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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

A diva is a female version of a hustler.

how's life, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 17:52 (3 months ago) Permalink

surreal image there of how's life launching into a 'geoffrey the butler performs "no scrubs"' routine

cpt navajo (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 18:07 (3 months ago) Permalink

ahaha

kinder, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 18:47 (3 months ago) Permalink

I just think it's a more willfully goofy thing and I think it's funny to contort the word into something that means "someone who is really good at something or likes it a lot"

My previous post sounds way more nitpicky than I intended - was really just going off at a tangent - so yeah, this sounds a pretty good use of the word btw!

the ghosts of dead pom-bears (a passing spacecadet), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 19:48 (3 months ago) Permalink

"real true seltzer diva"

DERE is no DERE DERE (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 19:57 (3 months ago) Permalink

Best person wins the diva cup

kinder, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 20:10 (3 months ago) Permalink

"you know how they say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?"

yes, but they are wrong and insane is what you are making me by saying this

your best m7 (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 9 July 2014 03:54 (3 months ago) Permalink

it is also the definition of QA

niamh 1073 (electricsound), Wednesday, 9 July 2014 04:03 (3 months ago) Permalink

"Did you find everything you were looking for?" (as asked by grocery store and other retail workers)

Last night at Trader Joe I did mention that they didn't have the type of coffee filters I needed. I don't doubt that if I had asked for something they did carry, the clerk would have directed me to the right part of the store. But the question feels more like the clerk is living in fear of mystery shoppers who will mark them down if they don't run through the complete script.

Miss Anne Thrope (j.lu), Wednesday, 16 July 2014 17:44 (3 months ago) Permalink

the real definition of insanity is listening to other people define insanity in the same words, over and over again.

frog latin (Aimless), Wednesday, 16 July 2014 18:09 (3 months ago) Permalink

first mentions.

Aimless The Unlogged wrote this on thread Should the USA invade Lebanon to take on Hezbollah? on board I Love Everything on Sep 7, 2004
The only viable solution requires negotiation.

...the idea that Hezbollah have any interest in negotiation seems a strange one.

The current core of Hezbollah may not want negotiations. Howver, to live, breath and survive, Hezbollah must swim in a sea of sympathizers. Any negotiated solution that redresses the legitimate grievances of the Palestinians and allows them the power to secure their own borders and own national future would dry up support for Hezbollah and create the conditions necessary to eradicate Hezbollah with the free, active and voluntary cooperation of Palestinians.

Further reprisals, invasions and occupations, further injusttices and humiliations forced upon non-combatants, and further extreme repression of Palestinian aspirations will not work. Coerced cooperation is a contradiction in terms.

No doubt you have heard the definition of insanity as repeating the same actions over and over and expecting different results than you've always had before. By this measure, both the Israelis and Palestinians are well-advanced into madness. However, only the Israelis have the effective power to change the nature of this war.

how's life, Wednesday, 16 July 2014 18:14 (3 months ago) Permalink

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."

^ boy, how I hate that phrase!

frog latin (Aimless), Wednesday, 16 July 2014 18:20 (3 months ago) Permalink

i get "house made" in the context of a restaurant. restaurants refer to "front of house" and "back of house" employees, and will sometimes give you your food "on the house." it's just bizspeak.

i came here to post "cheesy," which i wish would go away. "cheezy" with a z is even worse, somehow.

Neil Patrick Haggerty (get bent), Wednesday, 16 July 2014 20:34 (3 months ago) Permalink

I hate like hell the use of "drones" to mean basically "radio-controlled helicopters or airplanes" There are so many other, better uses for the word.

how's life, Wednesday, 16 July 2014 20:45 (3 months ago) Permalink

xp house-made means that they made it there/themselves, home-made could be a thing from some other person/producer that they have on the menu, no?

hug niceman (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 16 July 2014 20:46 (3 months ago) Permalink

I get pissy when people say in meetings that they should "take this conversation offline".

Darin, Wednesday, 16 July 2014 20:51 (3 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

The Baltimore Sun
13 hrs ·

Four more sleeps until the Baltimore Running Festival! Whether you're participating or cheering, we have marathon tips for Saturday.

[self] "Four more sleeps"?
Like · Reply · 5 hrs

The Baltimore Sun Another way of saying four more nights. When people look forward to something, as runners tend to for the marathon, sometimes they count down this way.
Like · Just now

how's life, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:26 (1 week ago) Permalink

sunsplaining

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:36 (1 week ago) Permalink

you don't really sleep a wink the night before a marathon anyway, '3 more decent sleeps and some restless tossing and turning' would be more accurate

john wahey (NickB), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:42 (1 week ago) Permalink

"Four more sleeps" is exactly the kind of thing my annoying marathoner friends would say.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:23 (1 week ago) Permalink

I hear the sleeps things from all kinds of people. Can't stand it.

Jeff, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

barf

marcos, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:35 (1 week ago) Permalink

Four Sleeps Till Brooklyn

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:42 (1 week ago) Permalink

Seems like part of a larger phenomenon of juvenilizing our speech (which in turn seems related to "baconing")

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:49 (1 week ago) Permalink

See also "adult" as a verb, as in

I forgot to eat all day and had a tub of frosting and some scotch for dinner. I need to learn to adult.

(I am not disparaging frosting and scotch for dinner, fyi)

carl agatha, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

WAIT WHAAAAT

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:00 (1 week ago) Permalink

Oh, that's just horrible.

how's life, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:00 (1 week ago) Permalink

See also "I can't adult" as here - http://unfuckyourhabitat.tumblr.com/post/95816230431/i-cant-adult-i-have-accepted-my-fate

carl agatha, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

good luck millennials

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:07 (1 week ago) Permalink

john wahey (NickB), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:13 (1 week ago) Permalink

how to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office?!

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:49 (1 week ago) Permalink

Adulting gives me bad feels in my tum-tum.

A Hole In You The Size Of A Medium Grapefruit (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

Look at that pizza box. What a child.

pplains, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 17:53 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week ago) Permalink


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