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you hate the phrase "after the sex"?

tehresa (tehresa), Sunday, 20 November 2005 01:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

you hate the phrase "after the sex"?

pretty much

What a pisser!, Sunday, 20 November 2005 01:47 (10 years ago) Permalink

i take it you're not a cuddler?

tehresa (tehresa), Sunday, 20 November 2005 01:47 (10 years ago) Permalink

"let's just cuddle"

rogermexico (rogermexico), Sunday, 20 November 2005 02:07 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

describing things as "american"

mimi in st. louis (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 20 November 2005 05:43 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

I wish life was a giant game of Donkey Kong.

The Yellow Kid, Sunday, 20 November 2005 07:09 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

american???

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 20 November 2005 13:22 (10 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 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

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

Abbadabba Berman (Hurting), Sunday, 20 November 2005 15:58 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

this thread is TO DIE FOR!

tres letraj (tehresa), Sunday, 20 November 2005 19:09 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

EXCELSIOR. Pardon.

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Sunday, 20 November 2005 19:52 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

I really hate those 'Magick Happens' bumper stickers.

estela (estela), Monday, 21 November 2005 03:25 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

then how will Marvin get a witness?

estela (estela), Monday, 21 November 2005 07:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

That's the other exception.

naus (Robert T), Monday, 21 November 2005 07:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

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

gem (trisk), Monday, 21 November 2005 07:41 (10 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 (10 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

Drooone, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 08:15 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

youn, Thursday, 19 July 2007 01:18 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

Trayce, Thursday, 19 July 2007 02:59 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

:o

Trayce, Thursday, 19 July 2007 04:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

I want your job!

Trayce, Thursday, 19 July 2007 04:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

The fact that it is an allusion makes it worse. It was smug and unimaginative when Gertrude Stein said it, and the same is true when internet commenters say it about an artwork they don't understand.

Treeship, Friday, 6 May 2016 05:45 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

there's no 'tree' there

μpright mammal (mh), Friday, 6 May 2016 15:10 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"caping for"

how's life, Wednesday, 11 May 2016 19:34 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

caping for???

davey, Thursday, 12 May 2016 20:22 (1 week ago) Permalink

"by far one of the _____" is my new least favorite phrase

davey, Thursday, 12 May 2016 20:24 (1 week ago) Permalink

e.g. It was by far one of the better episodes of Game of Thrones. Hands down, it was pretty alright I guess. It was far and away an episode of television.

davey, Thursday, 12 May 2016 20:27 (1 week ago) Permalink

"good shoot"/"bad shoot"

jmm, Thursday, 12 May 2016 20:33 (1 week ago) Permalink

herding cats

evol j, Thursday, 12 May 2016 20:37 (1 week ago) Permalink

caping for???

davey wrote this at 2016-05-12 20:22:51.000

I think it means "defending someone who you know has done wrong". I think I have just spent way too much time reading the gawker comments section and I should reconsider my life choices.

how's life, Thursday, 12 May 2016 20:44 (1 week ago) Permalink

I find 'TTTT' functional and clever but it has suffered from overuse like anything else

always be charging (rip van wanko), Thursday, 12 May 2016 20:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

caping = more polite way to use the "captain save a ____" idea? shameful.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 12 May 2016 20:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

I think "caping" has been around a while, typically means fighting for a view or cause without questioning whether it's something worthwhile or worthy

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 12 May 2016 21:11 (1 week ago) Permalink

oh ok
new to me

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 12 May 2016 21:15 (1 week ago) Permalink

never heard of TTTT

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Friday, 13 May 2016 14:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

See Treesh above

a mom shaped pom (wins), Friday, 13 May 2016 20:30 (1 week ago) Permalink

"fur babies"

Brad C., Friday, 13 May 2016 21:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

Fur babies is by far one of the annoying phrases, hands down.

davey, Friday, 13 May 2016 22:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

"This is a story about...", usually on a BBC4 doc. I blame Adam Curtis.

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 13 May 2016 22:30 (1 week ago) Permalink

xp

TT.TT
used in txt and chat rooms.
TT.TT = cry/sad
kind of like :.(
person:ur cat just died.

me:TT.TT
#tt.tt #t.t #txt misenged #space txt #txt
by barana December 10, 2008

Treeship, Saturday, 14 May 2016 06:21 (1 week ago) Permalink

Forever home

Daithi Bowsie (darraghmac), Saturday, 14 May 2016 07:26 (1 week ago) Permalink

^yes hate this so much, seems like something that would repel as many people as it charms if not more. has it come into common use in the last few months or have I just started noticing it?

reader, if you love him so much why don't you marry him? (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 14 May 2016 08:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

Few months ime

Daithi Bowsie (darraghmac), Saturday, 14 May 2016 08:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

I've got a rolling list of awful phrases.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 14 May 2016 16:15 (1 week ago) Permalink

Lol at 1st response there

a mom shaped pom (wins), Saturday, 14 May 2016 16:17 (1 week ago) Permalink

circle back

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 15 May 2016 16:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

I'm happy that I only am guilty of using two of the phrases/words on Alfred's list, and only sparingly. I'm going to try to do better.

μpright mammal (mh), Sunday, 15 May 2016 16:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

circle back

― sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)

Pleonasms don't offend me besides "refer back" or "reply back"

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 15 May 2016 16:51 (1 week ago) Permalink

ok, we've got to stop firing off emails.

pplains, Sunday, 15 May 2016 17:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

Forever home

Furever home is even worse.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 17 May 2016 03:00 (1 week ago) Permalink

"I'm sorry, but--"

Why are you sorry? Are you seriously remorseful here? If you are, why did you say what you said? If you're not, why did you say "I'm sorry"? Just say what you fucking mean and don't apologize for it, jesus

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 19 May 2016 14:58 (6 days ago) Permalink

Sometimes that's like, a verbal tic that comes from being afraid people are going to get mad at you. I used to say that a lot - I've transitioned to "idk but" - but my goal is to purge all that stuff from my vocabulary.

Treeship, Thursday, 19 May 2016 15:03 (6 days ago) Permalink

Other ppl use "sorry but" more passive aggressively though.

Treeship, Thursday, 19 May 2016 15:04 (6 days ago) Permalink

it's called hedging, everyone does it

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 19 May 2016 15:11 (6 days ago) Permalink

like "I'm sorry, but do you have a tissue?" is fine -- the apology serves a purpose (I'm sorry for interrupting you and/or asking for something of yours). I meant more the angered variety, like "I'm sorry, but he is an ASSHOLE" ugh don't be sorry abt calling him an asshole! he IS an asshole! just call him an asshole!

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 19 May 2016 15:18 (6 days ago) Permalink

that is hedging :) it's a softening of a statement that could be perceived as harsh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedge_(linguistics)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 19 May 2016 15:21 (6 days ago) Permalink


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