To hate these expressions

(152 Posts)
AlexaChelsea Tue 15-Oct-13 17:36:12

How's you?

Good eats

NO

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 15-Oct-13 17:41:10

Yanbu

Sparklingbrook Tue 15-Oct-13 17:49:27

'NO' is a great expression. grin

How about 'enjoy' as you are served your food? angry

Nothing wrong with NO.

Unless it's followed by 'worries'.

Okey dokey also send my blood pressure through the roof.

AlexaChelsea Tue 15-Oct-13 17:55:32

NO grin

Enjoy doesn't bother me, as at least it is gramatically correct. You can 'enjoy'.

rainbowfeet Tue 15-Oct-13 17:58:56

Chew the fat!!

Hate being called Hun or Hon too confused

squeakytoy Tue 15-Oct-13 18:00:09

chow down angry

PoppadomPreach Tue 15-Oct-13 18:01:39

"Not a problem".

Sparklingbrook Tue 15-Oct-13 18:02:37

squeaky I hate that.

AmIthatHot Tue 15-Oct-13 18:09:12

Agree with "how's you". Really annoys

So does "comfortable in his/her/my own skin". For some reason

DoJo Tue 15-Oct-13 18:44:12

'He/she needs told' or any variant using the same format - does my head in!

Sukebind Tue 15-Oct-13 18:58:05

I hate, 'Can I get...?' e.g. 'Can I get a coke?'
Also hate 'enjoy' and referrences to babies having 'filled' their nappies.

KittyMcFumble Tue 15-Oct-13 20:04:14

I too hate 'can I get a...?' and 'enjoy!'
I also hate no brainer, it's not rocket science/brain surgery and I particularly hate the inappropriate and over use of the word awesome

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 15-Oct-13 20:13:36

I hate "can I get" as well!

It makes me want to clip my ever so lovely friend round the ear when I hear her say it. Which is often.

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 15-Oct-13 20:14:32

I hate sentences that begin with "So"- as in "So I was in the supermarket and this woman said..." It's getting more and more common too!

Primadonnagirl Tue 15-Oct-13 20:16:13

I am on holiday in the US at the moment so I hear all of the above every five minutes. I may be responsible for an International incident very very soon! Watch out for me on the news!

Letticetheslug Tue 15-Oct-13 20:16:13

very much so....arrrggghhhh............

PerpendicularVince Tue 15-Oct-13 20:17:35

I can't stand 'think again'.

I refuse to realign my thought processes because someone disagrees with me.

<stubborn>

SPBisResisting Tue 15-Oct-13 20:18:00

Oh absolutely

Primadonnagirl Tue 15-Oct-13 20:20:48

At the end of the day
So, I'm like..and he's like
Sorry for keeping you waiting (M and S you are still insisting on this nonsense!)
hi guys

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 15-Oct-13 20:22:10

Touch base
Brain storm

I hate those as well

KatyPutTheCuttleOn Tue 15-Oct-13 20:22:54

Pre-planned
pre-prepared
pre-warned

are the ones I really hate, that use of pre- when there is no need for it.

Now, I must pre-warn you that I have pre-planned and pre-prepared to prepare for no replies.... smile

horcruxmanzini Tue 15-Oct-13 20:24:13

'Enjoy!' winds me up too. Enjoy is a transitive verb. It requires an object, or a gerund.

I hate 'the wow factor'. And 'very much so' and 'in any way, shape or form'.

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 15-Oct-13 20:26:05

I'm not keen on "tantrum", used as a verb!

Rhythmisadancer Tue 15-Oct-13 20:26:09

"I'm good". Why aren't you "fine thanks" like an ordinary British person??!

Nancy66 Tue 15-Oct-13 20:28:12

Girl on till at W H Smith said to me:

'sorry to have kept you waiting.'

I said 'you haven't, I'm the only person In the shop' and she said 'I still have to stay it.'

Ridiculous.

Ragwort Tue 15-Oct-13 20:29:18

'she fell pregnant' - what does that mean, she tripped over & got pregnant confused.

I'm 'on' my period - gross expression

'there you go' when being served in a restaurant

dietcokeandwine Tue 15-Oct-13 20:33:07

On the subject of pregnancy: when either half of a couple uses the phase 'we're pregnant'.

Gives me the absolute rage.

No, you (plural) are not fucking pregnant. The woman is pregnant.

