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)
7
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

User avatar
Quaco
F R double E
Posts: 45784
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 19:41

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

Postby Quaco » 20 Apr 2017, 18:35

I think awesome sauce comes from amazeballs!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

User avatar
Minnie Cheddars
funky thigh collector
Posts: 28377
Joined: 29 Dec 2006, 16:00
Location: In the naughty North and in the sexy South

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

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 20 Apr 2017, 18:38

Quaco wrote:I think awesome sauce comes from amazeballs!


I bet it does, if you squeeze 'em hard enough!
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?

User avatar
Still Baron
Diamond Geezer
Posts: 41883
Joined: 18 Jul 2003, 05:38
Location: Impregnable Citadel of Technicality

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

Postby Still Baron » 20 Apr 2017, 18:42

Samoan wrote:Ooooooh, you dare not violate the sanctity of "Robust" on BCB, Pres.
Tread carefully.


To be fair, it's a BCB term of art.
take5_d_shorterer wrote:If John Bonham simply didn't listen to enough Tommy Johnson or Blind Willie Mctell, that's his doing.

User avatar
zoomboogity
Shakin' All Over
Posts: 5007
Joined: 17 Jul 2003, 07:42
Location: Screwball Cultural Center

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.
Image

"Quite."

User avatar
COLIN LAND
hounds people off the board
Posts: 13566
Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21
Location: pursued by the enraged queen

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

Postby COLIN LAND » 20 Apr 2017, 20:17

'You got this!' (and variations) easily. The others are just cutesie-annoying. That one fucking infuriates me.
Jimbo wrote:You must read this along with the essay I posted and then keep wondering why America is so extreme.


Still Baron wrote:The essay that you posted was absolute nonsense and unworthy of further comment.

User avatar
Snarfyguy
Dominated by the Obscure
Posts: 51924
Joined: 21 Jul 2003, 19:04
Location: New York

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!
Jimbo wrote:In some ways, personality-wise, Trump and I are similar.

User avatar
sloopjohnc
Posts: 59592
Joined: 03 Jun 2004, 20:12
Location: One quake away from beachfront property
Contact:

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!


Awesome balls!
Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:I for one wouldn't want to know what memories and deep and dark forces drive Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, or Radiohead, for certain.

User avatar
Minnie Cheddars
funky thigh collector
Posts: 28377
Joined: 29 Dec 2006, 16:00
Location: In the naughty North and in the sexy South

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

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 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!'
Oh God, don't get me going
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?

User avatar
sloopjohnc
Posts: 59592
Joined: 03 Jun 2004, 20:12
Location: One quake away from beachfront property
Contact:

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

Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Apr 2017, 22:04

Minnie the Minx wrote:
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


:lol:
Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:I for one wouldn't want to know what memories and deep and dark forces drive Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, or Radiohead, for certain.

User avatar
Still Baron
Diamond Geezer
Posts: 41883
Joined: 18 Jul 2003, 05:38
Location: Impregnable Citadel of Technicality

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

Postby Still 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.
take5_d_shorterer wrote:If John Bonham simply didn't listen to enough Tommy Johnson or Blind Willie Mctell, that's his doing.

User avatar
kewl klive
cultural defective
Posts: 13908
Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 00:32
Location: pivoting towards woke-ness

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

Postby kewl klive » 20 Apr 2017, 23:16

Sweet!
Diamond Dog wrote:RIP Jake. A tough, tough, tough man. A man you really didn't want to get into a street brawl with.


K wrote:I am bald. I have one friend.


K wrote: (But I am happily married, John)


User avatar
Still Baron
Diamond Geezer
Posts: 41883
Joined: 18 Jul 2003, 05:38
Location: Impregnable Citadel of Technicality

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

Postby Still Baron » 20 Apr 2017, 23:16

Of all those, "empowered" is the most noxious by far.
take5_d_shorterer wrote:If John Bonham simply didn't listen to enough Tommy Johnson or Blind Willie Mctell, that's his doing.

User avatar
Polishgirl
Posts: 8545
Joined: 21 Dec 2009, 22:06

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."

ARRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
echolalia wrote: I despise Prefab Sprout. It will be decades before “hot dog, jumping frog, Albuquerque” is surpassed as the most terrible lyric in pop history. That fucking bastard ruined all three things for me forever.

Phil T

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

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..."

User avatar
Jimbo
Posts: 13592
Joined: 26 Dec 2009, 21:22

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."
I love you.

User avatar
Belle Lettre
Éminence grise
Posts: 14876
Joined: 09 Oct 2008, 07:16
Location: Antiterra

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

Postby Belle Lettre » 21 Apr 2017, 07:24

Empowered, without a doubt.
Nikki Gradual wrote:
Get a fucking grip you narcissistic cretins.

User avatar
Diamond Dog
"Self Quoter" Extraordinaire.
Posts: 63484
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 21:04
Location: High On Poachers Hill

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

Postby Diamond Dog » 21 Apr 2017, 08:15

Polishgirl wrote:But my real current pet hate is " It is what it is."
ARRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


Or the even more appalling "We are where we are".
:evil:
Romani ite domum

User avatar
Jeemo
Posts: 20052
Joined: 21 Jul 2003, 23:17
Location: ????

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"
Image So Long Kid, Take A Bow.

User avatar
Bride Of Sea Of Tunes
Posts: 17241
Joined: 17 Oct 2010, 14:10
Location: The Nether World

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

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 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/
The invisible and the non-existing very much look alike.

User avatar
souphound
World Class Ignoramus
Posts: 24420
Joined: 27 Oct 2003, 19:49
Location: Tralfamadore, with Montana Wildhack

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.
Footy wrote:Last week, I discovered that the cordless drill I bought about 5 years ago is, in fact, a cordless screwdiver.