Words, phrases & expressions you hate

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Maninblack, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    A while ago a few of us middle managers would take it in turns to introduce a made up corporate-type word into meetings lead by some senior twerp to see if they started to use it. As they were so up themselves it didn't catch on, so we put a copy of this book in their in-tray....

  2. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    'low hanging fruits'.
  3. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    One life, live it.

    The sticker that you see high flying professionals wizzing around the A-roads of the Home Counties with. Usually seen in your rear view mirror as he impatiently sits on your bumper. These stickers are attached to the windscreen of their top-of-the range, special edition Landrover Discovery. No doubt it’s to make others believe that they’re free spirits, living life right on the edge when in reality they’re as interesting and independent as Arthur Rudge.
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  4. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    The worst thing about "your call is important to us please stay on the line" is the 45 second interval between repetitions. The music stops and you believe incorrectly some **** has picked up the phone. By the 30th time when they do pick up you e got so used to telling the message to **** off you ****, you tell the poor sod responding the same.
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  5. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    “Get you...”
    As in “Ooooh - ‘..not subject to negation.’ - get yooou.”
  6. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    The strange millennial phrase 'my bad'. It doesn't make sense.
    'My' - possessive pronoun requiring a noun; e.g. 'my cat' = 'the cat belonging to me'.
    'Bad' - adjective also requiring a noun to describe; e.g. 'bad cat' = one who defecates in your garden and pretends to cover it up.
    Of course both of these can share the same noun; e.g. 'my bad cat' = the one who presents me with a dead bird at the bottom of the stairs first thing in the morning.
    People who use this phrase surely mean 'my mistake', i.e. an apology, so just say that. It's only one extra syllable.
    (I do realise we have the Americans to blame for this.)
  7. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I like this one. Puts me in mind of:

  8. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    I work in travel and sometimes are asked what is your reference. They mean what is your name. Why do they ask this? I always say what do you mean my reference? Very odd and strangely irritating.
  9. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist


    It makes me cringe whenever I hear someone use it. Trying to be cool but just sounding like a bell end.

    The only thing worse is then people add "...not!" onto the end of a sentence.
  10. Simmos

    Simmos First Year Pro

    "So well basically, you know, this is like literally the best thread EVER......and like, you know, at the end of the day it is like literally......night"
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  11. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    People who say "Set a president" instead of "Set a precedent"

    I dont hate it though, it tickles me. Much like people who says "Hospiddle" instead of "Hospital".
  12. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

  13. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    I used to have a boss who used to say "Absolutely" all the time when someone said something and it drove me mad.

    After all these years still the worst response ever.
  14. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    The defeatist phrase of this millennium:

    It is what is is. We’ll have to just get on with it.

    A poor adaptation of Popeye’s phrase ‘I yam what I yam, and I that’s what I yam ’
  15. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Can you think of any other pacific examples?
  16. wimbornet

    wimbornet First Year Pro

    Yep... my boss says “expresso” - i don’t know why it annoys me so much.
  17. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    your an idiot m8 that was René Descartes (1596-1650)
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  18. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Littlest son's teacher at a recent parents evening: my ears pricked-up when I noticed she couldn't pronounce "eligible" correctly so I, naturally, dropped "eligibility", "illegibility", "accessible" and "accessibility" and "legible" into the conversation and, to my delight, discovered she couldn't pronounce any of those 'properly' either.
  19. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    And ur dislexick. He was 1956-1650.
  20. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    i fink their 4 u am rong m8
  21. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    I know, I'm a blessing in the skies.
  22. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    For all intensive purposes we get what you are trying to say (except Skyla, I have a lot of problems with her) We are supposevly speaking the same language.
  23. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Someone needs to drop a newkiller bomb on him.
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  24. BREXIT.

    Just the actual word, not what it stands for.
  25. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Never heard of it? :)

    What gets me is that when terms like Brexit first appear they are instantly a part of the language. I dont recall anyone explaining what it meant or saying "this new term people are using" Nor do i remember anyone saying "what does that mean?" These thing just appear fully formed and no one questions it because they dont want to seem to be behind the times or uniformed.
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  26. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Those "clever"derogatory names for football clubs. Think it all started with Chelski.. now we have names for practically all of them.. Manure, Muff, Wet Spam or the coverall.. Chavscum. These are about as amusing as getting stuffed by Liverpoo!

    While i'm at it.. nicknames for footballers. "nice one Doucs!"
    My rule is that first names are are ok once a player has been around long enough.. a term of acceptance. Nicknames should be reserved for use among the players or their associates. The only exception to this should be if a player has a hard to pronounce name.
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  27. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Totally agree on this. Even Bliar and Camoron are just juvenile
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  28. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun First Year Pro

    "This song is fire"

    The English language is being regurgitated thanks to Instagram.
  29. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun First Year Pro

    Hearing people shouting "Daryl!" from the stands always makes me laugh for some reason.
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  30. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    If you're a TV commentator, all foreign names are difficult to pronounce. And if you're on here, some names are difficult to spell or too long to tap out on your phone when you've got other important things to do (such as earning your salary).

    (This was meant to be a reply to Stevohorn but I can't be arsed to move it because I've got something else to do, reading about the Tory meltdown over Brexit.)
  31. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Fair enough Un's..
    commentators don't use nicknames though. They are taught the pronunciation of difficult names and generally do an ok job of it.
    Writing down a shortened players name or nickname is one thing.. but i'm really thinking of people using them in conversation or shouting them out at games. I understand why people do but it doesn't stop me thinking they sound like they know all the players personally. Plus i can't think of any of our current squad who's name is so difficult i couldn't have a decent stab at saying it.
    Anyway i'm not saying it's a big deal.. just pointing out one of the idiosyncrasies of football supporters.
  32. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    Bobby P. Richie. Gerry. Mapps. Fossie. Gomey. Caps. Clevs. Kabs. Holly.

    The only one we should call is kiko instead of femenia because he wears that on his shirt.
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  33. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Absolutely hate it when commentators refer to players by their first name only. Tyler and Gray would never to refer to Terry or Lampard by anything other than their first name. Frank this, John that. Hideous stuff.
  34. CYHSYF

    CYHSYF Academy Graduate

    'nom nom'

    Annoying is not the word
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  35. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    For some reason this reminded me of Merson when Arnautovic first came on the scene.

    “Good play by Autovic”
    “It’s “Arnautovic” Merse”
    “Is there more than on of him?”

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