Grrr. Just grrr.

"Have a nice day"

Why every time I hear that do I want to say FUCK OFF?

and what the fuck is "My Bad"

dietcokeandwine Tue 15-Oct-13 20:33:35

sorry phrase not phase!

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 15-Oct-13 20:36:24

Agreed, Nancy 66 - sales-speak is a rich source of irritating expressions! I hate being advised to "Enjoy the rest of (my) weekend". Somehow, it always makes me feel that the best part of it is over!

"Get involved!" No.

Ragwort Tue 15-Oct-13 20:38:51

'Have a good one' <boak>

Nancy66 Tue 15-Oct-13 20:39:25

If we follow the US as we inevitably will given that the whole 'have a nice day' thing came from there, then it won't be long before our sales staff are all saying 'you're all set' after serving you.

They ALL say that in America and I hate it. But I am a miserable old bag.

Inaminutenow Tue 15-Oct-13 20:39:50

Agree - ' touching base' is really annoying.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 15-Oct-13 20:42:07

My favourite American phrase is specific to a particular clothing shop rather all Americans -

Hollister. They have welcomers at the doors who say "hey guys,welcome to the pier". Nearly pissed myself laughing the first time I heard it age 13. And many times since. They tried to get the staff in the UK shops to say it when they first brought the brand over. Can you imagine, kid with broad Cardiff accent welcoming the customers "to the pier"? grin. That lasted about a month I think.

colafrosties Tue 15-Oct-13 20:44:04

'In any way, shape or form' Too many meaningless words!

KittyShcherbatskaya Tue 15-Oct-13 20:46:50

And I turned around and said....and she turned around and said....

Makes me imagine them spinning as they talk shite

witsalmader Tue 15-Oct-13 20:47:29

I love threads like these. I find them really comforting. It actually reassures me to know that no matter how careful anyone is to try and avoid being annoying, someone, at some point, will find them despicable and beneath contempt.

I used to work in restaurants and I often used to say "there you go" without even thinking about it - largely because I think just putting a plate down in front of someone and walking away might be construed as a bit odd - and I am honestly delighted that it may have made some of my customers angry.

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 15-Oct-13 20:47:31

I also hate "Good job" , shouted in congratulation when a child has achieved something (usually minor!) What happened to the eminently more dignified "Well done!"

Hunfriend Tue 15-Oct-13 20:47:33

Hollister "Hows it going ?" What !!hmm
Never ever going in there again. Sorry DD
I am too old, grumpy and I cannot see a bloody thing its so dark

Stop asking me "Hows it going" or I will bloody tell you !

Ditto "Babe" or "Hun" grin

usualsuspect Tue 15-Oct-13 20:50:17

I say loads of the things on this thread.

Sorry about that.

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 15-Oct-13 20:50:44

witsalmader - at least you resisted "Enjoy!"

Grumpywino Tue 15-Oct-13 20:50:57

I hate 'hubbie', 'hun', 'lol' and my most rage inducing one? 'smile it might never happen'.

witsalmader Tue 15-Oct-13 20:53:39

at least you resisted "Enjoy!"

Not always... I think it's a stupid thing to say but I used to say it if I thought the customer seemed stupid.

At the end of the day.
I'm not being funny, but...
Can I have a little chat
That xxxx was epic.
It is what it is.

These sayingssayings will fuck me off for eternity. I instantly think less of a person when they use them.

Zipadeedoodah Tue 15-Oct-13 20:59:21

Worst is "nom nom nom" or "fam" blood curdling.....

usualsuspect Tue 15-Oct-13 20:59:39

No need to be so nasty about it, is there?

NoComet Tue 15-Oct-13 21:01:06

I had to smile and nod at some one saying my "My Bad" the other day.

I had never heard it used for real before, it sounded ridiculous from a grown woman apologizing for double booking a meeting and messing people about.

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 15-Oct-13 21:01:29

I hate "See you later", usually from people who you will never meet again in you life. I remember, many years ago, someone saying this in a shop to my elderly mother - I will never forget her brow wrinkling in puzzlement as she asked "When?"

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 15-Oct-13 21:06:10

gertrude

I say about 4 of the phrases from your list. I'm sure I'll learn to live with knowing you wouldn't like me if we met one day soon grin

AlexaChelsea Tue 15-Oct-13 21:07:54

'My bad' is ridiculous.

