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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

Yeah I have heard that somewhere. Maybe at the crunchy baby products store, in which case it was referring to an actual mama but still.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 20:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

Maybe even worse since it implies the woman is just generic "mama" now.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 20:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

Oh I call people mama sometimes, I'm pretty sure. Also I've gotten a newfound appreciation for "ma" since I watched a lot of this Botswanan detective show and afaict it's a term of polite address for all women.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 20:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

yeah i don't like that either

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 20:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

i might feel differently we were both in/from botswana but

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 20:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

that can be said about a lot of things

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 20:50 (1 month ago) Permalink

i understand it's meant as a term of endearment which is why i never piped up

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 20:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

One time I was in the parking lot of a Further show and I sneezed and a young hippie woman said, "Bless you, mama" and I felt like I had been promoted from maid to crone.

Fun fact: the entire time I was in the hospital for my daughter's birth, the nurses routinely called me mama instead of my name, my daughter's pediatrician calls me mama as in "Okay we'll be in exam room two, mama," and sometimes Ivy's daycare teachers call me mama. Easier than learning my name, I guess.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 20:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

Er maid to mother, I should say.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 20:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

Haha okay I'll dial it back I mean to the extent that I ever say it (which is prob very little really). Or save it for ppl who won't mind. I don't think it has anything at all to do with actual motherhood but that's just my take.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 20:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

Oh maybe it does in some places like doctor's offices and etc. Just not in my exp.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 20:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

i think in those circs it's helpful because it eases people into the idea of being a mother
in my case it just does not apply and i don't like it

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

i do not like it when 'murcans say "preggers"

― shoot skag listen to sotl (rip van wanko), Tuesday, November 4, 2014 12:43 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Preggers is horrible.

I have the term "hubby" more than most things.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

Mama when said not to actual mothers totally sounds like a hippie thing to me. I don't really hear it that often tbh but it would probably weird me out.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:02 (1 month ago) Permalink

xp Now there's something I can wholeheartedly otm.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:02 (1 month ago) Permalink

do these 'friends' wrestle for bayside?

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

ok i LOL'd

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:07 (1 month ago) Permalink

Have never heard "mama" used by a friend or acquaintance – note even about their mother or mom.

pplains, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

The missionaries all call my dad Uncle, but that's a Mormon thing, from what I gather.

pplains, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

I did get a kick out of it when the nurses at the hospital called Jeff "papa."

carl agatha, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

pplains ime it's only said among women -- you are probably not privy to those conversations because you are a man! none of my male friends have ever called me mama (or wrestled for bayside lol). they do sometimes call me buddy but i like that alright.

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

Actually now that I think about it sometimes K's preschool teachers call me "Dad" when I drop her off in the morning.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

i have a very hippie fb girl friend who basically calls all women she likes "mama"

mattresslessness, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

Something-whatever "for the win." Honestly, I hate every internet cliche.

clemenza, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 22:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

the dude who did my first tattoo kept referring to me as 'mama'. i really fucking hated it. i wouldn't care about friends saying this, since they're friends, but some rando dude saying it to me was pretty annoying.

just1n3, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 22:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

I got an ad on facebook urging me to "Step up [ my] sock game"

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 22:38 (1 month ago) Permalink

My former coworker used to use hubby ALL THE TIME.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 23:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

Jeff once randomly referred to himself as "husby-husb," which was amazing.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 23:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

Your memory is much better than mine.

Jeff, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 23:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

You saying "husby-husb" was pretty memorable. Like how if one day I was like, "Ronald Reagan was a pretty good president."

carl agatha, Wednesday, 5 November 2014 00:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 00:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

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

pplains, Wednesday, 5 November 2014 00:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

lol

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 14:40 (1 month 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 (1 month ago) Permalink

DH means Designated Hitter to most Americans, so

pplains, Thursday, 6 November 2014 02:07 (1 month ago) Permalink


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