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Annoying Cliches 2020

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by uriah1, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. GGardner

    GGardner Friend of Leo's

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    "So..." "To me..."


    Jane, will the senator's proposal work?

    "So, the senator said a lot of things..."


    Jim, do you agree?

    "To me, the senator is trying to..."
     
  2. Greggorios

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    “No problem.”...as a knee jerk response to any question, statement or declaration. As in: “I’m going to the store.”...”No problem.”...”Problem??? I didn’t ask you if it was a problem or not or ask for your permission. I simply informed you.”
     
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  3. John Backlund

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    Or the even shorter version...

    "Jus say'n", though it's only one letter shorter.
     
  4. Musekatcher

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    I dislike the new continuous use of "right" with an uptalk, as an influencer to make you understand: "If you turn your guitar volume down, but increase the amp volume, right(?) you can get a different frequency response without changing pickups, right? And you also have more volume control at the guitar, like when you need to boost during a solo, right? And you run your tone lower too, right(?), making sure you don't fool yourself into running too much treble, because your ear will favor too much treble when your at home, right?" None of the uses of "right" or the uptalk or questioning inflection are genuine, the speaker isn't interested in your opinion at all, they are using it to force you to accept their opinion. I started seeing and hearing this about a year ago, at work, and now I'm seeing it on TV and interviews, etc.
     
  5. John Backlund

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    Yep, starting off a response with "So,...." is driving me nuts (figuratively).
     
  6. John Backlund

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    Fixed it for you.
     
  7. BigDaddyLH

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    What did we do before we could "curate" everything?
     
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    Another one: "going forward..." -- is there another direction in time open to me?
     
  9. mexicanyella

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    I’m hearing “in the weeds” a lot, to describe getting off track and mired in irrelevant excessive detail. Seems like a good problem to have a word for, but “in the weeds” bugs me.
     
  10. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Friend of Leo's

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    I know. Right?
     
  11. Musekatcher

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    Reminds me of the much overused, over-defined "lean forward". Which is hidden code for guessing/gambling.
     
  12. Blues Twanger

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    Lists of things as content
     
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    In this climate
    In these unprecedented times
     
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    Again, new normal, its contradictory, if it's new it's not normal, if it's normal it's not new!
     
  15. gusfinley

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    "Just Sayin"...

    Or in other words:

    "If I were a nicer person and cared about your feelings I wouldn't say this, but I'm not as nice as I should be, so I said that and I don't want you to make me feel bad about it."
     
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    Polling data... followed by nothing better than a wild guess.
     
  17. loco gringo

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    Not a cliche, but the use of the word pivot is out of control. I heard a person on our Governor's panel say this the other day, "eight of our school systems are using some sort of pivot". I wanted to shoot the radio in my truck, maybe because it was the 8th or 10th time that day I had heard someone use the word. Please stop pivoting!
     
  18. gusfinley

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    "Best Day ever!"

    Really? You ate a delicious cupcake and now you are declaring this as the best day in your life this far - more so than say your wedding or the birth of your child?
     
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    "I'm good."

    I've been teaching my young boys that that is not a appropriate response. If you are offered something you don't want say "No, Thank you."
     
  20. gusfinley

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    "You've got this!"

    That's right. Even though 50 other people are applying for the same job, you don't even need to show up to the interview because you've already won - because I said so.
     
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