I also hate 'way, shape or form' but bloody DH uses it.

'Noms'. UGH.

Agree with pre-warn etc, and I add pre-heat. You can't pre-heat. Pre heat, is cold.

Alis you can be safe in the knowledge that you wouldn't like me though. I'm a language snob and I knows it grin

UriGHOULer Tue 15-Oct-13 21:29:57

I've never heard "good eats".

Anyone who calls anyone else "Buddy" is a wanker.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 15-Oct-13 21:30:57

grin @ gertrude

I can be. I must admit the ones I do say from your list I tend to say when I've not actually been listening to what someone has just told me. It fills the void and keeps said person happy grin

I think "can I get" is the one that irritates me the most. An alarming number of people I socialise with say it. I pull faces sometimes apparently.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 15-Oct-13 21:41:03

X number of 'sleeps' till something. What's wrong with x number of days? Where did this come from?

And

"I'm waiting on a blahblah" No. You're waiting for it.

I have started saying "I'm good" in answer to "How are you?" though. I've picked it up from dh who is furrin and learnt a lot of English from American films. I hate myself for it.

Also the phrase 'yay'.

Salmotrutta uses it ALL the time on here. Gets my goat.

2tiredtocare Tue 15-Oct-13 21:42:33

I hate 'I think you'll find' and 'can I get'

sugarplumpfairy Tue 15-Oct-13 21:46:50

My personal worst one is 'Down time'. Can hardly type it.

SinisterSal Tue 15-Oct-13 21:48:04

I'm waiting on looks like a Hiberno-English construction. In the Irish language it's a literal translation so it may have spread from there.

BecauseYoureGorgeous Tue 15-Oct-13 21:48:24

Cheers big ears

FreudiansSlipper Tue 15-Oct-13 21:49:24

your/my house/child
your/my rules

really annoys me do people need a set of rules for everything

AlexaChelsea Tue 15-Oct-13 21:50:55

Squee

2tiredtocare Tue 15-Oct-13 21:51:33

I've never heard anyone say 'good eats' but it's made me what to stamp it out from the face of the earth

CatsRule Tue 15-Oct-13 22:06:01

My bad!

Hearing it makes me cringe!

Norfolknway Tue 15-Oct-13 22:09:41

Pre order

Yeah, absolutely

We, as managers, blah blah blah

Anything with 'Hun' attached to it

I know it's not a phrase, but why does everyone want hugs from me? I don't want to hug you...you over familiar fecker!

AmIthatHot Tue 15-Oct-13 22:36:12

Just seen on another thread

"Yummy treats" angry

Right up there wiith

"Lots of goodies" beloved of coffee mornings and Christmas fetes

"to cut a long story short" don't bother saying it, the story is never cut short in fact it usually means you are going to make it even longer, infact don't tell me it at all I have better things to do with my life, like pull my finger nails out.

Threalamandaclarke Tue 15-Oct-13 22:44:11

Agree with "I'm good" grrrr.
Also I loathe the phenomenally popular use of "random" in place of "obscure"

Threalamandaclarke Tue 15-Oct-13 22:47:30

Oh, and in "diet/ recipe" articles: "fill up on.....[veg]" and "ring the changes" with a different dressing or way of serving a food. Eugh!

Itsybitsyteenyweeneyyellowpolk Tue 15-Oct-13 23:08:56

There are a million sayings that annoy me, but hey ho people can be annoying, that's life. I'm sure everyone who's moaning on this thread does/says something that makes someone want to slap them.

How boring to speak "proper" all the bloody time.

AlexaChelsea Tue 15-Oct-13 23:14:39

Hey ho.

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 15-Oct-13 23:24:57

"Going forward" is another one I could live without. Also the ubiquitous "different to" and - shudder - "different than"!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 15-Oct-13 23:27:49

At athletics meetings when the commentator speculates as to whether a competitor will "medal" as a verb. Er, how about "win" or "gain"?

Tigerbomb Tue 15-Oct-13 23:29:11

Awesome and Uber

Even worse when something is uber awesome

fuck off with your awesomeness

PurpleGirly Tue 15-Oct-13 23:30:34

Ticks all the boxes.

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 15-Oct-13 23:32:27

Oh, I've just thought of the WORST - "Sorry for your loss" which is so hackneyed, it is insulting - at the worst possible time.

TheTruffleHunter Tue 15-Oct-13 23:35:12

'At this time'. Do you mean now??

