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you hate the phrase "after the sex"?

tehresa (tehresa), Sunday, 20 November 2005 01:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

you hate the phrase "after the sex"?

pretty much

What a pisser!, Sunday, 20 November 2005 01:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

i take it you're not a cuddler?

tehresa (tehresa), Sunday, 20 November 2005 01:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

"let's just cuddle"

rogermexico (rogermexico), Sunday, 20 November 2005 02:07 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

describing things as "american"

mimi in st. louis (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 20 November 2005 05:43 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

I wish life was a giant game of Donkey Kong.

The Yellow Kid, Sunday, 20 November 2005 07:09 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

american???

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 20 November 2005 13:22 (9 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 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

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

Abbadabba Berman (Hurting), Sunday, 20 November 2005 15:58 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

this thread is TO DIE FOR!

tres letraj (tehresa), Sunday, 20 November 2005 19:09 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

EXCELSIOR. Pardon.

Beth Parker (Beth Parker), Sunday, 20 November 2005 19:52 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

I really hate those 'Magick Happens' bumper stickers.

estela (estela), Monday, 21 November 2005 03:25 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

then how will Marvin get a witness?

estela (estela), Monday, 21 November 2005 07:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

That's the other exception.

naus (Robert T), Monday, 21 November 2005 07:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

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

gem (trisk), Monday, 21 November 2005 07:41 (9 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 (9 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

Seriously, I bet families that use the term "adult beverage" produce 275% more alcoholics when those kids grow up

Josefa, Thursday, 7 May 2015 14:08 (2 months ago) Permalink

Agreed.

I hear it mostly as a disclaimer, like "Yeah, I know this strawberry-lemonade flavored malt punch with tomato sauce added in LOOKS like it's a drink for kids, but no, it's an ADULT BEVERAGE."

pplains, Thursday, 7 May 2015 14:09 (2 months ago) Permalink

This past weekend I found myself referring to "grown up soda" and luckily noticed and stopped myself because yeah. It's beer and your parents drink beer and that's fine. Calling it something cutesy just makes booze seem like this shameful thing and there's no shame in my game.

Related: when I was a server I had a regular customer who would come in with her daughter and whisperingly order white zin in a styrofoam cup with a lid which 1) gross and 2) the kid's 10. She knows.

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Thursday, 7 May 2015 14:12 (2 months ago) Permalink

it's hard to feature ugly women in your ad campaign when science has proven that they are actually invisible

I am dying, this is so true. My rule of thumb re: "real women" is if a person says to me "I am a woman" then I consider that person a "real woman"

I don't understand wine in a styrofoam cup unless you're sneakily taking it to go.

ultimate american sock (mh), Thursday, 7 May 2015 14:17 (2 months ago) Permalink

Related: when I was a server I had a regular customer who would come in with her daughter and whisperingly order white zin in a styrofoam cup with a lid which 1) gross and 2) the kid's 10. She knows.

The best way to avoid raising alcoholics is to put a bottle of wine on the dinner table every night. Younger ones won't want it and when they're old enough to like it, they won't think of it as any big deal.

Josefa, Thursday, 7 May 2015 14:28 (2 months ago) Permalink

She wanted the wine in a cup because she didn't want her daughter to see her drinking wine. In this case, I suspect the mom is the one with the drinking problem (not just because of the cup, but also because she was a regular so I was pretty familiar with her habits).

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Thursday, 7 May 2015 14:39 (2 months ago) Permalink

always put your beverage in a brown paper bag, that way children do not know what you are consuming

ultimate american sock (mh), Thursday, 7 May 2015 14:41 (2 months ago) Permalink

Josefa otm.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 May 2015 14:42 (2 months ago) Permalink

not going to dbl check to see if it has already been mentioned but beach body makes me want to gag

Florianne Fracke (La Lechera), Thursday, 7 May 2015 15:30 (2 months ago) Permalink

Ohhh, I thought she was ordering for her daughter.

pplains, Thursday, 7 May 2015 16:34 (2 months ago) Permalink

LOL no, for herself. I would not serve a 10 year old wine, even in the lawless frontier of a North Carolina redneck bar.

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Thursday, 7 May 2015 16:39 (2 months ago) Permalink

I've only heard "adult beverages" from a few coworkers and 1 boss when inviting people out for cocktails. Didn't even realize it was a euphemism used in front of kids.

Related: when I was a server I had a regular customer who would come in with her daughter and whisperingly order white zin in a styrofoam cup with a lid which 1) gross and 2) the kid's 10. She knows.

I am pretty sure I waited on this same woman at a different restaurant before I ever met you. Same order, had a kid, and my restaurant was a couple miles from where you worked.

Je55e, Saturday, 9 May 2015 04:20 (2 months ago) Permalink

I've only heard "adult beverages" from a few coworkers and 1 boss when inviting people out for cocktails

Even worse. You go ahead and have your fucking adult beverages, I'm going out for drinks.

