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Phrases that I would like banned, please

Discussion in 'Personal' started by doomzebra, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. I don't like the Beatles
    The Labour Party are socialists

     
  2. Leeds, World Class City

     
  3. Phoenixchild

    Phoenixchild Occasional commenter

    "One of these days...." When exactly?
    "I'll tell you something for nothing...." Please don't.
    "What goes around comes around...." No it bloody well doesn't.
    "Chillax" ***?
    And the use of sodding acronyms for everything, I never know what anyone is talking about these days! *Ironic acknowledgement alert of the above statement.*
     
  4. Just about vented my spleen, folks. For now.
     
  5. clear_air

    clear_air New commenter

    Ae you sure, Bob?
    From the get go.
    Students (when they are under 18)
    Learners
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Back again-

    fun run
    how's it hangin' ?
    it's my ass
    bust your ass
    and all the American ****-related infelicities
     
  7. clear_air

    clear_air New commenter

    Go on, let it all out. I bet you can think of some more. You'll feel better for it.
     
  8. Oh I was going to add this one!! I want to vomit when I hear people say things like that!! [​IMG]
     
  9. go down (happen)

     
  10. "let's take this offline" - why not just say "let's discuss it after the meeting"
    "blue sky thinking" - *** does this mean?
    "let's touch base" [​IMG]
    "are we singing from the same hymn sheet" - yes, I have actually heard someone say this
    I thought vomit inducing phrases were reserved for business but since doing teacher training last year I hate these phrases equally:
    "reflective diary" - seriously? who on earth has time to keep a reflective diary (also heard this called a reflective log which makes me laugh childishly [​IMG]
    "effective practitioner" - what's wrong with "good teacher"?
    "pedagogy" - need I say more?
    I want to be sick now [​IMG]
     

  11. "let's take this offline" - why not just say "let's discuss it after the meeting"
    "blue sky thinking" - *** does this mean?
    "let's touch base" [​IMG]
    "are we singing from the same hymn sheet" - yes, I have actually heard someone say this
    I
    thought vomit inducing phrases were reserved for business but since
    doing teacher training last year I hate these phrases equally:
    "reflective
    diary" - seriously? who on earth has time to keep a reflective diary
    (also heard this called a reflective log which makes me laugh childishly
    [​IMG]
    "effective practitioner" - what's wrong with "good teacher"?
    "pedagogy" - need I say more?
    I want to be sick now [​IMG]
     
  12. loved ones
     
  13. The trouble is that most of the examples of phrases quoted in this thread have, more than likely , been quoted from people in a superior position. Otherwise , a simple "oh,for *****'s sake speak properly." would have sufficed. So, people, grow a back bone and put the linguistic tosseurs in their respective blue sky boxes.
     
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Simples
    Up level

     
  15. Well. As in 'well good', 'well bad', 'well amazing' and any other combination.
     
  16. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    pre-order - how is this any different from order? (the same with pre-book)

     
  17. ME TOO! I hate 'Back in the day' and 'I'll always be there for you' (with the substitution of any pronoun) I suppose it could be worse: ' I myself will always be there for yourself.'
     
  18. Sick, when not in reference to being ill.
     
  19. Honey Loop

    Honey Loop New commenter

    I hate the phrase, 'Well, if you ask me...' Actually, I bloody well didn't and I'll thank you to keep your opinion to yourself.
    Any teen-y phrase beginning, 'It's proper...' (insert words such as shan, banging, mint, raining, gross, etc)

    And there seems to a type of person (don't know if it's specific to us here) who must be getting very dizzy because they seem to start every line of a conversation with, 'Then I turned around and said...So then I turned around and went.... then she turned around around said...'
    gahhhhhh!
     

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