And 'in and of itself' has that ever been uttered by anyone not trying to be a pretentious twat??

TheTruffleHunter Tue 15-Oct-13 23:37:02

Ooh and football managers hoping for a 'result'. Yes, that's quite likely, but are you hoping for a particular result?

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 15-Oct-13 23:53:46

Continuing the football theme, what about "a game of two halves"?

Rhythmisadancer Tue 15-Oct-13 23:54:58

I agree "sorry for your loss" is equivalent to "I don't give two shits".

And please don't tell me that someone has "passed". It makes me barf, and that would be disrespectful.

When Mrs T died a vague acquaintance posted on FB that "a lady has passed" and therefore no one should say anything mean.

I unfriended her. That's annoying too.

daisychain01 Wed 16-Oct-13 05:59:30

When on the phone, waiting to be put through to a department....

"Bear with me..." Oh please, give me strength.

When in WHSmiths "Can I interest you in a 10kilo bar of chocolate?" - no piss off. And to add insult to injury...

"Can I interest you in a 10kilo bar of chocolate todaaaaaay? No not today or tomorrow, just piss off

LiberalPedant Wed 16-Oct-13 06:31:16

I am on holiday in the US at the moment so I hear all of the above every five minutes. I may be responsible for an International incident very very soon! Watch out for me on the news!

Yes, damn those Americans for using American expressions in, of all places, America.shock

Fakebook Wed 16-Oct-13 07:05:06

At the end of the day (JK favourite)

Me thinks (cringes)

Woop woop!!!!! (Wtf is that? I see people writing it on fb all the time)

Referring to a friend as "Miss/Mrs Surname"... For example "Can't wait to meet Miss Pukey for drinkies later!!" (Puke)

Obviously the terms "hubby" and "wifey".

I use "yay" and "good job" almost everyday with dd!

Awks Wed 16-Oct-13 09:12:22

Deliver as in work situations. When people say "What you have to deliver........" a tiny bit of me dies.

AlexaChelsea Wed 16-Oct-13 10:34:50

Oh god. Me thinks.. Cringe.

Milkjug Wed 16-Oct-13 11:03:09

When someone says 'my lady wife' or, worse, 'my good lady wife ', I have to restrain myself from going over and punching him repeatedly. It's often the kind of middle-aged hearty man who talks about going to 'pump ship' when he's off to the loo.

My other bugbear is 'popping' eg. 'I just popped by', 'I'm just popping down to the shops', 'Just pop it in at oven for fifteen mind'. I think it's the faux-cheeriness, and the way it sounds so zippy and 'fun'. Grr.

Milkjug Wed 16-Oct-13 11:03:44

Fifteen MINS.

SHarri13 Wed 16-Oct-13 11:18:00

Om nom nom makes me want to punch a wall.

Über makes my blood boil, just use very, there really is no need.

Hun, hubby, blerghhhh.

Bettercallsaul1 Wed 16-Oct-13 11:19:09

Any adjective used as an adverb e.g. "He played fantastic" .

'Works'-anything eg. 'works-do', 'works-phone', 'works-email'. Unless you work in a cement works, printing works or similar.

yy to 'good lady wife'. I immediately write off anybody using that expression as a tosser, which saves time in the long run as I'm inevitably correct.

I'm not very good with abbreviations in general; 'mat' leave, creme 'pat' and 'delish' spring to mind. And anyone who says 'holibobs' or 'sainsbos' deserves to die a slow and painful death.

Disclaimer: I have just finished a set of night shifts, so may be a tiny bit on the grumpy side.

2tiredtocare Wed 16-Oct-13 11:29:45

Well you made me laugh mrsmini

Milkjug Wed 16-Oct-13 11:35:27

Yes, where the hell did 'om nom nom' come from? What happened to the (marginally) less maddeningly irritating 'yummy'?

I hesitate to blame America, but I think I first noticed it on American blogs. Which is fine, obviously: maybe Americans have always said 'Om nom nom', as is their right? But what is it doing over here?

I've never actually met anyone who said 'hollibobs'. Do people really???

vladthedisorganised Wed 16-Oct-13 11:45:15

Don't mind 'sorry for your loss' - or even referring to a dead person as having 'passed', better than 'x fell asleep'. No, dying and falling asleep are NOT THE SAME THING. Though 'a lady has passed' does almost ask for someone to add 'a gallstone' at the end...

