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Re: Phrases that are finger nails on chalkboard to you

Gifted when used to express the giving of a gift.

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Re: Phrases that are finger nails on chalkboard to you

There are a lot, but the one that drives me crazy currently is "b_tt hurt."

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@Smushie wrote:

I'm from California, but have lived in the South for more than 20 years.  I love it here!  I've gotten used to the local slang and most of it makes me smile.  BUT, one phrase that I hear a lot is "You're fine"  when I am trying to get through a crowd or something similiar.  The phrase is "Excuse me" NOT  "You're fine."  I know I'm fine, I just want to politely get around you.  Does this bother anyone else?  


@Smushie  No, "You're fine" is the response to excuse me.  OR it is it used when someone is trying to get by and someone else is trying to move out of the way when they don't need to.  The passer by says "You're fine" meaning you don't have to move, step aside, pick up your handbag, etc.  That the way we say it in Okie land. 

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Indiscriminate and inappropriate use of the word gentleman.   Often, I hear eyewitnesses use this phrase even when a crime is involved.  

 

Even more often and, perhaps worse, broadcasters use

the word “gentleman” in reports about a criminal, even when a convicted of horrific crimes.  (Interestingly, broadcasters rarely use the term lady or gentlelady when referring to a female criminal.) 

 

Refer to them as:

a man, a person, a perpetrator, a suspect, a criminal, 

- add convicted as an adjective where appropriate. 

 

Or, where it would be more accurate: 

 a “vile scurvy rat whose existence stinks up the planet” *.   They are not a gentlemen.

 

* This was a phrase used by “Carla” on Cheers.  

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Re: Phrases that are finger nails on chalkboard to you

When someone uses the phrase just saying in their post whether it be at the end or to begin the post, or anywhere.

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Breaking up a sentence or phrase with a period after each word.  Unbelievably. Ignorant. Isn't. It.  

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It is what it is

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Kiddos.

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Every single one already mentioned here.   I'm sure there are many more because I'm old and grumpy but I can't think of them right now.  

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"you guys"  whaever happend to "you" or "all of you"

 

calling girls/women "you guys" instead of "girls" or "ladies"

 

"true dat"

 

"like" every other word

 

"on accident" instead of "by accident" must be the new language

 

"um"

 

I cxould go on and on