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Phrases/sayings that irrationally annoy the life out of you

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Candycoco Tue 09-Jun-15 13:26:31

I cannot stand it when someone is asking about what to use in a certain situation, and people say "... [Such and such] is your friend" argh I hate that!

Or when people describe something as their "go-to" product .

Don't know why but I just hate those phrases! Anyone else ?!

susanstryingterm Tue 09-Jun-15 13:27:15

Yummy Mummy gives me the rage angry

Gottagetmoving Tue 09-Jun-15 13:33:01

'Pick your battles' - People say that on MN ALL the time! Or they repeat something 3 times, as in 'Ignore, ignore, ignore' HATE it!!
There are a lot of MN 'talk' that gets on my tits,..using 'passive aggressive' is another.

flora717 Tue 09-Jun-15 13:42:44

"Smile, it might never happen". Oh. Fuck. Off.

TedAndLola Tue 09-Jun-15 13:48:29

YES to "smile, it may never happen." It should be legal to thump people who say it.

I hate most middle management speak like "let's touch base" or "we need to reach out to customers" or "hit the ground running." Ugh.

TTWK Tue 09-Jun-15 13:49:09

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"

Err...polio? Heart attack? Cancer?

Fuck off with your mindless platitudes.

And "you have to fight fire with fire". Really...and how long did you last in the fire brigade with that theory?


Metalguru Tue 09-Jun-15 13:50:12

Simples. Ugh.

SinisterBunnyMonth Tue 09-Jun-15 13:50:53

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Metalguru Tue 09-Jun-15 13:51:32

Btw I mean the phrase I don't like is simples (not ugh!)

susanstryingterm Tue 09-Jun-15 13:51:59


How about 'I'm not being rude or anything, but fuck off'.

helenahandbag Tue 09-Jun-15 13:52:29

"Nom nom" makes me want to punch my own teeth out.

SaucyJack Tue 09-Jun-15 13:52:58

"I turned around and I says to him/her"

Getthewonderwebout Tue 09-Jun-15 13:53:49

The trend, on here for making a statement to undermine someone with the ending ",no?" Or even worse ,"non?" When the rest of the statement was in English.

LemonySmithit Tue 09-Jun-15 13:54:20

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Noneedtoworryatall Tue 09-Jun-15 13:54:38

Not a phrase but I hate being called Hun.

If someone does it I just tell them there and then not to as I hate it.

KurriKurri Tue 09-Jun-15 13:56:20

A favourite of my X's is 'Can I just say .....' followed by a lecture on how I am doing something wrong. Now I just jump in with 'no you can't' and walk off grin

Another one is 'calm down' when someone has done something vile to you and is trying to minimise the upset they have caused.

LondonRocks Tue 09-Jun-15 13:58:40

'Whoop whoop'

Hate it. Dreadful word/ phrase.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Tue 09-Jun-15 13:58:59

I have decided I hate the word bigot. It's overused and smug. Likewise scum because it dehumanizes and I don't think that's helpful whether we're talking about Tories, benefit claimants or muggers of old ladies.

I also hate 'there's no smoke without fire' because there is.

susanstryingterm Tue 09-Jun-15 13:59:24

Oh yes Kurri. I absolutely hate it when someone does that little laugh followed by 'calm down', when they've been an absolute shit stirring cow.

LondonRocks Tue 09-Jun-15 13:59:35

And 'sleep when the baby sleeps' used to make me angry

FlameAlluvium Tue 09-Jun-15 13:59:41

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susanstryingterm Tue 09-Jun-15 14:00:14

On mumsnet I find the term 'passive aggressive' very annoying, particularly when it's so often used totally inappropriately.

MadeinSouthWest Tue 09-Jun-15 14:03:38

When people talk about someone (or themselves) having "a strong personality".

It suggests everyone else has a weak personality.

ItsTricky Tue 09-Jun-15 14:05:30


ItsTricky Tue 09-Jun-15 14:06:42

Bestie and BFF. Especially when used by adults.

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