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Expressions you'd like to see retired
stuff-o-rama
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Posted: 2004-09-14 7:11 pm   Permalink

Gigantalope wrote these on the "favorite expressions" thread.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=10863&forum=6&start=15
It inspired me to start a expressions to retire thread.

Quote:
I was thinking up some of mine, and all I could think of were the one's I hate which are overused...nice companion to this topic

Metrosexual

Re-Inventing themselves

Wellness

Athletisiciam

In Da House

makes me grouchy just listing them



Let's start with:

"Thinking outside the box"
"Taking it to the next level"
"I'm so over it"
"Carbs"

....next!

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foamy
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Posted: 2004-09-14 7:30 pm   Permalink

"I want these colors to pop!" Arrrgh!

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johntiki
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Posted: 2004-09-14 7:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

"Taking it to the next level"



Being an editor in TV news this is without a doubt the most overused, cliche soundbite from any athlete, coach or manager. It drives me insane!


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Gigantalope
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Posted: 2004-09-14 7:50 pm   Permalink

besides wanting to knock the spleen out of anyone using "Happy Camper", I hate any business that begins with an X or Z and ends in "Solutions"

It's not just the phrase, but the it's insertion...People from NY (maybe boston and Philly too)ask a question that's AKSHULLY a statment, and as you begin to answer...the yell Huh? HUH?


 
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Feelin' Zombified
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Posted: 2004-09-14 7:58 pm   Permalink

a recent supervisor of mine (who was let go) used the term PROACTIVE constantly. Every time I heard it I'd flashback to the Simpsons episode where the Itchy & Scratchy writers responded to their bosses by saying, "'Proactive?' Isn't that just a word that stupid people say to make themselves seem more important?"

And I'd quietly chuckle

-Z

BTW, speaking of the Simpsons, this topic reminds me of Life In Hell's Forbidden Words of 19XX (fill in any year)

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Satan's Sin
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Posted: 2004-09-14 8:03 pm   Permalink

"Potential red flag."

If I hear that again, I think I'm going to scream. Or just say: "can't we say 'problem'?"

Oh, wait. Sorry. I meant "challenge."

Someone at Johnson & Johnson told me they have to call their bosses "thought leaders." I wonder if that's still the case.

I remember ages ago going to "Total Quality Management" training and then going to my boss and asking him if he wanted it explained. He said he already understood TQM. "It means 'layoffs,' pal."

And oh yes. "Data rich and information poor." Whenever I hear that, I always think of Lincoln's words: "that is a political obfuscation, as opposed to an honest lie."
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Gigantalope
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Posted: 2004-09-14 8:06 pm   Permalink

Oh oh oh!
how could we have passed over...

"XTREEEEM"


 
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Doctor Z
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Posted: 2004-09-14 8:25 pm   Permalink

Here's about 8 pages worth... http://tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=4303&forum=6
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The Sperm Whale
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Posted: 2004-09-14 9:24 pm   Permalink

I hate the expressions:
"Alternative" - Music, Books, Medicine, Dance,
and also "Cutting Edge"

Those expresions just don't mean anything to me anymore!!!
Later,
Spermy

Oh yeah, "New Age"

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stuff-o-rama
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Posted: 2004-09-14 9:31 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-09-14 20:25, Doctor Z wrote:
Here's about 8 pages worth... http://tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=4303&forum=6




Oops! My Bad!

(you can add that one to the list as well)
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Doctor Z
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Posted: 2004-09-14 9:43 pm   Permalink

No worries! (there's another one...) It's just a quick way of instantly expanding this thread!!

When my students (5th graders) say "my bad", I make them stand up and apologize to the class for using incorrect and unacceptable language.

Drives me up the f*ckin' wall, I tell ya...
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dogbytes
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Posted: 2004-09-14 10:19 pm   Permalink



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bananabobs
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Posted: 2004-09-14 11:09 pm   Permalink

When I hear an immigrant replace the word "any" with "no" as in
"I don't seen no cops" I about loose it!

I heard a Yuppie order a coffee at Starbucks once, "Non-fat soy latte, extra hot, no foam, extra sprikels, Grande in a venti cup, I left before slapping him and I get my coffee at 7-11 now!

Other yuppie favorites,
Ramp up
slippery slope
doable
pencil me in
I want to be sure we are on the same page.

ya know, I think I better quit now, I am getting irritated!
Same page! hell you aint even in the same book, grrrrrrrrrrr
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Bamboo Dude
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Posted: 2004-09-14 11:16 pm   Permalink

"Waaaazzzzzuuuuuup?"

"Dude" (my daughters call each other and their friends "dude". A guy is a dude, a girl is not.)


 
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Posted: 2004-09-14 11:31 pm   Permalink

Do Lunch
Window treatments (they're just f'n curtains)
Ice chips


 
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