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To hate these expressions

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AlexaChelsea Tue 15-Oct-13 17:36:12

How's you?

Good eats


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.'


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.

Binkyridesagain Tue 15-Oct-13 20:33:26

"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!

CrazySexyCool123 Tue 15-Oct-13 20:37:33

"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

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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.

gertrudetrain Tue 15-Oct-13 20:57:07

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?"

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