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  #101  
Old March 13th, 2007, 11:07 PM
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"Classy"

as in:

"Those Expedition Exchange guys run a really classy operation."

or

"The Yankees are a classy ball team."

or

"Is that your Range Rover?"
"Yes."
"Oooooooh, classy"


That is my ultimate bar-none cringe word.

I absolutley can't fucking stand it or anyone who uses it.

Just writing it makes me want to wretch.

Last edited by JSQ : March 13th, 2007 at 11:10 PM.
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  #102  
Old March 14th, 2007, 08:00 AM
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Who is the ultimate spokesperson?



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  #103  
Old March 14th, 2007, 08:34 AM
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"Buddy"

I hate that word.

"Hey, buddy."

"Thanks, buddy."

"You got it, buddy."

I feel like capping someone every time I hear that pathetic shit.
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  #104  
Old March 14th, 2007, 11:25 AM
DJ Menasco DJ Menasco is offline
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JSQ
"Classy"

That is my ultimate bar-none cringe word.

I absolutley can't fucking stand it or anyone who uses it.

Just writing it makes me want to wretch.


It's not that bad.

It has a subtle lowbrow humor in it. If you want a word to despise then look no further than the overuse of the word "like."

Most of the clientel that spew that word are brain dead pop tarts who think Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden are brothers.

The worst part is that no one is exempt. I hear the interns at the hospital using it all the time.

"So I was like doing my ER rotation this week and this guy like urinated all over himself."

Ugh.

I loath that word.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 11:36 AM
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I still think "how are you?" is the hands-down winner.

Unlike "classy" and "like", "how are you?" is classless. It's used by people of all social strata, educated and uneducated, male and female, young and old, etc.


"Expedition Exchange, this is John."

"Hello?"

"Yes, hello. Expedition Exchange, this is John."

"Hi, how are you?"

"How can I help you?"

"What's going on over there at Expedition Exchange this morning?"

"Get to the point of your call."

"I called for some tech advice about...."

"May I ask who's calling?"

"Joe."

"Joe who?"

"Joe Smith."

Click.


Imagine going through this bullshit dozens of times every day.

I hate "how are you?".
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Old March 14th, 2007, 11:41 AM
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"Hi, Tom! How are you?"


"DO YOU CARE?" - says, Tom
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  #107  
Old March 14th, 2007, 11:52 AM
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Not only does this guy have a lame phrase on his windshield, but he didn't even spell it properly;

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  #108  
Old March 14th, 2007, 12:35 PM
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Good versus well really bugs me. I can tolerate the "how's it going?" to "it's going good" as some colloquialism, but I hate "they really did good on task x."

Oh, and those who say "irregardless" can flat out go to hell.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 12:41 PM
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"Enthused" drives me haywire.

The absolute worst for me is when "between he and I" is used. The speaker is trying to sound educated, but comes off sounding like a jackass.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 02:33 PM
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"community"

man, talk about over used in the last decade or so. i hate this crap, it's another pc punch word.

"he's doing great things for the latino community"

"they're very influential figures in the rover community"

where is this so-called community? is the speaker referring to everyone of that genre, regardless of location? what if they fit the category but don't want to be in the community, is that person still speaking for them?

it's turned into a lame ass rally cry for people with agendas.

ugh.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 05:49 PM
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Anyone ever counted how many times John uses the word "sweet" in a telephone conversation?

I can deal with all the words/phrases everyone has listed thus far, except "have a good one". It drives me nuts.

Another one is, "Take her easy". Then, some goof aways has to say "and if easy takes her, take her again!"

BTW, who ever it was that suggested the Lavazza coffee, thanks! I ordered some online, and it arrived this afternoon. I'm having a cup now with a shot of honey. Good stuff.
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  #112  
Old March 14th, 2007, 05:53 PM
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"Grow your business" is a vile and awkward phrase.
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  #113  
Old March 14th, 2007, 05:59 PM
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Which of the three scenarios is the worst?:


Scenario 1:
John: "Expedition Exchange, this is John."
Caller: "Hi, how are you? I'm calling to see if you have any Michelin XZLs for my dualie."


Scenario 2:
John: "Expedition Exchange, this is John."
Caller: "Hi, how are you?
John: "Who are you? [And why would you care how I am?]"
Caller: "My name is Joey and I'm calling to see if you any Michelin XZLs for my dualie"


Scenario 3:
John: "Expedition Exchange, this is John."
Caller: "Hi, how are you?"
John: "Hi, how are you?"
Caller: Pause. [You dumbshit, you're supposed to reply with, "I'm fine, how are you doing today?" Don't you speak English or have even a modicum of social skills?] I'm calling to see if you any Michelin XZLs for my dualie.


In Scenario 1, the caller just throws out the "how are you?" and then immediately follows up with why he called. There's no pause for an answer, because he doesn't expect an answer. He just asks "how are you?" because it's part of his pathetic attempt at starting a conversation. To him, "how are you?" is the same as "hello".

