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Re: Phrases that are finger nails on chalkboard to you

My signature lines covers it pretty well. I'll add, phrases that glorify the past and denigrate people younger than the person making the statement. 

 

 

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Re: Phrases that are finger nails on chalkboard to you


@D Kay wrote:

When people say I seen..... instead of I saw......

 

 

On the day.


That's another one that gets to me as well. 

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You'll love it!

 

I find that one annoying, you can't possibly know I'd love it. We aren't the same person.

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@whitedogs wrote:

People who don't know the difference between there, their, they're. 


Loose and lose 

 

 

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@Anita Hug wrote:

"It's past history"  Is there any other kind of history?

 

I also do not like the over use of the word "hack" these days. "food hacks" are just recipes to me!  It seems that that word is a one-size-fits-all for everything from recipes to home repairs.  I think it's silly to call squirting whipped cream on coffee a "java hack" Smiley Wink


Past history is similar to what I heard from someone who said they made a wrong mistake. Seems redundant to me, plus unless it is a rare serendipitious moment, mistakes are wrong by their very nature.

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"Perfect!"

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My husband will begin a conversation with, "By the way..."  It drives me nuts for some reason.  To me, you say that when you're adding to a thought/conversation, not starting one.  A friend does the same with, "Just so you know..."  Don't like that one either.

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Over use of the eff word. Happens everywhere. Doesn't shock anyone anymore -- find another word. The way my sis slowly e-n-u-n-c-i-a-t-e-s words, with staccato flair, when she's trying to make a point. She's done this since her 20s. And I roll my eyes. Typical sisters.   

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@jeanlake wrote:

Over use of the eff word. Happens everywhere. Doesn't shock anyone anymore -- find another word. The way my sis slowly e-n-u-n-c-i-a-t-e-s words, with staccato flair, when she's trying to make a point. She's done this since her 20s. And I roll my eyes. Typical sisters.   


 

You call them swear words, I call them sentence enhancers

 

 

shock has nothing to do with it

 

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"More better" or "way better"

 

I cringe when I hear this.