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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

"I hope my e-mail does a good job finding you"

Ina-Garten-Da-Vida (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 6 October 2015 21:31 (4 months ago) Permalink

I've always wondered about that phrase -- does it date back to a time when you actually couldn't be reasonably certain a message would reach its recipient? Or is it more like "I hope you are well when you receive this."

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 6 October 2015 21:42 (4 months ago) Permalink

the latter!

kinder, Tuesday, 6 October 2015 21:44 (4 months ago) Permalink

Or is it more like "I hope you are well when you receive this."

i always thought it was this.

1998 ball boy (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 October 2015 21:45 (4 months ago) Permalink

Yeah I thought that was more likely as well. Still a little pompous sounding I guess.

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 6 October 2015 22:54 (4 months ago) Permalink

"be a part of" used to mean "give me money for my project"

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Thursday, 8 October 2015 18:28 (4 months ago) Permalink

Not a phrase, per se, but I think my current least favorite utterance in the English language is that gross and dismissive "...Okaaay?..." response people give when you've supposedly said something incomprehensible or off the wall but, really, the root of it is that the person you're speaking to is just a rude asshole who doesn't want to continue the conversation.

Skin Boherts (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 October 2015 18:48 (4 months ago) Permalink

kinder, Thursday, 8 October 2015 20:43 (4 months ago) Permalink

i'm sure it has been mentioned before but i just felt a wave of disgust for shareable content

La Lechera, Thursday, 8 October 2015 21:00 (4 months ago) Permalink

"*sigh*"

Seeing this in responses right before a paragraph of capital letters espousing Opinion Supremacy. Oh your disdain for me and my idiocy is at such a level that to lower yourself to my plane of existence in order to educate me on why YOU are right and I a blathering idiot causes you so much grief you must type out your irl exhaustion. It is ok, I realize you are only doing this for the good of humanity, and it is at your great personal sacrifice to have to explain your opinion to such a dullard as I.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 11 October 2015 17:20 (3 months ago) Permalink

When people say (usually on facebook) that some minor act of goodness "restored my faith in humanity." These flighty fucks need to get a grip already!

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 14:12 (3 months ago) Permalink

Are your feelings about humanity really so easily lowered and raised? Do you constantly find yourself forgetting that at any given minute humans somewhere are doing both wonderful and awful things and everything in between?

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 14:13 (3 months ago) Permalink

Yes

μpright mammal (mh), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 14:20 (3 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

STOP FUCKING USING "LEVERAGE" IN PLACE OF "USE"

cory artangel (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 17:40 (2 months ago) Permalink

otm

marcos, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 17:46 (2 months ago) Permalink

i guess i don't *hate* it, but why is everything suddenly being 'gifted' instead of 'given'

mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 17:47 (2 months ago) Permalink

like thrifted

La Lechuza (La Lechera), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 17:49 (2 months ago) Permalink

How is "binge-watching" not on this page yet.

pplains, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 17:59 (2 months ago) Permalink

i was in a training session where the guy kept talking about 'learns' as in 'what learns are you hoping to take away with you today?', 'what key learns have you taken from this?'.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 10:35 (2 months ago) Permalink

What. The. Fuck.

how's life, Wednesday, 9 December 2015 12:09 (2 months ago) Permalink

'Learns' is popular here. Infuriating.

mmmm, Wednesday, 9 December 2015 12:28 (2 months ago) Permalink

there is literally no need for this. are they trying to avoid the word 'lesson'? why not say 'what have you learnt from this?'?

canoon fooder (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 12:35 (2 months ago) Permalink

'learns'
no
no
NO

kinder, Wednesday, 9 December 2015 12:39 (2 months ago) Permalink

I lessoned some learns at school today.

pplains, Wednesday, 9 December 2015 14:35 (2 months ago) Permalink

I've heard "learnings" but "learns" is some next-level wrongheadedness

μpright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 15:04 (2 months ago) Permalink

Here endeth the learn.

jmm, Wednesday, 9 December 2015 15:11 (2 months ago) Permalink

getting all the learns

Check Yr Scrobbles (Moodles), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 15:24 (2 months ago) Permalink

i guess you learns a new thing every day

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 15:25 (2 months ago) Permalink

sick learn

La Lechuza (La Lechera), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 17:06 (2 months ago) Permalink

feel the learn

La Lechuza (La Lechera), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 17:07 (2 months ago) Permalink

3rd degree learn

La Lechuza (La Lechera), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 17:08 (2 months ago) Permalink

learn notice

μpright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 17:14 (2 months ago) Permalink

ha that sounds like a real thing

La Lechuza (La Lechera), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 17:14 (2 months ago) Permalink

when your CIA handler calls you and tells you.... you've been learned

μpright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 17:17 (2 months ago) Permalink

so many feels about this

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 18:01 (2 months ago) Permalink


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