Josefa, Saturday, 9 May 2015 06:12 (2 months ago) Permalink

I am pretty sure I waited on this same woman at a different restaurant before I ever met you. Same order, had a kid, and my restaurant was a couple miles from where you worked.

Ha! Which restaurant? The Italian one? But yeah I have to believe it was the same woman or else ordering white zin in a styrofoam with ice in restaurants is a "thing" and I can't live in that world.

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Saturday, 9 May 2015 12:21 (2 months ago) Permalink

It was a double pour of white zin IIRC. Yes, the Italian place.

Je55e, Monday, 11 May 2015 00:20 (2 months ago) Permalink

Getting frustrated by a few people recently who've taken to saying 'I'm the kind of person who...' or 'I'm more of a (blank) kind of person...' - as if they're this extra-special individual who is defined by which activities they do and do not do.
I get it, you're an adult and you don't have to like everything or participate in something you don't want to, but part of being an adult is also about being open to different things and not worrying about how that defines you. Saying you're 'not that kind of person' comes across as picky and narcissistic. Sometimes it's just fine to get involved with things that go against your carefully-crafted personality.

p:s nerds know (dog latin), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:16 (2 months ago) Permalink

also a simple "no thanks" will do

Florianne Fracke (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:21 (2 months ago) Permalink

"I'm the kind of person who..."

Whenever anybody says that, I just think "Show, don't tell."

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:25 (2 months ago) Permalink

Florianne Fracke (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:27 (2 months ago) Permalink

When I was a waitress, if someone ordered white zin (usually with a well-done steak), that meant I wasn't getting a tip.

kate78, Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:23 (2 months ago) Permalink

ewwww

ultimate american sock (mh), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:24 (2 months ago) Permalink

Haha, reminds me of this that was just on Jezebel's "Astoundingly Stupid Restaurant Customers":

My husband was waiting tables and one of “those guys” comes in and is acting like he’s just the hottest guy in the world for his date. It seemed like a first or early date, and the date seemed distinctly unimpressed with his attempts to impress her. He asked for a wine list — my husband said, “We don’t have a wine list. We have Chablis, White Zinfandel, and Merlot.” (For the record, this was a mid-priced Mexican restaurant. The wine came in gallon jugs.) The guy ordered White Zinfandel, “and the lady will have the same.”

My husband ran the wine out then went on to take another order. As he was walking past their table to get back to the wait station, That Guy stopped him: “Sir! This wine is PINK. I ordered WHITE Zinfandel!” This was before the age of smart phones and instant internet access so Husband was not able to convince That Guy that he was indeed served White Zin—he even brought out the jug and poured a glass in front of the couple. That Guy said it must be incorrectly bottled.

My husband brought him a glass of Chablis; That Guy takes a sip and says, “THANK you. Now THAT’S White Zinfandel.”

I might like you better if we Yelped together (Phil D.), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:33 (2 months ago) Permalink

No offense, but just recently "white zin"

italosVEVO (wins), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:37 (2 months ago) Permalink

Those are great.

"the very nice, very ladies-who-lunch type woman who ordered a glass of pinot gris as 'peanut-grease'"

And so it shall be for ever and ever amen

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:46 (2 months ago) Permalink

It's too hard to spell zinfandel.

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:46 (2 months ago) Permalink

I mean maybe you have lots and lots of free time but I'm busy and important and can't be bothered typing all those extra letters.

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:47 (2 months ago) Permalink

http://banmilleronbusiness.com/blog/2011-05-09/wine-mom

According to a lawsuit filed last week in San Francisco two wineries are at odds over the use of the word “mommy.” California based Clos Lachance Wines wants the court to declare that its “Mommyjuice” doesn’t violate the trademark of “Mommy’s Time Out.” A different wine that is produced and distributed by a winery in New Jersey.

drash, Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:56 (2 months ago) Permalink

There is not a wine called "mommyjuice"

italosVEVO (wins), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:58 (2 months ago) Permalink

http://mommyjuicewines.com/

Thank you for visiting MommyJuice Wines! Unfortunately we are no longer selling wine under the MommyJuice Brand but we urge you to visit our parent winery, Clos LaChance Wines, located in San Martin, CA. Same great quality wines!

drash, Tuesday, 12 May 2015 18:02 (2 months ago) Permalink

:-(

italosVEVO (wins), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 18:06 (2 months ago) Permalink

functional alcoholism is the best kind of alcoholism!

☂ (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 18:08 (2 months ago) Permalink

there's still

drash, Tuesday, 12 May 2015 18:09 (2 months ago) Permalink

Better than non-functional alcoholism. xp

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 18:10 (2 months ago) Permalink

exactly

☂ (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 18:14 (2 months ago) Permalink

I never thought I'd hate any phrase...but "run the gamut" is starting to get on my nerves, especially when its use is not immediately followed by specifics in the same sentence; e.g., "It runs the gamut." (FULL STOP.)

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 18:18 (2 months ago) Permalink


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