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Phrases you hate

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Flyingfish2019 · 13/12/2019 23:31

Which are the phrases you hate in a conversation?

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StayClassySally · 13/12/2019 23:32

Irregardless. It's not a real word.


BudgieHammockBananaSmuggler · 13/12/2019 23:33

This topic comes up a lot


BudgieHammockBananaSmuggler · 13/12/2019 23:34

And irregardless is a word. As previously discussed. God I’ve turned into one of those mumsnetters...


Flyingfish2019 · 13/12/2019 23:36

@BudgieHammocjsBananaSmuggler Is this a phrase you hate or are you talking about the topic of this thread?
I actually did read the other thread about dp phrases people hate during an argument and it inspired me to start this one so to speak. Slightly different question however.

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HomelessnessIsABigIssue · 13/12/2019 23:37

Hasn't there literally just been another thread on this?

I'd hate to hear the phrase 'you're fired' if it was directed to me. Would also not be keen on 'shall we get a divorce'. Other than that, most phrases are ok with me!!

(I'm not keen on 'touching base')


Flyingfish2019 · 13/12/2019 23:39

@Homelessnessisabigissue. I think the previous one was about do phrases you hate during an argument.

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imcold · 13/12/2019 23:44

It is what it is.....


BeanTownNancy · 13/12/2019 23:49

"I was Today Years Old"

^Seriously, fuck off.


Emptyspacex · 13/12/2019 23:54

Ducks in a row


Omashu · 13/12/2019 23:58

“I turned round and said”


ChinookPilotsGoVertical · 13/12/2019 23:59

"Inbox me"


24hourshomeedderandcarer · 14/12/2019 00:03

people using crimbo or xmas,makes me cringe i bloody hate the currys advert

and on here its the bloody D in front of describing people,gets right on my nevves


ScreamingValalalalahLalalalah · 14/12/2019 00:06

"You just do you"

We are bombarded with infuriating misplaced reflexive pronouns all over the place - "Can I send it to yourself in writing?" etc. and then some utter dolt has to invent an even more annoying phrase that needs a reflexive pronoun but doesn't have one. Angry


70isaLimitNotaTarget · 14/12/2019 00:07

I was told by my DS (20) that I shouldn't say fleek

"My eyebrows are fleek" I said to DS .
You'd think I said "Go and fetch some puppies and I;ll stamp on them " he was Shock


SpeckledyHen · 14/12/2019 00:09

Can I get . And ‘ like ‘ every five seconds in a sentence .aarrrggghh.


TreacleBee · 14/12/2019 00:11

Another one hear who can't stand Crimbo Xmas Angry


Birdshitbridgegotme · 14/12/2019 00:24

You do you.
Toxic friends/relationship ect
Ducks in a row


MrsPelligrinoPetrichor · 14/12/2019 00:29

"My eyebrows are fleek" I said to DS

You missed out ONWink my eyebrows are ON fleek. Makes sense to the young 'un's Wink


MsTSwift · 14/12/2019 00:30

A bite to eat
At the end of the day


SleepyReindeer · 14/12/2019 00:37

"ODFOD". (The acronym as much as/as well as the phrase).

Also its sister phrase "FFS". Both of them just designed to make the writer feel all jaunty and acerbic in the manner of Fiona out of Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Any question with "obtuse" in it, framed as an insult. Ass if it wasn't directly pulled from the Shawshank Redemption. Hmm Trying to seriously pass it off as a wise or original remark as if we all haven't seen the Shawshank Redemption and its clever use of the word "obtuse" from 1994 onwards, is taking the piss...


Fatasfooook · 14/12/2019 00:50

“Grab it while you can”. “Grab a bargain”
The word grab makes me angry and immediately puts me off buying whatever it is. It’s such a greedy word and it’s used a lot.


SleepyReindeer · 14/12/2019 01:11

"Bellyaching" about something. The word "belly" in general. I just always instantly picture a large rotund man's hairy "belly" hanging out of a too-short t-shirt.

Bellybutton as a word is passable but even then I'm not keen.


SleepyReindeer · 14/12/2019 01:14

Ah yes birdshit, "ducks in a row". It struck me as inspired choice of phrase the very first time I read it in connection with a LTB thread in 2006 over a DH who had burnt the toast/forgotten to put the bins out, but 3647637774 uses later it's lost its originality somewhat.


nzeire · 14/12/2019 01:16

Pick your brains


70isaLimitNotaTarget · 14/12/2019 01:17

My DS corrected me that I should say "On Point" MrsPelligrino He thinks if I was going to be as naff as all get-out , I might as well be hung for a sheep........ Grin

My DMum has a magazine called "Canda" they have a gift/giveaway page and always put "Up For Grabs" . It makes me wince .

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