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Phrases/terms that need to be retired immediately

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8 minutes ago, Buffaloes said:
2 hours ago, Binky The Doormat said:

and when they wear things they like to say they are "rockin" them  

Bolded sumbitted for retirement. 

Also calling someone who is not an actual rock star a rock star

related "Portlandia" sketch ...though it is more dominated by the guys doing the punchable "medieval pleasantries" thing ...ughhh

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26 minutes ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

Why has nobody mentioned "doggo" yet?

that's cringe-worthy

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40 minutes ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

Why has nobody mentioned "doggo" yet?

Snoopo Doggo?

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3 hours ago, Binky The Doormat said:

and when they wear things they like to say they are "rockin" them  

:bag:

I've definitely said this on more than one occasion.  

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I love this thread. It's one of the few things out there right now that make me feel truly blessed in that I have never heard 90% of the things people bring up here.

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6 minutes ago, DallasDMac said:

I love this thread. It's one of the few things out there right now that make me feel truly blessed in that I have never heard 90% of the things people bring up here.

aren't you around 80 though?  

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11 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

aren't you around 80 though?  

Close. But I imagine it is tied more to my lack of a FB account.

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The CEO of Starbucks was on CNBC yesterday and kept saying, "our handcrafted beverages."  After the third time I jumped out of my first floor window.      

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6 hours ago, Captain Cranks said:

The CEO of Starbucks was on CNBC yesterday and kept saying, "our handcrafted beverages."  After the third time I jumped out of my first floor window.      

My wife is a supervisor/barista at the 'bucks.  I'll have to ask her if she considers what she makes "handcrafted".  

Edit:  Yup, that's definitely a company buzzword and she feels that what she produces would be called "handcrafted".  No other way to say it, really.  :coffee:

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So a wine company that crushes grapes the old fashioned way.  Would that be considered "footcrafted"?

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1 hour ago, nirad3 said:
7 hours ago, Captain Cranks said:

The CEO of Starbucks was on CNBC yesterday and kept saying, "our handcrafted beverages."  After the third time I jumped out of my first floor window.      

My wife is a supervisor/barista at the 'bucks.  I'll have to ask her if she considers what she makes "handcrafted".  

Edit:  Yup, that's definitely a company buzzword and she feels that what she produces would be called "handcrafted".  No other way to say it, really.  :coffee:

if they can't use their hands, how else are they supposed to make my overpriced slushee?

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On 7/28/2020 at 9:57 AM, Maurile Tremblay said:

Why has nobody mentioned "doggo" yet?

Fur-babies  :wall:

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5 minutes ago, Drunken knight said:

Fur-babies  :wall:

The worst.  Usually said by people who have no lives.

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7 hours ago, Captain Cranks said:

The CEO of Starbucks was on CNBC yesterday and kept saying, "our handcrafted beverages."  After the third time I jumped out of my first floor window.      

this tweet from @dril killed me:

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epic ; supreme court rules nabisco is legally allowed to label their products as "Homemade" after forcing the employees to live at the factory

 

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8 hours ago, Captain Cranks said:

The CEO of Starbucks was on CNBC yesterday and kept saying, "our handcrafted beverages."  After the third time I jumped out of my first floor window.      

:lmao:

 

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19 minutes ago, Drunken knight said:

Fur-babies  :wall:

This one is awful, but I think both "doggo" and "pupper" should be allowed.

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“Socialize” - pretty sure this is a Honda but it has all of a sudden became the word our management is using in every conversation. “Hey Doug, when you talk to ‘client x’, just socialize the plan  for them to give us more advance notice on project resource requests.”

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1 minute ago, Phil Elliott said:

“Socialize” - pretty sure this is a Honda but it has all of a sudden became the word our management is using in every conversation. “Hey Doug, when you talk to ‘client x’, just socialize the plan  for them to give us more advance notice on project resource requests.”

that is awful

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3 minutes ago, Phil Elliott said:

“Socialize” - pretty sure this is a Honda but it has all of a sudden became the word our management is using in every conversation. “Hey Doug, when you talk to ‘client x’, just socialize the plan  for them to give us more advance notice on project resource requests.”

No.

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22 minutes ago, Franknbeans said:

it is what it is...

 

 

 

 

 

is it, really?

especially those people who really think they are saying something terribly meaningful/philosophical when they use it

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2 hours ago, Franknbeans said:

it is what it is...

 

I use this at work on occasion....if there's an existing and immutable site condition that makes anything we want to do impossible.

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2 hours ago, Franknbeans said:

it is what it is...

 

 

is it, really?

 

2 hours ago, Binky The Doormat said:

especially those people who really think they are saying something terribly meaningful/philosophical when they use it

I agree it's awful if you say it as some kind of deep statement. I will cop to saying "it is what it is" but never trying to be clever. It is always trying to get someone to just accept a situation and move on. For example, a co-worker complaining to me about some new procedure that we have to do at work that I don't actually think is a big deal. "Yeah, I hear you. It does suck but I guess it is what it is." I am just trying to end the conversation or at least move it to a new topic. 

