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

How's you?

Good eats


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


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.

gertrudetrain Tue 15-Oct-13 21:17:49

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?


"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.

gertrudetrain Tue 15-Oct-13 21:41:04

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


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 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

Binkyridesagain Tue 15-Oct-13 22:39:49

"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

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