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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    I HATE the word "Impactful." Hate it.
    It's already been mentioned but "irregardless" makes me want throw people through a plate glass window.

    Almost any trendy word that the youth have coined. "Trill" "Respek" "Fam" "OTP" "Bae" "Ship" (not used to refer to a nautical vessel) "Skrill" "Swag" "Woke"
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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    Improper verb conjugation (tense) is another one.

    Have ran, have ate, and have came drive me BSC. My head literally explodes when I hear them. <== See what I did right there?

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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    proactive

    The word is active. No, active does not include reactive. Reactive has always been the opposite of active. Proactive is a made up word created to sell a few million books.
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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    When I say: "Thank you." ---- and get the reply: "No problem."


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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    Misuse of the word "anymore" as in "That's just the way it is anymore".
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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    When I say: "Thank you." ---- and get the reply: "No problem."

    Don't ever let me do anything for you then,

    I say You're Welcome as well but sometimes mix it up with "It's no problem" or something along those lines.

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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    Somebody tells you or another to calm down. To me that's gasoline on a fire.

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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    Oh, goodness, there are so many...

    Several have been covered already, including your versus you're, irregardless, and "I could care less." In addition...

    (Some of these are written form only.)

    Using apostrophes for plurality. No. No. NO. NO! NOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Affect versus effect.

    Confusing i.e., i.e., that is, and e.g., i.e., for example, e.g., "Sometimes I like putting a condiment on my hot dog, i.e., ketchup or mustard." - which means that you are literally saying there are only two condiments in the world from which to choose: ketchup or mustard.

    Peak versus pique. Nothing "peaks your interest."

    Using "alot" - which is not a word - or "allot" - which is a word with an entirely different meaning - when you're trying to say "a lot."

    Insure versus ensure.

    Calling something ironic when it is simply just coincidental or unfortunate and not actually ironic.

    Misusing literally, e.g., "That scared me so much I literally had a heart attack!" Um, no you didn't.

    Using "should of" or "could of."

    Double or triple negatives.


    Hearing someone say or reading someone having written something like "Gosh, that literally shocked me to death when I learned it 'cause I was like there weren't no way I could of not never known that!" makes me literally want to shoot that person in the face.
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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson1967 View Post
    "I could care less."
    Oh, so you do care.
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    This annoyed me until I heard that this is only the first half of the complete statement: "I could care less, but I don't know how"

    Quote Originally Posted by Elefantman View Post
    When someone starts a sentence with "actually ". Does this mean everything else you say is a lie?
    No, it means that whatever is being said is a correction to a misconception, or otherwise in contrast to some other proposition

    Quote Originally Posted by bamachile View Post
    proactive

    The word is active. No, active does not include reactive. Reactive has always been the opposite of active. Proactive is a made up word created to sell a few million books.
    This may very well be an overused buzzword, but 'proactive' has a specific meaning suggesting anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes that is not sufficiently captured by 'active' The opposite of active is 'inactive' 'dormant' or 'idle'
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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    Quote Originally Posted by Intl.Aperture View Post
    Almost any trendy word that the youth have coined. "Trill" "Respek" "Fam" "OTP" "Bae" "Ship" (not used to refer to a nautical vessel) "Skrill" "Swag" "Woke"
    If you're trying to say my posting style isn't on fleek we're going to have words.

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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    Quote Originally Posted by MattinBama View Post
    If you're trying to say my posting style isn't on fleek we're going to have words.
    If they can even be called such.

    They are basically colloquialism's retarded cousins.
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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    "War ____ Eagle!"
    "Roll ____ Tide!"

    The added word is not need and just makes those who use it sound like a good for nothing, backwoods redneck. Plus, that Updyke idiot used the Bama version way too much and he is the first thing I think of whenever someone says the same phrase.


    Guess I could add just plain old "War Eagle" to the list as well.

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    Re: Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

    "Having said that" or "That being said"

    I don't remember these being used until the last 15 years or so. I don't even know what they mean. In most cases, they are a complete waste of words; in some cases, I think they may replace the word "however". I can read a forum thread and these phrases will show up in 3 or 4 posts in a row.

    I do like how they can be used to completely disrespect someone just like "with all due respect". For example, "Jim's heart is in the right place; having said that, he is a complete idiot."

    The next 2 just bother me a little but get old fast.

    "At the end of the day"

    "When it's all said and done"


    "It is what it is"

    I've heard a guy on the radio that I keep waiting for him to get all of these into one sentence; I know he comes close. Having said that, at the end of the day, when it's all said and done, it is what it is.

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