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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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

As mentioned upthread, "base touching" is the WORST.

Drooone, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 08:15 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

verbs/verb phrases!! touches on, informed by - esp. when I resort to using them!!!

youn, Thursday, 19 July 2007 01:18 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

!!!Donna please tell me that was not a typo.

Trayce, Thursday, 19 July 2007 02:59 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

:o

Trayce, Thursday, 19 July 2007 04:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

I want your job!

Trayce, Thursday, 19 July 2007 04:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

in my mind, the phrase comes tagged with an implied "[here]"

my collages, let me show you them (bernard snowy), Thursday, 27 February 2014 17:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

"you don't get to dot dot dot"

Mordy , Thursday, 27 February 2014 17:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

the blogiverse just proliferates these awful colloquialish phrases at a disturbing rate

james franco tur(oll)ing test (Hurting 2), Thursday, 27 February 2014 17:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

Most bloggers have no gift for phrase making, so they use ready made.

Aimless, Thursday, 27 February 2014 17:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

a hands-on experience in state-of-the-art classrooms

pplains, Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

What the hell is state-of-the-art anymore? They have computers? How does the "the art" come into play. "See this calculator? It is state-of-the-art technology."

And hands-on. I would hazard a guess that pretty much 75-percent of life is "hands-on."

I'm not trying to be here, but I see those phrases so much.

pplains, Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:17 (1 month ago) Permalink

I like when businesses say they use "best practices" like that's the end of the conversation.

james franco tur(oll)ing test (Hurting 2), Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

any nailing not involving metal fasteners

blot it out (Hunt3r), Monday, 3 March 2014 02:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

"that happened"

Danity Faxath (contenderizer), Monday, 3 March 2014 10:53 (1 month ago) Permalink

"you've got too much time on your hands"

inside out trousers (dog latin), Monday, 3 March 2014 12:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

My mom just used the sardonic "you're welcome" in a facebook post.

james franco tur(oll)ing test (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 March 2014 15:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

"Oh [dramatic pause] my God."

cwkiii, Friday, 7 March 2014 15:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Guy at work offering his positive review of a dining establishment ended his monologue with "It is to drool for."

pplains, Monday, 24 March 2014 14:23 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Thatz not okay.

"Jiggle It" - 2 in a Zoo (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 24 March 2014 15:00 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

bad taste. ironic, eh?

I wear the fucking pin, don't I? (Aimless), Monday, 24 March 2014 18:09 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Ewww.

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 15:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

"I'm gonna have to call out ___"

james franco tur(oll)ing test (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 15:18 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

"Can you talk to that?" when they mean "Can you talk ABOUT that?"

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Friday, 28 March 2014 00:24 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

be that as it may

nakhchivan, Friday, 28 March 2014 00:36 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

the expression "cool beans"

joygoat, Monday, 14 April 2014 14:32 (6 days ago) Permalink

or "spill the beans"

take a piece of mr. baxter's hand (how's life), Monday, 14 April 2014 15:21 (6 days ago) Permalink

alright cool your beans

ביטקוין‎ (Hurting 2), Monday, 14 April 2014 15:27 (6 days ago) Permalink

"is that a thing now?" / "is this is a real thing" / "is that a thing"

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Monday, 14 April 2014 15:40 (6 days ago) Permalink

*incredulous tone, roll eyes* "pass."

ale burphard iii (Hunt3r), Monday, 14 April 2014 16:00 (6 days ago) Permalink

xp /"is that even a thing"

ביטקוין‎ (Hurting 2), Monday, 14 April 2014 16:08 (6 days ago) Permalink

"is that a thing that happened?" etc.

kms

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Monday, 14 April 2014 16:52 (6 days ago) Permalink

This a thing that happened.

Mayor Manuel (La Lechera), Monday, 14 April 2014 16:55 (6 days ago) Permalink

oof forgot the "is"

failure

Mayor Manuel (La Lechera), Monday, 14 April 2014 16:55 (6 days ago) Permalink

This happened.

ביטקוין‎ (Hurting 2), Monday, 14 April 2014 16:56 (6 days ago) Permalink

This
Is this a thing
Is this a thing
that happened
Is this even a thing
that happened
this happened
this is a thing
that happened
this

ביטקוין‎ (Hurting 2), Monday, 14 April 2014 16:58 (6 days ago) Permalink

is my poem

ביטקוין‎ (Hurting 2), Monday, 14 April 2014 16:58 (6 days ago) Permalink

lcd soundsystem song

ale burphard iii (Hunt3r), Monday, 14 April 2014 17:00 (6 days ago) Permalink

it's a thing
it's a thing
it's a real thing
it's a thing
it's a thing
it's a real real thing

ביטקוין‎ (Hurting 2), Monday, 14 April 2014 17:01 (6 days ago) Permalink

even better than the real thing

clouds, Monday, 14 April 2014 22:45 (6 days ago) Permalink

I know the feeling. It is the real thing. You can't refuse the embrace.

how's life, Monday, 14 April 2014 22:47 (6 days ago) Permalink


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