up and post phrases

sunny successor (he hates my guts, we had a fight) (katharine), Sunday, 20 November 2005 22:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

"I'm totally hating on her!"


This sends me into fucking orbit for some reason.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 21 November 2005 03:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

I really hate those 'Magick Happens' bumper stickers.

estela (estela), Monday, 21 November 2005 03:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Here goes nothing"— What does it mean? It's normally said when somebody is about to take a chance and do something risky or bold. In that case, they would be giving it nothing, they'd be giving it something!

"He's burning both ends of the same candle"— I don't know what I hate about it, I just do.

"They're just talking" as a euphemism for two people not in a relationship fooling around up to but not including sex. I actually preferred "being with each other," back when that was the thing to say.

Also, in a previous phrases-you-hate thread I mentioned hating "Can I get..." when asking for something. The only time it should be used is by a Southern Baptist preacher asking for an Amen.

naus (Robert T), Monday, 21 November 2005 07:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

then how will Marvin get a witness?

estela (estela), Monday, 21 November 2005 07:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

That's the other exception.

naus (Robert T), Monday, 21 November 2005 07:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

'that's the exception that proves the rule' is pretty annoying

gem (trisk), Monday, 21 November 2005 07:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

I just heard a dreary girl on Neighbours say in a coarse bossy voice, 'shut up and kiss me'.

estela (estela), Monday, 21 November 2005 09:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

"Here goes nothing"— What does it mean?

Clue: Coincidentally, the phrase means exactly the same as one of its component words.

I actually hadn't heard or read that one since about ten minutes after watching an ep of 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh In' for the last time, some time around 1969. 'R&M'sL-I' was a classic show, and a ground-breaker, but it has spawned a ream of catch-phrases for subsequent flogging to death, even more than Monty Python. Fortunately, 'Here goes nothing' ran out of legs faster than most of them.

Fred Nerk, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 07:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

Sheesh, some of you people... I love it how when Theresa asked if it had already been done, someone said yes and then A GAZILLION PEOPLE reiterate this fact. WE KNOW, now either ignore the thread (and by not posting make it drop lower on the list) or contribute something instead of "le sigh been thee done that, i'm a reg and you're a noob or idiot who can't search."

Anyway, I hate it when people say: I'm 110 procent sure. Dude, either your completely sure or less, but not more than completely.

nathalie, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 08:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

As mentioned upthread, "base touching" is the WORST.

Drooone, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 08:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

Big thumbs down on "pro-active".
Hate hate hate it.

What does he "bring to the table"?
Hate that one too.

All mindless utterances from mindless mid-level managers can go, too.

craven, Thursday, 19 July 2007 01:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

verbs/verb phrases!! touches on, informed by - esp. when I resort to using them!!!

youn, Thursday, 19 July 2007 01:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

My boss says "decant" when he means "put out the Japanese porn we just got". I know he tries, but you just can't make that classy

Morley Timmons, Thursday, 19 July 2007 02:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

!!!Donna please tell me that was not a typo.

Trayce, Thursday, 19 July 2007 02:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

I wish I could stop myself from saying "I hear ya" whenever I'm trying hard not to convey that I either really don't give a shit about what the person is saying or just feel uncomfortable.

Hurting 2, Thursday, 19 July 2007 03:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

As much as I hate that I do it, I admit I use "it's all good" sometimes. But know that when I do, behind my eyes the real me is screaming "NO IT ISN'T, IT IS ALL GOING HORRIBLY WRONG AND I AM TOO PASSIVE TO KICK UP A FUSS SO I WILL JUST BE NICE AND A DOORMAT K"

Ugh.

Trayce, Thursday, 19 July 2007 03:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

ooh, I hate 'it's all good'. (It's not you, Trayce, it's me)
No, my boss totally says "I need you to decant H*usewives at Pl*y:King Sized Special". Awesome

Morley Timmons, Thursday, 19 July 2007 04:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

:o

Trayce, Thursday, 19 July 2007 04:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

I want your job!

Trayce, Thursday, 19 July 2007 04:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

Look at that pizza box. What a child.

pplains, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:53 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I don't normally advocate burning books, but that book screams for it. J.J. Abrams be damned.

Aimless, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:08 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I also didn't know there were people who forced themselves to listen to NPR like it was adult medicine.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:11 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Ok not a phrase, but what is this thing now where people write YASS or YASSSSSSSSSS or even YAYYYYSSSSS for an enthusiastic yes. Fucking hateful is what it is.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Thursday, 30 October 2014 01:04 (Yesterday) Permalink

'patience is a virtue'. i mean.. fuck off.

piscesx, Thursday, 30 October 2014 01:22 (Yesterday) Permalink

"more unique"
"most unique"

something unique can't be compared to other things because it is IN ITS OWN CATEGORY, UNLIKE ANYTHING. IS THAT SO HARD?

davey, Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:15 (Yesterday) Permalink

xp to Hurting, it seems to have come out of queer culture. Do you hate queer culture?

Belami Young (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:43 (Yesterday) Permalink

I always figured that came out of Lil Jon impressions.

how's life, Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:47 (Yesterday) Permalink

"more unique"
"most unique"

something unique can't be compared to other things because it is IN ITS OWN CATEGORY, UNLIKE ANYTHING. IS THAT SO HARD?

