November 22, 2008

Annoying Adage

Do you have some phrases that get under your skin?
Maybe like:

I'll be honest with you...
Really?  Like you're not usually?  So this is the only time I should believe you?  

And God showed up...
No kidding.   He's already here, and there, and everywhere; you just happened to acknowledge Him.  Finally.

Do you have 20 cent?
SSS!  It is plural.  More than one cent. 

LOL.  Blah, blah, blah, LOL.
Do you really laugh out loud that often?

Up to 70% off.
Uh huh. I've got your number.  That really means that most things are 20% off. But, if you happen to work here and find the things marked 50% off before the store opens, plus your employee discount, then ... yes, UP TO 70% off.

Same difference.
Umm... what does this mean?!  Aren't those opposites?

Reality TV.
It is so normal for me to be dropped off on an island with complete strangers.  How about you?Maybe your reality is to travel the entire world with your spouse in 4 weeks.

Fresh Fish.
Scary.  The last restaurant I visited didn't post this sign.  Hope I didn't eat old fish.

What phrase annoys you the most?
C'mon give me a good LOL.


Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

These are great! Of course, because I'm trying to think of one, I can't. UGH! the only thing I can come up with (and it's bad) is that I hate it when people say "Hey Mom" or "Hey Susie". I always respond by screaming, my first name ISN'T HEY!

Handmade Housewife... said...

My husband's catch phrase is "I don't know, but all I know is...." Seems like a lot of extra words to me just to say something.


Sandy said...

"Duh", "Like" this and "Like" that, "Whatever"
So annoying!

JVS said...

My husband can't stand it when someone says "I could care less...."
He says it doesn't make sense...of course you could care less...should be "couldn't care less"

Anonymous said...

You crack me up, friend! LOL!!


Sunny said...

I have to say that I do the LOL thingy because if I type it - I mean it! I have just laughed out loud. I don't just go around whipping the abbreviated lingo just to do it. Some folks though talk in nothing but. I'll get a text message and think I'm reading some kind of computer code or something or even ancient hieroglyphics. Anyway, one thing that irritates me that people say is "credic" like a credic card. I'm sorry, last I checked there was a 't' on the end of that word. I'm in the banking industry so I hear this a lot! Oh, and on that note, one thing that drives me crazy and I hear it a lot is, "I didn't know I needed to balance my register. You didn't tell me that I had to even keep a register. Can I get my NSF fees refunded?" Uh...huh? wha?

Jacque said...

The MOST annoying phrase ever..."do you know what I'm saying?" Like I'm an idiot...or what?...that I cannot understand simple English. ha!

Love your blog and visit it often, though this is the first time I have posted a comment. Couldn't resist this one, though.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

You know what I mean? :)
You are too funny!! Ok, so I wasn't LOL, but I was chuckling..quietly, with a smile on my face..does that count?

KR said...

No, you can't ax me a question.

It also REALLLLY bothers me when people get my name wrong. How do you get Christine or Christian or Chris or Betty Sue out of KRISTEN? It's pronounced JUST like it's spelled....KRIS.....TEN!!!

:) Thanks for the laugh!

Gigi said...

OOH, I have one- when people say "literally" but they really DON'T mean literally. For example, "I was so mad I literally exploded."

Really? And you lived to tell the tale?

Tricia Anne said...

This is too funny! I have laughed reading the responses too. Lately my daughter has been saying, "I wouldn't lie about a thing like that." So...what would you lie about?? Do you get to pick and choose what you lie about?? :o) Yikes! I also do not like when people say Jesus Christ as a curse word. I am thinking to myself when they say it, "Do you have any idea what name you are saying? You see all those stars up there? Those just didn't get there on accident! Feel that heart beating in your chest ... yep ... He created that too!"

Amber said...

What about "at the end of the day..." That phrase drives my hubby nuts!!

And it isn't a phrase, but it annoys me when someone says, "supposubly" instead of "supposeDly." Geez.