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    "give Jack his jacket"

    I HATE that phrase!

    Along with "IMHO" and another Trini one, "Dey need tuh put tings in place."

    Trying to fill the unforgiving minute
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    That's pretty odd.

    In the UK there are loads of stupid/odd things like that. "sure as eggs is eggs", "it's the dog's b*ll*cks", "spend a penny", etc. Most of them I don't mind and some I like using, but "spend a penny" is one that annoys me, not sure why.

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    "Irregardless" causes me to wince, as do other double negatives.

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    I was interested in the example 'and heard on BBC today' as I've only ever heard it on news reports when reporters are acknowledging a source other than their own network. I didn't realise it was used as a conversational saying.

    My own principal dislikes also come from journalism, however. First, the example of the Watergate scandal has led many UK newspapers to stick "-gate" on the end of even the most minor incidents. This is really shoddy and unimaginative journalism by people who set themselves up to criticise others and show themselves unworthy of the role.

    The second example is "the wrong kind of". This one stemmed from UK commuter trains struggling in icy conditions one winter. The trains had de-icer equipment but on this occasion it wasn't up to the job. Now I understand that the Inuits have more than 100 words for snow in all its varieties, but when the railway spokesman said "We got the wrong kind of snow", the media loved it. Since then they've been delighted to suggest the "wrong kind of leaves" in the autumn fall causing train delays, and even "the wrong kind of sun" when our hottest ever heatwave a few years ago buckled straight track into sinuous curves. Have newspaper reporters got *no* creative thinking of their own?

    It's pathetic!

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    I'll be back - make me very nervous

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    this could go on forever, !! some more.
    watching the 6 Nations Rugby : " the physcality of the team..." " on the front foot" or" on the back foot"

    Of course the double negativies : "I could'nt hardly breathe"
    " I did'nt see nothing"
    " there is not a day when I don't think of him":

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    I love you !
    I love you more !
    No, I love you more !
    Stop it !
    I can't stop loving you !
    I'm taking back my love !
    You can more !
    I hate you !
    I love to hate you !

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    "there is not a day when I don't think of him"
    What's wrong with that? It's not a double negative.

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    I hate the Americanism: "I could care less".

    No. You're tying to imply you don't care, so the phrase is: "I couldn't care less."

    If you are able to care less - as in, "I could care less", or "I have the ability to care less" - then that means you have some level of care for the subject. But you are trying to convey that you don't care at all about the subject.

    "I couldn't care less" implies it is impossible to care any less about the subject, meaning you don't care for it at all.

    It's a lazy American thing (as far as I know), and I think it's stupid.

    Also, as previously mentioned, "chillax". Said when you trying to get someone to "chill" and "relax", yet you yourself are apparently in such a hurry you can't waste the time or the breath to say both words. Stupid.

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    "I miss not seeing her" !!
    "there was'nt hardly anyone there" !!
    "I don't want nothing" !!!

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    you're missing the point, chris... perhaps you are new to the concept of sarcasm?

    "i could care less" is a perfectly reasonable sarcastic expression
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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    you're missing the point, chris... perhaps you are new to the concept of sarcasm?

    "i could care less" is a perfectly reasonable sarcastic expression
    Oh.

    I get sarcasm, but I've never heard or experienced this used phrase in a sarcastic way.

    Maybe it's just me then.

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    no, it's not just you

    now for one of my own favourites... "going from left to right on your radio"

    (this is occasionally heard during radio broadcasts of sporting events)

    i mean, seriously? "... on your radio???"

    this has to be one of the stupidest remarks ever

    however, i just love hearing it, because it drives me mad with laughter
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    "What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger" - I have one word for anyone dumb enough to say that... stroke.
    "It could be worse" - Perspective is irrelevant when people are suffering, it's probably the most inappropriate statement at the worst possible timing given ever.
    "You wanna know what I think?" - No! But you're going to tell me anyway!
    "Guess what?" - I'm not psychic, just tell me already!

    ... probably a few more there, but those come immediately to mind.
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    Most of them I don't mind and some I like using, but "spend a penny" is one that annoys me, not sure why.
    Maybe because in the UK, if you have a penny, you won't be able to spend it on much.

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    "Yea, we gonna let it all hang out!"

    The visions for that one. Priceless
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    "Guess what?" - I'm not psychic, just tell me already!
    One of my favourite things to do is guess completely ridiculous stuff.

    "Guess whaaaat!"
    "You fell into the toilet bowl again?!"
    "What? No."

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    words that end in "pocalypse", like the current US News organizations' freak out over snow and calling it "snowpocalypse".

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    Add to that, words that end in "gate" as new names of scandals.

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    Your Mother or Aunt, Sister ,Brother has just died , I can't stand ---- "A happy release" HE - She "is in a better place" He (She ) had "good innings" how blinking insensitive !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuala
    "A happy release"
    That sounds like a whole other different kind of event there.

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    another one is "and whatever" following a sentance. "like you know"

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    Raffles said: '"spend a penny" is one that annoys me, not sure why.'

    I'm not sure why, either. Before the rise of customer care and free services (not least on motorways in the UK), you had to pay to use public toilets, and the usual charge was one pre-decimal penny. As we had a politer society then, "spend a penny" was an honest and instantly understood euphemism.

    AlexDawson responded: 'Maybe because in the UK, if you have a penny, you won't be able to spend it on much.'

    Well, that's exactly what happened. Come decimalisation in 1971, all those public toilet machines had to be changed, and although a new penny was worth 2.5 old ones, the increase wasn't worth enough to pay for new machines - and the new penny had far less weight, so I'd guess that new machines (then) might have been less reliable with them. So the toilets became free or - especially if abused - were demolished.

    But by then the euphemism was deeply embedded among the politer sections of society, and remains in common use despite the lost origin. And why not - look at the alternatives and ask yourself if they are an improvement...

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    asl pls
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    barbie ?
    wth ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    "What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger" - I have one word for anyone dumb enough to say that... stroke.
    I feel really bad saying this but I chuckled when I saw this. Such a good comeback (which I'm going to borrow next time if that's alright ).

    I hate lots of business related sayings, such as "Touch base" or "Leverage".

    My personal favourite to hate though is "Let's take this offline" - how about no. Seeing as I work with the internet, let's not take this offline and let's just deal with it now shall we?!

    I also echo someones earlier post about using of instead of 've/have (as in should of). That really annoys me!

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    They found "a lifeless corpse " !! "true facts" !!!


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