Unsurprisingly, my st00pid sister does a ton of that. When the last couple of episodes of Disney In Space came out, she suddenly rewrote her childhood so that she has "always been" a Star Wars fan.
(Funny, the way the rest of us remember it, she said I was a loser because I liked sci fi.)
How very Revenge of the Nerds of her...
1) "Figures, you like Star Wars now that it sucks."
2) "Now that Disney owns Star Wars they are gearing their movies to a more child like audience."
But yeah, if you take the retroactive lying out of the equation, Disney In Space is more her speed.
Two possibilities; The first, she is saying "I always liked that" and by "I always liked that" she means she has liked it since it has become popular or her husband likes it. The second possibility is she has always liked Star Wars but couldn't admit it because she didn't want to look like a geek/nerd/dweeb in front of her friends.
In either case steal her cookies when Mom isn't looking.
Over use of the phrase "here is what you need to know", here is what you need to know.
STOP, please fucking STOP.
TEXT CLIENT LINK: https://goo.gl/ZUQWZL
... and also ....
Better than the "Starship Troopers" movie's "Do you want to know more?"
From most sites it would be better phrased "here's what we want you to think"
That is exactly what I thought they were saying. That link still works, but the stories change.
The Top 40 Most Cringeworthy Used Phrases at the Office:
- Give 110 percent
- Think outside the box
- Hammer it out
- Heavy lifting
- Throw them under the bus
- Don't count your chickens before they've hatched
- Pushing the envelope
- Let the cat out of the bag
- Let's circle back
- Win-win situation
- Blue-sky thinking
- Boil the ocean
- Low-hanging fruit
- Take it to the next level
- Barking up the wrong tree
- Going forward
- Let's ballpark this
- Run this up the flagpole
- Back to square one
- There's no I in team
- Back to the drawing board
- Paradigm shift
- Elephant in the room
- Raise the bar
- Drill down
- Best thing since sliced bread
- Deep dive
- Skin in the game
- Reach out
- Touch base
- Play hardball
- Don't reinvent the wheel
- Kept in the loop
- The bottom line
- Down the road
- I'll loop you in
- Hit the nail on the head
- Team player
Often, they even appear in the same sentence. "If you don't give 110%, you're not a team player."
One that I see missing is "getting into the weeds" (refers to working on the mechanical details of something, often used in the context of desiring not to do that during a high level conversation).
And of course there's a whole other vernacular associated with conference calls...
Stop saying "leak", it is called a "press release".
When two things are related, stop saying that they "dovetail" into each other.
There are no doves here. Sometimes two things are simply related.