Abbreviations, particularly cutesy ones, annoy me a lot. Hollibobs, sainsbobs, 'puter, mat leave (creme 'pat' is a particular abomination I hadn't come across before that has just made it into my top 10 - thanks mrsminiver!), jacket pot, tommy K... etc etc etc.

'Unpack' used in management-bollocks-speak to mean 'examine'.

And of course, 'empowering' when used in the sense of 'yes the feminists are going to get upset about it, so if we call it 'empowering' it's all right, isn't it?' No.

FoxMulder Wed 16-Oct-13 12:00:54

Most of these are fine with me, with the crucial exception of 'nom nom'. It sounds horrible!

I hate the misuse of 'literally'.

DropYourSword Wed 16-Oct-13 12:02:43

Yikes, I say many things mentioned on this thread!

Apart from the shop onesi...I hate the whole `Have a nice day` bullshit because it's so false. They also say at checkouts here `What are the plans for the rest of your day` or `What have you got up to today`. I knew it's not their fault and they been told to say it, but really WHO thinks that's a good idea. Just friggin ring my shopping through, I'm really not interested in making friends with you! I wonder if it's meant towards isolated lonely people and that might be the only conversation they have the whole day. But I now always try and go through self serve tills.

The one that upsets me the most is `Smile love, it might never happen`. Said to me once by a security guard in the benefits office. Let's see mate, I have NO job, NO money, have just found out I'm entitled to precisely nothing and I have no idea how I'm going to pay my rent and bills. I'd say IT FUCKING HAS HAPPENED and you are the particularly repugnant shit flavored icing on the crappy cake that is my life!

2tiredtocare Wed 16-Oct-13 12:05:48

Yes! I hate the misuse of literally too 'I literally died' no you didnt

charleslingus Wed 16-Oct-13 12:09:00

Somebody posted on fb that he wanted a 'donalds' would somebody please bring him a 'donalds'?

Horrible cringy combination of irritating brand name shortening and irritating grown man talking like a toddler. Bye bye.

2tiredtocare Wed 16-Oct-13 12:10:08

Yuk

MadBannersAndCopPorn Wed 16-Oct-13 12:10:49

Yummers- I know someone who says this all the time, it makes my blood boil.
Loves- as in 'I loves my hubby' Unless you actually speak like that...
Epic, awesome, random, literally 'I was literally a whole hour late' ?! - Just because they're over used and mostly out of context.
'Is there anything else I can help you with today?' They have to say this in waitrose and sainsbury's I think.

KCumberSandwich Wed 16-Oct-13 12:14:55

One that makes my teeth curl is when people say "Tesco's, Asda's, Lidl's" instead of just Tesco etc.

Also, cannot stand it when people call their laptop a "lappy", gross!

Bettercallsaul1 Wed 16-Oct-13 12:17:44

I hate when people "have feelings " for each other. The first time I heard it, I waited with interest to hear what these feelings were.

Fenton Wed 16-Oct-13 12:20:23

This will probably out me as I have never heard another living soul use the expression:-

'He's only bruised his nappy' - meaning that he's not done an actual poo, just left a skidmark.

It's not my expression, it's my sister's.

She's WEIRD.

Still18atheart Wed 16-Oct-13 12:22:30

I'll be with you in just a tick.

How long is a tick?

Secondly presuming it 's less than a 2 minutes,it's always much longer than that.

Caramelbutthorn Wed 16-Oct-13 12:23:17

I hate the word 'kids'.

Kids are baby goats sad

ohmymimi Wed 16-Oct-13 12:26:30

Ah, bless, my bad as it's all good, well good, deffo. An' it's almost wine o'clock, the tiddlies are all snuggly, buggly asleepybyes, so I'm off for some me time before my other half gets in. Scrummy eats for din dins tonight, spag bol - nom nom. Whoo hoo, Hubby's beamer's just pulled into the drive- I luvs my Boo.

Caramelbutthorn Wed 16-Oct-13 12:38:25

What about when someone dies we say "I'm sorry for your loss" etc. We didn't lose dad, he's in his office where he always was, waiting to be spread somewhere.

musicismylife Wed 16-Oct-13 12:40:07

ohmymimi that made me PMSL grin

Caramelbutthorn Wed 16-Oct-13 12:41:15

Hang on a minute - hang on to what??

whatsonyourplate Wed 16-Oct-13 12:53:38

'What's not too like?' grrrr....

whatsonyourplate Wed 16-Oct-13 12:54:40

well typing too instead of to obviously...

curlew Wed 16-Oct-13 12:59:59

I hate "pamper". Particularly when it usually just means a woman having a bath.

ohmymimi Wed 16-Oct-13 13:47:16

Music -Ta muchly Babe.