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Just now, Ilov80s said:

 

I agree it's awful if you say it as some kind of deep statement. I will cop to saying "it is what it is" but never trying to be clever. It is always trying to get someone to just accept a situation and move on. For example, a co-worker complaining to me about some new procedure that we have to do at work that I don't actually think is a big deal. "Yeah, I hear you. It does suck but I guess it is what it is." I am just trying to end the conversation or at least move it to a new topic. 

only acceptable use

we like to call that an "idiot ender"

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2 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

only acceptable use

we like to call that an "idiot ender"

I find it works really well for that because it's so pointless and adds so much nothing that it's hard to even respond to. 

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Also, let us be clear that "it is what it is" should not be confused with, "It's what it is". Subtle distinction that only a native English speaker could understand. 

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5 hours ago, Binky The Doormat said:
5 hours ago, Ilov80s said:

 

I agree it's awful if you say it as some kind of deep statement. I will cop to saying "it is what it is" but never trying to be clever. It is always trying to get someone to just accept a situation and move on. For example, a co-worker complaining to me about some new procedure that we have to do at work that I don't actually think is a big deal. "Yeah, I hear you. It does suck but I guess it is what it is." I am just trying to end the conversation or at least move it to a new topic. 

only acceptable use

we like to call that an "idiot ender"

Yep. I believe a great wise man of the 20th century used a 1st person variant of this quite often.

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11 hours ago, Franknbeans said:

it is what it is...

I don’t use it often but when I do it’s as a polite way of saying “Deal with it.”.  

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On 7/28/2020 at 12:57 PM, Maurile Tremblay said:

Why has nobody mentioned "doggo" yet?

I say pupper. 

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13 hours ago, Phil Elliott said:

“Socialize” - pretty sure this is a Honda but it has all of a sudden became the word our management is using in every conversation. “Hey Doug, when you talk to ‘client x’, just socialize the plan  for them to give us more advance notice on project resource requests.”

If someone said that to me, I’d ask them to rephrase their question in words regular people use. 

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15 hours ago, Phil Elliott said:

“Socialize” - pretty sure this is a Honda but it has all of a sudden became the word our management is using in every conversation. “Hey Doug, when you talk to ‘client x’, just socialize the plan  for them to give us more advance notice on project resource requests.”

I can't even figure out what that word is supposed to mean in this context.  Probably just as well.

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19 minutes ago, IvanKaramazov said:

I can't even figure out what that word is supposed to mean in this context.  Probably just as well.

They obviously want the government to take over the planning and production of something or other, but in that example, it's hard to say what.

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12 hours ago, Ilov80s said:

I find it works really well for that because it's so pointless and adds so much nothing that it's hard to even respond to. 

Yes, it sounds like a mute point.

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The phrase "it is what it is" seems dismissively flippant. People should make clear what they really mean -- that the ontological characteristics constituting a thing's cardinal essence are, in the present situation, fundamentally more resolute than malleable.

Is that so hard to say?

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2 hours ago, Tom Servo said:

I say pupper. 

Oh do ya now

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2 hours ago, CGRdrJoe said:

melting...

 

you got something against fondue?  :boxing:

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7 hours ago, CGRdrJoe said:

Oh do ya now

Yes.  I.  Do.  :boxing:

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10 hours ago, Tom Servo said:

If someone said that to me, I’d ask them to rephrase their question in words regular people use. 

Amen.

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On 7/30/2020 at 4:58 PM, Phil Elliott said:

“Socialize” - pretty sure this is a Honda but it has all of a sudden became the word our management is using in every conversation. “Hey Doug, when you talk to ‘client x’, just socialize the plan  for them to give us more advance notice on project resource requests.”

If my boss said that to me, I'd sign up for Facebook under a pseudonym and make a page for the plan. Then email the link to the client. Maybe with a  cc: for the boss. "Hey boss, totally socialized the plan."

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1 hour ago, Tom Servo said:

Yes.  I.  Do.  :boxing:

End of the lane way, don’t come up the property

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This political season will be full of these cute little phrases, all can go away ASAP.

 

- Trump/Biden's America

- Right/Wrong side of history

- Data Driven approach based on science - Heres looking at you Gov Whitmer

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Posted (edited)

I'm going to submit that this one be strangled in the cradle:  TWINDEMIC.

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The term “twindemic” was first introduced—to the general public, at least—by The New York Times in an article published on August 16. The Times credits L.J. Tan, PhD, as an "early promoter of the term." Tan is the chief strategy officer for the Immunization Action Coalition, a nonprofit group that works to increase vaccination rates.

It's just the sort of word that the purveyors of fear porn will use heavily and often, nonstop.

 

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Spooky Season. John Oliver just introduced me to this stupid generic phrase. I regret ever hearing it spoken. 

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I'm fairly sure I've already posted this here, but I still can't stand when people sign off emails with "Best".  Drives me absolutely crazy.  Dunno why.  

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11 hours ago, Tom Servo said:

I'm going to submit that this one be strangled in the cradle:  TWINDEMIC.

It's just the sort of word that the purveyors of fear porn will use heavily and often, nonstop.

 

Total bull#### too.  I would expect the precautions everyone is talking will keep flu numbers way down this year.

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2 hours ago, shuke said:

Total bull#### too.  I would expect the precautions everyone is talking will keep flu numbers way down this year.

If everyone were doing that, we wouldn't have either one.

And "twindemic" sounds like it came from The Shining.

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