also, how about the phrase "New and Improved" - if it's new, it can't be 'improved' because there's nothing old to improve upon; likewise, if it's improved, there's something old that was of lower quality so it can't be new
speaking of improved, who tastes the dog food to see if it really is improved flavor? and speaking of flavor, why isn't there mouse flavored cat food?
and speaking of cats.....why hasn't rabidpotatochip visited this thread yet?
After Monday and Tuesday, even the rest of the week goes W T F
Vetted: As in, "His VP choice was not properly vetted".
Sick and tired of this one.
Another one that bothers me is "irregardless"???
New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to
work with, the richer we become.
--Kurt Vonnegut Breakfast of Champions
Any word that ends in the letter z as a plural to make it seem "cutsie".
The use of X to denote extreme and suddenly important.
"Hockey mom" will be one that has about 3 more weeks of usage before it needs to be added.
"The only way you're going to die is if I kill you. Your bomb's not going off." Jack Bauer
A word that some 2-bit marking intern came up with recently that really bugs me is "staycation". Whoever though that up (as well as whoever uses it) needs to look up the definition of "vacate" and realize that if you leave your normal location, whether you've gone thousands of miles or tens of miles, you have vacated that location.
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I vote "yo" -- you sound like a ghetto wannabe, nitwit. (and put your hat on straight!)
and "biatch" -- don't be stupid. Everyone knows what word it is, just freakin say it!
As in: "I was pimpin my Civic down the highway -- and this biatch in a Mustang went by so fast my spinnahs an vinyls came off, yo!"
Hate the word, hate chronology as a sorting criteria, hate their stupid fonts.
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Not quite words, but more phrases... The BBC did a survey of management speak gobbledygook: my favourite was "you can't turn a tanker around with a speed boat change"
One phrase that gets wheeled out regularly at work is "you can't polish a turd" - mildly entertaining the first time you hear it but after the 10,000th repetition
'A good man is not a perfect man; a good man is an honest man, faithful, and unhesitatingly responsive to the voice of God in his life.' - John Fischer
My suggestion comes w/ a bit of a restriction. Athletes being interviewed post game cannot use the following combination of words:
"First I'd like to thank the Lord and savior..." or "All praise to Allah..."
or any variation of the above.
Don't have a problem with giving thanks. Just when done by super, extra mega-paid prima donnas trying to show us little people how pious and humble they really are.
-Shep abides :cool:
That rug really tied the room together.
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I heard Maas is good for turd polishing too.
"Eat it Grandpa."
"Sick" - I always get confused when a person refers to something/someone as sick. How can something extremely unpleasant be good at the same time?
"Going forward" - My ex-boss used to say this every other sentence. Grr.
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"God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die." - Bill Watterson.