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[#] Tue Oct 06 2015 23:38:06 EDT from ax25

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I have always had the urge to [kill someone | throw up] when I hear the phrase - "touch base".



[#] Wed Oct 07 2015 07:39:34 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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All your base are being touched.

[Ew.]



[#] Fri Oct 09 2015 19:45:30 EDT from zooer

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This isn't stop saying that, this is stop doing that.

 

You are backing out of a parking space, there is a large vehicle blocking your view of one side.  Stop being that ashhole that honks his horn spastically and gives you a dirty "WTF ARE YOU DOING?!!!" look.  No, I didn't see you with that large thing blocking my way.



[#] Thu Oct 29 2015 10:58:29 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Your car should be fitted with angry-horn-seeking missiles.

[#] Fri Oct 30 2015 03:49:47 EDT from Wild Will

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Used to work at a place where one of the Big wigs would always stop be to "touch base" with you.  UGH Used have good dreams about punching him in the mouth



[#] Fri Nov 06 2015 11:36:01 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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There's a middle manager over here that constantly gets harassed by everyone for using the phrase "level set."

[#] Tue Jan 12 2016 13:35:39 EST from zooer

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"Selling like hotcakes!"



[#] Thu Jan 21 2016 02:54:36 EST from ryan42

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"...can you imagine?"

I can, but I won't.

[#] Mon Mar 07 2016 15:05:01 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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"It is what it is."

Stop saying that.  It's a redundant observation in literally any situation.



[#] Tue Mar 08 2016 05:05:53 EST from triLcat

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Mon Mar 07 2016 15:05:01 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

"It is what it is."

Stop saying that.  It's a redundant observation in literally any situation.



What am I supposed to say when I say "Yeah, I have fibromyalgia, so I have pain all over my body all the time"
and they say "Oh, I'm so sorry"

There's no actual answer to that that doesn't sound absurd. Mostly I say "that's life" which isn't any more useful than "it is what it is"  



[#] Thu Mar 10 2016 09:19:07 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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That's easy.  When they say "I'm sorry" you say "You should be!  You ruined my life!"  And then run out of the room screaming.



[#] Thu Aug 04 2016 11:03:26 EDT from zooer

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There is something I have noticed people saying for a long time and it is starting to drive me crazy.  It is very common, family members do it, I heard people in stores doing it.  I asked a friend about this and he says he has not noticed it.  It is very subtle, people saying "yeah no...." when they start a sentence.  It is usually used to change as subject, or for a person to make a point.  The "yeah" is acknowledging what the other person is saying, the "no" is a transition from what the other person is saying to a contradiction or a negative statement.. 

For example I was in the store the other day trying to get down the isle, a guy was talking on his cell phone.  I don't know what the other person was saying but the guy says, "yeah no I can't because I am at the store right now."

This "yeah no" thing has to stop.  There is no pause, it is almost one word.

 



[#] Thu Aug 04 2016 11:22:14 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold

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No problem instead of you're welcome. Drives me nuts.

[#] Thu Aug 04 2016 14:07:32 EDT from wizard of aahz

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No problem.

[#] Thu Aug 04 2016 14:38:39 EDT from zooer

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Da nada.  



[#] Fri Aug 05 2016 11:05:50 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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No problem instead of you're welcome. Drives me nuts.

Both are legit, but it conveys an attitude about the speaker's perception of the action for which they are being thanked. The best criticism of "no problem" that I've heard was from someone who said it dismisses the person's thankfulness.

I often use "my pleasure" which is of course shorthand for "It has been my pleasure to perform the action for which you are thanking me."

Irregardless of which you prefer, the store clerk should always thank you when you are buying a pant.

[#] Fri Aug 05 2016 17:03:25 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold

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Irregardless of which you prefer, the store clerk should always thank

you when you are buying a pant.


<mind breaks>

[#] Sun Aug 14 2016 19:08:25 EDT from zooer

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Fri Aug 05 2016 11:05:50 AM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
Irregardless 

regardless.



[#] Wed Aug 17 2016 17:01:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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The previous post begs the question of whether zooer understands that I'm deliberately misusing the language.

[#] Thu Aug 18 2016 09:49:23 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Wed Aug 17 2016 05:01:23 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
The previous post begs the question of whether zooer understands that I'm deliberately misusing the language.

Perhaps....but Zoo would have corrected you irregardless, just because it's fun.