Trinpy Wed 16-Oct-13 14:00:03

my dh always says 'how are we?' to my parents rather than 'how are you?'. Makes me cringe every time. I have asked him nicely to stop but he insists it is seen as funny and cute where he comes from. Thing is 1) He doesn't live there anymore and 2) then why doesn't he say it to his friends/family?!

If we ever get divorced it will be because of that one phrase.

Being from Essex I do call people "Babe" a lot. It annoys me but it's so bloody catching.

I used to work on a help-line, sometimes taking death notification calls. I had to follow a script and say "I'm so sorry for your loss". It drove me mad. Especially when you've just taken 10 death calls in a row. I felt really disingenuous, but I had to follow the script.

Oooh and to the person who mentioned "cheer up love, it might never happen", someone said that to me once when I'd just been made redundant from a job I loved....YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

I should have said that...instead I think I just told him to fuck off.

One I hate is "Now then". Now? Then? Which is it???

UriGHOULer Wed 16-Oct-13 14:34:22

God yeah, "Me-Time". Indulgent fuckwittery. If you'd noticed, actually you spend 24 hours having "Me-Time" unless you're astrally projecting.

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Wed 16-Oct-13 15:09:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsShortfuse Wed 16-Oct-13 15:36:55

I hate 'grow up' because of the implicit smug assumption on the part of the people saying it they themselves are of course terribly mature.

horcruxmanzini Wed 16-Oct-13 16:59:45

That horrible phrase you only hear in advertising copy or lazy magazine writing - 'X just got Y'. As in 'Christmas just got glam' or 'Recycling just got sexy' or 'BB creams just got smarter'. It makes me want to yell 'has! has!' at the paper.

in the same vein, the creeping use of 'I love how..' or 'I hate how...' instead of 'I love the way that...' or 'I hate the way that...'

AlexaChelsea Wed 16-Oct-13 18:10:47

holibobs <vomit>

Chesntoots Wed 16-Oct-13 19:10:43

I hate when in a shop, queuing, when you get to the front and the cashier says "Sorry about your wait". I really want to to say to them "I'm not - I weigh about 10st. What's wrong with that?!"... Drives me mad...

colafrosties Fri 18-Oct-13 08:27:06

"He's my rock" - I always picture some long suffering husband stoically picking his drunken 'celeb' wife up from yet another night on the tiles

AngryBeaver Fri 18-Oct-13 08:36:15

Never come and live in and live in NZ!
"Hi guys!"
"I'm good!"
"Good job!"
And every.two.seconds. "AWSEOOOOOOME!"

Incredibly grating (or am I just a miserable Pom?!)

Feminine Fri 18-Oct-13 11:08:47

What a miserable lot some of you are.

horcruxmanzini Fri 18-Oct-13 12:01:01

yes, I will fully admit to being a miserable cow. When I hear myself say, 'Can I get a cappuccino?' in a coffee shop, instead of 'Can I have...?' I pull the sort of self-loathing cringe face that must make the barista think I've had an accident.

BatPenguin Fri 18-Oct-13 12:07:48

I also hate 'can I get?' Oh and 'I'm going to take' as in 'I'm going to take a shower'. Really? Where are you taking it?

My DH if offered a cup of tea or something 'no thanks, I'm good' angry no your not good your being bloody annoying arghhhhhhhh.
Ahem. I think I might have to go read the Preggo Rage thread.

colafrosties Fri 18-Oct-13 14:31:51

horcrux I haven't said 'Can I get a latte?' yet, but I do live in fear that I might say it by accident one day.

colafrosties Fri 18-Oct-13 14:41:28

If I worked in a coffee shop and a customer said 'Can I get a cappuccino?' I would say 'No you can't. I work here, I know how to work the machine, I'll get it for you.'

Wonder how long I'd keep my job? grin

mortuusUrsus Fri 18-Oct-13 14:45:13

I can almost smell the rage hormones on this thread.

