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To find the term 'stay safe' unbearable?

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ziggiestardust Sat 08-Feb-14 11:42:56

It sets my teeth on edge. I live in the south west where all the storms are going on, and so many people are updating stuff like:

"Omg can't believe this weather!! I used to live down there/I have a second auntie twice removed I haven't spoken to in my life and I hope she's ok... Stay safe everyone!"


Well of course I'm going to be 'safe'! I'm not going to take up sea swimming now!

comingintomyown Sat 08-Feb-14 11:44:04


Joules68 Sat 08-Feb-14 11:45:17

You're being petty.... It's meant in good spirit

ziggiestardust Sat 08-Feb-14 11:46:16

It's just the phrase... I hate it!

Bunbaker Sat 08-Feb-14 11:46:57

It is well meant. What do you want people to say or do?

ziggiestardust Sat 08-Feb-14 11:48:20

I know it's well meant obviously, the phrase just sets my teeth on edge.

No one else have a phrases that irritate them at all?

AnswersThroughHaiku Sat 08-Feb-14 11:51:59

It is a stock phrase
That is clichéd but well-meant,
So calm down, dear.

IneedAwittierNickname Sat 08-Feb-14 11:53:15

I have told.friends who are in the south west to stay safe.

I hate the phrase "sets my teeth on edge" grin

StealthPolarBear Sat 08-Feb-14 11:54:54

I know what you mean op. It is pointless. A bit like "baby on board" -more superstition than use

Littleen Sat 08-Feb-14 11:57:32

Doesn't bother me. smile
Though "God bless" does (I don't want a bloody blessing, don't believe in that stuff) and also "by the skin of my teeth". If your teeth have skin on them I think you need to go brush them more..

Dumberanddumber Sat 08-Feb-14 11:58:04

I hate the term 'same difference' drives me mad. I know what it is meant to mean but putting the words same and different together is technically nonsense smile

HenriettaMaria Sat 08-Feb-14 12:29:52

I always tell people - DH, DC or just acquaintances sometimes, - to 'take care' as if they are going to jog up the M1 or start juggling knives if I don't say it. hmm

It's a habit and I'm sure it pisses them off.

I regularly piss my DS's off by saying 'be careful' every time they go out, Ds2 usually responds with, 'ok I will only mainline a bit of heroin and drink until comatose then... god love him hmm

DiseasesOfTheSheep Sat 08-Feb-14 19:01:51

It annoys me too, OP. It makes me want to run with scissors to highlight that it's my bloody life and I will risk it if I choose to!

(For the record, I don't choose to, other than in fairly normal ways - crossing the road, driving, wrestling large animals etc - because one doesn't care to burden the NHS or cause grief to one's family... But I damn well could if I wanted to and you saying "take care" or "stay safe" won't change my self determination and freedom to do so!)

LimitedEditionLady Sat 08-Feb-14 21:04:01

Surely if you can "stay safe" you already will be doing?You cant stop dangerous natural events from happening so yeah it is a bit huh.

PeriodFeatures Sat 08-Feb-14 21:35:12

I like it. 'Keep Safe'

I have a friend who uses this a lot. She works with people 'at risk' and will say it to her service users. It is a powerful statement, not glib. Unless it isn't meant.

People want other people to be safe when they are in dangerous places or situations. YABU

I've lost count of the times ive said 'take care' 'please be careful' 'keep safe' 'be safe' to friends and family in the SW. I'm fucking worried about them!

I think what you mean to say is that you are fed up with insincere facebook statuses telling people to 'be safe' ?

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