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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 (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

One of Beeps' teachers always calls me "Beeps' Dad" so I call her "Beeps' Teacher".

pplains, Wednesday, 5 November 2014 00:34 (3 months ago) Permalink

lol

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 14:40 (3 months ago) Permalink

Hubby is just awful and so is 'DH' for Dear Husband. Makes me feel like we're all in a terrible 70s British sitcom.

ljubljana, Thursday, 6 November 2014 02:04 (3 months ago) Permalink

DH means Designated Hitter to most Americans, so

pplains, Thursday, 6 November 2014 02:07 (3 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

"lick"

in the context of a guitar or bass part

don't ask me why i posted this (electricsound), Saturday, 17 January 2015 07:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

soref, Saturday, 17 January 2015 12:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

I'm amazed this one hasn't come up yet, "End of". As in, "That's all I have to say on the matter. End of." (Not sure if this is used in the US or not).

Peas Be Upon Ham (Tom D.), Saturday, 17 January 2015 12:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

In the US it's often phrased as "Enough said." Or worse, "'Nuff said." It's horrible.

carl agatha, Saturday, 17 January 2015 13:02 (1 month ago) Permalink

Believe me, this is worse.

Peas Be Upon Ham (Tom D.), Saturday, 17 January 2015 13:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

"End of" reminds me of "To die" which I love.

Jennifer 8.-( (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 17 January 2015 15:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

I've never heard that one. As in "to die for"?

Je55e, Saturday, 17 January 2015 20:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yes!!

Jennifer 8.-( (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 18 January 2015 01:20 (1 month ago) Permalink

like "oh my gauhd that cashmeeuh sweatuh is tuh die."

Jennifer 8.-( (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 18 January 2015 01:20 (1 month ago) Permalink

"How goes it?"

ed.b, Sunday, 18 January 2015 02:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

"tuck in" when referring to eating

joygoat, Sunday, 18 January 2015 06:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

fill your boots

sktsh, Sunday, 18 January 2015 10:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

When I worked at Ruby Tuesday the training materials had scripts that included "tuck into" as well as extensive use of "wash down." "The Church Street is great washed down with a strawberry Megarita." Fucking nauseating, and we had to rehearse the lines aloud in shift meetings.

Je55e, Sunday, 18 January 2015 20:43 (1 month ago) Permalink

kinder, Sunday, 18 January 2015 21:53 (1 month ago) Permalink

Business school teachers apparently have not yet stopped telling their students to claim to have a "passion" for _______. Nobody is impressed by these passionate claims; on the other hand, the use of the word indicates a certain willingness to say whatever the boss needs to hear, which might be a factor in getting hired if toadying is an important job function.

The word passion has become boilerplate: your thoughts.

The most inadvertently funny version of why-not-to-do-this I ever saw was an ag student who claimed to "have a passion for livestock."

Vic Perry, Monday, 19 January 2015 23:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

"passion for livestock"

About 62,800 results (0.54 seconds)

jmm, Monday, 19 January 2015 23:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

Follow your passion: livestock

groundless round (La Lechera), Monday, 19 January 2015 23:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

"lick"

in the context of a guitar or bass part

but all the best guitar and bass parts are licks!

example (crüt), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

Unless yr playing it with your tongue a la jimi then gtf imo

Ottbot jr (NickB), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

Not exactly a phrase, but the derisive "Um" or "Uh" before a correction--on a message board, let's say. Just say what you want to say. Not necessary.

clemenza, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:33 (1 month ago) Permalink

tildes

local eire man (darraghmac), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

The only valid use for a tilde ime is as a symbol for "approximately".

Aimless, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

====D ~~~ ~~~

pplains, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

um, sorry.

pplains, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

"passion for livestock"

About 62,800 results (0.54 seconds)

― jmm, Monday, January 19, 2015 5:42 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

even better phrase early in those results is: "Kevin's passion for the meat trade".

Cue REM "talk about the passion"

Vic Perry, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 06:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

"champagne socialist' seems to be muscling in on the same turf as 'political correctness gone mad' as far as stock rightwing reactionary bollocks phrases go recently.

oi listen mate, shut up (dog latin), Monday, 9 February 2015 18:00 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

It took me a while to realize that what they really mean is "class traitor"

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 9 February 2015 18:06 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

It's a red herring that only goes to show up the fallacies of morons who go around using it.
describing someone as a champagne socialist assumes that wealthy people shouldn't care about the welfare of those less well off than them. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy about certain rightwing values; as if monetary wealth should work as an automatic tranquiliser that halts any empathic or idealistic thoughts, or that once you have money, you've joined some special club and shouldn't ever have to worry about people less well off than you again.
That, or of course donate all your money to charity and live like St Francis of Assisi the rest of your fucking life while the world keeps spinning and nothing changes.

oi listen mate, shut up (dog latin), Monday, 9 February 2015 18:45 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

"and I couldn't be happier." [usually about the purchase of a consumer good.]

Really? You've either got some A-level zen shit going on or you're bereft of imagination.

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Monday, 9 February 2015 18:47 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

"Natch." "Aaaaaaaannnnddd...."

clemenza, Thursday, 26 February 2015 01:28 (5 days ago) Permalink


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