No worries though guys smile

<runs for the hills>

DuckToWater Fri 18-Oct-13 14:49:05

YA All B U anyway as it should be "May I have?"

I quite like "Can I get?" though and "I'm good, thanks." Also "no worries."

Also "me time" is conveniently descriptive.

I don't like "Hun" though.

mersea208 Fri 18-Oct-13 17:05:29

My worst is "team" when it has no reference to sport. As in "phone a member of our team for information". No, it should be "staff". Please.

WineIsMyMainVice Fri 18-Oct-13 18:06:08

Peeps.

HATE IT!!!

Thants Fri 18-Oct-13 18:21:20

People who write 'nom nom nom' to describe nice food.
Adding .com to things like bored.com, it doesn't make sense, why?

moanalot Fri 18-Oct-13 19:15:48

When someone is asked "how are you" and they reply "yes I'm good" or "yes I'm fine thanks". What's the "yes" for. The word doesn't apply to the question. The answer should be "I'm fine thanks". Just leave out the "yes".

roseblanche Fri 18-Oct-13 19:59:20

and why oh why is everyone on a 'journey' ? Did they all remember to pack sandwiches for the 'journey' ?. E.g X Factor to voted out loser 'let's have a look at your journey' I always expect to see a number 9 bus appear...makes me very cross.com grin

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Fri 18-Oct-13 20:01:32

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AmIthatHot Fri 18-Oct-13 20:05:37

Along with the journey comes the "rollercoaster of emotions" angry

ohmymimi Fri 18-Oct-13 20:14:59

Cohort - I first heard Toady Young use it in its now most common usage, in relation to year groups in his free school. I just see Russell Crowe (Unleash hell!) x480 when hear it, not a group of spotty teenagers.

samu2 Fri 18-Oct-13 20:20:06

My GP receptionist says 'I have made an appointment for your good self'

Annoying.

dementedma Fri 18-Oct-13 20:21:36

Can I get is standard usage in Scotland. Always has been.
So there.
Personally I hate How's you
I'm good
Pre-warned
and the way my Scottish colleagues pronounce December as Dizember.......aaaargh!

ohmymimi Fri 18-Oct-13 20:23:40

Someone's already posted 'hashtag' no doubt. Who puts that in sentence, for pete's sake! And when did it become hash? The sign is a crosshatch. Ruddy Twitter.

Oh the 'sorry to keep you waiting' thing bugs the hell out of me. I always say 'why? it's not your fault you have customers' (not in a belligerent way of course, cos I am nice) grin

It obviously shows the training is shite (not the staff) because they should be told to thank their customers for waiting.

VulvaVoom Fri 18-Oct-13 20:31:18

I hate it when people say 'I turned around and said to him/her .....' Did you actually turn around? Really? Or did you just say something like normal people do?

Tinuviel Fri 18-Oct-13 20:37:39

"I'm good" - hate that - if you are well, I am pleased to hear it; I'll form my own opinion on whether you are good or not!

birdmomma Fri 18-Oct-13 20:40:31

Ha AngryBeaver, I was just about to say the same thing. Stay away from New Zealand ... the language is pretty much made up from every expression listed here. Awesome!Or as my 13 year old now says (constantly) "Awesomeness"

Guiltismymaster Fri 18-Oct-13 20:41:27

Being 'out of one's comfort zone'.

summerlovingliz Fri 18-Oct-13 21:05:45

I hate 'getting on board' with reference to understanding or going along with something.. Oh and th whole hash tag thing on fb!

roseblanche Fri 18-Oct-13 21:14:33

'I am hitting it out of the park' WTF is that all about?

TrueStory Fri 18-Oct-13 21:15:35

"Very" unique. I mean it is either unique or it isnt. Even educated people say this, usually when trying to sell you something. I think the word they are looking for is "unusual" by the way. I think this deserves a thread of its own.

TrueStory Fri 18-Oct-13 21:17:40

Journey! Yes and Rollercoaster of Emotions!

daisychain01 Fri 18-Oct-13 22:52:02

"On the same page" or "singing from the same hymn sheet" - stabby angry
"Synergy savings". Yeah, right, redundancies in other words -say what you mean, not bollocks
"Time I wasn't here" yup, too right, let me show you to the door

Caitlin17 Fri 18-Oct-13 23:14:02

I hate" pre-order" for a book or a CD. It's meaningless. You have placed an order, which will be completed when the goods are published/released.

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