― davey, Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:15 PM (33 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

THANK YOU. Other things that are ultimate all by themselves: pregnancy, death. YOU CAN'T BE A LITTLE BIT DEAD, OKAY?

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:51 (Yesterday) Permalink

The people I have seen using it are not queer afaik. It did vaguely sound like it was appropriated from somewhere so that makes sense. Also the use I'm talking about is like posting an article on facebook with "YAAAAYYYYSSS" in lieu of "^this"

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:31 (Yesterday) Permalink

well i mean ppl who say "basic" or talk abt twerking largely aren't woc or qpoc anymore either

Belami Young (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:31 (Yesterday) Permalink

ime "YAAAAASSSS!!" is something that came out of drag (and possibly ballroom) culture and was elevated to pop-culture status via RuPaul's Drag Race

Belami Young (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:31 (Yesterday) Permalink

actually it's kind of amazing when you think abt it how this show with relatively low ratings on a niche cable network has managed to inform quite a bit of things slang-wise that have trickled down into #shitwhitegirlssay-level detritus

Belami Young (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:33 (Yesterday) Permalink

Yeah IDK, I don't have an opinion on "basic" but YAYYYYYSSS just hurts me to look at when it accompanies some slate article posted by a white nerd from u. chicago.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:33 (Yesterday) Permalink

Oh shit, I had totally been hearing it like this

http://youtu.be/PoWEESRrNK8?t=28s

how's life, Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:36 (Yesterday) Permalink

Huh I didn't know it came from drag but sure! I've seen a lot of people write it, like on fb, but the only people I've heard say it convincingly are Black women? I think I assumed it was a church lady thing like snapping your fingers to agree w something, or waving your fan.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:40 (Yesterday) Permalink

When people write it as "YAAAAASSSSS" I hear it in a nasally long island accent

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:43 (Yesterday) Permalink

"YAAAAASSSSSS" and 'YAYYYYYYYYSSSSS" are not the same thing. Is "YAYYYYYS" even a thing? I've never heard that before.

Belami Young (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:05 (Yesterday) Permalink

actually laurel you are right, it could very well have come from from not-necessarily-queer black women! Slang seems to move v fluidly btwn the two (p sure "basic" came from black women, "shade" and "reading" came from ballroom qpoc, etc) but idk it seems like RPDR was the (admittedly appropriateive) catalyst that actually launched them

but I could be v wrong, I really don't know

Belami Young (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:13 (Yesterday) Permalink

Stevie I need you to break this down for me

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:15 (Yesterday) Permalink

but I just did :(

Belami Young (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:35 (Yesterday) Permalink

I mean what is the difference between "YAAAAASSSSSS" and "YAYYYYYYYYSSSSS"

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Thursday, 30 October 2014 18:44 (Yesterday) Permalink

"transitioning" as a verb in anything except sex reassignment contexts.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 October 2014 18:56 (Yesterday) Permalink

what is the difference between "YAAAAASSSSSS" and "YAYYYYYYYYSSSSS"

One would be pronounced either as /jɑːs/ or /jæs/ (with requisite extension of the 's' sound) and the other would be pronounced as /jeɪs/ or /jeɪz/. I can't comment on the sociolinguistics at play here but they're clearly different words.

emil.y, Thursday, 30 October 2014 19:16 (Yesterday) Permalink

do they have different usages?

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Thursday, 30 October 2014 19:18 (Yesterday) Permalink

in case you needed a (actually pretty good) thinkpiece about "basic":

http://www.buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen/basic-class-anxiety

xp

davey, Thursday, 30 October 2014 19:50 (Yesterday) Permalink

YAYYSSS is prob lil jon

YAAASSS is like this (this is my fav example of "yass")

Belami Young (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 30 October 2014 20:51 (Yesterday) Permalink

omgomgomg

carl agatha, Thursday, 30 October 2014 21:18 (Yesterday) Permalink

this is also prime "YAAASSSSS", like this is *exactly* the intonation, context, everything you could possibly want from a "what is yaaassss" video

Belami Young (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 31 October 2014 01:19 (10 hours ago) Permalink

I thought YASSS was a Scottish thing.

ewar woowar (or something), Friday, 31 October 2014 02:25 (9 hours ago) Permalink

Ok upon viewing these videos I am ok with YAAAASSSSS, but remain anti-YAAAASSSSS-appropriation

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Friday, 31 October 2014 03:22 (8 hours ago) Permalink

Just to be clear, it's supposed to be obvious that someone else is voicing the cat right?

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Friday, 31 October 2014 03:22 (8 hours ago) Permalink

I'm watching a YAAAASSS GAGA compilation now. I feel like I am now re-thinking my whole entire understanding of the meaning of Gaga as a vessel for YAAASSSS, it's blowing my mind.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Friday, 31 October 2014 03:27 (8 hours ago) Permalink

I thought YASSS was a Scottish thing.

Yeah, Scottish people have been saying YASSS for a long time.

Eyeball Kicks, Friday, 31 October 2014 09:48 (2 hours ago) Permalink

I love when ILX gets all YAAASSSS'd out.

nashwan, Friday, 31 October 2014 11:36 (37 minutes ago) Permalink


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