In scenario 2, the caller throws out the "how are you?" to begin the conversation. He semi-expects an answer, but he knows "how are you?" in this context is meaningless and really doesn't expect a response. He doesn't know me from Adam and doesn't give a damn how I really am. Why he asked then I have no idea.

In scenario 3, the caller throws out the "how are you?" to begin the conversation. I throw back the equally meaningless "hi, how are you?" right back at him. But this caller is different. The dumb ass actually expects a response. He's appalled that I didn't actually bother with the lame ass "I'm fine, how are you doing today?" because that's what the losers in his pathetic social circle do. I can even sense his sarcasm on the phone. Like I'm the Laotian donut-shop-owning immigrant who can't speak English and I'm such a dumb ass that I don't know how to interact with other Americans.

So which is the worst? They're all lame, no doubt about that. But I pick Scenario 3 because the caller actually thinks he's the socially adept one and I'm the chump because I don't know how to engage in small-talk with him.
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  #114  
Old March 14th, 2007, 06:27 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dchapman

BTW, who ever it was that suggested the Lavazza coffee, thanks! I ordered some online, and it arrived this afternoon. I'm having a cup now with a shot of honey. Good stuff.

Look for store near you soon...As they are expanding. Great coffee eh?

EwS
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  #115  
Old March 14th, 2007, 07:56 PM
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Sheesh, you guys have this down to a science. I thought I was bad, but I just hate the word "drapes". As in the things you hang in your living room. Something about the sound of it is like fingernails on a chalkboard.
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  #116  
Old March 14th, 2007, 08:10 PM
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"Really?"

I can see how "really" might be a proper response to something that sounds incredible or isn't well known. For example:

Joe: "Did you know that Martin Luther King had an insatiable appetite for white women."
Stacy: "Really?"

There, the "really?" works.

But I can't stand it when I get this:

John: "Expedition Exchange, this is John.
Caller: "Hello?"
John: "Yes, hello."
Caller: "Is this Expedition Exchange?"
John: "Yes, it is."
Caller: "Do you sell jerrycans?"
John: "Yes, we do."
Caller: "Really?"
John: "Yes, really."
Caller: "Are those good jerrycans?"
John: "Yes, they are."
Caller: "Really?"
John: "Yes, really."
Caller: "Do they leak at all?"
John: "No, they don't leak at all."
Caller: "Really?"
John: "Yes, really."

It goes on and on.

This dumbass has to hear everything twice. Perhaps his parents played tricks on him or something. Perhaps all of his friends are liars. But whatever the reason for his having to have everything reinforced, I can't stand this type of moron.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 08:44 PM
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Mine is "good".


"Hi, how are you?" (Just for John)
"Good."


I hate that.

And... the the lack of adverbs.
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  #118  
Old March 14th, 2007, 08:47 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thomaskimura
Good versus well really bugs me. I can tolerate the "how's it going?" to "it's going good" as some colloquialism, but I hate "they really did good on task x."

Oh, and those who say "irregardless" can flat out go to hell.

I somehow missed Tom's post... which is a real good one. lol
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Old March 14th, 2007, 08:57 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by traveltoad
"Hi, how are you?" (Just for John)
"Good."


I hate that.


I'm going to dissent on this one. Obviously, a lot depends on context and who's involved. But I think "good" is a perfectly fine response to "how are you?" in the vast majority of "how are you?" encounters. It's a quickie response that says, "Yeah, whatever. Now that the bullshit is out of the way, let's get to the point of our conversation."
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Old March 14th, 2007, 11:38 PM
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English being my second language, I tend to translate in my head when I am having a conversation or read.

What drives me nuts are the phrases people use all the time without knowing what they mean,

things like "cloud nine", "apple of my eye", "whole nine yard"

Even "OK" bothers me sometimes. Is it "O.K." , an acronym of words?

then there are idiots who say "it is a-ok"

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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by johnlee
I'm going to dissent on this one. Obviously, a lot depends on context and who's involved. But I think "good" is a perfectly fine response to "how are you?" in the vast majority of "how are you?" encounters. It's a quickie response that says, "Yeah, whatever. Now that the bullshit is out of the way, let's get to the point of our conversation."

Is "well" that much harder to say?
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Old March 15th, 2007, 08:37 AM
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"Well" is too much to ask for in the usual "how are you?" context.

If one is tossing out meaningless questions to make small-talk, he should expect meaningless answers.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 08:48 AM
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I have to agree with Jack -- "classy" is the worst. You hear it in sports all the time -- "That guy's a class act." It drives me nuts, and has for years.

Also, I remember agreeing with Holden Caulfield when I read Catcher in the Rye in high school that using the phrase "little boys' room" in lieu of bathroom is retarded.

On the other hand, I like it very much when people exclaim "Fucking A right!" I have no idea where "fuckin A!" came from, but I like it.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 09:13 AM
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"Clique".

This is a chump word. Every time I hear that word, it's from some Starbucks hater who thinks he's some deep shit, but who has a giant bottle of designer water on his person everywhere he goes and greets everyone with "Hi, how are you?".
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Old March 15th, 2007, 09:20 AM
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and uses "per se" incorrectly.
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