Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

Which is the worst?

1. 'Peeps' (abbreviation of people)
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30%
2. Empowered
6
26%
3. Brain Fog
0
No votes
4. Awesome sauce
8
35%
5. 'You got this!'
2
9%
 
Total votes: 23

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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby Quaco » 20 Apr 2017, 18:35

I think awesome sauce comes from amazeballs!
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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby Griff's Colombian Friend » 20 Apr 2017, 18:38

Quaco wrote:I think awesome sauce comes from amazeballs!


I bet it does, if you squeeze 'em hard enough!
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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby Very Stable Baron » 20 Apr 2017, 18:42

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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby zoomboogity » 20 Apr 2017, 18:45

Some of these I've never heard before, but none of them is as bad as "like, literally" - used in the context of some anecdote which, up to that point, may have actually been entertaining.
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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby Super-Jank » 20 Apr 2017, 20:17

'You got this!' (and variations) easily. The others are just cutesie-annoying. That one fucking infuriates me.
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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby Snarfyguy » 20 Apr 2017, 20:44

toomanyhatz wrote:Of these, "awesome sauce" is particularly awful - ugly, OTT AND meaningless!

The trick is to deploy it ironically. That way your interlocutor knows that you know that it's meaningless and awful and that you're using it solely to annoy!

I'm going to start using it right away!
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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Apr 2017, 21:58

Snarfyguy wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:Of these, "awesome sauce" is particularly awful - ugly, OTT AND meaningless!

The trick is to deploy it ironically. That way your interlocutor knows that you know that it's meaningless and awful and that you're using it solely to annoy!

I'm going to start using it right away!


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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby Griff's Colombian Friend » 20 Apr 2017, 22:01

DADDY-O wrote:'You got this!' (and variations) easily. The others are just cutesie-annoying. That one fucking infuriates me.


It has to be said, I only see this written by Americans - most commonly, for some bizarre reason, to mothers who have managed to secure themselves a glass of wine whilst simultaneously making their children's dinner- 'you GOT this! You're a ROCKSTAR mom!'
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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Apr 2017, 22:04

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DADDY-O wrote:'You got this!' (and variations) easily. The others are just cutesie-annoying. That one fucking infuriates me.


It has to be said, I only see this written by Americans - most commonly, for some bizarre reason, to mothers who have managed to secure themselves a glass of wine whilst simultaneously making their children's dinner- 'you GOT this! You're a ROCKSTAR mom!'
Oh God, don't get me going


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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby Very Stable Baron » 20 Apr 2017, 23:16

My putative boss, a book lawyer in his mid 50s, says "awesome sauce" at least once a week. When he says it, he means it.
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Postby nev harp » 20 Apr 2017, 23:16

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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby Very Stable Baron » 20 Apr 2017, 23:16

Of all those, "empowered" is the most noxious by far.
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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby Polishgirl » 20 Apr 2017, 23:38

I voted "peeps" because it sounds so horribly twee and preppy.

But my real current pet hate is " It is what it is."

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Postby Phil T » 21 Apr 2017, 00:51

Polishgirl wrote:I voted "peeps" because it sounds so horribly twee and preppy.

But my real current pet hate is " It is what it is."

ARRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


I thought your current pet hate was "yeah, why not, let's go with that..."

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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby Jimbo » 21 Apr 2017, 03:07

So I never heard any of the above choices except for "peeps" and I don't mind "peeps." So "peeps" connotes a clique-y, clan-y feeling not unlike how the Brits use mates. So but "peeps" are more than mates. So my family, my co-relgionists and even fellow Americans are my "peeps." So it bothered me when Obama called people at gathering "you guys."
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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby Belle Lettre » 21 Apr 2017, 07:24

Empowered, without a doubt.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 21 Apr 2017, 08:15

Polishgirl wrote:But my real current pet hate is " It is what it is."
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Or the even more appalling "We are where we are".
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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby Jeemo » 21 Apr 2017, 10:07

"Dude" when you're not American

"We" when you actually mean "I" usually by football managers. " we thought that we started well etc"
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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 21 Apr 2017, 11:01

sloopjohnc wrote:Empowered, just because it's one you're mostly likely to hear in business. The other ones are bad, but I don't hear them anymore.

Transparent is the other one i'd add. I hate that fucking phrase. It's just a fancy way of saying "clear" and businesses will never really be truthful to either employees or the public, so why pretend?


True dat.

'Empowered' and 'transparent' are awful.

'Integrity' is another highlight. Actually, when a politician or CEO or banker uses it, it means that he just (but only just) will refrain from stealing your wallet out of your back pocket in the open, and that only because there might be some CC camera up there that records this.

In this context, please allow me to present to you a wonderful, well-written, and caustic acount of Bill Deresewiecz in Harper's, about the damage that neoliberalism has done to universities worldwide:

http://harpers.org/archive/2015/09/the-neoliberal-arts/
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Re: Which of these phrases/words annoys you most?

Postby souphound » 21 Apr 2017, 14:11

Belle Lettre wrote:Empowered, without a doubt.


Wholeheartedly agree.
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