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

    There are words and phrases that when I hear them are like fingernails sliding down a chalkboard or feel like an abcessed tooth. These are a few I currently detest. What phrases or words drives you to drink?

    "At the end of the day"
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    "My momma always said you got to put the past behind you before you can move on." Forrest Gump

    "The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner

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

    "Same difference"

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

    My boss says irregardless a lot. In my head I scream, "THAT IS NOT A WORD!"
    Architects do it with models.

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

    I haven't been there "in a minute." I ain't seen Johnny "in a minute."

    Drives me up the wall.

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

    It is what it is (well duh!)

    The Braves are two and one-half games out (good, I thought they might two and two-half out)

    In an interview before his death (no kidding)

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

    Yeah I know right?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CullmanTide View Post
    Yeah I know right?
    THIS!

    I have a few people that are close to me that fell into saying that quite often a few months ago. Thankfully, that has passed, as I don't know how much longer I could have taken it.

    I guess at the end of the day it is what it is.
    Oderint dum metuant - Lucius Accius

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

    Noun verb agreement (singular versus plural), and subjective versus objective nouns ("with you and I" drives me crazy).

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

    We need to focus.
    "Does that make sense?"
    The bottom line is
    This gives us great synergy
    "My momma always said you got to put the past behind you before you can move on." Forrest Gump

    "The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tide1986 View Post
    Noun verb agreement (singular versus plural), and subjective versus objective nouns ("with you and I" drives me crazy).
    She and myself.
    "My momma always said you got to put the past behind you before you can move on." Forrest Gump

    "The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner

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

    Any word or phrase out of my MiL's mouth.

    Victory... does not depend entirely upon numbers or mere courage; only skill and discipline will insure it. - Vegetius

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

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    It is what it is (well duh!)

    The Braves are two and one-half games out (good, I thought they might two and two-half out)

    In an interview before his death (no kidding)
    I have no issue with "it is what it is". I use it regularly when circumstances cannot be reversed.

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

    Saying, "Right?!?" at the end of every sentence. I don't know if it's more grating than the incessant "you know" that it apparently replaced or not. It's a close call...right?!?

    Using the reflexive unnecessarily and inappropriately. As in Gray Tide's post #10 above.

    Using "I" in the objective case. As in, "John went to the beach with Jane and I." "I" is a nominative noun. John and I went to the beach with Jane. But John went to the beach with Jane and ME. [dammit]

    Not knowing the difference between, "your" and, "you're."

    Saying, "If I would have known..." It's, "If I had known...." For the record, "If I'd have known," is just as bad. It's a contraction of the mangled phrasing.
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