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certain phrases which give me the irrational rage. Anyone else?

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NolansEpicDressSense Sun 26-Jan-14 19:06:15

'is your husband babysitting?' actually that's not an irrational one. It annoys the fuck out of me.

'I am eating my meal'. No you're not, you're eating your breakfast/dinner/tea/lunch/supper/whatever you want to call it, not your meal. <eal is a horrid word.

'I'm going horse riding'. I don't know why this makes me wince. It's just 'riding'. I find it really grating. This one is irrational, sorry.

'PIN number'. What? Your Personal Identification Number number? That makes no sense whatsoever.



Coumarin Sun 26-Jan-14 19:15:52

Darren Oddly I can tolerate yummy. Yum makes me want to vomit.

Dromedary Sun 26-Jan-14 19:16:01

Also DC saying "I BRUNG my book to school". What is it about the past tense of BRING that makes it so impossible for children to remember, despite it being pointed out a million times?

Cuddlydragon Sun 26-Jan-14 19:16:20

"It's almost exactly". No it's not, it's either "almost" or "exactly". Arghhhh

sharonosaurus Sun 26-Jan-14 19:16:39

"At the end of the day"

Yes, what about it? Its fucking midnight usually, now fuck off

Pigeonhouse Sun 26-Jan-14 19:16:53

'It is what it is.'

'End of.'

or 'End of' followed by 'Simple as that.'

But my direst hatred is reserved for the phrase 'all walks of life', which I think tries to suggest that inequality and the class system is 'natural', because there we all are, walking together on our different ways.

Newyearchanger Sun 26-Jan-14 19:17:20

" I can do that for you " ... When it is just actually their job not a personal favour to me!!!!!! Just do it!

mrspremise Sun 26-Jan-14 19:17:38

and people my boss saying 'yourself' when they she mean s YOU. FFS! ITt doesn't make you sound 'posh', it makes you sound ignorant...

Dromedary Sun 26-Jan-14 19:17:58

Yes, baby language is vile. I used to know a man (in his 30s) who always spoke in baby language. Eg "I'm going for a little walkie now". Did he really think that this endeared him to everyone? Apparently so.

LottieJenkins Sun 26-Jan-14 19:17:59

I hate it when people say "My bad!!!!" angry

Mishmashfamily Sun 26-Jan-14 19:18:00

Boils my piss ....... really' is your puss actually boiling?


'Can you just get me...' <----- my dp.

LilyTheSavage Sun 26-Jan-14 19:18:04

I'm going town.... missing out "to".
Shall we go cinema?

I could go on and on. But I won't.

AphraBane Sun 26-Jan-14 19:18:09

To be honest, the use of 'give me the rage' as in your OP makes me feel rather irrationally annoyed. grin

Mishmashfamily Sun 26-Jan-14 19:18:11


mrspremise Sun 26-Jan-14 19:19:02

Sorry, too many strikeouts there... Still pees me off though angry

TobyLerone Sun 26-Jan-14 19:19:22

'Meal' is a really horrible word.

And 'sorry', when you're not sorry. On Baby Names, for example.
"What do you think of this name?"
"I don't like it, sorry."

Why on earth are you sorry? You're not! And neither should you be!

Also, when you've just been rude. "Sorry, but I think you're being a dick."

LilyTheSavage Sun 26-Jan-14 19:19:23

mrspremise you've really hit on a real bug-bear of mine. Yourself, myself ourselves. Can these people really not know that it's just wrong?

Lorialet Sun 26-Jan-14 19:19:24

When people say "for my sins". Don't know why but it makes me cringe.

hazeyjane Sun 26-Jan-14 19:19:41

'Quite literally' inserted in a sentence which quite literally doesn't need the word literally.

Eg - it was quite literally a hairy situation (said to me yesterday)

NewBlueShoesToo Sun 26-Jan-14 19:20:02

'It's not rocket science'. Obviously.

Gift wrap - no, it's wrapping paper, wrap is a verb. (Don't start me on the tortilla/wrap.)

Love PIN number. In our village there was an Annual AGM

Mishmashfamily Sun 26-Jan-14 19:20:07

'Sick in my mouth'
Actually all the over used MN phrases..

PacificDogwood Sun 26-Jan-14 19:20:40

"I hurted my back"

But when DS4 says he wants his sausage 'cutted' up, it's adorable of course wink

Ellengriswold Sun 26-Jan-14 19:20:42

"Personally speaking..." (What else would
It be?) Same for "in my opinion..."
"Here, here!" (Argh the spelling.)
sits in corner rocking and thinking of all the others

NolansEpicDressSense Sun 26-Jan-14 19:20:52

Annual AGM Meeting! Oh crikey!


Misspixietrix Sun 26-Jan-14 19:20:57

I get stabby when people include totes reem etc in to their sentences and amazeballs gets a deathstare of me. The word moreover annoys me too. Also people who say "No offence but..." Mostly followed by something offensive.

LilyTheSavage Sun 26-Jan-14 19:21:04

<giggling at Annual AGM Meeting>

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